Thanks to our amazing Defeat DIPG supporters, we raised over $230,000 (and counting) for DIPG research on #GivingTuesday. We started #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving on December 3, with a goal of raising at least $150,000 for DIPG research. In the afternoon, we were very grateful to get another $20,000 in matching dollars to increase our overall goal to $190,000.
But our amazing Defeat DIPG community was not done there, and we exceeded our goals!
Thank you to the Rives Family, DARCARS Automotive Group, SoSo Strong Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, Tough Like Jack Foundation, and the William & Mildred Kaplan Charitable Foundation for committing matching funds to make our #Give2DefeatDIPG initiative possible.
Thank you to all of the DIPG families and supporters who created fundraisers to support this effort. We had over 55 Facebook fundraisers created to support the #Give2DefeatDIPG initiative on Giving Tuesday, in honor of dozens of different children who have fought DIPG.
All members of Defeat DIPG® Network offer you our deepest appreciation for your support, not only on Giving Tuesday but all year long. You donate, volunteer, attend events, and so much more. It is all of these contributions combined that allows Defeat DIPG® Foundation to grow and meet our mission: funding research for a cure for the deadliest childhood brain cancer, DIPG.
We are not yet at the finish line, but we are getting there faster because of you.
Together, we will Defeat DIPG.