Ron Santo Diabetic Dog Foundation

Resources and Events

2019 Annual Fundraiser

First Pitch

Our annual fundraising event "Celebrating Santo" will take place August 30th, 31st, and September 1st at Wrigley Field. We have four Hall of Famers signing for us this year. Fergie Jenkins, Lee Smith, Andre Dawson and Goose Gossage. Ron’s grandson, Spencer Brown, will throw out the first pitch for the foundation at Saturday’s game. Our trainer, Julie Noyes, will join Vicki Santo at the game Saturday. Vicki will be available to answer any questions during all 3 games.



In The News

Family to Receive Service Dog Help After Recent NBC 5 Report - June 27, 2018

Diabetic Alert Dog From Ron Santo Foundation - April 18, 2017

Diabetic Alert Dog Foundation, Steve Dale CABC - September 4, 2016

Diabetes alert dog a 'life-saver' for St. Mary first-grader - April 20, 2015

Vicki Santo launches foundation to provide diabetes alert dogs - July 15, 2013



Past Events

Legendary Ron Santo inducted into the WGN Walk of Fame

Major League Assist for People with Diabetes and Their Families

Meet Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda


Ron Santo Diabetic Alert Dogs will be with their handlers at Wrigley Field on September 3rd.


Five children who have received Diabetic Alert Dogs from the Foundation will walk on the field with their dogs to the on deck circle. Sean Mc Kee , will throw out the first pitch with Fergie Jenkins to raise awareness about these amazing guardians.

Fergie Jenkins will be signing memorabilia for the entire home stand Sept 1 thru 4 in the concourse by the main gate. All proceeds will go to the Ron and Vicki Santo Diabetic Alert Dog Foundation.

Meet Vicki Santo and share “Ron Stories” at the Fergie Jenkins booth.



Ron Santo Foundation Public Service Announcement - Chicago Edition



Ron Santo Foundation Public Service Announcement - General