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2022 Summer Showdown Auto Show & Silent Auction

0 LBL : 0 LBL : 0 LBL : 0 LBL The 2022 Summer Showdown Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show / Silent Auction will be Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 10 am to 3 pm. At Valor Traditional Academy “The Castle” 11501 Schlatter...

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#GivingTuesday 2020 – A Global Day of Giving

On Tuesday, December 1st, we’re celebrating #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. How can you make a difference? Support us by providing help and hope to families affected by spinal cord injuries. Durable medical equipment, assistive technology products, and wheelchairs are very expensive. The Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation provides Quality of Life Grants so people can afford what they need to keep Moving Forward with Paralysis. Help us on #GivingTuesday, your donation will help someone move forward in a life of...

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2021 Summer Showdown Auto Show & Silent Auction

The 2021 Summer Showdown Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show / Silent Auction will be Saturday, July 17, 2021 from 10 am to 3 pm. At Valor Traditional Academy “The Castle” 11501 Schlatter Road, Louisville, KY 40291 (off Bardstown Road, 2 Miles South of Gene Snyder) Get Directions Vehicle Registration is $20 from 10am to 1pm. Pre-registration before July 10, 2021 is $15! Open to all Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles. The first 100 vehicles will receive a Dash Plaque and Goodie Bag. The awards start at 3 pm. Trophies will be given to the...

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2020 Summer Showdown Car Show & Silent Auction

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation has decided to reschedule the 2020 Summer Showdown Auto Show & Silent Auction from July 18, 2020, to July 17, 2021. Our main priority is to protect the safety and health of our participants and volunteers. As the situation evolved, we reached the difficult conclusion that we needed to reschedule. The 10th Summer Showdown Auto Show & Silent Auction will be on July 17, 2021. Please mark your calendars and follow us on Facebook for...

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Tupperware Fundraiser

The Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation receives 40% of proceeds! Tupperware is proud to partner with local organizations to help fund and develop vital programs and services in your community. With no investment and minimal effort, organizations receive 40% of the proceeds from a Tupperware Fundraiser. It’s fun and easy, and showcases the sustainable, reusable and durable products Tupperware is known for. Click Here To Start...

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#GivingTuesday – A Global Day of Giving

On Tuesday, November 28th, we’re celebrating #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. How can you make a difference? Support us by providing help and hope to families affected by spinal cord injuries. Durable medical equipment, assistive technology products and wheelchairs are very expensive. The Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation provides Quality of Life Grants so people can afford what they need to keep Moving Forward with Paralysis. Help us on #GivingTuesday, your donation will help someone move forward in a life of...

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Joffe MediCenter Cares

We are very excited to announce Joffe MediCenter Louisville – LASIK has chosen the Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation for October’s Joffe MediCenter Cares program. For every Google Review, Yelp Review or Facebook Review regarding a Joffe MediCenter experience in October, Joffe MediCenter will donate to the MFPF. If you had LASIK at Joffe MediCenter, please help increase the donation by posting about your experience with Joffe MediCenter on social media and ask others to do the same! You can visit the Joffe MediCenter Louisville...

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HoneyBaked Gift Card Fundraiser

Buy a HoneyBaked Gift Card from our fundraising page! This is a delicious way to support the Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation. You can use your HoneyBaked Gift Card to shop online, order from the HoneyBaked catalog or at any HoneyBaked location nationwide. And the most satisfying part? 20% of your purchase goes directly to support the Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation. What Can You Get With A Honeybaked Gift Card? There are so many ways to enjoy HoneyBaked Ham. Every Honey Baked Ham is fully cooked & ready to serve, so you can spend...

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from the Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation. 2016 was a great year for the foundation. The 6th Annual Summer Showdown Car Show & Silent Auction was very successful! We had 168 registered vehicles, our largest...

Give Local Louisville is September 15!

This year, the Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation is excited to be participating in Give Local Louisville, a 24-hour online giving day that supports the local nonprofits doing great work in our community. Last year, through Give Local Louisville,...

Spinal Cord Injury News

Spinal Cord Injury news from around the world. News articles provided by Spinal Cord Injury Zone

‘My Life Matters’: Resilience After Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

Life did not end on March 26, 2010. In between classes, Drew Clayborn attempted a backflip. He landed on his head, broke his neck and received CPR until medics arrived at Walled Lake Central High School near Detroit. He woke up at University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital unable to feel anything below… Continue Reading »

Birmingham research brings hope for spinal cord injury treatment

BIRMINGHAM, England, May 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Scientists from the University of Birmingham have shown an existing drug may reduce damage after spinal cord injury, by blocking the inflammatory response in the spinal cord. Their research, published today in Clinical and Translational Medicine, demonstrates that AZD1236, a drug developed by AstraZeneca, can significantly reduce ‘secondary… Continue Reading »

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2022

Today, Friday 13 May we are marking Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2022 (SCIAD) We lead this annual event to raise awareness of spinal cord injury and highlight the challenges spinal cord injured (SCI) people face on a daily basis. This year’s theme is all about the everyday challenges faced by SCI people. We know… Continue Reading »

T cells block nerve cell regeneration with age, but can be reversed – mice study

New research in mice shows T cells prevent damaged nerve cells from regenerating due to a reversible, ageing-related mechanism. Previous research has shown that ageing impacts the ability of nerve cells to regenerate following an injury, which can impact recovery and lead to long-term disability. However, the biological mechanisms underlying this regenerative decline are poorly… Continue Reading »

Gene therapy shows promise in treating neuropathy from spinal cord injuries

An international team of researchers, led by scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, report that a gene therapy that inhibits targeted nerve cell signaling effectively reduced neuropathic pain with no detectable side effects in mice with spinal cord or peripheral nerve injuries. The findings, published in the May 5, 2022 online… Continue Reading »