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    Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation Funds 55 Nonprofit Organizations Through Quality of Life Grants

    Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation Funds 55 Nonprofit Organizations Through Quality of Life Grants
    7/8/03 11:14:00 AM

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    To: National Desk
    Contact: Julie Kwon of the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, 973-379-2690 ext. 121

    SPRINGFIELD, N.J., July 8 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF) announced today that it has awarded $620,969 in Quality of Life grants as part of its Spring 2003 funding cycle of the Quality of Life Program.

    The Quality of Life Program, conceived by Dana Reeve, CRPF Director and Chair of the Quality of Life Committee, awards grants to programs that improve the daily lives of people living with disabilities, particularly spinal cord injuries.

    Funding is awarded twice yearly. Grant categories include: accessibility, education, independent living, arts, sports activities, advocacy, assistive technology, children, counseling, employment, health promotion, practical service and therapeutic riding.

    "The Quality of Life program has grown in leaps and bounds since its inception in 1996 and continues to be incredibly rewarding, not only for the grant recipient, but for CRPF and me personally," said Dana Reeve. "As CRPF diligently continues its search for a cure, the Quality of Life Program vigorously works to help people with disabilities in the here and now. These programs are improving the lives of so many by making life easier, more productive and enjoyable for those living with paralysis."

    One category of the Quality of Life Program focuses on Health Promotion for which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide funding. This category recognizes the need to remove societal and environmental barriers that limit the abilities of individuals with paralysis to participate in life activities. Participation in these activities improves physical and emotional health and prevents secondary conditions for persons living with paralysis.

    Health Promotion grants alone totaled $299,500, representing 48 percent of the total giving for this first grant cycle of 2003.

    The Achilles Track Club of New York, N.Y. was awarded the first-ever New York Rangers Quality of Life Grant in the amount of $25,000 so that disadvantaged children with disabilities could participate in after-school instruction and practice of running/wheeling sports programs. The New York Rangers Quality of Life Grant was born from a five-year collaborative fundraising effort between the New York Rangers and CRPF. The two organizations have held this long-standing relationship through SuperSkate, the annual celebrity hockey match where CRPF receives 50 percent of all proceeds.

    For more information about the Quality of Life Program or the grant application process, please contact the Quality of Life department at 973-467-8270 ext. 201 or visit our website at http://www.ChristopherReeve.org for a complete list of the Spring 2003 Quality of Life grant recipients.

    The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF) is committed to funding research that develops treatments and cures for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury and other central nervous system disorders. The Foundation also vigorously works to improve the quality of life for people living with disabilities through its grants program, paralysis resource center, and advocacy efforts.

    http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRe...d=112-07082003

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    ASAP Awarded $25,000 Grant From The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation; Quality of Life Grant To Fund NYC Support Office for People with Syringomyelia

    ASAP Awarded $25,000 Grant From The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation; Quality of Life Grant To Fund NYC Support Office for People with Syringomyelia

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    LONGVIEW, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 10, 2003--The American Syringomyelia Alliance Project, Inc. (ASAP) announced today that it has been awarded a $25,000 Quality of Life Grant from the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF).
    The Quality of Life Program, conceived by Dana Reeve, CRPF Director and Chair of the Quality of Life Committee, awards grants to programs that improve the daily lives of people living with disabilities, particularly spinal cord injuries. Funding is awarded twice yearly on improving accessibility, education, independent living and supporting the arts, sports activities and advocacy efforts, among others. CRPF awarded a total of $620,969 in Quality of Life Grants to 55 organizations nationwide as part of its spring 2003 funding cycle.
    "The Quality of Life program has grown in leaps and bounds since its inception in 1996 and continues to be incredibly rewarding, not only for the grant recipient, but for CRPF and me personally," said Dana Reeve. "As CRPF diligently continues its search for a cure, the Quality of Life Program vigorously works to help people with disabilities in the here and now. These programs are improving the lives of so many by making life easier, more productive and enjoyable for those living with paralysis."
    Since 1988 ASAP has been the national organization supporting families affected by the spinal cord disorder syringomyelia and related Chiari malformation, while funding neuroscience research. The grant from the CRPF will be used to help fund ASAP's first support office located in the newly opened Chiari Institute at North Shore University Hospital, Great Neck, New York.
    The Chiari Institute is a multidisciplinary center developed by Thomas H. Milhorat, MD to care for patients suffering from the brain anomaly Chiari malformation and other related disorders like syringomyelia, and to serve as a research center. Dr. Milhorat has served as the distinguished Chair of the Medical Advisory Board for the American Syringomyelia Alliance Project since 1996.
    "It has been a goal of our alliance to have support centers available to be able to provide a higher level of service to those in need while creating a greater public awareness of these disorders. With the help of the CRPF grant, ASAP will be on- site to provide support services to patients and to people with syringomyelia and Chiari in the greater NYC area as well. These are often chronic disorders with a progressive level of disability, so there's a lot of adjustment, and frequently a person must become one's own advocate," said Candace Morse, ASAP Director.
    The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation is committed to funding research that develops treatments and cures for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury and other central nervous system disorders. The Foundation also vigorously works to improve the quality of life for people living with disabilities through its grants program, paralysis resource center, and advocacy efforts. (For a complete list of grant recipients, please visit http://www.christopherreeve.org)
    The American Syringomyelia Alliance Project's Mission is to improve the lives of persons affected by syringomyelia, Chiari malformation and related disorders while we find the cure. For more information, please contact:



    Dorothy Poppe
    National Director of Medical Development
    (718) 966-2593
    (917) 658-7526 (cell)
    DorothyPoppe@ASAP.org
    http://www.ASAP.org



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    CONTACT: The American Syringomyelia Alliance Project, Inc.
    Dorothy Poppe, 718-966-2593
    917-658-7526 (cell)
    DorothyPoppe@ASAP.org
    http://www.ASAP.org

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    INDUSTRY KEYWORD: MEDICAL DEVICES PHARMACEUTICAL MEDICAL
    SOURCE: The American Syringomyelia Alliance Project, Inc.

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    Syringomyelia Alliance Project Awarded Reeve Foundation Grant

    Syringomyelia Alliance Project Awarded Reeve Foundation Grant
    Posted by: Candace on Tuesday, August 26, 2003


    Topic General Fundraising


    The American Syringomyelia Alliance Project, Inc. has announced that it has been awarded a $25,000 Quality of Life Grant from the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation.


    The Quality of Life Program, conceived by Dana Reeve, CRPF Director and Chair of the Quality of Life Committee, awards grants to programs that improve the daily lives of people living with disabilities, particularly spinal cord injuries. Funding is awarded twice yearly on improving accessibility, education, independent living and supporting the arts, sports activities and advocacy efforts, among others. CRPF awarded a total of $620,969 in Quality of Life Grants to 55 organizations nationwide as part of its spring 2003 funding cycle.



    "The Quality of Life program has grown in leaps and bounds since its inception in 1996 and continues to be incredibly rewarding, not only for the grant recipient, but for CRPF and me personally," said Dana Reeve. "As CRPF diligently continues its search for a cure, the Quality of Life Program vigorously works to help people with disabilities in the here and now. These programs are improving the lives of so many by making life easier, more productive and enjoyable for those living with paralysis."



    Since 1988 ASAP has been the national organization supporting families affected by the spinal cord disorder syringomyelia and related Chiari malformation, while funding neuroscience research. The grant from the CRPF will be used to help fund ASAP's first support office located in the newly opened Chiari Institute at North Shore University Hospital, Great Neck, New York.



    The Chiari Institute is a multidisciplinary center developed by Thomas H. Milhorat, MD to care for patients suffering from the brain anomaly Chiari malformation and other related disorders like syringomyelia, and to serve as a research center. Dr. Milhorat has served as the distinguished Chair of the Medical Advisory Board for the American Syringomyelia Alliance Project since 1996.



    "It has been a goal of our alliance to have support centers available to provide a higher level of service to those in need while creating a greater public awareness of these disorders. With the help of the CRPF grant, ASAP will be on-site to provide support services to patients and to people with syringomyelia and Chiari in the greater NYC area as well. These are often chronic disorders with a progressive level of disability, so there's a lot of adjustment, and frequently a person must become one's own advocate," said Candace Morse, ASAP Director.



    The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation is committed to funding research that develops treatments and cures for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury and other central nervous system disorders. The Foundation also vigorously works to improve the quality of life for people living with disabilities through its grants program, paralysis resource center, and advocacy efforts. A complete list of grant recipients can be found online.



    The American Syringomyelia Alliance Project's mission is to improve the lives of persons affected by syringomyelia, Chiari malformation and related disorders while we find the cure.


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