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Latest Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Stories

2011-03-15 00:00:29

Professional soccer star to help spread awareness in honor of his brother. Short Hills, NJ (Vocus/PRWEB) March 14, 2011 The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation announced today that Major League Soccer star, Daniel Hernandez, has been named a celebrity ambassador. Hernandez will help spread awareness of the Reeve Foundation and its efforts to find cures for those living with spinal cord injuries and improve their quality of life. "It warms my heart to know I am able to give back to a...

2011-02-26 00:00:27

Online community to select winners of "Share With the World the Faces and Place of your Life" Reeve Foundation photo contest. Short Hills, NJ (Vocus/PRWEB) February 24, 2011 The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation has launched an online photo contest to showcase favorite portraits and travel destinations of the paralysis community. Applications for the 2011 Reeve Foundation Faces & Places Photo Contest are being accepted through March 11, 2011. Individuals can submit photos in two...

2010-09-07 10:52:00

September 18th( )Fundraiser in Bushnell Park Seeks to Raise Awareness for the Care & Cure for People in Connecticut Living with Spinal Cord Injuries GLASTONBURY, Conn., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Connecticut Chapter today announced ProHealth Physicians and the Hospital for Special Care as title sponsors of its first Roll-A-Thon special event scheduled for Saturday, September 18, 2010 in Bushnell Park, Hartford. The event is seeking to...

2010-08-17 09:25:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Department of Defense (DoD) awarded the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation a $5.4 million grant to support the expansion of translational research to find treatments for military men and women with spinal cord injuries. The DoD gave the two-year, peer-reviewed grant to the Foundation's North American Clinical Trials Network (NACTN), an international network of hospitals led by Dr. Robert G. Grossman, chairman of...

2010-08-12 14:30:00

SHORT HILLS, N.J., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center today announced that a new community ambassador has joined in its efforts to spread awareness about paralysis: Robin Wilson-Beattie is the voice of the Georgia Area Radio Reading Service program "Disability Rights - a Two Minute Advocacy Training Session." In January 2004, Robin Wilson-Beattie began experiencing some unusual problems with her body. Her legs began...

2010-07-13 15:27:00

MINNEAPOLIS, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Courage Center's Activity Based Locomotor Exercise (ABLE) program has been named one of five community-based fitness and wellness facilities of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation's NeuroRecovery Network (NRN). This cooperative network of cutting-edge rehabilitation centers provide and develop therapies that promote functional recovery and improve the health and quality of life for people living with paralysis and spinal cord injury. Funded...

2010-07-08 13:59:00

BOSTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100511/REEVELOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100511/REEVELOGO) WHAT: The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation will host a wine and cheese reception sponsored by 180 Medical in Boston to share information about the Reeve Foundation's programs, including updates on recent progress in spinal cord research, news...

2010-06-01 11:15:00

CHARLESTON, S.C., June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation has awarded a Quality of Life Grant in the amount of $21,500.00 to Portlight Strategies, Inc. The grant will fund a ready-to-deploy container specifically outfitted to serve the immediate needs of people with disabilities in the aftermath of hurricanes and other domestic natural disasters. The container will be staged at Portlight's suburban Atlanta warehouse. Contents will include two-week...

2010-05-06 11:58:00

Number one issue is drivers parking in accessible spots SHORT HILLS, N.J., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation today released the results of an online poll, asking people who use wheelchairs what annoys them most. In a survey released on ChristopherReeve.org, wheelchair users were asked, "What do family, friends, and strangers do to you when you are using your chair that annoys you?" With over 1,100 responses and 13 choices, 37% of respondents...

2010-04-22 09:58:00

MEDIA ADVISORY: FOR MAY 16, 2010 SHORT HILLS, N.J., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation: WHAT: Enzzo's Trattoria will be the presenting sponsor of the fundraising event, "Enzzo's Got the Avenue Roaring for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation" in celebration of Bike Week. The event will include a motorcycle contest, DJ, door prize(s), photo station, food, drinks, and more, with proceeds from the event...


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