For Immediate Release
October 2, 2015
Lou Haley, Administrator
Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, P.C.
Kathy Burk, Associate Executive Director
Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Chapter of JDRF
Serving Washington, D.C., Maryland, Northern Virginia
Arlington, VA—For the past 18 years, Martin “Art” Walsh, founding shareholder at Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, P.C., has hosted a golf outing to raise funds for JDRF, the leading global funder of Type 1 Diabetes research. The annual event is dedicated to the memory of Art’s late brother, John Walsh, who was diagnosed with T1D at the age of 5. This year, 141 golfers turned out to play golf at Westwood Country Club in Vienna, Virginia.
T1D is a life-threatening autoimmune disease that afflicts both children and adults. There is no way to prevent it and, currently, no cure. “I know first-hand that T1D is a terrible disease,” Art said as he addressed the golfers prior to tee off. “It’s my great pleasure to host this event and do whatever I can to support JDRF.” Among the 24 teams playing that day was Washington Wizards play-by-play announcer Steve Buckhantz, who has participated in nearly all 18 golf outings since its inception.
Steve also acted as the evening’s guest auctioneer following a reception and buffet dinner held in the club’s ballroom overlooking the 18th hole. Steve led the friendly but fierce bidding as guests vied for auction items that ranged from a three-night stay in a golf villa at The Homestead, to six tickets to the Washington vs. Dallas football game with limo included.
Every golfer who participated in the outing received a gift, but the largest gift was the donation to JDRF. The $75,500 raised this year increases the total amount the annual event has contributed for T1D research to more than $1.1 million. Plans for next year’s event are in the making. Please contact Michelle Stapleton at 703.528.4700 for more information.
Learn more about T1D and the many ways to donate by visiting jdrf.org.
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