An active lifestyle fuels a healthy body and mind, allowing us to be the most full version of ourselves.
For those who have experienced a spinal cord injury, being active can feel out of reach. The obstacles are real: physical, financial, and even the belief it is possible.
The Kelly Brush Foundation (KBF) is dedicated to making active lifestyles a reality for those who have experienced a spinal cord injury. We offer the inspiration to believe and the grants to enable anyone to buy the equipment they need to get out and go. But the KBF funds more that just recreation, because when you’re out there on the hill, road or trail, as your heart rate rises and you feel the wind on your face, disability fades away. An active lifestyle forges connections with others — both new friends and old, in and out of a chair.
The KBF was founded by Kelly and her family after Kelly was injured in 2006 at an NCAA alpine ski race. Since our founding, we’ve been committed to ski racing safety and will continue to advocate and provide resources so that every ski racer is training and competing on the safest possible venues.
The Active Fund
Through the Active Fund, we provide grants for individuals with paralysis caused by spinal cord injury to purchase adaptive sports equipment.
We partner with adaptive sports programs to create a better path from introduction to independence in sports for people with spinal cord injuries.
Ski Racing Safety
We are committed to preventing injuries like Kelly’s in the sport of alpine ski racing through equipment grants, advocacy, and education.
Kelly surprises new member of the KBFamily with a handcycle
In November of 2017, Kelly surprised a new member of the KBFamily, Bridget, by bringing her new handcycle right to her door.
The Meaning of Our Partnership with the Killington World Cup
The Kelly Brush Foundation partnered with the Killington World Cup to bring the conversation of safety to the front of a world class event.
Marc's Ride - Experience the Kelly Brush Ride
Experience the Kelly Brush Ride from the perspective of a rider and fundraiser, Marc, who has been participating in the Ride for years.
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Your support means someone with a spinal cord injury can overcome the financial and emotional barriers to getting active. Sport is a powerful equalizer! Help us give that gift.Donate