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Being in a wheelchair can't slow resident from organizing

The Remington benefits have raised so much from such a remote area that Scott and his sister were invited to meet Reeve and his wife shortly before his death. This year the eighth annual Spinal Cord Research Benefit will be held on Saturday, March 24 from 1 p.m. until everybody goes home. The benefit boasts even more fun and prizes at Jimbos on Brant Lake. Wed like to thank everyone for their support over the years, said Scott Remington. We deeply appreciate all the help and donations and we truly believe it is helping. Entertainment begins right away with Paradise North, Waldos Farm and Wendy Joy Hayes, lasting until almost 5 p.m. Amy Montgomery, who interviewed Scott at length about his accident, treatment, recovery and how his life has changed, will be on hand with her book, Just an Accident, which chronicles Scotts life from that fateful day in May of 1999 through the present. Karen Cahill from the Christopher Reeve Foundation will be at the benefit beginning at 1 p.m. as well. The guest speaker this year is Dr. Barada, one of Scotts many doctors, at 3 p.m. For the kids, Nellie the Clown will be clowning around all afternoon. A barbecue will begin at 3 p.m. and all the raffle drawings will begin at 5 p.m., with Totally Tuned DJ taking over at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds of the benefit, as always, will go to the Christopher Reeve Foundation. We work hard to get the word out, said Renee Smith, Scotts sister. We can stop the adverse effects of spinal cord injuries by increasing public awareness and helping to find a cure.

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