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!

Shop Amazon and Support 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!


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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