How You Can Go #GoldandGrayEveryDay with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
With only 4% of federal research funding solely dedicated to childhood cancer, and even less to pediatric brain tumors, it’s critical for our community to work together toward a cure.
This Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, in partnership with the Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation, pediatric brain tumor families, and supporters across the country, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is taking a stand to save the lives of kids battling brain cancer.
Every day, these brave children and teens are in a fight for their life against the deadliest childhood cancer. And every day, 13 more children and teens are diagnosed.
Go Gold and Gray Every Day with the PBTF and Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation to join the fight. We’re coordinating our efforts this September to bring a stronger voice to this battle and make it easy for anyone, anywhere, anytime to get involved and raise funds for lifesaving research and family support programs.
It’s because of children like Michael Mosier that our organizations invest in the most promising pediatric brain tumor research.
When 6-year-old Michael was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), a highly aggressive brain cancer that currently has no cure, his family was forced to face the unimaginable news that their previously healthy and vibrant young boy would have less than a year to live. Determined to change the outcome for other families, Michael’s parents, Mark and Jenny Mosier, founded the Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation after his passing in 2015. Their mission is to raise awareness and funds for essential research to complete the final item that was on Michael’s to-do list: Defeat DIPG. You can read more about Michael on our Starlight Stories blog.
No one person or organization will cure childhood brain cancer alone. But together, we can. And we must. Through projects such as a new immunotherapy approach for treating pediatric high-grade gliomas, current Opportunity Grant recipients Project OPEN DIPG and “ALL IN” DIPG, our participation in the Brain Tumor Funders’ Collaborative, and groundbreaking pediatric low-grade glioma clinical trials, the PBTF is investing in the most promising research and collaborating for a cure.
Here are ways you can Go Gold and Gray Every Day to make an even greater impact in September and beyond:
- Raise awareness for kids with brain cancer using our Go Gold and Gray Every Day Toolkit. The toolkit helps you share why YOU Go #GoldandGrayEveryDay and gives your network the knowledge to join this meaningful cause.
- Fundraise for the PBTF’s Starry Night Walk to Cure Childhood Brain Tumors. We’re challenging each of our Starry Night cities to raise $10,000 in just ONE week (September 9-15). Find the Starry Night nearest you at mystarrynight.org.
- Donate to fuel scientific breakthroughs and equip families with the emotional, informational, and logistical support they need today.
- Follow the PBTF on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn to be the first to know about other ways you can raise awareness, and follow @DefeatDIPG on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to learn more about the Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation’s work to cure DIPG brain tumors.
Every action you take to Go Gold and Gray Every Day moves us closer to a world without pediatric brain tumors. Join your voice with ours for these kids, their families, and our shared hope for a brighter future.