Stronger Than DIPG

Smile Foundation

We give families support they need when facing a Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) diagnosis. Our family’s journey with cancer has led us to provide support grants, research funding, and support for others.



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Our Impact

Gabriella’s Smile Foundation has donated over $37,000.00 in grants to families facing DIPG. Funds raised through our events and donors have helped dozens of families after receiving a cancer diagnosis. In our case, the incredible support from our family, local community, church, and other DIPG families helped us through the difficult journey. Now we provide that support for others.



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Through fundraising and direct public donations, Gabriella’s Smile Foundation has been able to provide over $37,000 in financial support to families affected by DIPG.



Families Received Grants

Over 58 families have received financial grants. These grants go to families with verified diagnosis of DIPG. No family should have to face cancer alone.



Of families experience Financial hardship

Families with a child with cancer will experience some level of financial hardship.


Our Mission

Our MISSION is to help families, fund research, and raise awareness for DIPG and pediatric brain cancer. Gabriella’s Smile Foundation provides families with the necessary resources during the most critical times. No family should fight cancer alone. We are STRONGER than cancer, and we are STRONGER together.

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Our Programs

Gabriella’s Smile Foundation rallies our community around a common cause - improving the lives of those affected by cancer.

As of March 2018, Gabriella’s Smile Foundation has been officially approved as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation. The support of our community helps us make a difference in the lives of families facing a DIPG diagnosis.



Grants and Funding

Our grantees include families throughout the country facing a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma diagnosis. After applying with Gabriella’s Smile and verifying with a health professional, recipients can use the grant funds to support their family’s well-being. Read about our grantees.

Events and Spreading Awareness

Looking for a way to get involved? Volunteer for an event with Gabriella’s Smile Foundation. Share about our mission with your friends online. Talk to your employer about donating to our cause.

Donations to DIPG research

Through Gabriella’s 5K cupcake run we have raised money for pediatric brain cancer research. Research of DIPG can give other families more time with their children, answers for their future, and hope for a cure.

Gabriella’s Gifts

During treatment, Gabriella received gifts on a regular basis. This generosity inspired our family to organize Operation Back to School in which backpacks are filled with school supplies passed out and given to oncology clinics.


April 2016

"The burden of cancer is immense on a family and we want to lighten that burden."

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Get Involved

You can help children with pediatric cancer by getting involved. Give your time, talents, or help us fundraise.


Become a board member

When our family faced DIPG we found that resources were limited. That’s why raising awareness for DIPG starts with our community and goes beyond. Learn more about becoming a Board Member.

Make a Donation

Every dollar donated to Gabriella’s Smile goes directly back to families facing DIPG and giving support to our mission.

Volunteer opportunities

It takes a community to make a difference. Your help can change the lives of families affected by pediatric brain cancer. Volunteers make it possible for us to fulfill our mission.