Breast Cancer survivors dance to help patients

Survivors dance for cancer research. 9NEWS at 9 p.m. 10/07/16

KUSA - Cancer treatment can create a real financial hardship. This weekend a group of breast cancer survivors will be raising money to help other women fighting the disease.

They’ll do it by dancing.

Michelle McGarry is a survivor.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer 3 years ago and had a double mastectomy. Since then, she's become a triathlete.
All that exercise will come in handy Saturday night. 

She'll be one of 6 women in this year's "Dancing with Survivors" competition at the Galleria of Stone.

McGarry also had cancer as a child, she says learning to fight back has been tough.

"I think one of the scariest things for me was the starting to feel empty.," said the 50-year-old from Highlands Ranch. "Like I had nothing left to give, because I had worked so hard at everything. It was really frightening for me. I think that's one of the things that made me realize, I needed to do some adjustment and some rebalancing… and its absolutely a process for every survivor.”

McGarry says there is now, no evidence of the disease in her body.

The money she's helping raise - by doing the Fox Trot - will be used by other breast cancer patients who are going through treatment.

Dancing with the survivors takes place at 6:30pm Saturday night at The Galleria of Stone at 12655 East 42nd Avenue #60 in Denver.

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