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First Open House in 2015: Friday, January 16th

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    First Open House in 2015: Friday, January 16th

    The Spinal Cord Injury Project


    With Our Deep Gratitude for Your Generosity

    We are deeply grateful for your generous support in response to our end-of-the-year report. The many special Gift of Hope dedications were very moving, and we really appreciate the notes which many of you included. We stand together in this work to find a cure for spinal cord injuries and move the clinical trials forward. We are so thankful for your partnership in this 'never before in history' endeavor. This progress would not happen without you, but with you, we know it will succeed.

    First Open House in 2015: Friday, January 16th

    The First Open House of 2015 will be Friday, January 16th. Dr. Young will have just returned from Hong Kong and an organizing meeting in India, so come to get the latest updates. Tours of the Center are between 5:00 and 6:00 pm. The program featuring Dr. Wise Young begins at 6:00. Please bring your questions!

    Due to the advancing work on the clinical trials, it will be important to watch the dates of the 2015 Open House programs. They may not necessarily be on the First Friday of each month and sometimes may need to change on short notice. We will keep you updated in these eBulletins. If you have questions about a particular date, please email or call 848.445.6573.

    Parking is available in Lot 56, in front of the Nelson Biological Laboratories Building in which our Keck Center is located. Our door is open to welcome you - reservations not needed. Click here for directions.

    RU-WINS Features Alzheimer's Disease Specialist Dr. Orly Lazorov

    Rutgers University - Women in Neuroscience (RU-WINS) is honored to start the new year with a lecture by Dr. Orly Lazorov. Dr. Lazorov is at the University of Illinois-Chicago in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. Her research interests include: cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying Alzheimer's Disease, the cross talk between neurogenesis and Alzheimer's Disease pathology, and stem cell therapeutics for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Lazorov will speak at noon on Friday, Feburary 6th in Room D-406 in the Nelson Biological Laboratory Building on the Busch Campus.

    Following the seminar, Dr. Lazorov will meet with undergraduate and graduate students for pizza and discussion. The public is welcome to attend all RU-WINS Lectures.

    SCINetIndia Moving Forward

    Following the initial meeting in New Delhi, SCINetIndia is moving forward with the draft of incorporation papers and work on a logo and video. A second meeting has been scheduled in February in Mumbai which will include both the clinical trial principal investigators and the fundraising committee.

    If you are in India or have family or contacts there and are interested in helping the SCINetIndia committee, please send your name and contact information to

    Cold Outside? Warm Someone's Heart with A Gift of Hope!

    Bundled up? Shivering? Dreading going outside? Counting the days until Spring? Imagine the warmth you will bring when someone opens a Gift of Hope card telling them that you are thinking of them!

    To send a Gift of Hope:
    Donate online here.
    Send a check or credit card information plus the recipient's name and address to SCIProject, 604 Allison Road, D-251, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854.
    Call 848.445.6573. (If you get voicemail, leave your name and number and we will call you back.)
    Fax your list to 732-445-2063. (This works well for sending multiple gifts!)

    Special Appreciation to All Who Supported Champions for Charity

    Thanks to modern technology, the crowd who gathered for the 2014 Champions for Charity event had the treat of hearing Dr. Wise Young give a research update direct from Hong Kong! A percentage of purchases at participating Americana Manhasset and Wheatly Plaza stores benefitted The Spinal Cord Injury Project.

    Our special appreciation to Ralph Lauren and the General Manager Ms. Arlette Senassarian for hosting the reception, to Jim and Charlotte for making all of the arrangements for the FaceTime presentation, to everyone who came and supported the event, and especially to Terry Pinkow and her amazing committee for their tireless efforts which make a differece to everyone in the spinal cord injury community and their families. Great job everyone!

    Don't Forget: Make your Amazon Purchases through AmazonSmile

    Use link, sign in with your existing Amazon account, pick your own charitable organization, type Jim Bennett Foundation, click Select. After the first time, go to, you will be signed in automatically. Purchases made through AmazonSmile result in 0.5% of the total going to The Spinal Cord Injury Project.

    Text WALK to 20222 - Donate $10. Invite your friends to do the same.

    Plane delayed? Wondering what to do while you wait? Text WALK to 20222 to make a $10 donation to support spinal cord injury research!

    A one-time donation of $10.00 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. All donations must be authorized by the account holder. User must be age 18 or older or have parental permission to participate.
    By texting YES, the user agrees to the terms and conditions. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on most carriers. Donations are collected for the benefit of the SPINAL CORD INJURY PROJECT by the Mobile Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at Message & Data Rates May Apply. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting STOP to code 20222; text HELP to 20222 for help.

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

    Next Open House
    Friday, March 6, 2015
    5:00 - 6:00 pm Tours 6:00 Program
    W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience

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    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, New Jersey 08854 USA
    Phone: 848.445.6573 Email:
    Last edited by Jim; 14 Jan 2015, 4:54 PM.