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.

10th Anniversary Golf Outing

We are hosting our 10th Anniversary Golf Outing on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Gleneagles Country Club in Lemont, IL. We are currently seeking golfers, sponsors, and donation prizes. If you would like more information or are interested in participating in this fun day please contact us.

Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2014


October 12, 2014

Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Life can change in a split second. The ability to walk and use our limbs is so automatic that we never think about it. Imagine, in just one moment of time, paralysis happens and everything changes forever. If you gained entry into the Bank of America Chicago Marathon through the lottery, you may still choose to run for SCIA! Please contact us today if you would like more information.

We have started our fundraising page for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. If you would like to support our organization or one of our runners, please visit the link below to make your donation.


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