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05.27.16

Climb Against the Odds 2016 – Meet the Climbers – Sarah Lockenmeyer

Sarah, who lives in Oakland, climbs to honor her mother who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 38 when Sarah was just 16. Sarah went on to study alternative ways to work with traditional breast cancer treatment earning a certificate as a Holistic Nutritional Therapist. She also became a yoga instructor and ... Read more...

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Sue Fenzl

I am a family physician who was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 41 (I found the lump myself). I was shocked because I am healthy, athletic and breast fed both my babies. I had already started making changes toward more organic food choices and less toxic cleaning products, and I have no family history of breast cancer.

I was naive about the everyday products I was using - personal care products, household cleaners, the plastics, non-stick bakeware, lawn products, and things like VOC's, off-gassing, and BPA... and the list goes on. I have made many changes as a result of being more informed, looking for healthier, non-toxic solutions for everything.

I am finding that friends and patients are in various states of "readiness" to accept that there is a problem with our environment, as it relates to our health, including cancer risk. Generally, people have blind faith that we wouldn't be sold products that could harm us - "they're tested, right?” I will continue to become more informed myself and share my knowledge, encourage others to inform themselves, and act!