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 remained sweet, affectionate, and funny throughout his entire illness. He’d love to show you silly dog videos, play a card game, or proudly tell you about his last touchdown at a football game. AJ’s energy and zest for life continue to inspire everyone who knew him.



This family-friendly 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run began as a community run in Saline, MI to uplift the Carr family and it has now expanded to a major event honoring kids all around the country!


Monthly Giving

Give a ray of hope to the children who are diagnosed with pediatric brain cancer — especially DIPG, the deadliest type — by becoming a sustaining donor now. Even a small monthly commitment can turn into a big impact in the fight for a cure!


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.