Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois (formerly NSCIA, Illinois Chapter) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing information and support resources for people paralyzed by trauma and medical conditions, family members, and health care and related professionals that serve the SCI community. Our office is located in Palos Heights, IL, a suburb of Chicago, but we serve the entire state.
Please join us for our annual winter benefit, Rock n Roll is Here to Stay, February 21, 2015! This night will be held at Crystal Grand Banquets in Lemont, IL, featuring live music, family style dinner, including drinks, raffles, and a live auction! We are currently looking for event sponsors,as well as gift and prize donations. If you are interested in being a part of this fun filled evening, please see the sponsor form attached. We look forward to seeing you there!
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.
A Summary By Lee Krizka
What can I say about anyone with a disability who wants to "climb every mountain" without actually climbing? Go to Pike's Peak in Colorado and take the Cog Rail train up there! The ride is three hours ( bathrooms are accessible on the ground as well on top of the peak) Terrain is doable with a bit of help. ASK for help!!! There are NO guard rails!! One thing I learned and want to pass along. If you have an air inflate cushion as I do (varilite) be SURE to adjust the value as you ascend then Readjust on the decline!! I didn't think about it and when I got to the top, my cushion had all but exploded!! Quick release of the air valve fixed it!! Remember, the summit is 14,110 ft!!!! Adjust your valve, put on a coat and don't forget your camera!!!!
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!
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!
We are proud of our runners, raising $14,880 for SCIA! All of our runners did a phenomenal job in the marathon. We were honored to be able to hold the finish tape for the wheelchair race. It was a wonderful day!
Check out this video from the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and see our board members Steve Burns and Beth Gorman holding the finish line tape!