LoveYourBrain June Newsletter
Kevin Receives National Neurotrauma Society Award!
Awarded to Kevin Pearce in recognition of his significant contribution to public awareness of Neurotrauma as a health issue.
Last weekend was the 4th annual Frendly Gathering at Timber Ridge Mountain in Windham, Vermont. If you were there, you know what a special weekend it was, and for those of you who couldn’t make it, we hope you’ll try to join us there next year! Jack and Danny and the Frends crew put on an amazing weekend.
New this year to the Frendly Gathering was the LoveYourBrain Den where all of our Frends at the gathering were invited to join us for meditation, yoga and mindfulness. It was such a wonderful opportunity for us to share our mission with everyone at the Gathering and offer tea to anyone who stopped by!
Burr & Burton Academy:
In June, Kevin was invited to be the commencement speaker at Burr & Burton Academy, celebrating the class of 2014. Kevin was not only honored to have the opportunity to speak, marking his first high school graduation speech, but the students of Burr & Burton honored Kevin and LoveYourBrain by pledging to make a contribution to the Foundation to support the work we do. “It was such an honor to be invited to speak in front of so many amazing graduates. It was a really moving experience for me. Thank you Burr & Burton students and faculty!”- Kevin Pearce
LoveYourBrain wants to give a quick shout out of thanks to the Burr & Burton Academy graduating class of 2014 and faculty for your generous contribution!
Kevin in Denver, Advocating for Safety:
Kevin made is way to Denver this month to partner up with Craig Hospital to share the Love Your Brain message and advocate for safety. As you may all know well, Kevin’s life was saved thanks to wearing a helmet, and he is a passionate advocate for kids, teens and adults alike making the brain healthy choice to protect their melons by wearing helmets.
This 5-week campaign begins in July and will promote personal safety choices to help reduce the occurrence of spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries, i.e., wear a helmet, don’t text and drive, check the depth of the water, etc., and raise awareness that people who have sustained spinal cord or traumatic brain injuries are able to live a full life. The campaign will be conveyed through television commercials, billboards, radio commercials, online storytelling, and social media.
The Love Your Brain Family Keeps Growing:
We at LoveYourBrain are so excited to have Courtney Ruoff join our family. She’s been a dedicated member of the family for a while now, but has officially joined the team just over a month ago. Courtney not only is helping us to grow and continue to develop new and exciting projects, but she was instrumental in helping to make the Frendly Gathering and the LoveYourBrain Den such a success. Courtney, we couldn’t be happier to have you on board!
The Congressional Traumatic Brain Injury Task Force Invites You to a Screening of “The Crash Reel”
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
6:00-8:00 PM, Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2103
Featuring a discussion with Kevin Pearce, retired professional snowboarder and Adam Pearce who together created the LoveYourBrain Foundation, Inc.
Pearce family will speak at the National Down Syndrome Convention in Indianapolis
(LoveYourBrain will have a table set up at Table #46)