Fighting Against Pediatric Cancer


At 13Forever, our mission is to make a lasting impact in the fight against pediatric cancer. As a Michigan-based 501 c3 nonprofit charitable organization, we are dedicated to changing the game by raising awareness and funding research to improve outcomes for children battling cancer. Our team is committed to providing hope and support to pediatric cancer patients and their families, and we strive to create a world where no child has to face cancer alone. With a focus on collaboration, innovation, and community engagement, we are working tirelessly to drive progress and achieve our goal of a future free from pediatric cancer.

13Forever is Proud to Support


Ronald McDonald

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital


Children's Hospital of Michigan

St.Jude JBird Team

How We Became 13 Forever

After losing their son Justin Townsend to Glioblastoma-Multiforme, a form of highly aggressive brain cancer, the family started attending St. Jude walks and formed Team J-Bird. What began as a small group of family and friends attending a local walk has now prospered into a community. A community determined to help in the fight against childhood cancer. In 2022 the members of Team JBird decided they wanted to do more, so they founded 13Forever - a nonprofit to give back to numerous cancer organizations and research facilities.

2023 Year in Review


It was a busy year for 13 Forever and we are excited to share what we accomplished because of you. Take a look at these donations!



$10,000 to Beaumont Children’s Hospital (now Corewell Health Children’s) designated to Hemotology/Oncology, Radiology, & Physical/Occupational Therapy departments.


$3,500 to Ronald McDonald House Detroit to fill their food pantry for a year.


$5,000 to Rainbow Connection to fulfill the wishes of children with life threatening illnesses.


$5,000 to the Chad Carr Tumor Center at Mott Children’s Hospital for brain tumor research.


$1,000 to Children’s Miracle Network benefitting local hospitals like Beaumont Children’s Hospital.


$1,500 each to Children's Hospital Detroit & Beaumont Children's Hospital to benefit their music therapy departments.


$4,000 worth of gifts and decorations donated to Children's Hospital Detroit to assist children confined to the hospital in celebrating holidays, birthdays, and "No More Chemo" days.


$25,000 to St. Jude Children’s Hospital with the help of Team JBird (our core fundraising group – the roots of 13 Forever.)


Grand Total - $55,000