Do the Narna's trainer Daniel Bowman

‘Doing the Narna’ for spinal cord injury research

Tony Robinson, part-owner of gelding Do The Narna, has generously promised to give all his profits from the gelding’s racing career to SpinalCure. Tony is a great mate to SpinalCure Australia Director Gary Allsop, who he calls ‘the great persuader’.…
Embryonic Stem Cells

World-first study using adult-derived stem cells on spinal cord injury patients begins

The first clinical study using adult-derived stem cells with the aim of treating people with spinal cord injuries has begun in Japan, at Keio University. The research team, led by Prof. Masaya Makamura, an orthopedic specialist, and Prof. Hideyuki Okano,…
Kerr Neilson

The lecture that convinced Neilson to back spinal research

Article reproduced with kind permission from the Australian Financial Review. By Jill Margo, Health Editor. When it comes to spinal cord injuries, people hesitate to use the word “cure”. But this didn’t deter billionaire Kerr Neilson, who for idiosyncratic and…
Crowd assembled for Lloyd's fundraising event

Lloyd’s annual golf day raises over $28,000 for research

SpinalCure Australia would like to thank Lloyd’s Australia for hosting their sixth  annual charity Golf Day on Thursday 11 March, 2021 at Sydney’s Concord Golf Club. Participants generously helped raise $28,602 which will be invested to help find a cure…

Lloyd’s donate to SpinalCure as part of their covid response

SpinalCure was recently nominated by Lloyds Australia to receive a donation as part of Lloyd’s global charitable response to COVID-19. We are delighted to share that we have now received a very welcome donation of $53,000! To date, 197 charities…
Barbara - non-traumatic SCI

Non-traumatic spinal cord injury: Barbara’s story

Non-traumatic spinal cord injury occurs when the spinal cord is damaged by something other than major trauma. Many medical issues can lead to these injuries. In fact things like tumours and degenerative disorders are the leading cause of SCIs in…
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CatWalk – Our partners in New Zealand

New Zealand based CatWalk is our featured collaborative organisation this month! CatWalk Spinal Cord Injury Trust was founded by Catriona Williams MNZM in 2005, one of New Zealand’s leading international equestrian riders. A riding accident in 2002 left her a…