Burlington woman climbs for breast cancer prevention (Burlington Free Press, 5/19/10)

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Lindsey Stair, 24, a member of the Breast Cancer Fund's 2010 Climb Against the Odds expedition, did a Q&A session with her local paper, Burlington Free Press, about her upcoming climb of Mt. Shasta. On Saturday, May 22, Lindsey will join her fellow East Coast teammates for a climb of New Hampshire's Mt. Washington, and she'll be sharing their experiences with Inside Prevention.

When Lindsey Stair of Burlington lost the love of her life, Lee Goldsmith, 25, to cancer last year,
her life came to a screeching halt. Now she is regaining her footing by training for the Breast
Cancer Fund's Climb Against the Odds 2010, a three-day expedition to the 14,179 foot summit
of Mount Shasta in Northern California.

Stair, 24, is a retail customer service representative at Isis in Burlington. We spoke with her at her office May 12.

Why did you decided to do this?

I had done small hikes before. I love the outdoors, but I had never considered doing a climb like this. I decided that I needed to try some new things in my life. Isis sponsors an employee to do this climb each year. They are heavily involved with the Breast Cancer Fund. After my boyfriend passed away, the letter came out inviting us to sign up for the climb, and I thought this was my time to do this. I need to do this for Lee. His mom has had two rounds of breast cancer. I need to do this for closure for myself. (Read the complete article)

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One thought on “Burlington woman climbs for breast cancer prevention (Burlington Free Press, 5/19/10)

  1. I’m glad Lindsey is getting her life back together again. It must take strength to do that. I can guess the fear before her boyfriend passed away, since my wife has also been challenged by advanced stage cancer. But I am the lucky one because she has survived for over 4 years now. Thank you Lindsey.
    Bruce from http://maitakeextracts.com

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