South Haven Blueberry fest 5k
July 26, 2017
As a parent, the worse news I could ever image getting is that one of my children were diagnosed with cancer. Even worse would be a terminal diagnosis with less than one year survival rate - that's exactly what DIPG is. Less than 4% of funding goes to pediatriac cancers and even less goes directly to DIPG research. Our children deserve better than this. Please help me as I run at different events in the MI area to help raise funds for The ChadTough Foundation.
You can learn more at http://www.chadtough.org/
Thanks for your support.
The mission of The ChadTough Foundation is to fund research and raise awareness for Pediatric Brain Tumors with an emphasis on Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).The most hated word in the world of pediatric brain tumors is “rare”. “Rare” is the reason there is not enough research being done. “Rare” is the reason there aren’t drugs being developed. “Rare” is the reason there is so little funding. “Rare” is why our kids don’t have more options. The three facts below negate the claim of “rare”:
- Cancer is the number one disease killer of children in America
- Brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer-related death in children
- DIPG is the leading cause of death from brain tumors in children