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
WE ARE EXCITED TO BE BACK TO LIVE EVENTS! Join us! Age for Youth – 4 and under. Free T-Shirt with registration ONLY to those runners registered prior to August 6th, 2022 Finisher medals Virtual 5K does not include a shirt, but does include a medal. 5K Run/Walk 10K Run Team 5K Run/Walk* Virtual…Read More
The 2021 Superhero Run was again a virtual event. Still successful and tons of support we are happy to have been able to put it on. This is the 7th year we are having this event (2nd virtual due to Covid), but we are so grateful for the community of supporters we have…Read More
Well the 2020 Superhero Run is complete and it was hard for us to not have a live event. This is the 6th year we are having this event and every year we love seeing everyone dressed up, socializing, having fun and of course participating. Having the event as a virtual event was…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