Judd and I walk in support of my daughter's best friends little boy, Lincoln, who has CF. There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe. I walk for them and hope you will support me in my efforts.
Real progress has been made in the search for a cure, but the lives of people with CF are still cut far too short. There still is no cure for this devastating disease. By walking today, I am helping add tomorrows to the lives of people living with cystic fibrosis. Will you join me? Support me by making a donation to my Great Strides fundraising campaign today!
Erica's (Lincoln's mom)letter:
I just want to start by thanking all of you for your unwavering support of Team Linky every year. Last year we raised over $10,000 and in total you have helped raise over $20,000 since we started on this crazy ride!! Y'all, that is incredible and I am forever grateful to each and every one of you!
This year, thanks to the love and support of our family in Detroit and our awesome friends, Pat and Shala in Tampa, Team Linky will be a national team! We are really excited and happy to be growing so we can continue to spread awareness across the country and raise even more money towards finding a cure!
I had the opportunity to be a part of The Great Strides National Team conference call on Wednesday and got to hear from dozens of CF Moms and Dads from across the country. It was so inspirational and moving to hear all of their stories and what they are doing to help fight this terrible disease.
The theme of the call was "writing your love letter" and that couldn't be a more fitting title because that's exactly what all these emails, letter and posts are. They are a letter of love to all of you, because without you, none of this is possible. Without all of you there would be $20,000 less going to fight this disease that Lincoln, our family and doctors fight every single day. They are a love letter to Lincoln because the love for Lincoln is the reason we are doing all of this, he is the reason we are fighting! So know that the reason for all of this, all the hard work and effort put in, is love!
Ive learned that community is so important in facing our trials and I can't do this alone. Thankfully I am surrounded with an amazing support group of people. There is only so much I can do and I have to ask for help.
My goal is to spread the word as far as possible. If each of you could help spread the word to 10 people, we could do wonderful things for Cystic Fibrosis research. Every donation matters but spreading awareness is just as important. I've posted the link to our team page, which has our story and what the mission of Team Linky and the CFF is. I've also included some CF facts and info for y'all. I realized I can't ask you to spread awareness if you dont really know what CF even is or what Lincoln goes through everyday. If you will please forward to those you think might be interested or share on social media it would mean so much to us. Your money and time will be going towards a very important cause with Great Strides. Please help us add more tomorrows for Lincoln and all those fighting CF everyday. Help us make CF stand for Cure Found! AWe love you guys and are so thankful for your continued help!
-Also don't forget to click the link and register for this year! Can't wait to walk wit him everyone in May!!
Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
Please support me!
Help me reach my fundraising goal by donating to my Great Strides fundraising campaign. Your gift will help add tomorrows to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis by supporting life-saving research and medical progress. Your gift is 100-percent tax deductible.