2022 Rock the Cure to honor Jack Womack with the Spears Mallis Rock Star of Hope Award

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With the return of our popular Rock the Cure summer fest event, the JDRF Georgia Community and the Young Leadership Committee will honor one of its longtime supporters, Mr. Jack Womack. Jack has been a steadfast volunteer and donor for JDRF Georgia for many years. He served on the Board of Directors, including a 2-year term as Board President, has served as the Hope Gala Co-Chair, One Walk Corporate Chair… the list goes on and on. Jack has also sponsored and supported Rock the Cure in countless ways. He has been a mentor for the Young Leadership Committee and big supporter of their Rock the Cure efforts. Jack and his family have been a real driving force for the event’s success! In 2019, Rock the Cure hit its highest revenue of close to $250,000 in part to avid supporters like Jack. When speaking about Jack’s involvement and support of Rock the Cure, Spears Mallis says, “Jack has been my biggest cheerleader for Rock the Cure. He has always supported the event and promoted the event to the Board and JDRF community. Jack’s energy and passion for T1D is contagious, and I am honored to call him my friend and warrior for T1D.”

About Rock the Cure: We are thrilled to be hosting Rock the Cure again this year at SweetWater Brewing Co. on June 11th, 2022. Rock the Cure is our annual summer festival hosted by the JDRF Georgia Community Young Leadership Committee. This committee plans and organizes this fundraising event featuring live music, awesome raffle item prizes, great food and beverages. We are excited to celebrate together in-person again with the same goal – turn type one into type none. To date, Rock the Cure has raised over $1 million for type 1 diabetes research. Rock the Cure tickets are available here! For sponsorship opportunities and more information on Rock the Cure, please contact Nicole Schroeder, nschroeder@jdrf.org.

In conjunction with the 10th anniversary in 2016?, The JDRF Georgia Chapter and the Board of Directors decided to annually recognize an individual who has had a significant impact on the T1D community through Rock the Cure and/or the Young Leadership Committee. This individual is someone who has supported the event’s fundraising efforts, volunteer efforts, and overall success. That first year, the “Rock Star of Hope Award” was presented to Spears Mallis, Soon after, the board unanimously voted to permanently rename it The Spears Mallis Rock Star of Hope Award. Other past recipients of this honor are Emily Brinkley, Shannon Bradshaw and most recently, Dr. Bode and his practice, Atlanta Diabetes Associates received the award at the last in-person Rock the Cure event in 2019.