Why We Run

Read inspirational stories of why people run.

R. Kent Larsen

R. Kent Larsen

My dad battled Lymphoma three times in 7 years. He lived and fought valiantly! He passed away from Non-Hodgkin Large b Cell Lymphoma on March 20, 2018.

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Bronson Dockendorf

Bronson Dockendorf

Bronson was 6 months old when he was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma. Although he has been through a lot in his short life, he is the happiest, most loving 1-year old around.

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Karole Bawden

Karole Bawden

This is my mom after the race in 2016. She lost her battle to pancreatic cancer later that year. She deserved that medal!

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Ashley Parks

Ashley Parks

This is my rockstar sister, who zapped the crap right out of cancer and continues to inspire our family and entire community with her resilience and positivity. We are TeamSmash!

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Jim Walker

Jim Walker

Our dad was diagnosed in 2016 with Prostate Cancer and is now currently Battling Bone Cancer. We love you Dad! Keep Fighting!

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Ben Snow

Ben Snow

My 4 year old nephew Benjamin Snow was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma in November 2016. After battling cancer for 18 months, he is now cancer-free!

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Drew

Drew

At seven years old Drew was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma. Eight years old his leg was amputated. He is now 18 and just graduated from high school. He is a survivor!

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Pearson Taylor

Pearson Taylor

ALLmighty at the age of two, Pearson was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Pearson is a true hero and teaches everyone around him that we can do hard things!

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Sue Jones and Thelma Rowe

Sue Jones and Thelma Rowe

#Cancersucks and I wanted to provide support to my loved ones Thelma, Sue, and Brittney who are doing everything to beat this disease! Thank you, Amanda Crabtree

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Randall Behrmann

Randall Behrmann

Known as "Boo" to 20 grandchildren, recently beat Melanoma. He is kind, selfless, humble, generous and loved by ALL.

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Chris Davis

Chris Davis

Chris was diagnosed in July 2017. He has now completed his chemo and major surgeries. Throughout it all, he never lost his sense of humor or positivity! He's legendary!

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John Black

John Black

John brought out the best in everyone! To know him was to love him! What a gift and example his life was to us all!

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Joyce Perron (Jo Jo)

Joyce Perron (Jo Jo)

A true example of a Survivor! Now helping other women who are battling cancer by providing support, encouragement and fulfilling many needs. She is amazing, strong, determined and generous.

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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.

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