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“Spinal cord injury strikes at the very heart of what it means to be human. An evolutionary amputation completed in a moment, it turns people from their upright, walking, running, jumping forms into seated compromises of themselves. This is the reality for 2.5 million people globally suffering from spinal cord injury.” - Mark Pollock (Blind Spinal Injury Advocate)
Here at the BKF, we believe we can find a cure for paralysis in our lifetime, and change perceptions about disability along the way.

SAVE THE DATE – Black & White Spinal Cure Ball 2020

Following up on 2019’s highly successful Black & White Spinal Cure Dinner, we’re pleased to announce that the Ben Kende Foundation’s next fundraiser will the Black & White Spinal Cure Ball 2020. Date: Saturday, 26 September 2020 Time: 6:30 pm – Midnight Venue: Hong Kong Football Club The event includes a splendid four-course dinner, an entertaining after-dinner speaker, and a […]


About Us

Inspired by his courage and determination, the Ben Kende Foundation was set up by friends and the community in 2011.


We support endeavors to improve the lives of people with spinal injuries.


This site offers information on:

  • The latest research into spinal injury, mechanical assistance and others (and links to Spinal Research)
  • Rehabilitation sites in the USA
  • Wheelchair locals and travelers in Hong Kong
  • Guidance on fund raising for those who need a new wheelchair or want to raise money for their own equipment

Four Oarsmen row into the record books

Inspired by Ben's courage Peter Robinson, completed the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge – 3,000 miles of rowing endurance – in record time. The Four Oarsmen, were raising funds for two charities - Spinal Research in honour of Ben, and Mind in honour of George's mum Anne.