Search
Donate   |   Member Portal   |   Sign In   |   Join
Search AAP
News & Press: PM&R News

September Marks Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

Tuesday, September 3, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Bernadette Rensing
Share |
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.

Read more on the PVA website.


AAP's Mission

Creating the future of academic physiatry through mentorship, leadership, and discovery.

Contact Us

Association of Academic Physiatrists
10461 Mill Run Circle, Suite 730
Owings Mills, MD 21117
P. 410.654.1000 F. 410.654.1001

Membership Management Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal