On August 21, 2012, the McInerney family raised money to support research finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes, with its Fifth Annual Jimmy McInerney Memorial Golf Classic. The event begins with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. at Cherry Creek Country Club in Shelby Township.
The McInerney family developed the event in honor of Jimmy McInerney who died due to complications from diabetes in January 2007. Because of the connection to his disease and Jimmy's love of children, the family selected JDRF (formerly the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) to benefit from the fundraiser. To date, the fundraiser has raised more than $400,000 for diabetes research.
During the event, a Special Achievement Award was presented to Hoot McInerney, Jimmy's uncle, to celebrate his lifetime dedication to community involvement and pay tribute to his abundant generosity and compassion. A line-up of prominent guest speakers supported the program, including His Eminence Edmund Casimir Cardinal Szoka, Ford Motor Company President and CEO Alan Mulally, News/Talk 760 WJR Radio Host Paul W. Smith and Football Hall of Fame Inductee Joe Schmidt.
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents and adults with this disease, JDRF is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal.
Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.6 billion to diabetes research. Past JDRF efforts have helped to significantly advance the care of people with this disease and have expanded the critical scientific understanding of T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. More than 80 percent of JDRF's expenditures directly support research and research-related education.
The McInerney family would like to thank everyone who attended the 4th Annual Jimmy McInerney Golf Outing on August 16, 2011. It was another beautiful day and great event.
Thank you for all who attended the 3rd Annual Jimmy's Friends Fight Diabetes this August. It was a great success.
Last year, we held the 2nd Annual Jimmy's Friend's Fight Diabetes where we were able to raise $50,000 to help fight Juvenile Diabetes.
If you would like to help and get more information regarding Juvenile Diabetes Research or Jimmy's Friends Fight Diabetes, please email us.