Spinal Cord Injury Walk 2007
At the Old Fairgrounds Park/Butterfield Pavilion
704 McCord Rd, Valparaiso, Indiana
September 29, 2007, Noon-5pm
- Noon- turn in pledge envelopes/hand out shirts
- 1pm- 5k/3.1 mile fitness walk (that’s only 4 times around the track)
- 3pm- Information, food, music, raffles and a silent auction in Butterfield Pavilion
*Proceeds are to benefit Unite 2 Fight Paralysis, paralysis research, and the Northwest Indiana Spinal Cord Injury Group.
The Northwest Indiana Spinal Cord Injury Group: Our mission is to improve the quality of life for those with spinal cord injuries living in Northwest Indiana, through education, advocacy, peer support, and recreational outings. www.nwiscig.blogspot.com
A few spinal cord injury facts…
- Every 41 minutes, another American sustains a spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis. This translates to an estimated 11,000 new injuries annually.
- The average age at injury is 38, with 56% of all injuries occurring between the ages of 16 and 35. Young adults reaching the peak of their earnings potential.
- In addition to paralysis, secondary conditions resulting from a spinal cord injury include compromised respiratory, bowel, bladder and sexual function as well as chronic urinary tract infections and pressure sores.
- The estimated annual direct costs of care for Americans living with paralysis due to spinal cord injury are $15 billion. One of the costliest conditions in our country.
- Spinal cord injury knows no boundaries. In a split second it could happen to you, a family member, friend, or neighbor.
Sources: (1) Spinal Cord Injury Information Center, http://www.spinalcord.uab.edu/
(2) Care Cure; www.sciwire.com
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