Team Linky is a National Family Team. Our main team is in Georgia with other teams in Tennessee, Alabama and us (Detroit)
Dear Friends and Family,
I am so grateful you are interested in joining our family's Detroit team! It means the world to us and especially my nephew, Lincoln.
If you feel inclined to help us raise money - feel free to share your personal page link online and even set a goal. If not, please do not let that keep you from participating in the walk! We are just happy you want to be there with us to help support Lincoln :)
Interested in raising money but don't have a ton of time to dedicate to it? No worries! Unfortunately, the government provides zero funding towards Cystic Fibrosis research so every little bit matters - no matter how small!
If you have any questions at all - signing up, how to raise money, how to share your link on social media.. ANYTHING! Please do not hesitate to text or call me at (404)202-0440
Again, from the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!
Together Lincoln's fight is our fight.
Below are some facts, further information about CF and Lincoln. If you’d like to learn more about the organization or Cystic Fibrosis, you can also visit www.cff.org
Here are some Linky CF facts:
• He takes 25 pills everyday just to be able to eat, that's 175 pills a week... • Lincoln does 2 hrs of vest therapy every day and 4 hrs when he is sick. By the time he is 12 he will have done the equivalent of a yrs worth of therapy... • He also does 3 inhaled breathing treatments with the vest and 1 inhaler • He takes 4 oral medicines everyday • He has to have extra salt because with CF their bodies expel twice the amount of salt as we do. • Lincoln requires twice as many calories as we do, therefore, extra fat and calories are added to everything he eats. • Something as small as a cold can hospitalize Lincoln for 2 weeks
• CF affects 30,000 people in the US and 70,000 worldwide • CF affects everyone organ in the body but especially the lungs and pancreas • CF causes thick mucus to build up in the lungs which allows bacteria to become trapped and can lead to irreversible lung damage • CF causes the pancreas to not function properly therefore they cannot absorb the proper nutrients from food. Because of this, pancreatic enzymes are required in order to eat. • The average life expectancy for someone with CF is 38 (let that sink in) 38!
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? To become a member of our team, just click on the "Join our Team" button. From there, you can make a donation and start fundraising.
Great Strides is a fun event that provides a fantastic opportunity for family, friends, students, and colleagues to come together to make a difference in the lives of people with CF -- join our team today!
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.