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Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson, Professional Athlete and Advocate for Spinal Cord Injury Treatment, Signs on as Advisory Board Member of Store-A-Tooth™ Dental Stem Cell Banking

Lexington, MA (PRWEB) September 19, 2013

Provia Labs’ Store-A-Tooth™, a stem cell banking project specializing in dental stem cell preservation, recently announced the appointment of Boyd Melson, world-class athlete and strong advocate for spinal cord injury research, to their advisory board. Melson brings his big heart and passion for improving the lives of those dealing with spinal cord injury to the team of dedicated advisors who help shape Provia’s mission and services.

Melson is a gifted professional boxer who donates all of the money that he earns in the ring to spinal cord injury research. His advocacy efforts have been profiled on Emmy Award winning HBO series Real Sports,, Sports Illustrated and Yahoo. He is a founder of the organization Team Fight to Walk, which through professional boxers and other athletes raises money for JustADollarPlease, which supports efforts to bring clinical trials of adult stem cell treatments for spinal cord injury to the United States.

“In the United States alone, where a spinal cord injury occurs every 43 minutes, there are 300,000 people living with the tragic after-effects,” said Melson. “Of those, 40,000 are US Armed Forces Veterans. The exploding field of regenerative medicine holds great promise for the treatment of these injuries. My dearest friend in this world, Christan, who is the inspiration behind my passion for all things relating to spinal cord injury treatment, lives every day with the challenges resulting from a spinal cord injury. I have experienced firsthand, in her case, how adult stem cells can improve the quality of life. I live to help Christan and others like her.”

Boyd continues, “I am really pumped about being an Advisor to Store-A-Tooth, whose mission is to help the world prepare for a future where adult stem cells have changed medicine as we know it. Everyone should be banking their cells.”

"We are thrilled to have Boyd on our Advisory Board,” said Provia Labs CEO Howard Greenman. He brings a boundless passion and devotion to advancing the public’s awareness of the potential of adult stem cells and regenerative medical treatment. “His heartfelt insights about the effects of accidents like spinal cord injury, and his advocacy for the needs of people living with the chronic condition, are a constant inspiration to us all here at Provia Labs."

As an amateur boxer, Melson won the 48th World Military Boxing Championship gold medal in the 69 kg. weight-class, and is a four-time All US Army champion, three-time US Armed Forces champion and three-time NCBA All-American boxer. He won gold medals at the All Army Boxing Championships twice and at the Armed Forces Boxing Championships twice. He won a bronze medal at the 2005 US Amateur Boxing Championships, and a silver medal at the 2006 U.S. National Championships. Melson turned professional in 2010, in order to raise money for spinal cord injury research. He serves as an Army Reserves Captain in the 1st Mobilization Support Group out of Fort Totten in Queens, NY. He is a Manhattan, NY resident.

Check the Store-a-Tooth website to see where Boyd will be speaking next on behalf of spinal cord injury treatment at Provia-sponsored events.

About Provia Laboratories, LLC
Provia Laboratories, LLC is a health services company specializing in high quality stem cell biobanking (the collection, transport, processing, and cryogenic storage of biological specimens). Its dental stem cell banking service, Store-A-Tooth™, gives parents the option to store stem cells today to protect their children’s health tomorrow. Store-A-Tooth preserves stem cells from baby and wisdom teeth that would otherwise be discarded, so parents can be prepared for advances in stem cell therapies that someday may help treat conditions such as type 1 diabetes, spinal cord injury, heart attack, stroke, and neurological disorders like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

For more information about Store-A-Tooth™ dental stem cell banking, please call 1-877-867-5753 or visit us at or ‘Like’ Store-A-Tooth on Facebook.

About Grace Century, FZ LLC
Grace Century FZ LLC is an International Private Equity Consultant located in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates specializing in conducting due-diligence for its group of international members. Grace Century also assists firms in the development and execution of “game changing” ideas in the life sciences industry. Utilizing its vast network, Grace Century assists in capital formation, market penetration, joint ventures and brand development.

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