hope for a cure.


Ron Darling is a former Major League Baseball player who spent the majority of his professional career as a starting pitcher with the New York Mets. During his thirteen years playing in the Majors, Darling amassed 1,590 strikeouts, a 136-116 won-loss record with 13 shutouts, and helped lead the Mets to the 1986 World Series Championship by victoriously pitching in Game 4 against the Boston Red Sox. 


Darling has also earned an impressive share of accolades, including selection for the 1985 All-Star team and the Gold Glove Award in 1989. Since retiring from the game, Darling has remained in the spotlight as a color commentator for national baseball coverage on TBS, as well as for the Mets on both SNY and WPIX. He has won an Emmy Award for "Best Sports Analyst" in 2006. 

However, all of his career accomplishments are secondary to his life mission - to help find a cure for diabetes for his son Jordan and the millions worldwide affected by the disease. And getting "Real Money to Real People with Real Needs."

Father Playing with Daughters


Since it's creation in 2009, the Ron Darling Foundation has expanded its mission from working solely finding a cure for diabetes, to also help those who are in need in local communities around the Metropolitan area. In doing so, we adhere to our motto "Real Money to Real People with Real Needs." The past few years have been exciting. The Ron Darling Foundation worked in collaboration with various charitable groups and organizations to turn our mission into reality.

We are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those who have Diabetes.

We are committed to making a difference by donating to those who need it the most.

Due to COVID-19 our 2020 events have been postponed for the safety and well-being of our guests, family and friends.

Check back for upcoming events in 2021!

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Office: (516) 466-6620

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