Team Reeve – Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/miniMarathon
When: April 26, 2008
Where: Louisville, KY
The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is a proud charity partner pf the Kentucky Derby Festival in this years Marathon/miniMarathon. We are working with our friends at Frazier Rehab, Jewish Hospital and University of Louisville to pull together Team members and volunteers. It will be an exciting and inspirational journey for all as we gear up for the race – April 26, 2008!
Funds raised through TEAM REEVE LOUISVILLE will be earmarked for Frazier Rehab Institute and the work of the NeuroRecovery Network under the directorship of Susan Harkema, PhD, in partnership with the Department of Neurological Surgery, Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, University of Louisville.
Interested in learning more about what Team Reeve is doing not only in Louisville, but in other parts of the country? Click here.
About The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is committed to finding treatments and cures for spinal cord injury, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis.
The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation’s roots stretch back to 1982 when the American Paralysis Association was formed by a group of people that refused to accept the prevailing notion that the spinal cord, once injured, could not be repaired.
The founders of the American Paralysis Association had an unwavering belief that researchers and neuroscientists, working together, would find a way to connect and regenerate the damaged nerves and cells that result in paralysis.
Christopher sought out the organization following his injury in 1995. As Christopher said, ‘I have always been a crusader for causes I believe in. This time, the cause found me.’ Christopher shared the American Paralysis Association’s belief in a cure and lent his name, passion and drive to the organization which ultimately became known as the Christopher Reeve Foundation.
Together, we’ve come a long way. The research progress in recent years has been outstanding. Awareness and perception of spinal cord injuries has shifted dramatically, both in the scientific community as well as in the general public.
Today, our belief in a cure is shared by the neuroscientists, researchers, clinicians and, perhaps most importantly, thousands of people living with spinal cord injuries and their families. The momentum is ours. We will Go Forward.