Why Working 2 Walk


Last week U2FP announced our lineup of confirmed speakers for this year’s Working 2 Walk Science & Advocacy Symposium.  It’s an impressive group and features the names of scientists and business leaders who have been making news in the world of SCI cure research over the past year.

Back in 2006 when we organized our first conference, we had no idea whether anybody would come.  But as we started planning, we gave a lot of thought to picking an appropriate name.  We didn’t call it “Wishing 2 Walk” or “Hoping 2 Walk” or “Dreaming 2 Walk”; we chose “Working 2 Walk”, because we believed that people living with a spinal cord injury could roll up their sleeves and contribute to the cure effort.

Our purpose at W2W is to bring together all of the stakeholders in the march toward cures and create opportunities to exchange knowledge, strategies, and priorities.  Our research scientists continue to work hard at solving neurological problems at a molecular level.  Biotechs have begun to invest in promising science and the clinical trial process that will bring it to market.  A handful of advocates are opening the doors of communication that will hopefully lead to enlightened decisions on the part of policymakers.

If you’re sitting in your wheelchair wanting your healthy body back, you may be thinking that none of this is happening fast enough.  You’re right, but unfortunately, bringing cures to reality is not just about the science.  It’s just as much about the financial and regulatory hurdles that must be overcome, and I think this is where patient advocates have a real opportunity to make a difference.  We’ll talk about how at Working 2 Walk.

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2 Responses to “Why Working 2 Walk”

  1. Rachel Eva peterson Says:

    So many incredible people on an incredibe journey,some people including myself are looking towords way to keep fit and healthy while we wait.Please feel free to check out whats hapening down here in New Zealand with our team at Rex bionics and our robotic legs.All the best Rachel

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  2. Rachel Peterson RexBionics Says:

    So many incredible people on an incredibe journey,some people including myself are looking towords way to keep fit and healthy while we wait.Please feel free to check out whats hapening down here in New Zealand with our team at Rex bionics and our robotic legs.All the best Rachel

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