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Conquering the Climb - Local Breast Cancer Survivor takes on Mt. Everest

About a year and a half after receiving her final radiation treatment for breast cancer, Lisa King is attempting something only a select few get to do in their lifetime: trek to Mount Everest's base camp.

The trek is organized by Radiating Hope, a volunteer-run nonprofit organization that raises funds to provide developing countries with radiation equipment. Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center is sponsoring this trip.

On April 11, King and her husband Kevin King will join about 30 cancer survivors and caregivers from around the country in Nepal, where they will venture to Mount Everest's base camp, which sits at about 17,500 feet in elevation.

"Lisa is one of our heroes," Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center CEO Doug Crabtree said. "The way she has tackled her own disease and now is anxious to help bring awareness to the community and others by agreeing to go on this challenge and trek. She's just one of my heroes."

To King, the trip is a symbol of how she conquered cancer.

"I feel very fortunate to be able to do something like this after that diagnosis," King said. "The trip is honoring people who have either battled with it, lost from it or knew somebody who has."

Read the full article at postregister.com
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