“It’s all about the kids! No child should ever be turned away from camp because of financial limitations.”
– Don Smith
Don Smith Swim for Diabetes
For 14 years and more than 4000 laps, Don Smith is preparing to make his 15th swim raising money for DYS. Each year he celebrates his birthday, February 2, swimming 300 laps for DYS. Through countless small personal donations and support of companies and organizations throughout Ohio and parts of Florida, Don and his wife Connie are very proud of the over $225,000 they have raised for DYS.
Don and Connie lived most of their lives in Continental, Ohio. His swim began after being inspired by a brochure for a charity swim to benefit DYS found at the Defiance Area YMCA. After the first year, Don learned more about DYS and became quite passionate about what the organization does for children with type 1 diabetes.
Since retiring to Sun City Center, they have taken the cause on the road. They have shared their passion with their new neighbors. Everyone who meets Don and Connie are inspired by their enthusiasm. Their supporters spread through 28 states and 2 countries.
The donations they secure are vital to make sure that every child can attend camp, regardless of their family’s ability to pay.
Please make a donation today and support Don’s Swim. Use the button to the left, just put “Don Smith” in the comment section. You can also send your donations to:
Diabetes Youth Services
c/o Don Smith Swim
2100 W. Central Ave, Ste. 110
Toledo, OH 43606
(Please put Don Smith in the memo section)