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Not So Big Event

Online Auction for Cody Stephens Foundation
Oct 24, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Deadline: October 22, 2020

Who's Going
Fundraising Goal $100,000
Expected Attendance 400
Reach 1,000
Ticket Price $0
Metro Area Houston, TX
Exempt Status 501(c)(3) (IRS Form 990 Filed)
Nonprofit Category E - Health Care
Attendee Gender Ratio 50% Male, 50% Female
Potential Item Uses Online Auction
Promotion Event Announcement Newsletter Website Email Blast Facebook Twitter Instagram
Attendee Ages 18-24 Years 25-34 Years 35-44 Years 45-54 Years 55-64 Years 65+ Years
Attendees' Children's Ages 0-4 Years 5-11 Years 12-17 Years 18+ Years
Description

Dear Valued Community Friend,


The Cody Stephens Foundation was founded in 2012 in memory of my son, Cody
Stephens, who passed away tragically from Sudden Cardiac Arrest. In an effort to ensure
no other parent would have to experience such a loss, we have been providing ECG heart
screening across Texas. Maybe you have heard about the many lifesaving milestones we
have met:

  • We have screened over 140,000 youth – about the size of the entire cities of LaPorte,
    Baytown, Deer Park and Crosby combined – for potentially life-threatening heart
    conditions
  • 1 in 900 of those screened had an abnormal ECG with no prior history of heart
    conditions and needed to follow-up with a cardiologist.
  • For the first time, a fund was started to help provide follow-up visits to a cardiologist
    with echocardiograms to students whose families may not have the means to seek
    follow-up care.
  • HB 76, Cody’s Law, was signed by Governor Abbott and will take effect September 1,
    2019 giving all parents the opportunity to opt in to having an ECG heart screening as
    part of their child’s physical

Our annual fundraiser is changing this year because of Covid-19. Instead of our in-person
event, we will be hosting an online auction to raise funds for our mission. Our annual
event is our main source of income to continue providing these valuable services. We
hope that you can help support us by providing an in-kind item that can be used as
part of our live or silent auction.


“Screen ‘em All”,

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Crosby, TX 77532-____