PROudLY SUPPORTING RUNDIPG
We are proud to announce that the Mudgee Running Festival is supporting newly founded charity RUN DIPG.
Last year, with your support, we raised over $3,000 for RUN DIPG. For 2020 all entrants will be able to donate to this charity as part of your registration.
WHAT IS 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.
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.