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Klimah "Climbs Against the Odds"

Klimah “Climbs Against the Odds”

Support my Climb to prevent Breast Cancer

On June 15th-20th 2014, I will be heading to Northern California for one of the biggest challenges of my life. I, along with 35 women and men, will be climbing Mount Shasta – elevation 14,179 ft. I’m doing this in support of the Breast Cancer Fund, which focuses on breast cancer prevention. One out of eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer which is why The Breast Cancer Fund continually fights to eliminate our exposure to the toxic chemicals and radiation that is in our environment.

I have never been more passionate and motivated than now. I, too, have experienced pain and loss through family members and friends…it’s devastating.  As a 57 year old woman and hairdresser of more than 30 years, I have shaved the heads of too many women both in my personal life and my professional career due to the effects of chemotherapy. Just when they think things are going well, with a heavy heart, I shave their heads again. 

 As blessed as I am, I know life can change in an instant and that is why the time is NOW for me to do my best to help make a difference. I owe this climb to the all the women and men fighting this horrific disease and to our loved ones that lost their battle. And to all the survivors…for they are my HEROES.

You can help me reach my goal of $6,000.00 (in hopes of exceeding that amount!) with your donation. With a donation of $100.00 or more, you can opt to dedicate a prayer flag. In the Tibetan tradition, prayer flags fly from the housetops, trees and mountain passes/wherever the wind can catch and carry their message of hope. The Breast Cancer Fund adopted this tradition to honor those who have faced breast cancer, and encourage climbers to carry their own inscribed prayer flags up the mountain. You can/will receive a prayer flag inscribed with your honoree’s name, along with a personal message. A duplicate prayer flag will be given to me to carry as I hike to the top of Mount Shasta. Later, your prayer flag will become part of the “Climb Against the Odds” permanent traveling collection.

There are two ways to donate, online or by check. Online donors "climb against the odds/ breast cancer fund". (click on “donate to a climber”,"type in Nancy Klimah,"click on Klimah Nancy, and "click on support Nancy") or donate by check; make payable to “Breast Cancer Fund” and in the memo field enter “ Nancy Klimah 2014”. Mail check to Nancy Klimah, 1638 Manhattan Street, Bolingbrook, IL 60490. You will receive documentation of your charitable contribution, the tax ID # 94-3155886. 

This climb will be a privilege and a journey not to be forgotten. With your support I know it can be done.

“Our bodies are our home.  If we don’t take care of our home, where will we live?” –Unknown

Thank you, be well!    

Nancy Klimah  (aka “Snips”)

“Together we can make a difference”

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