The Darren Daulton Foundation Began in 2013
In 2013, Darren was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. Rather than giving into the disease, Darren sought to help others by forming The Darren Daulton Foundation with his wife Amanda. The Darren Daulton Foundation was born out of Darren’s love and inspiration for serving and helping others. It was created as a tangible way of giving to those also affected by brain cancer. The Foundation serves as an extension of Darren’s love for people - the way in which he lived every day.
We have all been impacted by Darren one way or another. Whether you were a baseball player; a close friend or a devoted fan; Darren treated you like family. Even with all the fanfare and publicity that surrounded Darren, at the core he was genuinely humble and valued others over himself. This is how he knew he was destined to use his notoriety to bring awareness and funds to this disease.
After a courageous battle, Darren passed away from his bout with cancer on August 6, 2017. Although Darren is no longer with us his spirit lives on through the Foundation; which is committed to providing financial assistance to those who suffer from malignant primary brain tumors. The Board of Directors together with Amanda Daulton vow to continue supporting those who are affected by this devastating disease as well as raising awareness for brain cancer.
Since its inception the Darren Daulton Foundation has granted over $250,000.00 to more than 100 people and continues to grow. If you are interested in getting involved in the organization or know someone that is affected by malignant primary brain tumors please visit the links on the website to fill out a volunteer form, donate or sponsorship form or apply for a grant.
Darren Arthur Daulton,
nicknamed Dutch, is a former catcher in Major League Baseball, best remembered for his years with the Philadelphia Phillies. He has been called the "Greatest Clubhouse Leader the Phillies ever had.“
- Harry Kalas
American sportscaster, best known for his Ford C. Frick Award-winning role as lead play-by-play announcer for Major League Baseball's Philadelphia Phillies, a position he held from 1971 until his death in 2009.