The Leitrim centre of Darkness into Light 5K Walk/Run in aid of Pieta House was launched last Thursday night in the Bush Hotel.
The launch was carried out by Tom McEvoy from Pieta House accompanied by the members of the local committee, Jim Glancy, Bernadette Glancy, Sandra Rowley and Graham Allen with Leitrim Olympian Laura Reynolds the guest of honour.
This is the inaugural hosting of the Leitrim leg of this unique nationwide walk/run and will take place at 4.15am on Saturday, May 10, in Carrick on Shannon. Darkness into Light celebrates it’s sixth year this year. It is intended to cross the finishing line just as the dawn is breaking for what should prove to be a great experience.
The walk/run starts from Carrick Sports Complex and all ages are invited to take part in this fun only event.
The Leitrim event is one of 37 venues around Ireland, all happening simultaneously, an increase from twenty venues last year. It is anticipated that over one hundred thousand people will take part all over Ireland in this event to highlight awareness of the Pieta House suicide and self harm crises centres.
The Pieta House project was founded in 2009 by Joan Freeman and now has nine houses around the country. The service is free to use to people of all ages and is a non referral system, with no need for a GP or hospital referral.
Ninety percent of Pieta’s funding comes through fund raising activities and all the events are organised and managed by local volunteers with no professional event management companies involved.
To register for the event log on to www.dil.pieta.ie and for further information on Pieta services check out www.pieta.ie.