We are a 100%-based volunteer organization that helps families and hospitals around the country and because of the unique services offered by the Marc Jr Foundation and our commitment to the DIPG community, our services are becoming more in demand each day. We are hoping, with your help, to continue these services for families who so desperately need them.
If you have questions about any of our programs, please reach out to us at [email protected]. We will be happy to speak to you.
The Marc Jr Foundation is unwavering in our commitment to the families facing a DIPG. We understand the devastation this diagnosis brings, and we hope to offer families support during this journey.
Marc Jr Foundation has parents, relatives, and friends that have lost a child to a DIPG. We have experience with the challenges and lack of information on this disease. We have searched within our own experiences to find a mission that can best help families, caregivers, and researchers affected by this diagnosis.
Marc Jr Family Grant Application (including the DIPG Travel Help Network)
Marc Jr Family Grant Videos
Marc Jr DIPG Monthly Zoom Chat (for Parents with a Child in Treatment)
Parents of children being treated for DIPG are invited to attend this monthly group hosted by Regina Karchner, a social worker from Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation, Lynette Apodaca, and Tanja Hess from the Marc Jr Foundation. The group will take place virtually on Zoom. Participants will have the option to join with or without cameras. Parents will be invited to share questions, concerns, and resources. This will be a casual group designed to help parents build connections and gain information. Parents who do not have to attend each month-the group will remain open to them. The meetings are 60 minutes on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM (Mountain Time)
Marc Jr DIPG Monthly Zoom Bereavement Chat
Bereaved parents of children treated for DIPG are invited to attend this monthly virtual group hosted by Jessica Elder, a social worker from Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation, Lynette Apodaca, and Tanja Hess from the Marc Jr Foundation. Participants will have the option to join with or without cameras. This is a casual group where bereaved parents can come together to talk, share grief-related challenges and questions, and build connections. Parents are welcome to join the group any time and are not required to attend monthly. The meetings are 60 minutes on the 4th Monday of each month at 7:00 PM (Mountain Time).