Cancer is the number one disease killer of children in America.
Brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer-related death in children.
DIPG is the leading cause of death from brain tumors in children.
I am raising money for the ChadTough Foundation. When I was in elementary school, I had a friend who's younger brother was diagnosed with brain cancer and passed away shortly after. I remember at the time thinking how unfair that Thomas' life was taken so early. It would be truly amazing to eliminate this disease for so many kids and their families.
The mission of The ChadTough Foundation is to inspire and fund game-changing research to discover effective treatments for pediatric brain cancer, with an emphasis on Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).
The most hated word in the world of pediatric brain tumors is “rare.” “Rare” is the reason there is not enough research being done. “Rare” is the reason there aren’t drugs being developed. “Rare” is the reason there is so little funding. “Rare” is why our kids don’t have more options. The three facts below negate the claim of “rare”:
Our vision is for DIPG to no longer be a death sentence.