STOP THE SILENCE: THE CODY SHEPPERD PROJECT
We are excited to announce that we are fully booked for teams for our 2nd annual memorial golf tournament! If you would like to be put on our waiting list, please email Darcie at
Cody's mental health story started when he was admitted to the hospital with depression and anxiety on April 3rd, 2016. It became clear to our family that we needed to research mental health and become better aware of what that entails. Cody believed that concussions from years of wrestling played a big part in his depression and anxiety. Mental health is something that doesn't just go away. Mental health is something that is worked on every day by those who suffer from it; it is something that family and friends need to research and learn about so they can help their loved ones cope. There is no easy fix and no two people suffer the same way. Cody was strong. Cody was a fighter. Sadly, at just 20 years old, Cody was unable to fight any longer. On October 20th, 2017 Cody died by suicide and our lives have been forever changed.
With the loss of our son came an overwhelming need to fight like Cody did. We need to do everything in our power to help prevent even just one family from going through what our family has. We need to do more research, to get the community more aware, to provide more resources, to start more conversations- to Stop the Silence. With the death of our dear son became the beginning of The Cody Shepperd Project. We are hoping to make him proud, and we hope you will join us in this effort.
Join us at The Fork in the Road Music Festival on June 8th 2019, a small town music festival in Elora, Ontario. This festival is raising funds to support mental health. With eight spectacular bands, food and alcohol sales, vendors, games, overnight camping and so much more you will be hard-passed to find a better way to spend your weekend!
The Cody Shepperd Project would like to thank our Platinum Sponsor: the Frasson Family, our Silver Sponsor: RBC and our Bronze Sponsors: All Weather Sealants and Drexler Construction Limited for their support of our mission.