MEDIA COVERAGE OF GIL SCHAENZLE'S NATIONAL PARK RUN
Gil Schaenzle completed her National Park journey on August 4, 2018. In nine months, she traveled 42,000 miles, jogged or walked 350 miles, and visited 35 states, 50 national parks, twelve national monuments, and 2 national preserves! Her story has appeared in multiple national and local news outlets.
Good Day Colorado August 2018
The Fox 31 morning news show in Denver invited Gil back for a follow up conversation after she completed the National Park Run.
Denver Post: Grieving Evergreen mom runs, walks and hikes 50 national parks to fight cancer that took daughter's life.
Micheala interviewed Gil just as she was getting started and then brought her back on the show in August 2018 to celebrate the completion of her journey through the national parks.
Megyn Kelly TODAY
Gil's story and her visit to Cuyahoga Valley National Park with the local support group was profiled on Megyn Kelly TODAY in late July.
"Running used to help me find out how far I could go. Now, running is more about spending time with my girl. When I'm out running, she's with me, and we talk. It's my time with her.
There's something that connects with our soul at a deep level when we're out in nature. We push ourselves until you end up in this place of quiet solitude, discovery, and reflection. I think that's a wonderful place to be".--Gil Schaenzle
After Bath resident Ken Ertel (back row, fourth from right) crossed paths with Gil Schaenzle (kneeling with zebra ears) in Denver, Colo., during Ertel’s treatment for a neuroendocrine tumor, he reunited with her in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, where Schaenzle was running to spread awareness for the rare form of cancer.
“It was like having a friend, sister, cousin, supporter,” said Ertel. “We’re very close, and it was so great to have her and give back for her support. We rallied a bunch of Ohio neuroendocrine patients to walk with her. We had 17 or 18, and she usually has none or just one or two.”
"The 62-year-old woman who plans to hike five kilometers on Santa Cruz Island Friday will carry water, bananas and her daughter’s teddy bear.
As she walks on a ridge overlooking the ocean, the woman from Evergreen, Colorado, will look at the kind of rocks that intrigued her daughter. She’ll stop to cry. Sometimes, she’ll do both."
Gil Schaenzle and Eric Liu, MD (Chief Medical Director of Healing NET Foundation) were interviewed by MichaeLA on CNN Headline News.