Dear Team Beam,
It is with mixed emotions that we announce that The Lauren Beam Foundation will be closing its books as of September 1, 2017. Our hearts are heavy knowing we will no longer be able to share our bi-annual runs with people who want to honor and remember Lauren by raising funds to help young people with cancer. However, we are incredibly proud that we have distributed over $110,000 to 35 people whose financial burdens have been eased with our help. Our recipients were fighters with a positive attitude reminiscent of Lauren. Those attitudes and our support helped them believe they could win their battle – and some, in fact, did.
You came, you ran, you volunteered, you donated. For that, we will be eternally grateful. All of the funds we raised were used to help people in need. Thank you for helping us reach our goals and for celebrating Lauren. There is no doubt that despite the Foundation closing its books, we will all continue to honor her amazing spirit.
The Executive Board of the Lauren Beam Foundation