Curing DIPG Is Tough, But We're Tougher!

In the fight for a DIPG/DMG cure, we help patients and families by funding game-changing research and providing navigation throughout their journey.


What is DIPG?

DIPG is a devastating type of childhood brain tumor. It impairs a kid's ability to see, move, eat, talk, and even breathe. These aggressive tumors are vexingly hard to treat and are almost always fatal.


A cure for DIPG is within reach.

Researchers have made great strides in understanding DIPG, but much more research is needed to discover truly effective treatments.


Meet AJ Congdon

Diagnosed with DIPG in September of 2023, AJ Congdon remains as sweet, affectionate, and funny as ever. He’d love to show you silly dog videos, play a card game, or proudly tell you about his recent touchdown at a football game. AJ’s energy and zest for life endure as he fights his cancer battle without complaints, tears, or fear.


Superhero Sprint & 6K

Join us virtually for the 9th Annual Superhero 6K, presented by Headfirst Summer Camps. No matter where you are in the world, you can be a superhero for kids fighting the deadliest childhood brain cancer. Sign up today so you're ready to walk, run, or participate in any activity you want during Brain Tumor Awareness Month in May.


2024 ChadTough Defeat DIPG Online Auction

Our always-popular online auction is back! Bidding ends at 8:00 pm on Saturday, May 11, 2024. Preregister to be notified when you can start bidding!


May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month

A small act today can save thousands in the future. Join us in raising awareness during the month of May.


Our nurses bring help.

We offer dedicated 1-on-1 support for families battling DIPG.

Our research brings hope.

We directly fund the most promising, innovative research.


The perception of time can be altered by four simple letters… DIPG

Time is not on our side with a DIPG diagnosis. We need to give hope to future families by funding game-changing research now.

Our Founding Families

After the devastating loss of their sons, Chad and Michael, the Carr and Mosier families joined forces to defeat DIPG.

Our Family Partners

We welcome the help of families who want to honor their children by joining us in the search for a cure for DIPG.

The ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation is incredibly grateful for the sustained support of our Playmaker Partners.