Teasha and The Climb Against the Odds
Teasha, Redwood National Park, February, 2012
This June my wife Teasha will be a member of Climb Against the Odds, a mountain expedition that raises money for breast cancer prevention. Teasha and a group of 28 climbers whose lives have been touched by breast cancer will climb Mt. Shasta, a 14,179 foot mountain in Northern California.
On January 31st, 2011 Teasha was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma, a common type of breast cancer. Last year was difficult for us and life changing, to say the least. But after nine months of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments, I’m happy to report that excellent medical treatment and early detection has saved her life.
During her treatments Teasha learned about Climb Against the Odd and The Breast Cancer Fund, which is the only national organization focused solely on breast cancer prevention through eliminating the environmental causes of the disease.
In her words: “I was introduced to Climb Against the Odds while on the table receiving radiation treatment. Impressed that the Breast Cancer Fund was not your traditional pink ribbon organization, and having no idea why I was singled out of the herd and dealt the cancer card while being ‘too young for breast cancer’ I wholeheartedly identified with the cause. Attempting to reach the summit will be a personal celebration of getting through my treatments. And by climbing I want to encourage all those in the midst of the storm to keep going, and to acknowledge the often-overlooked support team of caregivers, friends and family, and even strangers you meet along the way who lend a hand.”
If you want to learn more about The Breast Cancer Fund and to support Teasha’s climb, you can visit her Climb Against The Odds page here. Please feel free to share this with anyone who may wish to support her climb and the mission of the Breast Cancer Fund.