Blue Grass, Wine Tasting, Money Wheels and More at The Annual Stompin' for the Cord Fundraiser

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August 31, 2010
Event to benefit the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute

(Baltimore, MD) - The 3rd Annual Stompin' for the Cord event will feature wine tasting, guided vineyard tours, silent and live auctions, a money wheel, and a 50/50 drawing, and will take place at Boordy Vineyards in Hydes, Maryland, on Saturday, September 25. Guests will once again enjoy an evening of country style BBQ, wine, and bluegrass music.

Stompin' for the Cord is a fundraiser organized by co-chairs Dr. John W. McDonald, III, director of the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute, and Vickie Rosellini, a businesswoman, community activist, and patient at Kennedy Krieger. Following a traumatic injury at a construction site where she was volunteering, Vickie was left paralyzed from the waist down. While many experts told her she would be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of her life, Vickie was the first patient at Dr. McDonald's center at Kennedy Krieger and has seen remarkable improvements.

With limited federal research dollars, private funding is critical for spinal cord injury programs such as Kennedy Krieger's. All funds raised from this year's event will benefit individuals with spinal cord injuries at Kennedy Krieger Institute, enabling them to continue to receive the best-quality care and benefits of a therapy program.

What: 3rd Annual Stompin' for the Cord An event to benefit the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute
When: Saturday, September 25, 2010 5 - 9 p.m.
Where: Boordy Vineyards
12820 Long Green Pike
Hydes, MD 21082
Cost: $150 per person
For More Information: Visit or call 410-592-6142

About Kennedy Krieger Institute

Internationally recognized for improving the lives of children and adolescents with disorders and injuries of the brain and spinal cord, the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD serves more than 16,000 individuals each year through inpatient and outpatient clinics, home and community services and school-based programs. Kennedy Krieger provides a wide range of services for children with developmental concerns mild to severe, and is home to a team of investigators who are contributing to the understanding of how disorders develop while pioneering new interventions and earlier diagnosis. For more information on Kennedy Krieger Institute, visit

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