69: Running 205 miles to Fight Childhood Cancer. Talking with Amanda Knerr and Greg Yaghmai


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MR69: In this week’s episode, I talked with Amanda Knerr and Greg Yaghmai. Amanda is the co-founder of Hope for Autumn Foundation – a 501c non-for-profit foundation which provides year round assistance to families, funding childhood cancer research, and raising awareness of childhood cancer. Greg is running Tahoe 200 Endurance Run Ultra (which actually is 205 miles) to fundraise for the foundation.

In this episode, Amanda Knerr, Greg Yaghmai and I talked about
– Hope for Autumn Foundation
– Amanda’s daughter Emily’s childhood cancer and journey to be a runner
– Greg’s running journey
– Running 200 milers
– Greg’s different types of training
– More

Enjoy the episode!

Music by: bensound.com

Hope for Autumn Foundation Website: hopeforautumnfoundation.org
Greg’s fundraising page: https://www.facebook.com/donate/10210859733921219/
Tahoe 200 Endurance Run Ultra: http://www.tahoe200.com

Background on Hope for Autumn Foundation:
In 2008, Travis and Anne Diggs held a small backyard crawfish boil to raise funds for a family friend whose child, Autumn, was battling cancer. The event was a success, and was held again in 2009. In 2010, the Diggs decided to benefit another family and were introduced to the Knerrs, whose daughter, Emily was battling cancer. The Knerrs were so grateful that they asked to be a part of the event each year, which continues to grow. In 2012, Hope for Autumn Foundation was founded by Travis Diggs and Amanda Knerr. The foundation has evolved from benefiting 1-3 families per year at the annual crawfish boil, which currently has grown to the size of 2500 attendees, to providing year round assistance to families who apply through the website, funding childhood cancer research, and raising awareness of childhood cancer.

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