News About This Year's Beer & Wine Tasting Event

2020 Beer & Wine Tasting Cancelled due to COVID-19 - please consider a donationThe Romito Foundation has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Beer and Wine Tasting Event.  We will be back with our event next year and the planning has started already.

The decision was difficult for us for many reasons.  This year's unprecedented event known as Covid-19 is at the root of these reasons and it is our sincere hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and gainfully employed. 

Our event relies on the generosity of both our sponsors and volunteers.  Our Beer and Wine has always been donated and it has been a tough year for these sponsors.  Our Silent Auction Items are also donated and again we find ourselves asking too much of our community. 

Our families living with DMD are even more at health risk than the general population and while we enjoy bringing everyone together this is not meant to be this year.

DMD continues to affect our community and the Romito Foundation continues to look for ways to help.  We are exploring virtual style events and looking forward to our future outings!

While the event may be canceled this year our need to raise money remains.  We have decided to have an online auction with a select few items.  Did we say we have the best community?

We ask that in lieu of attending that you donate the same amount of your ticket purchase at $65 per person.  Could you do that? Can you challenge your friends to do the same?

Richard Romito Recognized As An Everyday Hero

July 13, 2015, Thornton, CO

The Denver Channel 7 anchor Mitch Jelniker, met with Romito Foundation founder Richard Romito today and surprised him with the 7 Everyday Hero Award for his work with kids diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/7everyday-hero/thornton-officer-offers-hope-for-families-fighting-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy_07132015

Mitch Jelniker anchors 7NEWS in the mornings from 4:30 to 7 a.m. He also features a different 7Everyday Hero each week on 7NEWS.

read more on the Denver Channel's website

Family fights Duchenne muscular dystrophy (KDVR)

fox news Romito article from June 2016

FREDERICK, Colo. (June 2016) -- For Father’s Day, a Weld County dad said his one wish would be to find a cure for his children.

Richard Romito and his wife Jamie have four sons. Their oldest is away at college. The younger three, Dominic, 15, Collin, 9, and Kaleb, 7, live at home and have been diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The disease causes muscle degeneration. There is no treatment and no cure for DMD.

“They stop walking between the ages of 8 and 12. They’re on breathing machines in their late teens and their life expectancy right now is late teens to mid-20’s,” Richard Romito said.

Richard and Jamie started a nonprofit called The Romito Foundation to help kids with DMD feel normal. The money raised pays for summer camps, sporting events and other social activities for about 30 Colorado families.

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