Why We Run

Read inspirational stories of why people run.

Uncle Newton

Uncle Newton

My Uncle Newton has recently completed 6 rounds of chemotherapy and 40 rounds of radiation for nasal sarcoma.

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Teresa Brunt

Teresa Brunt

I'm the team captain for Stars for Signe, who I am running for. She's a friend first and always.

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Susan Jacobs

Susan Jacobs

I am running for my mom!!! She died of breast cancer and the race is on her birthday.

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Shar Christopher

Shar Christopher

I'm a Physician Assistant with the bone marrow transplant and acute leukemia program at LDS Hospital. Last year I got a small group of us to run this half, which was my first (and only) half.

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Shae Walker

Shae Walker

Team Shae is running this year in honor of their wife, mother, and friend after losing a three year battle with cancer in March of this year. We can do hard things!

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Sean Brown

Sean Brown

My daughter had leukemia when she was nine years old. had leukemia when she was nine years old. She has always been a courageous fighter.

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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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