Klean Voices: Outdoor Against Cancer

June 23 2016

It all started with a cancer diagnosis. At age 50, journalist Petra Thaller was confronted with an impossible choice nobody should ever have to make: give up and lose her life or undergo crippling chemotherapy treatments and still potentially succumb to the grips of cancer. For Petra the choice was easy, she decided she was going to fight back and save her own life.

Not only did Petra fight back, she took it one step further and founded Outdoor Against Cancer (OAC), a nonprofit dedicated to using outdoor sports to provide mental and physical support to people undergoing cancer treatment. Klean Kanteen is proud to support Petra and her amazing Munich, Germany-based organization through 1% For the Planet.

The idea behind the organization is a simple yet powerful one: help patients stay fit so they can get healthy. OAC provides opportunities for patients to participate in outdoor activities like hiking, bike touring, sailing, stand up paddleboarding, yoga and more.

Petra is a huge supporter of Klean Kanteen because of the products we make. She believes that having products free of Bisphenol A (BPA) is key to cancer prevention and optimal health.

Find out more about all the amazing work Petra and her team are up to at OAC. #stayfitgethealthy

Klean Kanteen is proud to be a 1% For The Planet member. 

Klean Voice contributor Henry Hoogenveen is a passionate advocate for the outdoors, and represents Klean Kanteen in Europe. As such, he shares events, information, trends and happenings from across the ocean right here on the Klean Blog.