Why We Run

Read inspirational stories of why people run.

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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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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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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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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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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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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For Reeder

For Reeder

Beloved Father/ Cancer Warrior 1951-2010 He battled stage 4 cancer for 11 years. He taught us to persevere through your hard times. And LOVE at all times.

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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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Adam R. Eastman

Adam R. Eastman

Adam was a history lecturer at Utah Valley University when he died of colon cancer on March 31, 2017. He was 42 years old and left behind four children.

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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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Kenneth G. Lee

Kenneth G. Lee

Most amazing husband, father, papa and friend who touched so many people in his lifetime. We all love and miss you.

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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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