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Breast Cancer Fund


About Breast Cancer Fund


Founded in 1992, the Breast Cancer Fund is the leading national organization working to identify and eliminate the environmental causes of the disease. Connecting the dots between breast cancer and exposures to chemicals and radiation in our everyday environment, the Breast Cancer Fund helps to translate the growing body of scientific evidence into public education and advocacy campaigns that protect our health and reduce breast cancer risk.

Osprey is a proud sponsor of the Breast Cancer Fund’s Climb Against the Odds and Sacred Treks. Every year we provide our custom fit backpacks to extraordinary groups of climbers and trekkers –women and men whose lives have been touched by breast cancer–making these journeys of a lifetime to support breast cancer prevention.

Experience Optional. Inspiration Guaranteed.

Join a team of inspiring women and men in a mountain expedition for breast cancer prevention.  Climb Against the Odds will be the journey of a lifetime for 40 breast cancer survivors and individuals touched by this devastating disease.  Together, the team will demonstrate that - like working to prevent this disease - anything is possible if taken one step at a time.

At the Breast Cancer Fund, our sole focus is to identify and eliminate the environmental causes of the disease.  As a climber, you will bring attention to and raise funds for this critical work.

Beginning in December, the team will begin fundraising and training with the assistance of the Breast Cancer Fund.  In June, the team will gather in Northern California for the final leg of the expedition, the 14,162-foot climb up Mt. Shasta.  Challenge yourself physically and mentally and be part of a team working to make a real difference! 

3 Number of countries represented by climb team
4 Number of men on the climb team
6 Number of climbers who raised over $15,000
7 Number of survivors on the climb team
9 Number of stat es represented by climb team

15 Age of youngest climber
11,171 Average dollar amount raised per climber
14,162 elevat ion of Mt. Shasta
29 Number of women on the climb team
538,700 Total dollars raised by Climb
31 age of oldest climber
5 Number of climbers to reach the summit
33 Number of climbers to reach base camp

There are only 40 spaces on the team, so apply early!  For more information about the climb, contact Connie George at cgeorge@breastcancerfund.org or (866) 760-8223 x30 about Climb Against the Odds 2009

Apply to Climb Against the Odds in 2010!
Climb to discover your own strength in the power of a team.
Climb to show that anything is possible if taken one step at a time.
Climb to support the Breast Cancer Fund's groundbreaking work to eliminate the environmental causes of the disease.

How? Join the Breast Cancer Fund for Climb Against the Odds, an extraordinary mountain expedition and journey for breast cancer prevention.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2010 climb of Mt. Shasta, and you can be one of 40 women and men touched by cancer to take part in this unique and positive challenge. Click here for your application.

From the moment you apply through the moment you reach your personal summit, you will be fully supported by the Breast Cancer Fund, your teammates and a community of supporters in training, fundraising and climbing the 14,179-foot mountain.

Together, the Climb Against the Odds team will support each other in reaching new heights and advocating for the groundbreaking work to stop this disease before it starts. Apply today for your place on the team.


Read the Climb Against the Odds 2008 Final Report  »
View photos from Climb Against the Odds 2008 »
Meet the Climb Against the Odds 2008 team »
Read reports from Mt. Shasta on the Breast Cancer Fund blog, Not My Breasts »



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