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ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation®

Founded by the families of Chad Carr and Michael Mosier, and fueled by over 35 Family Partners, the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation is committed to changing the future for families facing a DIPG or DMG diagnosis, which is why we created the My DIPG Navigator program.



In the fight for a DIPG and DMG cure, we help patients and families by funding game-changing research and providing navigation throughout their journey.

To date, the foundation has committed over $27 million to 65 researchers across 35 institutions, becoming one of the leading research funders in the world of DIPG.

Powered by parents who have faced a childhood brain cancer diagnosis, many of whom have lost a child, and guided by a Scientific Advisory Council made up of the leading experts in the field, the foundation ensures every dollar possible funds the most promising research anywhere in the world. The foundation was inspired by Chad Carr, son of co-founders Tammi and Jason Carr, and Michael Mosier, son of co-founders Jenny and Mark Mosier. Both boys passed away from DIPG in 2015.

ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation believes a collaborative approach is the only way a cure will be found. It therefore welcomes the help of other families who want to join in funding childhood brain cancer research (with an emphasis on DIPG and DMG) in honor of their own children through the foundation’s Family Partner and Research Partner programs.

Our foundation was honored when the Ward family asked us to lead the development of a nurse navigation program. It was an easy decision for us. Our founders and our Family Partners have all lived the nightmare of trying to find the best possible treatment for their children. We knew we needed to do better for the families who came next.