Raising Funds to Help Children with Cancer
Hello everyone, I hope all of you are doing well. We have finally slowed down since Cody's Ride and we have been able to figure out our numbers for this year. We raised about $29,000, which is the largest amount raised to date and we had approximately 360 people attend the ride, which is the largest amount of riders ever!
Our expenses this year were $3200 for food, $500 for drinks, $700 for tables & chairs, $4100 for apparel and $650.00 in misc... items.
I can't tell you how happy I am and I can't thank all of you enough for the support that you continue to give us each and every year.
The weekend after Cody's Ride, Paige and I attended The "Ride 4 Life" in Ocotillo Wells. This is an annual Poker Run that raises money for one family that has a child with cancer. The event is put on by Ed & Teresa Dalton and Teri Peart Hamann. They do a terrific job and I am very happy to have met these folks. This year's ride was for a 4 year old girl named Monroe who has cancer. Cody's Foundation donated $600 to the family along with two raffle items for their raffle.
Paige and I also purchased about $2000 in gift cards, party decorations, DVD's, XBox games and toys for CHOC. They use the party decorations and the gift cards to help celebrate birthdays, completing treatment, checking out of the hospital or other special occasions.
I have also been told about a 5 year old girl in Huntington Beach that is battling Leukemia. As soon as her parents contact me, we will try to assist them. If you know of a child that is dealing with cancer or another type of terminal illness, please have the family contact me if they wish to.
As always, I wish I could thank each and everyone of you personally. Whether you came out to the ride, donated money or a raffle item, assisted at the event or helped out with setting up the course, I owe you a great big thank you! There is no possible way we could put this event on each and every year without all of you. Each year I am truly amazed and thankful for the generosity and continued support that all of you provide to us. I hope that you enjoyed Cody's Ride 2016 and I look forward to seeing all of you next year!
Thank You Again,
We have had to change our Facebook page, so if you have not seen the new page, please check it out and "Like Us" by clicking on the link below.
I would like to thank our good friends Rodny & Stephanie Mitsuuchi... This was their second time attending Cody's Ride and they were a tremendous help with the raffle.
Rodny also took hundreds of great photos of the event and will eventually be posting them for all of us to view.
Please click on the link below, to view and print the pictures Rodny took at the ride last year.