Our Sponsors


We believe in hope. We trust in science.
Since Craig H. Neilsen Foundation was established in 2002, we have funded programs supporting spinal cord injury (SCI) research and rehabilitation. These programs include funding for basic scientific study, co-sponsoring the first-ever national SCI Summit, and underwriting a fellowship to train physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors.

Our Foundation believes it is important to consolidate SCI research efforts, where great progress has been made in recent years. In doing so, we can make a greater impact with our funding. While we will still continue to fund other charitable programs, our ultimate goal is to find a cure for SCI. We trust that science will lead us there.

The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation

Phoenix Suns Basketball is a member of the National Basketball Association and a proud sponsor of Banner Phoenix Wheelchair Suns.

Phoenix Suns
Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association

The Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with spinal cord injuries. We also offer support and education to family members, professionals, and community members.

Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association
AZ Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America

Still serving our Nation…
Who We Are:

We are a Veterans Service Organization chartered by the United States Congress. We are a 501 (c) 3 Non Profit Organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. We serve US military veterans who endure Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and (SCD) Spinal Cord Disease/Dysfunction.

What We Do:

The mission of the Arizona Chapter paralyzed Veterans of America is to improve the quality of life of U.S. military veterans and all who have experienced Spinal Cord Injury, Disease/Dysfunction through advocacy for proper health care, communication, education, and promotion of sports.

Why We Are Different:

PVA WAS originally formed in 1946, the Arizona Chapter was incorporated in Arizona in 1967. The PVA and its’ Chapters were Chartered by the United States Congress in 1971. This Charter entitles the APVA the right and responsibility to inspect and deal with hospital, clinics and VA Systems here in Arizona to ensure the best care and resources are supplied under the current laws to Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury, or Dysfunction such but not limited to MS (Multiple Sclerosis) or ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). We have National Service Officers that provide free claim services and we do not charge the Veteran, the VA or anyone else for these services.

AZ Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America
Banner Health

Our Nonprofit Mission:
As the leading nonprofit provider of health care in every community we serve, Banner Health is deeply committed to our mission: “To make a difference in people’s lives through excellent patient care.”

  • One of the largest nonprofit hospital systems in the country.
  • Twenty-three acute-care hospitals and health care facilities.
  • More than 36,000 employees
  • We operate in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming.
  • We are based in Phoenix, Ariz. Our address is 1441 N. 12th St. Phoenix, AZ 85006.
  • We provide more than $110 million a year in charity care.
  • Unpaid cost of public programs, Medicaid and other indigent care programs: $176 million
  • Total cost of the community benefit and the unpaid cost of Medicare – $381 million
Banner Health
Arizona Bridge to Independent Living

Empowering People with Disabilities for Over 30 Years!

Independent living and advocacy by, and for, people with disabilities.

Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL) is Arizona’s largest center for Independent Living. ABIL offers and promotes programs designed to empower people with disabilities to take personal responsibility so they may achieve or continue independent lifestyles within the community.


Arizona Governor’s Council on Spinal and Head Injuries

The Arizona Governor’s Council on Spinal and Head Injuries was established in 1992 to enhance the health, safety, and quality of life for children and adults with spinal cord injuries (SCI) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI), their families and communities.

AZ Head & Spine Injuries