Waterford's Solas Cancer Support Centre has announced that it has raised €170,000 from 2018's Run & Walk for Life.
Over 2,600 people took part in this year's 10km run, which kicked off on Waterford city's Quay and finished in the People’s Park.
On announcing the figure, Dee Jacques, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Solas Cancer Support Centre, spoke of her appreciation to all those involved: "To raise €170,000 at the 2018 Run and Walk for Life is just astonishing", she said.
Beat CEO Gabrielle Cummins, Board Chair Dee Jaques, Karen O'Connor GM Datapac
We have such a huge debt of gratitude to pay to the runners, walkers and fundraisers. The funds generated will be used to fund our services, both in Waterford and in our west Waterford service in Dungarvan."
The Solas Cancer Support Centre opened its doors seven years ago and is entirely funded by donations and fundraising activities like October's 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.
Tracy McDaid, Chair of the Voluntary Organising Committee, said that this year's event was successful because of "the support of our sponsors and supporters".
"We celebrated our tenth anniversary this year, we also celebrated Beat’s eighth year as our media sponsor and Datapac’s fifth year as our t-shirt sponsor", she noted. "We are so fortunate to have their continued assistance on making the Run and Walk for Life such a success. We also recognise the team of over two hundred amazing volunteers who make it all possible."
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