July 2020: growth[period] is proud to support RunTough for Team Owen 2020. Until April 2020, Owen was a typical five-year-old. He loved kindergarten, ninjas, his scooter, and Legos. After some unusual behavior, like falling downstairs and walking into walls, an MRI showed a tumor in his brain stem and cerebellum, which was confirmed to be DIPG – a very rare (only 300 diagnoses a year in the United States and Europe) and aggressive brain cancer. The jab of a pediatric cancer diagnosis is severe. The uppercut of a zero-survival rate is an absolute knock out. A zero-survival rate is beyond devastating and truly unimaginable. DIPG patients and their families deserve and need so much more. Stronger research. Greater understanding. Increased funding. Learn more about the event at their website.