Founded by the families of Chad Carr and Michael Mosier, and fueled by over 30 Family Partners, the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation is committed to changing the future for families facing a DIPG/DMG diagnosis, which is why we created the My DIPG Navigator program.
ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation’s mission is to inspire and fund game-changing research to discover effective treatments for pediatric brain cancer, with an emphasis on DIPG.
To date, the foundation has funded over $16 million in research across 28 institutions around the globe, becoming one of the leading research funders in the world of DIPG.
In early 2021, The ChadTough Foundation and Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation united to become the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation. This union positioned the new foundation to be able to make a bigger and bolder impact on the future of this disease. ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation’s co-founders, Jason and Tammi Carr and Mark and Jenny Mosier, remain actively involved in the foundation’s work.
Both the Carrs and Mosiers lost their sons, 5-year-old Chad and 6-year-old Michael, in 2015 to this horrible disease. The Carrs and Mosiers are joined by a growing, international team of ChadTough Defeat DIPG Family Partners who have also experienced the devastation of pediatric brain cancer. Our foundation knows that we are tougher together. The families at the heart of the foundation’s work are passionate about fighting for a cure so that future families can experience a different, more hopeful journey.
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.