SHORT HILLS, NJ, September 25, 2009 — On what would have been Christopher Reeve's 57th birthday, Life Rolls On Foundation (LRO) and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation have announced a merger. Effective immediately, Life Rolls On Foundation, based in Los Angeles, will serve as the West Coast headquarters and division of the Reeve Foundation.
In his lifetime, actor Christopher Reeve was best known for his role as “Superman” on the silver screen. But he also was a real-life superhero to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, an organization he helped found after a horseback-riding accident left him paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. The organization is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding research and to improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis.