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Hot Pepper Eaters Celebrate Fundraising when SPF raises $1,500,000

Join SPF Board Members and Others, on February 5, 2023 at 6:00pm, central time, Eat a Hot Pepper* Live on Zoom when SPF Raises $1,500,000.  *Please be aware the consumption of capsaicin can come with several health hazards — some mild, others potentially lethal. Please beware of your limitations!

You are invited to join and participate in a Zoom meeting as Hot Pepper Eaters Celebrate Fundraising when SPF raises $1,500,000

Time: Feb 5, 2023 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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SPF Vision

The day when all individuals with HSP or PLS are diagnosed, treated, and cured.


HSP and PLS are neurological disorders affecting the voluntary muscles. The disorders are progressive and may lead to patients being unable to walk, and more. The Spastic Paraplegia Foundation is dedicated to advancing research and finding cures for two groups of closely related, progressive neurological disorders: Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS) and Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP).

Learn about our process to fund research for HSP and PLS here.


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The Spastic Paraplegia Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, EINTax ID#: 04-3594491


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  • I've been dealing with Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia affecting my SPG7 for a very (very) long time and I was doing very well for myself. Then, recently, I joined a few support groups here in Ottawa and I found the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation and met a bunch of like-minded people. I put myself out there as an ambassador for Canada. Hopefully I can spread awareness, get other Canadians to join the Foundation and share my story with others.

    Linda Lafontaine