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Latest Christopher Reeve Stories

2014-03-26 08:28:58

To commemorate 15 years since his injury, Remington's event aims to reach $500,000 in funds for spinal cord research BRANT LAKE, N.Y., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifteen years ago, Scott Remington was injured in a logging accident, which left him paralyzed from the waist down. From the moment he learned about his T-9 injury, Scott focused his efforts on raising awareness and funds to support spinal cord research. This March, to commemorate the 15-year anniversary of...

2013-09-13 16:23:40

Former Rutgers athlete creates fund to support spinal cord injury initiatives SHORT HILLS, N.J., Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eric LeGrand, the former Rutgers University football player who suffered a spinal cord injury during a football game in October 2010, will officially launch Team LeGrand, a partnership program with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, during the Scarlet Knights game against Eastern Michigan on Saturday, Sept. 14. Team LeGrand aligns with...

2013-09-03 12:27:21

Bold Window Display Unveiled in Rockefeller Center Plaza Features Christopher Reeve's Empty Wheelchair Symbol of Christopher's Dream that Millions May Walk Again SHORT HILLS, N.J., Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation (www.ChristopherReeve.org), a national nonprofit dedicated to finding cures and treatments for spinal cord injury and improving quality of life for people living with paralysis, unveiled a 115-square-foot...

2013-07-11 16:22:24

SHORT HILLS, N.J., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation announced it has awarded over $500,000 in Quality of Life Grants to 74 nonprofit organizations in the United States. Grants requests are evaluated and scored using a rigorous review process to select for funding outstanding nonprofit organizations that empower individuals living with paralysis. The program has awarded 2,205 grants totaling nearly $17 million since its inception in...

2013-06-13 12:26:25

SAN PEDRO, Calif., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of individuals will gather in San Pedro, CA on Saturday, June 15, 2013, as Heyday Elite Fitness hosts "Port Town Throwdown and Heyday 5k," a run and CrossFit competition that benefits Life Rolls On (LRO). As a subsidiary of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, LRO enables individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) to experience the rush of riding a wave with the assistance of adaptive surfboards and volunteers. To...

2013-05-17 12:23:44

Goal is to expand mentoring of patients and families living with paralysis across the country SHORT HILLS, N.J., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation today announced its Peer & Family Support Program (PFSP) has partnered with Philadelphia's Magee Rehabilitation Hospital's Peer Mentor Program. By teaming with Magee, which has been providing mentoring since 1995, both organizations have a common goal of expanding mentoring across the...

2013-03-13 12:34:29

April 6(th) Champions Committee event to take place at SoulCycle Upper East Side Studio SHORT HILLS, N.J., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attention all SoulCycle fanatics! Bikes are now available for Cycle for Spinal Cord Injury. The event will take place on Saturday, April 6(th) at 3 p.m. at SoulCycle Upper East Side Studio, 1470 Third Avenue at 83rd Street, New York. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100511/REEVELOGO) Bike prices range from $50-$100. The event...

2013-03-07 16:24:28

SHORT HILLS, N.J., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation announced today the appointment of Deborah Flynn as Western Regional Director and President of Life Rolls On, a subsidiary of the Reeve Foundation. In this role, Flynn will expand the work of the Reeve Foundation on the West Coast and further the work of LRO which is dedicated to improving the quality of life for young people affected by spinal cord injury and utilizes action sports as a...

2013-02-14 16:24:35

Goal is to expand mentoring of those living with paralysis across Chicago SHORT HILLS, N.J., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation today announced it has partnered with NextSteps Chicago in Illinois to help launch the Reeve Foundation's Peer & Family Support Program (PFSP) in the state. By partnering with NextSteps Chicago, both organizations have a common goal of expanding mentoring across the state of Illinois. The PFSP is a...

2013-02-12 12:25:40

SHORT HILLS, N.J., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation announced it has awarded almost $427,000 in Quality of Life Grants to 76 nonprofit organizations in the United States. The Quality of Life Grants Program supports specially selected nonprofit organizations that empower individuals living with paralysis. Since the program's inception in 1999, 2,131 grants totaling over $16 million have been awarded. (Logo:...