According to National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, there are about 17,500 new Spinal Cord Injury cases every year? First year cost could be as high as $1 million and expected life time costs could be up to $5 million.
Spirit of the Pack is a 501(c)(3) organization inspired by Kate Strickland, an avid cyclist, with a mission to assist individuals living with spinal cord injury, their families, and organizations that support them. Kate was a college freshman enjoying that exhilarating sense of freedom many get while living away from home for the first time but on October 1, 2013, tragedy struck and her life was forever changed. Kate was riding her bike in Austin, training for the University of Texas Cycling Team when she was hit by a car. Kate suffered a broken neck from the accident and after surgery, extensive hospital stays and therapy (including participating in the Neural Recovery Network at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston); she was left quadriplegic, paralyzed from her upper chest down and unable to use her wrists or hands. There are many others besides Kate living with spinal cord injuries and we want to support those individuals, their families and organizations that support them in meeting their daily challenges and searching for a cure.
Become a Spirit of the Pack Ambassador today. The Program provides an avenue of support for the Spirit of the Pack (a 501c3 organization) mission to assist individuals living with spinal cord injury, their families and organizations that help them. Ambassadors represent Spirit of the Pack and help raise awareness regarding challenges and expenses related to spinal cord injuries, and raise funds through events they undertake - whether they are running, triathlon, cycling or other endeavors. As a Spirit of the Pack Ambassador, you receive a free custom trucker hat, get early access to custom Spirit of the Pack bike kit, and receive a free entry for Kate's Ride - a beautiful ride through quiet countryside of Texas.
Join the team and start your fundraiser to support the cause!