About Us

JTHF's proceeds have been able to fund pediatric brain tumor research through organizations like The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center and Cincinnati Children's Hospital
JTHF’s proceeds have been able to fund pediatric brain tumor research through organizations like The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

“Awareness will lead to money, the money will lead to the research and the research will lead to the cure.”- President, Tim Hayden

JTHF was founded by Tim and Cindy Hayden in September 2004 after their 12 year-old son Jeffrey was diagnosed with an inoperable malignant brain tumor known as diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma.

The Jeffrey Thomas Hayden Foundation established and funds the Postdoctoral Endowed Fellowship Fund in Pediatric Brain Tumor Research at The Ohio State University Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and the Richard L. Solove Research Institute, which connects researchers at OSU with doctors at Cincinnati Children’s and Nationwide Children’s Hospital with the goal of providing doctors an insight to the leading edge research and to provide feedback to the researchers on promising treatment options. Recently, JTHF has been a major contributor to the DIPG Registry, which is located within Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. The DIPG registry is funded by non profit organizations similar to JTHF, with the united goal to find a cure for not only DIPG cancer, but for all pediatric cancers. Join the fight and help make a difference against pediatric brain tumors by donating now.

Learn more about DIPG by watching the video below: