Not only is Cure Medical active in raising money for research, we’re also a rich resource for information about SCI and CNS/D. If we don’t know the answer to a question, we usually can help you get the answer. We rely on a variety of partners and sources to learn more about spinal cord injury and neurological disorders.
The following foundations, non-profit groups and articles are part of a growing list we recommend.
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
Funds SCI research and also makes grants to improve the lives of those living with paralysis. Cure Medical Founder Bob Yant, a C4/5 quadriplegic, has served on the Board of Directors for the Reeve Foundation and remains an active fundraiser for the organization.
The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
The largest American center-based SCI research facility.
The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation
A large, private foundation which funds SCI research.
Reeve-Irvine Research Center
A collaborative, center-based SCI research center.
National Institutes of Health
The United States government program funding SCI research. www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/sci/detail_sci.htm
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center
Promotes the health and well being of people living with a spinal cord injury, mobility impairment and paralysis by providing comprehensive information, resources and referral services.
Care Cure Community
Over 70 forums that discuss a wide range of topics related to spinal cord injury. sci.rutgers.edu
Spina Bifida Association
An agency dedicated to education, advocacy, research and service for spina bifida. Cure Medical’s VP of Marketing Lisa Wells is an active supporter and volunteer with the SBA’s National Board of Directors.
Life Rolls On
Life Rolls On exists to be a grassroots resource that provides hope and is an advocate on behalf of young people whose lives have been affected by spinal cord injury. www.liferollson.org
Unite 2 Fight Paralysis
Advocacy organization that provides information about spinal cord injury research. www.unite2fightparalysis.org
United Spinal Association
United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with a spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D). Cure Medical is an active participant in United Spinal advocacy programs including their Roll on Capitol Hill, National Chapter Leadership Meeting, and in their magazine, New Mobility. Find a local chapter at: https://www.unitedspinal.org/
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Since 1946, Paralyzed Veterans of America has been a leading advocate for quality health care, spinal cord research and education, veterans benefits, and civil rights for veterans and all people with disabilities. Cure Medical is an active partner with their magazine, SPORTS ‘N SPOKES, that covers wheelchair sports worldwide.
Society of Urological Nurses and Associates [SUNA]
As a professional community of urologic nurses and associates, SUNA is committed to enriching the professional lives of their members and improving the health of our patients and their families, through education, research and evidence-based clinical practice.
A dynamic, varied and robust organization, SUNA is recognized by medical professionals, patients, their families, and the public as the nursing authority on collaborative, compassionate and culturally competent urologic care.
Chris Sellwood, Director of Sales for Cure Medical, serves as a Trustee on the SUNA Foundation. The mission of the SUNA Foundation is to improve urologic nursing care and the lives of people with urologic health issues through funding of urologic nursing research, scholarships, and educational programs.
American Association for Homecare
The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) works to preserve and strengthen access to care for the millions of Americans who require medical care in their homes.
AAHomecare is the voice for homecare in Washington. The AAHomecare lobbies Congress, the Administration, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and other agencies to make sure Medicare and other federal programs do not unfairly burden homecare or create an unfavorable homecare environment.
Chris Sellwood, Director of Sales for Cure Medical, serves on AAHomecare’s Medical Supplies Council.