According to Blue Jean Ball Co-Chairs Gina Betts and Lisa Cooley,
In 2014, our dear friends heard the words no parent wants to hear — “Your child has cancer.” When Tracy and Ben Lange heard those words, their son Luke Lange was only 9 years old. After numerous doctor visits, chemotherapy and basically having their lives turned upside down, Luke and his family courageously won this horrible battle and we are proud to say that today Luke is cancer free. While this was wonderful news for the Lange family, it was not enough.
During the times Luke was going through chemo, they realized that he did not like the hospital gowns as they made him feel worse and were a constant reminder of his illness, so they created a t-shirt with snaps on the side for easy port access. Of course, all of the other pediatric patients loved the shirts as well and Luke’s FastBreaks was a success.
Today Luke’s FastBreaks has given away thousands of shirts, and are serving children in dozens of hospitals. What a huge difference, a “normal” t-shirt can make for a child battling cancer!
Our momentum is building for the second annual Blue Jean Ball on Saturday, September 21 at Eddie Deen’s with headline performer Trace Adkins. Our inaugural event was a huge success, but every year more kids are diagnosed and they need your help. Please join us for a fun evening that will raise funds to continue the success of Luke’s FastBreaks.
The team at Luke’s FastBreaks understands that cancer touches every member of the family, which is why they include programs for siblings and parents designed to focus on each member of the family. Through their new medical research initiative, they provide much needed funds to doctors seeking better treatments and ultimately, a cure for all pediatric cancers. Here is an opportunity to become a part of the Luke’s FastBreaks solution.