The flag of NuTron Advanced, Ireland’s premier health and weight loss programme which uniquely used the scientifically advanced ImuPro test, will fly on Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain this month.
It will be carried to the top of the 19,341 feet (5895m) peak on August 15 by brave 16-year-old Aisling Duffy, daughter of Kathryn Duffy, who runs successful NuTron Advanced courses in eight centres throughout the Republic.
Aisling and eight Kilimanjaro team mates from Presentation College in Athenry will join 121 other students teachers and parents to smash a world record on the challenging mountain by having the greatest ever number of people summiting at the one time.
They will be joined at the top of the peak by Adi Roche, celebrated founder of Chernobyl International, Dr Padraig Sheeran of Crumlin Children’s Hospital ICU, and well known Irish climber Ian McKeever.
And the top-of-the-world teenagers will also raise a sky-high €100,000 which will save the lives of 65 children affected by the tragedy in Chernobyl and 35 premature babies in Ireland for whom the funds will buy a cystic respirator. The funds will go to Chernobyl International and the Intensive Care Unit in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin.
Aisling, a transition-year student, said: “It is a daunting prospect. Kilimanjaro is a really tough mountain and altitude is a major issue, but we are all determined to do our bit to help vulnerable children.”
She was inspired to take part, along with another nine students from her class, after an inspirational visit to the college by Ian McKeever, the broadcaster, adventurer and motivational consultant who set a world record for the Seven Summits Challenge, climbing each of the highest mountains on seven continents in 155 days.
NuTron Advanced will be Aisling’s main sponsor and will help her to achieve her personal goal of raising more than €3500.
NuTron Advanced uses the ImuPro test to identify reactions to foods, chemicals and other substances associated with inflammation that are linked to chronic health problems like migraines, aching joints, fatigue, gastrointestinal disorders, eczema, hyperactivity, attention deficit disorder, asthma and even obesity.
The simple blood test analyses the reaction to nearly 300 different elements and creates a personal food immune profile, which allows sufferers of many chronic ailments to alleviate – or even eliminate – their symptoms by altering their diet.
Kathryn Duffy said: “Aisling has taken the ImuPro test and it has helped her to identify the things she should be avoiding in her personal diet. It has been a terrific help in her intensive training programme for Kilmanjaro.”