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Latest Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Stories

2009-05-15 13:38:00

Cody Unser Comments on President Obama's Town Hall Acknowledgement of Economy's Toll on Disabled ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cody Unser, a 22-year-old student at University of Redlands and head of the Cody Unser First Step Foundation, commends President Obama for acknowledging in yesterday's town hall meeting the financial hardships of Americans living with disabilities and now strongly urges for rapid acceleration of stem cell research so that a cure can be found...

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2009-05-12 13:13:55

Matthew Reeve, a member of the Board of Directors of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, has signed up to run the 2009 ING New York City Marathon. Reeve is a producer and director, as well as the son of the late Christopher Reeve, a popular film actor and director, who died in 2004 of complications from a spinal cord injury he sustained in a horseback riding accident years earlier. Dana, Matthew's stepmother, died in 2006 of lung cancer. As a first-time runner, I do not underestimate...

2009-05-11 10:04:00

Son of Christopher Reeve to run on behalf of 1.275 million Americans living with spinal cord injury SHORT HILLS, N.J., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation today announced Matthew Reeve, son of Christopher Reeve and member of the Board of Directors of the Reeve Foundation, will run the 2009 ING New York City Marathon. Running as a member of Team Reeve, Matthew was inspired to compete on behalf of the 1.275 million Americans living with spinal cord...

2009-04-29 15:54:00

Matt Updike to Conquer Challenge Alaska DENVER, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 19 through July 27, local DenverParalympics athlete Matt Updike is going to compete against 38 top athletes from around the globe in the longest and most challenging hand cycle race in the world - Sadler's Alaska Challenge to raise money for The ColoradoChapter of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. 267 grueling miles over 7 excruciating days and with over 16,000 exhausting feet of...

2009-04-21 23:34:58

Researchers say the number people in the United States living with paralysis or spinal cord injuries has been greatly underestimated. A University of New Mexico study suggests 1.28 million people in the United States have had a spinal cord injury and more than 5.6 million live with some form of paralysis. Previous estimates put the number of spinal cord injuries at 250,000 and paralysis cases at roughly 4 million, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation said Monday. Researcher said the...

2009-04-21 09:01:00

WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A survey of over 33,000 households released today shows that 40 percent more Americans live with paralysis and over five times the number of Americans live with spinal cord injury than previously estimated. Specifically, the survey shows that 1.275 million have had a spinal cord injury and over 5.6 million Americans live with some form of paralysis. The highest previous estimates were 250,000 and roughly four million, respectively. "That...

2009-03-30 15:22:00

WASHINGTON, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama signed the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act that will improve the quality of life for people living with paralysis and mobility impairments from any cause - stroke, ALS, spinal cord injuries, and others. The legislation authorizes Congress to fund $25,000,000 per fiscal year through 2011, as part of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act Title XIV of H.R. 146, the Omnibus Public Land Management Bill 2009. Among...

2009-03-30 14:30:00

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation expresses appreciation to Congressional co-sponsors for passing first legislation specific to the paralysis community SHORT HILLS, N.J., March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the national, non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures and treatments for spinal cord injuries and improving the lives of people living with paralysis, applauds President Obama for signing the Omnibus Public Lands Bill. Passed...

2009-03-25 14:27:00

SHORT HILLS, N.J., March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the national, non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures and treatments for spinal cord injuries and improving the lives of people living with paralysis, applauds the United States House of Representatives for passing the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act (CDRPA), Title IX of H.R. 146, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act. The legislation was named for the late Christopher...

2009-03-09 09:08:00

SHORT HILLS, N.J., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation joins millions of Americans today in commending President Obama for lifting previous restrictions on federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research. Peter T. Wilderotter, president and CEO of the Reeve Foundation, stated, "With a stroke of his pen, President Obama acknowledged the will of the majority of Americans and harnessed the power of the federal government to move research...