WHAT IS THE BUONICONTI FUND?
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. The Buoniconti Fund is a non-profit organization whose primary focus is to raise funds and awareness to help The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis achieve its national and international goals.
In 1985, Barth A. Green, M.D., world-renowned neurosurgeon, and Nick Buoniconti, NFL Hall of Fame linebacker, helped found The Miami Project after Nick’s son, Marc, sustained a spinal cord injury during a college football game. Since then, research at The Miami Project has changed the landscape of knowledge and therapeutic strategies for spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury.
Volunteer Chapters throughout the country raise funds and awareness by hosting events in their communities including golf tournaments, wine tastings, walk-n-roll-a-thon’s, and more.
Board of Directors
Our mission to cure paralysis is driven by these incredible devoted constituents.
All monies raised via The Buoniconti Fund directly support the ongoing research at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. The Miami Project, a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is considered one of the premier research programs conducting cutting-edge discovery, translational and clinical investigations targeting traumatic spinal cord and brain injury, and other neurological disorders.
Chapters of The Buoniconti Fund were established in 1992 in an effort to enhance the research efforts of the scientists at The Miami Project. These Chapters are a vital element to reaching The Miami Project’s goal — a cure for paralysis. We thank our Volunteer Chapters for their hard work and loyalty! It doesn’t matter how small the gift or activity, the outcome is measured with gratitude and perseverance. GET INVOLVED TODAY, there’s no better time to become involved and make a difference!
The Buoniconti Fund’s Policies
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