On August 3rd, UroMed proudly participated in the Buoniconti Fund’s 2012 Chapters Summit in Miami, Florida. The Buoniconti Fund is the fundraising arm of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, the world’s most comprehensive spinal cord injury research center.
The conference, sponsored by Hollister and UroMed along with other supporters, was attended by volunteers of the 16 national Buoniconti Fund chapters (many of whom are spinal cord injured or have a family member or close friend with a spinal cord injury), and provided the opportunity for attendees to develop fundraising skills, exchange ideas, promote volunteerism, recognize accomplishments of the chapters, and raise awareness for spinal cord injury research.
The conference included a product showcase where sponsors could show off innovative products and services. UroMed representative, Desi Gonzalez, was on hand to show off all of the great products and services UroMed has to offer!
The conference also included tours of the state-of-the-art research facility, housed at the Lois Pope LIFE Center at University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, and an appreciation dinner at Smith & Wollensky in Miami Beach.
About The Buoniconti Fund and The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
In 1985, Barth A. Green, MD and NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti helped found The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis after Nick’s son, Marc, sustained a spinal cord injury during a college football game. Today, the Miami Project is the world’s most comprehensive spinal cord injury research center, housed in the Lois Pope LIFE Center, a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The Miami Project’s international team of more than 250 scientists and clinicians take innovative approaches to the challenge of spinal cord injury. Committed to finding a cure for paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury and to seeing millions worldwide walk again, the Buoniconti family established The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis in 1992, a non-profit organization devoted to assisting The Miami Project achieve its national and international goals.
The Miami Project’s Christine E. Lynn Human Clinical Trials Initiative will take discoveries found to be successful in laboratory studies and fast track them to human studies with the approval of the FDA. The Miami Project is well positioned and confident that we have the expertise, knowledge and drive to navigate through the FDA process and initiate new human clinical trials involving Schwann Cell Transplantation. This study will be based in part on published work in which Miami Project scientists showed up to 70% return of normal walking function in experimental models. For more than 26 years, The Miami Project has worked carefully and diligently towards this goal and the results show that the time is right to make this important step into humans.
With Chapters in cities throughout the country, The Buoniconti Fund serves as the fundraising arm of The Miami Project. It is designed to complement the scientific accomplishments of The Miami Project by generating high levels of awareness and funds.
For more information on the Buoniconti Fund or to find a chapter near you, visit: www.miamiproject.miami.edu
UroMed Corporate Giving
- Condition-related associations that focus on education, awareness and support
- Sports programs for the disabled
- Leadership and motivational programs for disabled youth
Additionally, many of our employees volunteer their time and efforts at various community events. Many of our employees have a personal connection to the following non-profit organizations, as 20% of our customer care associates either has a disability or has a family member with a disabling condition.
The Miami Project is just one of the worthwhile organizations that benefit from UroMed contributions in terms of financial support or volunteer service. Please contact us if you would like to invite UroMed to sponsor your organization or event.