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August 21, 2019

The Beach Reimagined

Sabrina Cohen Foundation promotes accessibility—and fun—far beyond the shoreline of Miami Beach.

December 21, 2018

Leading Architects’ Best Pro-Bono Projects Opening in 2019

Around the world, top architects are investing in beautiful passion ventures for sustainability and the greater good. The Sabrina Cohen Foundation Adaptive Recreation Center makes the list.

August 1, 2018

An Ocean of Therapy

For volunteers from the Miller School of Medicine Dept. of Physical Therapy, Adaptive Beach Days are about fun, sun, water—and helping dreams come true

October 31, 2017

‘This is a moment in history’: Miami Beach OKs seaside facility for the disabled

After years of false starts and failed proposals, beachgoers and Miami Beach residents with disabilities will get a new facility that will give them easier access to the beach. Over opposition from many neighbors, commissioners approved an agreement wi …

July 26, 2017

Seaside facility for disabled gets initial commitment from Miami Beach

Miami Beach has committed a portion of a beachside parking lot in Mid-Beach to build a facility where people with disabilities can store equipment necessary for them to go in the ocean and provide fitness programs. The 6-1 vote marked a victory for the …

July 25, 2017

Miami Beach considers seaside facility for disabled. Neighbors say build it elsewhere:

For years after Helen Swartz moved to Miami Beach in 2011, she was saddened by the fact that she couldn’t go for a swim at the beach. In a wheelchair because of multiple sclerosis, she finds it a challenge to enjoy the beach the same way so many able-b …

April 4, 2017

Disabled beachgoers enjoy adaptive beach days near Allison Park in North Beach

Dozens of disabled South Florida residents packed Miami Beach’s North Beach on Sunday for the first 2017 Adaptive Beach Day. Adaptive Beach Day, hosted by the Sabrina Cohen Foundation, allows disabled South Florida residents the opportunity to swim in …

September 7, 2016

Reeve Spotlight: Sabrina Cohen Foundation

When you think of Florida, chances are, the beach is one of the first things that comes to mind. With more than 600 miles of beaches, the state’s sandy shores are enjoyed by more than 80 million visitors each year. Yet, for people living with paralysis …

May 21, 2015

Ocean Drive Magazine

“Sabrina Cohen turned tragedy into triumph by starting a foundation that has made it possible for people with disabilities to enjoy the beach.”

October 20, 2014

Steve Guttenberg brings star power help others on Miami Beach

Mayor Philip Levine, Ed Tobin and Micky Ross Steinberg give Actor Steve Guttenberg the Key to the City of Miami Beach and recognizes the Sabrina Cohen Foundation’s “Beach for All’ while spinning at Flywheel Sports – Miami Beach.

September 24, 2014

Beach Buzz: New adaptive beach and playground to open in Miami Beach

Confined to a wheelchair since a high school auto accident, Cohen, 36, runs the Miami Beach-based Sabrina Cohen Foundation, which strives to improve the quality of life for people living with paralysis and other disabilities.

September 21, 2014

Miami Beach Debuts Adaptive Beach For Those With Disabilities

MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – Living in South Florida, going to the beach is a fun, relaxing, activity people love doing when they are not at work. Except for those with physical disabilities or paralysis who rely on a wheelchair. The sand makes it extremel …

September 21, 2014

Miami Beach Debuts Adaptive Beach For Those With Disabilities

MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – Living in South Florida, going to the beach is a fun, relaxing, activity people love doing when they are not at work. Except for those with physical disabilities or paralysis who rely on a wheelchair. The sand makes it extremel …

July 23, 2014

A Celebration Of Women: La Femme … en Noir et Blanc

Photographer Henry Perez’s New Exhibition Features His Campy Take on Fifty of Florida’s Fabulous Females Benefits The Sabrina Cohen Foundation for Individuals Living with Paralysis

June 26, 2014

Grants bring skating, gardening and groovin’ to Miami’s public spaces

The Sabrina Cohen Foundation will use an Our Miami grant towards what its entry describes as the city’s first fully handicapped-accessible beach. A wheelchair mat would lead to a patio landing with assistive beach chairs and adaptive kayaks and flotati …

June 26, 2014

Sabrina Cohen wins grant to establish accessible ‘Beach for All’

It’s been 21 years since Sabrina Cohen’s feet have touched the sand of her native Miami Beach, but this is soon to change, thanks in part to the grant her foundation received on Tuesday. Cohen accepted the $15,000 grant at a special ceremony for the 18 …

January 23, 2014

Woman Paralyzed In ’92 Drag Race Near Justin Bieber’s Arrest Site Speaks Out

Yahoo Sports, The Post Game. Justin Bieber’s night of drinking and drag racing in Miami ended in charges of drunken driving and resisting arrest. As Sabrina Cohen knows all too well, it could have been much, much worse.

October 11, 2013

Fitness-themed fundraiser to help woman knockout paralysis

Miami Beach-based nonprofit Sabrina Cohen Foundation has organized a fundraiser with the aim of raising $5,000 to award a fitness scholarship.

March 5, 2013

The American Red Cross presents 11 outstanding women leaders who will be receiving the Sara Hopkins Woodruff Spectrum Award

The American Red Cross presents 11 outstanding women leaders who will be receiving the Sara Hopkins Woodruff Spectrum Awards for Women during a luncheon on March 5th at the InterContinental Miami Hotel. The honorees serve as exceptional examples of the …

December 5, 2012

Sabrina Cohen honored for providing inspiration and raising awareness at the 2012 World Stem Cell Summit

Last night the World Stem Cell Summit honored Sabrina Cohen with its Inspiration award for her remarkable work in raising awareness about stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine.

December 4, 2012

South Florida residents honored for stem cell advocacy

When Sabrina Cohen was just 14, she did what any teenager might do without thinking: But the drag-racers crashed leaving Cohen with a spinal cord injury. Now 34, Cohen will receive the “inspiration award” Tuesday night for her stem cell advocacy from t …

September 11, 2012

Sabrina Cohen nationally recognized by SELF Magazine

Miami Beach Community News Chamber member Sabrina Cohen is a winner in SELF magazine’s “Women Doing Good” contest and is heading to New York City to be honored at a celebrity awards dinner, where Sabrina will receive $10,000 for her nonprofit organizat …

September 9, 2012

Local life coach sets inspiring example

Sabrina Cohen plans to graduate from the University of Miami in February as a Certified Professional Life Coach. She is a regular visitor at area schools, invited to encourage students to be themselves and to “trust their gut.”

June 16, 2012

Prom with a Purpose

Fienberg-Fisher K-8 Center’s eigth-grade prom raised $3,200 for the Sabrina Cohen Foundation for Stem Cell Research.

February 11, 2012

Miami Beach honors Sabrina Cohen for America Inspired win

Miami Beach Mayor Matti Bower and the city commissioners honored Sabrina Cohen this week for winning $10,000 in the “America Inspired” contest.

January 9, 2012

Paralyzed as a teen, Sabrina Cohen fights to cure others

Sabrina Cohen has performed stand-up comedy from a wheelchair, rolled the catwalk as a fashion model, and donned scarcely more than a bikini’s worth of body paint, all in the name of raising money for medical research.

November 28, 2011

The economics of stem cell research

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March 7, 2011

People to Know

The Miami Herald

December 24, 2010

Ring in 2011 with a stem cell calendar

The Scientist

December 23, 2010

Calendar doctor puts the heat in June

Palm Beach Post

July 14, 2010

Inaugural ‘Sailapalooza’ raises $9000

Coconut Grove Grapevine

December 6, 2009

American Health Hero

Sabrina Cohen is recognized by WebMD Magazine as a 2009