Tough2gether Against DIPG - Jace Ward Research & Access Fund
Fighting Childhood Cancer Together in Honor of Jace Ward
Jace lived every day, and especially after being diagnosed with DIPG on May 17, 2019. He was given 9 months to live - a shocking diagnosis to an otherwise extremely healthy young man with his sights set on law school and entrepreneurship. "I can't die, I'm busy" became his mantra.
In Feb. 2021, while fighting DIPG, 22-year-old Jace Ward established a research and access fund to help others receive access to drugs and trials. Additionally, he began to fund research in childhood cancer and especially DIPG. In collaboration with many others, he put into motion a DIPG Navigation Continuum. Jace's life on earth ended July 3, 2021 but his mission to help the next child continues. In September 2021, Tough2gether Against DIPG hosted the first breakfast in Washington DC bringing together researchers, physicians, families and advocates. Jace's goal was to raise $1.2M for DIPG. Why $1.2M? Because it was the amount required for the trial he could not enter. His goal became to make sure the next child didn't need to fundraise to save their life.
As his family we remain very active in DIPG research and trial development. We continue Jace's mission to make the circle bigger and fight childhood cancer like lives depend on it, because they do. We would be honored for you to join us.
Roger and Lisa Ward