Advancing the understanding and treatment of pediatric cancer.


About Ellie


Ellie Kavalieros was diagnosed with DIPG in May 2010; she passed away on December 25, 2011 at the age of 11. During her 19-month battle, Ellie’s immeasurable bravery, courage and grace were on display. In every way, she embodies the preciousness of these children and the terrible tragedy that occurs each time such tremendous potential is cut short.   Remembering Ellie

DIPG at a Glance


Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma is a high-grade, inoperable brain tumor that strikes at the heart of childhood. It occurs in pons of the brainstem, and is considered to be the deadliest and most aggressive of all pediatric cancers. Solving DIPG is also believed to hold the key to curing many types of cancer, which is why our work is so critical.

Coming Up!


The 2017 Charity Series of Poker will be held on Thursday, October 19th at bestbet Jacksonville. We're thrilled to announce that 50% of the prize pool will benefit the Ellie Kavalieros DIPG Research fund! We look forward to this great partnership. To learn more, download the official event flyer here. Also, you can view the tournament structure hereThank you!

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