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On April 18th, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation held its 5th annual Wine Tasting Event at the chic City Winery located in the West Village. During the event, attendees tasted from a selection of 5 different types of wine while mingling, bidding for luxurious prizes from different donators such as linebacker Carl Banks, and enjoying  the ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Apr 21, 2015 3:44 PM EDT
Reeve Foundation supporters are literally changing lives every day, giving hope to those who were told nothing could be done for them after sustaining a spinal cord injury. That's why we're am asking you to take the next step today and become a Reeve Foundation advocate by making your tax-deductible gift online now . Your gift will immediately ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Apr 20, 2015 1:03 PM EDT
Stock trading company, BTIG, is scheduled to have its 13th annual BTIG Commissions for Charity Day on Tuesday, April 28th. Eric Legrand will be participating in the event again this year. With celebrities working alongside the firm’s employees, stock traders team up with some of their favorite stars as they raise funds for meaningful causes. ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Apr 20, 2015 9:00 AM EDT
Would you be interested in becoming a certified Reeve Foundation Peer Mentor at the upcoming training in Springfield, Massachusetts? The Reeve Foundation has scheduled a one-day peer mentor training in conjunction with Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital on May 18, 2015 at their facility. This is the only training we have scheduled in the Springfield ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Apr 17, 2015 1:06 PM EDT
This Saturday, April 18th, marks the 3rd anniversary of the Administration for Community Living (ACL). The Reeve Foundation is thrilled to have joined forces with ACL last year and is proud of all that has been accomplished thus far. Together, we have helped to provide support and education and substantial resources to ensure independent living ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Apr 17, 2015 8:30 AM EDT
In 2005, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation introduced a grassroots program called Team Reeve to leverage the power of people coming together to raise support and funds for cutting-edge research and quality of life efforts. But every team needs a voice to rally the troops -- a leader who could unite, educate and empower others to join the Reeve ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Apr 16, 2015 6:06 AM EDT
We have been talking to you over the past couple of weeks about Medicare Therapy Caps and how it was CRITICAL to secure an extension so that the paralysis community can continue to have access to outpatient rehabilitation services. Well, you spoke and Congress listened! Late last night, the Senate passed H.R. 2, the "Medicare Access and CHIP ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Apr 15, 2015 3:58 PM EDT
Team Reeve runners Jerome Vinulan and Sharyar Aziz completed the Boston marathon on April 20th!  Sharyar finished with a time of 3 hours and 13minutes, and Jerome finished with a time  of 5 hours and 30 minutes! Jerome Vinulan  dedicated his 26.2 mile run to his son, Justin, who sustained a spinal cord injury in 2011 ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Apr 13, 2015 2:22 PM EDT
A New Jersey mother has created a fashion line of adjustable clothes for children living with disabilities. Mindy Scheier of Livingston, N.J., a fashion designer by trade, began modifying her son Oliver clothes when he said that he wanted to look like is friends in school. Oliver has a rare form of muscular dystrophy and has to wear leg braces, ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Apr 10, 2015 3:02 PM EDT
The Reeve Foundation is holding a Caregiver Day on May 2, 2015 at the Abilities Expo NY Metro at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center. Presentations are free to attend, however Abilities Expo NY Metro free registration is required. " Coaching for Caregivers: How to Reach Out Before You Burn Out ” is a presentation that will outline the concepts around ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Apr 7, 2015 10:45 AM EDT
Urgent Call to Action -- Support Rehabilitation Research at the NIH! On March 19, 2015, Congressman and Senators from both side of the aisle introduced legislation focused on building greater intersection within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with the goal of better coordination across Institutes and Centers to streamline ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Apr 2, 2015 1:39 PM EDT
This March marked another successful ReelAbilities Film Festival opening in New York City. Now in its seventh year, the festival is building momentum as the largest film festival showcasing individuals with disabilities in the country. Dedicated to increasing awareness of the stories and artistic expressions of people with differing ... more...
Posted by DanGriffin on Daily Dose Apr 2, 2015 1:32 PM EDT
Join us for our Live Better series presented by the Reeve Foundation Paralysis CommunityJoin us for our Live Better series presented by the Reeve Foundation Paralysis Community. Adapting Life with Candace Cable Wednesday, April 8, 2015 3:00 PM ET In Candace's monthly webcasts, she addresses current topics that affect individuals living with ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Apr 2, 2015 12:32 PM EDT
We have been talking to you  over the past couple of weeks about Medicare Therapy Caps and how it was CRITICAL to secure an extension so that the paralysis community can continue to get access to outpatient rehabilitation services. Well, you spoke and the House listened! Great news: The House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, the " Medicare Access ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Apr 2, 2015 11:53 AM EDT
Access to certain wheelchairs and wheelchair accessory systems are at risk. Contact your Member of Congress today to let them know of this issue and ask them to sign onto a letter opposing this change! Background : In late 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS) issued a report detailing how it will use information from the Medicare ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Apr 2, 2015 10:05 AM EDT
Thousands with disabilities experience their possibilities at Abilities Expo. Admission is free! The Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center will be at the 2015 Abilities Expo New York Metro May 1-3, 2015 at New Jersey Convention & Expo Center, where we would like to introduce you to all the great complementary services that the Reeve Foundation ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Apr 2, 2015 9:00 AM EDT
From our friends at the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and Aaron Bishop, Commissioner, Administration for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. As Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month draws to a close, it is important that we take time to reflect on the values embodied within the Developmental Disabilities Assistance ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Apr 1, 2015 5:05 PM EDT
Want to make your life a little greener? Start with a garden. We have great adaptive gardening tips for people living with paralysis featured in the Reeve Health Minute series. For most people, a few simple adaptive practices can make gardening from a chair practical, easy, and highly enjoyable .   Take a look at our gardening videos and see if this is the ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Mar 31, 2015 3:18 PM EDT
On March 28th, Scott Remington held the 16th Annual Spinal Cord Research Benefit Celebration.Remington, a former Adirondack logger, sustained a spinal cord injury in 1999 when a massive tree branch collapsed on top of him. Since then, he has been an advocate for raising awareness as well as fundraising to find cures for spinal cord injury.  Over ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Mar 31, 2015 2:28 PM EDT
Spring is a time of change and rebirth. As we finally move out of the winter slump, I'm energized to start thinking about summer and kick off the 5th annual A Walk to Believe: One Step Closer with Team LeGrand . This year's event, scheduled for June 7, 2015, will be the biggest year yet and marks an important milestone -- nearly five years since ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Mar 30, 2015 6:23 PM EDT

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