Walk Strong

Cal at the Duke's Mayo Bowl
Cal at the Duke's Mayo Bowl

Walk for Cal

We are celebrating Cure JM's 20-year anniversary by walking strong to Cure JM and hope you will join and support our team. Cal was diagnosed with juvenile dermatomyositis on July 5, 2018, almost exactly 5 years ago. He has come so far since then, from struggling to walk up stairs to running around on the baseball field every weekend. Research funded by Cure JM has been critical, and our hope is that one day, Cal can officially be off all meds!

Gifts will be matched by the Leetz Family Match.

Your gift will be put right to work to:

  • Advance four clinical trials 
  • Help kids get the best care
  • Fund our largest-ever grant cycle, including investigating a new type of gene therapy 


We are grateful for your support. 

The walk will be held at the Rio Lakefront, Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, 9751 Washingtonian Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. Registration is at 9am and the walk will start at 10am. 

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