Tickets on sale soon…….. COST: $15 each (General admission, adults and kids)COST: $0 each (Kids under 2 free, but still require a ticket) Come dance, sing, laugh and enjoy the afternoon with your children, all while supporting an important cause. Included in cost:– entrance to dance– nut free treats/candy handed out throughout the…Read More
The link below is from a recent research publication highlighting the understanding of the molecular underpinnings of several types of pediatric brain tumors. https://www.google.com/url?q=https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35395831/&source=gmail&ust=1707162059334000&usg=AOvVaw2HLY8LW3dZr62-1FirZoabRead More
Announcing our annual donation! We will be continuing to support Oren J. Becher MD at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital. Dr. Becher is the Chief of the Jack Martin Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, the Steven Ravitch Chair in Pediatric Hematology, and Professor of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine. Thank you to…Read More
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
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.
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