BCSSC is a committee composed of six women dedicated to enhancing services provided to residents of Siskiyou County who have been touched by breast cancer. We are breast cancer survivors, breast cancer patient advocates, nurses, and health care experts. We came together in 2003 to steward money returned to Siskiyou County by the local climbers in:
"Climb Against the Odds"
BCSSC is grateful to the women who took on the challenge of climbing for our communities. Each climber spent many months in arduous physical work, training for the climb itself. Most of these women would tell you, however, that the harder part of the job was the fund raising. Even when asking on behalf of such a worthy cause, it's difficult for most of us to ask people for donations. This task was made much easier by the warm reception and generous support of so many people in our county. Every time that BCSSC gets another "thank you so much" from a grateful recipient of our services, we remind them that it was not the committee that helped them - it was the many wonderful and generous people in our county.
The climb has been held on Mt. Shasta since 2003. The BCF generously allows the funds raised by local climbers to be returned back to the community. Our climbers have been:
2003: Terry Thompson, Jenn Carr and Nancy Swift
2004: Annie Bowles
2006: Melinda Barnes
2007: Anna Antonowich
2008: Hillie Crowfoot
2010: Karen Pautz
2011: Paul Engstrom
2012: Alisa Johnson
2013: Jen Bray
2014: Tessa Montgomery
2015: Brett Waite and Paul Engstrom.