Eight determined women hike                                   “Cactus to Clouds” in 13.5 hours 

What does preparation for a grueling hike up a 10,000 foot mountain have in common with DCIS and breast cancer prevention?

1. Investigation: Both require gathering information and understanding what you are facing.

2. Training: Practice, practice, practice makes for success. Daily exercise is also a well known contributor to cancer prevention. The side effects are a healthy, fit body, loads of energy and peace of mind.

3. Essential Ingredients: Ensuring you have the right stuff in your pack is as important as ensuring you put the right stuff in your body.

4.  A Practical, Positive Attitude: Whether climbing a mountain or dealing with DCIS and breast cancer prevention, it boils down to “one foot in front of the other” and “take it as it comes.”

5. Gratitude: I am so grateful for the experience and accomplishment I shared with my fellow hikers as well as all that I have learned regarding DCIS and breast cancer prevention.

Thank you to all who have supported me and my “Hike for the CAUSE….”


About Donna Pinto

I was born and raised in New Jersey and moved to the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles when I was 12. I graduated with a BA in Journalism/Advertising from San Diego State University. After a short stint in magazine ad sales in LA, I was offered my dream job working for Club Med. I spent two years working at resorts in Mexico, The Bahamas, The Dominican Republic and Colorado. My husband Glenn & I met while working at Club Med in Ixtapa, Mexico. We returned to "real life/jobs" for three years before we embarked on a two year honeymoon around the world. Together we wrote a book called "When The Travel Bug Bites: Creative Ways to Earn, Save and Stay Abroad." I am also the author of "Cheatnotes on Life: Lessons From The Classroom of Life," a quote book for new graduates. Becoming a mom changed my life and I was fortunate to work part-time from home with many amazing nonprofits. In 2010, a DCIS diagnosis inspired me to an investigation that culminated in creating DCIS 411 and Give Wellness.
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