Datapac partners with the Solas Centre for 2014 South East Run for Life

Run for Life with Datapac
Pictured: Wexford senior hurler, Keith Rossiter; Dr Brian Creedon, South Eastern Cancer Foundation; Karen O'Connor, Datapac and Kate Kelly, Wexford Camogie player

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8 August 2014 | 0

Datapac is investing €20,000 to provide materials and resources for 2014 South East Run for Life in aid of the Solas Centre.

Some 20 volunteers from the company will also be involved in the planning and organisation of the run, and 15 of which will be participating in the run itself.

The Solas Centre/South Eastern Cancer Foundation is a charity that is 100% reliant on income raised through fundraising to support its services. The Centre is one of the leading cancer support facilities, offering counselling, psychotherapy therapy, massage, reflexology and support groups.

Every year across Wexford, Waterford, Tipperary, Carlow and Kilkenny, 2,000 people are diagnosed with cancer. This year the Solas Centre aims to have 2,000 sponsored participants run, jog or walk the 10 mile Run for Life. That’s one runner to represent each of the 2,000 people diagnosed with cancer across the south east.

Dr Brian Creedon, chairman, South Eastern Cancer Foundation, said: “The success of the Solas Centre is down to the generosity and support of all communities across the south east. Our goal is to provide the very best cancer support services to those who have been diagnosed with cancer.  In order to do so we must fundraise through events and this would not be possible without the generous support and resources offered by organisations like Datapac. The South East Run for Life is a wonderful way for people to get out, get fit, have fun and raise money for a good cause.”

Karen O’Connor, general manager, Datapac, said: “The South East Run for Life is a truly inspiring event. The opportunity to work with the Solas Centre and to give back to the community is something we are excited about and are already very proud of. We would like to encourage everyone in the south east to get on their running shoes or donate to someone who is and support this fantastic charity.”

Sponsorship cards are available to download at www.solascentre.ie, or can be collected from the Solas Centre at Williamstown, Waterford, Beat 102-103 studios or AIB branches.

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