4Women Giving Back!4women.com — By BeauBeau on August 17, 2009 at 3:53 pm
What do 4women.com and 4 “not very fit, crazy women in their 40’s” who are planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro have in common?
All are the creative outcomes of women touched by breast cancer, who as a result of their experiences want to do something on behalf of other women. Meet “Team Attitude at Altitude,” – Deb Hunt, Annemarie Smith, Helen Taylor, and Audra Selley.
Their goal is to complete a 9-day trek up Mount Kilimanjaro to raise 20,000 pounds for th eUK-based charity, Breakthrough Breast cancer. On April 1st, 2008, Deb was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. She underwent a mastectomy, chemotherapy and readiotherapy. During her no hair days, she opted for making a fashion statement (rather than a “cancer statement”) by wearing beaubeau head scarves.
It’s Deb’s “kick ass” attitude through her cancer diagnosis and treatments and their collective desire “to make a difference” (and apparently a little wine) that inspired the four to combine their energy into a positive force of change on behalf of all women. 4Women.com is honored to support these 4 brave women and their efforts to raise money for breast cancer research.
I may not physically get to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro with the, but 4Women.com will be there in spirit. Go 4Women!!! Visit their inspiring web site to learn more!
Susan M. Beausang