Posts with Category: breast cancer stories

Climb Against the Odds 2022

This year we were honored to welcome 23 volunteer climbers from across the country who climbed 14,179 ft. Mt. Shasta to challenge the 1 in 8 odds of a woman’s breast cancer diagnosis. Many climbed in honor of their own or a loved one’s experience with...

BCPP’s 30 for 30

Spotlighting 30 Faces of Prevention from the last 30 Years For our 30th birthday, we honor 30 individuals who’ve demonstrated their commitment to breast cancer prevention over the last 30 years! Amy AnaLoan officer, pharmacist, mother/wife Since my cancer wasn’t...

Faces of Prevention Pt. 6: Dr. Jasmine McDonald

Guest Post by Dr. Jasmine McDonald, BCPP Board Member  Like all women, I am many things. First and foremost, I am a Black mother. After that, in no particular order, I am a daughter, a sister, an auntie, an educator, an author, a scientist, a doctor, a researcher, a...

Faces of Prevention Pt. 5: Jeana Thurston

[TW: breast cancer] Guest Post by Jeana Thurston, Crunchi wellness activist  In September 2018, my annual mammogram showed a small irregularity. Since I had no family history of breast cancer and could not feel anything during my self-breast exam, I was only...

Faces of Prevention Pt. 3: Heather Buren

For years we at BCPP have been exploring the relationship between occupation and breast cancer and we remain focused on building a healthier workplace. Hear from our Face of Prevention Lieutenant Heather Buren, San Francisco Fire Dept., Board member of the United Fire...

Faces of Prevention Pt. 2: Erica Heywood

At BCPP, we work hard to get toxic chemicals out of your daily products. We publish science reports. We advocate for a healthier world. We pass laws to protect people. We also climb, trek, and hike. All for breast cancer prevention. And today, we’re putting the...

BCPP’s Faces of Prevention Pt. 1: Kimberly Comer Mulqueen

[TW: breast cancer]  Guest Post by BCPP Board Member Kimberly Comer Mulqueen  Imagine a world without breast cancer. One without the aftereffects of mastectomy, lumpectomy, chemo or radiation, or the loss of a loved one. By being an integral member of our BCPP family,...

Meet Amy Ana: Mother, wife, fisherwoman, breast cancer survivor

I’m writing today with the hope that you will join me in the critical movement to prevent breast cancer, which affects even young mothers like myself. It was Friday, March 13, 2020, when I got the call at work. I was just about to open the pharmacy for the day when I...

Climb Against the Odds 2021: Team 2, June 14-18

This inspirational team of 21 volunteer climbers from across the country, featuring 3 mother/son duos, climbed 14,175ft. Mt. Shasta to challenge the 1 in 8 odds of a woman’s breast cancer diagnosis. Many climbed in honor of their own or a loved one’s...

Climb Against the Odds 2020 Redux Team

Climb Against the Odds, our annual mountaineering expedition for breast cancer prevention, is back! Initially slated to climb Mount Shasta in June of 2020, this team of climbers showed extreme tenacity and flexibility. Faced with obstacles across the board, the CAO...

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