Thursday, August 7, 2008

Movie update

Success, Success!

We have had two movie screenings so far and they went quite well. When we organize something we always shoot for the moon and hope for the best. Our screenings went as follows...

Christopher Reeve: Hope In Motion on July 20th, 2008 had 48 people in attendance and...

Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incogneta on August 3rd, 2008 had 55 people in attendance.

These are considered successes for many reasons. One being, people actually cared enough about the topic to show up. This exhibits tremendous support from the community, family, and friends. Two being the average of 53 people would not be able to fit comfortably in a living room or even conference room. If you were one of the attendees, thank you for the support and please take the time to comment about your experience. If you weren't there for the first two movies, we hope to see you at our next.

August 17th at 2 pm

Murderball is an intimate and personal look at life in a wheelchair. The story chronicles the journey of the United States Para Olympic Quad Rugby Team from 2002 to 2004 ending in Athens, Greece with a championship game against their rivals from Canada.


Please reserve the date for the

Spinal Cord Injury Walk 2008

At the Old Fairgrounds Park/Butterfield Pavilion,

704 McCord Rd, Valparaiso, Indiana

September 21, 2008, Noon-5pm

Last year more than 180 people attended the walk and it was a huge success. This year should be even better. It is a great way to raise awareness for spinal cord injuries, exercise, and spend time with family and friends. There will be live music, a silent auction, door prizes, food, and a 5k-fitness walk. Pictures of the Spinal Cord Injury Walk 2007 can be found at

The proceeds will benefit spinal cord injury research, advocacy groups and the Northwest Indiana Spinal Cord Injury Group.

Volunteers and sponsors are needed for this event also. Please contact nwiscig@gmail for more information.

I can email flyers for all events, but If preprinted flyers are needed I will try to get them to you as soon as possible.

Thanks for your help.

Joe White
Northwest Indiana Spinal Cord Injury Group

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