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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...

2009-01-28 12:50:00

Annable to help spread awareness of Foundation's mission and services SHORT HILLS, N.J., Jan. 28 /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, announced today that Dave Annable, one of the stars of ABC's popular show "Brothers and Sisters," has been named a celebrity ambassador. Annable will spread...

2009-01-23 07:00:00

SHORT HILLS, N.J., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peter T. Wilderotter, president and CEO of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, issued the following statement today in response to FDA clearance of Geron's human clinical trial of embryonic stem cell-based therapy: "This is an exciting first step for Geron and for spinal cord injured patients whose lives may improve due to advances in medical research. There has been so much speculative and unsubstantiated information about the...

2009-01-15 15:31:00

Landmark Legislation Will Promote Collaborative Research, Rehabilitation and Quality of Life Initiatives for Millions Living with Paralysis and Spinal Cord Injuries SHORT HILLS, N.J., Jan. 15 /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 Senate for passing the Christopher and Dana...

2008-08-21 15:01:06

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Maggie Goldberg of the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, +1-973-379-2690 ext. 7115, media@ChristopherReeve.org Pfaff Brings Expertise in Motor Neuron Development to the Foundation's Efforts on Behalf of People living with Spinal Cord Injury SHORT HILLS, N.J., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation today announced it has expanded the work of its International Consortium on Spinal Cord Injury to include a focus on...

2006-03-07 08:54:00

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dana Reeve, the widow of Christopher Reeve who nursed the paralyzed "Superman" for nine years, has died of lung cancer, media reports said on Tuesday. CNN and other outlets quoted the Christopher Reeve Foundation as saying Reeve had died on Monday night. "On behalf of the entire Board of Directors and staff of the Christopher Reeve Foundation, we are extremely saddened by the death of Dana Reeve, whose grace and courage under the most difficult of circumstances...

2006-03-07 09:54:16

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dana Reeve, the widow of Christopher Reeve who nursed the paralyzed "Superman" for nine years until his death in 2004, has died of lung cancer at the age of 44, the foundation she headed said on Tuesday. The Christopher Reeve Foundation, which backs research on the treatment of spinal cord injuries and helps victims of such injuries, said Reeve, a nonsmoker and mother of a teenage son, had died on Monday night. "The cause was lung cancer," the...

2006-03-07 09:23:46

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dana Reeve, the widow of Christopher Reeve who nursed the paralyzed "Superman" for nine years, has died of lung cancer, media reports said on Tuesday. CNN and other outlets quoted the Christopher Reeve Foundation as saying Reeve had died on Monday night. "On behalf of the entire Board of Directors and staff of the Christopher Reeve Foundation, we are extremely saddened by the death of Dana Reeve, whose grace and courage under the most difficult of circumstances...

2005-08-09 14:10:00

By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Dana Reeve, the widow of Christopher Reeve who nursed the paralyzed "Superman" for nine years, stunned Americans on Tuesday by announcing she had been diagnosed with lung cancer. Reeve, 44, who earned respect and affection for devoting herself to her husband after a riding accident left him paralyzed from the neck down, said she was undergoing treatment and was optimistic about her prognosis. But the news that the deadly disease had afflicted a...

2005-08-09 10:15:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- Dana Reeve, the widow of "Superman" actor Christopher Reeve, announced on Tuesday that she had been diagnosed with lung cancer. Reeve, 44, who put her own acting career on hold to nurse her husband after he was paralyzed in a riding accident, said in a brief statement she was undergoing treatment and was optimistic about the prognosis. "I have recently been diagnosed with lung cancer, and am currently undergoing treatment," Reeve said. "I have an excellent team of...


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