The Young and Brave Foundation began from LOVE. In 2010, founders Nathaniel Curran and Matt Coulter 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) nonprofit status with the vision of helping young adults, children, and families with little ones 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. With many new opportunities coming their way they are humbled and excited for what the future holds.
Founders Nathaniel Curran, Matt Coulter and original board members Josh Curran and Frank Tesoro each bring their own creativity, visions and goals to the Foundation. With every individual and family the Foundation takes a direct step into your corner helping you and those you love beat cancer. No matter the circumstance, they are dedicated to fighting alongside those young and brave.
From the beginning the theme of the foundation has been LOVE. Cancer is one of the most difficult challenges anyone can face in their lifetime. “Always LOVE” has become their battle cry because with LOVE, absolutely anything is possible!