We feel like we’ve been thrown into an alternate universe. A universe that makes no sense. A universe for which we have no reference point. A universe filled with uncertainty and anxiety. As we have done in the past, we are leaning into our faith and encourage you to do the same.

At ChadTough, we believe nothing is more important than your health and the health of those you love. So, in light of the most recent recommendations from the CDC, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Champions for Change Gala event. It is critical that we all do our part in the global effort to slow the coronavirus pandemic. As such, we simply can’t put anyone in a compromised situation.

We’re working on a date for 2021, at which time we’ll get back on track with the amazing gala we’d been planning with our co-chairs Erik & Jiffy Bakich and Brandon & Shani Inge, as well as our Spirit Award Winner, Chase Winovich.

Online Auction

Our spectacular Online Auction will STILL be held in September, featuring even more exquisite items than we’ve ever had! Register below to be notified when auction items can be viewed.

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For the next few weeks, we’ll be focused on our families, but our work to inspire and fund game-changing research to discover effective treatments for pediatric brain cancer will never stop. As we wait for an end to this pandemic, we still have DIPG kids currently fighting—or who are about to be diagnosed—who are desperate for a cure. We just cannot let that research stop. Our commitment to Chad and the rest of the DIPG angels keeps us focused on finding that cure. We can’t forget that brain cancer is killing more kids than any other type of cancer, and DIPG is responsible for nearly half of those deaths every year. It has to be stopped.

On behalf of our Family Partners and our own family, thank you for your understanding and continued support.



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