In American Fork Canyon, fighting cancer one step at a time an 'emotional' process

2013-06-16T00:15:00Z 2013-12-08T06:46:12Z In American Fork Canyon, fighting cancer one step at a time an 'emotional' processDaily Herald Daily Herald
June 16, 2013 12:15 am  • 

AMERICAN FORK -- Almost 70 cancer survivors lined up to run the American Fork Canyon Half Marathon on Saturday in an effort to raise money to fight cancer. One of those was Kevin Allgaier.

"The American Fork Canyon Half Marathon/5K is close to my heart," Allgaier, 38, said in a news release. "It's not just because I'm a two-time cancer survivor, either. The real clincher for me was seeing my brother go through it. It is not an easy thing to go through. It is a painful process. It is an emotional process. It is just hard all-around."

The Cancer Centers at American Fork Hospital and Utah Valley Regional Medical Center host the annual race along with Kneader's Bakery and Cafe, the race sponsor.

More than 2,000 people ran the half marathon, and the race raised about $133,000.

Runners started at Tibble Fork Reservoir up the canyon and finished at American Fork High School.

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