BENEFITING: CURE STARTS NOW INC
ORGANIZER: CURE STARTS NOW INC
Pretty Jade (Troopers Angel Jade) passed away from the deadliest pediatric brain cancer, DIPG on August 29, 2016 within 5 days of diagnosis. The Central Texas Chapter of the Cure Starts Now's mission is to raise funding for research to find a homerun cure for all cancer, starting with DIPG.
DIPG is the most aggressive and deadliest pediatric brain cancer affecting 300-400 children every year. It's a death sentence upon diagonsis. Just imagine if DIPG became an epidemic, it would wipe out our children from the ages of 4-11 years old within 9 months of diagnosis. Yet, the NCI only allocates less than 1% of the pediatric cancer budget to brain cancer (approximately $250-260K of the $5 Billion Cancer Budget).
Every day, I see another child diagnosed with DIPG and another losing his/her battle. We have to stop this disease, we have to raise awareness and funding that our kids' lives matter. Help us win this Charity Challenge.
How beautiful would it be to see $100,000 and up to $300,000 all towards DIPG research? Our children deserve to grow up and we deserve to live a life without cancer. Please help us achieve our goal!!