News About The Cure
Rivertown raising money for cancer research with new beer called Salted Carm-Ale
Rivertown Brewery has partnered with The Cure Starts Now to created a special beer to raise money for pediatric brain cancer research. The Rivertown Brewery and Barrel House in Monroe will host a tapping party from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 16 for Salted Carm-Ale, which features caramel flavoring inspired by Lauren Hill, the Mount St. Joseph College basketball player who died of brain cancer in 2015 at the age of 19. She loved chocolate caramel candies.
Butler County brewery’s beer to help fund cancer research
November 3, 2017
Butler County’s Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House will create a custom beer to benefit pediatric brain cancer research through The Cure Starts Now. Salted Carm-Ale is an ale with a caramel flavoring inspired by Lauren Hill, the Mount St. Joseph College basketball player who battled DIPG, a highly aggressive and difficult-to-treat brain tumor found at the base of the brain.
Dr. Jones of Institute of Cancer Research in the UK accepts $102,432 research grant from the DIPG Collaborative
November 2, 2017
Dr. Jones of Institute of Cancer Research in the UK accepts $102,432 research grant from the DIPG Collaborative for his grant titled "Combinatorial strategies alongside ACVR1 inhibition in DIPG.
Dr. Mueller of University of California Accepts $70,000 Research Grant
November 2, 2017
Dr. Mueller of University of California accepts $70,000 research grant from the DIPG Collaborative for "An Open Label Single Arm Phase I/II study of MTX110 delivered by convection-enhanceddelivery (CED) in patients with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) previously treated with external beam radiation therapy”.
Life after Lauren: A mother's fight to keep her daughter's legacy alive
November 1, 2017
Three years ago, a brave young woman from Southeast Indiana took the sports world by storm with her determination and her dream. Lauren Hill's fight against diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) was watched across America and beyond. In the coming days, a women's basketball tradition will continue to spread Lauren Hill's message of hope.
On Nov. 11, Xavier takes on New Hampshire at the Cintas Center on the Xavier’s campus. The game will be followed by Lauren Hill's former school, Mount St. Joseph, playing Hiram. It's the 3rd annual Lauren Hill Tipoff Classic. The day won't be easy for Lauren Hill's mother, Lisa.
It all started in November 2014. Then a Mount St. Joseph basketball freshman, Lauren Hill hit the iconic layup at the Cintas Center in front of more than 10,000 fans. Thursday marks three years since the emotional day. Lisa Hill told WLWT she misses her girl more than ever.
"You could feel everybody in that room willing that ball to go in,” Lisa Hill said of her daughter’s layup. “Everybody wanted that ball to be in there for her. They wanted to watch her make that shot."
That day, Lauren Hill got to experience her dream of playing in a college basketball game. At the same time start, she a worldwide conversation about DIPG brain cancer.
"We never would have believed it would snowball into what it became -- 10,000 tickets in half an hour, ESPN set up shop for a week … It was definitely an adventure," Lisa Hill said.
For Lisa Hill, the memories are still vivid as she prepares herself for the Tipoff Classic at the Cintas Center with Lauren Hill's name on it. Stepping inside that building won't be easy. This would have been her daughter's senior season.
"The game -- although I'm proud -- it's often torturous for me. There's a lot of memories in Xavier. We had the big game. We had her funeral, her public funeral. So it's often hard to go back there," Lisa Hill said.
So to build strength, she's leaning on Lauren Hill and those indelible images.
"I was just thinking yesterday that I needed to sit down and watch some footage. I needed some momentum to go into the game and remind me," Lisa Hill said.
WLWT sat down with Lisa Hill as she got emotionally ready. Looking back at past memories sent tears streaming down her cheeks. Just seeing video of her daughter and hearing her voice again was a reminder that somebody is watching her from above.
"Sometimes I don't want to get out of bed, I'll be honest,” Lisa Hill said. “I want to pull the covers back over my head and not face the day. But then there's Lauren in the back of my head saying, ‘Get your butt out there because we have work to do still.’"
There’s still plenty of work in fight against pediatric cancer. Lisa Hill is an event organizer for the Cure Starts Now, visiting their 32 chapters across America and spreading her daughter's message. She lets her mind race ahead maybe 10 or 20 years, wondering what people will be saying about her daughter.
"I hope they would talk about that was the start of something huge, a movement that found better treatments and a better outcome for the kids," she said.
Who can forget Lauren Hill's courage before finally passing away April 10, 2015? Who can forget that beautiful smile? Or that magical game at the Cintas Center on Nov. 2, 2014, when Lauren Hill realized her dream of playing in a college basketball game and scoring?
Lisa Hill is now asking for an assist. You can help by donating to the Cure Starts Now through layup4lauren.org.
Bloomington Speedway dedicating race in memory of Peyton Whittington
September 28, 2017
Researchers hit the brakes on lethal brain cancers in mice
September 22, 2017
The Cure Starts Now and the DIPG Collaborative have helped fund new research conducted in mice provides evidence that highly lethal brain tumors, called high-grade gliomas, stop growing when deprived of a specific molecule naturally produced when brain cells fire. The experiments, led by a group of scientists from Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, suggest that targeting a protein called neuroligin-3 may prove beneficial in patients with these diseases. The work was published in Nature and supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health.
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Inspiring news for and about Central Ohio parents
August 29, 2017
Got a hankering for ice cream? Stop by a participating Graeter’s store Sept. 7-17 to support Cones for the Cure. The annual campaign benefits The Cure Starts Now, a nonprofit organization focused on pediatric brain cancer research. Graeter’s will hold two free ice cream days during the fundraiser, when customers can get a free scoop of Elena’s Blueberry Pie, named in honor of Elena Desserich, a 6-year-old Cincinnati-area girl whose brain cancer battle inspired the nonprofit’s formation. Last year, the campaign raised more than $136,000. Learn more at conesforthecure.org.