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 Finn Cusick

In November of 2022, a brave and big-hearted nine-year-old boy named Finn Cusick of Maryland had his life changed forever. Finn was known for his courage, standing up for his friends, and always finding solutions to any challenge. Before his diagnosis, he was always building with any materials he could find, riding his bike, and playing baseball.


Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raise awareness and funds for this life-changing disease. With your help, we can support groundbreaking research that is crucial to finding better treatment options and ultimately a cure.

Our nurses bring help.

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

My DIPG Navigator Nurses

Our research brings hope.

We directly fund the most promising, innovative research.

My DIPG Navigator Nurses

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.