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Wear your ChadTough gear from The M Den with pride and share awareness in our fight against diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). Awareness is just as — if not more — important than raising research dollars. Where awareness goes, dollars flow!
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Sarah Alexandra McKinney, owner of the fine shirt company Sarah Alexandra, selected a limited edition fabric to honor her beloved niece, Vivian Rose Weaver, who was diagnosed in 2018 with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). 100% of the proceeds from the sale of both styles of the Vivian Rose shirt (The Signature Shirt and The Weekend Shirt) benefit ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation in honor of Team Vivian Rose, a ChadTough Defeat DIPG Family Partner, to help find a cure for this debilitating disease. These shirts are for every woman who’s an inspirational warrior to her family and friends, living each day with a heart full of love—just like Vivian.
Art by Bea in Honor of her granddaughter Vivian Rose Weaver
“I began painting in 2011 to fill my winter days after retirement. I really didn’t take it very seriously but enjoyed this creative process tremendously. Around the same time I heard the term, “Vocation of Love”, from a friend. I wrote it on a card and placed it in my daily reading book so I could stored it in my heart daily. I began painting with that vocation in mind.
In February 2018, my granddaughter, Vivian, was diagnosed with DIPG. Over the next 2 years, I watched my daughter and son-in-law live that Vocation of Love to the fullest and I became more and more aware of the power of this calling. They were Vivian’s warriors, carrying her with courage, wisdom, and a determined unending love. They almost immediately began raising money with Defeat DIPG for a cure for all children that might be diagnosed. Our sweet Vivian Rose passed away March 6, 2020, right at the onset of the pandemic.
In the summer of 2021 I realized that I had accumulated over 90 paintings. I had hung several in my home and given many to our children but never thought of selling them. Then I realized that my little collection could be put to use. I have and will continue to donate all of my work including the cost of materials to Vivian’s foundation to help find a cure for DIPG. This has brought even more meaning and purpose to the hobby started 10 years ago and is truly my Vocation of Love.
It is my hope that these painting will bring joy to those who buy them!” – bea
Karma Inc. Apparel
Karma Inc. Apparel started in 2009 with the idea of spreading kindness, unity, equality, and love – while donating a portion of every purchase to a wonderful charity. From January through June 2021, the company will be donating 30% of all profit to the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation. #Shop4Good #Equality4All
Each Shake Shack location designates a charity partner, to which they donate 5% of the sales of their local specialty flavor of the Pie Oh My concrete. This dessert has several standard flavors, plus a specially created local flavor that’s tailored to the area the location is in. The Ann Arbor location’s specialty flavor that benefits ChadTough is a vanilla custard blended with pieces of seasonal Zingerman’s pie.
Sign up for Amazon Smile and choose The ChadTough Foundation as your charity. Each time you shop at Amazon, make sure you go to smile.amazon.com (versus amazon.com) and the foundation will receive 0.5% of most purchases.
Selling on eBay? When you list a product for sale, you have the option to donate a percentage of the sales price to the charity of your choice. Choose The ChadTough Foundation and the percentage you’d like to donate!
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.
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.