For the 10th consecutive year, the ARC Ladybug Fund, in partnership with featured wineries, select restaurants and community sponsors, raised funds to help young children with developmental disabilities and delays to achieve to their fullest potential.
A Ladybug winetasting and silent auction held at Plant Zero in Manchester on Saturday, May 1, 2010, and a wine dinner held at the new ARCenter at 3600 Saunders Avenue on Sunday, May 23, 2010, netted more than $88,000 for the Fund.
Thom Horsey, Ladybug Fund co-founder and father of the Fund's namesake, said of the significance of the monies raised, "Together, we can ensure that Ladybug Fund scholarships are available for ANY family who needs ARC's Infant and Child Development Services (ICDS). No family should be turned away from specialized pediatric rehabilitation when it can give them the best possible start to leading a fulfilling life."
In 2010, generous community sponsors included:
BB&T - The Reinhart Foundation - Kathleen & Bob Redmond - Stevens Jewelers - Marshall Butler - Thom Horsey - Gus & Eileen Remppies - Dominion Resources - Custom Kitchens - Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hunt - Bill & Amy Horan - UPS Freight - W. Baxter Perkinson - The Trust Company of Virginia - Dr. Steven Fiore - The Wilton Companies - Dave & Judy Pahren - David & Shelly Blake - Demis Stewart - James River Air - Dr. Joe & April Niamtu Cosmetic Facial Surgery - Hirschler Fleischer - In Loving Memory of Liddy Horsey
(Photo: Liddy Horsey, inspiration for the ARC Ladybug Fund)