Quest for cure continues

Published 9:28 am Wednesday, August 1, 2012

AHOSKIE – The quest for a cure continues.

Since its inception in 2000, the Josh Lane Golf Classic has raised nearly $400,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). While advances in medical research are numerous over a decade later, diabetes remains incurable. It’s that fact which drives David and Deborah Lane of Murfreesboro to do all they can to help find a cure to aid their now grown son, Josh, and millions of Type 1 diabetes patients like him.

While the Lanes patiently wait for a cure, they continue their annual fundraising effort.

The 2012 Josh Lane Golf Classic is staged for Tuesday, Aug. 14 at Beechwood Country Club. As is tradition, it’s the largest, single-day golfing event in the Roanoke-Chowan area and a few spots remain in this year’s field.

Those wanting to participate can get their foursome in if they act immediately. The cost per foursome is $350 and includes 18 holes of golf, carts, two mulligans per player, a golfer gift and a luncheon.

A golf/tee sign package is priced at $600 and includes all of the above plus a sign at one of the holes promoting a business. For an added $400 a golf/sponsor package includes signage at two holes plus prominent placement of a corporate banner at the event.

Individual golfers can register for $100 per person.

For those wishing to make a donation to the cause and do not plan to participate in the round of golf, they can purchase tee or green advertisement signage for $250. There is also a family sponsorship board available for $50 per spot.

The tournament consists of two tee times – morning (8:30 a.m. with check-in from 7:30-8:15 a.m.) and afternoon (1:30 p.m.; check-in from 12:30-1:15 p.m.) Lunch will be served in-between the flights.

Golfers also qualify for special prizes, including a $10,000 putting contest (50 percent to the golfer; 50 percent to JDRF), straightest drive and guess the tees. There is also a raffle featuring numerous prizes.

Call David Lane at 252-398-5956 or contact the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at 919-847-2630. Registration can also be handled online at

One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit JDRF.

JDRF, the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes research worldwide has awarded more than $1.6 billion to diabetes research since 1970. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education. With your dedication, a cure can become reality.

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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