10,000 gold flags will be placed at the CN Field at the Forks. These flags represent all of the Manitoba children fighting, who have fought, and who have died fighting cancer. Along these flags will be photos of Manitoba children fighting or who have fought. Thank you to all the families that have…Read More
A Run to Defeat Childhood Brain Cancer It’s time! Join us for our 9th Annual Superhero Run. Sponsors wanted! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please reach out to us. Events: 5K Run/Walk . Team 5K . 10K Run . Virtual Run Age for Youth – 5 and under. Free T-Shirt…Read More
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300 in attendance! From us at Madox’s Warriors, Thank you again to all of our Sponsors, Family, Friends, Volunteers, Supporters, Bakers and attendees who made this event a big success! A busy weekend full of dancing and good vibes. We could not do this without our community! All for a cause in honour…Read More
DIPG, or diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma are highly aggressive and difficult to treat brain tumors found at the base of the brain. They are glial tumors, meaning they arise from the brain’s glial tissue—tissue made up of cells that help support and protect the brain’s neurons. These tumors are found in an area of the brainstem (the lowest, stem-like part of the brain) called the pons, which controls many of the body’s most vital functions such as breathing, blood pressure, and heart rate.
DIPG makes up 10-15% of all brain tumours in children, with about 30 new diagnosis per year in Canada and 200-300 in the United States.
Life expectancy remains at 9-12 months, with only a few children living past 2 years.
It typically affects children aged 5-10 years.
DIPG leaves kids mentally intact. However, it takes away their essential bodily functions such as vision, swallowing, walking and breathing.
There is no cure for this tumour! Not only is there no cure, but treatment is very limited. There is not enough research and funding for children with cancer. Federally, only 4% is given to childhood cancer research, with 1% of that 4% going to brain cancers.
Children that are fighting or lost the battle against DIPG.
Meet All DIPG Warriors