WILL YOU STAND UP FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T?
September is National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month
On the eve of National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, The Buoniconti Fund and The Miami Project are launching its largest effort designed to challenge people across the country to help us find a cure for paralysis. The goal of the campaign is to ask “Will You Stand Up For Those Who Can’t?” The intent is to create a national conversation about the devastation of paralysis and to bring this condition to the forefront of public awareness.
And with FDA approval to begin a Human Clinical Trial evaluating the safety of Schwann cells in people with spinal cord injuries – now is the time to create this global conversation that paralysis can be cured! The Miami Project’s Phase 1 trial is the only FDA approved clinical trial in the entire United States using a cellular therapy to treat people with spinal cord injuries.
I am personally asking you, will you stand up for those who can’t and do one or more of the following?
- Make a donation in honor of a loved one, caregiver, scientist or organization who is working to improve the life of those injured. If you would like to host a small fundraising party at your house, please email us and we will send you more information.
- Replace your Facebook profile picture with our logo, post our video on your wall, and let people know that September is National SCI Awareness Month and why curing paralysis is important to you.
- Email and Tweet your friends and family to create a forum and discussion about why finding a cure for paralysis is important to you.
Every 48 minutes, another person in the United States will become paralyzed. That is simply unacceptable. Each of us must promise to do something to help create a national conversation about what it means to be paralyzed and the urgent need to find this cure.
So please, help us spread the message that September is National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month. Let’s join together to raise the money to fund this cure!
Marc A. Buoniconti