A Cure is Inevitable!

For over 25 years the Morton Cure Paralysis Fund has been funding cure research for spinal cord injury. With the help of our donors and volunteers, each year we get closer to our goal, That All May Walk Again!

Our Story

When Peter Morton broke his neck in a bicycling accident in 1995, he was left paralyzed from the neck down and dependent on a ventilator to breathe. His friends rallied with a dream that All May Walk Again. Their small local golf tournament has grown into the Morton Cure Paralysis Fund which has now raised over $5 million and has funded spinal cord injury research around the world.

The Morton Cure Paralysis Fund supports cutting-edge ideas allowing researchers to develop the proof of concept data necessary to apply for multimillion dollar grants from the National Institutes of Health. This venture capital approach multiplies the impact of your donations many times over toward finding a cure for spinal cord injury.


We have traditionally hosted two annual golf tournaments, one in Minneapolis and one in Phoenix, to raise funds for spinal cord injury research. At this time however, we are moving away from being an event-based organization. Corporate and individual sponsorships are still available which provide advertisement in our annual report.

Christopher Reeve once said to me that hope is the first step. Without hope, we have nothing.”

Wise Young, Ph.D., M.D. – selected by TIME magazine as the nation’s top spinal injury research scientist.

Spinal Cord Injury Information

In addition to supporting research, the Morton Cure Paralysis Fund provides information on spinal cord injuries. Check out some of the topics we cover below.

SCI Information

An overview of spinal cord injury

Research Articles

Published research articles

Is a Cure Possible?

Commentary by Dr. Wise Young