Back the Blue 5K for Kyle Henricksen

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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

About Honor The Brave

Honor The Brave is a nationwide program that gives back to law enforcement, military and all first responders when they are buying or selling real estate. They are committed to serving those who serve. Your BRAVE BENEFIT is an amount equal to 10% of the agent’s commission. They want to give back and thank you for your service.

Honor The Brave was founded by Jeff and Zanna Wolfgang. Zanna knows what it's like to have Christmas morning at 4:00 am so dad can be there to see what Santa brought. She knows what it is to kiss your husband goodbye not knowing if he will come home, to get that call in the middle of the night, to have your whole world turned upside down, to watch the man you love be broken by losing the career that held his heart. Honor The Brave is the light that followed the darkness in Jeff and Zanna’s journey.

Jeff found his calling when he began his career in law enforcement. He was born into a law enforcement family so you could say it was in his blood. His passion is to serve, protect and make a difference. He was committed to taking criminals off the streets that he took so much pride in protecting. He had a way of making everyone feel like they truly mattered by just taking the time to listen. The career he loved was cut short when a suspect viewed him as a threat to his freedom and chose to run him down with his stolen vehicle. The journey to recovery was full of physical, mental and emotional pain that shook Jeff and his family to the very core.

 Honor The Brave was born from Jeff's desire to serve.

 

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Project FAQ

Q: Who is Back the Blue 5K?
A: Back The Blue 5K is a community building event hosted by current, and retired law enforcement, their families, and supporters. Our mission is to function as a host for civil engagement and to bring communities together in support of their local law enforcement agency or group.

Q: Who benefits from this campaign?
A: Kyle Henricksen will receive the funds from this campaign to help with travel and medical expenses while he battles cancer.

Q: How much of the fundraising goes to Kyle?
A: 100% of this campaign goes to the beneficiary. In addition, they will receive a portion of every registration for the Back the Blue 5K before event expenses as well as event sponsorships.

Q: How do I register for the Back the Blue 5K?
A: You can register at https://www.backtheblue5k.com/event/back-the-blue-5k-kyles-village/. 

Q: When is Back the Blue 5K in Manteca, CA?
A: March 30, 2019 at Woodward Park. The 5K starts at 9 am and the and one mile fun run will start at 10 am.

Q: Are sponsorships available?
A: Yes, cash sponsorships are available starting at $250. You can also donate items in-kind such as tables and chairs and other items.

Q: Who do I contact for a sponsorship?
A: You can send an email to btbsponsor@backtheblue5k.com.

Q: If I have general race or fundraising questions, who can I contact?
A: Please email the event director at jenni@backtheblue5k.com.