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Journey For Jack
Sat, Sep 3, 2016
Locust Grove, GA
Running-5K - 5K Registration
About This Activity
Thank you for your interest in Journey for Jack. Jack Smith is a 13 year old from Locust Grove with a spirit and determination like no other. In May of 2015, Jack had a Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy to release spasticity in his legs. Two long months after surgery, he graduated from the rehabilitation program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Jack fought hard to overcome his many obstacles and has a high pain tolerance. When he began to complain of back pain and falling on Father's Day this year, his parents took him to Children's at Egleston. After several tests, Jack was diagnosed with 10 tumors in his spinal column as well as a 1/2 fist sized tumor in his brain. Eight hours of surgery later, 80% of the brain tumor was removed and several days later he underwent another multi-hour surgery to remove the largest of the tumors in his spinal column. Jack’s tumor is a high grade glioma, with homozygous loss of the gene that encodes the p16 protein, CDKN2A and a BRAF-V600E mutation, which are associated with poor outcomes in pediatric gliomas. Radiation and chemotherapy are not effective options at this point, but Jack has begun to take a daily medication that specifically attacks the BRAF-V600E, and the hope is that it slows or stops the growth of the tumors. It will not cure the cancer. Jack is a strong fighter, but he needs our help. Please join us as a participant, sponsor or volunteer at the Journey For Jack 5K on Saturday, September 3rd at Eagle's Brooke Golf and Country Club in Locust Grove. If you are not able to attend, you can even choose to be a phantom runner and still receive a t-shirt and goody bag. For more information or to register, see the attached Sponsorship and Registration forms OR register online at www.active.com or www.eventbrite.com. Thank you for your consideration - and thank you for your support of Team Jack! Even the smallest act of kindness has the power to change the course of an entire journey. -- Daphne Rosa
Event details and schedule
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Eagle's Brooke Country Club
Locust Grove, GA 30248
Join us for a family 5K run/walk benefiting our friend Jack Smith through the beautiful Eagle's Brooke Golf and Country Club.
Early packet pickup will be available on Friday, September 2, 5:00-7:00pm.
Runner check-in begins at 7:00am with a run start time of 8:00am.
This is an officially timed race; medals awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in all age groups.