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Learn About the Foundation

The ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation inspires and funds game-changing research to discover effective treatments for pediatric brain cancer, with an emphasis on diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). After the devastating loss of their sons, Chad and Michael, the Carr and Mosier families have joined forces to be even tougher together in the fight for a cure.

How We Started

Chad was a precious, fun-loving little boy when he was diagnosed with DIPG on September 23, 2014 – just 3 days before his 4th birthday. After bravely enduring 30 rounds of radiation and a clinical trial in New York, sadly Chad gained his angel wings just 15 months after his diagnosis. His memory is what pushes his family to continue the fight against DIPG.

A week after his 6th birthday, in his 2nd week of kindergarten, Michael was diagnosed with DIPG. He fought bravely for nearly 9 months, with a determination and strength well beyond his years. Michael created a “to-do list” every day during his illness. His family works to complete the final item on Michael’s checklist: Defeat DIPG.

Family Partners

Family Partners

Meet our Family Partners

The ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation partners with other families with children who have battled pediatric brain cancer. Together, we will achieve our goal of finding a cure for the deadliest form of pediatric cancer.

Our Leaders

Staff, Board, and Advisors

The ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation is lucky to be led by a talented and experienced team of staff, board of directors, and board advisors.


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Join the fight

Help us get one step closer to finding a cure for pediatric brain cancer. Your donation plays a pivotal role in helping to make that happen.


Research is the key

In many respects, DIPG and other forms of pediatric brain cancer are still a mystery. Your donations fund important research to help discover this disease’s weaknesses.


CANCER doesn’t just affect a child

The families that have endured pediatric brain cancer are also the ones emboldened to help other families.


Our tough heroes

Get to know the children who have dealt with the unimaginable. They are the inspiration behind everything we do.


One person can make a difference

Discover what you can do beyond your generous donation to help us build awareness and spread the word about pediatric brain cancer, especially DIPG.


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