Boston (August 6, 2021) – The Travis Roy Foundation will honor the late hockey player’s wishes and begin to wind down operations early next year. Travis had requested that the Foundation cease operating following his death, which came on October 29, 2020. The trustees will develop new ways to benefit paralyzed survivors of spinal cord injuries as the foundation winds down its active fundraising programs after April 2022.
Travis Roy created the largest spinal cord injury charity program of its kind in the country. His intelligence, warmth and compassion guided the Foundation into a position of leadership and impact. Over $20 million has been raised for research and for grants to thousands of individuals and their families dealing with the challenges of paralysis after a spinal cord injury. The Travis Roy Foundation has awarded more than $5.6 million in research grants dedicated towards finding a cure for spinal cord paralysis.
As part of the Foundation’s wind down plan, the trustees are engaged in conversations with other nonprofit partners to establish programs that will continue Travis’s mission for years to come.
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