Invitation to Stem Cell Event


Note: Will Smith’s upcoming movie CONCUSSION focuses on football-caused injuries like paralysis and brain damage: an important subject. But what if patients and scientists fought back– against not only these injuries, but many “incurable” conditions? California did; that was what Proposition 71 was all about…

Dear Friend of Stem Cell Research:

Join us! October 14th, 11AM-1:00 PM, at the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, 210 King St., San Francisco, CA 94107.

October 14th is Stem Cell Awareness Day– and the official launch date of a new book by Don C. Reed: “STEM CELL BATTLES: Proposition 71 and Beyond: How Ordinary People Can Fight Back Against the Crushing Burden of Chronic Disease, with a Posthumous Forward by Christopher Reeve”.

Note: the first 25 attendees will receive a FREE COPY of Reed’s new book.

“Battles” tells the behind-the-scenes story of California’s stem cell program, inspired and led by the Bay Area’s own Bob Klein. A citizen’s initiative, Proposition 71, the stem cell agency was voted into law in 2004. It has funded $2 billion worth of research to fight chronic disease, to ease suffering and save lives.

Did California get its money’s worth, when it said YES to stem cell research?

Today, an astonishing 29 “incurable” conditions are in or near clinical trials, testing stem cells against paralysis, blindness, deafness, cancer, diabetes, and more.

Background: When Roman Reed, 19, became paralyzed in a college football accident, he and father Don C. Reed began a quest for cure: to raise research funds and preserve scientific freedom. The Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Act of 1999 paid for the first state funding of embryonic stem cell research in America, provided $17 million in state funding, and attracted $85 million more in federal funds. And Prop 71? The California stem cell program changed the world.

Join us in celebration of California’s “battle”—if we win, everybody wins.

Note: The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine is easy to find: accessible by BART, it is across the street from Monster Stadium, (formerly Candlestick Park) at 210 King St., San Francisco, on the third floor.

RSVP requested: Contact Don C. Reed at:

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