Ontario Invests In Leading-Edge Spinal Cord Research

    McGuinty Government Teams Up With Man In Motion

    TORONTO, Feb. 27 /CNW/ - Ontario is working with the Rick Hansen
Foundation to support leading-edge spinal cord injury research.
    "Together, we can make life easier for Ontarians living with spinal cord
injuries by bringing exciting discoveries from the lab to the clinic faster,"
said Premier Dalton McGuinty.

    Ontario's five-year, $10 million investment will:

    -   Give patients new treatment options by putting discoveries into
        action faster
    -   Help researchers collect better information on spinal cord injuries
    -   Attract talented researchers and link them with colleagues around the

    "This investment will help us create a network of researchers and
clinicians in Ontario linked together with other experts across Canada and
around the world. Together, we can turn research advances into practices that
improve the quality of life of people already living with a spinal cord injury
and into maximized recovery for those who become injured each year," said Rick
Hansen, President and CEO of the Rick Hansen Foundation.
    Over 41,000 Canadians have some kind of spinal cord injury. Another 1,100
are injured every year. Some of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries
are car accidents, sports injuries and falls.
    Learn how you can help support spinal cord research. Find spinal cord
injury services in your community.

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For further information: Premier's Media Office, (416) 314-8975

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