Saturday, 3 September 2016

Support a Charity Mountain Climb Up Kilimanjaro by Caroline O'Riordans In Aid Of Irish Cancer Research

Support Caroline O'Riordan on her Charity Mountain Climb Up Kilimanjaro for Irish Cancer Research

My name is Caroline O Riordan, I am from Mallow, Co. Cork. On the 17th of October 2016, I am taking on the challenge of climbing Kilimanjaro in Africa in aid of Irish Cancer Research. I am fundraising for cancer as my mother was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in July 2016. My young cousin spent 4yrs battling a tumour. I have lost friends and other members of my family because of cancer. I wanted to fundraise to help find ways to cure this dreadful disease.

You can support Caroline by donating through the Kanturk Hillwalkers & Mountain Climbers Facebook Page by clicking on the link below

I hurt my back in a car accident and had back surgery in 2013 and I broke my left ankle twice.  I was told I was not to exercise for longer than 20 mins a day, which played havoc with my mental health as I was always a sporty person. In 2015, I had a turning point, in which I met a personal trainer who told me "no one can tell you what you can and cannot do, that's in the power of your own mind." Since that meeting, I turned everything around and I am back in the gym twice a week, I run plenty of races and I have signed up with Kanturk Hillwalkers this year and through this club I have climbed Carrauntoill twice, Mangerton, The Paps, Tomies & Purple Mountain, Gougane Barra and MacGillycuddy Reeks.
I have trained as a Life Coach and N.L.P Practitioner and I now teach people the power of their own minds and that they can achieve anything they put their minds too.

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