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Breast cancer survivor climbs Mount Shasta

Breast cancer survivor Joey Beaureguard, along with a group of climbers, embarked on an ascent of Mount Shasta in California to raise awareness of the fight against breast cancer, The Orlando Sentinel reports.

The group fought through frigid temperatures and gusty winds to take part in an event called Climb Against the Odds, which was organized by the Breast Cancer Fund.

Beaureguard spent six months training for the climb, making sure she was physically prepared for the grueling task ahead.

Due to severe weather, the climbers were unable to reach the peak of the mountain, but Beaureguard said the event was a great way to meet other people passionate about finding a cure for the disease.

"Getting to meet the people at the Breast Cancer Fund and feeling hopeful that progress is being made regarding the environmental causes of breast cancer," was one of the best parts of the event, she told the news outlet.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends that all women in their 40s should have a yearly mammogram conducted.ADNFCR-2795-ID-19872574-ADNFCR
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