I am Katie Zahner, daughter to a stage IV colorectal cancer survivor and daughter to a breast cancer survivor. I am also a RELENTLESS CHAMPION OF HOPE. I climb in honor of my parents and all of those impacted by cancer #FUCANCER. My 8 year old daughter, Addie, will be joining me in the climb and fundraising this year. She doesn't have her own link or page, but want to give her credit for her determination to also be a relentless champion of hope for her grandparents.
Addie and I are climbing and fundraising to bring awareness to colorectal cancer, to honor my Dad's fight (he had a 5% chance to live past five years after diagnosis and is at 10 years now), and to fundraise for Fight CRC so that they can fund research (i.e Early Onset--why are young people getting this at a rapid rate), advocate and ignite change in policy, and to provide patients, caregivers, and survivors with patient education and resources. Fight CRC is an amazing organization that focuses on research, advocacy, and patient education.