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◆ The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF) ◆


Christopher Reeve Foundation has Merged with the American Paralysis Foundation in April 1999.

Leveraging the strengths of both the APA and CRF, the newly formed Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation(CRPF) will remain committed to the same goals that the APA has sought over the past seventeen years and CRF has embraced since it inception in 1996. Together they will raise and target funds for medical research leading to the development of effective treatments and a cure for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury and other central nervous system disorders. CRPF also supports programs that improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. 

 

Quick Facts

 

Mission:

The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF) encourages and supports research to develop effective treatments and a cure for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury and other central nervous system disorders. The Foundation evaluates and select these research programs using council of internationally renowned neuroscientists and clinicians. The Foundation also allocates a portion of its resources to grants that improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.

 

Background:

The APA and the CRF merged in April 1999 to form the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation. Founded in 1982, APA had established an international leadership role in funding spinal cord research. CRF, founded in 1996, raised more than $3million, of wich 75% went directly to APA 's research programs and 25% went to quality of life awards for disability organizations. APA and CRF joined forces to pool resources magnifying the strengths of both organizations.

 

Founded:

1999

 

Research program:

Consortium - The CRPF Consortium on Spinal Cord Injury focuses the expertise and scientific tools of a group of international neuroscientists on developing therapies for recovery from chronic spinal cord injury. Such collaboration is the first of its kind for the spinal cord research field.

 

Individual Awards − A Science Advisory Council reviews proposal for an individual grants program and makes finding recommendations to the Board of Directors for two-year research grants, with a maximum funding level of $50.000 per year. The second year of support is contingent upon demonstrated success during the first year, and approval by the Science ADVISORY COUNCIL.

 

Quality of life program:

Through grants awarded twice a year, the CRPF supports programs that improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. CRPF funds regional and local organizations that are best equipped to address these issues.

 

Contact information: 500 Morris Ave. Springfield NJ 07081

(973)379-2690 800 -225-0292 fax(973)-912-9433

Chairman of the board: Christopher Reeve

President of CEO: Mitchell Stoller

Research Director: Susan Howley


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