Steadman Hawkins raises funds for research |

Steadman Hawkins raises funds for research

Daily Staff Report
Special to the Daily Barbara Graves, Howard Berkowitz, Earl Graves, Judy Berkowitz and Damaris Skouras at the November fund-raiser.

NEW YORK -Vail-based Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation held a fund-raiser in New York City on Nov. 11 to raise money for orthopedic research and education. In addition to private donations from the event tallying upwards of $45,000, NFL Charities, represented by Joe Browne, formerly of the Seattle Seahawks and currently senior vice president of communications for the National Football League, and Jim Kelly and Edward Rutkowski, both formerly of the Buffalo Bills, announced a $100,000 donation to the Foundation.

NFL Charities often supports sports-related medical research programs.Dr. Richard Steadman and his wife, Gay, were joined by several Vail residents, former patients, professional athletes, and foundation board members George N. Gillett Jr., Howard and Judy Berkowitz, Dr. William Rodkey, Edie Thys Morgan, Donna Weinbrecht, Jack Kemp and 60 Minutes broadcaster Ed Bradley.”Dr. Steadman and the Foundation deserve your support to continue the leading edge research that has allowed us to remain healthy and active today with a future that promises a continued active life for years to come,” Bradley told the crowd gathered at the Union League Club.

High-profile athletes – including football stars John Elway, Joe Montana, Bruce Smith, and Dan Marino – have been treated at Steadman-Hawkins Clinic over the years. Perhaps less well known is the clinic’s research and the support those efforts receive from the foundation. “It’s always an honor to treat an elite athlete, but there are only about a thousand of them in the world and there are millions of people who want to be athletic late into life, so that’s really our Foundation’s focus,” Steadman said.

The foundation spends $2 million to $3 million annually on research. For more information please log onto Vail, Colorado

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