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.