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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.

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    Senior Member Leo's Avatar
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    Good work.....Chris!!!!!!

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

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    Senior Member Jeff's Avatar
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    That's good news! Where does the money go?

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

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    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?



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

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    lil sis

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

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    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!

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    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 ]


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    Senior Member Jeff's Avatar
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    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 ~

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