About Our Cause

Your Involvement Helps Your Neighbors

The AF Canyon Run Against Cancer is a premier running race in the state of Utah with a singular mission: Raise money to help patients in our community who are fighting cancer.

The Intermountain Healthcare Cancer Centers, in partnership with the Intermountain Foundation at Utah Valley Hospital, host this annual event and donate 100 percent of the race fees and donations to this cause.

The AF Canyon Run Against Cancer raises funds to support local cancer patients

We encourage our runners to "Race in Honor" of loved ones who have fought, or are fighting the battle against cancer.

Because of your involvement in the race and with additional donations, many families right here in your area have been helped on their path to becoming a SURVIVOR.


Cancer Facts

We also know that raising awareness about cancer treatment options and the support that can be found right here in our community will save lives. Protect your health through getting a cancer screening exam. Early detection is the key to a long and healthy life.

  • About 8,000 people are diagnosed with some type of cancer, each year in Utah, about 2,500 will die every year
  • About 1,000 are diagnosed in Utah County each year and about 300 will die every year in Utah county
  • 1 out of every 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime
  • 1 out of every 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime

*Cancer facts from National cancer institute (NCI) and Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) data.

"My father died last year after I ran the 5k. My sister-in-law also passed away last summer from cancer. Neither of them were able to pay for their treatments, but they were never denied help!"
-Name withheld, Spanish Fork


About Our Cancer Centers

Have Confidence in Your Cancer Treatment

With cancer, you want to have confidence that you’re receiving treatments that have proven effective. At our Cancer Centers, skilled and experienced specialists utilize proven technologies, clinical best practices and the latest research to ensure you receive the most effective treatment for you. And the best opportunity to heal.

Proven Cancer Technology Means Confidence

Confidence in your cancer care can come in different ways. One is the utilization of proven technologies. At our Cancer Centers, our talented experts employ technologies that have shown to work and that give patients a better chance at beating cancer. And isn’t that really the bottom line?

A Team Approach to Care

Fear and uncertainty come with any diagnosis of cancer. But you can also feel confidence. Because at Intermountain Cancer Centers, talented and experienced teams of specialists collaborate on your treatment plan. They utilize proven technologies, clinical best practices and the latest research, all of which provides you with the best care possible, and the best opportunity to heal.

About Cancer Services


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Connect with us

The AF Canyon Run Against Cancer is all about running for a cause. Each person runs for their own reason — and we’d love to hear about it! Connect with us and share your experiences using hashtag #afcanyonrun #whywerun.

Kneaders is the Title Sponsor of AF Canyon Run Against Cancer

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We Run Because

Read the real stories of Why We Run

Kevin Allgaier

Two-time cancer survivor and family man!

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Contact Us

For information or questions, email us at
info@afcanyonrun.com.

Sponsors

Kneaders is the Title Sponsor of AF Canyon Run Against Cancer
Intermountain Cancer Services Kneaders Select Health 97th Floor Primary Children's Hospital Altra Anniversary Inn Chick-Fil-A American Fork Pine Valley Real Estate Adcentives West The Daily Herald Costco Fresh Market Hampton Utah Valley Magazine Powerade Massage Envy Zermatt Resort Blendtec Scott James Sport Jewelry IM Flash JDawgs Meadow Gold Swire Coca Cola Home2 Sierra-West Jewelers Cloud Cutter Productions Wasatch Running Center