About The Beeler Foundation
When a member of the community needs help, a good neighbor lends a hand. That was Lou Beeler’s philosophy, and it’s the one and only mission of the foundation that bears his name.
Lou, a contractor and local high school coach, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2005. During the course of his treatment, Lou’s insurance company denied payment on his reimbursement claim. The emotional stress of fighting his illness was compounded by worry about mounting medical expenses.
Fortunately, Lou’s neighbors were there for him. Through the efforts of Lou’s church and other members of the larger community, some of his family’s financial needs were met. It was a show of support and togetherness that none of them would ever forget.
Unfortunately, Lou’s story is not an uncommon one. Many members of our community face health related financial crises, with no idea where to turn for relief. In today’s world of rising medical costs, the goodwill of our friends and neighbors may be all that we have to rely on in times of need.
Lou knew that, and that's why the foundation's work was so important to him. The organization combines his love of sports with the idea that we’re all part of a larger team, and we back one another up. The money we raise today will help neighbors facing catastrophic illness and financial ruin. With the help of our local health care institutions, we can all join the fight against cancer, and other diseases that threaten our community.
Lou passed away in the winter of 2009, but his legacy of generosity lives on in the Lou Beeler Foundation. Join us in realizing his dream of building a healthier, more secure community in Central Virginia. Look for ways to support the LBF financially through events, make a donation, or share your time in service for your fellow Virginians. We're all in this together.