Why We Run

Read inspirational stories of why people run.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cari Rymer

Cari Rymer

Cari passed away in 2015 at the age of 60 after a valiant five-month battle with a brain tumor. Miss you, Mom!

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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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Matt Goodman

Matt Goodman

2X cancer survivor, 15 radiation treatments, 20 chemotherapy treatments and 3 surgeries. Loving husband and father to 4 children. We love you Matt, thanks for fighting for us.

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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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