The Young and Brave Foundation began from LOVE. In 2009, we were hit with a devastating blow. 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, we jumped into action; helping raise money to cover medical expenses, creating community awareness and offering support to our friend in need. It was the fight for life that occurred after the diagnosis that truly opened our eyes to the harsh realities of cancer. From this experience, our 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 and children diagnosed with all forms of cancer. This was a huge accomplishment and essential to the growth of the Foundation. Fast forward to 2018; over a million dollars donated and hundreds of families supported. The Foundation’s directors and countless volunteers each bring their own creativity, vision and goals to the Foundation. We are dedicated to fighting alongside every individual and family.
It was the fight for life that occurred after the diagnosis that truly opened our eyes to the harsh realities of cancer.