NEPVA's Commitment to Spinal Cord Research
Being an organization of wheelchair users, NEPVA is an organization that strongly believes in supporting research to find a cure for spinal cord injuries and dysfunction. NEPVA supports research in two ways, nationally and locally.
Nationally, NEPVA donates a grant of approximately $20,000 each year to the Yale University Center for Neuroscience and Regeneration Research. NEPVA also makes an annual $10,000 contribution to the Paralyzed Veterans of America Spinal Cord Research Foundation (SCRF).
SCRF is working hard on cutting edge projects that will find a cure for paralysis and in the mean time help people with spinal cord injury or disease enjoy the fullest lives. Below is a partial listing of some of the areas in which SCRF funds grants for research:
- Laboratory research in the basic sciences to find a cure for spinal cord injury or disease.
- Design and development of new and improved assistive devices for people with spinal cord dysfunction.
Locally, NEPVA supports research, conferences, and symposiums that provide opportunities for health care providers and other professionals involved with paralysis to enrich themselves professionally.
NEPVA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization as described in the Internal
Revenue Code. If you care to make a donation to NEPVA, please send checks or
money orders to:
1600 Providence Highway, Suite 143
Walpole, MA 02081
Telephone: (508) 660-1181.