I have volunteered many times at the SCS Golf Tournament and Auction as it's a very well run event and gives me a change of perspective - their motto is "Cure, Not Care" and every cent they raise goes to the research of curing spinal cord injuries. SCS is a large grass roots organization linked by a monthly Newsletter, and thousands of members throughout North America and other countries. Its goal is cure of chronic spinal cord injury paralysis. SCS is an organization of the spinal cord injured, their families and friends, and dedicated scientists and physicians who are aiming at the ultimate goal of cure through improved treatment and research.
Here is a link to their website: http://www.scsnw.com/