DARKNESS INTO LIGHT – Pieta House’s flagship fundraising and awareness walk/run – will take place in 150 locations across Ireland, north and south and all over the world this year. Now in its 11th year, Darkness Into Light (DIL) – again supported by Electric Ireland – will start in the early hours of Saturday 11th May. This unique event begins in darkness at 4.15am as thousands of people walk or run a 5km route while the dawn is breaking.
On Tuesday April 9th the Waterford Launch of Darkness Into Light Walk 2019 took place in the mayor’s office City Hall, Waterford. The walks in Waterford will once again start in the RSC in the city at 4.15am on Saturday morning 11th May 2019 and from St Augustine’s College (The Friary), Duckspool in Dungarvan.
Hundreds of thousands of people around the world will come together to walk from the darkness of night into the light of morning to help Pieta House in the global fight against suicide and self-harm. Symbolically the walk represents the therapeutic counselling journey. It sparks conversation about the importance of mental health and wellbeing in all our lives. The entry fees raised around the world allow Pieta House and our international charity partners to continue to deliver vital services. Find out where a Darkness Into Light walk is taking place near you HERE.
Many members from various local organisations and rescue services in Waterford also attended the launch.
Remember “There is always HOPE” and you too can be part of Darkness Into Light 2019!
To Register for the Waterford City event click HERE!