Together we are
Louie LeBart was an incredible person; he was kind, caring, and considerate of those around him. When he died in February 2014 at the young age of 24 after an overdose, everyone in the community felt the loss. Live for Lou was created after Louie’s passing, in order to live out his legacy and change the face of addiction. Live for Lou seeks to create a community in which no one is left behind, where we can remember those lost too soon, and where anyone on Cape Cod seeking aide for sobriety has access to helpful resources.
Our mission: Promote Big Lou’s principles of conviction, compassion and curiosity.
Our vision: A beautiful environment of healthy competition and caring concern, where no friend is left behind.
“Success isn’t just what you accomplish, it’s what you inspire others to do.”
Check out our recent interview on The Lowdown, WOMR – https://womr.org/podcast/live-for-lou-2/
The Live for Lou Fund is an advised fund of The Cape Cod Foundation. As a component fund, The Cape Cod Foundation serves as the 501(c)(3) public charity for the Live for Lou Fund. It is dedicated to honoring and celebrating the life of Louie LeBart by grabbing the baton he carried during his brief but exceptional life and inspiring others to continue where he left off.
When Louie died at 25, he left behind an enormous circle of friends, family, acquaintances, co-workers and teammates who were forever affected by his athleticism, compassion, curiosity and beauty.
Live for Lou intends to continue promoting his inspirational qualities and benefiting others through scholarships, community service, compassion and education.
Louie was a deeply intense and multi-faceted individual who had a knack for bringing out the best in people, whether it was through sports, deep conversation, comforting bear hugs or just leading by example. Once you were his friend, he wouldn’t let you down.
Live for Lou intends to extend his legacy in a multi-prong way.
By all accounts, Louie was a success in life. And through Live for Lou, he will continue to inspire others and to make the world a stronger, more compassionate and beautiful place.
“To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) American Essayist & Poet
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