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My story

In November of 2010, at the age of 35, I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  It had spread to my lymph nodes but thankfully not to the rest of my body.  I endured five months of physically and mentally debilitating chemo, a mastectomy, and five weeks of daily radiation.  All the while we taught my 2- and 4-year-old children words I wish they never had to know: chemo, death, cancer.

 

Why I have joined the Peak Hike

In 2011, to celebrate my completion of cancer treatments I decided to do something I love very much: climb a mountain.  After almost a year of being physically unable to move I rejoiced in my new ability to hike, exercise, and play with energy and vigor.  But this hike is more than just exercise -- it is a symbolic gesture of the mountain I climbed in overcoming cancer.  Every year as I climb, I use each step to remember the many, many people who supported me during my illness.  In addition, the hike is a fundraiser for a wonderful organization.

 

A wonderful cause

At a time when 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, the Breast Cancer Fund is devoted to removing the environmental causes of the disease.  When I look at my small children I hope and pray that they will never have to endure this terrible disease. 

 

What you can do

Make sure these beautiful children are never diagnosed with cancer.  Support my hike and the Breast Cancer Fund's effort to eradicate man-made causes of the disease by donating here.

Your donation is tax-deductible and no amount is too large or too small.  I have received donations as large as $1000 and as small as $10.  Every little bit counts towards eliminating this disease once and for all. 

 

Preventing cancer

Regardless of whether you are able to contribute I encourage you to learn more about removing environmental cancer risk factors from your life by visiting http://www.breastcancerfund.org 

 

Sponsors

  • Luna
  • Clif Bar Family Foundation
  • Klean Kanteen
  • The North Face
  • autodesk
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