What is CJD?
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) is a rare, fatal brain disorder within a group of illnesses called prion diseases. The incidence of CJD cases worldwide is one to two cases, per million individuals, per year. In the United States this statistic translates to nearly 500 new cases per year. There is one CJD death per every 6,000 to 10,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.
Seven Ways to Recognize International CJD Awareness Day:
- Write to your legislator to ask that Congress increase funding for CJD surveillance and research - contact Help@CJDFoundation.org to request a letter template or visit our Advocacy page.
- Educate your friends, physicians, and community about CJD with our CJD Fact Sheet.
- Remember those affected by visiting the CJD Memory Quilt.
- Wear purple to show your support!
- Add the International CJD Awareness Day frame to your Facebook photo.
- Share your story on social media using hashtags: #CureCJD #CJDFoundation #InternationalCJDAwarenessDay
- Raise funds by donating to the CJD Foundation's flash fundraiser for prion disease research. Every dollar given online through the International CJD Awareness Day fundraising page November 9 - 12, 2019 will be matched 1:1 and allocated to the International CJD Awareness Day research grant.
Thanks to iHeart Radio for helping raise awareness of CJD through the power of radio.
Listen and share these three 30-second radio spots that will be airing in the New Jersey tri-state area: