Ann Friedholm is CEO of the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation. Ann’s passion for helping childhood brain cancer families began when her friend’s son, Chad Carr, was diagnosed with DIPG. It has only grown as she has met more and more families, including Michael Mosier’s, who have had to endure a childhood cancer diagnosis. She has dedicated her career to finding a cure and helping families throughout their journey.
Ann has BS in engineering from Cornell University and an MBA, with a specialty in Marketing & Strategy, from the University of Southern California. Ann spent two decades working in corporate America with Procter & Gamble and Nestle, then spent a few years as a stay-at-home mom before getting involved in the DIPG/DMG world. Ann and her husband Jon stay busy with their four children, TJ, Ally, Ryan & Eric. She enjoys traveling and attending her children’s activities. It has been her greatest honor to work on behalf of all the children that are a part of the foundation to change the future for families who have to face a childhood brain cancer diagnosis.