What is a Perseverance Pledge?
A Perseverance Pledge is a recurring monthly donation to the Chordoma Foundation to accelerate the development of new chordoma treatments and help patients get the best care possible today.
By joining the ranks of our Perseverance Pledge donors, you're enabling us to more aggressively fund research until cures are found.
To make a Perseverance Pledge, simply select the amount that you wish to give each month and your card will be charged monthly until you decided to stop. You won’t have to worry about how much you’ve given or when you last gave. And you’ll know that each month you’re helping us persevere in the search for dramatically better treatments.
Why perseverance: Justin's story
Justin Straus was diagnosed with chordoma in 2002 at the age of seven. Despite his young age, Justin was determined to do everything he could to help advance the search for a cure. At the Second International Chordoma Research Workshop in 2008, he delivered a powerful speech describing his journey with chordoma and his wish for a cure to be found in time to save his life. With wit and maturity beyond his years, he urged researchers to work together so that more progress could be made in less time. Justin’s presence lit up the room and made a lasting impression on everyone.
Soon after his speech, on the eve of his 13th birthday, Justin was rushed to the hospital because of symptoms brought on by the progression of his tumor. Over the following weeks, the tumor robbed him of many of his faculties, including his ability to see and speak. Just before his final decline, Justin made a heroic stand against his disease, communicating his final message in the only way he could, by scrawling across his whiteboard: perseverance.
We persevere to carry on Justin’s fight.
We persevere so that one day lives will no longer be cut short by this horrific disease.
We persevere because we believe cures are within our reach.
Make a Perseverance Pledge
By making a monthly gift of any amount, you’re enabling us to more aggressively fund research until dramatically better chordoma treatments are found.
Pictured: Justin Straus