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, and this year, WLR will be taking part in memory of our colleague and great friend Kevin Casey.
Kevin worked as Sport’s Editor with us here in WLR for 10 years, before his death at 40 years of age in January of this year, following a battle with cancer.
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. If you’d like to join the WLR team, you can pick up a sponsorship card from The Broadcast Centre in Ardkeen, here in Waterford.
The Run and Walk for Life kicks off on Gladstone Street in Waterford City Centre, and as always finishes in the People’s Park with ‘Fun for Life’; a family fun event for those waiting to cheer you over the finish line. There will also be post run refreshments at WLR after the event.
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!
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.