As part of the celebration the Foundation has completed its education program in endeavour to prevent spinal cord.  Our aim is also to raise $1 million for the proposed imaging project mentioned below.  We look forward to your financial help to make the year a memorable milestone.


In our continued endeavour to find a cure for Spinal Cord Injury the best method is still prevention through education and awareness.

The Foundation has both primary and secondary school programmes available on the internet and they explain how one can have fun, there are dangers in everyday life and if something goes wrong what to do. Please visit the site at to learn more about what a spinal cord is, the causes of spinal cord injury and participate in the various games on both sites.


The Neil Sachse Foundation (NSF) is investing in research at the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), THE University of Adelaide and the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

The project will study imaging of the spine using positron emission tomography (PET). PET is an imaging technique that produces three-dimensional images by detecting gamma rays emitted by radiopharmaceuticals. The new cyclotron at SAHMRI gives local researchers the ability to source a range of radiopharmaceuticals previously not available.

New PET imaging techniques for the spine are expected to revolutionise the diagnosis and prognosis of spinal cord injury and other spinal pathologies by:

1. Providing a more accurate diagnosis at the time of injury to assist treatment decisions.

2. Providing a more accurate prognosis for the injury so patient expectations can be better identified.

3. Measuring functional response to treatment and identifying preferred treatments.

4. Measuring functional changes in the spinal cord over time.

5. Providing imaging services for clinical trials to see if a treatment has produced functional nerve growth or if any denigration has been caused.

Identifying differences in outcomes when transferring treatments would help fast track future development of any such research.

At present, assessment of spinal cord injury has never changed and relies on various archaic methods to assess the return of motor or sensory function which in most circumstances are imprecise and inaccurate.


Please consider the ways you can assist us in funding more research that would otherwise likely go unfunded.

Any contribution you can help us make is a real investment in hope.

CLICK HERE to donate today.

CLICK HERE to find out how you and your company can assist us in “Project Discovery” in 2015.

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