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Save the Date: TELUS Walk for the Cure is on June 11, 2017!

To our good friends and family,

Time is flying by and we’re writing this to ask you to SAVE THE DATE for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, TELUS Walk for the Cure on June 11, 2017!! We hope you can join us this year to walk with Jack’s Team Jack of Hearts.

We hope you can join us this year to walk with Jack’s Team Jack of Hearts.

TEAM JACK OF HEARTS supporters have helped raised a whopping $270,000 over the past 11 year, all towards Juvenile Diabetes research!!!

That is amazing!!

Jack’s diabetic life continues with countless blood tests, needle injections and hospital visits. Every day starts the same….check glucose levels, 2 injections, dietary monitoring. Not what every teenager starts his day with. Being a teenager with Type 1 Diabetes is tough. Everything affects diabetes. Hormones, stress, focus, adrenalin, school, pressure, “girls”, and so on. But Jack does not let diabetes change the way he lives life!!

Jack participates actively in everything that he can. He was in the Handsworth spring play, and loves his drama class. He is playing spring Basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, coaching basketball, and still volunteering with Challenger Baseball. Jack is out to prove that diabetes will not, and has not changed him.

Jack’s many friends, are a huge part of his support group whether they know it or not. Jack’s goal is to bring awareness and funding to Type 1 Diabetes research and he knows the research is getting close.

One small heart, has joined our drive for this year. Jack’s four year old cousin was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes in February. He is someone you should meet. He is little, but strong, and knows that if he does his needles “just like Jack” he will feel better. He is tough, but at 4 and sometimes it hurts, like really hurts, to have his needles at breakfast, lunch, and dinner……..so we need to walk……

Jack will have his little buddy with him this year; his determination is even more real.

The JDRF Telus Walk for the Cure this year is set for Sunday June 11th, it is in Stanley Park, with the start at Lumberman’s Arch at 11:00am. We send this email to ask you to join us on June 11th to come and walk with Jack, and his little buddy. We had 140 walkers last year. Team Jack of Hearts was awarded the largest Family Walk Team in Western Canada again!!! Jack’s goal this year is to bring more walkers. We know many of you may be involved with Grad events, but just roll into Stanley Park, we will lift you up, you will feel good for having been a part of the Team Jack of Hearts experience. Let’s make it happen!

We ask you to join us on June 11th to come and walk with Jack, and his little buddy. We had 140 walkers last year. Team Jack of Hearts was awarded the largest Family Walk Team in Western Canada again!!! Jack’s goal this year is to bring more walkers. We know many of you may be involved with Grad events, but just roll into Stanley Park, we will lift you up, you will feel good for having been a part of the Team Jack of Hearts experience. Let’s make it happen!

Jack’s goal this year is to bring more walkers. We know many of you may be involved with Grad events, but just roll into Stanley Park, we will lift you up, you will feel good for having been a part of the Team Jack of Hearts experience. Let’s make it happen!

We believe we will find a cure someday. Please take a look at Jack’s website, pass it on to others, and come walk, come hit the road with Jack, and for all those other children suffering from Juvenile Diabetes. If you can’t make it to the walk, please DONATE! We will give you your t-shirt on the day, or get it to you, if you go through his website.

  • Team Jack of Hearts is the Largest Family Team in Western Canada!
  • Team Jack of Hearts has raised the most money than any Family Team in Western Canada!
  • Team Jack of Hearts has the Biggest Hearts!

The walk is JUNE 11th, 10:00am, Lumberman’s Arch, Stanley Park, look for the sea of red shirts, we will be looking for you!!

Join our team OR make a pledge –or do both!

Location: Lumbermen’s Arch, Stanley Park
Date: Sunday, June 11, 2017
Time: 8:30 am check-in. Walk starts at 11 am
Walk length: 5 km

With heartfelt thanks,

Craig, Jacqui, Ally, and Jack

Join us for the TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes on June 11, 2017

Join Team Jack of Hearts on Sunday, June 11 for the 2017 TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes! We can’t wait to see everyone back out for another great fundraiser wearing your red Jack of Hearts t-shirts!

Join our team OR make a pledge –or do both!

Location: Lumbermen’s Arch, Stanley Park
Date: Sunday, June 11, 2017
Time: 8:30 am check-in. Walk starts at 11 am
Walk length: 5 km

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Raising awareness on Global BC before heading to Washington for the JDRF International Children’s Congress

Thank you to Global BC for their support on Friday, July 10 with an on-air interview. It was an excellent opportunity to raise more awareness about juvenile diabetes before heading off to Washington for the JDRF International Children’s Congress.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook as we hope to post some photos. Maybe we’ll meet some famous faces on the trip…

Check out the interview here:

THANK YOU for helping us raise over $38,000!

PS8_6221 low rezThank you to everyone who joined the Team Jack of Hearts team on Sunday, June 14, 2015 for the TELUS Walk for a Cure.

With your help and dedication, Team Jack of Hearts raised an incredible $38,195 this year!

We are excited for Jack’s adventure to Washington, D.C. on July 13–15, 2015 to represent JDRF Canada at the JDRF International Children’s Congress. Be sure to check the blog as we’ll be posting updates from the trip!

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Join us on June 14, 2015 for the Telus Walk for the CURE!

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The JDRF Telus Walk for the Cure this year is set for Sunday, June 14, 2015, in Stanley Park, with the start at Lumberman’s Arch at 11:00 am.

We ask you to join us on June 14th to come and walk with Jack.   We had 153 walkers last year.  And Team Jack of Hearts was the biggest fundraising team in British Columbia again last year!  Jack’s goal for this year is another 150 people wearing Jack of Hearts t-shirts.  Let’s try to make it happen.

If you can’t make it to the walk, (we know everyone has busy weekends) please donate online to Team Jack of Hearts. We will give you your t-shirt on the day, or get it to you, if you go through his website.  Over the past 7 years, Team Jack of Hearts has raised over $160,000 for Juvenile Diabetes research, WOW!!  Let’s reach our goal again this year!

LOCATION: Lumberman’s Arch, Stanley Park
TIME: 11am walk start (we recommend arriving and registering before 10:30am due to parking)

In Jack’s words: “It is us, the children with the disease, who have to be the change, the change for making a cure happen…”

Jack goes to Washington, D.C. for Int’l Children’s Congress

We are thrilled to tell you of the opportunity that has arisen for Jack!

JDRF Canada held an internal selection process, whereby each region/province nominated their strongest candidate, and Jack Stuart has been selected to represent JDRF Canada at the 2015 JDRF’s International Children’s Congress that will be held in Washington, D.C. from July 13-15, 2015. 

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The objective is to raise awareness of type 1 diabetes (T1D), and to encourage the importance of furthering research in the U.S. and in the delegate’s home country (Canada).   To all of our Team Jack of Hearts supporters we thank you.  Jack was chosen based on his history of an ambassador, speaking at the Fraser Institute, and speaking at other JDRF corporate events, but most of all he was chosen because of his huge support from Team Jack of Hearts and all that has happened with the walk.  It is because of you all coming, wearing the Jack of Hearts t-shirts, wherever you are in the world, bringing awareness and donations to Type 1 Diabetes that has helped him achieve this honor.  This trip will allow him to tell his story further, and lobby to the U.S. government, who has the power to further funding.

Every two years, more than 150 children living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) gather in Washington, D.C., to meet face-to-face with some of the top decision-makers in the U.S. government. The children, represent all 50 US states and internationally selected delegates.

The program is open to all JDRF affiliates who are currently implementing an Advocacy/Government Relations Program: Canada, Australia, Denmark, Israel, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom do this.

The delegates in JDRF’s Children’s Congress enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help Members of Congress understand what life with T1D is like and why research to fund life-changing therapies until a cure can be found is so critical. They will speak up on behalf of the millions of people living with T1D and the families and friends who love them.

Jack as an international delegate, will participate in all facets of JDRF 2015 Children’s Congress, and activities will include: visit to Canadian Embassy, visits to designated Congressional or Senate offices (“Hill Blitz”), possible interviews with international and/or national media, and conference meetings.

Jack will go to this conference with all of you in his heart, he will tell them about living with diabetes, about the needles and finger-pricks every day, all day, and the need for funding to find a cure.  He knows  that he couldn’t have gotten to this conference by himself, it takes more than one heart….and he has all of yours.

We will keep you updated on his blog on the website, on who he meets at the conference and who he lobbies.  It will be exciting and he will be nervous, but he will know that you are all behind him.

Thank You to all our Supporters!

A big thank you to all of the walkers and supporters that came to the TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes and participated on Team Jack of Hearts.

Thanks to all of your heartfelt support, Team Jack of Hearts raised over $33,000!!!!

Here’s a look at some of the fantastic walkers who came to Stanley Park on Sunday, June 8, 2014
Visit our Supporters page for more great images.