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ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation is excited to announce our 10th Annual RunTough 5K and 1M Fun Run, which will be held both virtually and in person at Saline High School's Hornet Stadium on September 16, 2023. This family-friendly 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run is the foundation’s longest-running event.
By popular demand, we will again host our FREE Tot Sprint in the Family Fun Zone at 10am for our toddler crowd!
The 10th Annual RunTough 5K and 1M Fun Run will have different ways to participate:
RunTough originated in 2014 when a group of neighbors in the Saline area came together in support of Chad Carr, a 3-year-old boy who had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer called DIPG. Since then, RunTough alone has raised over $2 million for pediatric brain cancer research and inspired more than 19,000 registrants.
Brain cancer kills more kids than any other type, and DIPG is responsible for almost half of all pediatric brain cancer deaths. With a nearly 0% survival rate and less than 1% of federal cancer research funding earmarked for ALL types of pediatric brain cancer, it’s no surprise that the standard of care has not changed in the six decades since Neil Armstrong’s daughter died of DIPG. But thanks primarily to DIPG families like the Carrs, who have channeled their grief into an effort to fund game-changing research on DIPG, doctors have begun to discover breakthrough treatments that are showing great promise, so much so that they now believe a cure will be found in our lifetime.
All proceeds will go to the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation, whose mission is to inspire and fund game-changing research to discover effective treatments for pediatric brain cancer, with an emphasis on diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). Brain cancer kills more kids than any other type of cancer, and DIPG is responsible for almost half of all pediatric brain cancer deaths. Finding effective treatment options for this complex disease is one of the best ways to save kids from cancer!
To learn more about the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation, go to www.chadtough.org.
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