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This is where the staff of the Reeve Foundation is sharing up-to-the-minute information and putting some context around the news affecting the spinal cord injury and paralysis community. Not to mention insight into what's going on here at the Foundation.

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Most Recent Daily Dose Blog Posts

Most people understand that exercise is good for the bodies of both able-bodied and disabled individuals alike. The breadth of scholarship in the field has suggested that the more fit you are, the healthier the life you will lead. This isn't shocking information, by any means. But what might be more startling are the statistics compiled and... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 24, 2014 8:30 AM EDT
Last month, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, in partnership with Portlight Strategies , convened an event in Weehawken, New Jersey around a critical topic – emergency preparedness . Called the "Getting it Right" Conference, the weekend brought together leading advocates in the field of disability rights, local, state and... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 23, 2014 3:13 PM EDT
This Saturday, July 19th, will kick off the biggest fundraising event to date for the Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network® (NRN). Eight NRN facilities nationwide will hold a 24-hour treadmill walkathon to support the expansion and growth of the NRN. Other NRN centers are joining the movement by raising additional funds to contribute to the... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 18, 2014 12:52 PM EDT
The Foundation has awarded $537,550 in Quality of Life Grants to 73 nonprofit organizations nationwide. Conceived by the late Dana Reeve , Quality of Life grants support nonprofit initiatives that mirror the Reeve Foundation's mission to empower the paralysis community. Funded twice yearly, grant requests were evaluated and scored based on... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 18, 2014 12:43 PM EDT
When it comes to our health, we are acutely aware that quality of life can change quickly depending on the care received. Fortunately, we have medical advances that save lives, such as specialized rehabilitation facilities and therapies. With acute care being provided in a rehabilitation hospital or unit, individuals achieve improved health and... more...
Posted by rgentles on Daily Dose Jul 16, 2014 8:53 AM EDT
This coming fall, University of Tennessee graduate Lindsay Lee will attend Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar , where she will pursue a master's degree in applied statistics. But before she heads to England, and thanks in part to a Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Quality of Life grant, she is spending the summer working as an intern through... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 14, 2014 9:00 AM EDT
After an exciting community vote, we are pleased to announce the Top Ten pieces of art submitted to Expressions of Paralysis. Each of these pieces will be featured on Reeve Foundation walls at our headquarters in Short Hills, NJ. Thank you to those who voted --- we were thrilled by the response and excited to unveil the Top Ten as selected by our community.... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 11, 2014 10:25 AM EDT
The Raw Beauty Project NYC is a groundbreaking photography exhibit that showcases the true beauty and sensuality of women living with various types of disabilities photographed by high-profile fashion and celebrity photographers. The project is designed to inspire the public to create new perceptions, transform stereotypes and break through... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 10, 2014 1:58 PM EDT
A message from Eric LeGrand to all Team LeGrand supporters: The fourth annual A Walk to Believe: One Step Closer with Team LeGrand was a huge success! Thank you to the Team LeGrand community who came out in droves to participate in this year’s walk and to support the Team LeGrand mission -- cures for SCI. We shattered our goal of $52,000 and raised... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 8, 2014 9:44 AM EDT
Manchester, NH lawyer Ron Abramson has been a runner since 2006. Having completed over 25 marathons and ultra-marathons, Abramson decided to set his sights on a new challenge. On July 19, 2014, Abramson will join 300 other runners – and dozens of horses – at the start of the Vermont 100 Endurance Run, where he'll tackle his biggest running challenge... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 7, 2014 12:58 PM EDT
Don’t miss your chance to vote for the 2014 Best Dad on Wheels . Voting ends at 11:59 pm ET on Monday, July 7, 2014. more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 6, 2014 9:00 AM EDT
The Reeve Foundation Quality of Life grants program has awarded 2,380 grants totaling over $17.6 million since 1999. The grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and tribal entities that provide programs and services to individuals with paralysis and their families. Christopher & Dana Reeve... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 3, 2014 11:41 AM EDT
If you were to comb through stories of people who have made seemingly impossible recoveries following a spinal cord injury, you'll find one name that keeps coming up again and again: the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network® (NRN) . The Reeve Foundation NRN is a cooperative network of cutting-edge rehabilitation... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 3, 2014 9:51 AM EDT
New in the PRC Library… Cinderella’s Magical Wheelchair: An Empowering Fairy Tale. By Jewel Kats , Illustrations by Richa Kinra. Loving Healing Press, 2011. This inspiring fairytale, which was five years in the making, puts a clever, modern twist on the much loved Cinderella story. Author Jewel Kats, whose own physical abilities were... more...
Posted by Sheila Fitzgibbon on Daily Dose Jul 2, 2014 9:32 AM EDT
You decide who will be our Best Dad on Wheels for 2014 with you vote today. I assure you that it will be hard to vote for just one. We had the very difficult job of going through all the terrific nominations to select ten finalists. Now it is up to you to determine our winner. Here is a just a bit about each of our finalists: Kevin Arthur... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jun 28, 2014 9:00 AM EDT
PhotoAbility has announced the launch of their new magazine, Inclusive Imagery . The goal of the publication is to bring to life through images and educational stories how people with disabilities live their lives, while showcasing to advertisers, companies and publishers the type of images available through the PhotoAbility.net Stock Image... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jun 27, 2014 9:00 AM EDT
Wendy Crawford is an advocate who utilizes her connection to the fashion industry to develop unique endeavors that raise awareness for women with physical challenges. more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jun 26, 2014 12:53 PM EDT
The National Center on Disability and Journalism at Arizona State University is accepting entries for the second annual Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability. Administered by the NCDJ at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Schneider Award is the first national... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jun 26, 2014 9:00 AM EDT
You still have time to submit your vote for the inspirational artwork will be showcased on the walls of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation office in Short Hills, New Jersey! more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jun 25, 2014 9:00 AM EDT
A successful "Walk to Believe" raises over $65,000, more than the past 3 years combined, shattering our goal of $52,000. Faithful friends like YOU make it possible to continue Team LeGrand 's mission of supporting quality of life initiatives and emerging therapies that help individuals living with spinal cord injury and their... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jun 24, 2014 12:20 PM EDT

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