The Brave Like Gabe Foundation was started by Gabriele “Gabe” Grunewald, a pro American middle-distance runner. Gabriele has survived multiple bouts with cancer – initially diagnosed with a rare salivary gland cancer, adenoid cystic carcinoma, in 2009, and thyroid cancer in 2010; she’s continued to experience recurrences of adenoid cystic carcinoma in 2016 and 2017. Gabe is an inspiration to both runners and cancer patients through her remarkable journey by continuing to do what she loves, while battling cancer. Her story is also the inspiration behind the Silo District Marathon.
The goal of the Brave Like Gabe Foundation is to raise awareness for rare cancers while also giving back to the communities who have supported her on her challenging professional-runner-battling-cancer journey. Through Brave Like Gabe fundraising efforts, donations are able to support research and accelerate treatments for rare cancer patients and raise awareness for research funding disparities and other challenges that prevent these cancers from having effective treatment options.