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ABOUT US

The Josh Powell Foundation was founded in honor of 1LT William Joshua Powell by his loving wife, Fabi. At 25 years old, Josh was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called synovial sarcoma in his lower abdomen. This cancer took his life two years and 25 days later, just one month after he married the love of his life.

Fabi has made it her mission to create a legacy in honor of Josh using his story and vision to motivate and encourage others battling sarcoma cancer to be open about their battle, fight their fight, and Keep Going despite the odds stacked against them. This mindset creates a ripple effect, allowing the positive outlook of those facing adversity to continue to inspire others through their own personal battle. INSPIRING THE WORLD - ONE BATTLE AT A TIME.

JPF fulfills its mission by delivering "Powell-Packs" to newly diagnosed sarcoma patients on their first day of treatment providing hope, courage, and strength to these individuals as they take their first steps into a battle they should never have to face. Along with Josh's Keep Going statement, the Powell-Pack includes motivational and functional items that can be used on a daily basis as a constant reminder to Keep Going on the days they feel like giving up. Encouraging this positive outlook not only inspires the patient to not let cancer define them and steal their joy, it advances the mission of inspiring others through the patients own unique, personal journey.

 

"This statement is not just another saying or phrase to get you up in the morning. This is a statement saying that whatever it is that you are going through, whatever it is that is harming you or causing you ill, that you will persevere. This is a statement to those who hear you say this out loud that no matter where you are in life, if the hard times have you down, or if life is just kicking you in the ass, this is a statement saying that you will rise above. This is a statement that defines who we are as a human race. We do not stand on the sidelines and watch, we get back in the fight, in this amazing adventure we call life, and make the best out of it. This is a statement that is to remind you of where you have been before, and no matter what life throws at you, you will conquer it. So sit up straight, focus on the task at hand, and let all your worries go by the wayside. If you need motivation then say it out loud with me, “Keep Going!” No matter how small, always take that step to better yourself and accomplish your goals. The easiest way to succeed is to always take just one more step. What are you waiting for? Keep Going. Be strong when you are weak, be brave when you are scared, be humble when you are victorious, be badass everyday."

 

- Josh Powell

FEATURED BLOGS

June 13, 2017

6 months ago today you went to heaven. You were finally set free from all of the pain and sufferin...

May 27, 2017

Today, 05/27/2017, is the day that I was supposed to marry my best friend. He was supposed to be c...

May 13, 2017

After finishing the Medals of Honor 5k today I walked down to go see my man. When I arrived, this...

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EVENTS

Apr 30, 2019

7:30 PM - 11 PM

SONGNEST GUILDED: Josh Powell Foundation Benefit Concert Featuring Fashions By Lily Guilder

It's a concert! It's a fashion show! It's an art opening! It's a great cause!

Join us for a great night in support of the Josh Powell Foundation, founded by Fabi Powell to help sarcoma cancer patients and their families.

A one of a kind evening!

Gifted musicians performing their hit songs and walking the runway in Lily Guilder fashions created by Caitlin Stolley.

But that’s not all!

It's a curated show of local artists displaying their work. And to top it all off, artist Sam Luna will be creating an original piece to be auctioned off at the end of the night.

WHEN: April 30th, 2019

WHERE: The Crying Wolf, Nashville

TIME: 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Jul 28, 2018

8-10 PM

SING IT FOR SARCOMA

How would you feel about starting your weekend off listening to live music by 6 incredibly talented local artists, sipping on a beverage of your choice, while providing support to newly diagnosed sarcoma cancer patients...? Amazing! 

 

Come join us for our SING IT FOR SARCOMA writers round, benefiting the Josh Powell Foundation, in honor of Sarcoma Awareness Month! 

 

  • WHEN: Saturday July 28th (8:00-10:00 PM)

 

  • WHERE: Peyton Stakes (Germantown)

 

  • TICKET COST: Free! Limited space available. Reserve your spot by clicking on the ticket link! (Donations are appreciated)

 

*To learn more about JPF please visit:

www.joshpowellfoundation.org

Jun 02, 2018

9AM - 3PM

KEEP GOING for Sarcoma Cancer

Encourage newly diagnosed cancer patients to KEEP GOING by working out on June 2nd! You can participate locally at World Gym OR virtually in your own community. You DO NOT have to live in Nashville to participate! 

 

  • WHEN: June 2, 2018

  • WHERE: World Gym Music City OR participate in your own community virtually! 

  • HOW DOES IT WORK: Purchase a ticket. Work out on June 2nd anywhere in the world. Tell your friends and loved ones the reason behind your workout. Request their sponsorship in support of your efforts. (see "Get Sponsored" for more details)

  • TIME: Locals can show up at World Gym to work out anytime between 9:00AM and 3:00PM on the day of the event. Virtual participants will work out on their own schedule wherever they would like.  

  • TICKET COST: $5 ticket for World Gym Participants, $10 ticket for Virtual Participants (***The first 100 participants that sign up will receive a free Keep Going t-shirt and wristband!***)

 

 

EVENT DETAILS

The two participation options are: 

LIFTING: $ raised based off of Max Effort recorded from combination of Bench Press, Back Squat, and Deadlift

CARDIO: $ raised based off of Total miles logged from any combination of Treadmill (running or walking), Cycling, Elliptical, Rowing, or Climbing (Stairs)

 

GET SPONSORED: Just like a jog-a-thon in elementary school, we ask that you reach out to your friends and loved ones to support your efforts by pledging donations. Pledges can be made on an "amount per mile logged and/or lbs lifted" basis or can be collected at any time as a flat donation. Please visit www.joshpowellfoundation.org for the request for sponsorship letter to send out to your loved ones. (Every $30 raised allows us to gift a Powell Pack to a newly diagnosed sarcoma patient)

 

DON'T LIVE IN NASHVILLE OR CAN'T MAKE IT TO WORLD GYM? You can still participate! 

You will do so by purchasing a virtual participant ticket and work out anywhere you would like on June 2nd. Please show your support by documenting your efforts and posting them to your Facebook and/or Instagram page. Be sure to tag your sponsors as well as the @joshpowellfoundation with the hashtag, #keepgoing4sarcomacancer.

 

***100% of the proceeds will go to the Josh Powell Foundation* whose mission is, "INSPIRING THE WORLD - ONE BATTLE AT A TIME." 

We fulfill our mission by empowering the minds of newly diagnosed sarcoma patients, providing them with inspiration, encouragement, and motivation to KEEP GOING beginning on their first day of treatment through our "Powell Pack Program."

In order to provide a "Powell Pack" to the projected 1,000 newly diagnosed sarcoma patients that will be treated at MD Anderson Cancer Center this year, we will need to raise $30,000. Please help us reach our goal and fulfill our mission by signing up or donating today! Every dollar counts! 

*www.joshpowellfoundation.org

Dec 13, 2017

7PM

JPF LANTERN RELEASE

At Josh's funeral we released Chinese lanterns as a celebration of his life. Watching those lanterns float up into the night sky was pure magic. On December 13th, we will be celebrating the 1 year anniversary of Josh's passing. I couldn't think of a more beautiful way to remember him then to release these lanterns over the Liberty Park Marina in his honor like we did the night of his funeral. JPF will continue to do this as an annual tradition not only in Josh's honor but in honor of all of the lives taken by sarcoma cancer. I would like to invite anyone else who has lost a loved one to join in on this tradition. If you decide to join in please take photos or videos of your lantern release on December 13th and tag the Josh Powell Foundation and I will be sure to add them to our website and Facebook page along with a story honoring and remembering your loved one.

DATE: Wednesday, Dec. 13th

TIME: 7:00-9:00PM

PLACE: Liberty Park and Marina/ 1188 Cumberland Drive Ext, Clarksville, Tennessee 37040

Nov 04, 2017

RACE TO CURE SARCOMA, NASHVILLE

The Race to Cure Sarcoma™ series is finally in Nashville! This 5K Walk/Run is a family friendly event, organized by the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA). Our goal is to raise both awareness and resources for sarcoma research nationally through the SFA and locally through the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. The success of this effort depends on contributions from both organizations and concerned individuals.

DATE: Saturday Nov. 4th 
TEAM NAME: JOSH POWELL FOUNDATION
START TIME: 9:00am CDT
END TIME: 1:00pm CDT
PRICE: $25.00 Race Fee + $2.50 SignUp Fee 
REGISTRATION: Registration ends November 1, 2017 at 11:59pm CDT

Nov 04, 2017

POST RACE JPF BEER OLYMPICS

The JPF Beer Olympics will be hosted by Josh's best friend Dan McGue following the Race to Cure Sarcoma. If you are unable to attend the race please feel free to join our post race celebration that will include all you can drink beer provied by our wonderful host, outdoor tv playing college football, corn hole, flip cup, ring on a string etc. Come join in on the fun for an incredible cause!

DATE: Saturday, Nov. 4th

TIME: 3:00-6:00PM

PLACE: 4202 Murphy Rd Nashville, TN 37209
PRICE: $20 entry (all you can drink beer)

*** $20 entry & $30+ JPF Donation will get you a free JPF t-shirt!
*** Cash and Credit will be accepted at the door

Nov 05, 2017

8PM

BAD DAD JOKE BATTLE

WHERE: Headquarters Beercade 

114 2nd Ave S Nashville, TN 37201 United States

ATTIRE: Dress to impress 

DETAILS: 16 contestants* will be competing in a single elimination Bad Dad Joke Battle for a chance to win a $1,000 grad prize. The purpose of this event is to raise funds and awareness for the Josh Powell Foundation. Come join us to see who can holdout the longest without laughing at the worst jokes!

 

*Click the sign up button on the right to apply to be a contestant.

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© 2017 by the Josh Powell Foundation

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The Josh Powell Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization, IRS identification number 82-1464502. Donations made to the Josh Powell Foundation are tax deductible in the U.S.
 

DONOR PRIVACY POLICY: Josh Powell Foundation (JPF) takes donor privacy seriously and treats all financial information about any transaction you have with the JPF as highly confidential.
 

In addition, the JPF does not sell, trade or share a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.