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Unite to Fight Paralysis is very grateful to Blackrock Neurotech for supporting our 17th Annual Science and Advocacy Symposium, September 23 and 24 in Salt Lake City, UT (register here). Blackrock will also be presenting during the Industry portion of our agenda. Here’s some background on the company, and on its co-founder and chairman, Florian Solzbacher...

Team U2FP has launched its Freestyle Challenge, a race event you can customize to be as creative or challenging as you like! Today, I want to highlight a couple of our Freestyle Challenge racers. Lorraine Schaeffer and Sarah Ashbaugh have fully embraced the adventure aspect of the Freestyle Challenge, taking this unique race event to a new elevation: Mount Blanc in France/Switzerland! Read on to learn about this mother/daughter team and why they’ve decided to...

Unite to Fight Paralysis is very grateful to the University of Utah and its Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital for sponsoring our 2022 Annual Science and Advocacy Symposium. Here’s some background on the brand-new hospital, and on its namesake. The 75-bed hospital, made possible thanks to a $47.5 million donation from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, opened in September 2020. To recognize the new center, U2FP had chosen Salt Lake City as the host site for our 2020 symposium, but of course no live events occurred that year, or the next...

Experience the beauty of Salt Lake City from the heart of downtown at U2FP’s 17th Annual Science & Advocacy Symposium this fall - September 23-24, 2022! With quick access to the Rocky Mountains and a plethora of adaptive outdoor activities available, you may even want to extend your stay by a few days. Either way, be sure to reserve your hotel room now, as reservations are going fast...