Piper Forever Pin


A cute pin with an even better purpose. These enamel pins are part of our quarterly non-profit-give in support of The Cure Starts Now.

Piper Waneka was a princess at heart, a leader of the pack, a proud big sister, and as we discovered, a warrior too. Described as a “glitter explosion,” Piper made every day an occasion for hot-pink hair and an unbreakable smile.  But Piper’s world changed on when at the age of just 3 ½, she was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), an inoperable tumor in her brainstem.  DIPG occurs primarily in young children and there is currently no known cause, nor cure.  Despite the myriad of surgeries and treatments, Piper passed away at the age of 5. 

The Cure Starts Now (501c3 Federal Non-Profit) is one of the only cancer foundations dedicated to a “homerun” cure for all cancers, starting first with one of the most deadly and difficult cancers: pediatric brain cancer. Many experts believe that the lessons we learn from fighting pediatric cancer may in fact provide us the critical first step in winning the battle against all forms of cancer, both pediatric and adult.

Pins measure 1.25" each direction.