Ways to Contribute

Many of our supporters are passionate about finding a cure for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and other prion diseases.

Watch this video to see how families help with outreach and education in their communities.

To learn more about what you can do to help, click a topic below:

Corporate Matching Gifts
 -- Many companies will match donations contributed to charities supported by their employees. If your company has a matching gift program, the CJD Foundation will be happy to assist you in completing the necessary paperwork. Call us at 1-800-659-1991.

Family Memorial Research Grants -- A family that signs an agreement for a $10,000 Memorial Research Grant may provide those funds by donating or fundraising.


Program Grants
 -- The programs of the CJD Foundation are made possible by generous support from many families who have been affected by CJD. If you would like to honor or remember your loved one by sponsoring one of our programs, email us at help@cjdfoundation.org.

Strides for CJD -- Strides for CJD is an annual run/walk to raise awareness of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), a rare neurodegenerative disease that has no treatment or cure.

Family Fundraisers
 -- Family members often ask, "How can I help raise funds to support the mission and programs of the CJD Foundation?" View photos from some popular fundraisers that were organized by relatives and friends of CJD patients.

CJD Foundation Store -- From life bracelets to registration for our annual Family Conference, you can purchase it all online -- and support the mission of the CJD Foundation.

Memory Quilt -- Our Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation Memory Quilt is a meaningful way to honor your loved one’s memory and to have a permanent reminder of the real people affected by this tragic disease. With your donation of $100, you can add a square to the Memory Quilt.

 -- With your help we can continue our mission to be here for every family who turns to us for help, whether by providing information, offering a referral for a second opinion, or supporting research aimed at finding a treatment and a cure for this terrible category of diseases.