Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Santo's Widow Backs Diabetes Alert Dogs

Diabetic Alert Dogs are trained to detect when a diabetic’s blood sugar is out of range (high or low), and to alert either the diabetic or another person 

On the second anniversary of Ron Santo’s death Monday, the Cubs legend’s widow says that she couldn’t be more excited about “extending his legacy” by pushing a cause “Ron would have loved.”

The Ron and Vicki Santo Diabetes-Alert Dog Foundation is in the final stages of becoming a nonprofit charity with a goal of helping people with diabetes buy alert dogs that could save their lives by literally sniffing out dangerous blood-sugar levels, Vicki says. 

In the meantime, she’s hoping someone will buy one of those specially trained dogs during the auction portion of Saturday’s Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation fundraising 33rd annual Chance of a Lifetime Gala at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

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