On September 22, 2018, Corporate Visions’ “Rack Pack” returned to the beautiful, challenging, and iconic Dipsea trail with the Zero Breast Cancer Foundation (ZBC). This year the team raised over $6,000, exceeding its goal by $1,000. Hiking for breast cancer education and prevention has been an annual Corporate Visions tradition for five years in a row and this year, the company was an official corporate sponsor. The hike is a 6.8-mile ramble over parts of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, California. It starts off with 688 calf-busting uphill stairs leading to the trail itself, which is filled with cooling ocean mist from Stinson beach, breathtaking hillside panoramas, and seemingly magical forested paths.
The Rack Pack had five teammates this year, including one new team member, Colleen Brode! Colleen is a Marin County resident, mother and amazing hiker. We also had some alumni join us: Jaime Farrar, Fabiana DeGenova, and Melissa Hereford are ZBC hikers from the first two seasons. Meghan Peddicord was once again Team Captain and official “air checker” on the stairs, making sure the air was deeply inhalable every few hundred steps. It was a lot of fun to catch up with each other and get to know Colleen better!
Much like Corporate Visions, ZBC is all about the scientific approach to its service. It has a long and distinguished track record as a community partner with scientists seeking to understand breast cancer risk factors in our physical and social environments. Together with their scientific partners, ZBC creates innovative, integrated health and wellness materials that promote practical ways to reduce the risk of breast cancer. They distribute those materials to high schools, health and wellness clinics, girls’ clubs and through social media. A particular area of focus for ZBC is the underprivileged, undereducated community because ZBC believes that every young woman, regardless of socio-economic position, should have the information she needs to stay healthy and avoid this terrible disease.
Thank you to all of our Corporate Visions colleagues for their kind and generous donations and to the Power Foundation for its 100% employee matching funds! Join us next year!