||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 the Breast Cancer Fund. Cattara founder Cathy Ann Taylor has had the privilege to work with the Breast cancer Fund for the last 19 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.
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, and the Cordillera Blanca in Peru and has raised over $700,000. 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.
||The Breast Cancer Fund works 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