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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We want to make everyone aware of an issue that is developing in New York that impacts spinal cord research. The New York Spinal Cord Injury Research Program (SCRIP) was established in 1998 and has raised over $70 million for spinal cord research. The program has helped establish New York as a leader in neuroscience research and has led to advances in robotics, electrical stimulation, drugs to prevent damage and promote repair and much more.
However, despite these successes, in 2010 the funds raised through SCRIP were used for other purposes. Right now, the Governor of New York is drafting his budget for 2013 - 2014, and the issue of having the funds restored to SCRIP is getting attention
. Advocates in New York are being vocal on this issue, and we thought it important for the entire community to be aware of what is going on. Click here to see the advocacy alert
that was sent to NY advocates.
To speak out in support of having the funding restored to the Spinal Cord Injury Research Program in the 2013 – 2014 budget we urge you to CALL Governor Cuomo by phone THIS WEEK.
Call 518-474-1041 to be connected to the Governor's office. (Note: if you want to leave a recording, choose Option #3.)
We will keep you posted as this develops.