Steven Healey shares the inspiration behind the foundation, his beautiful, forever-5 year old daughter Brooke who’s life lasted just eight months post diagnosis of DIPG, a deadly pediatric brain cancer. Healey describes the harrowing experience as a parent, but also about a new-found community of families dedicated to funding research for the devastating disease, the DIPG Collaborative. The importance of awareness to an industry which categorically ignores the most vulnerable and those most needy of a cure, placing the burden of funding on to bereaved families, is an actual experience for parents familiar with DIPG and most pediatric cancers.
The Brooke Healey Foundation will host their fifth annual Casino Night on Friday March 8, 2019 at the Palace at Somerset Park located at 333 Davidson Ave., Somerset, NJ 08873. Registration starts at 6:30pm for this community favorite. For more information and to register, visit https://brookehealey.com/casino-night/