6/13 Ron Santo Foundation

Do you want to sing on stage with the band, Chicago, and also help Ron Santo’s foundation aid other diabetics? You can win a chance to sing on stage with the band, Chicago, on Aug. 25 at Ravinia. An auction will run from Aug. 7-17, and the winner will receive two concert tickets, two backstage passes and the opportunity to join the band on stage. All proceeds will benefit the Ron and Vicky Santo Diabetic Alert Foundation. Go to ronsantofoundation.com for more infomation.

According to the website, the foundation’s mission is to educate people about the availability and efficacy of diabetic alert dogs and to raise funds in order to assist approved clients with the purchase of a diabetic alert dog. The foundation was motivated by Ron Santo’s battle with diabetes and their dog, Joker. Vicky Santo tells the story of Joker, who would apparently recognize when Ron was having low sugars.

Santo, who had both legs amputated because of complications with diabetes, died Dec. 2, 2010, at the age of 70. The former Cubs third baseman and radio broadcaster was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2012.

— Carrie Muskat

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Ron Santo is reason I`m a Cubs fan. Read a piece about him in a baseball periodical back in early 60`s when he was embarking on his second season in Bigs.

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