Guilford 7-year-old raising $5,000 for St. Jude after being touched by commercial

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GUILFORD--A young boy is determined to change the lives of kids who aren't as lucky as he is.

Grady Pascucilla is just 7 years old, but he's been touched by the tragedies that other kids face. After seeing a commercial for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, he decided he needed to do something to make a difference.

Now, the boy with a huge heart is trying to raise $5,000 to donate to the hospital, which he plans to hand deliver to Memphis, Tennessee.

"Because they're hurting and the parents don't have enough money to help them so I want to help them," Grady told FOX 61 about why he's raising the money.

Maureen, Grady's mother, said, "He has such a giving heart and it's remarkable Grady's a special special boy and we're really, really proud of him."

There will be a car wash in Guilford on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help raise money towards Grady's goal. It's being held at Palumbo's Automative, located at 1099 Boston Post Road in Guilford.

There is also a GoFundMe, which you can find here. So far, he's raised more than $2,500 on the page.