The Young and Brave Foundation began from LOVE. In 2009, founders Matt Coulter and Nathaniel Curran were hit with a devastating blow, when a loved one was diagnosed with the unthinkable: cancer. It was a complete shock to all, and no one knew quite where to turn. Not ones to sit on the sidelines, Nathaniel and Matt jumped into action; helping raise money to cover medical expenses, creating community awareness and offering support to their friend in need. It was the fight for life that occurred after the diagnosis that truly opened their eyes to the harsh realities of cancer. From this experience, Nathaniel and Matt’s passion for helping others was born.
In March of 2011 The Young and Brave Foundation received its 501(c)(3) non-profit status with the vision of helping young adults, children, and families diagnosed with all forms of cancer. This was a huge accomplishment and essential to the growth of the Foundation. Fulfilling this goal gave them the confidence to realize that they were on the right path. Fast forward to 2017; over a million dollars donated, hundreds of families supported and their just getting started! Nathaniel Curran, Matt Coulter, directors and countless volunteers each bring their own creativity, visions and goals to the Foundation. With every individual and family no matter the circumstance, they are dedicated to fighting alongside those young and brave.
It was the fight for life that occurred after the diagnosis that truly opened their eyes to the harsh realities of cancer.