In Kelly’s Words – Summer Opportunities & Obstacles

Posted on June 22, 2022 to Blog

As summer arrives here in Vermont, the weather beckons you outside. Blue sky, light breeze, warm but not hot – there is nothing better! But even as I step outside and debate which activity I want to do that day, I think of the people who don’t have that option.  For those with a spinal […]

In Greg’s Words – #GregHasTheBestJob

Posted on May 24, 2022 to Blog

Where do I even start? The last six weeks have been a wild ride. I’ve had two trips, traveled to three states, worked with five incredible adaptive organizations, met 20 grant recipients, skied and mountain biked, visited too many food trucks, had lots of Shot Blocks, and visited the last Blockbuster in America. Oh yeah, […]

KBF staffers happily riding their bikes to work on a beautiful day in Burlington VT

Bike to Work: Making Greener Commuting Accessible

Posted on May 20, 2022 to Blog

May 20, 2022 is National Bike to Work Day, part of the League of American Cyclists Bike Month.  On this day, Americans are encouraged to ditch their cars and hop on their bike for their commute into the office.  At KBF HQ, we’re on our bikes any chance we get and a number of our […]

The 17th Annual Kelly Brush Ride is September 10!

Posted on May 18, 2022 to Blog

Burlington, Vermont (May 18, 2022) – It’s time to ride again! The Kelly Brush Ride powered by VBT Bicycling Vacations returns as an in-person event on Saturday, September 10 in Middlebury, Vermont. Riders who can’t make the in-person event can still participate by riding anywhere on the road or trail of their choice. Registration for […]

In Kelly’s Words – Edie Joins the Sore Club

Posted on April 26, 2022 to Blog

I often use this blog as a place to showcase something that we are doing at the KBF and the impact we are having. But I’ve also used it as a way to educate people on spinal cord injuries (SCI) and some of the hidden complications or struggles someone with an SCI can have. Today […]

GoalZero Giveaway Details

Posted on April 15, 2022 to Blog

We are excited to be offering our past grant recipients an opportunity to win a GoalZero Yeti 1500x Portable Power Station valued at nearly $2,000 to provide the juice for upcoming adventures! When KBF Grantee Quinn Brett set out to tackle the epic Tour Divide–riding 2,450 miles from Eureka, Montana, to Antelope Wells, New Mexico […]

2022 Spring Active Fund Facts and Figures

Posted on April 14, 2022 to Blog

As our Grants Committee digs into the applications we received for our Spring 2022 Active Fund grant cycle, here’s a look at some of the Facts and Figures that make up this pool of applicants. Of course for every statistic there are a wealth of incredible stories and people whose lives will be impacted through […]

In Kelly’s Words – Creating a Community of Women

Posted on March 28, 2022 to Blog

Last week we held A Night to Inspire in Boston, which is our celebration of the KBF’s impact and community. It was our first time back in Boston since 2019 (thanks a lot COVID!) so it was really fun to be back in-person doing this kind of fundraising event. (You can read the recap about […]

In Kelly’s Words – 16 Years

Posted on February 18, 2022 to Blog

  16 years. It’s been a whole person-who-can-drive since I had my spinal cord injury. Sometimes it feels like yesterday, sometimes the memories of before my injury seem so much more distant. But every year as February 18th approaches it allows me time to reflect on my life in a way that I don’t do […]