A cornerstone is defined as two masonry walls at an intersection. These walls are the foundation of the building itself. Cornerstones are essential and indispensable, as are our Cornerstone Club members.

Become a Cornerstone Club member with a minimum commitment of $5,000 a year for 3 years.

The majority of DIPG research is privately funded, led by the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation. While progress IS finally starting to show, the DIPG five-year survival rate is still <2%. Until that cure is found, families need help so they don’t have to navigate this horrible disease on their own.

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Innovative Research

What has now become the most comprehensive DIPG research funding program in the world focuses on advancing game-changing ideas from seasoned researchers as well as attracting new, brilliant minds to the field. With the help of our Scientific Advisory Council, we fund innovative, incremental work by researchers who are committed to collaboration throughout the DIPG community. So far, we have funded over $20M in research, including promising clinical trials.

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DIPG Nurse Navigators

One-on-one Support

Upon a DIPG diagnosis, discovering next steps for the best treatment options can often be overwhelming. Our dedicated Nurse Navigators are a trusted (and free) source for the reliable information patients and families need to understand and manage care for their loved one with DIPG. With years of experience in pediatric oncology, our nurses share options and expectations and connect families to the proper resources they need to make the most informed decisions.

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We see a world where kids diagnosed with DIPG/DMG can have bright futures and can live out their dreams.

For more information on becoming a Cornerstone Club member
Please contact Stephanie Stahl at stephanie@chadtough.org
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What is DIPG?

DIPG is a devastating and aggressive brain tumor typically found in children.

How will we defeat DIPG?

Learn about our programs, the progress we’ve made, and how you can help.