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Climb Against the Odds
Climb Against the Odds 2016
Jun 19 - Jun 24
Mt. Shasta, CA
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05.25.16

Climb Against the Odds 2016 – Meet the Climbers – Shalonda Gerdes

Shalonda Gerdes Shalonda, is a local Mt. Shasta resident,  is motivated to climb by a desire to be a part of something bigger than herself, something that will help others. She strives to set an example for her children that it is possible to help others in need even in the face of one’s own ... Read more...

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Joan Blades

Joan Blades of MomsRising.org and Jeanne Rizzo of the Breast Cancer Fund

On Mother’s Day in 2006, Joan Blades co-launched MomsRising with the goal of building a massive grassroots online movement to push motherhood and family issues to the forefront of the country's agenda. As co-founder and board member of MoveOn.org, Joan knew as well as anyone the power of online organizing. MomsRising now counts more than 150,000 members, and growing. It was the voices of these member moms that helped strengthen the Breast Cancer Fund’s effort to pass the nation’s first federal ban on toxic phthalates in toys.

Joan and MomsRising were honored by the Breast Cancer Fund in 2009 with a Hero Award.