Cochecton, NY – The Doug Ackermann and Brenna Darling Memorial Fund was recently established within the Community Foundation to assist families from Sullivan County dealing with catastrophic illness. The Doug Ackermann and Brenna Darling Memorial Fund was established by family members of Doug and Brenna, who both passed away from cancer at young ages. Doug and Brenna fought their illnesses with courage until the very end, maintaining a positive attitude despite any pain and suffering. They were both very passionate about their families, and were known to be straight forward and honest with everyone they encountered. Grants will be recommended, and facilitated through the United Way of Sullivan County, to families dealing with a catastrophic illness.
In order to raise funds for the fund, April Ackermann, daughter of Doug, is organizing a road race called the Turtle Trot 10K. The race will be held on July 12, 2014 at the Kenoza Lake Fire House located at 485 Old Taylor Road in Kenoza Lake. The race will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the cost is $20 if you register by July 1 and $25 on race day. For more information, please call (845) 701-9054.
Contributions to The Doug Ackermann and Brenna Darling Memorial Fund may be made to CFOS-The Doug Ackermann and Brenna Darling Memorial Fund and sent to the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Suite 202, Montgomery, NY 12549. Secure online donations may also be made at www.cfoc-ny.org. The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All gifts are tax deductible under current tax laws. For more information, call the Community Foundation at (845) 769-9393.