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


9Jamo’s Live – Tee Off for Cancer Golf Outing – Maggie DeVriesRaised $12,200

In memory of Maggie DeVries

Hosted by Jamo's Live

Jamo’s Live is hosting their 2nd annual Tee off for cancer golf outing!
This year they decided to team up with Cal’s Angels and the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation in memory of Little Maggie DeVries that fought this terrible disease last year! Maggie’s family joined the event to share their story and give information on how everyone can help and bring awareness and funding to this disease!


Where: Tinley Park, IL

9DIPG Golf Scramble – Payton DennisRaised $4,170

In memory of Payton Dennis

Hosted by Samantha Neuman and Jessica Marie VanBrande

Come join us in memory of Payton Dennis on Sunday Sept. 10 for the 7th annual DIPG Golf Outing at the Centennial Gold Course, Bellaire, MI.


Where: Bellaire, MI

9Eli the Brave’s Birthday Benefit Magic ShowRaised $9,597

In memory of Eli Paine

Hosted by Eli’s parents, Rachel and Christopher Paine

On Saturday, Sept. 9, a special fundraiser “Eli the Brave’s Birthday Benefit” was held in the auditorium at Palm Beach Central High School. The day featured a magic show by Peter Boie, a childhood friend of Eli’s father, who gave a fantastic performance. Multiple audience members had the opportunity to participate in the show, both adults and children. When the show ended, raffle prizes were given to those who had the winning tickets.


Where: Wellington, Florida

3Love for Maggie DayRaised $2,010

In memory of Maggie DeVries

Hosted by The Wildflower Farm

Join us for Love for Maggie Day at The Wildflower Farm.

Love for Maggie Day will be filled with love, joy, and sparkling memories as we celebrate the extraordinary life of a truly remarkable little girl – Maggie DeVries.

Half of the day’s proceeds will be devoted to supporting the Chad Tough Foundation – an organization dedicated to assisting children who, like Maggie, face DIPG and DMG – particularly aggressive and difficult-to-treat brain tumors, typically found in children. By participating, you’re not only honoring Maggie’s memory but also extending her legacy of kindness and compassion to kids who need it most.

So mark your calendar, and join us in celebrating the life of a little girl who sprinkled kindness like confetti, and aid in the fight against DIPG and DMG.



Where: Monee, IL


26Grenfell Family Color RunRaised $2,903

In memory of Kambria Grenfell

Hosted by Kambria's family

Kambria Grenfell lives on with Kambria’s Color Fest in Escanaba, since she loved to run and she would be excited about the event.


Where: Escanaba, MI

26Lip Sync Battle – Hudson’s HopeRaised $19,729

In memory of Hudson Sands

Hosted by Overland Park Racquet Club

The Lip Sync Battle for DIPG is a charity event in Support of ChadTough Defeat DIPG in honor of Hudson Sands.



Where: Overland Park, KS

25Battle at the Big HouseRaised $6,665

Hosted by Jeff Kosin

Clarkston High School and Lapeer High School organize the “Battle at the Big House” where high school football teams from surrounding areas come to the Michigan Stadium and play six games across two days.


When: August 24th and 25th 2023
Where: Ann Arbor, MI

19Fairway Packing EventRaised $909

Hosted by Fairway Packing Steak Shop

Fairway Packing Steak Shop kindly organized an event on August 19th and invited Coach Lloyd Carr. All proceeds were donated to the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation.


Where: Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan

5Zumbathon in Memory of Colt DelVerneRaised $1,000

In honor and memory of Colt DelVerne

Hosted by the NW Ohio Optum team

The NW Ohio Optum team is hosting a Zumbathon event at Super Fitness to raise money for ChadTough in memory of Colt DelVerne.






Where: Toledo, OH

3Whitecaps Rivalry NightRaised $1,309

In memory of Tommy Ruddy

Hosted by Team Tommy Army Strong

This night is about two schools that have a heated rivalry coming together to help two outstanding foundations. The Michael Sadler Foundation and Chad Tough Foundation with assistance from Team Tommy will be represented all night.


Where: Comstock Park, MI


31Fundraiser to Honor Daelin Tolin’s BirthdayRaised $1,500

In memory of Daelin Tolan

Hosted by Cathy Tolan

Fundraiser created by Cathy Tolan: “Daelin’s birthday is July 18th. She would have been 15. DIPG is the devastating disease that took her life. Please consider making a donation in her honor, to help the fight against DIPG.”


When: July 1st - July 31st, 2023
Where: Colfax, IL

24Chicago Golf OutingRaised $196,090

In memory of Owen Petrzelka

Hosted by the Shaker Family

Join us for the third annual ChadTough Defeat DIPG Chicago Golf Outing at the Riverside Country Club. Each year sells out quickly so be sure to purchase your spot! The day includes a light lunch and dinner, wonderful raffle items, games throughout the day, and best of all, raising awareness and much needed funds for fighting DIPG.



Where: Chicago, IL

22Emerson the Brave Cornhole TourneyRaised $500

In honor of Emerson Hoogendoorn

Hosted by Barb Francis (Emerson's grandmother)

Emerson’s family hosts a corn hole tournament in honor of Emerson’s brave fight against DIPG.



Where: Holland, MI

6Miami Springs Women Club Bail & JailRaised $4,725

Hosted by Miami Springs Womans Club

The fundraiser was hosted by the magnificent Miami Springs Woman’s Club. Its goal was to raise $10,000 that would then go to the SebastianStrong Foundation, the Chad Tough Foundation, and the Miami Springs Woman’s Club. The recent Jail and Bail for Charity event raised over $20,000 in one week.


Where: Miami Springs, Florida


1Bellwood-Antis Elementary FundraiserRaised $2,000

In memory of Madison Shura

Hosted by Bellwood Antis Elementary School

Fundraiser by Bellwood-Antis Myers Elementary school in honor of Madison Shura.



Where: Bellwood, PA


28Reps for RaeganRaised $1,785

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.


Where: Boca Raton, FL

21Rally For Raegan 5K Run/WalkRaised $13,319

In memory of Raegan Mize

Hosted by Raegan Mize's family

3rd Annual Rally For Raegan 5k Run/Walk. Firetrucks, giveaways, medals, food truck/drinks and music! All proceeds benefit DIPG research and funding!


Where: Plantation, FL

19Tom Ruddy 50K MarathonRaised $10,895

In memory of Tommy Ruddy

Hosted by Tom Ruddy

Tom Ruddy started running once Tommy was diagnosed, and he was completely swept up by the culture. Tom is running marathons in honor of his son Tommy Ruddy, who passed away on November 3rd, 2016 at the age of 5 years old.



Where: Grand Rapids, MI

15TLF Go Gray in MayRaised $2,292

In memory of Evangeline Moore

Hosted by Thousand Lakes Fitness

Online fundraiser by Thousand Lakes Fitness, a CrossFit gym in MN, in memory of Evangeline Moore, who passed away in 2019 from DIPG, as well as others who fought cancer.



When: May 2nd - May 15th 2023
Where: Forest Lake, MN

13ChadTough GalaRaised $1,684,430

The 5th annual ChadTough Defeat DIPG Gala will raise funds for game-changing research in the DIPG/DMG community. Join us at the Crisler Center in your “cocktail chic with your favorite sneaks…and don’t forget a pop of orange!”



Where: Ann Arbor, MI

6I Ran the DRaised $32,610

Bally Sports, Detroit

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.

I ran the D donates part of the registration money to the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation.

Where: Detroit, MI

5BTIG Commissions for Charity DayRaised $14,000

Hosted by BTIG

Each year, BTIG pools our global resources to host the annual BTIG Commissions for Charity Day (BTIG Charity Day), where the day’s net commissions are donated to nonprofit organizations, many of which support children in need worldwide.


Where: Multiple locations

3Pampered Chef Fundraiser – Ann NicosiaRaised $150

Hosted by Ann Nicosia




Where: Converse, TX


29Detroit Country Day Orange OutRaised $1,625

In memory of Chad Carr

Hosted by The Country Day Yellowjackets

The Yellowjackets decided to raise money for the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation during the baseball game between the Yellowjackets and Birmingham Seaholm. They collected cash donations, sold bracelets and shirts.




Where: Beverly Hills, MI

21Salon Lumin Grand OpeningRaised $690

Hosted by Salon Lumin

Proceeds from the raffle at the opening go to benefit the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation.


Where: Saline, MI

15Central Baptist F.A.I.T.H. Riders Car, Truck, and Bike ShowRaised $2,557

In memory of Lilian Blackman

Hosted by Central Baptist Church, Wendell, NC

This is the Central Baptist FAITH Riders’ 3rd annual show. This year the event ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation was the beneficiary, in honor of Lilian Blackman. No entry fee. The event is held from 10am-4pm at Central Baptist Church in Wendell, NC.





Where: Wendell, NC

15Williston Northampton School Tribute Baseball GameRaised $2,718

In memory of Maddie Schmidt

Hosted by Maddie's aunt Jenn Capshaw

First annual tribute game in honor of Maddie Schmidt (Magic for Maddie,, who passed away Dec 31, 2022. The ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation was this year’s beneficiary.




Where: Easthampton, MA

15Sophie Strong Softball TournamentRaised $21,430

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 fourth annual ‘Sophie Strong’ Classic. Only this time, it wasn’t just a game, it was an eight-team tournament with all proceeds benefiting the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation.



Where: Portage, MI

13Brave Like Brody Golf Outing (2023)Raised $11,132

In memory of Brody Townsend

The Townsend family

Brody Townsend’s family is hosting this Golf Event at the Colonial Country Club, 2736 Countrywood Pkwy, Cordova, TN 38016. The proceeds will be split between the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundaton and the Brave Like Brody UT Scholarship Fund.





Where: Cordova, TN

2Dominic’s Pizza PartyRaised $6,067

Hosted by Dominic and Antonio

Please help our youngest members of Truman Charities, Dominic & Antonio, raise money for ChadTough Defeat DIPG. Dominic chooses two charities each year that he would like to host a fundraiser for. Since we know two families that have been touched by DIPG Dominic found it important to raise money for such an important cause. Jerry and I will personally match up to $2500 to his fundraiser. Please stop by for Murazzi Pizza (on a wood-fire oven) Gatorade and some Adult beverages on Sunday April 2nd from 3-6pm at the Truman House



Where: Bethesda, MD