Ron Santo Diabetic Dog Foundation

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Celebrating Santo

Celebrating Santo event will take place at Wrigley Field on September 3rd. The Cubs are raising awareness of the Ron and Vicki Santo Diabetic Alert Dog Foundation at the home stand with the Milwaukee Brewers on August 1, 2nd and 3rd. Fergie Jenkins will be signing autographed memorabilia at the Cubs store across from the ballpark on August 1 and inside the park at the night games on the 2nd and 3rd. All the proceeds from the signing will go to the Foundation.

A meet and greet will be held prior to the game on August 3rd, location to be determined, where Logan Burke, the diabetic son of a Chicago Firefighter will receive his dog at a presentation before the game on the 3rd. Vicki Santo, Raymond Scarpelli, founders of the foundation will be present along with Julie Noyes, trainer of the Alert Dogs.

A Big-League Hit

Among the crowd assembled for the festivities was Scottsdale resident Vicki Santo, wife of the late baseball great Ron Santo, also a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. As the Cubs prepare to move into their new spring-training home, Vicki has launched a project of her own, the Ron & Vicki Santo Diabetic Alert Dog Foundation. And she’s every bit as excited about the Foundation as the Cubs are about their new training facility.Read more

Ron's Story

Ron had two goals that were very important to him. The first was to be inducted into The Baseball Hall of Fame. He accomplished that in 2012 and was the only player to have attained that great honor while playing his entire career with type 1 diabetes. During that pursuit his other goal became crystal clear. It was to raise money to find a cure for diabetes but also to help others to live productive and independent lives while dealing with all the complications that may come with the disease. Read more