"International Days" are celebrated to mark important aspects of human life and history. The International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) observes ‘Spinal Cord Injury Day’ on 5th September every year with the intention of increasing awareness amongst the general public. We believe that increased awareness of SCI will enable a more inclusive life for persons with disability, acknowledging both the challenges faced by people with SCI, but also the abilities and contribution people with SCI make to society. We believe that by raising awareness of the causes of SCI among the wider community there will be greater understanding of how SCI can be prevented, and the role everyone can play in achieving this goal.
The Inaugural Spinal Cord Injury Day was observed on 5th September 2016, with events organized in 24 countries across the globe. This year the Day will be celebrated with the theme ‘YES WE CAN’. The theme has been chosen to highlight the ability amongst disabilities of persons with SCI to be actors for prevention as well.
Visit the World SCI Day website.