Why We Run

Read inspirational stories of why people run.

Kasee Smith

Kasee Smith

We will be running WITH my mother, Tammy Sweat-Chipman, who is currently battling colon, liver, lung, and stomach cancer. She immediately started treatment for her cancer and is committed to facing this challenge with determination and a positive attitude.

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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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Jaime Jenkins

Jaime Jenkins

Happiness is a choice. It becomes a habit as we choose it over and over again. I choose happiness.

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Heidi Lowder

Heidi Lowder

I am running in behalf of my mother who is battling Ovarian cancer. She has 6 kids and a lot of family and friends that care about her and want to show her some support.

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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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Dean Bullock

Dean Bullock

Husband, Father, Grandpa, Brother, Friend, Marathoner, and IRONMAN. Inspired thousands during his courageous 22-month battle with brain cancer.

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Darin Majers

Darin Majers

We admire the fight in you and your ability to push forward! Remember that your battle with bladder cancer doesn't define you. You're a fighter!

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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.

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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97th Floor is a Title Sponsor of AF Canyon Run Against Cancer
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