Why I Volunteer: Dr. Sean Malee

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Dr. Sean Malee
Dr. Sean Malee & Marie De Journette

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 Against the Odds. He treats the team for exhaustion or dehydration as they come off the mountain, but fortunately, this year, few climbers required his services. All 20 team members were in good health and spirits.

That’s not the case, however, at the hospital and hospice where Dr. Sean works. He sees plenty of patients with cancer or other terminal diseases who are near the end of their lives. From his perspective, prevention is the key to reducing the burden of these diseases.

“What inspires me so much about the Breast Cancer Fund is that they’re one of the few organizations focused on prevention; not just finding it early, not just raising awareness.”

Thank you, Dr. Sean for your many years of service to the Breast Cancer Fund!

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