Why We Run

Read inspirational stories of why people run.

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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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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Sudi Gallagher

Sudi Gallagher

Sudi is fearless, beautiful and full of adventure. Three handsome sons adore her. To know Sudi, is to love Sudi. Battling stage 4 cervical & breast cancer.

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Shara and Lula

Shara and Lula

I run because I lost members of my immediate family to cancer. Shara lost the battle with lymphoma 2008. Lula (mom) lost the battle with ovarian cancer 2004.

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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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Ethan Mendenhall

Ethan Mendenhall

Our Handsome Hero Ethan Mendenhall. Ethan bravely fought stage IV Neuroblastoma for 5 years. He was diagnosed at only 5 years old.

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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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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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Shae Walker

Shae Walker

Team Shae runs to honor our wife, mom, and friend who lost her three-year battle with cancer, but never gave up. She exemplified "We can do hard things."

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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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Mark Gallegos

Mark Gallegos

Survived Prostate Cancer 8yrs ago and has been living a full life! He is an amazing, strong man who is setting a healthy example to inspire others to prevent cancer!

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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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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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