Two months after undergoing surgery for brain cancer, beloved former Phillie Darren Daulton gathered with friends and family on Monday to raise money for his foundation.
“It’s like family,” Daulton said. “It really is. Whenever I’m part of one of these things, it’s like family.”
Daulton was joined by several Phillies players from the 1993 World Series team for a golf outing at the LuLu Country Club in Glenside, Pennsylvania. In July, two tumors were removed from Daulton’s brain. He is still undergoing treatment for glioblastoma in Tampa, Florida.
“I've got two more weeks left and then they’ll get another treatment,” Daulton said.
The golf outing raised about $50,000, all of which will go towards Daulton’s medical and living expenses.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Phillies run to the World Series in 1993. Daulton’s teammate, John Kruk as well as Tommy Greene, Mitch Williams, Milt Thompson, Danny Jackson and Pat Burrell attended Monday’s fundraiser.
While Daulton’s recovery is far from over, the legendary Phillies catcher says he’s grateful to be alive.
“I’ve seen the script and it’s not always great,” Daulton said. “But I’m recognizing this as one that is and I’m loving it.”