Death of UMd. Student Spurs Foundation Against Juvenile Diabetes
University of Maryland junior Dan Zolotorfe died in November after suffering from cardiac arrest. He was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at 10 years old.
Friends and family of Dan Zolotorofe, a 20-year-old University of Maryland junior who died in November after suffering cardiac arrest, have founded a pending non-profit organization in his honor.
The DZ Foundation is raising money to fight juvenile diabetes, which Zolotorofe was diagnosed with at 10 years old. Part of the funds will go toward an annual scholarship for a graduate from his high school in New Jersey, and the rest will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Dan easily made—and kept—friends, The Diamondback wrote in November.
"He was clever, witty, very, very funny and always smiling," his dad, David Zolotorofe, told The Diamondback. "He never lost a friend. He didn't care about social status or what a kid looked like or what they did. He was friendly to everyone."
The foundation is also hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament at Dan’s high school this Sunday. Dan played basketball throughout school, “and we thought it would be the right way to remember him,” said his friend Jordan Kaplan, who helps to run the foundation.
To learn more about the foundation, check out Mahwah Patch.