BizBuzz: Brave Like Gabe Launches, Queen Takes to the Hill, and HOKA & NAZ Elite Continue Together

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 Brave Like Gabe, a foundation formed by Gabriele Grunewald, has launched. The Foundation’s mission is to support rare cancer research and empower cancer survivors through physical activity. On why she started the Foundation, Gabe says, “Founding Brave Like Gabe is my way to give back to the communities who have generously and enthusiastically supported me on this challenging professional-runner-battling-cancer journey. I remember feeling devastated when I realized how little research had been done on my cancer and the fact that there were not any FDA-approved treatments for my disease—I don’t want any patient to feel that way; that they’re alone in their fight or that the medical research community doesn’t care about their cancer.” You can support the Brave Like Gabe Foundation with donations here.

 Queen Harrison teamed up with athletic stars from across many sports to support the Sports & Fitness Industry Association’s 19th annual National Health Through Fitness Day on Capitol Hill. “The event attracted the company of celebrity athletes, ranging from Olympians to Hall of Famers, to Heisman Trophy winners, and everyone in between. In addition, sports and fitness industry executives and lawmakers from throughout the country rallied together in support of passing bipartisan HSA reform, which includes the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act, a game-changer for activity that would reduce the cost of living an active lifestyle. SFIA and its many supporters are asking lawmakers to include this provision in the omnibus funding bill.” Read the full article Celebrity Athletes Take The Stage On Capitol Hill To Promote Active Lifestyles on SGB Media

 Northern Arizona Elite signed an extension with HOKA ONE ONE which will take them through the 2020 Olympic cycle. On the relationship, HOKA ONE ONE Senior Sports Marketing Manager Mike McManus says, “HOKA Northern Arizona Elite is a tremendous group of athletes training in one of the best distance-running locations in the world. Training groups like theirs provide the support and resources athletes need to develop and compete with the world’s best, and we are excited to continue supporting them as they continue pushing their limits.” Read the full release HOKA and NAZ Elite Sign New Deal on the NAZ Elite Blog

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 Adidas sold 1 million shoes made of out of ocean plastics last year. “The German sportswear giant launched last year three new versions of its UltraBoost shoe made out of plastic found in the ocean. It teamed up with environmental initiative Parley for the Oceans to create the shoe. Each pair of shoes reuses 11 plastic bottles.” Read the full article Environmental initiative: Adidas sold 1 million shoes made out of ocean plastic in 2017 on USA Today

ICYMI

 Will Leer will be doing an AMA (Ask Me Anything) Live on Instagram at 7pm MST. Tune in to @williamleer at that time to catch the action

 Biya Simbassa has inked a deal with Nike. In a post on Instagram, he said, “Happy to announce I have signed with Nike! I look forward to having their support as I continue chasing my dream!!!”

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 Gina Slaby is the latest athlete to join AthleteBiz! She is an ultrarunner who own 1st place finishes at the HURT 100, Vermont 100, and Plain 100, in addition to having previously held the 100-mile Track World Record. All this while serving as a Supply Corps Officer in the United States Navy.

Reasons to Celebrate

 Cydney Ross‘s birthday is March 16. Send her good vibes @cydmarie16

 Sara Vaughn‘s birthday is also March 16. Give her a virtual high-five @MomVaughn

 Ashley Higginson‘s birthday is March 17. Make sure to let her know you do not object to her having an awesome birthday @AshleyHigz

 Casimir Loxsom‘s birthday is also March 17. Send him your best @cazzylox


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