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Eric LeGrand, the former Rutgers University football player who suffered a spinal cord injury during a football game in October 2010, will officially launch Team LeGrand, a partnership program with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, during the Scarlet Knights game against Eastern Michigan on Saturday, Sept. 14. Team LeGrand aligns with the Reeve Foundation's mission of helping individuals living with spinal cord injury and their families by supporting quality of life initiatives and emerging therapies.
LeGrand will announce the initiative during halftime when the Scarlet Knights will retire his former No. 52. This honor marks the first time in the team's 144-year history that a player's number will be retired.
"While I've been so fortunate in my recovery process, there are so many people living with spinal cord injuries who don't have access to the proper resources," says LeGrand. "By creating Team LeGrand, I'll be able to help all of those individuals on their road to recovery, and together we can achieve Christopher Reeve's dream of empty wheelchairs."
To support Team LeGrand, text REEVE to 20222 to donate $5 or visit TeamLeGrand.org/Join to become a member for a $52 donation. Members receive a Team LeGrand T-shirt, "bELieve 52" bracelet, subscription to Eric LeGrand updates and invitations to special events and volunteer opportunities.
Today, we ask you to #standwithreeve in honor of Eric LeGrand
As part of the #standwithreeve campaign, we invite to you post Eric's number, #52 with a link to www.standwithreeve.org, to your Facebook or Twitter page.
This month the paralysis community will stand together to ensure we honor those living with paralysis, and together, we'll watch the power of our collective passion unfold before our eyes.
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