Every 48 minutes, someone in the United States is paralyzed as a result
of a spinal cord injury. September marks National Spinal Cord Injury
Awareness Month – a time to recognize the need for increased education
and research to improve outcomes for the millions of Americans living
with spinal cord injuries.
In an effort to bring more attention to spinal cord injury issues,
September was designated as National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month
by the U.S. Senate in 2011, a result of a resolution sponsored by Sens.
Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Bill Nelson, D-Fla. You can participate by doing the following:
1. Make a donation in honor of a loved one, caregiver, scientist or
organization who is working to improve the life of those injured.
2. Share on your Facebook wall letting people know that Sept. is National SCI Awareness month.
3. Email & Tweet your friends & family talking about why finding a cure for paralysis is important to you.