New HERA Climb4Life event in California
This year I was lucky to be apart of the HERA Foundation Climb4Life event in Santa Ana, CA. I joined in with the climbing community to help spread awareness and stop the loss of women from ovarian cancer. It was hosted at a great gym called Sender One, A full fitness and climbing facility in the heart of Orange County.
It was a great event for any beginner or experienced climber to gather for a weekend of fun. The Climb4Life event began in 2001 by the founder Sean Patrick. She started the event series while recovering from her seventh ovarian cancer surgery. She quickly realized Climb4Life would raise awareness in women who are healthy and active. It would also be a portal for women to see how fun it can be to stay fit and active.
Since 2001 HERA events branched out to climbing, running, hiking, biking and other fun fitness sports. The common element is sourced from the ability to empower, educate, and raise awareness about early signs and symptoms of ovarian caner.
I was invited to the event to host the pro-climber clinic. I spent my time teaching the advanced bouldering clinic. It became a very intimate event where I was able to personally train a couple of psyched individuals. We worked on boulder problems together and I showed them a few tips and ticks I have stored away.
Climb4Life hosted by HERA was a success. Many members of the climbing community participated and successfully raised money to further raise awareness. I can’t wait for the next event! Thank you Sender One for hosting a great event.
To read more about HERA visit: http://www.herafoundation.org/