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For more information on supporting KSCIRC, please call the University of Louisville Health Sciences Center Office of Development at 502-852-7001 or click here to give online.

The KSCIRC is grateful for the support we receive from the National Institutes Health, including the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the National Center for Faculty and RRF managerResearch Resources, Kentucky Spinal Cord and Head Injury Research Trust, Norton Healthcare, and the Kentucky Research Challenge Trust Fund. Additional support comes from private foundations including the Alzheimer's Association, the American Syringomyelia Alliance Foundation, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the Daniel Heumann Foundation, the Paralysis Project of America, Friends for Michael and Saddle Up.

To achieve our vision, KSCIRC needs additional private support. Please consider making an investment that will enhance the quality of life of individuals with spinal cord injury. Private donations will help KSCIRC and the University of Louisville:

  • Attract and retain the best experts in the nation
  • Provide seed funding and ‘proof of concept’ for early stage research that may be eligible for NIH funding in the future
  • Help expand laboratory facilities and purchase needed equipment
  • Train the next generation of researchers through graduate assistantships and fellowships
  • Build an endowment that will provide a predictable, perpetual stream of funding that can be directed to the most promising areas of research
  • Expand community outreach to individuals with spinal cord injury


Fundraising Events

Current Events


Future Fundraising Events



The Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center is grateful to the following organizations and individuals for their support of our work:

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Frazier Rehabilitation Institute 

Friends for Michael

The Friends for Michael (FFM) organization again this year presented Dr. Scott Whittemore, with a check to assist in research efforts at the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center (KSCIRC). To date FFM has given the KSCIRC $79,000. The Center faculty and staff thank the FFM group for their continued support and Coach Crum for his support of FFM.

If you would like to support spinal cord injury research and wish to participate with the FFM group, you may check their web site for future events at:


Friends for Michael & KSCIRC - March 2006

Cindy Norton Nominated to National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA) Hall of Fame - October 2006

Friends for Michael Day at Churchill Downs - November 10, 2006

FFM Donates $16,000 to KSCIRC - December 2006


Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust

Norton Healthcare

Zickler Family Foundation

Kentucky - Indiana Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Inc.

Kent & Elaine Beck

Borsch, Neely, & Free families

Todd Crawford Foundation


Team Reeve Louisville


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