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2009 Chicago Marathon
SCIS followed through on the successes of 2008 in the 2009 Chicago marathon with twice as many runners and nearly another $50,000 raised. Despite financial hardship for many, SCIS participants raised more money per person than any other charity. During a period of decreasing government and private contributions to medical research, the donations served a greater need.
SCIS donated the funds to Dr. Stephen Davies laboratory at the University of Colorado-Denver. Dr. Davies is a leading medical researcher and is conducting innovative research into spinal cord injury repair. With SCIS's volunteer structure, 100% of the donations went towards medical research. Learn more about Dr. Davies.
SCIS donates the funds to Dr. Davies at Working 2 Walk 2009
Dr. Davies's work will excite you. With important funds from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and the National Institute of Health, Dr. Davies is "tantalizingly" close to ending the suffering and saving the lives of many. He's isolated the human molecule that can prevent scarring in spinal cord injuries and used it to restore near-normal mobility in rats with severe spinal cord injuries.
The missing ingredient is money. "This is not the time to drop the ball in funding medical research," Davies says.
The Wheelchair Start at the 2009 Chicago Marathon