Today, May 17, 2024 is proclaimed Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) Awareness Day in the Town of Carbonear

Today, May 17, 2024 was proclaimed Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) Awareness Day at the Town of Carbonear Regular Council Meeting this week.
Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) is a type of tumor that starts in the brain stem and controls breathing, nerves, and muscles, which can cause problems with everyday functions.

DIPG is the most common malignant brain tumor found in children, with over 75% of brainstem tumors being DIPG
Most people are unaware that DIPG is the leading cause of brain tumor deaths in children and remains incurable.
This evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the John T Pike Fire Hall on Bannerman Street, the Carbonear Volunteer Fire Department are hosting their annual awareness event in memory of Trinity Ellsworth who lost her battle with DIPG in May of 2022.
Tammy and Edwin Ellsworth, a fire department family and parents of Trinity, are fundraising to purchase playground equipment for the Soper Avenue playground in memory of Trinity. The Carbonear Volunteer Fire Department will be selling hotdogs and drinks, as well as accepting donations towards this initiative.
As well, tomorrow, Saturday, May 18, 2024, the 2nd Annual Craft Fair in aid of DIPG Research will take place at the Knights of Columbus, Carbonear from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.