Make a Difference

There are numerous avenues through which you can lend your support to individuals confronting neurological challenges. No matter the nature of your contribution, rest assured that it will be directed towards supplying essential resources for those impacted by neurological injury or disease.

Why Support Us?

Your support and donations help us further our reach and impact in the disabled  community. Explore the many ways you can support us and how your gift helps improve neurological care and provide essential resource below:
100% of your donation goes directly to the mission of The 34 Project.

The 34 Project has no paid staff members. Every dollar goes toward keeping our facility operational with the best equipment available or toward the Bill Fullerton Memorial Scholarship Program, which provide training for those who need financial assistance.

The 34 Project is backed by research

Poor strength is the first impairment in spinal cord injury acknowledged by most physiotherapists and can be both neurally induced or occur in neurally intact muscles. Motor tasks often become limited by the strength of paralysed, partially paralysed or non-paralysed muscles. It can present itself as:

Decrease strength in neurally intact muscles, especially in the acute phase of spinal cord injury. It has a significant impact on function and tends to occur as disuse atrophy or insufficient strength for the demands of novel functional tasks.

Paralysis (complete disruption to descending motor pathways) or partial paralysis (particle disruption to descending motor pathways) result in neurally induced weakness or loss of strength.

Strength training also referred to as resistance training, can be thought of as voluntary activation of the muscles against resistance. It refers to any form of exercise where you lift or pull against resistance, which can take the form of body weight, free weights, machine resistance, powerbands, or any other external form of resistance.

Strength training can elicit numerous positive benefits on one’s health and well being. These benefits are strength improvement and increasing bone, muscle, tendon, and ligament strength and toughness. As a result, a reduction in the loss of muscle mass can occur. Additional benefits include: decreased risk of osteoporosis and increased bone density, improved joint function, increased metabolism, increased fitness, and improved cardiac function. Strength training has been directly linked to decreased pain, stress and depression, often resulting in reduced potential for injury. Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease was also reported through body fat reduction, lowering blood pressure, improving cholesterol profile, and lowering stress placed on the heart while lifting a particular load. In the end, the quality of life of individuals with a spinal cord injury can improve.

A helping hand – The Bill Fullerton Memorial Scholarship Program

Neurological injury and disease does not discriminate. Chronic injury and disease is expensive. Our scholarship program seeks to eliminate economic barriers that would limit someone from receiving the training they need. Learn more about Bill Fullerton HERE.

Volunteer Opportunities

Join our team! We rely on the energy, skill, and passion of people like you to make life better for people with neurological injury or disease. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about our mission and who want to make a difference. Please contact us today to learn more about our volunteer opportunities.

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Supporters of The 34 Project share our commitment to fighting neurologic injury and disease and increasing public awareness of this condition.

You can help advance our mission to make life better for people with neurological challenges by becoming one of our corporate sponsors. 

For more information please contact Tim Haws, Vice-President and Director of Institutional Giving.

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