Spokesman & Founding Partner
Pitch for a Cure - Sophomore Medical Student
A picture of health. Connor's support network and family are strong and World renowned, yet his personal triumph and successful transition to self administration and management of his diabetes remains an hour-by-hour and moment-by-moment challenge. It's a constant awareness, mental and grueling marathon that takes both a personal discipline and self awareness that face juveniles His parents, brother and sister and their extended family have been blessed with seeing and working with a person who is capable of mastering first his diabetes management; and then to the general and all too familiar challenges of everyday life.
Taking into account Connor's energy, life long learning, track record and understanding his inherent gifts to care for and insire others to take over their own mastery of their diabetes and taking into effective control their own lives. Pitch for a Cure, founded by Conner's father and to which Conner has served as, spokesperson, role-model and active community advocate have remained a constant presence.
The medical field is something that any insulin injecting diabetic can attest; the comfort level with phlebotomy, inherent understanding of dietary connectivity to over all health and the importance of regimented, consistent exercise and self monitoring; all lend themselves to medical field. As Connor pursues his medical accreditation, his work with Pitch for a Cure continues and has shifted towards technology, media and development of TeleHealth support systems to aid families throughout the World through education, advocacy and the innovative use of technology.
Samuel Babson "Sam" Fuld is an American professional baseball outfielder who is a free agent. Fuld was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 10.
Height: 5′ 10″
Salary: 1.925 million USD (2016)
Founder & CEO
Robert Dromerhauser is the founder of Pitch For a Cure, (“PFAC”), and was inspired to help youngsters afflicted with juvenile diabetes after his son Connor was diagnosed. More information is available at www.pitchforacure.org. Mr. Dromerhauser is also the Executive Producer of the just released movie Henry & Me, an animation about how a young boy battling illness is taken on a magical adventure by a stranger named Henry. On their journey, the boy meets New York Yankee legends, both past and present, who gave him lessons about baseball and life. Mr. Dromerhauser operated baseball and sports camps from 1991 and in 2000 established American Sports Academy LLC. Mr. Dromerhauser was appointed a Director of Treasury International Inc. in April 2002 when it acquired American Sports Academy, LLC. and was a Director of American Sports History Inc. from 1999 until 2003 and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 2002 until 2003. Mr. Dromerhauser oversaw the general operations with responsibility for management along with for securing advertisers, creating relationships with professional and amateur sports associations (active and retired), and assisting in the securing of access to licensed media for incorporation in American Sports History Inc.'s content portfolio. Mr. Dromerhauser was a professional baseball player in the Baltimore Orioles system between 1985 and 1986 and was the bullpen catcher for the New York Mets from 1987 through 1991. Mr. Dromerhauser caught seven Cy Young Award Pitchers during his career. In June 2013, he was honored as "Father of the Year" by the American Diabetes Association.
Dwight Eugene "Doc" Gooden
(born November 16, 1964), nicknamed "Dr. K", is an American former professional baseball pitcher who played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB). Gooden pitched from 1984 to 1994 and from 1996 to 2000 for the New York Mets, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays. In a career spanning 430 games, he pitched 2,800 2⁄3 innings and posted a win–loss record of 194–112, with a 3.51 earned run average (ERA), and 2,293 strikeouts.
Gooden made his MLB debut in 1984 for the Mets and quickly established himself as one of the league's most talented pitchers; as a 19-year-old rookie, he earned the first of four All-Star selections, won the National League (NL) Rookie of the Year Award, and led the league in strikeouts. In 1985, he won the NL Cy Young Award and achieved the pitching Triple Crown, compiling a 24–4 record and a league-leading 1.53 ERA, 268 strikeouts, and 16 complete games. The following season, he helped the Mets win the 1986 World Series. As a member of the Yankees in 1996, Gooden pitched a no-hitter and helped the team on its path to a World Series championship. In 2010, Gooden was inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame.