Thomas McInerney raises more than $100,000 for Diabetes research

In order to pay tribute to the loving memory of James A. McInerney, his father Thomas McInerney, owner and president of McInerney’s Woodhaven Chrysler Jeep created the first annual Jimmy McInerney Memorial Golf Classic, held August 19th at the Cherry Creek Golf Club in Shelby Township, to raise money to combat diabetes. In this inaugural event McInerney presented a $100,000 check to the JDRF members.

Due to this generous gift in 21 September, McInerney receives a special thanks from Diabetes research and awareness group of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF).

In 2007 McInerney’s son, James A. McInerney, suffered from the disease and had a fatal heart attack. In order to pay tribute McInerney joined forces with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and together with the sponsors and volunteers, came up with this special event — a day of golf, entertainment, auctions and guest speakers.

My wife, Jacqueline and I, along with Jimmy’s widow, Debbie and their daughter, Hayley, thought about how we could best pay tribute to our son and honor his memory. Then we thought that if we organize an event which will not only raise money but will also raise awareness then that will be the best payed tribute to him. And as thought we organize this event, says McInerney.


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