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 through other efforts. By providing this assistance and support, it is our hope that we can lessen some of the stresses that can go along with living, and caring for someone, with Cystic Fibrosis.

breathe for bea foundation mission

Our funds are raised through individual donations, Breathe for Bea merchandise sales, and at numerous fundraising events throughout the year. These fundraisers include volleyball tournaments, paint nites, tributes and celebrations, just to name a few. These events are integral to our efforts of raising awareness of Cystic Fibrosis as well as funds for the Foundation – funds which allow us to help local individuals and families combat some of the overwhelming costs associated with CF, and hopefully make life with the disease a little easier.

The Breathe for Bea Foundation is run by a dedicated group of family and friends – Team Beastrong – of Ashley “Bea” Briggs, who passed away due to complications from Cystic Fibrosis in early 2017. We strive to remember her, and honor the legacy she left, through the efforts of the Foundation, while at the same time help others who have been affected by this life threatening disease. We are all united by this common goal.

We encourage you to have a look around our Foundation’s website, and give you many thanks for your interest and support! If you or your family, or perhaps somebody you know, is battling Cystic Fibrosis, please visit our financial assistance page to apply for aid. Or, learn more about the other ways you can get support from the Breathe for Bea Foundation.

Ashley at the Preakness