“The journey is the reward,” is the message one local organization has been living by for the past twenty five years.
The Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation and Bellin Health are celebrating 25 years of helping others.
LaViolette was born at Bellin Health 40 years ago, but his life was tragically cut short at the age of 15.
Ever since, the foundation has awarded students who are looking to make a positive impact in the lives of others with college scholarships.
Organizers say the goal of the event is to show how “one life can truly make a difference in the lives of thousands.”
“We had made a promise when they found him that we would do something positive and we promised him that we would accomplish great things in his name,” says Brian’s father, Doug LaViolette.
So far 725 students have received scholarships between $500-$10,000.