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The Brave Like Gabe Foundation is proud to participate in Cycle for Survival’s annual events to raise funds in support of rare cancer research led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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.

Together with friends and family in Seattle and San Francisco, we will join more than 37,000 people across the country riding to beat rare cancers. Gabe first participated in Cycle for Survival in 2018 and became an extraordinary advocate for this community through speeches, interviews, and by personally meeting many others facing a rare cancer. For the second year, the Brave Like Gabe Foundation will contribute a matching gift to amplify donations and inspire increased giving.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support our efforts through Cycle for Survival. With 100% of the money that we raise going directly to pioneering rare cancer research, you can be certain that every dollar will make a difference in this fight.

Whether you’re riding alongside us or making a gift, we thank you for your support!

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