Global Rescue proudly sponsored the Kelly Brush Century Ride this past weekend, a charity cycling event that brings more than 600 riders to Middlebury, VT, every year. The event raised more than $250,000 this year to benefit the Kelly Brush Foundation.
The Kelly Brush Foundation is a non-profit organization that advocates for ski racing safety. It raises money for research to treat and cure paralysis due to spinal cord injuries, and funding to purchase adaptive ski equipment for families who may not otherwise be able to afford it. The Foundation is also a sponsor of the U.S. Adaptive Ski Team.
The century ride was started by the Middlebury College Ski Team in order to raise money to buy adaptive ski equipment for team member Kelly Brush, who was paralyzed as the result of a crash. The Brush family later opened the ride to the public in order to benefit their newly created Foundation.
On Saturday, a team of Global Rescue representatives (ski racers themselves) completed the 100-mile course.
Global Rescue is the official medical evacuation provider for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Teams and provides its services to many other ski academies and clubs throughout the country, whose athletes regularly travel for training, both domestically and internationally.