2017 Stepping Out - Baltimore (Greater Washington DC Chapter)

Team Gary

Dear Family and Friends,

On Saturday May 20th, the Scleroderma Foundation will be holding its annual 'Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma' 5K Walk/Run at Atholton High School in Columbia, MD. As many of you already know, Gary, our Dad, husband, and brother was diagnosed with scleroderma in the late 70's. Again in 2017, Gary's wife, siblings, children, and grandchildren have joined together to ensure that 'Team Gary 2017' raises as much as money possible to help provide critical funding to researchers conducting studies worldwide.


For over twenty years Gary worked with top-tier doctors and hospitals, undergoing countless traditional and experimental treatments, to prolong his life so he could spend as much time with his family as possible. In 1999, our family was changed forever when he succumbed to the disease which he had fought so vigorously, leaving to us the responsibility of ensuring that more research and awareness are paid to the disease that has impacted our family so greatly.


Our families cannot express in words the gratitude we owe to those of you who have supported us in our prior fundraising efforts; Team Gary has been recognized nearly every year as the largest contributor of funds to the Scleroderma Foundation Walk for the Greater Washington DC area, providing desperately needed funding for scleroderma research, education and support. Let’s do it again in 2017!
If you have been with us on this journey in the past or this is your first year becoming part of our family effort, please join us this year in supporting “Team Gary 2017" to honor Gary’s memory and help put an end to this terrible disease.

A huge Thank You for any assistance, no matter the amount, which you can provide.


With our sincerest love and appreciation,


The Dwoskin, Lieberman and Kushner Families
Judy, Samantha, Matt, and Adam; Supported by Michael, Randi and Megan
Grandpa Gary's Grandchildren, Grant, Gabi, Brooke, Jeremy, Brett, and Hunter
Susan and Alan Kushner & Mitchell and Melissa Dwoskin

In Rememberance Philip and Jeanette Dwoskin, Gary's Dad & Mom

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