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Founder of Staten Island-Based Jeweler Gerald Peters to Be Honored at Michael's Cause 9th Annual Dinner Dance

February 3rd, 2020

As one of the most severe forms of muscular dystrophy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic condition in which boys suffer from a slow wasting of their muscular tissue. Unfortunately, there is no cure for this condition yet, but geneticists are working daily to discover a medical treatment for the young men diagnosed with the condition.

One of those young men is Michael Capolongo, a 15-year-old boy from New York. Having been diagnosed with DMD in 2010, Michael has put himself forward as the face for outreach and education. The Michael's Cause organization, named for him, strives to educate the public about DMD and raise money for both scientific research and assistance for families dealing with the condition.

Staten Island-based jeweler Gerald Peters is a proud supporter of Michael's Cause, and at the Michael's Cause 9th Annual Dinner Dance, Gerald Peters founder Jerry Amerosi will be honored for his commitment to the cause of finding a cure for DMD, and Gerald Peters encourages anyone interested in this worthy cause to purchase a ticket or sponsorship for the 9th Annual Dinner Dance.

The purchase of a ticket will provide entry to a remarkable event with cocktails, dinner, a silent auction, and cash raffles to liven up the evening. Gerald Peters salutes the bravery of boys like Michael and all others with DMD, and every new year represents another opportunity to fight for the cure.

If interested in the Michael's Cause 9th Annual Dinner Dance, the Michael's Cause website can be reached at; tickets for the March 21st event will be available until March 7th.

About Gerald Peters

For over 30 years and two generations, Gerald Peters has serviced Staten Island and Brooklyn. Established in 1982 in Brooklyn's Caesar's Bay Bazaar by Jerry Amerosi Sr., the business expanded in 1992 to 18th Avenue and took the name "Gerald Peters" from Jerry's sons, Gerald and Peter. Today, after three decades of growth, Gerald Peters' state-of-the-art, spacious location is home to luxury brands exclusive to the retailer. Despite offering the largest bridal jewelry selection on Staten Island, Gerald Peters stays true to their family roots. For information on the products and services offered by Gerald Peters, please visit or call their showroom directly at (718) 477-4000