Jack Wright

RAISED:

$12,600

GOAL:

$12,000

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    Walk Team 2013!

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    Members of the Hall High singing community will be singing the National Anthem again!

I'm the take it to the finish line type.

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Welcome to Jack Wright's Personal Page

Hi!

As many of you know, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes almost 6 years ago, when I was 11 years old. My disease wasn't caused by my eating too much Christmas candy or not getting enough exercise. Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune diesease that causes the pancreas to stop secreting the insulin that a body needs to regulate its blood sugar, and it can happen to anyone at any time. Having T1D means that I have to prick my fingers about 10 times a day to check my blood sugar, take insulin with a pump (the insulin goes into my body through an insertion site in my backside that I have to change every 2 days), and take extra precautions when I exercise, have a foodfest, or stress over a paper/exam or the Common App :)

Discovering a cure for Type 1 Diabetes would be so great! I look forward to the day when my family and I don't have to worry about my disease anymore. A cure would benefit the millions of people who suffer from T1D, and assure us long, healthy lives without complications.  

For the last 6 years, I have done everything in my power to help find a cure.  I help out at the annual Gala, give speeches at functions, help my Dad with the "Rallye for a Cure" (this year we raised over $11,000!), and am Captain to a Walk Team of 40+ friends and family members every Fall.

This is the 6th year my family, friends, and I will be walking with JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes!  This year, the Walk is on October 19th at Six Flags New England. Last year, we had 40 teammembers walk with our team, and raised over $19,000! With your help, I hope to have even MORE support this year! 

If you can walk with my team, The Jack Pack, on October 19th, then please register to walk with us and start collecting donations! Any walker who raises $50 in donations gets free admission to Six Flags for the day/night. Last year, we stayed til FrightFest was in full swing, and we all had a blast. So consider joining us, and raise as much money as you can!  

If you can't walk with us, please consider making a donation to support me and my team, and help me to achieve my personal goal of $15,000.  

Together, we can make the cure a reality!

Thanks!
Jack 

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WALK DETAILS

Date and time

October 19, 2014
Registration: 8:30 AM
Starts: 10:00 AM
Length of walk: 1.5 Miles

Location

Six Flags New England
Route 159, 1623 Main Street
Agawam, MA 01001

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CONTACT

Joseph DiMaggio
Email | (203) 248-1880

Greater Connecticut/Western MA Chapter
20 Batterson Park Rd.
3rd Floor
Farmington, CT 06032

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