Many of you have participated in the Climb Against the Odds as a way to honor the mountains and the men and women living with cancer or in honor of their memory. A journey of a lifetime, the Sacred Treks is a pilgrimage to raise consciousness and another way to fulfill the work of Breast Cancer Prevention Partners. Cattara founder Cathy Ann Taylor has had the privilege to work with Breast Cancer Prevention Partners for the last 25 years as a training leader, team member, and fundraiser. She truly believes in their mission; and will always include a higher purpose for climbing and trekking: to raise awareness and money to fight a disease that strikes one out of eight women. It is this reality that continues to lead her up mountains worldwide. Giving back helps Cathy Ann honor her grandmother as well as countless friends who have had the disease. Through participating in BCPP’s annual Climb Against the Odds challenge, her own mountaineering expeditions, and hosting 14 Sacred Treks to date, Cathy Ann has helped to raise $1.5M for breast cancer prevention.
Founded in 2008 the Sacred Treks program has taken participants to Bhutan, Mont Blanc, Machu Picchu, Everest, Ladakh, Mustang, Georgian Caucasus, Sikkim, the Dolomites in Italy, the Cordillera Blanca in Peru, the Annapurna Sanctuary in Nepal, the Tour du Mont Blanc in France, Italy, and Switzerland, the John Muir Trail in California, and Patagonia in Chile and Argentina. We hope you can join us on a Sacred Trek to share in the full experience of traveling to sacred destinations around the globe and hang prayer flags in honor of those touched by the disease. In joining Sacred Treks, you become part of a team helping to stop breast cancer before it starts.
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners work to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease.
“My Sweet Catarina, You are the cause of so much happiness – You help ease our ‘sufferings’ as we follow this path into the heights – You bring us to a place of joy, even as we remember and honor those we’ve lost, with sorrow – You surely draw us from our attachments to the every day, for the blessed weeks we’re with you in the sacred mountains. There are no perfect words of thanks or admiration or towering respect I have for you and how you lead, mentor, cajole, inspire, ease, teach, and prepare us all to go beyond any place we ever would, without you. I bow in awe and love!”
~ Marcy Taylor Pattinson
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