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Rubio Applauds Senate Passage Of Bipartisan Resolution For National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

Sep 19, 2022 | Press Releases

Approximately 296,000 Americans live with spinal cord injuries, more than 42,000 of which are veterans. There is an urgent need to develop new treatments to improve the lives and health of our fellow Americans with spinal cord injuries. 

U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) applauded the Senate’s passage of their resolution designating September 2022 as “National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month.” Rubio has introduced a resolution raising awareness for spinal cord injuries every year since joining the United States Senate. 

The resolution was celebrated by spinal cord injury advocacy groups: 

“Thank you to Senators Rubio and Baldwin for their continued support of our community. Increased education and investment in medical research along with a greater awareness of our community’s needs are key factors in improving outcomes and enhancing the quality of life of all individuals living with spinal cord injuries.  More education, medical research and understanding of the spinal cord injury community helps with greater awareness of similar needs and outcomes in the larger disability community and any medical and societal advancements have a positive impact on the society at large”, said Vincenzo Piscopo, President and CEO, United Spinal Association.

“I would like to thank Senators Rubio and Baldwin for their dedication and commitment to the spinal cord injured community.  By designating September as Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, this resolution will bring much needed national awareness to the research being done at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and other centers around the country to develop new therapies to improve the lives of those living with a spinal cord injury and to find a cure for paralysis,” said Marc Buoniconti, President, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis 

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