DIPG Awareness Week in California, May 25-31

Wednesday, May 20, Santa Clarita, CA–DIPG, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, is a pediatric brain tumor that is invariably terminal with no progress made to that effect in over 35 years of clinical record.  DIPG is responsible for roughly 80% of pediatric brain tumor deaths annually[1], the leading cause of cancer-related …

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Because of Lauren…

  Lauren Hill, 19, died on Friday, April 10 2014 after a very public, 16-month battle with DIPG.  In her fight, she began the victory against indifference to childhood cancer, and for awareness for DIPG–diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma–an invariably terminal pediatric brain tumor, in the midst of which thousands of …

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LOCAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL FOR THE ARTS RAISES AWARENESS FOR PEDIATRIC BRAIN CANCER

Download/Copy pdf For immediate release—Santa Clarita CA, Tuesday, March 24, 2015:  Jack’s Angels Foundation presents its 3rd Annual “Art for Jack” Music and Art Festival for Children on Sunday May 3, 2015 at the Sulphur Springs Elementary School MPR in Canyon Country, CA from 1-5pm.  The event celebrates the artistic …

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Looking Ahead 2015

Now beginning its third year, Jack’s Angels’ Board of Directors is conducting a thorough review of our beginning endeavors for the process of finding our long-term focus for how we can be most effective in our mission.  Our mission itself is finding balance and clarity throughout this process, and our …

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Update: 1st DIPG Awareness Run of 2015, Sunday 2/22 at noon

Jan. 26, 2015 Santa Clarita, CA On Sunday, February 22, 2015, (2/22/2015) at 12pm, the first DIPG Awareness Run will begin across the Santa Clarita Valley.  The Run starts at the entrance to Six Flags Magic Mountain, at the Old Road and Magic Mountain Parkway and the entrance to Interstate 5, …

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Definition of Terms-a Journey in Awareness

A Journey in Awareness Everything changed after October 28, 2011 when my son Jack was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or “DIPG”, a pediatric brainstem tumor with no survivors.  Though I lost my precious 3 year old boy to this practically unknown monster, I knew at the time that …

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Potential Therapy Found

From Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Potential Therapy Found for Incurable Pediatric Brain Tumor Share on facebookShare on googleShare on twitterShare on emailMore Sharing Services44 by Nora Dunne on Nov 17, 2014 Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is inoperable because of the tumor’s vital location on the brainstem. Northwestern …

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Our Mission 2014

This post is a repeat of our home page, the content of which is very important yet is often overlooked.  Here the links are kept intact for easy reference.  Also, our literature is offered here as well.   PRWeb press release    LEAFLET brochure    DESCRIPTION of Purpose   Did You Know? …

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ACR 151

Breaking News Santa Clarita 6/5/2014 1:17pm–Today, through the efforts of California State Assemblyman Scott Wilk, a resolution has passed to declare a DIPG Awareness Week in the State of California.   Respectfully, the statistics exposed regarding DIPG incidence are perhaps the most conservative, and notably DIPG comprises roughly 10-12% incidence …

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Jack’s Story

Jack’s Story Jack, James-William Gregory Demeter, was born a healthy baby boy, 7 lbs-7oz, 22”, a Saturday Night little man at 11:36pm, Aug. 30, 2008. Our Sophie-Marie was nicknamed “Boo” for the little girl in Monster’s Inc, and Jack-Jack was for the little guy from The Incredibles. Needless to say, …

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