Making a difference in the fight against pediatric brain tumors
  There are over 120 types
of brain tumors, making
effective treatment very

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.

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Once In a Lifetime Gala & Auction

Click here for more info on the Once in a Lifetime 2014 Gala

JTHF 10th annual book drive benefits patients at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

The 2013 JTHF Book Drive to benefit Cincinnati Children’s Hospital was a success! With over 20 participating locations, the book drive collected a total of 1,943 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 $5,664.75 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 in West Chester and McNicholas High School.

Big thanks to our Lakota West volunteers. Pictured here starting frmo the left: Sonja Vidovic, Maria Fu, Caherine Jiao, Meggie Zahneis, Tess Forman, Ebba Carlstrand (sitting)

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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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