We are a collaborative of patients and researchers working toward curing spinal cord injury.

Massachusetts Walks Again

Massachusetts Walks Again is pleased to announce some positive developments. Years of advocacy combined with testimonies in July, 2015 and September 2015 have led to the passage of S.2019.

Join Us at the State House

SCI Awareness Day 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12-1:00 PM Massachusetts Statehouse Hall of Flags (Great Hall Enclosed Room)

  • We are a collaboration of Massachusetts rehabilitation facilities, consumer organizations, legislators, scientists, researchers, policymakers, and advocates working toward a common goal to increase awareness and funding for spinal cord injury.
  • Goal:  our goal to increase funding was achieved. Actual numbers will be announced 9/18. We need to continue
  • To show our legislators in human terms the value of their commitment.
  • Please join us at the Statehouse to show your support and inform lawmakers about SCI. A buffet lunch will be available.
  • For handicap parking and access contact: Ilda DaMota-Dillon 617-722-1551 (Please provide plate number).
  • SCI Awareness Day Announcement 2019
  • Directions the Massachusetts Statehouse

Attention Researchers!!!

  • Please find the time-sensitive RFR.

What is the SCI Trust Fund?

  • The SCI Trust Fund is renamed after the late Senator Thomas Kennedy, a long-serving Massachusetts Legislator with a spinal cord injury.
  • The bill (S-2019) now allocates 100% of the fines to the fund and corrects the Scrivener’s error in 2010.
  • The MA SCI Trust Fund was established in 2004 to provide funding opportunities for cutting-edge SCI research in Massachusetts.

To date, $3,000,000 has been allocated to this fund. Funds come from a surcharge to the reinstatement of every MA motor vehicle license.

Research we have supported

We have supported the research of Dr. Zhigang He,  Dr. Ted Teng, and Dr. Jeffery Macklis

Photos courtesy of Gov. Baker’s Office