A Walk to Believe

This 5K charity walk on June 4, 2017 at Rutgers University's High Point Solutions Stadium, welcomes walkers of all ages and anyone with a motivational spirit who wants to show support for Eric LeGrand and the nearly 5.6 million people living with paralysis. Join us!

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Eric LeGrand Partners with Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to Launch Team LeGrand

SHORT HILLS, N.J. – September 13, 2013 – Eric LeGrand, the former Rutgers University football player who suffered a spinal cord injury during a football game in October 2010, will officially launch Team LeGrand, a partnership program with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, during the Scarlet Knights game against Eastern Michigan on Saturday, Sept. 14. Team LeGrand aligns with the Reeve Foundation's mission of helping individuals living with spinal cord injury and their families by supporting quality of life initiatives and emerging therapies.

LeGrand will announce the initiative during halftime when the Scarlet Knights will retire his former No. 52. This honor marks the first time in the team's 144-year history that a player's number will be retired.

"While I've been so fortunate in my recovery process, there are so many people living with spinal cord injuries who don't have access to the proper resources," says LeGrand. "By creating Team LeGrand, I'll be able to help all of those individuals on their road to recovery, and together we can achieve Christopher Reeve's dream of empty wheelchairs."

LeGrand is also a participant of the Reeve Foundation's NeuroRecovery Network® at Kessler Rehabilitation Institute in West Orange, N.J., where he receives locomotor training, a process that re-teaches the body how to walk using manual assistance by specially-trained physical therapists on a treadmill system.

To support Team LeGrand, text REEVE to 20222 to donate $5 or visit to become a member for a $52 donation. Members receive a Team LeGrand T-shirt, "bELieve 52" bracelet, subscription to Eric LeGrand updates and invitations to special events and volunteer opportunities.

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Eric LeGrand’s No. 52 will be retired by Rutgers football

From Rutgers University Football: Continuing to persevere and provide an inspiration to all, Eric LeGrand's No. 52 will be retired by Rutgers football in a halftime ceremony on September 14, 2013.

This commemorative 52 sign (pictured on right) in honor of Eric LeGrand Day, will be given out at the September 14th game. The #52 will be retired in a ceremony at halftime. Thanks Rutgers Football!

The Huffington Post: Eric LeGrand Speech: Paralyzed Former Football Player Speaks After Rutgers Retires No. 52 (VIDEO)
USA Today: LeGrand first to have jersey retired by Rutgers Politi: Eric LeGrand wants to use his jersey retirement ceremony to advance spinal-cord awarenessRutgers planning a "surprise" for Eric LeGrand jersey retirement ceremony on SaturdayRutgers NT Isaac Holmes expecting emotional moment for Eric LeGrand's jersey retirement ceremony Eric LeGrand has always been held in high regard by fellow Middlesex County native David Milewski

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Eric in the News

New York Times: How to Stay Positive by Eric LeGrand
Eric LeGrand finds freedom as he finally returns to his Avenel home
Fourth annual Juice List of 25 most influential people in New Jersey sports topped by Eric LeGrand

Rutgers Magazine: True Believer

Eric LeGrand featured by Subway- Announcement of Subway partnershipCommercial from Subway’s YouTube page

USA Today: Eric LeGrand speaks at the Busch Campus Center Multipurpose Room as part of "Civility Abilities I: We Believe in Eric LeGrand." Photo gallery.

Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2012 ESPYS- Announcement of LeGrand to be honoredVideo: package before awardVideo: Eric LeGrand receiving the Jimmy V Award at the 2012 ESPYs Bucs sign paralyzed former Rutgers DT Eric LeGrand

Sports Illustrated: Fans' Choice, Best Moment of 2011

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