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The Ron Darling Foundation has successfully raised ten thousand dollars to support the DRI's research through donations, silent and live auctions, and large-scale events throughout the year.
As the foundation grew, our donations did too. We truly believe in our mission of helping those who need it the most. In 2013, the Ron Darling Foundation donated $15,000 in Bob's Discount Furniture gift certificates to families who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. We've had the honor to donate to many other charitable organizations such as - Habitat for Humanity, NYPD Foundation, Cape Cod Baseball League, Ryan West Memorial Fund, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Sandy Hook Elementary School Support Fund, Urban Dove, Yogi Berra Museum.
Ron Darling admits that he did not know much about diabetes prior to his son's diagnosis. He will never forget that fateful day when Jordan was diagnosed with the disease. "I got the call," Darling said. "I was on the other coast, and Jordan's mother brought him to the hospital. It was a shock to all of us, and it was especially scary for Jordan, who was 11 at the time." He continued, "When your child is sick, you try to educate yourself with the latest research on the disease." This is what led Darling to the Diabetes Research Institute.
Darling describes the research that is conducted at DRI, "brilliant," and says he soon became "obsessed," with making sure the scientists there have both access and funding to complete their work. In order to provide the resources in hopes of one day finding a cure for diabetes, Darling created his own foundation in 2009.