EAGLE LAKE, Maine – Northern Maine General (NMG) is proud to announce that it has received a $5,000 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
The award was one of 69 grants totaling almost $425,000 awarded by the Reeve Foundation to nonprofit organizations nationwide that aid in providing more opportunities, access, and daily quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, their families, and caregivers. Created by the late Dana Reeve, the program has awarded 2,055 grants totaling over $15.6 million since 1999.
NMG will use the grant to purchase a new ADA approved aquatic chair lift for the therapeutic pool housed at Northern Aquatics, Northern Maine General’s outpatient rehabilitation facility. Northern Maine General is honored to receive this grant from the Reeve Foundation. Thanks to the Reeve Foundation, the aquatic chair lift will provide independent access to the therapeutic pool for persons with disabilities.
“The Reeve Foundation believes that each of the nearly six million Americans living with paralysis deserves access to the best programs and services available. The Quality of Life Grants Program supports other nonprofit organizations that not only believe in that same independence, but achieve great success in carrying out their programs’ missions,” said Peter T. Wilderotter, president and CEO of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. “We are honored to recognize these organizations which empower those affected by paralysis.”
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Quality of Life grants program was conceived by the late Dana Reeve to address the myriad needs of children and adults with paralysis and other mobility impairments and their families. Grants support critical life-enhancing and life-changing initiatives that improve physical and emotional health and increase independence. Funded projects offer a diversity of services and approaches: improving access; providing education and job training; sponsoring organized sporting activities; and much more. Quality of Life grants are funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. For more information, and to review the entire list of Quality of Life grant recipients, please visit our website at www.ChristopherReeve.org or call 800-225-0292.
This grant award will help advance NMG’S mission to provide individuals with the highest standards of care and help all the people we serve enjoy life to the fullest potential. For more information about all the programs at NMG, visit www.nmgeneral.com or call (207) 444-5152.