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According to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation audit of December 31, 2016 (Note 6, Direct Mail Program):

"The Foundation conducts a Direct Mail Program (the 'Program'), the purpose of which is to increase public awareness and support for the Foundation's mission to provide research to find a cure for spinal cord injuries and improve the quality of life of those affected. For the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, the Program generated revenues of $804,570 and $863,193, respectively...and expenses of $389,508 and $325,229, respectively..."

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