2012 saw almost 2,000 runners, walkers and joggers raise a staggering €286,000 for the Solas Centre and 2013 promises to be even bigger and better!
It’s time to get active and run for life once more. That is the call from the organisers of the Solas Centre South East Run for Life this week as they announced details of the 2013 event which takes place on Sunday October 13th.
Every year across Waterford, Wexford, Tipperary, Carlow and Kilkenny 2,000 people are diagnosed with cancer. That is why the organisers are hoping to garner the support of at least 2,000 participants to take part in aid of the Solas Centre.
The sixth annual South East Run for Life has become the highlight of the region’s sporting calendar and all funds raised will go towards the Solas Centre, which provides cancer support services for those affected by cancer, their families and their carers.
The Solas Centre moved to its state of the art facility at Williamstown, Waterford almost three years ago and is now regarded as the leading cancer support facility in the country. The centre is a haven for those affected by cancer who can avail of confidential, informal and free support services such as counselling, art psychotherapy therapy, message, reflexology and support groups provided by highly trained individuals in a professional manner.
According to Dr. Brian Creedon, Chairman South Eastern Cancer Foundation, the success of the Solas Centre is down to the generosity and support of the people of the South East.
“Our goal is and will always remain to provide the best cancer support services to those who have been diagnosed with cancer. In order to do so we must keep fundaising and the South East Run for Life is a wonderful way for participants to get out, get fit, have fun and raise money for a good cause.”
Dr. Creedon added “We are delighted to have support from a dedicated team of volunteers in co-ordinating and organising the run, along with sponsorship from Eishtec and Beat 102-103, two great regional companies, which have done so much to support our cause.”
If you want to do your bit and take part in this year’s South East Run For Life, sponsorship cards are available from the Solas Centre at Williamstown, Waterford or you can visit www.solascentre.ie, Beat 102 103 studios and AIB branches. For further information contact the Solas Centre on 051 304604 or check out the ‘Solas Centre South East Run for Life’ Facebook page.