Giving Tuesday

Our Giving Tuesday goal is to fund one year of DIPG research.

With the Alvin L. Glick Foundation pledging to match donations up to $25,000, we need $50,000 worth of donations to fund one year ($75,000) of our Fellowship Program.

We fund research in honor of Chad, Tommy, and other DIPG angels.

So other families can have hope … and there are reasons to hope.

Giving Tuesday

Brilliant minds are turning their attention to DIPG.

As more physicians and researchers choose to work on Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) as an area of study, there is a real benefit in the here and now for children with pediatric brain cancer.

Even though we have a ways to go in terms of finding a cure for DIPG, the knowledge gained in DIPG research can be applied to all pediatric brain tumors. As research theories are tested against DIPG, new methods for beating other forms of pediatric brain cancer are uncovered.

DIPG is the most difficult brain tumor to treat, which makes research beneficial for ALL pediatric brain tumors.

Watch Jason Carr present the 2018 ChadTough Spirit Award to Dr. Carl Koschmann, a pediatric oncologist who has chosen to focus his attention on DIPG:

As family foundations like ChadTough fund research, momentum is building.

Researchers are taking notice of the need to find a cure for DIPG, and The ChadTough Foundation wants to encourage them to get involved through ChadTough Defeat DIPG Fellowship Grants.

What are Fellowship Grants?

The ChadTough Foundation has teamed up with the Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation to award grants and fellowships to researchers focused on DIPG. Fellowships are two-year commitments in which researchers who have completed a degree within the previous five years can conduct a DIPG-specific research project under the supervision, facilities, and research support of mentors.

Fellowships are designed to encourage outstanding scientists to choose a career involving DIPG research.

Hear from Zach Reitman of the Harvard University/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, who is completing his first of two years of research as a 2017 Fellowship Recipient.

“The Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation and ChadTough have given me an opportunity to focus on research on DIPGs in the last two years of my residency, to really move some projects forward and see if we can come up with some new therapies for this devastating disease,” he said.

Your Donation is Funding Research!

When you give to The ChadTough Foundation, you are making a difference right now. The DIPG research being conducted is providing hope to families facing the disease and better treatment options for families facing other forms of pediatric brain cancer.

Thank you so much for your support on this Giving Tuesday!

Donations can be made online in the form above or sent by mail to:

The ChadTough Foundation
P. O. Box 907
Saline, MI 48176

Please contact with any gift-related questions.

We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.
EIN # 47-4041494.
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