Exemplary And Inspiring Mom Finishes 50 National Park Runs With Half Marathon In Denver's Rocky Mountain National Park

Exemplary And Inspiring Mom Finishes 50 National Park Runs With Half Marathon In Denver's Rocky Mountain National Park

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 31, 2018) - Gil Schaenzle will cross the finish line completing her nine month long mission, at Denver's Rocky Mountain National Park this Friday, August 4 - the same national park that she and husband Fred used to take their daughter as a small child.  After losing her only child Anna Rose to NET (neuroendocrine cancer), Schaenzle decided she would cope with her life’s biggest challenge by following through on a plan that she and her daughter designed together and to run in 50 national parks across the U.S. to help raise awareness for one of the most misdiagnosed forms of cancer.  

Gil Schaenzle Honors Daughter And Raises Awareness For Net Cancer

Gil Schaenzle Honors Daughter And Raises Awareness For Net Cancer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 18, 2018) - When Gil Schaenzle lost her only child, 21 year old daughter Anna Rose on March 26, 2017 to a form of cancer called Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), she came up with a way that would not only help nuture her broken heart, but also celebrate her daughter’s life while raising awareness, funding and hope to this misdiagnosed disease.  Schaenzle is running in 50 U.S. National Parks throughout the contiguous states.  

Gil Schaenzle Honors Daughter and Raises Awareness For Net Cancer

Gil Schaenzle Honors Daughter and Raises Awareness For Net Cancer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 16, 2017) -- When Gil Schaenzle lost her only child, 21 year old daughter Anna Rose earlier this year to Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), the same complicated disease that ended the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, she wanted to come up with an idea that would allow her to not only celebrate her daughter’s life, but also raise awareness, funding and hope for the rare disease.