A sea of orange is set to hit the streets of Waterford on October 8th for the ninth annual Solas Cancer Support Centre Run and Walk for Life, supported by event partner Datapac and media partner Beat 102 103.

Whether you want to walk the 5 mile route or run the full 10 miles, there’s an opportunity for all the family to get out and raise vital funds for a very important service.

It kicks off at Gladstone Street, and as always finishes in the People’s Park with the ‘Fun for Life’, a family fun event for those waiting to cheer you over the finish line, hosted by media partners Beat 102 103.

Dr Brian Creedon, Chairman of the Solas Cancer Support Centre said: “Last year over 2,000 participants took part and this year we are aiming to exceed this number and have one participant for every one person diagnosed with cancer each year in the South East. I would encourage people to participate in either the 10-mile run or the 5-mile family walk, as it is always an inspiring event to be part of.  We are extremely thankful to our event partners, Datapac and Beat 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.”

The Solas Cancer Support Centre opened its doors six 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, five community employment scheme workers and four staff members (one full time and three part-time).

Get planning and training now and join the sea of orange on Oct 8th at this year’s 10-mile Run and 5-mile Walk for Life. There is a distance and pace for everyone!

Sponsorship cards are available from the Solas Cancer Support Centre, Williamstown, Waterford City, the Beat 102 103 studios, the Broadcast Centre, Ardkeen, Waterford City and all AIB Branches in the South East.

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.

The Run and Walk for Life proudly supported by Datapac and Beat for the Solas Cancer Support Centre.

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