Frequently asked questions
What is Oligodendroglioma?
Oligodendroglioma is a rare cancer that occurs in the brain. It belongs to a group of brain tumors called gliomas. Gliomas are primary tumors. This means they have originated in the brain rather than spreading from elsewhere in the body.
Where does the money go that I donate?
First thank you for considering donating!! All donations are deposited into an account at Massachusetts General Hospital that is dedicated for research into new treatments and therapies for Oligodendroglioma. Your donation will be earmaked to the fund called "Meg Dostal fund for Oligodendroglioma Research".
How can I donate?
You can donate using the DONATE link on this website. it will take you to a secure paysite hosted by Massachusetts General Hospital on which you can use your credit card to make donations.
Can I donate by check?
Is Massachusetts General Hospital a Non-profit organization?
Yes, MGH is a Non-profit organization. Gifts made to MGH and to the Meg Dostal Fund for Oligodendroglioma Research are tax deductable.
Who can I speak to at Massachusettts General Hospital about research and donations?
If you would like to speak to someone at Massachusetts General Hospital about a donation , the research or anything else related to this fundraising effort please feel free to contact Heidi (who is awesome!!!!).
What research will my donation support?
For any new treatment to be considered for a clinical trial in humans, it first has to show promise in preclinical research—this is where our initial fundraising efforts will be directed.
Is my donation tax deductable?
Yes, gifts made to MGH and to the Meg Dostal Fund for Oligodendroglioma Research are tax deductable.
How can I share my story on OurCommonThread.org
If you would like to share your story with us at OurCommonThread and with the community that is so suportive of us and of everyone involved, it is easy. You can become a member of our Facebook community at OurCommonThreadnow and share you story right there. We will also post it here on the website.
Can I fundraise for OurCommonThread.org?
Yes of course that would be awesome!
If I want to share my story do I have to fundraise?
No, just sharing your story is pretty amazing! You don't have to fundraise. One of the main goals of OurCommonThread is to create a place for people to share their goals, inspire and be inspired by others. So yes!!! If you are thinking about sharing your story then please do, If fundraising fits into the picture at a later point of time, we will greatfully support that goal in whatever way we are able!!!
How do I contact you?
You can contact Our Common Thread or Meg at: