Solas Run and Walk for Life

People of all ages, young and old, took part in the Solas Cancer Support Centre Run and Walk for Life on Sunday 13th October 2019. What started as a very wet day brightened during the morning and the event took place in glorious autumn sunshine.

The event was officially started by Cllr John Pratt, Mayor of Waterford City and County, where he wished all participants an enjoyable day as they helped raise vital funds for this very important service.

Over 2,300 people took part on the day, which started along the Quay in the City and finished in the People’s Park where participants crossed the finish line after completing a 10K route.

Dee Jacques, Chair of the Solas Cancer Support Centre said: “The atmosphere on the day was electric and it is wonderful to see what this event means to all who take part in it. The first event took place in 2008 and it has been supported by the people of the south east every year since then. We really appreciate the efforts made by all who took part in raising funds for our services. 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, volunteers and stewards who give such much of their time and expertise to this event every year.”

The Solas Cancer Support Centre opened its doors eight years ago and is entirely funded by donations and fundraising activities such as 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.