Violet Foundation for Pediatric Brain Cancer

At Steve Napleton Auto Group, our commitment to community is at the heart of our business, much like our commitment to family. We take great pride in our partnership with the Violet Foundation for Pediatric Brain Cancer, a cause close to our hearts. We are dedicated to significantly advancing their mission and making a lasting impact.

During May and October, our dealerships will donate for each car sold or serviced to the Violet Foundation for Pediatric Brain Cancer, aligning with Brain Tumor Awareness Month in May and Violet’s birthday in October.

To date, the Steve Napleton Auto Group has helped raise over
$277,000
for the Violet Foundation
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About the Violet Foundation

At Steve Napleton Auto Group, our commitment to community is at the heart of our business, much like our commitment to family. We take great pride in our partnership with the Violet Foundation for Pediatric Brain Cancer, a cause close to our hearts. We are dedicated to significantly advancing their mission and making a lasting impact.

During May and October, our dealerships will donate for each car sold or serviced to the Violet Foundation for Pediatric Brain Cancer, aligning with Brain Tumor Awareness Month in May and Violet’s birthday in October. To date, the Steve Napleton Auto Group has helped raise over $277,000 for the Violet Foundation.

About DIPG

DIPG, aggressive brain tumors primarily affecting children, are nearly always fatal. While children remain mentally alert, DIPG robs them of basic functions such as walking, eating, and speaking. Despite its severity, DIPG treatment hasn't advanced since 1962, and childhood cancers receive only 4% of government research funding. However, some promising results in immunotherapy trials offer hope. This highlights the crucial role of private funding from organizations like the Violet Foundation, given the limited resources available.

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Most Lethal Disease

DIPG

Cancer is the leading cause of death from disease in children, with Brain Cancer being the deadliest type. DIPG, a form of brain cancer, accounts for nearly half of these fatalities.

Ages

4-11

DIPG mainly occurs in children aged 4 to 11 but can also impact both younger children and young adults.

Overall Survival

Near 0%

Over 90% of children with DIPG die within two years, and the survival rate is under 1%.

Lifespan

11 Months

Although there are rare cases of longer survival, children with DIPG typically live for about 9-12 months.

A Cure is In Reach

Recent advancements have greatly enhanced researchers' knowledge of these tumors, leading experts to believe that a cure for DIPG is now possible.

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Dealerships United Against Pediatric Brain Cancer

Together we can make a significant impact for kids fighting brain cancer.

For over a century, automotive dealerships have played a pivotal role in their communities by supporting various local initiatives. Now, there's an opportunity to unite against pediatric brain cancer, a critically underfunded area. As a sponsor, you'll receive promotional materials for your showroom to help engage customers and staff during our May and October fundraising events. Each car sold will contribute to making a substantial difference in these young lives.

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Violet Foundation in the News

Suburban Family Launches Foundation In Daughter’s Name to Help Fight Rare Pediatric Brain Cancer

Less than one year after losing their daughter Violet to a rare pediatric brain cancer, Madeline and Steve Napleton are launching a foundation to help fight the aggressive disease.

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Help Fund The Fight: Napleton Mazda Teams Up With Violet Foundation to Help Fight Rare Pediatric Brain Cancer

'Chicago Today' visits Schaumburg to talk to dealership partner of Napleton Mazda and founder of the Violet Foundation Steve Napleton to fill us in about the incredible event they have going on this month.

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