Datapac renews partnership with Solas Centre for 2015 South East Run for Life

Karen O'Connor, general manager service delivery, Datapac; Thomas Barr, Waterford Athlete, current Irish & World University Games 400m Hurdles Champion; and Dr Brian Creedon, chairman, South Eastern Cancer Foundation
Karen O’Connor, general manager service delivery, Datapac; Thomas Barr, Waterford Athlete, current Irish & World University Games 400m Hurdles Champion; and Dr Brian Creedon, chairman, South Eastern Cancer Foundation

Wexford, 17 September 2015 – Datapac, Ireland’s largest indigenous ICT solutions and services provider, is delighted to announce that it is partnering with the Solas Centre and the 2015 ‘South East Run for Life’, which will take place on Sunday 11th October. This is the second year in a row Datapac has sponsored the event.

Located in Waterford, The Solas Centre, is one of the leading cancer support facilities in Ireland and strives to empower those affected by cancer including family members and carers. The centre offers confidential, individualised support services such as counselling, art psychotherapy for children and adolescents, massage, reflexology and support groups provided by highly trained individuals in a professional manner, all at no cost.

Each year across Wexford, Waterford, Tipperary, Carlow and Kilkenny, about 2,000 people are diagnosed with cancer. The Solas Centre is 100% reliant on income raised through community support and fundraising initiatives such as the Run for Life.

The 2015 event will incorporate the tough 10-mile run for the more experienced runner, as well as the new shorter 5-mile ‘Walk for Life’, which is geared towards families and less experienced runners. Solas is aiming for 2,015 people to take part in either the ‘Run for Life’ or ‘Walk for Life’ challenge this year.

Karen O’Connor, general manager, Datapac, said, “We are delighted to be able to support and get involved in this fantastic event again this year. We have witnessed at first hand the invaluable work that the Solas Centre carries out across the South East, and the Run and Walk for Life now plays a crucial role in raising much needed funds. On a personal level, I’m thrilled to be taking part in this race again this year. For Datapac, giving back to our local communities is hugely important for all of our team and this is a very rewarding event to be involved in.”

For those who wish to take part in either the walk or run, sponsorship cards are available to download at www.solascentre.ie, or can be collected from the Solas Centre at Williamstown, Waterford.  Alternatively cards are also available from Beat 102 103 studios or AIB branches.

For further information contact the Solas Centre on 051 304 604 or check out the ‘Solas Centre South East Run for Life’ Facebook page¬† or Twitter @solascentre.

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Karen O’Connor, general manager service delivery, Datapac; Thomas Barr, Waterford Athlete, current Irish & World University Games 400m Hurdles Champion; and Dr Brian Creedon, chairman, South Eastern Cancer Foundation