We are proud to announce that the Mudgee Running Festival is supporting newly founded charity RUN DIPG.
DIPG (diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma) is the most deadly form of childhood cancer (it makes up 10-15% of all brain tumours in children) and we want to help them find a cure.
For every single competitor that registers to compete in our community event we will donate $2 to RUN DIPG to help ‘fight the fight’ against this devastating disease. Last year were were thrilled to have 950 competitors and with your support (and participation) we hope to grow this even further! If we reach 1,000 competitors for 2019, we will donate $2,000 to fund research into finding a cure.
THE HORRIFIC STATS:
This type of brain tumour primarily affects children, with most diagnoses occurring between 5 and 7 years of age or younger. Unfortunately a child diagnosed with DIPG today faces the same prognosis as a child diagnosed 40 years ago. There is still no effective treatment and a very poor chance of survival with only 10% of children with DIPG survive for 2 years following their diagnosis, and less than 1% survive for 5 years. The median survival time is 9 months from diagnosis.
You can find out more about RUN DIPG at www.rundipg.org.
What are you waiting for? Register now, and let’s be part of finding a cure for this dreadful disease.