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Team U2FP is building its roster for next year - and we're looking for runners and wheelers to join our ranks for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2021. Join Team U2FP! As one of the official charity teams for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2021, we provide guaranteed entries for the race in return for your commitment to fundraise for Spinal Cord Injury Research.

Giving Tuesday is just a week away - next Tuesday, December 1st! What is Giving Tuesday? It's a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.
We want to use this day of giving to encourage you to make a year-end gift, or become a monthly donor to U2FP. U2FP continues to work hard for the SCI Community, and these two groups of supporters have made a huge difference in our being able to make important gains, such as:

Could there finally be a bit of a bandwagon effect happening in spinal cord stimulation? There are clinical trials aplenty, including implanted stimulators and the ones that work on the skin surface, without surgery. There are now companies testing spinal cord stimulators with an eye on the market, trials with kids are happening, and there are SCI clinicians in the real world using stim devices that are commercially available, albeit not designed for paralysis.

As 2020 draws to a close, many of our supporters may be making arrangements for their year-end charitable contributions. Given the tumultuous year this has been, I wanted to make the SCI Community aware of some new tax incentives made available by the CARES ACT that was passed earlier this year. Hopefully, these recent additions to the tax code can help you maximize your giving potential while reducing your tax burden.