BENEFITING: Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, Inc.
We are participating in the Detroit Marathon – Run for a Reason program to support The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Since 1985, The Miami Project has become the world’s most comprehensive research center dedicated to finding more effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury. 100% of the proceeds that the Southeast Michigan Chapter raises goes directly to fund research toward a cure!
In 1985, Barth A. Green, M.D. and NFL Hall of Fame Miami Dolphins linebacker Nick Buoniconti helped found The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis after Nick’s son, Marc, sustained a spinal cord injury during a college football game. The Miami Project is based at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and home to an international team of scientists and clinicians.
In an effort to support the research efforts of the scientists at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, The Buoniconti Fund established volunteer Chapters in cities throughout the country. Dedicated volunteers, many of whom are spinal cord injured (SCI) or have a family member afflicted by SCI, draw upon their individual communities and resources to create greater awareness and raise funds on a grassroots level.
The Chapters Challenge is a program via the national volunteer Chapters where individuals or teams participate in local, regional or national races (i.e. marathon, triathlons, Ironman, community walks) and raise much needed funds and awareness for The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis.