Glory GenschGlory’s Story

RACE (Raising Awareness of Cancer Early-On) Charities is a 501c3 non-profit foundation which helps Centro Comprensivo de Cancer de la Universidad de Puerto Rico in San Juan raise money for colon cancer research. RACE was founded by the family of Glory Gensch. Glory was a twenty-two year old senior at the University of Arizona, who just several months before her diagnosis of cancer, was experiencing stomach pains, constipation, and odd abdomen cramping. Her family physician passed off her situation as stress related symptoms caused by typical college life as a senior: lack of sleep, finals week, fast food, stress of graduation and resume building, etc. In her heart, Glory felt as if there was something more serious to her symptoms, however because her physician did not inquire as to family related cancer, especially cancer found in the family tree at young ages such was the case of Glory’s cousins, there was never any precautionary procedures or concerns on the part of her doctor, especially when it came to the specific details contained within some of the minor tests that were conducted. Glory’s cancer doctors believed that if her ongoing symptoms for over a 10-month period could have been screened early for cancer detection, that Glory’s chances of survival and possible cure would have been greatly improved. Glory’s story is similar to tens of thousands of young people throughout the country who also have been diagnosed with colon cancer and battle the devastating disease every day. The key to preventing late stage colon cancer and saving lives is early detection, and by helping RACE + Centro Comprensivo de Cancer de la Universidad de Puerto Rico in efforts to advance research, please join us in our cause by helping us raise money Online by creating a “Warrior Account”.

In Glory's words-

If just one life is saved, the sacrifices we all make will be worth it.

-Glorianna Gensch (June 2007)