Take-a-Hike Events

No one ever said the fight to end breast cancer would be a walk in the park. Until there’s a cure, there’s a hike. Help us reach new heights! Be a part of the cure and join Expedition Inspiration Fund for Breast Cancer Research on our hikes around Idaho. 

Join Expedition Inspiration and Sawtooth Mountain Guides on our 2018 Summer Climb: MOUNT BORAH!! Saturday, August 11, 2018       

Mount Borah is Idaho’s highest peak and a rite of passage for climbers and outdoor enthusiasts!


Help us raise $30,000 for the 2020 Laura Evans Memorial Breast Cancer Symposium by donating here.









2018 Keeping Abreast Open Forum

THursday, March 8

Continental Room, Sun Valley Inn

The Keeping Abreast Open Forum is the public arm of this private, four-day conference. The Keeping Abreast Open Forum is a FREE event for the community to hear firsthand updates and interact with the Symposium attendees. Marc Lippman from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine will moderate the evening. Featured speakers include Dr. Pepper Schedin from Oregon Health and Science University of School of Medicine, Dr. Firdaus Dhabar from Stanford School of Medicine and Dr. Erin Cobain from University of Michigan.

The Symposium attendees will offer insight into their area of expertise followed by a “question and answer” session, where community attendees can ask questions of these renowned medical experts.  This is a rare opportunity to learn from the top researchers in the world, commonly discussed topics include targeted therapies, clinical trials, treatment updates, alternative therapies, estrogen replacement and proactive measures.

For those who can’t attend in person, the Open Forum will be live-streamed on Expedition Inspiration’s YouTube channel (BreastCancerEI, “2018 Keeping Abreast Open Forum”) giving the masses access to this critical information.

NEW this year we are preceding the Keeping Abreast Open Forum with an hour of yoga! This free class will start at 5:30 p.m. in the Columbine Room at the Sun Valley Inn. We are marrying the benefits of exercise and stress release with an all-levels flow class taught by Lauri Bunting has been teaching yoga for over 25 years in the valley. She will be joined by Dr. Firdaus Dhabhar who investigates the effects of stress on immune function and health. He will be providing a brief introduction on why stress is both good and bad for us.



Laura Evans, founder

In 1990, Laura Evans ended her 7th week in isolation during a bone marrow transplant to fight Stage III breast cancer. Her vision for combining mountain climbing and finding a cure for breast cancer  would be a visible tribute to the courage of breast cancer survivors everywhere.

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"Climbing, in many respects, is not unlike facing a life-threatening illness. You take every step alone, digging deep, focused on the goal and your own inner strength."

— Laura Evans