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Skydivers jump for a cure
Skydivers jump for a cure

Eighteen amateur skydivers jumped out of airplanes to fight against cancer on Sunday afternoon.

"The Skydive to Survive" event raised more than $20,000 to go towards the new UT Medical Center Cancer Institute.

Those skydivers said they hoped to demonstrate the courage it takes to conquer cancer. Three members of the Roth family suited up and skydived for their mom, Rita, who is currently battling breast cancer for the second time.

Rita Roth said she is grateful for her family's efforts to find a cure.

"It's very special to me. I feel very loved and very blessed," said Rita Roth. "I've gotten the most wonderful care at the UT Cancer Institute. I just wanted to give back."

"You Thrive to Survive" is a fundraising group for UT Medical Center, which looks for unique ways to raise money and get young people involved.

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