In the heart of Long Beach, a story of courage, community, and compassion is unfolding. It’s about Joe, a beloved local figure known for his infectious enthusiasm and unwavering spirit. 

Today, Joe faces his toughest challenge yet – a battle against Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. But he’s not alone. The community is rallying behind him, determined to support him through a GoFundMe campaign titled Fighting With a Smile: Supporting Joe’s Journey.

Joe: More Than Just a Name

Joe isn’t just a name in our community; he’s a fixture. For over 30 years, Joe has been an integral part of the Alfredo’s Beach Club family, his laughter and warmth lighting up every room. 

He’s known for his tireless volunteering at local events and his joyous presence at Moonlight Movies on the beach. Joe is the guy you see cruising the coast on his bike, always ready with a friendly wave and a story to share.

The Challenge and the Campaign

Diagnosed in mid-December, Joe embarked on a courageous fight against cancer, facing it with the same strength and positivity he’s known for. However, the financial burdens of aggressive chemotherapy and extended hospital stays are daunting. 

That’s where the GoFundMe campaign comes in. Organized by Jesel Ortloff, the campaign aims to ease the financial pressure on Joe, allowing him to focus on his health and recovery.

A Call to Action

This is a call to all of Long Beach and beyond. Every donation, no matter the size, can make a significant difference in Joe’s life. It’s a chance for us to give back to a man who has given so much to our community. 

Imagine Joe back on his bike, with the wind in his hair and the sun on his face, his laughter echoing across the pier. That’s the future we’re striving for, and with your help, it can be a reality.

Join Us in Supporting Joe

Please consider donating to Fighting With a Smile: Supporting Joe’s Journey. Let’s show Joe the strength of the community he loves and has served for so long. For every mile he’s biked, every smile he’s shared, and every heart he’s touched, let’s come together to make his journey a little brighter.

Thank You for Your Support

Thank you for standing with Joe and showing that in Long Beach, no one fights alone. Together, we can make a difference in the life of one of our own.

Support Joe’s Journey Here

Together, we are stronger. Together, we can bring more smiles.