Giving to the Chad Carr Pediatric Brain Tumor Center
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Partnering to Transform Care for Childhood Brain Cancer

“Your child has cancer.”

Each year, more than 15,000 families hear these devastating words. And one out of five of these children don’t survive. Brain tumors are the leading cause of childhood cancer deaths. 

The Chad Carr Pediatric Brain Tumor Center advances research and treatment for children with brain cancer. Chad, a grandson of former U-M football coach Lloyd Carr, died in 2015, 14 months after being diagnosed with one of the most aggressive and lethal types of brain tumors.

We are at the forefront of precision cancer research. We are pursuing a wide range of opportunities to expand pediatric brain tumor research and improve care, including:

  • Recruiting top physicians and scientists to Michigan Medicine
  • Expanding national and international relationships with brain tumor researchers
  • Advancing clinical trials and precision medicine therapies
  • Hosting precision medicine conferences for leading children’s hospitals

What we uncover about rare pediatric brain tumors gives us insight into the genetic defects of all cancers. Your support makes that possible. See what we can do together to honor Chad through transformational research that will help other children defeat this terrible disease.

Giving Opportunities
ChadTough Fund
The ChadTough Fund supports pediatric brain tumor research at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. ChadTough was created in honor of five-year-old Chad Carr, who passed away in November 2015 of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG).
Help cure pediatric brain tumors
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We would be pleased to discuss your interests and goals — and the impact your gift can have. We can connect you with faculty and staff, identify where your help is most needed, and share how giving can provide personal satisfaction as well as financial and tax benefits.

Ann Kay Ann Kay
Associate Director of Development