180 Medical was pleased to support a great
run/walk/roll event earlier this month on October 6, 2013. Bryon’s Run to Cure
Paralysis, an annual event resulting from the partnership between Carroll University and the Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation
, raises money
and awareness for those living with paralysis.
We also recently supported BRPF’s recent “This Is How We
Roll” Fashion Show Fundraiser on October 20, 2013. 180 Medical's Urologic Territory Specialist, Heather, was in attendance as well, who got to meet so many
amazing ladies, young and old. Even some state senators and the Lt.
Governor of Wisconsin, Rebecca Kleefisch, and State Representative Joe
Kleefisch were in attendance. This amazing event was organized and created by Jenny
Addis, who was injured in a car accident in 1997 and has been a friend of the
BRPF for some time. Each of the participating models in the fashion show were
affected by paralysis.
The Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation (BRPF) was founded to
further medical research to find a cure for paralysis and also to assist those
with spinal cord injuries
and others struggling with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other
neurological disorders. After an accident in 1998 left Bryon paralyzed from the
chest down, his loved ones put together a fundraiser to help him through the
difficult transition, which then transitioned into a full-fledged foundation in
2001 to help others who, like Bryon, are faced with the difficult situation of
Of course this organization’s goal is close to 180 Medical’s
heart, as our own CEO, Todd Brown, is also paralyzed from the chest down due to
a devastating motocross accident that occurred in 1994. When Todd came home
from the rehabilitation facility following his accident, he realized how
difficult it was to adjust to his new life in a wheelchair – not to mention
dealing with constant urinary tract infections
on top of that! When some good friends introduced to him
to intermittent catheter products that are specifically designed to reduce the risk of UTIs
, and Todd’s health did a 180, it was only a little bit later that he
decided to create 180 Medical – a company with a specific mission to provide
unparalleled service, top quality products, and education. You can learn more
about Todd’s story here on YouTube
Bryon’s Run to Cure Paralysis and the “This Is How We Roll”
Fashion Show Fundraiser were both great successes, and we’re so glad to be a
part of continuing support for those living with paralysis.
About the Author:
Jessica has worked for 180 Medical
years and currently holds the title of Purchasing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such
fun, caring company! She loves writing, music, and spending time with
friends and family.