The funds were raised at the Mt. Shasta Ski Park's first annual “Ride it Let's Fight it” fundraiser for Climb Against the Odds.

Kurt Reichel, his girlfriend, Edith Pasillas, and Andy Aguilera recently presented Mercy Foundation North’s Alisa Johnson with a check for $5,000. The funds were raised at the Mt. Shasta Ski Park’s first annual “Ride it Let’s Fight it” fundraiser for Climb Against the Odds.

The fundraiser was the idea of Kurt Reichel, who has skied for many years at the Ski Park and is usually found wearing his pink shirt. Anyone wearing a pink shirt at the event was given a lift ticket at a discounted price with proceeds benefiting the climb.

Climb Against the Odds is Breast Cancer Prevention Partners’ (formerly Breast Cancer Fund) annual fundraiser on Mt. Shasta. Each year, men and women from across the country come together to raise funds for Breast Cancer Prevention Partners’ work to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease.

The climb has been held on Mt. Shasta for many years, and each year a local climber is chosen to climb with the team. Andrea Shanti is this year’s local climber, and all money raised will support her climb and will benefit our local charity, Breast Cancer Services of Siskiyou County.

For information about Breast Cancer Prevention Partners and Climb Against the Odds, visit www.bcpp.org.

Breast Cancer Services of Siskiyou County’s mission is to enhance services provided to those touched by breast cancer in Siskiyou County. Funds are available to help patients and their families with some costs associated with a breast cancer diagnosis. See www.breastcancersiskiyou.org or call 530-859-3021 for more information on how to access funds.

Mercy Foundation North manages and distributes funds for Breast Cancer Services of Siskiyou County as directed. For more information about the Foundation please contact Alisa Johnson at 926-9318 or alisa.johnson@chw.edu.