Julia Barbara Foundation

FIGHTING TO CURE DIPG - BRAIN STEM TUMORS   

           

The Julia Barbara Foundation is fighting to cure DIPG (brain stem tumors) so that in the future DIPG children will not lose their smiles and families will no longer watch their children die a horrible death. DIPG (diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma) normally occurs in children, is non hereditary, fast growing and currently incurable. Further, brain tumors are now the leading cause of cancer related deaths in children ages 1-19.  Please join our fight to save children!  


On November 23, 2016, Julia Barbara Foundation donated $15,000.00 to the DIPG Collaborative for DIPG research. On December 29, 2017, we donated $10,000.00 for DIPG research.  http://www.dipg.org/

 

Video of Julia Barbara shows the first signs of DIPG.

Julia before DIPG diagnosis


THREE WEEKS BEFORE

DIPG DIAGNOSIS                                

Julia after DIPG diagnosis




JULIA IN LATE APRIL OF 2016



AFTER DIPG DIAGNOSIS, RADIATION,

EXPERIMENTAL DRUG/CHEMOTHERAPY,

BRAIN SURGERY AND STEROIDS


                            


JULIA DIED ON MAY 17, 2016 






ZOMBIES LIKE BRAINS 8K  & ZOMBIE WALK FOR DIPG AWARENESS
SEPTEMBER 9 at 8 AM - 11 AM

PLACE
200 N. Peters Rd
6817 Audrianna Ln
Knoxville, TN US 37939

DESCRIPTION

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) is a big fancy word for a brain stem tumor. This is an inoperable tumor that can easily go undetected.  To help fund the research and help create the awareness, we are celebrating in conjunction with the Zombies for an 8k like no other!

Dress as your favorite zombie or just bring your brain to run this greenway 8k along the west Knox greenway starting and finishing at the Carmike Cinemas at 200 N. Peters Road.  In conjunction with the Creepy Con, you will for sure get to see some real life zombies! 

The festivities begin September 9th at 8am for he 8k and 8:15 for the walk. The route goes out on the "10 Mile Greenway" following the trail to pickup on the Jean Teague Greenway with the 2.5 mile turnaround just before Winston Rd.  

This out and back course will feature scenic woods and zombies, making for the perfect September run! 

Prizes will be awarded for Top 3 overall male and female, Top Masters Male and Female (1 deep), Top 3 Age Groups 10 and Under, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

There will also be a zombie costume contest awarded for the scariest zombie and the cutest zombie! So come dressed to scare or impress the secret judge panel! 

SIGN UP: https://runsignup.com/Race/TN/Knoxville/ZombiesLikeBrains8kandZombieWalkforDIPGAwareness



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