The Benefit Ride for Chace takes place Saturday, July 23rd at Waterboro Eagles (1050 Main Street, Waterboro), Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the riders leave at 10:00 a.m.
In January of this year, 12 year old Chace was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). DIPG is a brain tumor that is highly aggressive and difficult to treat. It occurs in an area of the brainstem (the lowest, stem-like part of the brain) called the pons, which controls many of the body's most vital functions such as breathing, blood pressure, and heart rate. Because of its location in the brain and how rapidly it progresses, DIPG is a “high grade” malignant brain tumor.
Frommie’s Fight Foundation was established to financially support Chace and his fight with DIPG, and will continue to help families with this disease in the future.