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‘My vision is the world is completely accessible and inclusive – every single person deserves this’

Published by SmileyNews on November 29, 2023

Luckily, the Reeve Foundation is on the case - fighting to make the outdoors truly accessible for everyone.

‘Eve with Team Reeve’ marathoners on a ‘care plus cure’ mission

Published by VeroNews on November 24, 2023

Although running a marathon isn’t often considered a team sport, Vero Beach residents Lisa Gallagher, John McConnell and Allison Ritter had a great reason for doing so.

How Do We Prioritize Accessibility in Outdoor Spaces? These Experts Made a Checklist

Published by GoodGoodGood on November 8, 2023

The Reeve Foundation is taking a multi-pronged approach to equitable access to the outdoors.

Will Reeve Reacts to Comparisons to Father Christopher: ‘I Always Take That as a Compliment’

Published by People on November 4, 2023

The ABC News correspondent opened up to PEOPLE at the "An Eve with Reeve" benefit

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation welcomes new board chair

Published by ROI-NJ on October 31, 2023

The Reeve Foundation on announced the election of Jim Calbi as chair of its board of directors.

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is Making the ‘Outdoors for Everyone’

Published by Cory Lee on October 17, 2023

The Reeve Foundation believes that everyone on this planet deserves to experience the beauty of nature, and they’re on a mission to make that happen through its’ ‘Outdoors for Everyone’ initiative.

Identifying & Enabling Innovative Partnerships With Reeve Foundation CEO Maggie Goldberg

Published by Clinical Leader on October 16, 2023

A conversation with Reeve Foundation's CEO Maggie Goldberg and Clinical Leader.

United Airlines’ flight filter for wheelchair users a welcomed first

Published by Travel Weekly on October 8, 2023

In a joint statement, the advocacy groups Paralyzed Veterans of America, Hand in Hand, United Spinal Association and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation said that Figueroa's experience is all too familiar.

These travelers have disabilities, and wanderlust. Here’s how they’re discovering more accessible adventures.

Published by on October 4, 2023

Alan Brown, Director, New Partner Engagement tells Yahoo Life that about a recent trip, where it didn't turn out as planned.

Navigating The Hidden Traumas Of Starting College As A Wheelchair User

Published by Forbes on October 2, 2023

Bulton's introduction to Accessible College came through the Reeve Foundation’s National Paralysis Center which runs part of its college transition program by offering prospective students introductory sessions with Accessible College.

National parks free for National Public Lands Day

Published by KREX-TV on September 23, 2023

Mark Bogosian, Director of Engagement spoke with KREX about the Foundation's Outdoors for Everyone initiative for National Public Lands Day.

Instructors and Schedule Announced for Peloton on Tour Chicago: Cody Rigsby, Logan Aldridge, Mariana Fernández, Susie Chan, and Tunde Oyeneyin

Published by PeloBuddy.com on September 7, 2023

As we previously shared, Logan Aldridge and Mariana Fernández will be running the Chicago Marathon on October 8, both on behalf of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

2023 SCI Investor Symposium – Event Playback

Published by SCISymposium.com on September 1, 2023

Presentations and discussion panels from the 2023 SCI Investor Symposium are listed chronologically below.

Highlights from the 1st Spinal Cord Injury Investor Symposium: The 3-Pillar Research Strategy of the Christopher & Dane Reeve Foundation

Published by Practical Neurology on August 31, 2023

The Practical Neurology team sat down with an executive from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to discuss the current landscape of SCI treatment, research, and their work in this field.

Eric LeGrand to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell

Published by Nasdaq on August 31, 2023

Eric LeGrand, Founder of LeGrand Coffee House, LeGrand Whiskey and Team LeGrand of the Reeve Foundation, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite.

Dimensions of Diversity

Published by Buchanan on August 30, 2023

Jamil Paden, Manager of Racial and Health Equity, spoke with Lloyd Freeman about the Reeve Foundation and equity in the paralysis community.

Eric LeGrand Was Paralyzed at a Rutgers Football Game 13 Years Ago. Now, His Bourbon Is Sold at their Stadium

Published by VinePair on August 30, 2023

The new brand also provides another avenue through which LeGrand offers support to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to supporting those with spinal cord injuries.

Why Self-advocacy Is Key To Disability-Inclusive Climate Emergency Planning

Published by Forbes.com on July 24, 2023

At times of crisis, when the population at large is in a state of panic, disabled people can be disproportionately affected and deprioritized. The Reeve Foundation published, in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, an important guidebook entitled “Emergency Preparedness for People with Paralysis.”

It Feels Like Football Is Back

Published by ESPN on July 18, 2023

Adam reviews all of the recent franchise tag deals or no deals. After that, Adam's friend Alan Brown shares his story as well as raising money and awareness for a good cause.

Shared Knowledge & Shared Data Is Crucial To Developing Innovative Therapies For SCIs

Published by Clinical Leader on July 7, 2023

A Q&A with Marco Baptista, Ph.D., chief science officer, Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Hurricane Safety for Tampa Bay Newcomers

Published by Tampa Bay Living Magazine on June 20, 2023

When hurricanes approach the Tampa Bay region, they can cause significant damage to homes and businesses and infrastructure such as roads, bridges and power lines.

Peloton Instructor Logan Aldridge Training to Run Chicago Marathon, Raising Money for the Reeve Foundation

Published by PeloBuddy.com on June 19, 2023

Logan is fundraising for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to curing spinal cord injury.

‘Nobody expected him to live this long’

Published by NJ.com on June 11, 2023

Jamie Cap, a 60-year-old quadriplegic, sustained a spinal cord injury during a high school football game. Jenn Hatfield, Manager, Information Specialist said the Reeve Foundation has specialists available who can help Cap find resources available in New Jersey and nationally.

This Week in Policy & Public Interest News: 14 Stories You Need to See

Published by Yahoo! Finance on June 9, 2023

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Releases Emergency Preparedness for People with Paralysis Best Practices

Reeve Foundation Grant Benefits Ocean City Beach Mat Program

Published by OCNJ Daily on June 8, 2023

Ocean City announced that it has been awarded $25,000 as part of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants program.

Peloton on Tour 2023

Published by PeloBuddy.com on June 6, 2023

For example, in Chicago, they will work with the Reeve Foundation for some events.

Locals to Moguls

Published by Industry Magazine on June 2, 2023

Eric LeGrand is featured with garden state leaders in business, culture, and the arts share most important traits for success, top beach destinations, and favorite bbq dishes.

Eric LeGrand’s message before his 13th annual Walk to Believe: ‘You can see our progress’

Published by NJ.com on June 2, 2023

Eric LeGrand has a message for the hundreds of people who come out to support him and the Christopher &Dana Reeve Foundation each year: “You can see the progress.”

Asian Pacific Heritage Month: Rye artist defies all odds to take on her passion

Published by News12 Westchester on May 25, 2023

Aimee Hofmann begins each painting session like most artists, but her work is anything but traditional.

Hi-Tech Implant Helps Paralyzed Man Walk Naturally Again

Published by HealthDay on May 24, 2023

The new study was published May 24 in the journal Nature. Gert-Jan Oskam, 40, suffered a spinal cord injury from a bike accident that left him unable to walk. Oskam now has a brain implant that picks up signals of movement.

Faces and Food Behind Football

Published by NJ PBS on May 10, 2023

"Table for All" host Buki Elegbede takes an in depth look at the culture that encompasses football with an exclusive interview with former Rutgers football star, Eric LeGrand.

ONWARD with Scott Chesney

Published by Onward on April 25, 2023

Tiffany Howard and Scott Chesney discuss the Reeve Foundation's Military & Veterans Program (MVP)

Hall of Justice: Star Wars: The Bad Batch – Season 2 REVIEW (SPOILERS)

Published by Hall of Justice on April 3, 2023

This is the first episode to feature the new partnership between the Hall of Justice and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. For more information, visit christopherreeve.org.

I’m a Wheelchair User. What’s the Best Thing to Wear to a Formal Event?

Published by New York Times on April 3, 2023

A reader preparing for a black-tie wedding seeks options for adaptive clothing that are both comfortable and festive.

Remodeling Your Home for Wheelchair Access

Published by HealthDaily on March 30, 2023

Millions of Americans get around with the help of wheelchairs, according to the Reeve Foundation, having a zero-threshold doorway in your home can be helpful,

Left breathless by COVID, he’ll run race with Jersey Shore surgeon who saved him

Published by Asbury Park Press on March 13, 2023

They are using the occasion to raise money for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation for paralysis research — and to spread a message of hope.

How to Save America From a Human Rights Meltdown

Published by SXSW on March 11, 2023

Regina Blye took the stage at SXSW 2023 to moderate the panel How to Save America From a Human Rights Meltdown, highlighting the timely subject of smaller grassroots organizations that, while transitional, often get overlooked in favor of mega-charities.


Published by TMZ on March 1, 2023

Eric LeGrand Whiskey officially launched, raising money for the Reeve Foundation to help us find a cure for paralysis. For every case that is sold, $5.20 will go back to the foundation, because 52 was his number.

Breaking Barriers in Celebration of International Wheelchair Day

Published by on February 27, 2023

From the United States to Bangladesh and Australia, celebrations for International Wheelchair Day have been taking place since 2008.

Sports With Friends: Eric LeGrand

Published by Apple Podcast on February 1, 2023

LeGrand explains his Philanthropy and the motivation behind his “Believe” mantra.

Best Electric Wheelchairs Of 2023

Published by Forbes on January 26, 2023

An electric wheelchair gives the gift of mobility to people otherwise bound to their homes due to illness, stroke or injury—and the right wheelchair opens up a world of travel.

Eric LeGrand Named New Jersey Sportscaster of the Year

Published by Fox Sports New Jersey on January 11, 2023

Former Rutgers football star Eric LeGrand has been named the New Jersey Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sports Media Association.

Inclusive Mentorship

Published by Stanford Social Innovation on January 6, 2023

A yearlong mentorship program teaches leadership and independent living skills to young disabled women.

Barbara Walters’ Christopher Reeve Interview Was a Powerful Moment

Published by on January 3, 2023

Barbara Walters is known for her hard-hitting interviews, but she had a lighter touch with Christopher Reeve after the accident that paralyzed him.

$25K Grant Will Expand Beach Accessibility In Ocean City

Published by Patch on January 3, 2023

The grant from the Reeve Foundation will allow extended pathways of beach mats to accommodate those with disabilities.

Christopher Reeve Foundation Partners With Ocean City for Beach Mats

Published by OCNJ Daily on January 2, 2023

Ocean City is partnering with the Reeve Foundation to improve accessibility at the prime summer attraction in the resort


Katie Couric: Barbara Walters Didn’t Take ‘No’ for an Answer

Published by The New York Times on December 31, 2022

Christopher Reeve, the “Superman” actor who became quadriplegic after an accident — decided to take part in a prime-time special with Barbara on ABC.

Making Peloton History: Hosting Our First In-Person Adaptive Fitness Classes in Partnership With The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

Published by Yahoo Sports! on December 27, 2022

In honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, on December 3, Peloton hosted a special event at their New York Studio (PSNY) in partnership with the Reeve Foundation.

Reeve Foundation: Results of “Living with Paralysis & Caregiver National Survey”

Published by MedicalResearch.com on December 19, 2022


Wilmington man’s fight against paralysis goes from helping others to helping himself

Published by Wilmington Star-News on December 16, 2022

Today, Team Reeve has raised millions of dollars, thanks to competitors who race despite paralysis, have recovered from it, or had friends and family affected.

Wilmington man’s fight against paralysis goes from helping others to helping himself

Published by Yahoo Sports! on December 16, 2022

For the past 17 years, Zenobia has been a coach and leader of the race fundraising team for the Reeve Foundation.

Peloton’s Adaptive Training Program Makes Fitness More Accessible

Published by aSweatLife on December 14, 2022

Peloton’s latest move to make fitness accessible? A partnership with the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. Together, they’ve designed two new Peloton programs.

New “Standing Adaptive Strength” Peloton Training Program with Logan Aldridge

Published by PeloBuddy on December 5, 2022

Last month, Peloton released a Seated Adaptive Strength Training Program, and a new partnership with the Reeve Foundation.

Americans believe government support beyond ADA is needed

Published by Axios on November 30, 2022

In a newly released survey, 74% of Americans familiar with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) said they believe that wheelchair users need more support.

How we can make Thanksgiving travel better for people with disabilities

Published by Fast Company on November 21, 2022

Boarding and deboarding, wheelchair storage, and even bathroom use can cause worries for air travelers with disabilities. Advocates are pushing for legislation to smooth the process.

Peloton Adaptive Strength Training Program

Published by Real Sophisticated Consumer on November 13, 2022

In November 2022 Peloton introduced a new seated adaptive strength training program. This was done in conjunction with the Reeve Foundation.

Former Montclair State exec joins Reeve Foundation

Published by NJBiz on November 7, 2022

The Reeve Foundation appointed Colleen Coppla as chief development officer, the Short Hills-based organization announced Nov. 4.

Houston spine surgeon with quadriplegia spreads hope after moving his arms

Published by Fox 26 Houston on November 2, 2022

Houston spine surgeon with quadriplegia spreads hope after moving his arms

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness – Call for Reform for Individuals with Disabilities

Published by Health Professionals Radio on October 26, 2022

Regina Blye discusses the need for proper access to medical diagnostic equipment (MDE) and how policy can be revised to better support accessible healthcare.

Highlights from the Ending Paralysis roundtable

Published by Health Tech World on October 24, 2022

Every year, between 250,000 and 500,000 people around the world sustain a spinal cord injury (SCI).

Who Is Christopher Reeve’s Youngest Child? All About Will Reeve

Published by People on October 23, 2022

Christopher Reeve's youngest child is an anchor on ABC News and a former commentator for ESPN

Don’t make these travel mistakes! Travel agents sound off on common issues they see.

Published by USA Today on October 14, 2022

For others, like Regina Blye of the Reeve Foundation who has a spinal cord injury and uses a wheelchair, the most annoying part of traveling could result in a serious injury affecting their health and well-being.

Taking On Paralysis, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Seeks to “Care and Cure”

Published by Inside Philanthropy on October 11, 2022

Forty years ago, spinal cord injury (SCI) was viewed as an intractable problem due to the belief that the spinal cord was incapable of repair or regeneration.

Racial Disparities in Preventive Services Use Seen Among Patients With Spina Bifida or Cerebral Palsy

Published by Medscape on October 5, 2022

Jamil Paden emphasized intersections between class, race, and circumstances which can, together, make health care less equitable for people with disabilities

What national parks can do to make the outdoors more accessible to people with disabilities

Published by USA Today on September 22, 2022

The outdoors can be inaccessible to people with disabilities.

NJBIZ honors 2022’s Best 50 Women in Business

Published by NJBIZ on September 16, 2022

Maggie Goldberg, president and CEO Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is recognized by NJBIZ 2022 Best 50 Women in Business

LeGrand Coffee House Named 2022-23 Recipient of Devils Buy Black Program

Published by NHL on September 16, 2022

Team LeGrand has raised over two million dollars for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

The real cost of unpaid caregiving and impact of the pandemic

Published by The Washington Post on September 16, 2022

The pandemic highlighted the real cost of unpaid caregiving, prompting new conversations about affordable care and proper compensation. Join Washington Post Live on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 11:30 a.m. ET

ONWARD Reports Positive Topline Results from a Pivotal Study to Restore Arm and Hand Function in People With Spinal Cord Injury

Published by Yahoo on September 13, 2022

"The Up-LIFT study results represent a turning point in the field of spinal cord injury and paralysis science," said Marco Baptista, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer of the Reeve Foundation.

Finding Meaning and Joy After Spinal Cord Injury

Published by WebMD on August 26, 2022

“I knew it was important for me to do my best to live in the present moment and not dwell on the past or worry about the future."

A look of ‘pure joy’

Published by Telluride Daily Planet on August 21, 2022

New programs at Ridgway State Park increase outdoor accessibility for all

How Robot-Assisted Therapy Can Help People Who’ve Had a Stroke Regain Mobility

Published by Healthline on August 8, 2022

Paralysis commonly occurs after a stroke, often on one side of the body, according to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

Disability Inclusion In The Workplace: Regina Blye Of The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation On How Businesses Make Accommodations For Customers and Employees Who Have a Disability

Published by Authority Magazine on August 4, 2022

As the Chief Program and Policy Officer, Regina oversees operations of the National Paralysis Resource Center by developing and delivering programs that provide the critical services and resources that help people build healthy, independent lives.

Living Better in San Diego – Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation discusses disparities in healthcare

Published by Audacy on July 24, 2022

Regina Blye discusses the barriers that persons with paralysis and limited mobility face when they go to the doctors office or hospital.

#TheCulutre w/ #Farajii: Access to healthcare for all

Published by Black Star Network on July 13, 2022

Regina Blye, Chief Program and Policy Officer, Reeve Foundation talks about equal access to healthcare for all persons with paralysis & limited mobility.

Disability rights activists, environmentalists, local governments respond to roads questions

Published by AdirondackExplorer.org on July 9, 2022

Margaret Goldberg, president and CEO of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, wrote Mileage should increase in proportion to the expansion to equitably provide accessibility to those additional areas for the disability community. Notably, doing so would do no harm to the environment and have no adverse impact.”

The real barrier to the beach

Published by NJ Advance Media on July 1, 2022

Jersey Shore beaches must be accessible, but some are more within reach than others

Get A Daily Cup Of Believe At LeGrand Coffee House

Published by NBC New York on June 27, 2022

Michelle Park visits LeGrand Coffee to meet with CEO, Eric LeGrand, and learn more about his inspirational story.

Eric Legrand opens LeGrand Coffee House the only way he knows how…in style

Published by Yahoo! Sports on May 14, 2022

LeGrand Coffee House officially opened the doors to its brick-and-mortar location on Saturday in what was a star-studded affair.

Rutgers football legend Eric LeGrand opens namesake coffee house in NJ

Published by NY Post on May 13, 2022

Eric Legrand is the philanthropist behind Team LeGrand

Christopher Reeve legacy felt at Motor City Comic Con

Published by Yahoo! News on May 13, 2022

Eric LeGrand's Team LeGrand Blue as a way to honor the legacy of Christopher Reeve and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

What Is Spasticity? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Published by Everyday Health on May 12, 2022

The Reeve Foundation offers comprehensive information on spasticity, with a special focus on traumatic brain and spinal cord injury.

People in the News (05/01/2022): appointments, promotions, obituaries

Published by Philanthropy News Digest on May 1, 2022

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation in Short Hills, New Jersey, has announced the appointment of MARCO BAPTISTA as its chief scientific officer. Baptista will help lead the foundation’s efforts to advance cures for spinal cord injury and paralysis and provide scientific and innovative oversight of the nonprofit’s collaborative approach to accelerating the field toward meaningful therapeutics.

Privately Insured Catheter Users Incurred High Out-of-Pocket Costs

Published by Health Payer Intelligence on March 21, 2022

Catheter users on private health plans paid around $1,600 in average annual out-of-pocket costs, while publicly insured catheter users spent $530.


Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation: A Legacy of Hope

Published by NR Times on November 25, 2021

The inspiration Christopher Reeve gave to people living with spinal cord injury during his life is being continued by the Foundation that bears his name, with the quest to find a cure for paralysis moving closer by the day.

Goldberg named CEO of Reeve Foundation

Published by ROI NJ on September 15, 2021

Maggie Goldberg has been named CEO of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, effective immediately, the nonprofit announced this week.

Paralyzed Ocean Grove teen lifeguard pushes toward goal: ‘I want to be back on that bench’

Published by Asbury Park Press on August 3, 2021

Two years after his accident, Sam Jarmer is making major strides and speaking out. He's honorary grand marshal for Saturday's Sea Girt 5K.

Eric LeGrand, Who Was Paralyzed in a College Football Game 10 Years Ago, Continues to Inspire

Published by People.com on May 21, 2021

Eric LeGrand, a former Rutgers University defensive tackle, was left paralyzed from the neck down after colliding with an Army football player during a game in October 2010


Houston surgeon paralyzed in bike fall donates $1.1M to paralysis research

Published by The Houston Chronicle on November 27, 2020

On July 21, 2019 Rex Marco became a spinal surgeon with a spinal cord injury.

10 years after injury left him paralyzed, Eric LeGrand remains positive and busy

Published by News 12 on October 1, 2020

It has been 10 years since former Rutgers University football player Eric LeGrand’s on-field injury left him mostly paralyzed. In the time since, LeGrand has become a tireless advocate for spinal cord research and a host of other charities.