“Ryan Mancini Charitable Foundation was created as an effort to share with our community the brightness and energy that our son Ryan emulated. In doing so, we raise awareness for SUDC (Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood) and funds for research and advocacy, while also supporting grief and support services for families affected by the sudden loss of a child. RMCF also supports both financially and through sponsorships, various children’s events, scholarships, and the struggling families of sick children however possible through times of hardship.”
Ryan “Ry Ry” Joseph Mancini
April 9, 2008-December 13, 2009
Our son, Ryan Joseph Mancini, was a beautiful, happy, healthy 20 month old baby boy, full of life and love! Ryan had an infectious laugh that could win over anyone who was lucky enough to hear it. He loved to play hard, and investigate everything in his surroundings always needing to know how everything worked. Some of his favorite things were: visiting his daddy’s fire truck, reading with mom, jumping on the bed, playing with his basketball, taking trips to the playground and going on long bike rides.
On December 12, 2009, our vibrant little boy went to bed and never awoke. Because he was over 1 year old, Ryan’s death falls in to the category of Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC-The SUDC program). There is so little known about SUDC, so building awareness and conducting research is very important.
Ryan was the love of our lives and we miss our little boy more with every passing day. We love you and miss you Ryan!
Mommy & Daddy
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering at an event, or sharing awareness of SUDC, thank you. We have given so much back in Ryan's name:
Book Drive to Framingham Public Library
Panel Replacement and Dedication at the Newton “Toddler” Park at West Newton Common
Scholarships to local High School
iPad Donations to 7 critically ill children requiring long treatments and hospitalization.
Over $40,000 donated to the SUDC support services and research.
Sponsorship of Christmas Toy Drive to benefit Mass General Hospital for Children’s Hematology/Oncology Unit
We couldn't have done it without the help of supporters like you.
RMCF is a 501(c)(3) Federal Tax Exempt Nonprofit Charitable Organization. All contributions are deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
On June 7th, my "Go Big or Go Home" friend Eileen has selflessly offered to sacrifice her hair by shaving her head if we can reach the ambitious goal of $5000. Eileen who is always willing to give so much of herself, came up with this fundraiser to promote not only SUDC awareness, but also raise funds for RMCF. We plan on using these funds to go to SUDC research, support, and buy an iPad for a local child who is critically ill requiring extensive treatments and/or hospitalizations.