GO LONG FOR LUKE Started in 2013

In 2013, Cole Faller, Jesse Faller and Sophie Greenfield created GO LONG FOR LUKE to support Autism. Cole was inspired by his best friend, Luke Greenfield, who is autistic. Along with their parents, these kids created a truly memorable, innovative and remarkable fundraiser meant to send out a heartfelt message to their friend, Luke. And, they have also developed a strong bond extending their friendship to the rallying of their community in support of Autism.

Kids Raising Awareness for Kids with Autism

“Luke has autism,” Cole wrote.

“It’s okay…Autism is just a different way of thinking…. It’s fun to play with him because he is so fast. All the time he runs everywhere. I love to chase him…. Luke has a sister named Sophie and parents just like me. He has many friends also. Some kids with autism hear, see, smell and taste differently than other people. He covers his ears if someone screams. To Luke, it sounds about 10 times louder. He cannot communicate that well, so he does it through an iPad. He has a schedule too. Luke understands some things differently. That’s my buddy Luke.”

Getting Ready for the Future

In 2019, Luke turned 15. Looking ahead, Go Long for Luke is focusing on the first Go Long for Luke group home in Atlanta for young adults with Autism once they age out of the school system.  We are also focusing on a recreational day program to focus on life skills. We want to give these special young adults an opportunity to have a wonderful, thriving life like any typical person can.