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06.26.15

Why I Volunteer: Dr. Sean Malee

Dr. Sean Malee, juggles a lot of roles. He works in Internal Medicine at Mercy Medical Center in Mount Shasta and directs Mercy’s hospice agency, and in his spare time climbs mountains. One mountain, in particular holds a special place in his heart: Mt. Shasta. And for the past eight years he has volunteered as the medic at Climb ... 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!