Defeat DIPG Foundation Joins with Childhood Cancer Community to Rally Against Kids Cancer

The Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation was honored to join together with other families, advocates and supporters, as part of CureFest 2015, held in Washington, DC.  The weekend events included a rally to the U.S. Capitol to raise voices to seek more government funding for childhood cancer and an all-day gathering on the National Mall where over 80 childhood cancer organizations shared information with the public on ways to get involved and support the fight.  Though a scheduled “Night of Golden Lights” candlelight vigil in Lafayette Park in front of the White House was disrupted, there was nothing that could quash the spirit, energy and determination of the passionate group who banded together to make a difference.  We were honored to stand with so many impressive voices in the childhood cancer community, and we will look forward to participating again next year.

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Johns Hopkins University Field Hockey Team Plays “Yellow Game” to Raise Awareness & Funds for DIPG

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On September 5, 2015, the Johns Hopkins University Field Hockey Team played its inaugural “Yellow Game,” to feature the Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation and honor Michael’s memory, by raising funds and awareness of DIPG brain tumors.  The Blue Jays played Kenyon College, in a hard fought game, where JHU rallied from a 3-1 deficient, but Kenyon scored the game-winning goal with just over a minute left for a final score of 4-3.

The Hopkins field hockey team has been a consistent supporter of organizations that promote childhood cancer research, and we appreciate their effort to highlight DIPG through this special event.

The Johns Hopkins field hockey team has been one of the top programs in the Centennial Conference since the league’s inception in 1993. The Blue Jays have the second most conference wins (137) and First Team All-Centennial Conference selections (37). Head coach Megan Fraser is the winningest coach in school and Centennial Conference history and has over 200 career wins.  She has guided JHU to three Centennial titles and five NCAA Tournament appearances.

Jenny (Silverman) Mosier, Michael Mosier’s mother and Executive Director of Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation, was a captain of the Johns Hopkins field hockey team and honored as First Team All-Conference, in 1999 when the team was a co-champion of the Centennial Conference and reached the NCAA Quarterfinals. Jenny was also honored with the first-ever Blue Jays Unlimited Award, given to the JHU varsity athlete who most exemplifies the spirit of Blue Jays Unlimited by demonstrating team spirit and leadership, promoting team unity and morale, and enhancing the athletic experience of his or her teammates.