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Woman runs national parks to raise awareness for the rare cancer that took her daughter’s life


Gil Schaenzle’s daughter Anna died at age 21 after being diagnosed with stage four neuroendocrine tumors. They had said they would run in all of the national parks, but Anna passed away before she was able to work toward this challenge. Now, Schaenzle is running them to honor her daughter. She calls this cancer “a horse of a different color,” so she runs dressed as a zebra warrior – bringing Anna’s teddy bear along with her to keep her spirit close.