Why We Run

Read inspirational stories of why people run.

Annie Allred

Annie Allred

Running for my mom who was diagnosed with a stage 4 glioblastoma multiforme (brain tumor). Cari's Kids (grandkids too) and friends are running together to show our love and support for her.

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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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Amie Searcy

Amie Searcy

I am running for ME:) During my training for the AF Half in 2014, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was crushed that I wouldn't be able to run in the race, but cancer didn't stop me from staying active.

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Karen Conder

Karen Conder

My mom always lived her life just the way she wanted... with her family. She was such a courageous and strong person.

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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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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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Dona Crowne

Dona Crowne

I lost my twin sister to leukemia on 7/28/2014. After this loss in order to honor her life as well as manage my grief I chose to give back. I know firsthand what this fundraiser will offer these families.

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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.

Title Sponsors
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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