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More than 2.5 million people worldwide are paralyzed because of spinal injury.
Change is possible but we need support. Our charity is dedicated to finding a cure for paralysis and helping those who suffer spinal injury.
“Many of the world’s greatest scientists and technologists have discovered breakthroughs that have the potential to impact paralysed people’s lives in the next 5 years. Yet, the interventions are held hostage in the minds and labs of these spectacular researchers due to systemic failures in translating research from the lab to the clinic.”
The Ben Kende Spinal Research Foundation was formally created in 2019 by friends of young athlete Ben Kende in order to support spinal research. A rising star of Hong Kong rugby, Ben sustained a spinal cord injury while representing the territory at the Asian Junior Championship in August 2010 and is now adjusting to life as a tetraplegic with limited use of his arms and no use of his legs.


SAVE THE DATE – Black & White Spinal Cure Ball 2020

Date: Saturday, 26 September 2020
Time: 6:30 pm - Midnight
Venue: Hong Kong Football Club
Funds go towards a paralysis cure for Hong Kong runner to tackle 100km around The Peak after growing tired of online nominations and drinking challenges.
Rob Naylor was a rugby coach at Hong Kong Football Club when one of the players, Ben Kende, was badly injured in a game for Hong Kong in 2010 and left a tetraplegic with limited use of his arms and no use of his legs. Naylor is raising money for the Ben Kende Spinal Research Foundation.