Lauren Hill, the inspiring young woman from Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, OH was diagnosed with DIPG, a rare form of inoperable brain cancer, in November 2013. Throughout her diagnosis Lauren was a tireless advocate and spokesperson for The Cure Starts Now's efforts to find the homerun cure. Lauren captured the hearts of people worldwide with her tenacity and determination to play in her first collegiate basketball game with her Mount St. Joseph University team.
Since her game on November 2 she became a worldwide inspiration. Lauren used her voice for those children fighting cancer who are too young to speak for the need for funding research for the "homerun cure". Through her efforts more than $1,700,000 has been raised for DIPG research for The Cure Starts Now Foundation.
Sadly, Lauren passed away on April 10, 2015, but she wanted it to be known that DIPG didn't beat her, but that she beat DIPG. To date $2.3 million dollars has been raised in Lauren's honor to help find a homerun cure.
“Childhood cancer research needs to be taken more seriously. While most people see cancer as an adult disease, children can get it too. Pediatric cancer research is wildly underfunded. Our children are the future. They deserve better. They deserve a cure.” -The Hill Family
Thank you for choosing to donate to The Cure Starts Now Foundation. 100% of this donation, after credit card processing fees, goes directly towards research to find the homerun cure for cancer starting with pediatric brain cancer research.
If you would like to make a donation by mail please send a check to: The Cure Starts Now Foundation; 10280 Chester Road; Cincinnati, OH 45215 and put the child's name in the memo.
The family receives notification of all donations made to this tribute fund automatically.