Our Mission Statement

Founded in 1979, the mission of the Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois (SCIA) is to serve as a comprehensive resource center for individuals who have been personally affected by paralysis, those working in related fields, and other interested persons.  The mission also includes working to prevent new injuries from happening.

SCIA seeks to fulfill this mission through a combination of services including Information and Referral, Peer Support, Education and Injury Prevention.

SCIA records are available for review upon request.

Employee Giving Campaign

Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois (SCIA), is a member of the Community Health Charities of Illinois. Employee/Workplace Giving Campaigns are underway and now is a great time to choose a charity to support. The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is a giving program that federal government employees can participate in. Our CFC Code is 48552. We appreciate your support and thank you for choosing SCIA!

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We have joined forces with Amazon Smile!  If you are an Amazon shopper, please sign up to support Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinios.  For every purchase you make on Amazon, they will donate .5% of the purchase price of eligible products to our organization.  Its easy, and doesn't cost you a penny! Click on the link below to get started! We thank you for your support!


Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2015


Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Sunday, October 11, 2015

When you Run For Those Who Roll, you will be running to help the SCIA provide services for people who can no longer walk because they have been paralyzed by accidents and medical conditions. Whether cause by a motor vehicle crash, fall, violence, or a medical condition, instantaneous paralysis changes everything. The SCIA exists to help people through the overwhelming initial stage and throughout life as new issues surface. Your run will be helping to find the care, products, and services needed to live in this new world of SCI through an Information and Referral Service. You will be helping connect newly injured persons with others who have made the journey ahead of them through a peer support network. You will be helping individuals who are paralyzed, family members and health professionals stay up to date on SCI care through seminars, lectures, and newsletters. Your run may prevent a teen from being paralyzed because he listened to our injury prevention message during his physical education class. Running the marathon can be even more meaningful for you if you run for those who can no longer even walk.

Run For Those Who Roll.

If you are not a marathon runner and would like to make a donation use the link below.


Visit the Chicago Marathon website to learn more.


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