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Amy Van Dyken-Rouen Appointed as Captain of Team Reeve
SHORT HILLS, NJ. (April 16, 2015) – The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation announced today that Amy Van Dyken-Rouen, six-time Olympic gold medal swimmer, has officially joined ranks with the nonprofit to serve as Captain of Team Reeve, a newly created role to amplify grassroots fundraising efforts to improve quality of life and find cures for spinal cord injury. more...
Date: 4/16/2015
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5th Annual A Walk to Believe
Short Hills, NJ – (March 16, 2015) On Sunday, June 7, 2015, A Walk to Believe -- One Step Closer with Team LeGrand will take place at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, NJ. more...
Date: 3/16/2015
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Breakthrough Paralysis Research Powered By Every Step Taken At The Wings For Life World Run
(SALZBURG, March 5, 2015) – It all started with a single toe. Even today, Dr. Susan Harkema recalls the words spoken by one of the research participants: "Look Susie, I can move my toe." The patient's name was Rob Summers and he was completely paralyzed from the neck down. After a car accident he was told he would never be able to walk again. But just a few weeks after Harkema had implanted an electrical stimulator wired to the spinal cord, the unthinkable suddenly became reality. Rob slowly started to move his limbs.  He was the first of four patients who received epidural electrical stimulation during experimental therapy. In a world where spinal cord injury is still deemed irreversible, the stimulation of nerves that were thought to be lost was considered nothing short of a medical miracle. more...
Date: 3/4/2015
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Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Awards 75 Nonprofit Organizations

Short Hills, N.J. -- (Feb 23, 2015) The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a leading nonprofit dedicated to improving quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, announced it has awarded $600,137 in Quality of Life grants to 75 nonprofit organizations nationwide. Conceived by the late Dana Reeve, Quality of Life grants support nonprofit initiatives that mirror the Reeve Foundation's mission and commitment to foster community engagement, independence and promote life-changing initiatives. The program has awarded over 2,400 grants, totaling $18.3 million since its inception in 1999.

Date: 2/23/2015
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