We are grateful for the hard work of every host who organizes an event in support of ChadTough. Check out these upcoming events and join whichever you can!

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

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1Superhero Sprint & 6KVirtual Run

May 1st-31st, 2024

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.


3Brave Like Brody Golf OutingCordova, TN

May 3, 2024

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!


4I Ran the DDetroit, MI

May 4, 2024

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!




5Detroit Country Day Baseball Orange Out at ComericaDetroit, MI

May 5, 2024

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 info@chadtough.org.

10Research WorkshopAnn Arbor, MI

May 10-11, 2024

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.



11ChadTough Defeat DIPG GalaAnn Arbor, MI

May 11, 2024

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.


19Run for RaeganPlantation, FL

May 19, 2024

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.


19Dance for MaggieOak Lawn, IL

May 19, 2024

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.


1Callie’s Walk for Kindness – Pulaski Road SchoolEast Northport, NY

June 1, 2024

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



1Athletes Unlimited- Lindsey McKoneSparks Glencoe, Maryland

July 1st - August 31st 2024

In memory of William McKone

Hosted by Lindsey McKone

Professional lacrosse player Lindsey McKone has chosen the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation to be her non-profit beneficiary 0n behalf of Athletes Unlimited. ChadTough received a grant equal to 100% of Lindsey’s win bonus and received additional amplification for our organization by Athletes Unlimited and Lindsey.

29Chicago Golf OutingRiverside, IL

July 29, 2024

Join us for the fourth annual ChadTough Defeat DIPG Chicago Golf Outing. 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.

If you have any questions about the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Chicago Golf Outing, please contact: CTGolf@Shaker.com



22Whitecaps Rivalry NightComstock Park, MI

August 22, 2024

In memory of Tommy Ruddy

Hosted by Team Tommy Army Strong

This is the 7th year for the West Michigan Whitecaps’ annual Rivalry Night, supported by ChadTough’s Family Partners Team Tommy. This night is about two schools that have a heated rivalry in baseball coming together to help two outstanding foundations. The Michael Sadler Foundation and Chad Tough Defeat DIPG Foundation with assistance from Team Tommy will be represented all night. Proceeds from ticket sales, online auction, and 50/50 sales will be donated to both organizations. Wear your Green & White or Maize & Blue! | Presented By Wilsonart

More information to come! https://www.milb.com/west-michigan



6Jason Lerch – 100 Mile UltramarathonGregory, MI

September 6, 2024

Hosted by Jason Lerch

Jason Lerch will be attempting his first 100-mile ultra marathon this year on September 6th (Run Woodstock 100 Mile Ultra). This event and the preparation will challenge him mentally and physically, and completing the event will be extremely rewarding. To make this challenge more fulfilling, he has partnered with the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation to fundraise for its mission to rid the world of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). As he is training for the ultramarathon, he will be sharing training updates and information about DIPG. If you are interested, you can follow his journey and donate by clicking the button below.


7RunTough for ColtStrongSylvania, OH

September 7, 2024

In celebration of Colt DelVerne

Hosted by Colt DelVerne's Family

This family-friendly 5K and 1M Fun Run will bring together families, both locally and around the country, to raise money for childhood brain cancer research. In celebration of Colt DelVerne, who passed away at the age of 10, participants who wish to join the DelVerne family can gather for a fun-filled morning at Centennial Terrace in Sylvania, OH on September 7, 2024.

14Emerson the Brave Family Fun DayHolland, MI

September 14, 2024

Dedicated to Emerson Hoogendoorn

Hosted by Emerson's family

Join us for the 7th Annual Emerson the Brave Family Fun Day on Saturday, September 14, 2024 from 8:00am-2:00pm. The day includes the Fishbowl Auction, where local businesses have donated some amazing prizes! There will also be a Cars for Cancer Car Show and some other fun events and activities happening through out the day at The Old Park Township Airport, 1269 Ottawa Beach Rd, in Holland, MI.

Please invite your family and friends. More information will follow.



28RunTough for Team OwenOak Park, IL

September 28, 2024

In honor of Owen Petrzelka

Hosted by the Petrzelka/Shaker family

In 2020, six-year-old Owen fought bravely against DIPG, an aggressive and incurable brain tumor after a nearly six-month battle. Join us in honoring his strength and infectious giggle in hopes of creating a brighter outcome for other kiddos who face this terrible disease and participate in the 5th Annual RunTough for Team Owen.

This run is virtual, so you can run wherever and whenever you like. More info will be sent about the logistics of the virtual run after registration. Are you local to Chicago? Join the fun at a block party in Oak Park, IL on September 28, 2024, hosted by the Petrzelka/Shaker family. We’re also aiming for some fun surprises for those who run locally, so stay tuned for more details!


29RunTough for ChadToughSaline, MI

September 29, 2024

The 11th Annual RunTough for ChadTough Defeat DIPG is a family-friendly 5K and 1M Fun Run and the foundation’s longest running event, bringing together families, both locally and across the world, to raise money for childhood brain cancer research. In celebration of Chad Carr’s September 26th birthday, who passed away at the age of 5, participants can enjoy a fun-filled morning in Saline, MI, including a Family Fun Zone and Tot Race, free for kids 5 and under on Sunday, September 29th, 2024.

You can run or walk in Saline or VIRTUALLY from anywhere.



28Ann Arbor Turkey TrotAnn Arbor, MI

November 28, 2024

Hosted by RF Events

The Ann Arbor Turkey Trot is a morning full of fun before your big Thanksgiving Day feast! You will see crazy outfits and costumes, and people of all ages running. There are fun age group awards, photos with “Turkey Tom” and Santa, and even hot cocoa and cookies at the finish line! This is a great way to kick off the holiday season while raising funds for ChadTough. We are so grateful for the continued partnership with our friends at the Ann Arbor Turkey Trot! Join us this upcoming year!



31Sincerely Gretchen FundraiserOnline

Ongoing Fundraiser

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!