Solas Run and Walk for Life celebrates its 10th Anniversary
The traditional sea of orange is set to hit the streets of Waterford again on Sunday 14th October 2018 as the Solas Cancer Support Centre celebrates its 10th Anniversary. In celebrating this milestone, they are supported by event partner Datapac and media partner Beat.
In confirming the date, the voluntary Committee is pleased to announce that both the walk and run will share a 10k route this year- with the runners starting ahead of the walkers on the day. ‘We are excited that in celebrating our 10th Anniversary we are announcing our new distance of 10K. There’s an opportunity for all the family to enjoy the day with both runners and walkers covering the same 6.2-mile route’ explains Tracy McDaid, Manager of the Solas Cancer Support Centre.
Dee Jacques, Chair of the Solas Cancer Support Centre explains what this event has meant to the charity over the last 10 years: “Since its inception in 2008 this event has been the cornerstone of the fundraising that supports the services each year. The initial 3 years were literally the building blocks that funded the construction of the Centre. We are extremely thankful to our event partners, Datapac Ltd and Beat 102 103 who are so loyal in their continued support and also the hard-working Run and Walk for Life voluntary committee who give such much of their valuable time and expertise to this event every year. Each year there are families, friends and colleagues of those who have accessed the services of the Centre coming together in a positive way to acknowledge that support. Their fundraising and participation also drives the awareness of the Centre in a healthy and positive way in the walking or running preparation for the event. The Run for Life Tee shirts far outlive the day and can been seen across the City and County long afterwards”.
The Solas Cancer Support Centre opened its doors seven years ago and is entirely funded by donations and fundraising activities like the Run and Walk for Life. Services are free and open to people in the south east that are directly affected by cancer, their families and carers. The Solas Cancer Support Centre is supported by over 70 volunteers, 25 counsellors and therapists, six community employment scheme workers and four staff members (two full time and two part-time).
For further information contact the Solas Cancer Support Centre on 051 304 604 or check out the ‘Solas Centre South East Run and Walk for Life’ Facebook page and website https://solascentre.ie/2018-run-walk-for-life/.