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    Rick Hansen foundation given $4 million for spinal cord program

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    TORONTO (CP) - A national program to create awareness of spinal cord injuries is getting a multimillion-dollar boost with the help of Canada's most famous spinal cord injury crusader.


    Rick Hansen's Man In Motion Foundation says a donation of $4 million over 10 years will go towards community-based programs across the country.
    Scotiabank's gift will support 200 "ambassadors" who are themselves victims of spinal cord injury and can share their stories with others.

    The Man In Motion Foundation was formed to improve quality of life for sufferers through measures like financial help in buying equipment and tracking new treatments.

    Hansen gained worldwide fame when he pushed his wheelchair around the globe from March 1985 to May 1987.

    Since 2003, Scotiabank has helped raise $3.6 million for the foundation.

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    Scotiabank gives spinal program $4M boost

    Scotiabank gives spinal program $4M boost
    Jan. 12, 2006. 02:52 PM
    CANADIAN PRESS

    A national program to create awareness of spinal cord injuries is getting a multimillion-dollar boost.
    Rick Hansen's Man In Motion Foundation says a $4-million donation by Scotiabank (TSX: BNS) over 10 years will go towards community-based programs across the country.
    The money will support 200 "ambassadors" who have spinal cord injuries so they can share their stories with others.
    Hansen, Canada's most famous spinal cord injury crusader, gained worldwide fame when he pushed his wheelchair around the globe from March 1985 to May 1987.
    His foundation was formed to improve the quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries by offering financial help for buying equipment and tracking new treatments.
    Scotiabank has previously helped raise $3.6 million for the foundation.




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