Accelerating research

 that will bring an end 

to pediatric brain cancer. 


in memory of ross k. MacNeill

our mission

to end pediatric brain cancer.

our impact

exceeded $1,000,000 in 3 1/2 years.

life is good

For 1,411 days, Ross remained happy, joyful & tough™.

To him, life was good no matter the circumstance.

Whether it be the daily trek to Children's Memorial Hospital at 5:00 a.m. for chemotherapy, an MRI, or a month in an isolation room, he never complained.


To Ross, "Life is Good".  

Today & every day.

upcoming events

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All teams who register prior to July 1st, will be at 2019 fee.

$933 for a team of 6 players plus Goalie

$1,333 for a team of 19 players plus Goalie


Divisions for 8U Mites through 18U Midgets/High School are available for youth players in birth years 2013-2003, and A/B/C divisions for adult players are also available. Full hockey equipment and a valid USA Hockey number are required to participate.

3v3 Tough Tournament
August 7th, 2021

Fifth Third Arena
Chicago, IL

milestones met

Exceeded $1,000,000.00 in 3 1/2 years

Research Investment: Phase 1 Vaccine Trial at

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Research Investment: Humanized Models for Highest-Risk Medulloblastoma at

University of California, San Francisco

Research Investment: Children's Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium at

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The Ross K. MacNeill Memorial TOUGH™ Hockey Tournaments 

have raised over $322,767

Press coverage in print, television and radio

Received trademark status for R33M™ and TOUGH™

R33M™ receives donations from over 31 states

the tough store

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