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.

Thank You!

The 5th Annual Good Guys Good Gals Invitational was held Friday, April 21st at The Oak Bridge Club. We had a record turnout for an educational and inspiring evening with close friends, great food and live music as we re-dedicated ourselves to eradicating pediatric cancer—all in support of the Ellie Kavalieros DIPG Research Fund. Thank you to all who took part!

Defeat DIPG, by Katrina Lathrop

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