The organizing Committee, chaired by Colman Garvey, with a representative from Pieta House and the Carrigaline Family Support Centre also attended the launch.
The walk or run will take place on the 7th of May, at 4.15am and comprises of a 5km walk encompassing a loop around Carrigaline. Refreshments for all registered participants are sponsored by Barry Collins SuperValu.
Colman Garvey firstly thanked Peter O’Mahony, along with the committee and the local community for all their support to date but urged people to register on line on HYPERLINK “http://dil.pieta.ie/venues” http://dil.pieta.ie/venues .
Pieta House does a remarkable job in particular helping out the most vulnerable in our society who may be suffering from depression or suicidal thoughts and would encourage all members of the community to support this charity through this unique walk, Darkness Into Light!”
Darkness Into Light is the flagship fundraising and awareness event for Pieta House, and without local support, they could not have helped so many people in suicidal distress and engaging in self-harm over the last nine years. Pieta House has nearly 180 staff and they have welcomed in excess of 22,000 people struggling with depression in their nine centres up and down the country since they first opened their doors a decade ago.