This holiday season Jason Geroux already had plenty of reasons to be thankful for his seven-year-old son Connor and now he can add one more – two more, in fact. Jason won two Phoenix Suns tickets compliments of Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance at the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes event on October 31st in Tempe, Arizona, a charity event that Connor urged his family to attend.
Jason and his wife gave their son the opportunity to select a charity of his choice for their family to support. Connor had learned about the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) at his school and was motivated to participate, raising money to cure a disease that affects millions of young people and children.
The eight-member “Geroux Crew” joined the estimated 25,000 other walkers on the 5k course. As crew captain, Connor requested donations from his extended family and friends to support his selected charity, helping his team to raise more than $1,200 for the Arizona chapter of JDRF.
Jason is pleased that his son chose to participate in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes this year. As a professional event planner with the Spectrum Group of Arizona, Jason is an expert when it comes to non-profit events.
“The entire event was well organized and everything ran smoothly. They [JDRF] had a great group of vendors and corporate partners,” observed Jason.
Shortly before the 9:00 am start of the walk, the Geroux family toured through the tents provided by the event’s corporate partners, stopping at the Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance booth. In appreciation of all of the volunteers and participants, Angel MedFlight sponsored a contest to win two tickets to a Phoenix Suns game. Jason entered the drawing in hopes of taking his son to the game.
In response to the contest’s tremendous turn-out, Angel MedFlight provided an additional set of tickets allowing two names to be drawn. As the second winner, Jason earned two tickets to the Saturday, December 5th Phoenix Suns vs. Sacramento Kings game.
“People always wonder if anyone ever wins the contests at events like that,” Jason explained, flashing a smile. “And now I’m proof that they do.”