BENEFITING: BRYON RIESCH PARALYSIS FOUNDATION INC
EVENT: 2015 Chicago Marathon
EVENT DATE: Oct 11, 2015
IF WE RUN.....THEY WILL WALK!!!
The Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation's (BRPF) goal is to find a cure for paralysis through funding the latest in medical research and to provide assistance to those that suffer from neurological disorders.
This research not only benefits spinal cord injuries but also stroke victims, people diagnosed with ALS, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurological disorders.
On April 25, 1998 the life of a Marquette University student, Bryon Riesch, changed forever. A devastating accident left Bryon paralyzed from the chest down, with limited use of his arms. In order to assist Bryon and his family through a difficult time, friends and family quickly pulled together to help with a fundraiser. Those same friends and family have now helped to form the Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation (BRPF) to help others faced with a similar situation.
Established in January of 2001, the BRPF is a 501(c)3 that has utilized the tremendous support and community reaction that was demonstrated after Bryon's injury. Since then, through donations and fundraisers over $3,000,000 has been raised to go directly towards the fight against paralysis.
The BRPF works within the paralysis community providing charitable grants to help make life easier for people suffering from paralysis. Equally important, the BRPF provides scholarships to individuals suffering from paralysis or families with a parent dealing with a neurological disorder.
Thank you for considering the BRPF!