In just one month, the Breast Cancer Fund will host the 10th Climb Against the Odds team of breast cancer survivors and individuals touched by the disease in a mountain expedition for prevention.
To celebrate, we’ve created an opportunity for people across the country to stand in solidarity with this inspiring team as they climb the 14,162-feet Mt. Shasta. During the week of June 21, as these 29 climbers ascend the mountain, supporters will hike, bike, swim or run three miles - the equivalent of 14,162 ft. - and fundraise to support the Breast Cancer Fund’s work to identify and eliminate the environmental causes of the disease.
For her Virtual Climb Against the Odds, Beth Lawlor of Houston, Texas, will spend Wednesday, June 24, (the day that our climbers ascend Mt. Shasta) walking three miles around a downtown park with her team of family and friends.
"The Breast Cancer Fund organizes a Climb Against the Odds each year to raise money for their worthwhile cause. This year participants will climb Mount Shasta on June 24th. Those who cannot be at Mount Shasta for the climb will be taking 14,162 steps/ 3 miles (the distance to the top of Mount Shasta) in their own community."
"I will not be at Mount Shasta, but on Wednesday, June 24th I, along with friends and family, will walk the three mile circle around Memorial Park to raise money and awareness.
If you cannot participate in person but want to show your support, please visit my team's fundraising page on the Virtual Climb website and make a donation! I have set a fundraising goal of $250. Wouldn't it be fabulous if we could exceed that?!?”
If you’re inspired to go to great heights to support prevention but were unable to join this year's team, the inaugural Virtual Climb Against the Odds is a great opportunity to create your own adventure and be part of a global team dedicated to stopping this disease before it starts! Exclusive incentive prizes, including a coveted spot on next year's team, will be available to the top fundraisers.
Beginning June 21, you can follow timely updates on the actual climb through this blog, and you can post comments to let us know about your virtual climb. Also, send us your photos, and we’ll post them to our Flickr site!