Has it already been a year??~
So much progress! September 2014 kicked off the year with our annual golf tournament opening doors for us to help more SCI Celebrities. We were able to get Tucker Winfrey an FES bike; Dillon Connolly, Eric Walker, Peter Brady and returning celebrity, Nick Williams, are now in recovery. Nick Williams sat up by himself for the first time this week and is making more progress by the minute! Anthony Purcell took his first steps unassisted in February. April 26th brought celebrity Rachelle Friedman-Chapman and her husband Chris their much anticipated bundle of joy, Kaylee Rae. It is so uplifting to see our cause in action!!
Speaking of changing perception – have you looked at the news lately? Spinal cord injury and disability inclusion are on the front page! As we celebrate the 25th year of the ADA, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center was awarded $6.9 million. The Reeve Foundation made a huge impact for changing sci perception when four young men experienced sensation after receiving electronic stimulation implants in April 2014. In October 2014, the concept was expanded upon with the launch of The Big Idea which includes 36 more participants (To learn more, click the Big Idea image below). This is groundbreaking folks!! Not to mention, recovery centers are sprouting up all over the country! We are thrilled to see progress at the forefront and to be able to partner with those who are making it happen! Thank you for being part of our mission!
On that note, get ready for another exciting annual golf tournament and dinner gala on September 21! This year, we are honored to honor Alan T. Brown of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, and the #TheBigIdea. We welcome Penn State student, Brett Gravatt as the lead beneficiary and our newest celebrity. Expect great golf, the same awesome glitz and glam (best raw bar!), The Washington Redskins and Alumni, more auction items and a smooth checkout. Get your tickets by clicking the golf tournament image in the top right column. Hope you can join us for this great time that benefits so many! Here’s to another great year!!
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