2022 marks the 17th year for Yayo’s Run. Yayo Varela and his wife, Guadalupe, began this benefit run 17 years ago to help local kids fighting cancer. This year, the benefit funds will go to Brodie Stewart and his family. Brodie has been fighting his battle for almost 18 months.
Last spring, Brodie was able to return to school and play baseball, until cancer struck him once again. He is now undergoing treatment again and has made several trips to California over the summer months.
Brodie has Glioblastoma, which is an aggressive cancer affecting the brain and spinal cord.
Brodie, a 7th grader at Rush Springs, loves to go fishing, hunting, skateboarding, riding dirt bikes and playing video games.
Yayo’s Run will assist with funds in order to get Brodie the very best care so he can get back to doing what he loves.
Brodie is the son of Travis and Trisha Stewart and Brandy Stewart. Brodie’s brother is Tyler and his step-sister is Shaddiah.
The Run will meet at 411 S. Broadway in Marlow.
Kickstands will go up at 11:00 a.m. and head to Diamondback Harley Davidson in Lawton for lunch and drinks. Riders will then head to Medicine Park and back to Marlow by 4:00 p.m. for dinner.
Everyone is welcome for dinner, live music and a silent auction. All you can eat and drink for $25 or $30 per couple. A Prestige grill will be given away. Tickets are $10.00 each.
For information, please contact Yayo at 580-251-1494. Organizers also accepting donations for the family and will match each donation up to $300.