In 2011, Mikalya Linebaugh lost her father to cancer. She wanted to take the pain and loss her family experienced and turn it into something positive.
As a high school volleyball coach, Mikayla’s teams often participated in “Pink Nights” where money was raised for national cancer organizations. She thought, “Why are we sending the money we raise away when we could be using it to help people in our own community?” So, with the help of family, friends, and colleagues, the B Foundation was formed.
In its first year, the B Foundation provided financial support to three families. Now, through the generosity of local businesses and community members, and through various fundraisers and donations, more than 270 families have received support from the B Foundation!
Additionally, a $500 renewable scholarship is awarded each year to a Belding High School graduate planning to study in the medical field.