Have double the impact this month

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on June 20, 2017 # Fundraising

Summer is a challenging time for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation -- there is an increase in the number of spinal cord injuries and a slowdown in philanthropic giving. In fact, over 40% of inquiries made to our Information Specialists occur between June through September with many families reaching out for help as a result of a new injury.

We simply can't afford the "summer giving gap" at busiest and most critical times for the paralysis community.

That is why we are so grateful to Reeve Foundation Board Member, Tracy Forst, who is generously matching ALL online gifts -- up to $25,000 -- until June 30.

When Tracy's sister, Elizabeth, sustained a spinal cord injury due to a diving accident, the Reeve Foundation was immediately by her side and in contact with her family to develop a roadmap of resources. Thanks to the Paralysis Resource Center (PRC), Tracy and Elizabeth had the support and information they needed to move forward. And now, Elizabeth is a Reeve Foundation blogger and shares her advice on how to navigate life after paralysis.

Tracy saw firsthand how the Reeve Foundation serves as a lifeline for hundreds of thousands of families impacted by paralysis. And that is why he is matching all online donations dollar-for-dollar so the Foundation can continue its vital work during the summer months.

With your support and the generosity of people like Tracy, we are unstoppable in our mission to improve quality of life for all individuals living with paralysis and cure spinal cord injury in the here and now.

Please take advantage of this opportunity by making tax-deductible contribution to the Reeve Foundation today.

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