Why We Run

Read inspirational stories of why people run.

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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Crystal Holdsworth

Crystal Holdsworth

Crystal was diagnosed with anaplastic astrocytoma - brain cancer - in summer 2016. She fought the battle and won. She has been cancer free for two years now. We sure love her.

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Ramona Jensen

Ramona Jensen

This is my grandma Ramona Jensen. She battled breast cancer for over 20 years. Through it all, she never lost her faith and love for life. She is my hero.

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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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Jake Walker

Jake Walker

Jake was diagnosed with Colon-Rectal Cancer in 2015. He is currently in remission. Way to battle. We love you!

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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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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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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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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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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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Dan Schoeder

Dan Schoeder

He fights not because he has strength but because he has purpose. He was courageous. Not because it was easy, but because it was worth it.

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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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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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