EVENT DATE: Sep 23, 2017
The 4th Annual RunTough for ChadTough 5K and 1M Fun Run will again be offered BOTH in Saline, MI and virtually ANY WHERE IN THE WORLD!
If you'd like to sign up and have not yet registered, go to www.chadtough.org/run.
If you are a participant, we encourage you to fundraise for ChadTough - you can even win some incredible prizes! If you are a supporter, we encourage you to donate on behalf of your favorite participant or family! The ChadTough Foundation is dedicated to eradicating the deadliest form of pediatric brain cancer, DIPG!
- GRAND PRIZES (Top 3 Fundraisers) - Bose Prize Packages
- Raise $2500 - VIP Reception at Ann Arbor Chop House with Lloyd, Tammi & Jason Carr
- Raise $1000 - Basketball signed by John Beilein
- Raise $500 - Exclusive ChadTough Quarter-zip Pullover
- Raise $250 - 1 Entry into Drawing for 4 tickets to 2017 UM/OSU Football Game
Go to www.chadtough.org for more information.
An Introduction to The ChadTough Foundation
Every child deserves to survive cancer. Period.
The ChadTough Foundation was formed because no family should ever hear, “there is no hope.”
Jason and Tammi Carr established The ChadTough Foundation as a lasting legacy for their beloved son, Chad. Just two months after his fifth birthday, Chad lost his battle with one of the deadliest forms of pediatric brain cancer, Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). He left behind a devastated family and motivated community willing to do anything to ensure future families facing DIPG have real hope in treatment.
Pediatric Brain Cancer By the Numbers
- Too many families suffer an immeasurable toll. Each year, 13,000+ parents hear the words “your child has cancer.” 1 out of 5 of these kids don’t survive and brain tumors are the leading cause. DIPG, in particular, has zero long-term survivors.
- There’s still no cure. While progress has been made in curing some childhood cancers, much of the treatment for pediatric brain tumors hasn’t changed in 40+ years.
- Not enough research is being done. Only 3 percent of federal funding for cancer research goes toward solving pediatric cancers. And, pediatric brain cancers receive just a sliver of these limited funds because they’re considered “rare” by medical statistics.
- Pediatric brain tumor research can open new avenues of treatment for other childhood and adult cancers. What we uncover about rare cancers like DIPG will shed light on the genetic defects and cellular behavior of all cancers.
Breakthroughs Are On The Horizon
Due to advancements in neurosurgical techniques and recent acquisition of tumor tissue for research, and through funding from foundations like ours, there are numerous clinical trials taking place at major medical centers across the US, including locally at Michigan Medicine’s CS Mott Children’s Hospital, and in other countries that are finally showing promise.
Join the Fight
Looking for ways to get more involved? Attend an event, volunteer, or host your own fundraiser. Visit www.chadtough.org for more information. And don’t forget to like The ChadTough Foundation’s page on Facebook.