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Climb Against the Odds
Climb Against the Odds 2017
Jun 17 - Jun 23
Mt. Shasta, CA



Drum Roll, Please: No Estrogenic Activity Found in Tests of New Replacement for BPA in Food Can Linings

by Janet Nudelman, MA and Sharima Rasanayagam, PhD THE GIST What is the problem? Bisphenol A (BPA) is an endocrine disrupting chemical used in the lining of many food and beverage cans. Studies have shown that BPA can leach from the lining of cans into the food and then into people. Growing consumer concern over ... Read more...

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Strong Voices

Our Strong Voices are advocates, donors, survivors and scientists. Some have testified at legislative hearings on behalf of breast cancer prevention, others have been honored as Breast Cancer Fund Heroes and many have participated in our outdoor challenges.

Their voices are critical to our work to prevent breast cancer. So is yours.

  • Joan Blades

    Joan Blades

    Co-founder of MomsRising, Joan helped the Breast Cancer Fund's effort to pass the nation's first federal ban on toxic phthalates in toys.

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  • Mary Brune

    Mary Brune

    Mary Brune was nursing her baby when she saw a news report about breast milk being contaminated with perchlorate.

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  • Kit Crawford

    Kit Crawford

    As owner and co-CEO of Clif Bar & Company, Kit has been an integral part of LUNAFEST and other LUNA efforts that support the Breast Cancer Fund.

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  • Sue Fenzl

    Generally, people have blind faith that we wouldn't be sold products that could harm us - "they're tested, right?”

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  • Janet Gray, Ph.D.

    Janet Gray, Ph.D.

    As author of our 2008 and 2010 State of the Evidence reports, Dr. Gray drives the science behind all our work.

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  • Rosanne Iversen

    Rosanne Iversen

    I realized prevention was more than not smoking, maintaining ideal body weight, eating fruits and vegetables and exercising.

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  • Sarah Janseen, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

    Sarah Janssen

    A physician, scientist, advocate and mother committed to protecting our health and our environment, Dr. Janssen is a 2010 Hero.

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  • Liz Jones

    Liz Jones

    A 13-time Peak Hike participant, Liz is also a powerful advocate for breast cancer prevention.

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  • Jeff Cresswell and Michelle Kalberer

    Jeff Cresswell and Michelle Kalberer

    Co-owners of the stainless steel bottle company Klean Kanteen, Jeff and Michelle were honored with a 2010 Breast Cancer Fund Hero Award.

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  • Annie Leonard

    Annie Leonard

    As the writer and host of The Story of Stuff, Annie has inspired millions to work toward a sustainable future.

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  • Strong Voice and survivor Ann

    Ann Maechtlen

    The doctors told me the radiation treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma increased my risk of breast cancer. I didn't realize how high.

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  • Linda Morton

    Linda Morton

    Linda Morton joined the Breast Cancer Fund’s Climb Against the Odds in 2005 to honor her close friend Debbie, and has climbed every year since.

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  • Kathi Salley Randall

    Kathi Salley Randall

    Kathi is a neonatal nurse, educator and advocate for cleaning up toxic chemicals in neonatal intensive care units.

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  • Ted Schettler, M.D., M.P.H.

    Ted’s groundbreaking research has revolutionized the way we think about the connection between early-life exposures and later-life disease.

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