In Memory of Ron DeNunzio
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share the news that Ron DeNunzio passed away. Ron started DESTINY ten years ago and created an amazing program that has touched many camper athletes and volunteers.
It is no coincidence that Ron, who consistently overcame many great challenges, was able to beat the odds and get DESTINY off the ground. In 2009 he put together a program, hosted 15 kids, and started an organization that has grown to host over 70 kids each year and continues to grow. Through Ron’s hard work, the number of scholarships that DESTINY is able to offer has grown every year and allowed kids with financial hardship fighting diabetes to attend camp. Ron was committed to making sure no child was unable to attend because of financial reasons.
The impact of his work has given those kids strategies, tools, and information that allows the to do anything they set their sights on in spite of managing diabetes.
Ron was a friend, a mentor, and a great soul.
His passion for helping kids and others with type 1 will live on in all of us.
We will miss you.
Bill King and John Boyer
Ron’s family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to DESTINY. Please use this link to donate via PayPal
Or donations in his honor can be mailed to DESTINY, 15106 Black Ankle Road, Mount Airy MD 21771
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Diabetes Exercise Strategies Together In Network with You (D.E.S.T.I.N.Y) brings people with Type 1 Diabetes together to learn and share strategies that allow to lead active, athletic lives at the peak of their ability.
Our vision is to work with anyone with T1D to set up programs focused on being active while maintaining a healthy lifestyle and good blood glucose control. We bring a team of medical professionals and successful athletes with type 1 diabetes to each program. Our athletes serve as role models, sharing their successful strategies, challenges and inspirations with our participants at camp. We work together to empower each participant and help them believe and realize they can do anything we want with diabetes.
Here are some comments from parents of past campers:
“Thanks to everyone who takes their time to makes these camps awesome. This was a first for my daughter and she had a blast and wants to be a counselor next year!!!! So exciting!!!!”
“Thank you for a wonderful experience at camp. She stretched herself and tried activities like the zip line and rock climbing for the first time. She is excited for next year.”
“Thank you for such a wonderful experience for my daughter. This was her first time at your camp and she hasn’t stopped talking about it since we picked her up this morning.”
“Our son had another great year. Thank you Ron DeNunzio for all you do to keep this going and thank you to everyone else who takes time from their schedules to help out.”
“thank you for our son’s first camp experience – it was a 10 out of 10! he loved the food (he went on and on about the food), the kids, the activities, the counselors, the cabins, everything! for me, i loved the pics posted all weekend so we could be the fly on the wall, and i loved seeing his smiling face when i picked him up today. see you all next year!”
“Kudos to the founders of the Extreme Adventure Camp and everyone who makes it such a success. What an incredible experience for all the children, not to mention how rewarding it was for our family to volunteer.”