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MATCHING UP TO $375,000!



“We will never stop fighting for the life you didn’t get to live.”

Giving Tuesday is a global movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. Now that The ChadTough Foundation and Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation have joined efforts to become ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation, we’re excited to work together, along with dozens of other families, to have the biggest #GivingTuesday the DIPG community has ever seen!

Our goal this year is to raise $750,000 through our Giving Tuesday campaign #Give2DefeatDIPG to fund groundbreaking DIPG research recommended by our Scientific Advisory Council. Thanks to a group of generous donors, all donations made to ChadTough Defeat DIPG through Giving Tuesday (November 30, 2021) will be matched up to $250K. Basically…every dollar you give becomes two dollars! Together we will make a difference!

Warriors in the Fight


Our amazing friend Londyn is one of the many inspirations for our work to Defeat DIPG. Londyn is 6 months from diagnosis, and is currently enrolled in the ONC201 clinical trial through Dr. Carl Koschmann at Michigan Medicine.  Londyn has been responding well and her latest scans look great. Please join us in sending positive thoughts to Londyn and her family for continued success!


Ryder Knechtle (Rally for Ryder) was diagnosed with DIPG on July 12, 2020.  He is a happy, active 5 year old who enjoys puppies, superheroes, and playing with his two older brothers. After taking part in the ONC201 clinical trial, Ryder is doing exceptionally well and his tumor has remained stable.

“The most important thing I’ve learned throughout this journey is to never give up hope!  When we first learned of Ryder’s diagnosis, we almost did.  But in talking to other DIPG families, we found it and are holding on tight in the hope that new research will change the outcome for Ryder and so many other kids fighting.” – Jenna Henn Knechtle


Mason is 5 years old and has been fighting DIPG since this past May.  This summer, he underwent 30 rounds of radiation while his family searched for new trials and options that might guide them on the next step of their journey.

Time is not on your side with DIPG.  From the moment of diagnosis, parents are racing against the clock to find a miracle for their kids. This is why your donations and funding for research is so critical.

Matching Donors

A special thank you to our 2021 matching donors.

Mary & Jon Aaron

Kathleen & John Beilein

Kristen & Jim Boccher

James Colica

The Rives Family

The Family of Vivian Rose Weaver

Jan & John Hamilton

Carolyn & Peter Mertz

The Owen “O” Petrzelka Family

Bill & Sharon Stein

Laurie & Tim Wadhams

The Priestap Family

The William & Mildred Kaplan Foundation

Debbie & Mike Tirico