Local Snocross racer J.P. Price has chosen to lead a pledge fundraising program and will ride the Canadian SnoCross Race Association season opener event at Searchmont Resort on December 6-7th, 2008.
He challenges the residents, business owners, bingo halls and sports clubs to pledge for Shoot for a Cure in raising funds and awareness for Spinal Cure Research through the Canadian & American Spinal Research Organizations (CSRO/ASRO).
Everyday, we all take risks, whether it is motorsports, school sports, hockey, walking, biking or working. Please pledge today and help the CSRO/ASRO, who is dedicated to the improvement of the physical quality of life for persons with a spinal cord injury and those with related neurological deficits, through targeted medical and scientific research.
Through your pledge, 100 % of the proceeds raised will go directly towards the SHOOT FOR A CURE campaign in recognition of Blair Morgan (Charitable Number: 119159515RR0001 and a 501c (3)
Registered charity-The CSRO/ASRO will issue receipts for donations of $20.00 or more- Cheques payable to Shoot For A Cure).
Pledges/Donations can be mailed prior to December 2, 2008 to:
Price Racing – C/O SHOOT FOR A CURE- 877 Goulais Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5K8
or dropped off at the following locations:
Sault Ste. Marie: Uncle Gino’s Café – The Service Grill & Side Track Lounge
H&S Outdoor Equipment
Algoma Tubes – Contact Trevor Higo
St. Basils Secondary School – Contact Mr. Chorney
Korah Secondary School – Contact Nate Purcell
Wawa: North of 17 Restaurant
Goulais River: Contact Lori Monto
Batchawana Bay: Contact Wanita Willison
The CSRO/ASRO is also committed to the reduction of spinal cord injuries through awareness programs for the general public and prevention programs for targeted groups.
What and Why? Force in amounts that can cause such damage result from auto crashes, falls from heights, falls, crashes and blows associated with sport and recreation, contact with an inmovable object or surface when diving or, from gunshot or sharp objects.
Sometimes only the bony structures and/or ligaments are damaged, resulting in various kinds of fractures (broken bones, discs or dislocations) and an unstable spine. Though the area affected will probably need to be immobilized Until healing results, the spinal cord is not affected.
Spinal Cord Injury
When the injury involves the spinal cord, the flow of messages between the brain and the rest of the body is Interrupted or broken. The interruption results in a decrease or loss in Motor function (movement) or sensation (feeling) or both below the level of injury and will also affect bowel, bladder and sexual function.
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