Why We Run

Read inspirational stories of why people run.

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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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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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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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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Khristy Huntsman

Khristy Huntsman

Colon cancer's got nothin' on my momma! She fought hard, kicked cancer's butt, and showed us what it means to never give up or give in.

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Kris Bullock

Kris Bullock

Running for my husband, Dean, an amazing man. He was diagnosed with brain cancer in July of 2012 and in spite of the dire prognosis, he remained positive and upbeat.

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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.

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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