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Back the Blue 5K and Honor The Brave have partnered together to host a 5K race/walk in Manteca, California at Woodward Park on March 30, 2019 to raise money to help the Henricksen family with travel and medical expenses so they can concentrate on helping Kyle fight this battle.
His ability to bring laughter to any situation is beyond words. If you need useless trivia or unusual facts, you can always depend on Kyle to inform or entertain you.
Kyle and Jenn met through a mutual friend and knew from the very beginning they were meant to be together. Marrying a short time later at the young ages of 20 and 21 the sky was the limit. Shortly after they were married Jenn’s mom passed away and being the selfless people they are, they took on the responsibility of raising Jenn’s little sister Destani (age 5 at the time, now 18) as their own. Just babies themselves they were determined to make it work together.
Kyle started his law enforcement career with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, after 3 years there he transferred to the Pleasanton Police Department where he has worked to serve and protect and lay his life on the line daily for the last 10 years. Kyle has made many friends along the way but has said his favorite thing about his job is interacting with the community and making people laugh.
Kyle recently found out he has stage IV Pancreatic cancer that has metastasized to his stomach lining. At age 35 this is extremely rare. They have seen two different oncologists through Kaiser and felt their treatment plan just wasn’t a right fit. After calling pretty much every major cancer center in the US they ended up meeting with a GI oncologist at Stanford and really liked what he had to say. So, they’re choosing to start a trial at Stanford that Kaiser does not offer. This will be done on a self-pay basis and will get very expensive. They feel that the best chance to beat this aggressive cancer is with the best, at Stanford. The outpouring of love and support has been nothing short of amazing.
“I know we have a long hellish road ahead but he’s strong and with the strength of our village I know we’ve got this. Every time my phone goes off it’s a reminder we’re not in this alone and we appreciate all the love and support during this fight. “ – Jenn Henricksen
NOTE: TO AVOID CREDIT CARD FEES ON REGISTRATION, YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE PAPER REGISTRATION FORM HERE: Race Registration Form – Manteca
See link below for paper registration to avoid credit card fees.
Parking: Parking will be at Woodward Park.
Awards: Placement medals will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female in the following age categories: 18 & Under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+. There will also be an award for the Fastest LEO Male and Female.
Schedule of events:
7:30 am – Registration and packet pickup open
8:45 am – Program starts
9:00 am – 5K starts
10:00 am – One Mile Fun Run Starts
10:15 am – Awards Ceremony
Pets: Dogs are allowed at the race if they are properly licensed and leashed.
Additional info: There will be a raffle/silent auction at the event. 100% of the proceeds from the raffle/silent auction will go to Kyle. If you would like to make a donation toward the raffle, please send us a message.
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