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Kody Kohlman

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Review for Sam Schmidt Foundation Dba Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation, Princeton, NJ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Sam Schmidt Foundation is leading the charge for a cure for paralysis. The foundation does a lot with a very limited number of staff and very dedicated volunteers. This foundation funds cutting edge research into not only potential cures but also treatments such as better pain control. They provide quality of life grants to organizations for things like wheelchair ramps and sports opportunities. The Sam Schmidt Foundation also funds an extremely popular program called "Day at the Races", where people in wheelchairs and family members are treated to a fun behind-the-scenes day at a racetrack, including a catered lunch, goody bag of gifts & information, autographs & photos with racecar drivers & also Bridgestone Firestone Racing mascot Firehawk, a garage tour and a coveted spot to watch racetrack action from behind the pit wall. I've had the chance to volunteer at some of these events and never fail to be touched by the comments from guests, who appreciate "being made to feel so special for the day". Carole MacCarter

Role:  Donor & I've donated when and as I can, and also volunteer at events.

Review for Sam Schmidt Foundation Dba Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation, Princeton, NJ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've never seen such hardworking staff and fellow volunteers. Events are well planned and well attended. Care is taken to minimize administrative costs so the money raised can go to the cause.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

result in a cure for paralysis.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & Conduct garage tours at Day at the Races events.