Health—General & Rehabilitative

Unite 2 Fight Paralysis

Voice of the Cure

aka Unite 2 Fight Paralysis

Hood River, OR

Mission

We will unite and empower the international spinal cord injury community to cure paralysis through advocacy, education, and support for research.

Ruling Year

2006

Executive Director

Matthew Rodreick

Main Address

3078 Eliot Dr

Hood River, OR 97031 USA

Keywords

paralysis, regenerative medicine, spinal cord injury, disability, advocacy

EIN

20-3528000

 Number

1554583687

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (G01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (H01)

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We want to see meaningful recovery for people living with the devastating effects of paralysis after spinal cord injury. The majority are injured during their most productive years (20-35), and the cost to families and society is enormous. Our goals are to educate our advocates, foster collaborations and partnerships, and bring voice & visibility to this pressing need.

Convene key stakeholders in the international spinal cord injury community for an exchange of knowledge and strategies for accelerating progress. Develop a knowledgable and vocal advocate population to bring greater visibility to the realities of spinal cord injury. Foster partnerships among scientists and between funders and research projects.

Since our founding in 2005 we have forged partnerships throughout the research, rehabilitation, and advocacy communities. We have helped to advance several lines of promising research. Our leadership team is comprised of persons with a direct connection to spinal cord injury as either survivors or family members; our commitment is unwavering and our integrity is strong - characteristics that are well respected and appreciated in the broader paralysis community.

Identification of research that will bring significant improvement of function to spinal cord injury survivors. Successful translation of research to the clinic.

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Financials

Unite 2 Fight Paralysis

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

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Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

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Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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We are governed and staffed by persons living with paralysis after spinal cord injury, either as a survivor or family member.