View Full Version : What we need is an organization started by Dr. Young........
11-01-2001, 04:08 PM
What we need is an organization started by DR Young to send our research contributions to. I think a lot of us would trust him more for the direction to send research dollars towards. He obviously shows more interest in cure and in what disabled people go through.
Perhaps we could combine fundraising with activism...
Could start a nationwide campaign, SCI injured individuals in each city could..
Abduct your rehab doctor and one of your physical therapists, inject them with enough novacaine to make them numb in 3/4 of their body and then force them to do self range -of- motion exercises. All this time, several of their former patients yelling encouragement and asking them questions about their GOALS for the future http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif Do all this until the hospitals that employ them cough up a donation for the research organization.
11-04-2001, 11:12 AM
I believe the Rutgers Spinal Cord Injury Project is a 501c3 organization. Can anyone tell me if I am right or wrong?
I'll call tomorrow [Monday] and find out.
11-04-2001, 02:30 PM
Stephen, the SCI Project at Rutgers is definitely a 501c3 organization. By the way, the SCI Project is what is sponsoring this site, as a service to the community. Wise.
11-04-2001, 03:01 PM
Does the SCI Project also fund research at Rutgers?
11-04-2001, 03:15 PM
The SCI Project is part of Rutgers which is of course a non-profit university. Wise.
11-04-2001, 03:40 PM
Great, I know Dr. Young probably wouldn't promote his own SCI Project. Maybe we should just start promoting it ourselves. Is there a link to that SCI site here or infor on where to send donations to? Dr. Young, you had told me some lady who works with you would be sending me information earlier this year, but never recieved it.
Also, recently I have been having email problems..switching to DSL and the best way to write to me is not to hit reply, but to go to my "profile" and email...or just write to email@example.com..
Make your check out to:
The Spinal Cord Injury Project
and mail to:
Keck Center, Rutgers University
Office of Development
18 Bishop Place
New Brunswick NJ 07901
For questions on giving stock, major contributions and naming oppportunities call Mr. Joe Stampe at (732) 932-8753. Please enclose a matching gift form if your employer participates.
BTW.....the first Friday of every month the SCI Project hosts all those who wish to visit the center, see the labs, meet students and lab employees and, of course, the two people who really make this work, Drs Wise Young and Patricia Morton. These two stay until all your questions are answered. I highly recommend this wonderful FREE opportunity. I learned more in my couple hours there than at any of the rather expensive symposiums and continueing credit opportunities I've been to...and it's in understandable English! Did I mention that the entire laboratory, classroom areas and operating areaa is totally accessible to vistors, students and employees in wheelchairs?
Wise, Does the SCI Project have a Combined Federal Campaign number for federal employees who wish to designate a specific charity in their withholding??
11-05-2001, 11:19 AM
that you could, in addition to contributing to the SCI Project, potentially become a participant / representative of the Quest For The Cure group. Write or call Dr. Patricia Morton.
11-09-2001, 09:36 AM
Thanks to all who have asked about giving to The Spinal Cord Injury Project, and thanks to Sue for providing the basic information. Will try to answer some of the questions that have been raised recently.
Yes, donations to SCIProject are tax-deductible as we are part of Rutgers University and the Rutgers University Foundation, the latter of which is a 501(c)3. (The EIN number is: 23-7318742.) Gifts can be sent to the Foundation address which Sue gave or directly to us at:
The Spinal Cord Injury Project
604 Allison Road, D-251
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 USA
In addition to direct donations, you might be interested in a program called "Gift of Hope" through which you can give a gift in memory of someone or in honor of a special occasion. The family or person is sent a gold-trimmed certificate letting them know of your thoughtfulness.
We also are happy to work with anyone having a fund raiser - to provide materials, write letters, help make sure the donations your event receives are tax-deductible, or any other way we can.
We are presently working with the Foundation to permit on-line giving. It should be operational within a week. At first it will be only to The Spinal Cord Injury Project but soon thereafter it will allow other options such as 'Quest for the Cure' which Chris mentioned.
If you want additional information, or to be put on our mailing list, please let me know. Write to Patricia, SCIProject@biology.rutgers.edu.
Looking forward to hearing from you. And if you are 'in the neighborhood', we'd be delighted to welcome you to our Center!
Persist in Hope,