Honorary Chair




Purpose of the event
An opportunity to change history!  Join us at Fighting for the Cure, a unique fundraiser to launch spinal cord injury clinical trials in the United States.

For far too long, spinal cord injuries have been deemed hopeless, condemning people to a life sentence of imprisonment within their own bodies.  Today the fight has been taken up by those relentless in their commitment to find a cure.

All profits will be used to support clinical trials in the United States

Performance by

Appearance by
Danny Jacobs

Performance by
Artie Lange

David Diamanté

We are honored to announce that David Diamanté, "The Man with the Golden Voice", will serve as our Host and M.C.

Known as “The Man with the Golden Voice,”  Mr. David Diamanté is the host of NBC Sports Network's morning highlight TV show, The 'Lights'.  David also serves as the PA Announcer of the Brooklyn Nets and the voice of Barclays Center.  Veteran boxing ring announcer, Diamanté has appeared on HBO, Showtime, ESPN, and many other shows.  He is the owner and founder of Diamanté's Brooklyn Cigar Lounge, just three blocks east of Barclays Center.

Performance by ProfessirX
Spinal cord injured after being shot, ProfessirX (Richard Gaskins) turned to his voice and musical compositions to tell the story of hope.  Among his works are Stand Up for Your Rights, and the haunting Forever Superman, dedicated to the late Christopher Reeve.

Featuring Honorary Chair Eric LeGrand
Rutgers Football #52, Winner, ESPY Jimmy V. Perseverance Award, Sports Illustrated’s ‘Most Memorable Moment’, inspiration, and dedicated to finding a cure for spinal cord injuries.

Special Performance by Artie Lange
Famous for The Artie Lange Show, Howard Stern Show, and MADtv and renowned as a comedian and author of several books, he experienced quadriplegia as a young man when his father was paralyzed.  After his father’s death, he worked as a longshoreman to support his family.

Special Appearance by Danny Jacobs
Former middleweight champion with a record of 24 wins (21 by knock-out), his career was upended when a life-threatening form of bone cancer left him paralyzed.  Now recovered, he deeply understands the need for research and clinical trials.


501(c)(3) statement
Contributions are tax-deductible per IRS regulations











DID YOU KNOW? Every 41 minutes someone suffers a spinal cord Injury.

DID YOU KNOW? Today 1.3 million Americans have spinal cord injuries and 1 in 50 in the U.S. live with paralysis.

DID YOU KNOW? Spinal cord injury research helps stroke, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, multiple sclerosis, post-polio syndrome, transverse myelitis, traumatic brain injury, and many other traumas of the central nervous system.

DID YOU KNOW? You or someone you love will benefit from this critical research.


Fighting for the Cure
The Spinal Cord Injury Project
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
604 Allison Road, D-25
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 USA
Phone: 732.445.6573
Fax: 732.445.2063