JustADollarPlease.org is the fundraising arm of SCINetUSA. One of the Moms said, “If we can’t find a millionaire, we will ask a million people for a dollar.” And so JustADollarPlease.org was born.
Friends of spinal cord injury research will be asked to forward an email to all of their friends and ask them to keep the chain going. People can give a dollar, a dollar a month, a week, or whatever they choose. Schools and clubs can hold special events. Businesses can be asked to put out collection jars. People can celebrate birthdays and anniversaries with dollars in lieu of gifts.
Families who know about spinal cord injury first hand and their friends are invited to join the ‘Special Support Squad’ by donating a dollar a day towards trials for chronic injuries. There are over 1.3 million families in the United States who deal daily with spinal cord injury. If 10,000 families gave a dollar a day, that would be $3.65 million per year. Called http://JustADollarPlease.Org, this campaign even has its own rap song, sung by our own ProfessirX, Richard Gaskin.
We not only can but must do this. For too many years, people in wheelchairs have sat patiently and waited for government, for industry, and for wealthy people to fund the cure. Year passed, decades passed, and pitifully little happened. Many have given up. Christopher and Dana Reeve died and everybody is sorry but while others go on with their lives, people continue to be in their wheelchairs.