The Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s mission is to provide SUPPORT for people with paralysis and PREVENT spinal cord injuries
The Darrell Gwynn Foundation (a 501(c)3 organization) was founded in 2002 by Champion Racer Darrell Gwynnand his wife, Lisa, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation to provide SUPPORT for people living with paralysis and PREVENT spinal cord injuries. The foundation’s goal is to raise funds to be able to provide custom built wheelchairs through their National Wheelchair Donation Program. The foundation has donated and assisted hundreds of individuals in need through this program.
The foundation also maintains a Patient Assistance Fund that provides support services and tools at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado. One of the main goals of the Darrell Gwynn Foundation is to expand the Patient Assistance Fund to several hospitals nationwide. In addition, the Patient Assistance Fund also supports two Speediatrics Units the Betty Jane France Pediatric Center, at Halifax Hospital in Daytona, Fla. and Homestead Hospital in Homestead, Fla. as well as financial support through its Fast Track Laboratory with the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis aimed at finding a cure for paralysis. The foundation’s Education & Prevention Program currently reaches over 10,000 high school students annually at over 50 high schools. The program is designed to educate these soon to be adults on the dangers of risky behavior that can lead to spinal cord injuries.
The National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month and Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week in Florida was established due to the lobbying efforts of the Darrell Gwynn Foundation.
Darrell Gwynn Foundation has the support of Barrett-Jackson, the NHRA, NASCAR as well many generous sponsors, individual supporters and private donors. For more information and to contribute, visit www.darrellgwynnfoundation.org