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 800+ families have been in your shoes and are here to listen. Here are some options:

Family Support


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/DMG, medulloblastoma and other cancer families are facing and provide the support you need!

Contact Us

You can also try our real-time support chat...
DIPG/DMG Families: dipg.org
Medulloblastoma Families: medulloblastoma.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/DMG Support Group

Medulloblastoma Support Group

Brain Cancer Support Group

Giving First

Financial Support

Although The Cure Starts Now's mission is to fund cancer research, we understand that battling brain cancer puts a heavy financial burden on families. From medical bills to travel, it can all be overwhelming. The Cure Starts Now has partners that offer financial assistance to families of children with brain cancer.

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