McDonnell Focus of 20th Annual Los Angeles Political Roast Benefiting American Diabetes Association

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The American Diabetes Association announced Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell will be this year’s honoree at the 20th annual Los Angeles Political Roast on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel located at 9876 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills, California.

Mitchell Englander, Harvey Englander and Arnie Berghoff prepare for the 20th Los Angeles Political Roast the trio originally founded in 1997 benefiting the American Diabetes Association.

This event, a Los Angeles tradition, has raised millions of dollars for the ADA, while bringing together the political and business worlds for an evening of great fun.

The American Diabetes Association announced Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell will be this year’s honoree at the 20th annual Los Angeles Political Roast on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel located at 9876 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills, California. Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m.

District Attorney Jackie Lacey and Councilman Joe Buscaino will serve up wit and humor as the roasters for the evening. Doug McIntyre, host of McIntyre In The Morning on KABC 790 Los Angeles and columnist for the Los Angeles Daily News, emcees the event.

“The Los Angeles Political Roast celebrates its 20th year this month,” said Arnie Berghoff, a local business leader and co-founder of the event. “This event, a Los Angeles tradition, has raised millions of dollars for the ADA, while bringing together the political and business worlds for an evening of great fun.”

Created in 1997 by Berghoff, Harvey Englander and Los Angles City Councilmember Mitchell Englander after Berghoff’s daughter Laura was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, the roast has raised $8 million for the Association.

Diabetes is a serious disease that strikes nearly 30 million Americans including 1 in 10 people living in and around Los Angeles. This annual fundraiser benefits the work of the American Diabetes Association’s Los Angeles chapter to stop diabetes and help those living with the disease.

For more information or to purchase tickets, sponsorships or tribute journal opportunities, contact Donna Lieberman at 800.676.4065, ext. 7437.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit http://www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find the Los Angeles office on Facebook (adalosangeles), Twitter (@ada_losangeles) and Instagram (@adalosangeles).

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