Advocates Advancing a Cure: Stories of Action in 2012

These online video presentations from the W2W 2012 symposium are only made possible through your generous
contributions to U2FP.

“Advocates Advancing a Cure” – Bob Yant

On June 24, 1981, Bob became a quadriplegic following a diving accident in the ocean in Newport Beach, California. Since that time, Bob has largely devoted his time to raising money for spinal cord injury regeneration research. From 1982 to 2011 Bob was a member of the Board of the CDRF (formerly the American Paralysis Association). In 2008 Bob founded Cure Medical, a medical supply manufacturing company that donates 10% of net profits to spinal cord regeneration research. The success of the company has allowed significant donations to be made to the field. Since he began raising money for spinal cord regeneration research, Bob has raised over $10 million. Over the years Bob has accumulated a wealth of knowledge about SCI research and brings a discriminating, experienced perspective to chronic spinal cord injury research. He now serves as Chairman of U2FP’s Advocate Research Committee.

U2FP is comprised of individuals with a personal stake in advancing therapies to treat chronic SCIs and we would like for you to join our efforts and support this research. The results of this research will be reviewed by U2FP’s Scientific Advisory Board for recommendations. Meanwhile, you can support the work of this collaboration by donating to the U2FP Research Fund. Updates on how funds are spent and lab results will be published on the website.

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