Why We Run

Read inspirational stories of why people run.

Sally Gerun

Sally Gerun

We are a group of 7 friends who got together in the beginning because our sons who were seniors in High School were friends who played Varsity football for the PG Vikings. Two of us are cancer survivors and one of us is in treatment right now.

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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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Derral Sorensen

Derral Sorensen

Fought a valiant and heroic 3-month fight against stage four pancreatic cancer that had spread throughout his body. This one's for you cousin!

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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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Amber Bell

Amber Bell

Amber Bell is an amazing wife and mother of three beautiful daughters. Since September of 2016 she has gone through 17 rounds of chemo to fight stage IV.

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Alison Lomax

Alison Lomax

Walking six miles each day on her hospital floor, Allison believes staying active has played a major role in her recovery... giving her power to continue the fight!

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Carri Lyons

Carri Lyons

Two-time Cancer Survivor. Even after hearing the words, "You have cancer," this amazingly strong, vibrant, energetic and loving person still shines. She is my HOPE!

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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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