Tracey King and her kids, Adele and Quinn, are on the home stretch of their campaign to raise $50,000 by 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, for Team Luke and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The three made a pitch for donations at the Sept. 26 Homewood Board of Trustees meeting.
Adele explained that their campaign is in honor of a local 7-year-old boy who is best friends with her cousin. Luke is a second-grader at Willow School.
“He is a wonderful kid, and we want Luke to live the best life,” Adele said. “My mom made a big goal when she started her campaign. In our family, it important to dream big, support the people around you, to do what you can to help your community and always aim to try your best at everything you do.
“We have received so much love from Homewood residents and businesses already and are asking for those who can contribute to consider donating to our cause and help spread awareness about this disease.”
The family brought a fundraising lemonade stand to Homewood’s Fall Fest on Sept. 23, with a big pink unicorn character there to draw attention and donations.
Their Team Luke webpage also has a series of videos in which the family explains the disease and why they are raising money to fight it. The Aug. 24 video includes an interview with Luke and King’s nephew, Ash.
As of Thursday evening, Team Luke had raised $36,620. Donations can be made here.