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NASCAR Stars Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman, Clint Bowyer, Ty Dillon, Martin Truex,, Darrell Waltrip & Greg Biffle headlined this year’s tourney
DGF donated $27,000 wheelchair to Tamarac, Fla. native at the event
HOMESTEAD, Fla. – NASCAR Driver Continue Reading »won the 13th annual Hot Rods & Reels Charity Fishing Tournament with NASCAR Drivers on the infield lake at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday, November 16. The event pairs sponsors, donors, supporters and NASCAR fans with NASCAR Drivers for a fun day of fishing benefiting the Darrell Gwynn Foundation and Speediatrics. The Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s mission is to provide SUPPORT for people with paralysis and PREVENT spinal cord injuries.
Philanthropist Denny Sanford is donating $100 million to UC San Diego to speed up attempts to turn discoveries about human stem cells into drugs and therapies to treat everything from cancer and Alzheimer’s disease to spinal-cord injuries and weak hearts.
The gift from the South Dakota businessman, who has a home in La Jolla, is the second largest in campus history — exceeded only by the $110 million donation that Qualcomm cofounder Irwin Jacobs contributed to help the University of California San Diego become a power in engineering. Sanford’s donation is also among the 15 largest gifts nationwide this year, and it pushes him past $1 billion in lifetime giving. Continue Reading »
Riggs seeks to utilize muscle memory therapy
CEDAR CITY — September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness month and one Cedar City man hopes to bring awareness to a condition he’s lived with for more than a decade.
When Jory Riggs was 18, a snow tubing accident at Woods Ranch, just east of Cedar City, left him a paraplegic. Since that time, he’s formed a new life for himself. He earned a degree in art from Southern Utah University and now, at age 30, he’s hoping to move beyond that label of paraplegic with the help of effective, though expensive, physical therapy — a move that has given him renewed hope about his future. Continue Reading »
A record number of riders participated in Vermont’s largest charity ride, the Kelly Brush Century Ride powered by VBT Bicycle and Walking Vacations, helping to set a fundraising record for the ride on Saturday.
Over 750 cyclists, 25 of them using handcycles, started spinning from the Middlebury College campus in Middlebury, Vt. on a cool day perfect for riding through the scenic and rolling hills of the Champlain Valley. Riding in teams or individually, the cyclists raised more than $300,000 for adaptive athletes and ski racing safety. Continue Reading »
Music has the power to lift spirits, set hearts racing, bring back forgotten memories – and Wollongong songwriter Jae Haydon hopes it has the power to change lives.
Jae, formerly of prominent punk band Lost In Line and now a successful acoustic artist in his own right, kicked off a fund-raising campaign called Sing For Spinal Cord Injury this week.
He will upload 30 acoustic cover songs to YouTube in 30 days, to support a drive on crowdfunding website FundRazr to raise money for Sargood, a spinal cord rehabilitation centre on Sydney’s northern beaches. Continue Reading »
University of Louisville Strength coach pushes himself to reach his goal for him, his best friend and Frazier Rehab Housing Fund. Continue Reading »
SHORT HILLS, NJ — (May 28, 2013) — The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and Capstone National Partners are pleased to announce a $2 million grant from the United States Department of Defense (DOD) to further support the expansion of translational research to find treatments for individuals living with spinal cord injury, including servicemen and women.
The DOD awarded the two-year, peer-reviewed grant to the Reeve Foundation’s North American Clinical Trials Network (NACTN), a consortium of university hospital neurosurgical and neurorehabilitation teams to bring promising therapies into clinical trials. Continue Reading »
This is the only acute care rehab facility at a primary trauma centre in Sri Lanka. With low resources, awareness and 1800 injuries annually we need your help. Continue Reading »
Alan Brown had just wrapped up a fundraiser for his high school best friend, Danny Heumann, who had been paralyzed after he broke his back in a car accident.
“We were 18 years old, ready to live life,” said Brown, who became his friend’s caregiver, staying by his side at New York City’s Rusk Institute after the 1985 accident.
But just six weeks after he had helped raise $25,000 for his friend’s new foundation, Brown himself suffered a cruel twist of fate. He, too, was paralyzed after diving into the surf on a Club Med vacation in Martinique. It was Jan. 2, 1988, a bit more than two years after Heumann’s accident. Continue Reading »