Eric DeLeon, the opening act for this year's Susan G. Komen Laugh for the Cure in Lubbock, revealed the personal reason he's participating in the event.

DeLeon's mother will be a five-year breast cancer survivor next month. He is already part of a cancer support group in Snyder and decided to reach out to the Susan G. Komen Foundation directly.

"I noticed Laugh for the Cure was going on for a couple of years. I pretty much just reached out to them one year," DeLeon said. "I told them my story, I told them about my mom being a cancer survivor."

DeLeon says opening for professional stand-ups helps him more than just doing a headlining show himself. He opened for Steve-O when he was in Lubbock a couple of years ago and he's also opened for Christian Keyes from "Last Comic Standing."

The 7th annual Laugh for the Cure happens tonight (Friday, Feb. 13) at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.

Listen to the entire interview with Eric DeLeon in the YouTube video player above.

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