Chicagoland Dealer Group Raises Over $120,000 in May for Pediatric Brain Cancer Research

Schaumburg, IL, June 14, 2024 — The Steve Napleton Auto Group, in collaborative efforts with employees and customers, raised over $123,000 in May towards the Violet Foundation for Pediatric Brain. This money will help fund research and support dozens of families whose children are currently being treated.

Brain cancer claims the lives of more children than any other childhood cancer. The Violet Foundation for Pediatric Brain Cancer seeks to change that. Founded in 2022, the Violet Foundation strives to raise and provide greater resources and support for scientific research and clinical trials, specifically focused on improving survival rates for pediatric brain cancer patients. Sadly, only 4% of federal funding allotted by the U.S. goes toward pediatric cancers—the Violet Foundation has committed itself to addressing this issue head-on.

The Violet Foundation for Pediatric Brain Cancer was founded by the Napleton family in memory of Violet Napleton, who passed away at three years old from Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) — a form of pediatric brain cancer that has less than 1% survival rate and no effective treatment. To honor Violet’s memory, they are now devoted to raising money for pediatric brain cancer research and supporting patient families undergoing treatment. The Violet Foundation urges everyone to take inspiration from Violet’s fight and join their efforts to end this cancer once and for all.

The Napleton Family of Dealerships have been active in supporting the fight against pediatric brain cancer since Violet’s diagnosis. The Steve Napleton Auto Group has raised over $400,000 towards the Violet Foundation since October 2022. Because of this success, the Violet Foundation has provided critical support to over 100 families with children undergoing brain tumor treatment, and co-funded eight research efforts in the fight against pediatric brain cancer. The Steve Napleton Auto Group will continue their fundraising efforts again in October in honor of Violet’s sixth birthday.