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OUR MISSION IS TO

Support rare cancer research and empower all cancer survivors through physical activity.

 
 

"Brave Like Gabe” started as a hashtag to support professional runner Gabriele “Gabe” Grunewald as she sought treatment for her third battle with an incurable rare salivary gland cancer in 2017.

As a professional runner and rare cancer advocate, Gabe founded The Brave Like Gabe Foundation to share her story, inspire others to connect and do the same, and to make a difference in the cancer community.  

During her cancer journey, Gabe experienced firsthand many of the challenges faced by rare cancer patients and the need for dedicated research funding. 

She also felt strongly that running and physical activity were like medicine during all phases of her cancer journey.

Gabe passed away in June 2019 and her legacy with the foundation continues to inspire others to share their own struggles while also helping to find better more effective treatments for rare cancer.