Sunday, December 2, 2007

Unite 2 Fight Paralysis has started promoting Working 2 Walk 2008. This is a great event that I have attended for the past three years. I am honored to be involved with Unite 2 Fight Paralysis and to have had the opportunity to meet with the scientists and politicians that directly influence paralysis research. For more information, please click the link below or contact Joe at for a 2006 or 2007 W2W Symposium/Rally report.

Plan to join us for the 3rd annual Working 2 Walk in Washington

as leading researchers and advocates in the effort to find a cure for paralysis gather at the Kellogg Conference Hotel on the campus of Gallaudet University. The event will bring together members of the scientific, rehabilitative, and patient advocate communities for a lively exchange of information and ideas.

We have changed the Symposium’s format for 2008 and scheduled a variety of breakout sessions that will allow for small group discussions, increased opportunities for interaction between leaders of the various communities, and the ability to choose topics of particular interest. Following the first two days of meetings and workshops, leaders will visit Capitol Hill on Tuesday, April 15, to meet with legislators and discuss the costs of care vs. cure and the need for increased research funding.

Working 2 Walk is a unique opportunity that you won't want to miss.

I want to thank you once again for inviting me. It was such an exciting day. It meant so much to me to meet so many advocates for SCI research and to hear everyone's story. I certainly feel a heightened drive to work on chronic SCI. I told my students after the event that I think every young researcher should attend this event.”

Dr. Juanita J. Anders, PhD, USUHS

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