About Us

The Jim Passé Cure Paralysis Foundation was established in 2003 for the purpose of raising funds to support the advancement of education and medical research toward the final cure for paralysis.

The executive director, Jim Passé, currently is heading up a search for a Development Director and suitable Board members. A crew of over 100 volunteers is expected for this Event. The MBD is the Foundations first event and is relying on nationwide support for its success. Further fund-raising is expected to continue the work of the JPF until a cure for paralysis is found.

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The Magic of Jim Passe:
Jim Passé is a world famous Illusionist, much like David Copperfield, with appearances on NBC’s World’s Greatest Magic, Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas and theaters around the US. He also has the distinction of being the only illusionist to perform stage magic from a wheelchair.

Jim is also an attorney, working in the pharmaceutical field for over 25 years as well as his magic performances during the last 12 years. Jim currently performs most of his magic shows as fundraisers for various organizations related to medical issues, children and education and is now ready to tackle a world-class fundraising event that will obviously be of great interest to not only Jim and his condition, but to the millions who will benefit from the work of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.

Background on the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis:
The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami School of Medicine, is the world's largest, most comprehensive research center dedicated to finding more effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for paralysis that results from spinal cord injury.
The Miami Project was founded in 1985 through the vision and dedicated efforts of Dr. Barth Green, an internationally recognized expert in the field of spinal cord injury.

National attention focused on the Miami Project following the injury of football legend Nick Buoniconti's son, Marc. The Miami Project has assembled a broad spectrum of researchers, clinicians, and therapists whose expertise all relate directly to the problem of spinal cord injury and whose full-time focus is spinal cord injury research.

By uniting this broad range of knowledge and talents, the Miami Project team of scientists is accelerating the search for effective treatments for spinal cord injury.