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Myra R Woodson
Mary and Tom Kelly
Toni, Tim & Aiden Loeffler
Shirley and Rich Schoffel...
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Debbie & Greg Gurak
Lysa & Darin Voge and family
Jane and Dan
Ken & Eloise Hirsch
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The Gibbens family
Barbara & Charles
Mom and Dad
The Morton Cure Paralysis Fund (MCPF) is committed to finding a cure for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury and other disorders of the central nervous system. MCPF is also a community of people that provides information and emotional support to those affected by paralysis.
In 1995, Peter Morton suffered a spinal cord injury similar to that of actor Christopher Reeve when a bicycle accident left him paralyzed from the neck down and unable to breathe without a ventilator.
Devastated by the tragic accident, friends turned their hurt into hope. With little more than their dream, That All May Walk Again, they launched a small-town golf tournament to raise funds for spinal cord injury research — and the Morton Cure Paralysis Fund was born.
Since those humble beginnings, MCPF has established annual fundraisers in Minneapolis, Phoenix and online, raising over $3 million for cutting-edge research.
MCPF holds the line on expenses
Doing most of its work through volunteers, including Mr. Morton, MCPF keeps total expenses under 15% of donations, investing over 85% of contributions in research grants. MCPF has earned the respect of corporate sponsors and individual donors, and was awarded the Charities Review Council ‘Meets All Standards’ seal.
Spinal injury research benefits other central nervous system maladies
These grants ultimately benefit people with spinal cord injuries, Alzheimer's, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, and other conditions of the central nervous system. Motivated by a dream built on love and friendship, MCPF works hard — That All May Walk Again!
MCPF is led by an experienced team
The Directors of the Morton Cure Paralysis Fund have extensive business experience and are leaders in the corporate communities in which they work. This translates into a sharp strategic focus and organizational excellence, enabling MCPF to produce top-quality results for its donors'.
MCPF supports cutting-edge research
By specifically targeting new ideas that show promise in the laboratory, MCPF encourages scientists to explore innovative approaches to treating spinal cord injuries.
MCPF multiplies research dollars
By enabling researchers to gather proof-of-concept data, MCPF makes it possible for scientists to qualify for major grants and move discoveries more quickly to clinical trials.
MCPF works with world-class research centers
By awarding peer-reviewed grants to top-ranked international institutions such as Mayo Clinic, Sloan-Kettering, and the Miami Project, MCPF ensures research excellence.
MCPF also helps people
MCPF is a also a community of people that provides information and emotional support to people with spinal cord injuries and their families.
MCPF offers immediate support
The intensive care unit is a lonely, frightening place, especially when facing tragedy and uncertainty. MCPF helps families navigate the chaos.
MCPF provides important information
Over the phone, via our website, or face-to-face, MCPF provides reliable information about spinal cord injuries and research.
MCPF serves family and friends
When families need guidance and friends want to help, MCPF is there to offer encouragement in many areas including advice on holding fundraising events to benefit their loved one, research or both.
MCPF enables community
Whether by meeting families in similar situations or by attending our free research symposium, people who are injured and their families find reasons for hope and meet others who truly understand.
At MCPF, we support promising cure research, share important research information, bring comfort to those in despair, and give hope to those living with paralysis. With your help, MCPF makes a difference in peoples’ lives! Join us!