About BlakeStrong

The BlakeStrong Story

The BlakeStrong Bowell Fund was established to honor Blake Bowell’s courageous 6 year battle with brain cancer. Blake was an all-state runner at Franklin Central H.S. in Indianapolis and received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy. While there he was severely injured during training exercises and received an Honorable Medical Discharge with full Veteran status. Not shortly after leaving Annapolis, Blake became sick with a rare form of Glioblastoma (Sarcoma). He took on this new challenge with dignity and a level of faith that touched many people throughout his journey. 

Blake passed away on June, 5, 2017 at the age of 25, however, but story is far from finished as his life continues to inspire many! 

BlakeStrong Fest 2018

Join us at the Second Annual BlakeStrong Fest on July 28, 2018!


Held at Garfield Park in Indianapolis, IN, there will be bands, food, beer, and entertainment from 3-10 pm!

Board Members & BlakeStrong Fest Committee

 Mark Bowell, President, Lakin Bowell, Vice President

LeDania Carmichael, Treasurer, Kris Bowen, Secretary

Joey Banfield, Alex Bogard, Billy Khamis, Max Roberts, Michael Kammes, David Lieberman, and Clayton Leslie