National Spinal Cord Awareness Month

Andrew Skinner September 7, 2023 News, Noteworthy, SCI

National Spinal Cord Awareness Month

Did you know September is National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month?

September was designated National SCI Awareness Month by the US Senate in an effort to raise awareness about SCI, the need for better treatments and education on prevention.


Triumph is starting a viral hashtag (#) campaign to help celebrate the month of September as National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month using #morethanmychair.

Our idea is simple: we want to have people that are living with SCI post pictures of themselves doing activities outside of their wheelchair. Too often the general population think people that live with paralysis are confined to their wheelchairs and live a life of sedentary. This campaign's mission is to smash those stereotypes by showcasing pictures of wheelchair users doing things outside of their four wheels.

Post your picture(s) on various social media sites; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and put #morethanmychair in the caption. The campaign will take place throughout the month of September, but hopefully the message that we are, in fact, more than our chairs, will resonate.

#morethanmychair #triumphfoundation #triumphfamily

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Learn more about Spinal Cord Injury at the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center.

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