Elizabeth Hand-O’Brien

Greek Islands Swim Trek 2

Nursing over the years

This week marks 42 years since the commencement of my nurse training!
I’ve been close to many significant moments in patients lives.
Reflecting on the late70’s and 80’s I recall caring for young mums whom had being diagnosed with terminal cancer. Those mums consisted of a former school teacher, colleague, friend of my parents and others whom I met and and cared for. Sitting by and being with these wonderful people and their families will never leave me. The treatment was tough on all of them and they tried so hard to keep going.
So- Cancer can affect any of us or anyone we know. Let’s do our best to help young doctors obtain grants to research cancer. We all need that help. Thanks

I'm supporting cancer research and prevention with Can Too Foundation. 

1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. This means that potentially someone we love may have to battle cancer, and that's a statistic that needs to change. 

So I asked myself, "what can I do to help?" That's where the Can Too Foundation came in! Can Too provides professionally coached training programs for participants of any fitness level to run, swim and cycle their way to a healthier lifestyle and a cancer-free world. 

In return, I am raising valuable funds that go towards innovation in the prevention, care, and control of cancer. Since 2005, Can Too Foundation has trained over 18,000 participants and raised over $25,000,000 to invest in over 200 one-year cancer research grants.

It would be fantastic if you could sponsor me, or even better join me in a program!

Thank you for your support!


Thank you to my Sponsors


Carolyn And Rowan Nulty

Inspirational Liz! A great and worthy cause.


Lyndall Flemming

Go Liz! You’re such a kind and caring person xx


Anita Prunty

Best of luck Liz. Hopefully the sea in Greece will be a bit warmer than the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland in the middle of Winter!!


Elizabeth O’brien