Datapac partners with Solas in South East Run for Life

By David Tucker

Published 15/09/2015 | 00:00

Datapac, Ireland's largest indigenous ICT solutions and services provider, is partnering with the Solas Centre and the 2015 'South East Run for Life', which will take place on Sunday, October 11. This is the second year in a row that County Wexford-headquartered 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 per cent 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.

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

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