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DARRELL GWYNN 'COMES HOME' AS HE JOINS THE BUONICONTI FUND TO CURE PARALYSIS

The Hall of Fame Drag Racer will unite with Marc Buoniconti to help find a cure for paralysis and help those living with paralysis have an improved quality of life

Marc Buoniconti and Darrell Gwynn with Richard PettyNearing the 25th anniversary of both his last National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) win and the accident that left him paralyzed, Hall of Fame Drag Racer Darrell Gwynn announced today that he will begin a new chapter in his journey to support those living with paralysis.   Gwynn will officially become the Director of The Darrell Gwynn Quality of Life Chapter of The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis.  The Buoniconti Fund is the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, the world’s most comprehensive spinal cord injury research center, located at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

“I am happy to ‘come home’ to The Buoniconti Fund and join Nick and Marc Buoniconti as they work to better the lives of those suffering from paralysis.  As a racer, I believed in the cause and have supported them in their efforts for more than 25 years.  After my accident we continued to help and now I am thrilled to be side by side with the Buonicontis,” said Gwynn.

As a world champion racer in the 80’s, Gwynn was at the top of his game and chose to donate a portion of his winnings to The Miami Project and continued after his accident.  He felt so strongly about Marc Buoniconti’s struggle to find a cure for paralysis, and the plight of those suffering from paralyzing spinal cord injuries, that he personally placed the iconic Miami Project wheelchair logo in a prime location on his race car to show his support.

“Darrell has been a true champion in all aspects of his life,” said Marc Buoniconti, President of The Buoniconti Fund and The Miami Project.  “His foundation has touched thousands of lives and we are thrilled to have him truly come home to the Buoniconti Fund family.  We will continue to do great things as we strive toward our mutual goals of helping better the lives of those living with paralysis and ultimately finding a cure.”

Sixteen years ago, Darrell and his wife Lisa were direct beneficiaries of some of the Miami Project’s miraculous research advances when they gave birth to their daughter Katie through The Miami Project’s research program that helps paralyzed men achieve fatherhood. This 13 year relationship has blossomed through the Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s Patient Assistance Fund, including yearly donations in support of many of the scientific efforts at The Miami Project.

Since its inception in 2002, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation has provided support for people with paralysis and worked to prevent spinal cord injuries through their Wheelchair Donation Program and Education & Prevention Program.  He will continue to achieve these goals through his work with The Darrell Gwynn Quality of Life Chapter of The Buoniconti Fund, under the umbrella of The Miami Project’s fundraising arm.

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Raise A Glass For A Cure Wine Reception

Charleston Chapter

LEAF Restaurant

Charleston, South Carolina

 

 

 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

11th Annual Golf Tournament

Pittsburgh Chapter

Carmichaels Golf Club

Carmichaels, Pennsylvania

 

 

 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Comedy Showcase
Boston Chapter

Laugh Boston Comedy Club

Boston, Massachusetts

 

 

 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

30th Annual Great Sports

Legends Dinner

Waldorf Astoria

New York City, New York

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis
1095 NW 14th Terrace
Lois Pope LIFE Center
Miami, FL  33136 USA
p. (305) 243-6001 or 1.888.STAND UP
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