In just one short week, the Breast Cancer Fund and our 2011 Climb Against the Odds team of 35 breast cancer survivors and people touched by the disease will be in Mt. Shasta to face the mountain. One of those climbers, Leann Ferry, was profiled by the Houston Chronicle last week:
Ferry is the only Texan on a team of 36 breast cancer survivors from across the nation preparing to climb Mount Shasta, a 14,000-foot peak in northern California.
Her goal is to raise at least $20,000 for the Breast Cancer Fund.
"They are the only national nonprofit with the sole mission to get rid of environmental toxins that cause breast cancer," Ferry said. "I will climb so that it will be common knowledge that pesticides cause cancer and that we should not be eating them in our food or have them in food packaging."
Ferry is passionate about the Breast Cancer Fund because she firmly believes her cancer was caused by environmental exposure. (Read complete article.)
We can't wait to see Leann and all the climbers next week! We'll be blogging from Shasta throughout the week and delivering reports on the climbers' progress on summit day. Check back here starting Sunday, June 19 to follow along on this incredible journey for breast cancer prevention.