Finding a cure for diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas
In June 2005, our 17-year-old son Zachary was diagnosed with a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. DIPGs are inoperable, malignant tumors in children’s brain stems – the deadliest of all pediatric cancers, with less than 2% of children surviving.
Sadly, Zach lost his valiant battle in September 2007.
After Zach’s death, we created the Zachary Carson Brain Tumor Fund to find a cure for DIPGs. We’ve raised over $900,000 to fund innovative research at top cancer hospitals. We funded groundbreaking research that led to the discovery of DNA mutations that account for the disease in most patients. Interestingly, some of these mutations had never been associated with cancer. By unlocking the mysteries of DIPGs, doctors can tailor treatment to each child’s specific tumor.
To allow for more exciting discoveries, 100% of the profits from the ZaggoCare System go to Zach’s Fund. Please join our efforts to find a cure. For more information, visit www.zachcarsonfund.org