Archive Diver: BBQ for Fallen Cop Benefits Fund to Cure Paralysis

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via Miami New Times archives week of October 19 - 25, 1988
This week we bring you an event write-up in an old section of the Miami New Times called The Wave. The above promotion is for a 1988 barbecue that served chicken and ribs in memory of a murdered cop, and to benefit the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis.

Detective Cheryl Weiner Seiden, a seven-year veteran of the force, was murdered in 1982 by a purse snatcher who followed her car from 8th street to Kendall as she and two friends returned home from dinner. Seiden pulled her gun and was shot twice. One bullet lodged in her neck and paralyzed her. She died two weeks later from respiratory complications.

The Marc Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis is still around today, they are a force, and they recently raised $6.3 million (and an additional $10 million for the Miami Project) at the 24th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner.

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