Thank you!

We are grateful for the hard work of every host who organizes an event in support of ChadTough.

Together, we can bring hope for the future and envision a world where all kids diagnosed with brain cancer can live out their dreams.

Thinking of hosting your own event to support ChadTough? We’ve got you covered: ChadTough Guide for Hosting a Fundraiser


1Callie’s Walk for Kindness – Pulaski Road SchoolRaised $1,069

In memory of Callie Montera

Hosted by Pulaski Road Elementary School

Join the annual walk in memory of Family Partner Callie Montera at her former school:

Pulaski Road School

623 Ninth Avenue
East Northport, NY 11731


When: June 1, 2024
Where: East Northport, NY


31Jeans Day at Donegal Primary SchoolRaised $350

In memory of Skylar Meckes

Donegal Primary School

During the month of May, the staff at Donegal Primary School had a jeans day to raise money for ChadTough defeat DIPG. They are grateful for everything ChadTough Defeat DIPG does within their community.

When: May 1, 2024 - May 31st, 2024
Where: Mount Joy, PA

19Run for RaeganRaised $37,776

In memory of Raegan Mize

The Mize family, one of our ChadTough Defeat DIPG Family Partners, started  the Run for Raegan virtually in May 2020 in honor of their daughter while she was still fighting the monster that is DIPG. After Raegan passed away in November 2020, it became an in-person event the following May and is now in its 4th year. Join the Mize family during their Run For Raegan. You can register to run 5k or walk 1 mile. There will be firetrucks, giveaways, medals, food truck/drinks and music! All proceeds benefit DIPG research and funding!

WHERE: The Volunteer Park, 12050 W. Sunrise Blvd. in Plantation , FL.

WHEN: May 19th from 8:30 am and 12pm.


When: May 19, 2024
Where: Plantation, FL

19Dance for MaggieRaised $16,450

In memory of Maggie DeVries

Hosted by Stage Door Dance Academy

Annual Dance for Maggie day event at Maggie DeVries’ previous dance studio, Stage Door Dance Academy. This event will be held at Richards High School in Oak Lawn, IL, and includes a dance show along with raffle and auction items. This dance event started in 2022 with Maggie being a part of the event and now continues annually in her memory.

Richards High School Performing Arts Center

10601 Central Ave, Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Starts at 2:00PM, doors open at 12:30PM

Tickets for this year’s event will go on sale April 22, 2024.

When: May 19, 2024
Where: Oak Lawn, IL

17Severna Park Elementary Annual Service ProjectRaised $4,847

In memorie of Tess Richards

Hosted by Severna Park Elementary

The fourth graders of Severna Park Elementary School painted rocks for Tess Richards. While doing this they learned a little about DIPG, and held a weeklong ChadTough fundraiser as part of an annual service project.
When: May 17, 2024
Where: Severna Park, MD

11ChadTough Defeat DIPG Gala

The 6th annual ChadTough Defeat DIPG Gala will raise funds for game-changing research in the DIPG/DMG community. Former Michigan Football and current Detroit Lions player, Aidan Hutchinson, and Michigan Softball’s legendary coach, Carol Hutchins, will co-host.


When: May 11, 2024
Where: Ann Arbor, MI

11Lutheran HS North Powderbuff TournamentRaised $462

Lutheran High School North

Lutheran High School North is organizing the Powderbuff Tournament. There will be a free will offering during the tournament and all collections will go to the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation.

When: May 11, 2024
Where: Macomb, MI

10Research Workshop

This event is a forum for DIPG/DMG researchers to collaborate, especially on unpublished work, to accelerate our path to a cure. It is also an opportunity for DIPG/DMG families that partner with our foundation to get updates on recent advancements and network with researchers.



When: May 10-11, 2024
Where: Ann Arbor, MI

5Detroit Country Day Baseball Orange Out at ComericaRaised $5,589

Berkeley Bears will once again head down to Comerica Park, this year for a game against Detroit Country Day. We will be raising awareness and funds for the @chadtoughdefeatdipg Foundation.

For more information about the tickets, email

When: May 5, 2024
Where: Detroit, MI

4I Ran the DRaised $70,238

Hosted by Bally Sports, Detroit

I Ran the D is organized by Bally Sports Detroit with ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation as their charity of choice. Between the 2022 and 2023 events, Bally’s has donated over $127K to ChadTough from this amazing Detroit race! We are excited to again be the 2024 charity and to partner with such an amazing team at Bally’s Sports Detroit again this year! If you love Detroit and ChadTough… this is the event for you! Start at the Big Tiger, run through the streets of this great city and finish ceremonially on the Comerica Park field! Registration includes a great race, long sleeve running shirt, bib and finishers medal.

Registration is open!




When: May 4, 2024
Where: Detroit, MI

4Reps for RaeganRaised $5,069

In memory of Raegan Mize

Hosted by LVL UP Fitness FL

The amazing LVL UP Fitness FL community near the Mize family organized a third-party fundraiser and raised over $1,500 during their Reps for Raegan event! 100% of those funds were donated to the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation and thus going towards research and development for helping to find a cure for pediatric DIPG.


When: May 4, 2024
Where: Boca Raton, FL

3Brave Like Brody Golf Outing

In memory of Brody Townsend

Hosted by the Townsend Family

The third annual Brave Like Brody Golf Event will be held at the Colonial Country Club, 2736 Countrywood Pkwy, Cordova, TN 38016. The proceeds will benefit the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundaton and the Brave Like Brody UT Scholarship Fund.

The family is still in search of business sponsors and hole sponsors ($100 donation). They still have room for more teams. More details can be found by clicking on the button below. Please share with your friends!


When: May 3, 2024
Where: Cordova, TN

1Superhero Sprint & 6KRaised $234,502

The Superhero Sprint & 6K race was created in honor of Michael Mosier, who battled DIPG for 8.5 months before passing away in May 2015. 2024 will be the 9th Annual event to honor Michael and all the superheroes that we have lost to DIPG, are currently fighting, or will be diagnosed in the future.

This race is hosted virtually every year in May, during Brain Tumor Awareness Month. You can walk, run, bike, dance, or participate in any activity you like, anytime in May! You’re welcome to get together with a group or participate individually.

Registration ends on May 17th, DIPG Awareness Day.


When: May 1st-31st, 2024
Where: Virtual Run


24FRMS vs CancerRaised $1,073

FRMS vs Cancer

FRMS vs Cancer, a club at Franklin Regional Middle School in PA, organizes fundraisers for cancer charities.

They chose the Chadtough Defeat DIPG Foundation as the charity for their recent school volleyball tournament, to help fight brain cancer.

When: April 2024
Where: Murrysville, Pennsylvania

13Sophie Strong Softball TournamentRaised $13,045

In memory of Sophie Varney

Hosted by South Portage Little League Baseball

A member of Portage Central’s class of 2022, Sophie Varney’s memory lives on and culminated to touching the greater Kalamazoo-area softball community in the fifth annual ‘Sophie Strong’ Classic. Only this time, it wasn’t just a game, it was an six-team tournament with all proceeds benefiting the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation.

Where: Portage, MI


21Monroe Middle School Student vs Staff Basketball GameRaised $1,740

Hosted by Monroe Middle School

Cheer on the Monroe Middle School Students during their basketball game versus the Middle School Staff on March 21st 2024 to benefit the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation. The game will start at 1:45pm.

Monroe Middle School is a returning supporter of the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation.





When: March 21, 2024
Where: Monroe, MI

1Michigan Baseball Mustache MarchRaised $377

Hosted by the Michigan Baseball Team

Mustache March has arrived! The Michigan baseball team has participated in Mustache March and have selected ChadTough Defeat DIPG as the recipient foundation for our donations. We hope you can donate with us and support our cause to help raise money for a great foundation that is very connected to the UM community. Our goal during Mustache March is to use our platform as student-athletes to contribute to a cause greater than ourselves. Thank you in advance for any donations and Go Blue!

When: March 1st - March 31st, 2024
Where: Ann Arbor, MI

1Team WillieSmac March Madness ChallengeRaised $5,558

In honor of William McKone

Hosted by William McKone's family

About 120 people from every stage of our lives, from our extended family, to Will’s buddies, Lindsey’s classmates and teammates, Lisa’s and my friends since kindergarten to present, including parents of our newest family – ChadTouch Defeat DIPG participated in the Team WillieSmac March Madness Challenge.

Where: Virtual


11Kids’ Bingo at The Paintbrush Art StudioRaised $250

In memory of Maggie, Lilian, and Theo

Hosted by The Paintbrush Art Studio in Chicago

The Paintbrush Art Studio is raising funds for ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation at their very first Kids’ BINGO Day on Sunday February 25th from 12:00 – 2:30pm. For kids aged 4 – 10 years old.
Kids will be guided in the creation of their own BINGO cards and then play for fabulous prizes including ART supplies, games and toys, and GCs to The Paintbrush and other local kid-friendly businesses! Snacks will be served. ALL proceeds will be donated to the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation to help fund research for this 100% fatal form of pediatric cancer. To donate prizes or to help offset the cost of this event, please email or text 773.636.1968.


When: February 11, 2024
Where: Chicago, IL


27LucyLove Hockey GameRaised $2,800

In honor of Lucy Sieck

Hosted by Jill Passwater (Lucy's aunt)

Second annual event put on by the hockey team of Jill Passwater’s son (Lucy’s aunt). This charity hockey game features M1 Griffins vs Clarkston at the John Lindell Arena, 1403 Lexington Blvd, Royal Oak.
Puck drop is at 7:15pm.


When: January 27, 2024
Where: Royal Oak, MI


31Sincerely Gretchen Fundraiser (2023)Raised $940

In memory of Gretchen Weng

Hosted by Meghan O'Neill

Gretchen Weng passed away from Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) in October of 2023. As her very close friends, we hoped to raise awareness and donate money to fund DIPG research and support patients. Every donation counts!


When: January 1st - December 31st 2023
Where: Online

31Hempfield School Casual DaysRaised $1,520

In memory of Benjamin Reinhold

Hempfield School District

This school organizes Casual Days in memory of Benjamin Reinhold. The proceeds are donated to the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation.


When: January 1st - December 31st 2023
Where: Landisville, PA

31Nashville Victors Watch PartiesRaised $1,500

In memory of Chad Carr

Beyond the Edge

The Big House of Nashville, TN organizes Michigan Football Watch parties and proceeds go to our ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation.


When: January 1st - December 31st 2023
Where: Nashville, TN

31Lake Reflections Fundraiser – Clear Spring LakeRaised $1,475

Hosted by Caryn Roe-MacDonald

Caryn Roe-MacDonald shares our mission and raises money in her neighborhood for the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation.


When: January 1st - December 31st 2023
Where: Shelby Township, MI

31No Shave NovemberRaised $1,925

In Memory of Luke Engler

Fundraiser in memory of Luke Engler.

When: November 1st - November 30th 2023
Where: Derwood, MD


27Birdies for the Kids – EugenioRaised $8,532

In memory of Eugenio Santin

Hosted by the Santin Familu

Our family partners the Santin family hosted a golf event in honor of their son Eugenio who passed away with DIPG on August 17, 2015.


When: November 18, 2023
Where: Puerto Vallarta

25Donate the Score FundraiserRaised $769

General football fans (OSU and UofM) donate the score of the annual OSU vs UofM game.


When: November 25, 2023
Where: Ann Arbor, MI

24Mackenzie Bennett Golf OutingRaised $3,300

In memory of Mackenzie Bennett

Hosted by the Annual One Club Tournament - Kevin Burritt

Another year is upon us and it’s time to play the annual One Club Tournament in Hilton, NY. This tournament is organized in memory of Mackenzie Bennett who passed away of DIPG. Proceeds will go to the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation. Some of the money raised is donated to the “Friends of Friends” and help families at Christmas time that are in need. Here’s a rundown for those that may be new:
  • $50 per golfer
  • 9 holes of golf (only allowed to use “1” club)
  • We go out in large groups so don’t plan on setting up a foursome.
  • After party gathering at Fosters Restaurant in Hilton. Garbage plate buffet, 3 drinks included with your entry fee and Chinese Auction.
  • 50/50 tickets
  • Buttonwood Golf Course
If you are interested in donating auction prizes, gift baskets, etc…please reach out to Kevin Burritt through Facebook messenger. He is looking forward to seeing all of you awesome people and having another great year at this amazing event!!


When: November 24, 2023
Where: Hilton, NY

14Corn Maze for a Cause – Brookfield PumpkinsRaised $1,300

In honor of Kyle Stine

Hosted by Brookfield Pumpkins

When you purchase your corn maze admissions ($5 for adults, $2.50 for children), you get to select which charity will receive the money from your corn maze admission! Part of the 2023 season admissions was donated to the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation in honor of the life of Kyle Stine.


When: November 14, 2023
Where: Thurmont, MD

1St. Mary’s School – Fundraising DayRaised $4,146

In honor of Finn Cusick

St. Mary’s School held a Fall Festival and a student Tag Day at the school, in honor of Finn Cusick.


When: November 1, 2023
Where: Bryantown, MD