Yesterday 27 breast cancer survivors and people touched by the disease successfully completed their expedition on Northern California’s 14,179-foot Mount Shasta in the name of breast cancer prevention. So far, the Breast Cancer Fund’s 2013 Climb Against the Odds raised about $400,000 to support the organization’s work to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease.
Last night climbers, Shasta Mountain Guides and Shasta community members were honored during a celebration at the Mt. Shasta Recreation Center.
Jenn Carr, co-owner of Shasta Mountain Guides, recounted some of her favorite moments in her decade-long relationship with the Breast Cancer Fund's Climb Against the Odds. One year when the climb team reached the summit they were surrounded by thousands of butterflies. Another year the entire team reached the summit. Another year no one was able to climb. Another year a woman with breast cancer, upon reaching the summit, threw her hands in the air and yelled, "I'm alive!"
We know that our climbers will be excellent Strong Voices in the years to come, and we look forward to working with our climbers, business partners and the strong and vibrant Climb Agains the Odds community in the future.
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