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ChadTough, Defeat DIPG Come Together to Award Research Grants

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When it comes to diseases considered “rare” by the medical community, family foundations are pivotal in driving research dollars. Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) is a prime example of this. While DIPG is “rare” — approximately 200-400 children in the US alone are diagnosed annually — the lack of options for those diagnosed is unacceptable.…

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4th Annual RunTough for ChadTough Raises $187,400 … So Far

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With Virtual Registration and Fundraising Open until Sept. 30, the Foundation has an Overall goal of $200,000 Three years ago today, Jason and Tammi Carr’s lives changed forever. It was diagnosis day — “D-Day” — when their son, Chad, would be diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), three days before his fourth birthday. “It…

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How ChadTough Met Team Tommy

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As the 4th Annual RunTough for ChadTough event gears up for September, you may be wondering why a second “local” race has been added to the registration page. The Grand Rapids RunTough for Team Tommy was added this year because of the partnership formed between the Carr and Ruddy families upon the loss of Tommy…

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A Reminder of Chad Right There on the Track

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It’s all about a connection. While the majority of ChadTough supporters don’t have the experience of losing a child, simply seeing others go through the struggle is enough to form a bond. It’s what happened for Jeanine LaGorio. When asked how she became involved with The ChadTough Foundation, she humbly said, “I wish I had…

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