Saturday, June 28, 2008

July Meeting

We will be meeting again on Saturday, July 5th.

Gelsosomo's Pizzeria

2605 Laporte Avenue
Valparaiso, IN 46383

map | driving directions

This month we will be eating free pizza handing out information on the upcoming movies the Northwest Indiana Spinal Cord Injury Group will be presenting at the Portage 16 theater and the Spinal Cord Injury Walk 2008 fund raiser on September 21st. There are many new things on the horizon for the NWI SCI Group, input from all members is welcome.

Please contact nwiscig@gmail to rsvp.

August 2nd will be the next scheduled meeting.

The group meetings are open to anyone. Persons with or without spinal cord injury, friends or family, or anyone just wanting to learn more about spinal cord injuries are welcome.

We hope to see you there.


Working 2 Walk pictures

Unite 2 Fight Paralysis, a national advocacy organization has posted pictures from the last four years of their Working 2 Walk Symposium/Rallies.

W2W is a three day event held in Washington DC, that unites the scientists working on a cure for paralysis and the patient advocates lobbying and raising awareness. For two days there is an exchange of ideas between the two groups, from which encouragement and inspiration grows. The third day is reserved for visiting your lawmakers and telling them what is most important to you, and urging them to support legislation that could have a positive effect on the lives of those living with paralysis.

All four can be found here or the slide shows are below.

Also, Kate Willette wrote an entertaining and informative blog that covered the entire event. You can find links to her blog by clicking here.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

June Meeting

This months meeting will be on Saturday, June 7th, 2008.

We will be trying something a little different this month. Instead of pizza, we're having a cookout with hamburgers and hotdogs at:

Joe's House

1pm - ?

1052 Joliet Rd
Valparaiso, IN 46385


Please RSVP at 219-531-0055 or, so we know about how much food to get.
It should be a good time. If you have any beverage requests, don't be shy. We'll see you Saturday.