A couple of years ago, the Wasuma Elementary School student did a class project called American Heroes. That’s when things got really interesting for Cody and he began a successful, ongoing effort to raise money for research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
“I chose Lou Gehrig as my American hero and did a report on him,” Cody explains. “He inspired me to want to learn more about ALS. I was also inspired to take action and form my own team called ‘Cody’s Crew’ to raise money for ALS. This will be our second year walking as Cody’s Crew in the Walk to Defeat ALS in Fresno on Sunday, Oct. 29. I am also honored to be the ALS Youth Honoree at this year’s walk.”
Last year, the team raised over $1,100 for the cause.
This year has already been a big one for Cody’s Crew, as Cody was invited to throw out the first pitch at the Fresno Grizzlies game on July 4, and did a radio interview to broaden awareness about ALS. Earlier this month, Cody and big sister Kylie delivered 300 letters, red ALS bracelets and coin cans to his fellow students at Wasuma Elementary, and they’ve been collecting ever since. Kylie is in 8th grade at Wasuma.
“Cody’s Crew is making a difference and I would love to have you join my team,” Cody says with conviction. “Please consider walking with us in Woodward Park or, if you are able to, would you consider making a donation toward our fundraising goal of $1,250 for ALS research?”
Why Cody’s Crew Needs Your Help
Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.
This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease yet it still costs loved ones an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need. Help make a difference and donate or join a walk today.