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Race to raise money for Turner County family

Jayme with her family. Jayme with her family.
Ashburn women's club members Ashburn women's club members
Jennifer Iverson (Jayme's sister) Jennifer Iverson (Jayme's sister)

A Turner County mother, who's terminally ill, is getting some support from the community. The Ashburn Women's Club is hosting a 5k run next month to raise money for her family.

A community will be lacing up their running shoes October 5th.  

"Yes I will be putting my running shoes on," said Jennifer Iverson, Jayme's sister.  

"Yes I will be putting my running shoes on," said Donna Hollie, Ashburn women's club member.

All to support Jayme Merritt Barbee who has cervical cancer.  Women from the Ashburn women's club will be running along this road next month raising money for Barbee's three boys ages 2, 5, and 13.  

"This is our second annual 5k, last year we donated the funds to the breast center in Tifton, but this year we chose to donate it to Jayme and her family," said Melba Brown, Ashburn women's club member.  

Barbee's twin sister, Jennifer says she's always filled with so much joy. 

"She's fun loving, care free, she's got a smile that can light up a room," said Jennifer Iverson.  

Jennifer says her sister wants people to know that she is strong, and is able to stay on this earth a little longer to spend time with her loved one's because of her faith in God.  

"She also wants people to know of her faith, her faith and her strength have been unwavering throughout this whole thing," said Iverson.  

Jennifer wants folks to come out to the 5k race to help raise money for her sister's children so they have some financial support, as well as spread the awareness about cervical cancer.  

"Yes I want people to get out there show support for her, and the awareness of cervical cancer and just support her and her children and our family, just let her know how much she means to all of us," said Iverson.

The 2nd annual 5K run for Jayme will take place at Turner County Pre-school in Ashburn on October 5th at 8 am. You can pre registration online for $20.

If you are not able to make it out to the race, you can make a donation by visiting any South Georgia Banking Company.


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