More than 12,000 Australians are currently living with a spinal cord injury and there is an estimated 300 – 400 new cases each year.
Currently there is no known cure for a spinal cord injury and this is something the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation wants to change.
To raise awareness and funds to help find a cure for paralysis, Gold Coasters are being encouraged to take part in SIP Week from the 5th – 11th September.
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Profoundly disabled quadriplegics have to drink every beverage with the aid of a straw. So SIP Week encourages everyone to join together and drink every beverage through a straw for a whole week.
Those interested in taking part are encouraged to register asap at everydayhero.com.au/event/sipweek2016. Registered SIPPERS will be provided with an official SIP straw as well as their own fundraising web page. those people unable to SIP can choose to make a tax deductible donation here: sipweek2016.everydayhero.com/au/donate-today