The As One Foundation is the leading national organization providing Sickle Cell Trait education, awareness and advocacy.
The Darling Dash 5k is a memorial race to create awareness about Sickle Cell Trait as it marks the annual anniversary of Devaughn Darling death due to sickle cell trait exertion on February 26, 2001. Darling Dash proceeds fund the sickle cell trait awarness activies of the As One Foundation.
People get the "warm-and-fuzzies" when they learn that the As One Foundation got it's name from the fact that our founder's parents and doctors were not expecting twins when Devard and Devaughn Darling were born in Nassau, Bahamas. They were majorly surprised when two boys instead of one showed up as they had been hearing two hearts beating AS ONE.
We hope you'll support this worthy cause by making the As One Foundation your Reason2Race.
The annual Darling Dash is a family event where everyone participates! Prizes are awarded, post-race snacks are available, and the entire family will enjoy a day of fun and exercise. Whether you are doing the event in person or virtually, we invite you to elevate your event experience and share about the impactful work of As One Foundation. Join our team today!
3 simple steps to join our fundraising team:
- REGISTER FOR THE DARLING DASH HERE.
- Set up a free fundraising campaign by clicking the JOIN TEAM button below.
- Email, post, tweet, blog, and talk up your campaign to get as much support as possible and raise funds.
There is no fundraising minimum to participate, and we encourage you to set a high goal, at least $1,000. You have nothing to lose and so much to gain. Go team!