Gunnar Heinrich Foundation

The Gunnar Heinrich Foundation is a 501c3 non profit organization dedicated to fighting pediatric diffuse glioma brain cancer.  This is a 100% terminal brain cancer and a death sentence for the roughly 150 children affected each year. It took the life of the sweetest, most joyful little boy - Gunnar when he was 3 1/2 years old. It decimates families each year when very young children are diagnosed and can expect to pass away within 10 short months.

The foundation is focused on funding research that can predict, diagnose or treat H3K27M diffuse midline glioma.  We are currently raising money to fund a study at Stanford University that hopes to develop a novel treatment for this cancer using Gunnar's actual tumor tissue, which was donated to Stanford. 

100% of all money in the foundation goes to the research.  Gunnar's family pays for all costs associated with running the foundation.

We received our 501c3 status on February 20th - the day after Gunnar's 4th birthday.


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    • $150 
    • 2 mos
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    • $1,000 
    • 2 mos
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    • $200 
    • 3 mos
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    • $250 
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Chantal Pittman 
Wimberley, TX
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