The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis received permission from the Food & Drug Administration to begin a revolutionary Phase 1 Clinical Trial to evaluate the safety of transplanting human Schwann cells to treat patients with recent spinal cord injuries. In January 2013, we shared the news of Miami Project doctors and scientists performing the first ever FDA approved Schwann cell transplantation in an individual with a new spinal cord injury. The validation of the tireless efforts being undertaken at The Miami Project offers real hope and illustrates we are closer than ever to finding a cure. What: The Palm Beach-Broward Chapter hosts its annual spring event to raise funds and awareness about spinal cord injury and its research at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. The community is invited to join us for a night of fabulous cuisine, cocktails and drawing prizes…all for a good cause. The event is coordinated by Craig Steidle, volunteer regional director of the Palm Beach-Broward Chapter, Bob Buoniconti, a Delray Beach resident, and the dedicated volunteer Chapter committee. When: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 5:30-8:00pm Where: Tryst ~ 4 East Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, Florida Tickets $25 includes complimentary appetizers and wine donated by E&J Gallo. Tryst Drink Specials between 4:00-7:00pm. Valet Parking $5 with validation/Public Lots are free. Info and Tickets: visit http://www.thebuonicontifund.com/palmbeach or call (305) 243-3863 Join the Chapter’s fan page on Facebook: Palm Beach-Broward Chapter of The Buoniconti Fund The Buoniconti Fund: 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, researchers 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. 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.