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    $300,000 Towards the Cure

    Many of you are aware of my affiliation with Craig Hospital, Englewood, CO.

    Today I am pleased to announce that the Push For The Cure fundraising dinner taking place March 26, 2002 will be contributing at least $300,000 towards SCI research.

    This is a first year event that will be annualized from 2002 forward. Sponsors attending this event will donate a minimum of $250 up to $25,000.00.

    Hopefully this is a precursor of more good things to come.

    If you'd like any additional information concerning this, or how you can make a contribution, please call or e-mail me at:
    1-800-965-3028 ext. 644 or e-mail:

    I will also post this on the fundraising forum.
    Onward and upward.

    Good work.....Chris!!!!!!

    More $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    2010 SCINet Clinical Trial Support Squad Member

    "You kids and your cures, why back when I was injured they gave us a wheelchair and that's the way it was and we liked it!" Grumpy Old Man

    .."i used to be able to goof around so much because i knew Superman had my back. now all i've got is his example -- and that's gonna have to be enough."



      That's good news! Where does the money go?

      ~See you at the SCIWire-used-to-be-paralyzed Reunion ~
      ~See you at the CareCure-used-to-be-paralyzed Reunion ~


        Additional news

        As of 11/27 we have raised $200,000 towards the goal of $300,000. Our deadline is next March. All monies will be invested in cure research. (BTW, Melissa Holley will be taking part in the dinner as will CR via taped message.)

        Also, good news for both acutes and subacutes. The Tel Aviv macrophage therapy will be available at Craig hospital sometime in late spring. No need to travel to Israel. Colorado instead which will be the only U.S. fda approved site thus far.

        In relation to acute / subacute Proneuron is now extending their minimum/maximum injury timeline from 10 days to 21 days. Who knows, maybe within a year it may extend to chronics?

        I see good things from this.

        A)More money towards cure research.
        B)Media exposure / education.
        C)Willingness by U.S. (Craig) researchers / doctors / administration to step up and try to make a difference.
        D)Significant step towards a cure.

        Thoughts, comments, ideas?




          What is the time differentiation between "subacute" and "chronic"?


            lil sis

            My understanding is; acute = 0-14 days.
            subacute = 14-30. These time frames can change as the study/procedure is extended.


              As of

              last week we've raised $400,000.00!

              All of it to be used for research towards a cure.

              Hopefully our success with this initial effort will repeat itself over and over until it is no longer necessary.

              Go Cure!


                Congrats Chris!

                How is the money supposed to be distributed? Grant proposals?

                Maybe someone in your area could give some hints to some researchers on what to study. [like Rollipram [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]]

      's worse than we thought. it turns out the people at the white house are not secret muslims, they're nerds.


                  Awesome news!

                  Thanks for your efforts, Chris!! All this funding will make a big difference!

                  ~See you at the SCIWire-used-to-be-paralyzed Reunion ~
                  ~See you at the CareCure-used-to-be-paralyzed Reunion ~




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                        how do you get ppl to pay 250 for a dinner. are these hollywood stars? someone explain how this is done. maybe i can throw a long horn on the grill and raise 300,000 at a bbq.



                          As of today with 30 days to go. New goal is $450,000!

                          DA, if you can dream it you can do it. Not hollywood stars but dedicated and informed community members.


                            DA, Many people begin with barbeques as a fund raiser. You can do it all yourself or hire someone (or they donate their labor and someone else a pig or 2) to roast a couple of porkers. Have local delis donate sides and friends desserts. Then charge $25 or $35 a person. Get a band that needs some local publicity to play too. Make sure you tie up with a charity first so people can write off the portion of the cost that isn't directly for the food and entertainment and that you can give the final check to. I'm sure there's a charity in Texas that will give you a hand..
                            Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."

                            Disclaimer: Answers, suggestions, and/or comments do not constitute medical advice expressed or implied and are based solely on my experiences as a SCI patient. Please consult your attending physician for medical advise and treatment. In the event of a medical emergency please call 911.


                              I wonder how difficult it would be to obtain a gambling license??? We'll set us up some real nice wins all ties...

                              thanks SO MUCH YOU ALL
                              Eric Texley