About Us

Big Josh Foundation

We all know a bartender or a teacher or a freelance web designer. More than 70% of Americans work in the service industry or are employed as contractors or freelancers.* People employed without a strong benefits package or company backbone can’t afford to miss a paycheck. But if they’re diagnosed with a terminal illness, work comes to a screeching halt. That’s where Big Josh Foundation steps in. We cover co-pays and day-to-day expenses so that people battling terminal illnesses can carry on and fight—so they can devote their precious time to friends and loved ones.

Our Mission

BJF is focused on providing financial support and counseling to people diagnosed as terminally ill.

Husband, brother, friend, bartender and world conqueror.

Keeping it tight and fresh like ziplocs—24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Josh’s Story

Josh started working as a barback when he was 20 years old. He spent the next two decades working long hours as a doorman, security guard, bartender, and general manager. He carried himself with style, charm, and grace.

One day, a pain in his eye brought him to his knees. He dismissed it as a migraine. When the pain returned, he reluctantly went to the Emergency Room. Hours later he was checked into Oncology. It wasn’t a migraine at all. Josh was diagnosed with Terminal Stage 4 Non-Smoking Lung Cancer.

Josh lost the energy to work while he battled cancer. His paychecks stopped coming in. His disability package wasn’t enough to support his family. He needed help. Josh was patient zero of the Big Josh Foundation.

Our Partners

Ballast Point Brewing Company

Interested in becoming a partner?