Your donation is worth double!

Your Donations are Doubled November 14-28!

The Giving Tuesday challenge is ON. We are once again bringing together an incredible group of passionate families who have been impacted by childhood brain cancer to raise funds for research.

For the first time, we are facing a shortfall in our ability to fund qualified research. We have succeeded in inspiring more researchers to focus on DIPG, resulting in a 50% increase in research grant applications this past year. In our recent review of fellowship grant applications, our world-renowned Scientific Advisory Council identified 10 projects that met the rigorous standard we apply for projects to be funded. This was 3 more than we had budgeted.

To ensure we can fund ALL of this promising research, while also continuing to offer help through My DIPG Navigator, we need your support to close the funding gap, which requires us to raise an additional $250,000 per year for the next 3 years (for a total of $750,000).

Our matching donors have committed to matching all donations November 14-28, 2023, up to $250,000, to help us accelerate our path to a cure. Meaning, every $1 you donate will be worth $2! Double your impact by donating today.
Mark your calendar for Giving Tuesday, November 28, 2023, and help us #DefeatDIPG.


Callie Weatherford is a super smiley, sweet, 6-year-old from South Carolina. She loves giving hugs and sharing her precious grin with others! Callie is a girly girl and loves rainbows, unicorns and has approximately a million “stuffies”. Diagnosed with DIPG in January of 2023, Callie is currently undergoing a clinical trial that utilizes focused ultrasound to treat her tumor.



Diagnosed with DMG in 2018, Emerson Hoogendoorn underwent 2 major brain surgeries and 30 rounds of radiation and chemo all before her 7th birthday. After joining a clinical trial for the oral drug ONC201, Emerson’s tumor began to shrink and stabilize. But this past May, she and her family received the gut wrenching news that her cancer was back. Now 11, Emerson is ready to fight once again.



Corey is a fun loving, energetic 12-year old who loves TikTok, funky, fresh new haircuts and drawing. In December of 2022, strange symptoms like his eyes shifting sideways became apparent. Multiple doctor visits ultimately led to the unimaginable. Corey was diagnosed with DIPG.



Hazel is a vibrant little spirit who loves life’s simplest joys. Her days are filled with laughter, and ice cream can always bring a sparkle to her eyes. But in July of 2023, a face that once mirrored joy began showing signs of illness and her parents heard the words DIPG for the first time.



In November of 2022, a brave, big-hearted boy named Finn had his life changed forever when he was diagnosed with DIPG. Known for his courage, Finn has been fighting hard for a year and is currently on a new clinical trial called sonodynamic therapy with ALA (SDT-201) at Children’s National in Washington DC.



The Finkel family have just begun their fight after an October 19th diagnosis of their son Ryder. The road ahead is full of unknowns, but the family is hopeful that Ryder’s treatments will increase their time together as a family.


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The average lifespan for children diagnosed with DIPG is only 11 months. In recent years, promising treatment options have increased survival for many children faced with DIPG, but more research is needed to continue on this positive trajectory. With more funding, there is hope to find a cure in our lifetime.

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Thank you to our 2023 matching donors.
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