Making a difference in the fight against pediatric brain tumors
  Brain tumors are the
fifth leading cause of
cancer-related deaths in
women ages 20-39.

JTHF is proud to be a founding member of the DIPG Collaborative

The International Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) Registry is a collaborative effort by physicians and researchers from North America, Canada, Europe, and Australia to centralize and standardize the collection of clinical data and tumor samples from DIPG patients. Cincinnati Children’s Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute is home to the North American operations of the Registry. The goal of this effort is to support innovative research and ultimately find a cure for DIPG. You may visit for more information.

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Jeffrey Thomas Hayden Foundation

Making a Difference in the Fight Against Pediatric Brain Tumors

The Jeffrey Thomas Hayden Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in September 2004 by Timothy and Cynthia Hayden. In January 2004, their 12 year old son, Jeffrey, was diagnosed with an inoperable malignant brain tumor knows as a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma.

The Foundation goals include supporting research efforts to find a cure for this and all types of pediatric brain tumors, and to provide parents with the latest information to help them make the best decision for their children.

JTHF relies on volunteers and donors to help fulfill our mission. We are always happy to have new volunteers and we gladly accept donations and charitable contributions of any kind for our events and activities.



If you have received a direct deposit into your bank account from "JTHF", please direct all inquiries to Liberty Tax Service as a company by the same initials is being used by them to process refunds.  This third party organization has NO affilliation with our foundation.  Thank you.


Recent and Upcoming Events

Save the Date:

The 2015 JTHF Golf Classic will take place at the Hamilton Elks Golf Club on October 17, 2015. We hope to see you all there. More details coming soon!

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The Cure Starts Now's annual Once in a Lifetime Gala for a Viva Las Vegas Theme on April 18, 2015 at the Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati. JTHF individuals will sign up for a seat/table directly through The Cure Starts Now website.

Click on this link to register:

Fill out your respective information pertaining to seats/tables


Click here for more info about participating in the Once In A Lifetime Gala Wine Pull 


2014 JTHF Book Drive is a success!

The 2014 JTHF Book Drive to benefit Cincinnati Children’s Hospital was a success! With over 20 participating locations, the book drive collected a total of 1,715 items throughout the month of October. We received a variety of items, ranging from new and used books to DVDs to toys, games, art supplies, and other activities. This year’s donations totaled an estimated $4,697 in value!

We received plenty of support from the community, as always. All Lakota early childhood centers, elementary, and junior schools participated in the program, as well as St. John the Evangelist Church and Rite Track Equipment Services in West Chester.

To volunteer or donate items for the 2015 book drive, please email or call Nick at (513) 755-0047.

Making a Difference

On September 8th, 2004, one month shy of his 13th birthday, Jeffrey Hayden passed away after an eight
month battle with brain cancer.

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