We contribute to funding research for rare inoperable brain tumors in children ages 3-12.
(Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) - DIPG
Our mission is to contribute funding towards brain cancer research that focuses on inoperable rare brain tumors in children ages 3 to 12 with a focus on Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma. Our hope is that we will be instrumental in aiding medical research for the sole purpose of finding an effective treatment plan to prolong life and ultimately find a cure for children that are affected by this specific type of brain cancer.
Provided By DIPG.org
According to DIPG.org (2022), "Brain tumors are now the most common cancer and cause of cancer-related death in children less than 15 years of age. They are the most common solid tumor in children – accounting for approximately 25% of all childhood cancers. Diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG) are the most common brainstem tumors in children, representing approximately 75-80% of all pediatric brainstem tumors" (DIPG Statistics).
100 - 350 patients are diagnosed in the USA each year
The average age of patients affected are between the ages of 6 and 7
Patients are usually diagnosed before the age of 7
The average life span past diagnosis is 9 months
DIPG.org. (2022). DIPG Statistics. https://dipg.org/dipg-stats/#:~:text=Approximately%20150%2D300%20patients%20are,DIPG%20patients%20is%201%3A1
There are no available effective forms of treatment
Less than 10% of patients require a ventricular shunt
This type of tumor is aggressive and forms in the brain stem
how can you help?
DONATIONS & SPONSORSHIP
We raise funds for research through donations from amazing people like you. You are able to make a donation by using our DONATE NOW button on our site and by participating in fundraising events. If you would like to become a partner, consider donating as an annual or event sponsor.
Contact us for more information. Donors and Sponsors are provided with tax-exempt write offs for the year.
We also accept cashier's checks and money orders. Make checks payable to the Jeremiah L. Godfrey Brain Cancer Research Foundation. Mail your check to the address provided in the Contact Us area on our site. Thank you for your donations in advance!