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Josh Powell Foundation Memorial 5K

Sun December 13, 2020


This is a virtual race that can be run anywhere.


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.

The Josh Powell Foundation was, and always will be, inspired by 1LT William Joshua Powell. A strong, courageous, 27-year-old Army Ranger who NEVER let cancer win. Cancer may have taken Josh’s life on December 13, 2016, but Josh definitely didn’t lose that battle. 
Josh's mission was to inspire others. He wanted someone to say, “Because of Josh Powell, I didn’t give up.” He fiercely believed in the power of the mind and staying positive in the face of adversity. Throughout his battle with cancer, Josh never lost hope and never stopped living. Josh continued to set goals, even after being told he was dying. Josh Powell was a warrior until the very end and that’s what he would want for all of us.

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