Match opportunity ends October 31 -- make your gift today!
The LeGrand Challenge Match: Your Gift Doubles!
Christopher Reeve believed that nothing is impossible, and his belief was so strong that it continues to inspire millions of people to search for cures and treatments for spinal cord injury. Eric LeGrand is one such person, and today, you can become part of his incredible story.
My name is Eric LeGrand. Not many people are injured as publicly as I was -- right in the middle of an important football game for Rutgers University and just as my career was really starting to take off. As I was carried off the field, I tried to give the crowd a thumbs-up signal to let them know I was OK, but I couldn’t do it. I would later learn I was paralyzed from the neck down.
As I lay in the hospital, so many questions went through my mind, but in the weeks and months that followed I found myself surrounded by support -- people I didn’t even know sent cards and letters to let me know they believed in me. I knew then that I couldn’t let them down. I knew then that I had a platform to speak out about spinal cord injury and today, the LeGrand Challenge Match is one of the ways I’m doing just that.
Eric created Team LeGrand to help individuals living with spinal cord injury and their families by supporting quality-of-life initiatives and emerging therapies that will get us to the end zone -- cures for spinal cord injuries. And right now, Team LeGrand is raising $250,000 to match every dollar supporters like you give to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation by October 31, 2013.
Spinal cord research means everything to me. What scientists discover can help me and millions like me. Will you show that you believe in a better life for people in the paralysis community by giving your best gift to be doubled today?
Please join us as we continue to fulfill Christopher Reeve’s dream of curing spinal cord injuries by funding innovative research and improving the quality-of-life for people living with paralysis.
Join us today, and double your impact!