Join us on the Chicago Riverfront for Christopher Reeve's Birthday

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on September 19, 2019 # Events

Join long-time champions and Board members of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, Julie Neustadt and Kelly Heneghan, at Celebrate Chicago on September 25—Christopher Reeve’s birthday. The event will be held at the Chicago Riverfront restaurant River Roast and will include a cocktail reception and a presentation from the Reeve Foundation. The focus of the presentation will be on Transcutaneous Spinal Cord Stimulation, which has shown tangible improvements in hand and arm function for individuals recovering from a spinal cord injury. The device used for the stimulation has been recently added to the NextSteps Chicago, which Heneghan co-founded and is part of the Reeve Foundation's NRN Community Fitness and Wellness Centers.

After sustaining a T4 level spinal cord injury due to a swimming accident in 2003, Neustadt became a fierce advocate of the Reeve Foundation’s mission and become one of the main driving forces in the Chicago-area by supporting numerous community and fundraising events.

Kelly Heneghan has been a member of Reeve Foundation's Board of Directors since 2009, and in 2016, she and her family received the Arnold H. Snider Visionary Leadership Award from the Reeve Foundation.

In honor of Christopher Reeve’s spirit and birthday, we hope you will join Julie, Kelly, and the Reeve Foundation to make a difference on September 25 for the 5.4 million Americans living with paralysis.

All interested attendees must purchase tickets for the event by Friday, September 20. If you are unable to attend, we encourage you to make a donation to support the Reeve Foundation.

For any questions regarding Celebrate Chicago, please email [email protected]


River Roast

315 North LaSalle Street

Chicago, IL


September 25, 2019

Doors open: 6:30 pm

Event start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

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