Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day
This Friday 15th May is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day, a fantastic opportunity to increase awareness and understanding of spinal cord injuries amongst the general public.
It is also a day to celebrate the achievements of people with a spinal cord injury and to hear from them about the impact their injury has on daily life and their aspirations for the future.
More than 50,000 people in the UK and Ireland are living with paralysis caused by a spinal cord injury. And every day, three people are told they will never walk again. Spinal cord injuries affect a significant number of people and so it is important that we shine a light on this issue.
In the run up to Awareness Day, Spinal Research will be sharing powerful stories from people with spinal cord injuries, the life-changing research projects that our dedicated team of scientists are working on and the exciting ways that you could get involved in to help raise awareness.
Here are some of the many ways you can help us
From regular donations to leaving a gift in your will, you'll help fund vital research
From sponsored skips to virtual tea parties
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Run 2.6 miles, hop 26 times, do 26 challenges, the choice is yours.