Solas Cancer Support Centre 2020 Virtual Run and Walk for Life raises €171,000

On announcing the amount raised this year from the Virtual Run and Walk for Life Barry Monaghan, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Solas Cancer Support Centre, spoke of his appreciation to all who took part. ‘Over 2,650 participants took part this year and to raise €171,000 in such a challenging year is just astonishing. We are so grateful to all the runners, walkers and fundraisers. The funds generated will be used to help fund our services, both in Waterford and in our west Waterford service in Dungarvan in 2021. Delivering these services cost €600,000 annually and these funds are raised each year because of the generosity of our community and shows the high regard the charity is held in’.

Tracy McDaid, Manager of the Solas Cancer Support Centre explains how the event this year was such a huge success-‘The feedback to this year’s event has been amazing and seeing the huge numbers of orange t shirts over the three days of the event was fantastic. The Run and Walk for Life would not be possible without the help of our sponsors and all of our supporters. We would like to thank our Event Sponsor UPMC Whitfield Hospital- and our Media Sponsor Beat – we are so fortunate to have their support in making the 2020 Virtual Run and Walk for Life such a success’.

During level 5 restrictions the free support services continue to be available to those affected by cancer, their families and carers in the Waterford and West Waterford area. A wide range of services are available including Counselling, Meditation, Yoga and Art Psychotherapy for children and adolescents as well as a range of support webinars. For enquiries please feel free to call the Solas Cancer Support Centre on 051 304604 or e mail info@solascentre.ie.