Klean Kanteen, a leader in providing sustainable solutions to single-use plastic, introduced the first personal hydration bottle made from stainless steel in 2004. Before Klean Kanteen, most water bottles were made from aluminum or polycarbonate plastic. Supporting the Breast Cancer Fund is one of many efforts Klean Kanteen makes to work toward a healthy, sustainable future for people and the planet. The company recognizes that focusing on prevention, by working to protect our bodies and environment, is critically important. The work of the Breast Cancer Fund has been a guidepost and an inspiration to the company since the very beginning. Klean Kanteen was invented in part because the founders were alarmed by early reports linking Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical found in plastic bottles and the lining of aluminum cans, to cancer and other diseases. Klean Kanteen Co-Owners Jeff Cresswell and Michelle Kalberer were recipients of the Suzy Cain Leadership Award in 2010.
Klean Kanteen donates both money and bottles in support of Breast Cancer Fund outdoor challenges with the goal of advancing our mission to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease.
In addition, Klean Kanteen water bottles keep the Breast Cancer Fund community hydrated during Climb Against the Odds, Sacred Treks and Peak Hike for Prevention.