On May 10, 1986 my grandmother, Oralia Alanis Herrera, was diagnosed with bone cancer, soon after, on June 10, 1986 she lost her battle. I never had the opportunity to meet my grandmother. It saddens me that cancer took her away from us so soon.

My run is inspired by her courageous struggle and also by her very missed and loved presence. I hope that my run helps the many who are affected by this difficult disease. My hope is to find a cure and give others courage to keep fighting their battle and ultimately overcome it.

Let's keep up the battle to find a cure and help those currently fighting the disease. We've come a long way, let's continue to keep the hope alive!