In June 2021, Brooks Running released a special edition shoe and apparel collection to honor runner Gabriele “Gabe” Grunewald, who died of adenoid cystic carcinoma — a rare cancer — in 2019. The collection was designed in partnership with Grunewald’s family and friends, and is symbolic of her spirit and legacy.
In support of rare cancer research, Brooks will donate $100,000 to Fred Hutch on behalf of the Brave Like Gabe Foundation for the Brave Fellowship that launched in 2020.
You can purchase the items from the Brave Like Gabe collection on Brooks’ website and learn more about the Brave Like Gabe Foundation.
— Dr. Tom Lynch, President & Director of Fred Hutch
In September 2020, Fred Hutch's Alyssa Webster, Ph.D. became the inaugural recipient of the Brave Fellowship. The goal of the fellowship is to develop scientific leaders who will advocate for a diverse and inclusive biomedical research workforce focused on rare cancer research. Learn more about Dr. Alyssa Webster, her research and how she uses running to relieve stress and clear her mind for research.