Race Charities was founded by the family of Glorianna “Glory” Gensch. At the age of twenty-two, she was diagnosed with stage four metastatic colon cancer.  One year later, she passed on July 5, 2007.  Even though she is gone, her voice still lives through her legacy, RACE Charities. RACE is an acronymn for Raising Awareness of Cancer Early-on.

We focus in these three areas:

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  1. Supporting new advancements in the area of early detection of cancer.
  2. Raising the level of a doctor’s awareness of each patient with a family history of cancer.
  3. Promoting accountability of medical professionals so that they may take every precaution possible during a high risk patient’s care for early detection.

Warrior Runners join together in support of anyone fighting any battle by participating in city-wide walkathons, Run for the Cure’s, 5 & 10K’s, and marathons. Glory believed in the creedo: “Don’t Ever Give Up!”. To keep this in mind when the battle got tough, Glory designed a glow-in-the dark bracelet, the GloBand, as a reminder to “Be a Warrior” and “Fight for Life“.

Most importantly, Glory believed that her story and the stories of her three cousins, who have experienced hard fought bouts with cancer, are testimonies to the fact that one can never be too careful. Cancer does not respect personality or age. RACE believes raising awareness of cancer within family blood lines, providing funds to help improve the medical advancement of early detection, and promoting a healthy life-style are the best avenues to actively promoting the survival of cancer patients.

In Glory's words-

If just one life is saved, the sacrifices we all make will be worth it.

-Glorianna Gensch (June 2007)