Why We Run

Read inspirational stories of why people run.

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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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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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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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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Chaden Jenson

Chaden Jenson

Chaden Jenson was diagnosed with meduloblastoma, Brain Cancer, at the age of thirteen. After a long three year battle, he is currently cancer free. He is our hero and inspiration.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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