The mission of Jodi's Climb for Hope is to find a viable treatment for breast cancer. This year, for the first time, Jodi's Climb for Hope Mt. Adams will be an all-women climb. In addition to raising money for breast cancer research, we are also dedicating a portion of the funds raised towards MS research. As part of our climb, we are carrying a friend suffering with MS to the top of Mt. Adams in a specially designed chair.
Over the years, Climb for Hope has donated over $600,000 to Johns Hopkins University for a vaccine under development, speeding up the work being done by Dr. Leisha Emens. One day this vaccine could be used preventatively in high-risk women.
On a personal note, breast cancer has greatly impacted my family. My mom, Ethel Liss, passed away from the disease in 2012. I was diagnosed with the BRCA mutation in 2008. I'm so grateful to be strong and fit and healthy, and to have the opportunity to climb this mountain with a group of bad-ass women. We are fired up to do our part by raising money to support research. We plan to summit this mountain in honor of the many women whose lives are and were devastated by breast cancer and MS.
Your donation is much appreciated!