Snowboarder Kevin Pearce and two time Academy Award nominated filmmaker Lucy Walker are thrilled to announce the launch of the #loveyourbrain campaign, inspired by Kevin's dedication to his sport, his rise to the very top of it, his horrific fall, and his inspiring journey of getting back up from the bottom.
I was personally very saddened to hear about the passing of Caleb Moore and my deepest sympathies go out to his friends and family during this difficult time. It is a great loss to the community and to the sport.
– Kevin Pearce
Many people in the world outside of snowboarding came to know Kevin Pearce through news of the traumatic brain injury he sustained on the way to the 2010 Olympics. In stories he's been framed as Shaun White's greatest rival in halfpipe. But Pearce was more than that: He was (and still is) a snowboarder's snowboarder. ESPN photo gallery of Kevin Pearce, by Dean Blotto Gray.
Associated Press article in the Rutland Herald by Pat Graham.
Three years after his professional snowboarding career ended with a traumatic brain injury on the half-pipe, Pearce is in Park City, Utah, promoting The Crash Reel, a documentary from Lucy Walker that follows his recovery process. Interview by Mina Hochberg
Kevin Pearce featured in the Daily Details section of details.com.
This eye-popping, yet intimate, documentary directed by Academy Award nominated Lucy Walker uses years of vérité footage to expose the excitement, appeal, and the high stakes of participating in extreme-action sports.
“The Crash Reel” chronicles the epic rivalry between Kevin and Shaun White which culminates in a life-changing crash and a comeback story with a difference. Directed by Academy Award nominated Lucy Walker.
Kevin has just been nominated for the Action Sports Hall of Fame, the only hall of fame that lets the world decide which athletes are inducted each year. Show your support for Kevin by awarding him ten stars. You can vote for Kevin as many times as you wish.The first class of inductees will be announced January 2013.
I was unbelievably saddened to hear about Sarah Burke's passing. She was such a talented champion and an inspiration both on snow and in her life. We will miss her smile and everything she contributed to the sport of skiing. My thoughts are with her family and her husband at this time.
– Kevin Pearce
Bing featured Kevin's inspiring story during the NFC Championship game as well as the X Games coverage on ESPN.
AOL Video in which Kevin discusses his return to the slopes after a severe brain injury.
MSNBC Nightly News story by Kevin Tibbles.
People Magazine article by David Shira. Photo by Adam Moran.
Valley News interview with Jared Pendak. Photo by Peggy Vance.
USA Today article by James Sullivan, BNQT.com. Video report by Matt Redoux, 9News.
ESPN.com article by Colin Bane. Photo by Nicole Sangregario.
Denver Post article by Jason Blevins. Photo by Jack Dempsey/AP.
Huffington Pose/Associated Press photos, videos, and article by Eddie Pells. Photo by Jack Dempsey/AP.
On December 13, 2011, Kevin will be on snow for the first time since his accident with his frends, sponsors and fans in Breckenridge, CO. Video by Adam Pearce.
New York Times article by John Branch. Photo by Riccardo S. Savi/Getty Images.
Recognized for his courage in overcoming his injury and his advocacy for brain-injury awareness.
Washington Post article by Dave Sheinin. Photo by Matt McClain.
Australia's Pop Magazine article and cover.
Outdoor Magazine article by Jonah Lehrer.
Snowboard Magazine article.
Boston Globe article by Shira Springer.
Time for Kids article by Vickie An.
New York Times article by Matt Higgins. Photo by Lauren Ross.
Scholastic Storyworks article.
Snowboarder Germany article by Lars Barenfanger.
Snowboard Colorado article. Photo by Adam Pearce.
USA Today article by Vicki Michaelis. Photo by Dana Romanoff.
Sports Illustrated article by Justin Tejada.
Scholastic SCOPE article.
Transworld Snowboarding Japan article.
Rolling Stone Italy article by Fabio Schiavo.
Interview by WCAX-TV, Burlington, VT.
People Magazine article by Johnny Dodd.
Interview with his mother Pia Pearce on MSNBC's TODAY with Matt Lauer.
Letter from Kevin in Snowboarder Magazine.
Follow Kevin on Facebook.
ESPN.com article by Jesse Huffman. Photo by Alden Pellet/AP.
New York Times article by John Branch. Photo by Paul O. Boisvert.
Interview on MSNBC's TODAY with Tom Brokaw.
LA Times article by Kelly Burgess. Photo by Adam Pearce.
Sports Illustrated article by Austin Murphy.