Megan Pischke

Megan has been snowboarding for over 17 years and practicing yoga nearly the same.

She truly feels that the mountains, the surf and yoga have been like old friends through the ups and downs of life and that they keep her in check on a daily basis. From X Games appearances to Warren Miller Film segments and first descents in Greenland, Megan continues to feel blessed for her lengthy snowboard career, involvement in the action sports industry and amazing travels. Transitioning from pro-athlete into motherhood, Megan continues to work with her longtime sponsor The North Face in product research, design and development in kids' and adult outerwear.

For more than 16 years, Megan has dedicated herself to Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC), a non-profit and a cause that means more than just “supporting” to her. Wanting to become more actively involved, Megan partnered with B4BC as a Wellness Ambassador to provide breast cancer survivors with scholarships to her ReTreat Yourself women’s wellness experiences rooted in snowboarding, surfing, and yoga with a complimentary focus on meditation, nutrition and other tools for prevention. To date, 35 survivors have attended these Mountain and Ocean ReTreats.

“Boarding for Breast Cancer (b4bc.org) promotes the healthy, active lifestyle that is so natural to me. I am very grateful to be a part of such a movement, and have been extremely humbled by all of my experiences with them.”

Ironically, in the Fall of 2012, Megan was diagnosed with breast cancer and describes this new part of her journey as “a gift.” Beyond her amazing, positive and confident outlook, Megs is blessed that she is heading down her path to wellness with an abundance of support and knowledge that will get her through the day-to-day. Knowing that surgery, chemo and radiation are an important part of healing, she also believes that integrated health and complementary care is just as important, especially for the ‘’never looking back’’ aspect.

B4BC is currently collaborating with Megan to grow the B4BC Survivorship Fund and document her story as she undergoes treatments available to breast cancer patients that may not be known to most – including integrative medicine and cold cap therapy. Some of the most important medicine to her, though, is just to be her—to raise her kids with love and hope, to snowboard and laugh with her friends, to surf, to do yoga on the top of the Chief, and watch sunsets with her husband. Living life as grateful and appreciative as she always has is just as much a part of her healing.

To learn more about Megs’ story and how you can support her at this time, go to www.stayclassy.org/b4bc4Megs.