Find out a little more about theLions spinal cord fellowship

Funds raised by the Fellowship go to StepAhead Australia, an organisation who is regarded by the Federal Department of Health and Aging as the peak Australian entity searching for a cure for chronic spinal cord injury.

The purpose of the Fellowship is to “support StepAhead Australia (previously known as the Spinal Cord Society of Australia) in funding Australian Scientists or Clinicians to study the latest techniques of Spinal Cord injury both within Australia and the USA to the intent that the knowledge and experience so gained shall be made available to the Australian Public. This funding shall subsidise salaries and expenses (including equipment) that are deemed necessary to help achieve the goals of the nominated Fellowship holders”.

The project is sponsored by Lions District 201V3 and administered by the Lions Club of Traralgon Inc. The management committee is made up of members from the Club and a District representative and is currently chaired by Lion Wayne Taylor.

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Club Information

The Spinal Cord Fellowship project has set a target for the 2014/2015 Lions year of $150,000 in donations from the Lions and Lioness Clubs of Australia. The year has just ended and we fell a little…

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The Partnership

Firstly, for District Chairmen and Lions generally, it is important to note that Lions Australia Spinal Cord Fellowship and StepAhead Australia are two totally separate entities.

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In 1998 Dr George Owen arrived to speak at a Traralgon Lions Club meeting, looking merely for financial support for his organisation – the Spinal Cord Society of Australia (SCSA). He spoke of…

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