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On Friday, November 13, at 6:30 pm, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital and the Philadelphia Chapter of the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis will host the 6th Annual Raise a Glass for a Cure event at the Simeone Foundation Race Car Museum.

The fundraiser will support spinal cord injury research at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital and the Miami Project based at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine.

Those attending the event will be treated to gourmet food stations, the chance to see 60 of the world’s most rare and beautiful cars—including Jaguars, Ferraris, Alfa Romeos, Bugattis, Bentleys, and Aston Martins—and the chance to bid on some exciting items through live&silent auctions. Scheduled to mingle with event-goers are Philadelphia notables Lou Tilley and Kristen Welker from NBC Channel 10.

“Last year, we had around 500 attendees and raised over $300,000 for paralysis research,” said Dan Jones, a Buoniconti Fund and Magee Foundation board member who has used a wheelchair since a car accident in 1999. (The Philadelphia Chapter of the Buoniconti Fund was started by Jones’ in-laws, Sally and Steve Wolf, after the accident) “We’re hoping this year is an even bigger success, raising more awareness, making more research possible.”

The Simeone Foundation Museum is located at 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, Pa. Visit SimeoneMuseum.org. For more information on Raise a Glass for a Cure, call 610-761-9544.

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, along with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, is part of the Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of Delaware Valley, one of only 14 federally designated spinal cord injury systems of care in the United States and is a member of the Christopher&Dana Reeve Foundation’s NeuroRecovery Network. Visit MageeRehab.org.

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis is the world’s largest, most comprehensive spinal cord injury research facility. Founded in 1985 by Barth A.Green, M.D. and NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti, the Buoniconti Fund is the national fundraising arm of The Miami Project. Visit MiamiProject.Miami.edu.

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, founded in 1958, is a 96-bed specialty medical rehabilitation hospital providing physical and cognitive rehabilitation services. Magee’s flagship facility is located in Center City Philadelphia. In addition to the main campus that offers comprehensive services for spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, orthopedic replacement, amputation, pain management and work injury, Magee provides an expanding out-patient network serving the surrounding communities. In 1985, Magee’s brain injury rehabilitation program became the first in the nation to be accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Magee partnered with Jefferson Hospital to create one of the nation’s 14 federally designated centers for spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Magee has been rated one of America’s leading rehabilitation hospitals by U.S. News&World Report. Magee provides treatment to more than 5,000 individuals annually. Magee is authorized to treat wounded military personnel returning from war. Magee is not an Obligated Group Affiliate.

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