The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation announces that the Administration for Community Living (ACL) has awarded a 5-year grant to continue its support of the National Paralysis Resource Center (PRC).
The cooperative agreement will commence in July 2021, with $8.7 million awarded for the first year of the grant.
The PRC directly serves people living with multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), stroke, spina bifida, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, and other forms of paralysis. The Reeve Foundation has operated the PRC for 19 years, competing in a competitive bidding process every 3 years to renew funding. This cycle included the ability to apply for a 5-year grant, which supports the operation of a National Paralysis Resource Center through June 2026, a media release from Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation explains.
“It’s a privilege to work alongside ACL to deliver our promise to bring Today’s Care. Tomorrow’s Cure to our community. The PRC is the preeminent resource for anyone diagnosed with or living with paralysis, bringing care and information needed from the start of their journey through the day-to-day challenges of living an independent and fulfilling life. Our services are here to help everyone impacted by paralysis navigate health issues, emotional well-being and, ultimately, to find new normalcy.”
— Maggie Goldberg, President and COO, Reeve Foundation
Co-founded by Dana Reeve, the National Paralysis Resource Center was created for people – like herself – seeking information and needing a centralized place to seek practical and emotional support in their day-to-day lives.
[Source(s): Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, PR Newswire]