Osprey Packs Inc. sponsors the 2012 Climb Against the Odds, the Breast Cancer Fund’s annual mountaineering expedition for breast cancer prevention. From June 17–23, 2012, a team of up to 27 women who have been touched by cancer will attempt to summit the 14,179-foot Mount Shasta, located in Northern California. As a corporate sponsor, Osprey outfits each team member with an Ariel 65 backpack.
The Breast Cancer Fund—now celebrating its 20th year—has led 12 successful Climb Against the Odds mountaineering expeditions around the world, and through them has raised millions of dollars to support the organization’s work to eliminate the environmental causes of breast cancer. Monies raised through climber sponsorship directly support the organization’s work to translate the growing body of scientific evidence linking breast cancer and environmental exposures into public education and advocacy campaigns that protect health and reduce breast cancer risk.
Osprey is a longtime supporter of the Climb Against the Odds, and 2012 marks the seventh year that the pack manufacturer has sponsored the event. Joining this year’s expedition is Osprey Customer Service Representative Shannon Hahn, who has pledged to raise $10,000 through her climb. Shannon will be blogging about the expedition on the Osprey blog. To sponsor Shannon and the Breast Cancer Fund, supporters visit http://prevention.breastcancerfund.org/goto/shannon.