B-Strong was founded by Lindsay Bolger and her family, shortly after Lindsay was diagnosed with a rare form of brain tumour in April of 2005.  Prior to her first 6-week radiation treatment, she designed a baseball cap with her mom and a friend in anticipation of hair loss, and to help out others fighting similar battles.

B-Strong raises funds through its annual B-Strong Walk, the B-Strong Bash, various other events as well as the sale of caps and “Lindsay” Bears.  To date, over 5,000 caps have been sold. All funds raised by B-Strong are target brain tumour research.  Over $1.1M has been raised by B-Strong and donated to the following hospital foundations: Princess Margaret Hospital, Sick Kids, Sunnybrook and Montreal Neurological.

There are times in life when one is faced with unpredictable challenges.  In my case, it was a brain tumour.  Challenges like these test one’s strength and courage, but most of all they test how one accepts and deals with these.  The only way to deal with these is in a positive way.  This experience has totally made me realize that with the right attitude and support, you can truly find a positive view for anything.
Lindsay Bolger, 2005

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Lindsay, right, shares a laugh with Ryan Walsh (Hockey), Ryan Henderson (Football), and Derek Armstrong (Football) at the 2005 “Go X Go” gathering.

St. FX athletes and athletic staff donned their ‘B-Strong’ caps and turned out by the hundreds to show their support for Lindsay Bolger’s cancer research initiative.