According to 2019 Blue Jean Ball Co-Chair Lisa Cooley,
“Luke Lange is a 12-year old cancer survivor. When Luke was 9-years old he came up with the idea for the Luke’s FastBreaks medical shirts while receiving treatment in the hospital as he fought Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Luke told his parents wearing hospital gowns made him “feel more sick” — he just wanted to feel normal.
“Luke and his parents cut up the sides of his t-shirts then sewed in snaptape on each side. Luke wore his new shirts to treatment at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth. Soon after the other pediatric patients started asking where they could get one.
“Now Luke’s FastBreaks is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that donates colorful medical shirts in toddler, youth and adult sizes to hospitals and Ronald McDonald House Charities across the country. Luke’s FastBreaks is currently in 20 states, 35 cities and 46 hospitals and Ronald McDonald House Charities.
“My wish is that everyone will join Luke in this endeavor by visiting lukesfastbreaks.org.”