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Volunteer Chapters



In an effort to enhance the research efforts of the scientists at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, The Buoniconti Fund established volunteer Chapters in 1992. These Chapters are a vital element to reaching The Miami Project’s goal -- a cure for paralysis.


Dedicated volunteers, many of whom are spinal cord injured (SCI), have a family member or close friend afflicted by SCI, draw upon their individual communities and resources to create greater awareness and raise funds on a grassroots level. We thank you for your hard work and loyalty!  It doesn’t matter how small the gift or activity, the outcome is measured with gratitude and perseverance.  


“Every noble work is at first impossible.” Thomas Carlyle

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi


The Chapters raise awareness and funds through various events and campaigns within their communities, some featuring a local or regional theme. Chapter fundraisers have included Wine Tasting, Poker and Casino Night, Comedy Night, Crabfeast, Game Night with football or baseball, Happy Hour, Golf Tournament, Reverse Raffle, Cocktail Reception, Gala Dinner, Silent & Live Auction, Marathon and more.





Become Involved in a Local Chapter

Click the Chapter link below to learn more about our Active Chapters: 


Baltimore - Washington DC

Cleveland, Ohio

Palm Beach - Broward, Florida

Boston, Massachusetts

Miami, Florida

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Charleston, South Carolina

Nashville, Tennessee

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Chicago, Illinois

New York City, New York

Southeast Michigan

Claddagh Foundation  


Orlando, Florida

Tampa Bay, Florida




The Volunteer Chapters created the "Chapters Challenge", a new campaign to raise funds and awareness by participating in races (i.e. marathon, triathalon, community walk, bike race).


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Thursday, May 1, 2014

3rd Annual Woody Golf Classic

Miami Chapter

International Links Miami

Miami, Florida



Thursday, May 8, 2014

Happy Hour at Scotty's Landing

Miami Chapter

Scotty's Landing

Coconut Grove, Florida



Saturday, May 10, 2014

Island Luau Jam 2014

Orlando Chapter

Winter Park Farmer's Market

Winter Park, Florida



Saturday, June 28, 2014
10th Annual Pittsburgh
Golf Tournament
Pittsburgh Chapter

Carmichaels Golf Club
Carmichaels, Pennsylvania




The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis
1095 NW 14th Terrace
Lois Pope LIFE Center
Miami, FL  33136 USA
p. (305) 243-3863 or 1.888.STAND UP
f. (305) 243-6017
e. bfchapters@med.miami.edu