Small Children Fighting Big Battles
Imagine An Answer aims to be a catalyst for curing PLGA-JPA, (juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma) a rare pediatric brain cancer. Research and development of new treatments has been underfunded for decades, forcing children to rely on outdated and ineffective treatments.
To drive progress towards a cure, we connect and fund scientific researchers nationwide who are working on innovative treatments to resources in the Washington, DC community and within the federal government. With the right resources we can work together to finally find a cure.
Children Fighting PLGAs Need Our Support
Pilocytic Astrocytomas (PA's) affect more than 20,000 children across the United States
No drug to treat pediatric brain cancer has been developed for decades. Pediatric patients have to rely on treatments meant for adults and can be severely toxic for children.
In 2020 the federal government spent $6 billion on cancer research. Only 1.2% of those funds went towards pediatric cancer research.
You can help fight PLGA by supporting the 2023 Pumpkin Bash!
The Pumpkin Bash is our premier annual event. Sponsoring or attending the Pumpkin Bash is a great way to join the fight against PLGA.
More information about tickets and sponsorships can be found HERE.
Working Together to Find An Answer
We bring together advocates, scientists and researchers, government officials, and private companies to ensure that patients benefit from new breakthroughs and the latest technology.
Our events raise millions of dollars for research as well as increasing government awareness of the need for greater commitment to finding new treatments.