Support Team Shine On as we run Grete's Great Gallop 2019 to benefit AKTIV Against Cancer!
Join Team Shine On, hosted by Aly Teich, who will be raising money for Aktiv Against cancer in honor of Aly's mother, Vivian Teich, who lost her 5 year battle with ovarian cancer in 2015.
Before Vivi passed away, she made only a few requests - one of them being that she have a dedicated memorial bench in her beloved Central Park. Her family secured the closest bench they could get to their UWS home, and were lucky to get one just across the street - which also happens to be just yards from the finish line of this race, and will serve as the unofficial finish line for Team Shine On.
Her daughter Aly has been an avid supporter of Aktiv Against Cancer for the last two years and is proud to host Team Shine On in their support, in honor of her mother, in honor of Aktiv Against Cancer's founder, Grete Waitz, and in honor of ALL cancer warriors - living and passed.
We hope you can join this incredible team and cause!
Read more about the race and Aktiv Against Cancer below -
Grete's Great Gallop celebrates the legacy of Grete Waitz with a run through Central Park over the same ground where she won her five NYRR New York Mini 10K titles—setting road world records in 1979 and 1980—and where she ran the final miles of her nine New York City Marathon victories.
In 2007, Grete co-founded AKTIV Against Cancer with Executive Director Helle Aanesen. The foundation works to ensure that physical activity will become an integral part of cancer treatment. To support this mission, AKTIV has pledged $3.3 million to fund leading exercise oncology research under the direction of Dr. Lee Jones at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK).
Support Team Shine On as we run Grete's Great Gallop to benefit AKTIV Against Cancer!