Team Luke was organized in support of Luke, who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis as a new born. Despite being diagnosed with CF, and all the therapies/treatments/medicines, Luke doesn't let anything hold him back!! He is 5 years old and the younger brother of an older sister, and an older brother so he has a lot to keep up with! :) Luke is quite the daredevil and theres very little things he wont attempt. He LOVES food and anything food related. Which is a good thing since he has to have a high calorie intake! Luke has been hospitalized quite a few times, with pneumonia (twice) and a collapsed lung, lung infections and others related to his digestive system. Big brother and sister are AWESOME helpers at keeping sick germs away by washing their hands regularly and reminding their friends to wash as well! Luke wants to be a helicopter pilot when he grows up. he has been on one helicopter ride and one cessna ride and loved both! He also loves hockey. He is super excited for the upcoming season!! He loves being on blades! His favorite teams are The Boston Bruins and Atlanta Galdiators! Luke is very loved not only by mommy and daddy and siblings but from ALL his family. He brings such joy and light to everyone he meets! He is all smiles and laughs and reminds us how precious life is! PLease help us find a cure for CF by sponsoring our team! Thank you to ALL who walk with us and support us and Luke in this journey with 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. We walk for them. Will you join us? All we need you to do to become a member of our team is click on the "Join our Team" button. From there you can make a donation and start your fundraising.
By becoming a member of our team and making a donation, you are joining a growing group of people committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. Together, we are adding tomorrows to the lives of people living with CF by supporting the search for a cure.
Great Strides is a fun, family-friendly event that raises awareness and support for people with CF and their families.
Foundation-Sponsored Indoor and Outdoor Events and Gatherings
The Foundation is closely following the evolving coronavirus outbreak. We will continue to monitor coronavirus guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and assess whether we need to change any scheduled events.
To reduce the risk of getting and spreading germs at CF Foundation-sponsored events, we ask that everyone follow basic best practices by regularly cleaning your hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow, and maintaining a safe 6-foot distance from anyone with a cold or infection. Medical evidence shows that germs may spread among people with CF through direct and indirect contact, as well as through droplets that travel short distances when a person coughs or sneezes. These germs can lead to worsening symptoms and speed decline in lung function.
To further help reduce the risk of cross-infection, the Foundation's attendance policy recommends inviting only one person with CF to attend the indoor portion of a Foundation-sponsored event at a specific time. For the outdoor portion, the Foundation recommends that all people with CF maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times.