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

  • Father’s Day and my cancer journey go hand in hand

    Father’s Day and my cancer journey go hand in hand

    Father’s Day 2015, I get sprung from an 8 day stay in the hospital after having surgery to remove an 8cm malignant tumor that had perforated my colon and was choking it off. Stage III Colon Cancer was the diagnosis but really the most pressing thing for me was getting out in time to make…

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  • Why Running for Dreams

    Why Running for Dreams

    I can’t say I love running, from 7th through 12th grades I was always running to lose weight for wrestling. Joined the Army and guess what? More running. From my mid 20’s until 49 I didn’t run much at all. Then cancer strikes, at some point during chemo, I said I was going to “do…

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  • Running for Success: Easing Kiera’s Educational Burden

    Running for Success: Easing Kiera’s Educational Burden

    Kiera MaGee lost her mom to breast cancer in 6th grade. As the very first grant recipient from the Running for Dreams Foundation, Kiera directed her funds towards covering her college expenses at the University of Oklahoma, where she started last fall. She hopes to go on to study medicine and eventually be an oncologist.…

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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”.