Thank you for joining our team to help Lucas fight against cystic fibrosis!
Lucas teaches us every day to just keep smiling, no matter what. With a smile, Lucas willingly: swallows his own enzymes, starts breathing treatments by himself, reminds us when we forget to wash his hands and take his enzymes before eating, does his vest "Shake Shake" and breathing treatment morning and night with no compliants or fights, removes his shoes before entering the house and takes his daily concoction of medicines and vitamins, then gives us a 'high five' once he's finished.
How does your support help Lucas?
We have come a long way since Lucas' diagnosis in 2015. Since then, a child born with CF today is predicted to live into their 40s and 50s. Still, that is not without many medications, antibiotics, daily therapy, enzyme replacement therapy and too many hospital visits to count. We want Lucas to have a full life, with no limits. We want Lucas to plan for his career, retirement and grandchildren. New treatments to improve the quality of life and soon - a CURE - are in the labs today. With your support, we can help fund these treatments and therapies so one day CF can be a disease of the past.
Join us to for the Virtual Walk on May 15 at 9:00 AM and wear your Lucas bracelet!
We were hoping to see each other in person again. Instead, we want to give you something from Lucas, so you can remember who you're walking for and where your donation goes. Anyone who donates $20 or more will receive a handmade bracelet from the Borges family as a token of our apppreciation - so please make sure to leave your name and mailiing address!
Step 1. Join Team Lucas Great Strides Virtual Walk on May 15 at 9:00 a.m. and wear your bracelet: Click on the 'Join our Team' button and select 'walker'. From there you can donate and/or start your own fundraising page for Lucas. Joining our team is free and does not require a donation or fundraising, however, fundraising is encouraged. And any donation of $20 or more, we will ship you a handmade bracelet - so PLEASE be sure to leave your name and address. Or you can order one on our website.
Step 2: Join our live Virtual Walk Zoom call that day at 8:45 a.m.: Lucas wants to see you and thank you for supporting us! Be on the look out for an email from Victoria for the invite, add it to your calendar.
Step 3: Get neighbors or family members to join: Here's where you can make it fun! Get family members to join at 8:45, use the hashtag #Together65 to share photos of your walk. For those who attended last year, here's a chance for you to wear your CF or Team Lucas shirt! We will be wearing them too.
Step 4: Map out your walk: We will be walking 1 mile together! So map out your course, and be sure to tune in at 8:45 a.m. before you do.
Can't attend the walk but still want to support and donate? Click on the 'Join my Team' button and select 'virtual walker'. We have close friends and family all over the US and the world: Brazil, Colombia, France, UK, EU - who are all driving donations and awareness in their communities. Of course we'd love to see you during the walk, but it's ok if you can't attend. Remember, anyone who donates over $20 will get a homeamde bracelet from Lucas, so you can remember who you're supporting and who we are all fighting for.
Help share Lucas story with friends and on social media! Sharing Lucas journey and educating others is one of the most impactful things we can all do - especially during these pandemic times. We’ve come a long way, but cure is still needed. By spreading the word and sharing a personal story – you create more of an impact not just about CF but about everyone who is immune comprimised and still waiting for a vaccine.
We have hope Lucas will see a cure in his lifetime. Thank for your continued support and fundraising as we fight for a cure!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, indoor events sponsored by the CF Foundation are strictly prohibited at this time. Scheduled outdoor events must adhere to strict requirements to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection. Events may be subject to change at any time based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON ATTENDANCE AT OUTDOOR FOUNDATION EVENTS:
To minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection, attendees at CF Foundation events must adhere to the following requirements:
Practice physical distancing and maintain at least a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times
Face masks strongly encouraged and expected to be worn in accordance with local guidelines. (Note, children under two years of age should not wear masks due to safety concerns and therefore should not attend CF Foundation events where there is risk of interacting with someone outside of their household.)
Follow basic infection, prevention and control practices by regularly washing hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow.
Persons with CF should consult their physician before participation in any in-person event as they may be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. People with CF should maintain a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times.
FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS:
For the health and wellbeing of the CF community, those eligible to be vaccinated are required to be fully vaccinated to join us in-person for the event. If you are not fully vaccinated, we invite you to participate virtually if that option exists.
We do not plan to ask for you to provide proof of vaccination. We are, however, counting on the fact that you appreciate the potential consequences of exposing members of the CF community to COVID and will abide by this requirement.
We cannot guarantee that all people in attendance at the event, including participants, sponsors, volunteers, and vendors, have been fully vaccinated.