Posts with Tag: mountain climbers

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...

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...

Letter from Bridget Vanoni, Climb Against the Odds Team 2021

Letter from Climber Bridget Vanoni, Climb Against the Odds Team 2021  On my fourth birthday, my mom was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. She was just 36 years old. 10 years later, her cancer returned. This time the diagnosis was devastating – Stage 4...

Honoring BCPP Heroine Mary Ann Castimore

Mary Ann Castimore, Mt. Rainier 2005 “Through BCPP, I have become an advocate, and by climbing mountains I hope to be a positive influence on others facing what I and so many others face when dealing with breast cancer. I stand on a summit with prayer flags in hand to...

We Did It!

Letter from BCPP President & CEO Amanda Heier Thank you for taking part in our 25th annual Peak Hike for Prevention! We loved seeing all 377 of our dedicated hikers from 39 states across the country come together in the name of prevention. Your participation...

Climb 2020 Postponed – See you in 2021!

Alpenglow on Mt. Shasta. Photo courtesy of Marie DeJournette By Marie DeJournette, BCPP Outdoor Events Manager What a wild roller coaster ride 2020 has been for the Climb Against the Odds. We started out like gangbusters, filling the team in record time and even...

Climb Against the Odds: Pushing Personal Limits on Mount Shasta

Guest Post by 2019 Climb Against the Odds climber, Katie Meyer I’m a glamper, not a camper, so when I signed up for this adventure, naturally I was a bit tense. Three days on Mt. Shasta, sleeping on the snow and having to carry everything that belonged to me, (and I...

Climb the Mountains

Guest Post by 2009 Climb Against the Odds climber and New England Peaks for Prevention event organizer, Deb Cole Originally published in Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine, Volume 13, Issue 4. The spring equinox represents new light and life, new beginnings, but in March...

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