Founded in 2002 by Champion Racer Darrell Gwynn and his wife, Lisa, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to provide SUPPORT for people living with paralysis and PREVENTspinal cord injuries.
The foundation's primary support program is its national Wheelchair Donation Program. With this program the Darrell Gwynn Foundation has donated custom built power wheelchairs to hundreds of individuals facing medical and financial hardships.
The foundation also maintains a Patient Assistance Fund offering support services and tools at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado and Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. with aspirations to expand this model to several hospitals nationwide. 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. Additionally, the Patient Assistance Fund provides financial support through its Fast Track Laboratory with the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis aimed at finding a cure for paralysis.
The foundation operates an Education & Prevention Program directed to high school students to educate them on the dangers of risky behavior that can lead to spinal cord injuries. This rapidly growing program reaches over 25,000 students annually at over 50 high schools. In an effort to create more awareness about spinal cord injuries, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation successfully lobbied for and established a National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month and Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week in Florida.
With tremendous fundraising partners such as Barrett-Jackson, the NHRA, NASCAR and many more generous sponsors, individual supporters and donors, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation continues to evolve as a leading foundation for those with spinal cord injuries and living with paralysis. For more information please visit darrellgwynnfoundation.org or www.facebook.com/darrellgwynnfoundation or call (954) 792-7223 x.113
Darrell Gwynn Foundation Donates $22,000 Wheelchair to Addison Santana at Hot Rods & Reels™ Charity Fishing Tournament at Daytona International Speedway, February 22 Clint Bowyer claims his third Hot Rods & Reels Tournament Championship DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Darrell Gwynn Foundation, on behalf of its donors and supporters donated a $22,000 custom power wheelchair [Read More]
Darrell Gwynn Foundation Donates $22,000 Wheelchair to Addison Santana of Orlando, Fla. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR Star and Daytona 500 contender Clint Bowyer won his third Hot Rods & Reels charity fishing tournament at the Daytona International Speedway on Friday, February 22. The annual fishing tournament pairs NASCAR Drivers with sponsors and race [Read More]
Darrell Gwynn Foundation also donates $22,000 Wheelchair to Addison Santana of Orlando, Fla.; Clint Bowyer wins third Hot Rods & Reels championship DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Darrell Gwynn Foundation presented Speediatrics with a check for $10,000 using proceeds from the Hot Rods & Reels charity fishing tournament at the Daytona Internatonal Speedway on [Read More]
DAVIE, Fla. - The Darrell Gwynn Foundation announced the formation of a new advisory council created to enhance the foundation's efforts to serve the spinal cord injury community. The Darrell Gwynn Foundation's mission is to SUPPORT people with paralysis and PREVENT spinal cord injuries. "This is a very special and important council we've established," said [Read More]