Families Helping Families

Family never fights alone. Whether you're a newly diagnosed family or are struggling with the loss of a loved one, we're here to help. The Cure Starts Now and our 600+ families have been in your shoes and are here to listen. Here are some options:



The Cure Starts Now was founded by cancer parents, Brooke & Keith Desserich.  Nearly all of our chapters are also run by cancer families in honor of their children.  What does this mean?  We are passionate about funding research in the most effective and efficient way possible.  We are also acutely aware of what DIPG and other cancer families are facing and provide the support you need!  

Contact Us

If you're a DIPG family, you can also try our real-time support chat at dipg.org


Family Support Groups

If you want to get a variety of opinions related to either DIPG or medulloblastoma, you'll want to join one of our Family Support Groups on Facebook. Join the group and ask a question to one of several hundred families that are there to support you.

DIPG Support Group

Medulloblastoma Support Group

Giving First

Giving First

"Giving First" is a large group of pediatric brain cancer families that join forces for one of our biggest research fundraisers of the year. Interested in joining us? Email [email protected]

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