For Light The Night - Benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Great Duck Pluck

What is the Great Duck Pluck?
This event is similar to a traditional rubber duck race or derby. However, due to the current ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak it has resulted in pivoting to a “pick a duck” carnival type game but on a larger scale with fabulous prizes including the Grand Prize of $500 cash!!!

Who does the The Great Duck Pluck benefit?
All proceeds from the The Great Duck Pluck will benefit Team Jason’s Journey for the 2020 Light The Night Walk supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Mission of the LLS is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS is at the forefront of the fight to cure cancer and the Light the Night Walk is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's walk to build awareness of blood cancers as well as raise money for research and support of patients and their families.

How does it work?
Everyone who adopts a duck is entered into our database that stores all of the information. Next to your name in the database is the number of ducks you have adopted. The tag range is entered into the database and all the numbers are shuffled up. Then, the database automatically assigns the number of ducks you have adopted next to tag numbers. Thus, if you adopted 5 ducks, your name will be placed next to 5 different tag numbers.

How do I apopt a duck? 
Scroll to the bottom and selction your duck package:
$5 - Adopt a Lucky Duck (1 Duck)
$25 - Adopt a Quack Pack (6 Ducks)
$50 - Adopt a Quackers Dozen (13 Ducks)
$100 - Adopt a Flock of Ducks (30 Ducks)
Please note, the cost does not include the processing fees and they are disclosed next to each package. You will see the amount listed below the package you choose and will be added to the total you will be charged. We appreciate your understanding that we cannot absorb these fees.  

How do my ducks get in the water?
A few days prior to the event, volunteers will place waterproof numbered tags on the bottom of every duck that will be in the The Great Duck Pluck. Then on the day of the event, all of your ducks will be placed into the body of water in hopes of being plucked for a prize.

What is my tag number?
Tag numbers are automatically and randomly assigned by computer. We want to make sure that no duck has an unfair advantage and the race is not fixed, so to ensure the integrity of the race, tag numbers are never given out. Rest assured, however, that all the ducks you have adopted will be in the water.

When and where is The Great Duck Pluck?
The Great Duck Pluck will take place on Sunday, October 11th at an undisclosed location due to current health and social distance guidelines. We will live stream the event on Facebook for everyone to see the winning ducks plucked from the water. All ducks adopted by 8:00 am the day before the event day will be entered into the event. Ten random 10 ducks will be plucked from the water and will win some amazing prizes.

How will I know if my duck wins?
Team Jason’s Journey will contact you using the information you provided with your duck adoption. You do not need to be present to win but don't forget you can join us live on Facebook and witness the actuall duck plucking at 2 PM Central Time.

Are they real ducks or rubber ducks?
They are rubber ducks!

Who can adopt a duck?
Anyone can adopt a duck. Please note, if you adopt a duck package (more than one duck) only one name can be entered into the database per transaction. If you want individual names associated with your ducks then you must buy individual lucky ducks or separate duck packages. 

Once I adopt a duck, do I get to keep it?
No. After you adopt your duck, Team Jason’s Journey will work hard to train, coach, and make sure each duck is ready to swim and get noticed so they can be plucked from the water on the day of the event. After the event, all of the ducks will fly off to their next event.

Do I need to be present to win?
No, the winner does not need to be present to win.

Can I adopt ducks on event day?
No, all ducks must be adopted by 8 AM prior to the day of the event.

How do I contact someone with Team Jason’s Journey if I have questions that are not answered here?
Please contact us by emailing Jason_In_Dallas@yahoo.com

Your donations will help bring light to darkness of cancer. We look forward to receiving your adoption notifications for this “quacktastic” event.


Who's coming

About the organizer

The light and warmth The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society generates delivers hope in a time of despair, a community in place of loneliness and life-saving RESEARCH & SUPPORT for cancer patients and their families. Together, we are taking steps to end cancer. Here's my story: 

There’s no denying hearing the words “You Have Cancer” can be one of the darkest, scariest and most deflating group of words anyone can ever hear. I was in complete shock. I went to the emergency room thinking I was having a heart attack only to be told by an ER doctor that I had some form of cancer and the next steps were to determine where the “activity” was in my body.

It was on July 10, 2019 that I learned I had Stage 4 Non-hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Even though I received the devasting news of NHL, somehow I had the ability to see the silver lining…which was…the NHL that I had was a highly aggressive cancer, but more importantly it was highly treatable.

Thanks in large part to the phenomenal team of physicians that I had through Texas Oncology in Dallas and most of all because I decided that I was going to fight, I was not going to let this cancer diagnosis define me or defeat me. But rather, I was going to be in the driver’s seat and take control of this situation. 

During my first round of chemotherapy, one of my good friends and former colleagues, Allyson Fezler, encouraged me to get involved and to share my story with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. While exploring the LLS website, I remembered the organization held a huge walk each year. I quickly looked to see when the walk was taking place in Dallas. Next thing you know from my hospital bed, I had formed a team called “Jason’s Journey” for the Light the Night Walk here in my own backyard.

While undergoing chemo treatments ever 21 days for 24 hours a day 5 days in a row, I began to raise money for LLS. In less than five 5 weeks, I raised over $8,000 and then by the time the walk happened my team and I ended up raising over $13,000.

I often tell people “This isn’t just a walk; this is a life-changing event.” From standing in the survivors circle to seeing my family and friends in attendance that night to support me and for knowing that I, along with so many others, raised critical dollars towards the mission for LLS…this was something that I was so grateful to have experienced firsthand.

The more I got involved with Light The Night and the more I learned about LLS, I discovered LLS helped fund the research that led to Rituxan which was part of my chemo regimen. Speaking of chemo treatments, I’m happy to report that November 1, 2019 was my last day of chemo and November 18, 2019 I was officially deemed cancer free. And even better news, just last month I celebrated being 6 months being cancer-free. I attribute a lot of my success on my journey to having the best attitude possible and for being connected with LLS. It was great to have something to look forward to such as Light The Night.

Thank you for your generous donation and support of Team Jason's Journey which is part of Light The Night North Texas. If you would like to learn more about Light The Night or to contact me for additional questions, please select contact the Organizer and I will get back in touch with you as soon as possible.