Running for Dreams

There are seemingly unlimited resources for cancer treatment, research, and patient services. Running for Dreams is here to help kids who have lost a parent to cancer, to help kids with the things they want but maybe aren’t asking for.

Meet Phil de Gruy

Through an incredible journey from surgery and chemotherapy to endurance training and ultramarathons, Phil found a lifestyle change and a new purpose. After defeating cancer two times and realizing how blessed his family was, he decided there weren’t enough resources to help kids who have lost a parent to cancer. Running for Dreams is here to change that.

Latest posts

  • Despite his grief, Jesuit student helps grandmother get her holiday dream trip to New York

    Despite his grief, Jesuit student helps grandmother get her holiday dream trip to New York

    The last months have been a time of unfathomable loss for the Hamrick family. First, Jason Hamrick, an assistant football coach and equipment specialist at Jesuit High School, died unexpectedly of a heart attack June 28. He was 48. Just 11 weeks later on Sept. 12, his wife, Theresa, died of lung cancer at 47.…

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  • Phil’s Story Featured by Ochsner Health & Cancer Institute

    Phil’s Story Featured by Ochsner Health & Cancer Institute

    Full post quoted below: When you look at what Phil de Gruy has accomplished in the last six years — four sprint triathlons, two half marathons, a 50km race walk and a 50 mile ultramarathon — you wouldn’t know it’s the same guy who received two cancer diagnoses within less than two years of each…

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  • How We Got Here

    How We Got Here

    June 13, 2015, I was diagnosed with Stage III Colon Cancer. I had been dealing with a lot of abdominal pain for about 5 months and we could not pinpoint why.  Then I ended up in the emergency room and after hours of tests and procedures the doctor walked in, closed the door behind her…

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Ever wonder how to make every day count? Well Jennifer and Phil want to inspire people to triumph through hard seasons, adversity or just everyday life and motivate them to live every day “MAKING It Count”.