The Darren Fund
"How 'bout be happy!"
HONORING THE SPIRIT OF DARREN
It was Darren’s never-ending smile and happiness that filled the hearts of Anne Marie and John with joy when they welcomed him into their family. That joy led them to establish the Darren FUNd in 2007 at Pathlight.
The FUNd’s purpose is to afford others served by Pathlight's Shared Living program opportunities that are fun and bring them joy.
Over the years, the FUNd has fulfilled this intention in a variety of ways, including vacations trips to Disney World, Arizona, and New Hampshire, therapeutic horseback riding lessons, classes at the Jewish Community Center, membership at the local YMCA, a week at Camp Horizon, music lessons, and the purchase of iPads.
Since Darren’s death in 2014 from Early Onset Alzheimer’s, the FUNd has taken on a new meaning.
Sadly, it is now a tribute to his life, and a way to honor his spirit.
Please join us in remembering and honoring Darren’s memory and ensuring that others will receive the gift of happiness and fun.
Thank you to all who supported the Darren FUNd's "Leafs be Gone" Fundraiser!
November 10, 2018 was a 'How 'Bout Be Happy' kind of day as the best ever rake holding, leaf blowing/bagging group of dedicated volunteers helped clean up the yards of the 3 Darren FUNd Leafs Be Gone raffle winners! All proceeds will help us continue to share Darren's spirit of Happy and increase opportunities for FUN!