We Are the Breathe for Bea Foundation

The Breathe for Bea Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2017 in memory of Ashley “Bea” Briggs, who passed away earlier that year from complications of Cystic Fibrosis. Bea loved strong and was loved by so many, and it is this love that drives us to work tirelessly to keep her name alive and honor the incredible legacy she left, while at the same time achieve our Foundation’s mission of helping to make the lives of CF patients and families living in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, as well as the U.S., who are battling this life threatening disease more manageable.

We provide financial assistance to help lessen the burden of the costs that come with treating CF, as well as hospital care packages, scholarships to help those with CF achieve their dreams of a higher education, lung transplant aid, and through other efforts. We encourage you to learn more about our Foundation and Team Beastrong, its cause, as well as what we do, and give you many thanks for your interest and support!

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About Us

The Breathe for Bea Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2017 by the family of Ashley "Bea" Briggs. In early 2017, Bea passed away after a courageous fight against complications brought upon by Cystic Fibrosis, a progressive, genetic disease which affects the lungs and digestive system, at the age of 29. She passed at Children's Hospital in Boston, MA at sunrise, with her family and friends at her ...
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Our Mission

The mission of the Breathe for Bea Foundation is to help individuals with Cystic Fibrosis, as well as families who have a loved one with CF to care for, fight this disease by providing financial aid to help alleviate the burden of medical costs that come with treating CF, scholarships to help those with CF achieve their dreams of a higher education, hospital care packages, lung transplant aid, and ...
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How You Can Help

Would you like to support the Breathe for Bea Foundation’s cause and help us make a difference in the lives of those battling Cystic Fibrosis? Then please donate today! Every dollar counts and allows us to provide financial assistance to individuals and families affected by this disease to help lessen the burden of the day to day expenses that come with living with and treating CF, as well as educational scholarships, hospital care packages, lung transplant aid, and more.

PLEASE DONATE TODAY

An additional way you can help is by shopping for Breathe for Bea Foundation fundraising items, including t-shirts, hoodies, Beastrong beach rocks, and more.

SHOP FUNDRAISING ITEMS

All money raised from individual donations and merchandise sales goes towards accomplishing our mission. To date, we have raised $21,000 and your generosity is greatly appreciated. Help us get to $100,000!

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You can also help out the Breathe for Bea Foundation in other ways, including becoming a volunteer or sponsor. Many thanks for your support.

 

Our Events

The Breathe for Bea Foundation also holds numerous fundraising events throughout the year in honor of Ashley “Bea” Briggs and to support the fight against Cystic Fibrosis. These events are integral to our efforts to raise funds which allow us to provide financial aid and support to those battling CF. In addition, Team Beastrong also participates in many other events in support of our Foundation and to remember Bea. So please check out our upcoming events below. We hope you’ll join us and show your support!

What’s Coming Up….

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Ashley / Bea’s Story

Our special girl Ashley “Bea” Briggs passed away from complications of Cystic Fibrosis at the age of 29. Bea was an incredibly beautiful, sweet, caring, and generous woman, to name just a few of her endearing qualities. She greatly impacted many lives, as evidenced by all the people who continue to keep her spirit burning bright. Learn more about our Foundation’s inspiration, Bea, whose legacy we strive to honor with the Breathe for Bea Foundation.

How You Can Get Support

We understand the hardships that come with living with, and treating, Cystic Fibrosis. The Breathe for Bea Foundation has many programs in place, all of which are focused on providing help and support to individuals with CF, as well as families that have a loved one with CF to care for, in their battle against this disease. These include:

  • Financial assistance to help with hospital bills, prescriptions, surgery costs, and more. Learn more about how to apply for financial aid from the Breathe for Bea Foundation.
  • Scholarships for individuals with Cystic Fibrosis who are looking to achieve their dreams of a higher education. Learn more about the Breathe for Bea Scholarship Program.
  • Hospital care packages for CF patients who are admitted into local area hospitals.
  • Financial aid to those who qualify to help with the costs associated with lung transplants. Learn more about how to apply for lung transpant assistance.
  • Learn more about our programs and the different ways you can get support from the Breathe for Bea Foundation.

Breathe for Bea Foundation Blog

Be sure to check out the Breathe for Bea Blog. Here you’ll find stories from family and friends about our deeply loved Ashley “Bea” Briggs, event recaps, Foundation updates, personal experiences with Cystic Fibrosis, recent Travel for Bea adventures, and a whole lot more. Take a look at our latest posts below.

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