Why We Run

Read inspirational stories of why people run.

Apolonio

Apolonio

This run is for my father Apolonio who unfortunately passed away due to cancer on February 21, 2000. He left behind a wife and four kids 19,16,15 and 10. Our mom is our hero and biggest supporter. We love you mom!

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Auntie Rosa

Auntie Rosa

I run for my Auntie Rosa who is fighting stage 3 Colon Cancer, she is strong and very positive, she will beat this! I love you Tia!

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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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Bob White

Bob White

1946-2015. Beloved husband, father of 8, grandfather of 21, brother and uncle. Dedicated runner.?Battled bladder and liver cancer. Honored today by 31 family members. We love you!

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Brian Reid

Brian Reid

I run in honor of my husband. He fought valiantly and with courage for 2 years. He lost the battle to small cell cancer on August 11, 2017.

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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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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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Dan Bierman

Dan Bierman

My Dad - Dan - My hero and inspiration. You have faced every challenge with patience and humility never once uttering a word of complaint. I love you and run every step for you.

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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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Duane Calder

Duane Calder

This month marks 10 years since my dad passed away from brain cancer. I will be carrying his first grandchild!

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Harmoni Racker

Harmoni Racker

Harmoni was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic inflammatory breast cancer. She fought hard enduring a year of chemotherapy and radiation treatments with unwavering faith that it would all turn out OK.

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Jennifer Daines

Jennifer Daines

Beloved wife, mother of six, grandmother of four, mission mom of 517, and dear friend to many more. Jennifer joins the battle full of faith, hope, and charity.

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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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