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Young girl in Palm Beach County designs 'Race For The Cure' shirt to honor her mother

Posted at 6:21 PM, Nov 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-22 05:29:42-05

Jennifer Martinez is proud of her daughter.

"We were really excited when we got the call and the email from her school saying she won, she won," said Martinez. 

She says her daughters like to draw, especially 10-year-old Madison.

"She's very artistic, she loves drawing, she loves coloring she loves painting," said Martinez.

Her artwork will be one of four drawings displayed on kids' t-shirts at "Race For The Cure" in January.

Madison said the boxing gloves represent her mother battling breast cancer, not once, but twice. The first time she was just 32-years-old.

"I was thinking she can do it. She's a strong woman. Like she can fight it and I also thought I was a little scared at first when she first got it but then when she got it the second time I knew she would fight it," said Madison.

The sisters saw first hand what their mother experienced. Her sister Annabelle, who is 7-years-old said, "she fought it with chemo and her doctors. And her doctors caught it early to make her safe and happy with this family."

The girls even formed their own team for Race For The Cure, JLM Communications, their mother's company.

As for Martinez's cancer, her last treatment was in August. Now she's in remission.

"The message is to know your body because you know if something is off. Early detection is key," said Martinez. 

"People can beat it. You can stand up to it. You can fight," said Madison.

Race For The Cure
Saturday, Nov. 26, 2019

Team JLM