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The Hugs From Hayley 5K was started in 2008 to help raise money for the Desjardins family when their eldest daughter Hayley needed treatment for aplastic anemia. The race has raised more than $100,000 for Maine Children’s Cancer since then, and introduced the family to longtime runner Allyn Genest. From left, Michael Desjardins, Hayley Desjardins, Maddie Desjardins, Allison Desjardins and Genest. (Grant McPherson photo) 3p1.jpg