We are so proud to announce our Partnership with Lone Star Paralysis Foundation
The Lone Star Paralysis Foundation (LSPF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, based in Austin, Texas. They raise money for paralysis research to support therapy for hundreds of patients.
Founded in 1979 by their current President, Doug English, their mission is to cure Spinal Cord Paralysis (SCP) through funding research, recovery and recreation (three R’s). Over the years, they have achieved milestones within each of the three R’s for those living with spinal cord injury. With the generosity of donors and support from the community, they are striving to cure SCP this decade.
Are you a UT football fan?
There’s a UT alumni tailgate group, Burnt Orange Bleeders, that are using their tailgate as a fundraising opportunity for LSPF this season. One of the leaders of the group has a brother who is a quadriplegic, and he used to work out at the LSPF gym – they’re using this opportunity to give back.
Austin KVUE news covered a story on it that you can watch here. Click on the video below.
Here is the official invite and location of the tailgate:
Not able to make it to a game? That’s ok!
You can still donate at www.lonestarparalysisfoundation.org/donations or Venmo @LSPFAustin and reference “UT Tailgate” in donation area.
What they do:
LSPF is working to move the clock forward on a cure. They are planning new fundraising initiatives and seeking new research opportunities. Austin (for example) receives around 135 new spinal cord injuries each year. In almost every instance, the injured is a young, healthy, active person living life to the fullest when disaster strikes. Their stories are always tales of courage and inspiration. The board of LSPF will continue to donate their time and resources toward the goal of making paralysis from spinal cord injury only a temporary injury.
What they have accomplished:
- Raised over $400k at the 2016 Lone Star Classic Golf, Gala & Comedy Show
- Raised almost $55k at Pay it Forward with Daniel Curtis
- Raised over $40k at Jack Allen’s Party on the Patio
“Our mission is to work ourselves out of business” — Doug English, President, Lone Star Paralysis Foundation