Why We Run

Read inspirational stories of why people run.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kelton

Kelton

I am running for my nephew Kelton. He was diagnosed at age 3 with Leukemia. He is now 22. An amazing kid who fought this cancer.

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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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97th Floor is a Title Sponsor of AF Canyon Run Against Cancer Health Equity is a Title Sponsor of AF Canyon Run Against Cancer

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