We need your help!

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research and to improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grantmaking, information and advocacy.

We believe that legislative, regulatory, and scientific advancements must be guided and complemented by sound public policy and advocacy. Through government investments and action, systemic change for the better can and will be made in the mobility-impaired community.

By educating policymakers about the impact of paralysis and the promise of our work, we ensure disability rights remain a priority. Our programs are designed to not only help individuals advocate for themselves, but also to advance important issues for the greater community of individuals with paralysis.

From the frontlines, we are able to influence and advance policies that result in tangible improvements and real change for individuals living with paralysis and their families.

The Reeve Foundation intends to advocate for paralysis research and access to care, rehabilitation and quality treatment for all. The Reeve Foundation is also committed to ensuring the protection of laws and policies which protect civil rights. These are our 2020 federal advocacy priorities:

  • Support federal funding for the Administration for Community Living’s Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) at $9.7 million dollars for Fiscal Year ‘21;
  • Support expanded federal funding for all biomedical research, especially SCI and paralysis research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Defense (DOD);
  • Advocate for policies to improve insurance coverage of treatments, devices, and rehabilitation for those impacted by paralysis or mobility impairments; and
  • Advocate for the preservation, protection and improvement of accessibility and civil rights policies for those impacted by paralysis or mobility impairments and their caregivers.

Visit act.reeve.org if you are interested in becoming an online advocate. To learn more about additional advocacy opportunities, through our Regional Champions program, please contact Kim Beer at [email protected]