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Wartorn movie »

Sunday, April 10, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Ragnar Relay Race »

Friday-Saturday, June 10-11, 2011


Golf Outing »

Friday, June 17, 2011


Idol's Chris Medina receives life-changing donation for his injured fiancee »

Past news


October, 2010 »

RSVP for the Wartorn movie showing.


September, 2010 »

In Memoriam: Michael Robert Schwass


February, 2010 »

We're off to the races, again!

Also, see our race night II photo gallery.


January, 2010 »

A Breath of Fresh Air for Our Heroes


November, 2009 »

In Memoriam: Don Dalton


October, 2009 »

New partner profiles


September, 2009 »

Keeping Good Company ...


August, 2009 »

New Partner Profiles — Disabled Patriot Fund & Behavioral Vision


July, 2009 »

Golf Outing A Great Success!


May, 2009 »

Restoring a Delicate Balance


April, 2009 »

Program update ...


March, 2009 »

The First Step Foundation, a First Class Guy.

Laurus Foundation Golf Outing. RSVP Now!


February, 2009 »

Orchestrating an Amazing Symphony — Optimal Health.


January, 2009 »

A new year and we're off to the races.

Also, see our race night photo gallery.


December, 2008 »

Cooking with gas and healthy ingredients.


November, 2008 »

NextSteps Chicago and the next steps for Tre’.


October, 2008 »

Independence One Goes to College and our Newest Partner.


September, 2008 »

Partners In Progress Launched with a ‘Salute’ to Our Veterans.


August, 2008 »

In Good Company – Program Partners Continue to Grow.


July, 2008 »

Partner Profile – Mike Brougher, In His Own Words.


June, 2008 »

Three New Initiatives – Independence One, Healthy Bodies-Healthy Minds, and the Laurus Running Club.


May, 2008 »

New Logo, New Tagline, and New Relationships.


November, 2009

In Memoriam

donald j. daltonNovember 2009 was a sad month for the Laurus Foundation, the friends, and family of a remarkable man, Don Dalton. Don and his company, Assistive Technologies, Inc, was our very first Partner in Progress. We began our relationship with Don in the hope of fulfilling a life-long dream of Don’s to bring independence and fulfillment to the lives of individuals with disabilities.


He called this dream, Independence One — an advanced Electronic Aid to Daily Living (EADL) system. Otherwise known as an Environmental Control System, I-One allows the user complete control - by voice, touch screen, or mouse - of all the peripheral equipment typically installed in a home, dorm room, hospital, rehab facility, or workplace. To read more about our partnership with Don, click here.


But, Don Dalton was more than just an expert on assistive technologies. He was an inspiration to everyone who ever met him. Some in the Laurus Foundation family had the privilege of meeting Don last summer at our golf outing. It was the 40th anniversary of his diving accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down and relegated to a wheel chair until his death on November 2.


I had the honor of knowing Don for just a few short years. In that brief time, I came to know a man with more courage and more compassion for others than anyone I have ever met. His energy and determination were infectious, so much so, that you instantly saw the enormous heart of this man and soon forgot about any so-called disability. He will be sorely missed as partner, mentor, and good friend.


God bless Don Dalton.





































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