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Doing Good Comes in Many Forms

By November 18, 2021No Comments
doing good: david hinman's story

Doing good comes in many different forms, and David Hinman’s story represents one such way.

David’s mother, Kathryn Daub Hinman, was diagnosed with scleroderma in the late 1970s. He recalls how at the time, “very little was known about the disease with hardly any research going on.” Sadly, Kathryn died in 1984 at age 73 from complications of the disease.

Not long afterward, David read an article in the Wall Street Journal about Sharon Monsky and how she founded the Scleroderma Research Foundation. “She was an MBA, like myself,” says David. “She was approaching the scleroderma problem like a businesswoman, with the goal of putting the foundation out of business, when research found a cure.”

Inspired by Sharon, he began sending letters to friends and family to request donations to support the SRF in honor of his mother in November 1987. More than 30 years later, he continues to send out his annual mailing and has raised over $15,000 to date. It’s a tradition that means a lot to David: “While addressing and stuffing envelopes each November, I think about and reflect on my Mother’s life and contemplate how much I miss her.”