Wednesday, August 27, 2014

September Blood Cancer Awareness Month: Meet Cody Struck

Cody Struck at the 2014 Crandall Cares for Cancer Golf Tournament
that he organizes every year as a fundraiser for LLS.
Earlier this week the Kaufman Mayor honored a North Texas high school student for his relentless work on behalf of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by presenting him with a City Proclamation declaring September Blood Cancer Awareness Month.  Cody Struck lost his best friend to neuroblastoma in second grade.  Unlike most children who move on but keep their friend a close memory, Cody took action and started raising money and awareness of blood cancers in his community.  To date, Cody has helped to raise more than $69,000 to the North Texas Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.   

With the help of his family and friends, Struck established a foundation and hosts an annual golf tournament to raise money for LLS.  The C3 Crandall Cares for Cancer Golf Tournament has raised more than $50,000 in the last five years, with $9,000 of that being raised just last spring.  In addition to raising money through is golf tournament, Cody serves as an ambassador for LLS in his high school by promoting the School & Youth program.  As part of this program, Cody and his classmates raise money by collecting spare change.  He is a remarkable teenage that is constantly looking for additional avenues to raise awareness of blood cancers and the impact children can have by getting involved.

Cody is one of several North Texas Honored Heroes who will be publicly recognized as part of Blood Cancer Awareness Month.  While we appreciate their hard work and effort all year long, we appreciate having a whole month to honor their selfless work and spirit of giving.

We hope you will follow along with our special Blood Cancer Awareness Month posts on our North Texas Facebook page.  

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