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Run Like "L" to SUPER BOWL Lung Challenge 2018

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What it means to Win for: Run Like "L" Linda Wortman
January 04, 2018

This is a dream come true. For the past 10 years, it has been my goal to raise awareness of lung cancer. And now, by winning the Team Draft 2018  See more
Linda L Wortman

THE STORY:

I am a 10 Year Lung Cancer SURVIVOR & I Never Smoked! I want to create awareness that Lung Cancer is 'AnyBody's' Disease'...To Save Lungs & Lives & 'Blow Lung Cancer Away' by donating funds to Mayo Clinic Lung Research. 

Due to UNFAIR STIGMA Lung Cancer Research is the gravely underfunded!  I decided it is time to "change the face of lung cancer".

I Never Knew: + Lung Cancer Kills more Women & Men than colon, breast, postate & pancreatic cancers 'combined' each year! + Every 2.5 minutes another person is diagnosed with Lung Cancer + 20% of all death are Never Smokers  + Only 15% are diagnosed in the early stage when lung cancer is 'Most Curable' + No one knew my choking cough & shoulder pain were lung cancer symptoms+Mayo Clinic doctors knew! 

January  2008, during my yearly Mayo Clinic flight physical 'changed my life forever' when a chest CT scan revealed LUNG CANCER! Within 72 hours thorasic surgery was performed to remove most of my left lung... I was at the Brink of Live! 


With this huge insult to my body, mind and spirit, I had to learn how to breathe again.  Mayo Clinic's Dr Amit Sood taught me mindfulness & resiliency. I have new purpose,

+++I run like "L" to SAVE LUNGS & LIVES for Mayo Clinc Lung Cancer Research+++ 

Due to UNFAIR STIGMA  research for Lung Cancer is the most underfunded! 10 years ago, I decided it's time to change the face of lung cancer!

3  years after my lung cancer surgery, with the help of my loving husband...to prove there is Quality Of Life after Lung Cancer, I decided to:

+ RUN 5K race in every state!  +RUN a10K in 4 continents!  + Finished the Burki Cross Country Ski Race.  +  Sumitted Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro's (19,341 feet)  with 'no' supplemental oxygen, in 2016.

I am excited to bring heightened awareness and HOPE to Lung Cancer/Lung health research...they have the teams working to Save Lungs and Lives. This disease has the potential of taking the lives of 1 Billion people in the 21 century! Yikes!!!  

    $    HELP LINDA "L" WIN THE TEAM DRAFT SUPER BOWL CHALLENGE     $

+++ If lung cancer is diagnosed at an early stage, chances of surviving triples+++

Thank you, Chris and Team Draft for the opportunity to create awareness about this horrible disease.  Minnesota's biggest fan,  Linda  "L" wants to Run" at the Super Bowl in Minneapolis MN in 2018 so together we can raise awareness about lung cancer and challenge the Vikings to take the #FIRST2BURST Lung Challenge and together we can Blow Lung Cancer Away with Team Draft Family Foundation. Please Donate! 

Sincerely,

Linda "L" Wortman

PO Box 774

Rochester MN 55903


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To This Fundraiser

$51,475

MONEY RAISED
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  • Julie Yost

    $50

  • Kris Luhman

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Deborah Jensen

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jerry Wortman

    $5,000

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jenny Smith

    $25

  • Nicole

    $25

  • Nancy Mancini

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Jerry Wortman

    $1,000

  • Henry & Jilly

    $50

  • Taylor Wortman

     

  • linda wortman

    $200

  • Laura & Ron San Giovanni

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $40,000

  • Jim Nallick / Muddy Dog Sports

    $25

  • Sandra Anderson

    $250

  • Lori Addicks

    $50

  • martha thorpe

    $50

  • James Howe

    $250

  • Trish Unger

    $250

  • Allison Jacob

    $100

  • Larry Moore

    $100

  • Dorothea Jude

    $50

  • Larry Collins

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $1,500

  • Dave Midthun

    $250

  • Shira Epstein

    $50

  • Peter Amadio

    $250

  • John and Barb Mack

    $100

  • Janine Kokal

    $25

  • Molly leary and nick Murnane

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Bill & Connie Cameron

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Debbie Haag White and family

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • KONSTANTINOS LEVENTAKOS, MD, Thoracic Research

    $300

  • Linda and Jerry

     

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The Team: $51,475 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Linda and Jerry

Linda and Jerry

Keep up the great work! What a life of healing, hard work and sharing.... 5 months ago

KONSTANTINOS LEVENTAKOS, MD, Thoracic Research

KONSTANTINOS LEVENTAKOS, MD, Thoracic Research

DONATION: $300

Mayo Clinic Lung Cancer Research 5 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Memorial for Paul Blumer 5 months ago

Debbie Haag White and family

Debbie Haag White and family

DONATION: $50

Keep up the great work Linda and Jerry! 5 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

5 months ago

Bill & Connie Cameron

Bill & Connie Cameron

DONATION: $100

My father Wallace Cameron 6 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

In Honor of Linda Wortman, from Clarksdale, Mississippi! 6 months ago

Molly leary and nick Murnane

Molly leary and nick Murnane

DONATION: $100

You are amazing!!!! 6 months ago

Janine Kokal

Janine Kokal

DONATION: $25

6 months ago

John and Barb Mack

John and Barb Mack

DONATION: $100

6 months ago