The Cure Starts Now

David Jones Runs Boston Marathon in Honor of The Cure Starts Now


Orange, Texas native, David Jones, has been a longtime supporter of The Cure Starts Now Southeast Texas Chapter started by Cristy Burnett-Smith in honor of her son, Corbin. This past spring Jones had the once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in the Boston Marathon. He ran the race in honor of Corbin and another local Texas boy, Indy. It was a tough and emotional race. Both of the boys’ moms said they felt like the boys were running with Jones. Jones talked about how he was exhausted during the last mile of the race.

“The crowd was yelling ‘Do this for Indy and Corbin’. And I thought to myself, these kids went through hell, I cannot not finish this race.”

Jones finished the race and raised over $10,000 for DIPG research leading up to the Boston Marathon.

Thank you, David, for continuing to be such a great advocate for children with cancer.