Date: January 26,2017
Ryan Sheridan could have just written a check to support the Rich Center for Autism of Youngstown, but instead he decided to raise money by climbing a mountain.
The mountain isn’t just any mountain: It’s Mount Kilimanjaro – the tallest mountain in Africa at 19,341 feet and the highest free-standing mountain in the world.
Sheridan, 36, of Austintown conquered the mountain last year in seven days, but this year he is shooting for four days and hoping to raise $30,000, or $10,000 for each day he shaved off last year’s time through his GoFundMe “Climb for a Cause” account. Sheridan started his climb at 7 a.m. Tuesday with the goal of being done by Friday.