Who is BFF?


The Schwartz Family along with the BFF Executive Board and all of our amazing volunteers are so honored and driven to help families get through this unimaginable time in their lives.


Cancer is sadly a word we hear all too often. What makes it even worse is that it’s all too common to many children. We all know someone who has battled this disease and know the toll it takes on their family. After losing a wonderful man to the disease, we decided to do everything we could to help improve the lives of kids during and after cancer treatments along with their families.

Please help Be the Fight Foundation (BFF) give kids and their families the best fight possible!


Our Mission

Raise funds to help kids and their families fight cancer by giving them the support that is needed during and after treatment.

By working with the kids, their families and the facilities where they receive treatment, we can provide them with invaluable support so they can give their best fight possible against cancer

Our Vision

We want nothing more than to ease burdens, give them something to smile about and share more love than they ever thought possible.


Bruce (Beau) Schwartz 1948-2014

When you ask someone who their hero is they usually say someone famous but in our family, it's Beau. He was a man that filled the shoes of husband, father, grandfather, and friend to the fullest. 

He took the time to stay connected to everyone, stood up for what he believed in and worked hard his whole life. Cancer took him from us but the disease can't take the love he gave and the memories we hold dear to our hearts. We are proud to honor him with everything we do and we know he is always there cheering us on!


We are BFF!



Since Be the Fight started in 2019 as a 501(c)3, we have had the honor of raising funds to support many families and couldn't be more excited to continue this wonderful work. We believe that everyone can make a difference in someone else's life no matter how small the help may seem.

The members of BFF support themselves through their own jobs so 100% of what we raise goes back to the fight. That's the BFF difference!

Beth Schwartz

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Founder and President


Jon Gertsmeier

Board Member


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Debbie Spencer

Tony Banda Scholarship

& Events

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Arlene Cabana

Board Member

Events & Fundraising


Cassidy Schwartz

Social Media Coordinator

Carm Scarpace

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Board Member



Pam & Tony Banda

Tony Banda Scholarship Coordinators & Fundraising


The Schwartz Family



Amanda Davis

Board Member

Secretary & Events

Arlene Cabana

Board Member

Events & Fundraising