KUSA - Breast cancer survivor Barb Jones and her son, Brian Jones, spoke with 9NEWS Friday morning, about why the Race for the Cure means so much to them.
Barb Jones told 9NEWS she is a survivor of breast cancer but could not have made it through the process without the help of her son. They have both volunteered at the Race for the Cure for 14 years.
They encourage as many people as possible to go out for the Race for the Cure on Sunday because it has helped so many people over the past 21 years. In 2012, over $2 million was granted to breast cancer victims in 19 counties who needed the resources. Both women and men received treatment, who would not have been able to afford it otherwise.
Brian Jones ran the race in 2012 for the first time and said the experience was powerful, emotional and a great experience to both celebrate and remember.
Brian's advice for helping a loved one who is struggling with breast cancer is just to be with the individual, even if it's just cheering that person up for the day and giving the person hope.
Barb fought breast cancer and is in good health.
To get information on the race of register for Race for the Cure visit: http://www.komendenver.org/komen-denver-race-for-the-cure/.
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