Celebrate Courage. Create Fortitude. Along with Family Fortitude’s purpose of “Empowering families to discover fortitude in their lives”, Fortitude Festivals will celebrate, inspire, and empower those who have faced difficulty. We hope to create an environment for change. We hope that when people leave they will have a different perspective on themselves, as well as their circumstances. We hope they will feel a greater sense of understanding and purpose. We hope to create a community of lifters – people who empathize as well as encourage everyone around them.