Red Bull charity Wings for Life has released a film to promote its collaboration with the energy drink’s Formula One team, driving forward the charity’s work towards curing spinal cord injuries by allowing fans to embellish racing cars with their own faces. Continue Reading »
“Charitable” isn’t the first word which usually springs to mind when you think of a Goldman Sachs banker.
But Carolina Gonzalez-Bunster, who left the investment bank at the height of the financial crisis, is now a rising star in the not-for-profit world. Her charity, the Walkabout Foundation, has won the backing of both former and fantasy Presidents (Bill Clinton and Martin Sheen) and she has walked hundreds of miles to fund its work – all while living off her savings.
Walkabout, which she founded with her elder brother Luis in August 2009, has two goals: to distribute wheelchairs in the developing world and to help find a cure for paralysis. Continue Reading »
Nick and Marc Buoniconti hosted a dinner tonight honoring philanthropist extraordinaire Christine E. Lynn’s $10 million donation to name the Christine E. Lynn Human Clinical Trials Initiative at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. The contribution matches the largest gift ever given to the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Miami Project.
The gift will not only name, but fund the human clinical trials initiative at The Miami Project. Research that is part of this initiative is in the translational phase and is being readied for clinic by undergoing the rigorous United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval process. Currently, Miami Project researchers are in the process of seeking FDA approval for the first ever Phase 1clinical trial involving Schwann cell transplantation. These funds will go a long way in moving this important research forward and to laying an important foundation for future clinical trials. Continue Reading »
The SpecialEffect Charity, which runs the GameBase, began as a result of an award winning Ace Centre Project.
SpecialEffect is dedicated to helping ALL young people with disabilities to enjoy computer games. We’ll do whatever it takes, because we’ve seen first hand what a kick-start effect they can can have on motivation, inclusion and quality of life. Continue Reading »