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    Hope & Hugs@Open House: Friday, February 1st

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    The Spinal Cord Injury Project

    ** Fighting to Walk FUNDRAISER, THURSDAY, MAY 16TH, NYC

    Share Hope and Hugs@the February Open House

    Fresh from almost a month in Asia following-up on clinical trials, Dr. Wise Young will give an update on the latest news and also on the exciting plans for 2013. Join us Friday, February 1st. The program begins with tours of lab between 5:00-6:00. At 6:00 Dr. Young will present an update on the latest in research and clinical trials. All are welcome! Reservations not needed. Parking is available in lot 56 in front of our building. For detailed directions, click here. Good cookies, good content, good friendships guaranteed!

    Fighting for the Cure Fundraiser, Thursday, May 16th, B.B. King's NYC
    You Don't Want to Miss This!

    Make plans now to be in New York City on Thursday, May 16th for the big event of the year! Under the theme Fighting to Walk, a wonderful fundraiser will be held to raise money for the clinical trials in the U.S.

    Featuring Honorary Chair Eric LeGrand, a special performance by comedian Artie Lange, and honoring our wounded veterans, the evening will include great food, special acts, and moving presentations. There will be unique prizes and silent auction items not available anywhere else. You can join Fight to Walk founders boxer Boyd Melson, inspiration Christan Zaccagnino, and researcher Dr. Wise Young, and have a good time doing good.

    Mark your calendar - watch for details on tables, tickets, and sponsorships. Be ready to act quickly as tables and tickets will go fast. See you at B.B. King's for an event like no other.

    More Kudos to Dr. Melitta Schachner
    W. M. Keck Center Research Professor!

    Dr. Melitta Schachner, Research Professor II in the W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience is the principal investigator of an award given by the New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research. The project is titled Therapeutic Potential of miRNA 133b in Spinal Cord Injury.

    The New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Health and is funded by a surcharge of $1.00 on all traffic violations. Does your state have funds dedicated to spinal cord injury research? If not, please contact for information on how to get started.

    NY Spinal Cord Research Needs Your Help!

    In 1998 New York made history by being the first state to pass legislation designating a surcharge on motor vehicle violations to fund spinal cord injury research. Now that funding is in jeopardy as the proposed budget diverts this money elsewhere. Significant research progress has occurred because of these research grants - New Yorkers need our help to make sure they aren't taken away.

    There are two ways you can help:
    1. Write to Governor Cuomo and explain how essential this funding is to people with spinal
    cord injuries and their families. Tell your personal story. Letter should be one-page.

    Send to :
    The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
    Governor of New York
    State Capitol Building
    Albany, New York 12224

    2. Attend the special program scheduled February 13th at the state capitol in Albany.Hear the latest in research and add your voice to the cause. For details, send yourname and email to Keith Gurgui:

    Have a Special Valentine?
    Show Your Care with a 'Gift of Hope'

    Candy may make us fat and flowers may make us sneeze - but a Valentine Gift of Hope fills us with happiness! Show your special feelings to that special someone by sending a Gift of Hope in their honor. They will receive a special Gift of Hope card telling them of your care. Gifts of Hope can be given through our website here, by mail, or if you are one of those last-minute people, you can call 732.445.6573.

    Boyd 'The Rainmaker' Melson's Fight Postponed

    Due to an injury to main event fighter Danny Garcia, Boyd Melson's February 9th bout at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY has been moved to Saturday, April 27th. Tickets purchased for February 9th will be honored at the Barclays Center on April 27th.

    Thanks for the great support. We look forward to seeing you in April!

    Upcoming Events ...

    RU-WINS Lecture: Dr. Linda Noble, University of San Francisco, California will be the featured speaker at the Rutgers University - Women in Neuroscience (RU-WINS) Lecture Series in February. Dr. Noble will speak at noon on Friday, February 1st, in room D-406 in the Nelson Laboratories Building. (This is on the 4th floor in the same building where the W. M. Keck Center is located.) The public is welcome.

    Spinal Cord Injury Research Methods Workshop: Monday - Wednesday, February 4-6, W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience. Learn the latest methods for conducting research for potential therapies. Registrar Ms. Dawn Bryant,

    Progress in Spinal Cord Injury Research: 9-5:00, Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany, New York to highlight research progress and advocate for continued funding. Registration, $40.00 includes breakfast and lunch. Register early as space is limited. Email

    No Open House in March
    Watch for Date in April

    Having a fundraiser to support research or clinical trials? Send details to for inclusion in our eBulletin.

    (Click Below For Secure Donations)

    Donations to The Spinal Cord Injury Project are tax-deductible per IRS regulations and are held in a designated account at the Rutgers University Foundation to be used for spinal cord injury research.

    W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience
    604 Allison Road D-251
    Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA
    Phone: 732.445.6573 Email:

    Who's coming?


      Will it be streamed?




          Is it possible to see a recording of the Open House online?



            I recorded it through Ustream but it isn't replaying. I have written to them and will let you know.



              This worked this morning-


                Thanks Jim


                  Originally posted by Jim View Post
                  This worked this morning-
                  It seems the link is down.