The Daniel Beer Foundation
Daniel Ae Roo Beer passed away suddenly on July 10, 2017, six days after his 11th birthday. He truly was our Yankee Doodle Daniel, born on the 4th of July. Daniel’s smile and his love of life illuminated every room he entered. Daniel was set to be entering 6th grade at the Norwood Public School in September 2017 Daniel loved swimming, soccer, basketball, tennis and was a self taught piano player who also played trumpet in the school band.
We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from all of our communities. Everyone wants to know how they can honor Daniel aka Darby. The first way is to smile and to be kind – and add little glitter when you can. Daniel loved all things that sparkled.
To keep Daniel’s smile bright we have formed The Daniel Beer Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3. The Daniel Beer Foundation’s mission is to award monies to organizations that benefit children and enhance their lives.
The first event was on April 22, 2018 where people from all over came together running, walking, volunteering, donating and raised money for the Daniel Beer Foundation.
Now, we have this event every year so we can walk and remember Daniel while also giving kids a chance to do activities that Daniel loved. If you would like to join us for The Daniel Beer Memorial 5K Fun Run/Walk on Sunday April 5th, 2020 at Rockland Lake in Valley Cottage, NY. All proceeds will go to The Daniel Beer Foundation. To sign up for this Fun Run/ Walk, please click here.
To donate directly, send check made out to The Daniel Beer Foundation and send to PO Box 424, Norwood, NJ 07648.
With the money we have raised we have been able to donate to help kids in many ways such as:
– Giving kids the chance to go to summer camp
– Help fund a jazz music program that teaches kids to play music
– Memberships to pools during the summer
– Packages of snacks for kids during the weekend
– A music/prayer room for kids to learn music and study
– Funding a STEM camp for kids to learn
Please check in to this site regularly as we hope to update it with photos from events and also of Daniel loving the short life he had.