MISSION: BACKBONES exists to help people with spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D) and their families connect with their communities. We do that by creating events and experiences that promote awareness and engage people of all abilities. 

OUR CORE VALUES:
Gratitude: Our organization is built on the efforts of staff, volunteers, donors, board members, ambassadors, and peer supporters. We acknowledge, appreciate and are thankful for the role of every person and hope everyone receiving is motivated to give back.

Leadership: We strive to be a leader in thought and practice among the SCI and disability community by fostering strong leaders and advocates nationwide.

Empowerment: Providing each other with resources, information and tools to increase autonomy and self-determination within our network as individuals and a group.

Responsibility: A sense of duty to those we serve, our peers and ourselves. Accountable for our actions and commitments we have made. Because we said we would.

Innovation: We continue to challenge the way we think and our methodology-  we are open to new ideas and flexible to new processes. Stay fresh!