About the DIPG / DMG Collaborative
The DIPG / DMG Collaborative is a collection of foundations with the common interest of inspiring research into the cure of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) and Diffuse Midline Glioma (DMG) with the belief that through a cure for DIPG/DMG, significant advances in other cancer research will be made. Originally an organic development of the DIPG / DMG Symposium held in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA in 2011, today the DIPG / DMG Collaborative is made up of more than 25 foundations cooperatively funding millions of dollars of research worldwide. As part of this partnership, The Cure Starts Now, then DOUBLES this investment by matching the cumulative total of the member organizations! Even better, each organization at the Research Partner and above are recognized on ALL funded grants during their membership, increasing the impact of all foundations in true partnership.
The DIPG / DMG Symposium, which occurs every two years, is the culmination of not only the DIPG / DMG Collaborative’s funding cycle, but also features unique perspectives on research from experts around the globe.
With a goal of seeking the balance of research transparency, institutional collaboration, strategy and the elimination of duplication, the DIPG / DMG Collaborative funds both clinical and translational research worldwide.
“RUN DIPG is excited by the opportunity to share and build our business with likeminded foundations. We believe in funding the best international research into DIPG/DMG and partnering with the DIPG/DMG Collaborative supports this goal.”
— Troy Bailey, RUN DIPG
“What an honor and privilege it has been to be partners with the DIPG/DMG Collaborative for the past 3 years. With over 20 like-minded Foundational partners, all with one common goal. All after finding the best research possible for individuals fighting now and in the future, all after finding a CURE for DIPG/DMG, and ultimately, all after finding The HOMERUN CURE for ALL cancers.”
— Brooke Nicholas, Aubreigh’s Army Foundation 328
“The Melina Michelle Edenfield Foundation is excited to partner with the DIPG/DMG Collaborative. Joining the Collaborative allows us to directly accomplish our mission by pooling our funds and working with some of the greatest foundations to find a cure for pediatric brain tumors.”
— Michelle Edenfield, Melina Michelle Edenfield Foundation
“Cure Brain Cancer Foundation has been a proud member of the DIPG Collaborative for almost 10 years. By collaborating and pooling resources, we are able to align our efforts with others around the world in a coordinated effort to fund impactful, high quality research. International collaboration on this scale is absolutely critical to improving outcomes for DIPG globally.”
— Stephanie Quattromani, Cure Brain Cancer Foundation
“It is a privilege for the Robert Connor Dawes Foundation to be part of the Collaborative. Whilst we fund research into different tumour types including DIPG/DMG, we see value in the homerun strategy and are inspired by the high degree of true, honest collaboration.”
— Kim Wark, Robert Connor Dawes Foundation
“The Reflections Of Grace Foundation is proud to be a founding member of the DIPG/DMG Collaborative. We believe that through this alliance, the world-wide research that we’ve partnered to fund has initiated change for children diagnosed with DIPG. The Collaborative’s like-minded goal of a cure for DIPG and eventually all cancers, is a driving force of our participation.”
— Tamara Ekis, Reflections Of Grace Foundation
“The Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research and Information, Inc has been a proud member of the DIPG / DMG Collaborative since 2015. The member organizations, working together as an army, can get so much more done than by trying to do everything themselves. The organization is set up so that every member has a voice in what the collaborative does – no matter how big or small they are.”
— Al Musella, The Musella Foundation