Jason Roberts of Concord admits he didn’t always remember to fill out his Annual Follow-Up Form after joining the MURDOCK Study with his wife several years ago.
But this year, when the anniversary of their enrollment rolled around, Christine Roberts made sure that her husband completed his form. Jason Roberts’ 20-minute investment paid off. His name was automatically entered into the Follow-Up Raffle, and he was chosen as the winner of the $150 prize.
A shop foreman at Ring Power Corporation, a division of Caterpillar, Roberts was born and raised in West Virginia and moved to Cabarrus County in 1998. He said he joined the MURDOCK Study because his father suffered a heart attack at a young age.
“It’s a good idea, just for the fact that if they do use my samples and find something, it could help people with cardiac issues,” he said.
Roberts enjoys spending time with his family, including four children, and building elaborate remote control cars. His most recent creation reaches top speeds of 70 mph and took three years to build.
For his raffle prize, he chose a $150 gift card to Lowe’s to help cover the cost of a do-it-yourself bathroom renovation. He plans to fill out his Annual Follow-Up Form every year, without fail. “I sure am,” he said.