Jess Barton: Climb Against the Odds
- As an avid hiker and outdoors woman, Climb Against the Odds sparked my interest immediately. Hiking for Breast Cancer Prevention? ... SIGN ME UP! Also, having a great love and concern for environmental issues, I was further compelled to participate in the Climb Against the Odds because of the Breast Cancer Fund works to identify – and advocate for elimination of – the environmental and other preventable causes of the disease. Can you believe that a woman today has a 1 in 8 chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime? Can you further believe that only 10% of breast cancer occurrences are due to a genetic predisposition to the disease? In fact, when all known risk factors and characteristics are added together, including family history, genetics, smoking and obesity, more than 50% of breast cancer cases remain unexplained.