Lani Luthard, advocate for prevention, dies at age 51

Lani Luthard, mother, wife, daughter, and strong advocate of breast cancer prevention, died on Thurs., Feb. 5 in San Jose, Calif. She was 51. After she was diagnosed at 40 with breast cancer, Lani was told by Stanford doctors that she only had a couple of years to live. She sought to change her life to … Read more…

Leslie Vanoni survives cancer, Shasta (Sonoma News, 8/19/13)

“As tired as I was at 13,000, I kept on…When we were within 50 feet of the summit, I saw my daughter charge. I couldn’t keep up, but I knew I would be there shortly, and I was. There we were, mother and daughter, on top of Mt. Shasta.”

Breast Cancer Fund celebrates 10 years scaling Mt. Shasta (Mt. Shasta Herald, 3/18/2013)

This year’s Climb Against the Odds Community Climber, Jen Bray, who is a U.S. Forest Service firefighter, says she’s doing it for her children’s children.

Prevention Is Power: Why it matters so much

I grew up in the 1940s and 1950s in Niagara Falls, New York, home to inexpensive hydroelectric power and many chemical manufacturing plants. It was a time when the effects of chemical pollutants on our bodies were not well understood.

Pink Inc. has many starting to see red (Sacramento Bee, 10/23/2011)

Now, Ann avoids the parade of pink walkers and product promotions. She feels they trumpet a superficial notion of “awareness,” even if some groups do good things with the money raised and promote great solidarity among survivors and families.