The Spinal Cord Injury Project


Important: Your End-of-the-Year Gifts Expand Future Plans

Expanding clinical trials, streamlining intense rehabilitation, developing the next generation of treatments - all of these important tasks are in development. They need to be expanded and fast-tracked. To do this, your support is more important than ever.

At the end of the year, many people consider making significant gifts to charity. All donations to The Spinal Cord Injury Project are tax-deductible, and will make an important difference in the speed of this critical work.

Please consider making your contribution now. You can donate online here or by sending a check to: SCIProject, 604 Allison Road, D-251, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854. Gifts can be made in honor or in memory of someone special. They or their family will receive a Gift of Hope card in your name.

Having a Party? Ask all of your guests to get out their cell phones and text WALK to 20222 to donate $10.00 to support this critical progress. Try it now yourself so you know how it works. Thank you very much!

First Friday Open House, Friday November 7th

Join us for the First Friday Open House on November 7th. Tours of the Center are ongoing from 5-6:00 pm. The program with Dr. Wise Young starts at 6.00.

Parking is available in Lot 56, in front of the Nelson Biological Laboratories Building in which our Keck Center is located. Everyone is welcome - reservations not needed. We look forward to seeing you soon! Click here for directions.

Due to Dr. Young's travel schedule, this will be the last Open House in 2014!

RU-WINS Features Elected Member of Academy of Science

Rutgers University - Women in Neuroscience is very honored to present Dr. Melitta Schachner as the RU-WINS speaker for November. Dr. Schachner is an elected member of the Academy of Science, a highly published author, and one of the most frequently cited scientists in the world. She will speak at noon on Friday, November 7th in Room D-406 in the Nelson Biological Laboratory Building on the Busch Campus. The title of her presentation is Adhesion molecules in development, synaptic plasticity, and regeneration.

After the seminar, Dr. Schachner will meet with undergraduate and graduate students for pizza and discussion. The public is welcome to attend all RU-WINS Lectures.

Central Jersey Spinal Cord Association Dinner, Friday, November 7th

One of the longest running and most fun fundraising dinners - the 28th Annual CJSCA Dinner will be held Friday, November 7th at The Pines Manor in Edison, New Jersey. Cocktails and silent auction start at 6:30pm with dinner and program at 8pm. Tickets are $70.00; table sponsorships are available. Contact:

Champions for Charity, December 4-6, Americana Manhasset

Start your Holiday Shopping early and benefit The Spinal Cord Injury Project!

A special cocktail reception for SCIProject will be held Friday, December 5th from 6:00-9:00 at Ralph Lauren. Please contact SCIProject coordinator Terry Pinkow,, with any questions.

American Manhasset Champions for Charity Holiday Shopping Benefit is December 4-6, 2014. Help support The Spinal Cord Injury Project by doing your holiday shopping at participating American Manhasset and select Wheatley Plaza stores during these three days when 25% of your designated pre-tax purchases will be donated back to us! To register for your complimentary CHAMPION CARD or for more information, visit, call 800.818.6767, or visit the American Manhasset Concierge Storefront location. When it's time to make a purchase, simply present your CHAMPION CARD with any form of payment. Donations will be made on full-price merchandise only, subject to individual store policy. Your purchases are not automatically eligible. Your CHAMPION CARD is required to allocate your donation and MUST be presented at the time of each purchase. Donations on participating store gift certificates and special order merchandise are subject to individual store policy. See

Exciting Events Educate and Raise Funds!

Kessler Consumer Conference - An Excellent Seminar. The room was packed for this free informational event which featured a double-keynote by Dr. Steven Kirshblum and Dr. Wise Young who shared the latest word on clinical trials for both treatments and rehabilitation. Other speakers talked about working without losing your benefits, the latest in technologies, and available resources and services. Watch for the next one and be sure to sign up!

Team Fight to Walk Gala - A Good Time Was Had By All! Due to the location at Beckwith Pointe in New Rochelle, New York, many new people learned and were inspired by the special story of Team Fight to Walk. Mr. David Diamante, the Man with the Golden Voice, brought his special touch to an evening filled with music, laughter, and meaningful messages. All profits from this fundraiser will support clinical trials in the United States.

Working 2 Walk - The Largest One Ever! Gathering in Seattle, W2W heard talks by scientists including Dr. Wise Young, panels on a variety of issues, and ideas for getting involved in advocacy. Ms. Rachelle Friedman Chapman, dubbed by the media as 'the paralyzed bride', caught everyone's attention when she said she tells able-bodied audiences, "I don't want to be your inspiration. I just want to be like you." The next W2W will be September 27-28, 2015 in Bethesda, Maryland.

Holiday Shopping? Support Spinal Cord Injury Research

Give a Gift of Hope
Celebrate the holidays with a Gift of Hope. Send your special greetings - the person(s) you are honoring will receive a Holiday Gift of Hope card in your name. To send a Gift of Hope, go to our website here, send a check, or call 848.445.6573.

Make Your Amazon Purchases through AmazonSmile
Use link, sign in with your existing Amazon account, pick your own charitable organization, type Jim Bennett Foundation, click Select. After the first time, go to, you will be signed in automatically. Purchases made through AmazonSmile result in 0.5% of the total going to The Spinal Cord Injury Project.

Donate with Your Cell Phone: Text WALK to 20222!
Having a party? Invited to give a talk? Ask everyone to get out their cell phones and Text WALK to 20222! An easy way to donate to spinal cord injury research.

A one-time donation of $10.00 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. All donations must be authorized by the account holder. User must be age 18 or older or have parental permission to participate.

By texting YES, the user agrees to the terms and conditions. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on most carriers. Donations are collected for the benefit of the SPINAL CORD INJURY PROJECT by the Mobile Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at Message & Data Rates May Apply. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting STOP to code 20222; text HELP to 20222 for help.

Next Monthly Open House, February 6, 2015
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W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience
604 Allison Road D-251
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 USA
Phone: 848.445.6573 Email: