A Siskiyou county woman is raising breast cancer awareness by hiking Mt. Shasta this coming summer.
Tessa Montgomery along with 34 others are taking part in what's become known as the climb against the odds.
Montgomery said she had a scare in college, when she found two lumps on her breasts that fortunately ended up not being cancer.
Montgomery also lost a friend to cancer and she said she knows what the disease can do.
“We lost her last May and thought it wasn't breast cancer related. I got to see firsthand what this horrific disease does and and how it doesn't care how good of a person you are or how amazing you are,” said Montgomery.
Montgomery will be hiking Mt. Shasta in June. Her goal is to raise $10,000