Peak Serum Sponsors Strides for Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease For The Second Year
The last two years Peak Serum has supported the fight against Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease by sponsoring the CJD Foundation’s annual Strides for CJD fundraiser. The event’s 1-mile walkathon was held at Rolland Moore Park, Shelter #2 in Fort Collins on October 14, 2017 offering participants a t-shirt and family-friendly educational activities.
“Peak Serum has proudly supported the CJD Foundation at their annual Strides for CJD Foundation for the second year in a row,” said Tom Kutrubes, President and Founder of Peak Serum. “We hope our support helps find a cure and better the lives of people battling this disease.”
Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease is a rare, rapidly progressive neurodegenerative disease. There is no treatment or cure, and the disease is invariable fatal. The proceeds from the event go directly to the CJD Foundation General Fund, which supports advocacy, medical education, family support and research programs.
“In 2016, Strides for CJD helped over 1,200 community members and family members impacted by the disease,” said Kutrubes. “We hope to touch more each year through Strides for CJD.”
About CJD and Prion Diseases: Prion diseases are a group of rare, invariably fatal brain disorders. The best known of the prion diseases is Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD). CJD can impair memory, coordination, and vision, and causes mental and physical deterioration. There are no treatments and no cures. Two other prion diseases are called FFI (Fatal Familial Insomnia) and GSS (Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker Disease). Those are typically hereditary and have a slightly different progression.
About the CJD Foundation: The CJD Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, offers families affected by prion disease with a 7-day HelpLine, referrals, an annual conference and support groups. For more information call 800.659.1991 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.