Megan and David
Boarding for Breast Cancer, or B4BC, is a non-profit foundation. It advocates early detection and a healthy, active, and sustainable lifestyle as the best means for breast cancer prevention.
It’s the original young person foundation for prevention, education and awareness. It has a number of events, fundraising and outreach happening throughout the year.
B4BC uses their action sports community of friends to help them. They attend the X-Games, US Open of snowboarding and surfing, and have booths to share prevention information.
Along with their social media and website, athletes help to share their passion for their sport. At its core they share how choosing a healthy and informed lifestyle helps them as professionals and as young people in their community.
For over 18 years, Megan Pischke-Porcheron has been an active participant and wellness ambassador for B4BC. She began surf/snow retreats, and specific fundraising for them nearly 10 years ago. That was the inspiration for The Survivorship program.
Group Yoga Photo by Mahfia.TV
This project allows young women affected by breast cancer to attend these mountain and ocean retreats at no cost.
In 2012, after hosting one of these retreats and having her second child, Megan was diagnosed with breast cancer.
This inspired Megan to create a documentary – Chasing Sunshine. It’s a film that follows her through her treatments, both conventional and integrated health choices.
The film is a story of hope and appreciation of everything she’s learned from her cancer experience… and all the inspiring women she has met over the years doing her retreats with B4BC.
For Megan and B4BC it’s a catalyst for positive future creations. But it’s especially for young women who have been, and unfortunately will be affected by breast cancer.
Megan is first and foremost a mother of two kids. She’s a professional snowboarder, a surfer, an adventurer and yoga lover. She’s an advocate for the planet and for a healthy, sustainable lifestyle
Today Megan’s a survivor of breast cancer… and she’s a good friend of the Jungle Mamas.
The retreats focus on connecting with the outdoors, yoga, quality nutrition, and spiritual health.
Megan’s goal is to continue fundraising for her retreats.
In her words: “I feel like there is so much funding and programs directed towards prevention, early detection, and services for when you are going through the rigors of treatments, which is great (I am incredibly thankful for that), but cancer affects a person well beyond the treatment time line, and I want to be able to support those interested in educating themselves, and basically providing a platform to learn about integrated health choices that are out there. And of course being in the ocean and the mountains can be incredibly grounding. I believe mother-nature supports healing, and I want to share that with others.”
Recently B4BC had its 20th anniversary music, snowboard and art festival at Sierra in Lake Tahoe.
Megan coordinated a Yoga Mala outside on a big deck over looking the mountains. She and friends performed 108 sun salutations to fundraise for the retreats. It was a celebration of life and love for the mountains and their community.
She says it was one of the most inspiring things she’s ever done. So much so that Megan plans to create many more in the years to come…
There are lots of lives to positively affect through her work.
Jungle Mama wants to support people like Megan as her cause is larger than life. She is a friend and a true inspiration.
We hope to have touched someone’s life with this post.
For more information about B4BC and their survivorship fund, to watch a clip of Megan’s documentary Chasing Sunshine or to learn more about Chasing Sunshine Retreats, click here.