In lieu of a normal episode this week, Carrie shares a few words about the loss of her close friend Gabe Grunewald.
Recorded June 12, 2019
Gabriele “Gabe” Grunewald was a professional middle-distance runner, multi-time cancer survivor, and founder of Brave Like Gabe, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting rare cancer research and empowering all cancer survivors through physical activity. She was a lifelong Minnesotan and former University of Minnesota Golden Gopher, where she initially walked-on before becoming an NCAA runner-up in the 1500-meters in 2010. Gabe was a USA Track & Field champion (2014 indoors) and inspired many through her efforts to continue training and racing through her lengthy battle with a rare cancer, adenoid cystic carcinoma. She passed away on June 11, 2019 at age 32 in her Minneapolis home surrounded by loved ones.