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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.

 

KINDNESS WALKS

Paralysis goes on, but our event for September has been postponed due to Covid-19. Instead we join together to do the Kindness Walks with Impact to feed the homeless – many people have been made homeless by the impact of the pandemic.
 

PEAK CHALLENGE

After growing tired of online nominations and drinking challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic, Rob Naylor decided to tackle the 100-km all night around the Peak run. Rob was a rugby coach at Hong Kong Football Club when his mentee, Ben Kende, had his accident. He is raising money for the Ben Kende Spinal Research Foundation.