Canadian Ryan Dempster is one of 30 finalists for the 2011 Roberto Celmente award that is presented by Chevy and Major League Baseball.
Ryan Dempster and his wife started the Jenny Dempster Family Foundation after their daughter was diagnosed with DiGeorge Syndrome. The Foundation raises awareness, reaches out to families with children suffering from the disease and supports DiGeorge Syndrome research. In 2010, the foundation awarded $185,600 in grants to 14 charitable organizations. Ryan and the Cubs made April 22, 2011, “22q Day at the Ballpark” to raise awareness for DiGeorge Syndrome and host more than 150 kids and their families who have the disorder.
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