BENEFITING: The Morton Cure Paralysis Fund
EVENT DATE: Jun 08, 2013
Dana Reeve said, "Spinal cord injury is the cruelest of all traumas." An otherwise healthy, active person is instantly thrust into a life-altering existence. There are 250,000 Americans living with a spinal cord injury and approximately 11,000 new spinal cord injuries occur every year. Most are caused by Motor vehicle accidents, violence, falls, sports related and other accidents. SCI not only affects the injured but their family and those they are closest to. It leaves a person with the physical and/or mental limitations of never feeling normal again.
I suffered my spinal cord injury at the age of 16 after needing a third back surgery to stabilize my grade 5 Spondylolisthesis. By only God’s grace I am still able to walk, but it has been a long hard journey with the medical problems and pain that come with having a spinal cord injury. With 2013 being my 15th year with a SCI and seeing my children’s beautiful faces, I knew I wanted to do something so that another child wouldn’t have to go through what I did.
As I was looking for an organization to donate to for spinal cord research, I came across the Morton Cure Paralysis Fund. I had the honor of talking to Peter Morton, the founder of MCPF. Peter was not as lucky as I was. He has been living his life as a quadriplegic since 1995 due to a bicycle accident. Many people would have chosen to give up. When his friends asked what they could do he said, “Give your money to research”. With that, Peter’s friends established MCPF. Throughout its history, MCPF has kept total expenses under 15% of revenues, thus investing over 85% of contributions into research grants that will ultimately benefit those with Alzheimer's, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, ALS, and other conditions of the central nervous system. Fed by a dream built on love and friendship, MCPF works hard—That All May Walk Again!
I, along with MCPF, want to see a cure to spinal cord injuries and ask for your help! Please help support me and everyone effected by spinal cord injury on Saturday, June 8th, 2013 at Classic Lanes Greenfield for my Kate’s Cure 9-Pin Tap Fundraiser. All proceeds will be donated to the Morton Cure Paralysis Fund.
-$25 / person or $125 for a lane which includes 3 games of bowling for 6 people and catered reception
-$15 / person for catered reception only
-Sponsor a lane for $200 and includes sponsor signage on the day of the event, promotional material for the event, and up to 6 players on their sponsored lane which includes the catered reception
-50/50 raffle and ticket raffle
-Opening Ceremony: 11:45am
-Catered Reception: 3:30pm with Caterer TBD
If you are interested in sponsoring a team, donating to the raffle, or signing up to bowl please contact me, Kate Slawny via phone 414-807-5697 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . Bowlers are encouraged to bring in additional pledge donations.
Thank you for helping people with SCI and their loved ones!!