Working together for better treatments for childhood brain cancer.

Violet Napleton turned three years old on October 15, 2021. Three weeks later, on November 9th, the normally energetic preschooler said her legs hurt and she couldn’t walk. A visit to the ER followed by an MRI revealed the unimaginable – Violet had DIPG. She passed away three and a half months later, but her parents continue to fight in her honor.

Less than one year after losing Violet, Madeline and Steve Napleton launched the Violet Foundation in an effort to fight for better treatments for the disease that stole their daughter.

About the Napleton Family

The Napleton Family has been in the car business since 1931, beginning with a repair shop and sub dealership in Blue Island, IL. The Napleton brothers of the 3rd generation stayed within the same business but have operated independently, each finding success as they built their businesses to collectively number 74 stores covering nearly every manufacturer in the market. These family businesses have come together to support the mission of the Violet Foundation and work toward establishing a second family legacy: supporting the fight against pediatric brain cancer.

About the Violet Foundation

The goal of the Violet Foundation is to support scientific research and clinical trials aimed specifically at improving the survival rate of childhood brain cancers. They support research efforts by selecting the most promising projects and monitoring their progress closely. The Violet Foundation also provides small grants to help families with financial struggles so they can focus on their child.

The primary focus of the Violet Foundation is to save the lives of children diagnosed with brain tumors. The bulk of their resources support research to develop better treatment options for these children.

Playmaker Partners

The ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation is incredibly grateful for the sustained support of our Playmaker Partners.