Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) is a big fancy word for a brain stem tumor. There is no cure for DIPG and normally effects children. Children typically live 4 to 9 months after diagnosis. This is an inoperable tumor that can easily go undetected. With DIPG, parents watch their children suffer, and try to live the best life possible. This 5k and fun walk will help to raise funds for a DIPG family’s living expenses while treatment is being undergone. It will also help their parents to be able to spend the time they need with their children.
We will have a chip timed 5k and untimed fun walk, with all proceeds going to the family expenses fund. Let your day be magical as you help to promote and support this fund hosted by the Julia Barbara Foundation. This fund helps families that are affected take the time to spend with their families without worrying about bills. We will have crafts for kiddos and adults alike!
Awards go to Top 3 Male and Female overall with awards in 10 year age increments for adults: 8 and under, 9-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.
The route takes place at the Cherokee Greenway located off Alcoa Hwy, just southwest of UT. The route features a loop with an out and back on the scenic greenway.