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March 26, 2013 > Washington Township Men's Club will host Roman Reed

Washington Township Men's Club will host Roman Reed

Submitted By Bob Silva

The Spring Meeting for the Washington Township Men's Club will be held Wednesday May 8, 2013 at Spin-A-Yarn Restaurant (45915 Warm Springs Blvd, Fremont). Our speaker will be Roman Reed who has worked tirelessly to pass the Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Act in California. As a result, more than $15.4 million in state funds has been awarded to scientists conducting research in spinal cord regeneration. An additional $85.6 million has been leveraged from outside sources.

Roman has directly raised over $100 million in neurological medical research. He joined Stanford to promote research and awareness on behalf of all those with spinal cord injury and dysfunction. President Obama invited Reed to the March 9, 2009, ceremony commemorating the historic reversal of the government's ban on the use of federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.

In November 2011, Roman Reed partnered with Tory Minus, Senator Marc Keahey, and TJ Atchison to launch a similar research initiative as Roman's Law in Alabama. With Roman's assistance, the TJ Atchison Spinal Cord Injury Research Act passed with bipartisan support in the Alabama Legislature on May 16, 2012.

Washington Township Men's Club, established in 1918, is one of the oldest social clubs in the Tri City Area. For meeting information, email: rgsilva52@att.net or call (510) 468-1738.

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