Welcome to Ryan Mancini Charitable Foundation

About Us

Our Mission

“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

Thank You

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.

BRAVE the SHAVE -raised so far $10,513.40


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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.

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Ryan Mancini Charitable Foundation


(617) 640-4137




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