Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma is a very rare type of brain tumor found in the pons area of the brainstem. It primarily affects children between the ages of 5 to 10 years old. It is aggressive. It is a death sentence.
DIPG accounts for 10% - 15% of all brain tumors in children, with about 100, up to approximately 300, new cases, per year, in the United States.
That number is small, until you are one of the numbers.
Candace, and DIPG, is what we are all about. Candace's Cause is a non-profit organization established to honor Candace's life and her determination to live each day to the fullest, even in the face of the ultimate adversity. Candace fought for 16 months and it is in her memory, and with her same determination, we continue her fight.
Fewer than 10% of the children diagnosed with DIPG survive 2 years from diagnosis. Childhood cancer only receives about 4% in funding, and of that only approximately 1% goes towards DIPG research. A child diagnosed with DIPG will have no better a prognosis than that of a child diagnosed 20 years ago.
We want to change those statistics. We want more. - more trial studies - better treatments. We don't want to just find options, we want to MAKE them. We want a cure. And with your help, and with that same amount of determination, we think we can.
We are investing in a cure, a difference, the future! We hope you will, too. There is strength in numbers, power in passion! We thank you for your support!
ALWAYS HAVE HOPE!