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Mary Kate Sullivan Memorial: A Day of Irish Golfing is this Sunday, August 6th at New Berlin Hills Golf Course

In August of 2012, Mary Kate Sullivan passed away suddenly from complications of juvenile diabetes.

She was just 35 years old.

Her family now takes a swing at the disease every August in hopes to find the curt that Mary Kate died waiting to find. 

Proceeds will benefit the Southeaster Wisconsin Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

It is a day packed with golf, food, and fun with a lot of Irish culture mixed in.

Over the past five years, Sullivan's family and best friend Angela Sidebottom have been able to raise more than $37,000.

There are many ways to take part.

Entry fee included golf, lunch and dinner.

Or, you can chose to just get a dinner ticket and tack part in the silent auction and raffles.

Mary Kate had a zest for life.

When she was diagnosed, her mother Maureen recalls that the doctors thought they would have a cure in ten years.

It never came.

Mary Kate lost her sight, but true to her family's Irish roots, she picked up the game of golf and continued to play through her blindness.

There is a shotgun start at noon with a blessing from St. Patrick, a piper and special traditional Irish song that tells Mary Kate's story.

Corporate sponsorship or donations for items to raffle off are still being accepted by calling (414) 828-3110.

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