Salomon has launched a limited-edition collection of trail running footwear and apparel that will directly benefit the Salomon Foundation, which aids mountain professionals.
The new range includes a Speedcross 5 trail running shoe, an Outline T-shirt and XA Twinskin short for men and an XA T-shirt and XA short for women, as well as an XA running cap. The collection features the colours of the foundation and all profits from the sale of the items will go directly to the Salomon Foundation.
Salomon Foundation aids mountain professionals
Founded in 1999, the Foundation aims to make everyday life easier and assist in the social and professional rehabilitation of competitors and mountain professionals who are physically disabled as a result of an accident or illness. The not-for-profit organisation also assist the families of deceased athletes and mountain professionals.
The Foundation has assisted mountain guides, ski safety patrollers, athletes, ski and climbing instructors, as well as canyoning guides. It has provided emergency allowances, financial aid for children’s educations, equipment such as wheelchairs and handicap accessibility to homes, and enabled sport participation.
Marie Accambray, director of the Salomon Foundation, said: “We are thrilled that Salomon decided to create this limited-edition series of trail running gear and we are thankful to the product teams at Salomon for developing it.
"As mountain sport lovers, we rely on people like ski patrollers and mountain guides to keep us safe, but they are exposed to risks in their professions. If they are injured and unable to earn a salary, it can leave them and their families in difficult situations.
"The Foundation comes to the aid of these people who protect us, or to the aid of their families in the case of death."
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