2006 Challenge Event: "The Grand Challenge"
Support a special event that will raise funds for local organizations that fight breast cancer and support breast cancer survivors.
This year brings an opportunity to support a special event that will raise funds for local organizations that fight breast cancer and support breast cancer survivors. The event, called The Grand Challenge, is a hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon by a group of young women living with breast cancer. A number of women from Bay Area Young Survivors have conceived and organized the event and will be leading the hiking and camping trip to the bottom of the Canyon on September 6, 2006. The event will last three-days of hiking 15.7 miles, with over 4,300 elevation gain in the desert heat
The event will support three local organizations, all of which are qualified 501(c)(3) organizations. They are:
Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic
CMCC provides alternative medicine treatments-- including acupuncture and Chinese herbs -- to poor and low income women living with cancer. I have relied on alternative treatments to complement the chemotherapy and other traditional medical care I have received, and know how important such treatment can be to a patient's well-being. CMCC has also agreed to act as the fiscal sponsor of the event.
Breast Cancer Action
BCA is a grass roots organization that seeks to inspire and compel the changes necessary to end the breast cancer epidemic. Among other things, BCA advocates to increase research into the causes of breast cancer.
Círculo de Vida
Círculo de Vida provides an invaluable and unparalleled service to Latinos living with cancer and their loved ones-- most of them immigrants, low-income, and without health insurance-- as they navigate a frightening illness and an increasingly complex medical system. Círculo's experienced staff help translate for the patient and physician at the time of diagnosis, offer in-hospital and in-home support during surgery and treatment, provide a wide range of Spanish-language support groups for the patients and their children, as well as case management, resource referrals and in-home support for the terminally ill.
BAYS Co-Founder Deb Mosley (1968-2008) and Angela Padilla originated the annual BAYS Challenge Event to raise public awareness of breast cancer in young women and to raise funds for local cancer organizations.
2003 Challenge Event:
2004 Challenge Event:
"Keeping the Promise"
2005 Challenge Event:
"The Climb of Our Lives"
2006 Challenge Event:
"The Grand Challenge"
2007 Challenge Event:
"The Climb of Our Lives 2007"
2008 Challenge Event:
"Inyo Face! The Mammoth Challenge"
2009 Challenge Event:
American Cancer Society's "Relay for Life"
2010 Challenge Event:
Breast Cancer Fund's "Peak Hike"
2011 Challenge Events:
"Mt. Whitney Hike" and Breast Cancer Funds "Peak Hike 2011"
2012 Challenge Events:
"Grand Challenge 2012" and "Peak Hike 2012"
BAYS is grateful to receive support from the following local promotional events.