Climb to Fight Breast Cancer
Climb to Fight Breast Cancer is an annual series of mountain climbs to raise funds to support breast cancer research at the world-renowned Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington. The climbs also help to increase awareness of the prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer.
Climbers of all skill levels and backgrounds can register for climbs on 12 peaks around the world. Six of the mountains are in the Cascade Range (Mt. Baker, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Hood and Mt. Shasta); one is in the Olympic Mountains, Mt. Olympus; three of them are a part of the Seven Summits (Denali in Alaska, Mt. Elbrus in Russia, Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal); and two of them are volcanoes in Mexico (Iztaccihuatl and Pico de Orizaba).
Depending on which peak a climber chooses, the climber is required to raise a specified minimum amount of funds for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The Climb to Fight Breast Cancer was established in 1997.
- "Mission Statement". fhcrc.org. Retrieved 2009-08-06.
- Lobos, Ignacio A Whole World Down Below Quest Magazine, Fall, 2009
- Decker, Mary Stevens Climbing to fight breast cancer: Redmond residents seek donations for charity mountain climbs Redmond Reporter, March 23, 2010
- Whitaker, Denise Climbing high (twice!)to help beat breast cancer KOMOnews.com, May 4, 2010
- Carlson, John Making the climb for a good cause Covington Reporter, August 31, 2009
- Moore, Jim Cause worth trek to summit Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 18, 2008
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