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“The team at the Neil Sachse Centre thank you for your
generous support of the ground-breaking research that forms
Project Discovery.”

Project Discovery Classic#4 with Otto, Michael, Deane and Neil Sachse

The Neil Sachse Centre’s Project Discovery Classic #4 Cycling Tour exceeded its 2019 fund raising target of $125,000, with donations still coming in. The total today is $130, 331; an outstanding result.  Thank you club member Michael Smith, who road in the tour raising funds & awareness. Our club is proud to support him and this amazing project.

To date, diagnosis of spinal cord injury has remained unchanged for 50 years, relying on skin sensitivity testing by skin pricking. Swelling associated with the injury itself takes months to resolve, masking the physician’s ability to accurately define the extent of the injury for the patient, and it limits the treatment options that can be administered to assist the patient’s recovery, and rehabilitation.

Project Discovery is designed to challenge that limitation.

It’s designed to provide detailed visual imaging of the spinal cord shortly after the injury, providing the physician with a precise understanding of the extent of the injury, and allowing immediate treatment appropriate to the injury to commence. It is possible earlier treatments with new drug regimens may provide improved outcomes for those who suffer a spinal cord injury.

Funds raised provide valuable support to Project Discovery and two other major initiatives for regenerative neural pathways and advanced neuro imaging. It also allows the Neil Sachse Centre to promote the need for research into spinal cord injuries, an injury that continues to occur at the same rate each year.

Funding for these research projects depends on community support to complement grants from agencies.


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