- By Dana Sparks
In the Loop: Super fundraising effort lands tickets to Super Bowl
Mayo Clinic lung cancer patient Linda Wortman and her husband will attend next month's Super Bowl in Minneapolis. The couple was awarded the tickets after being a top fundraising team for lung cancer awareness.
When the Minnesota Vikings win Super Bowl 52 in their home stadium next month (too soon to call?), Vikings fans will be partying like it's 1999. Among them will be Mayo Clinic lung cancer patient Linda Wortman and her husband, Jerry. The Rochester Post-Bulletin reports the Wortmans scored a trip to the big game after being one of the top fundraising teams in this year's Team Draft Lung Cancer Survivors Super Bowl Challenge.
Linda's team, called "Run Like L," raised more than $50,000 during this year's challenge, which gives lung cancer survivors the opportunity to raise funds for public awareness and research. "This is a dream come true," Linda says in a story posted on the Team Draft website. And not just because of those coveted tickets. "For the past 10 years, it has been my goal to raise awareness of lung cancer. And now, by winning the Team Draft Lung Cancer Survivors Super Bowl Challenge, I feel it is possible!" Read the rest of Linda's story.
This story originally appeared on the In the Loop blog.