Eight thousand people turned out for the 36th Evening Echo Women’s Mini Marathon in Cork City this past Sunday, 24th September. Amidst the sea of colourful participants who took over Cork city centre for the day of the Mini Marathon were over 40 people from the East Cork and West Waterford area who chose to tog out in Cork ARC Cancer Support House’s iconic purple t-shirts. They walked and ran the four mile route around Cork city’s spectacular marina proudly representing Cork ARC Cancer Support House. The day was a huge success for race organisers and for the many great causes in Cork city and county.
Cork ARC’s many supporters took to the Mini Marathon course to raise vital funds and awareness for cancer support services at Cork ARC Cancer Support House at 29 Friar Street in Youghal. Supports are available free of charge to cancer patients, their family members, carers and friends. Open in Youghal since May of 2017, Cork ARC Cancer Support House offer a drop in service every Wednesday between 10am and 4pm. No appointments or referrals are necessary, and the door is open to all those affected by cancer. Telephone support is also available every Wednesday, on 024 91654.
Cork ARC Cancer Support House’s East Cork & West Waterford service also offers counselling, therapeutic massage and reflexology to visitors, again, free of charge. Clare O’Neill, Community Cancer Support Co-ordinator for Cork ARC at 29 Friar Street in Youghal says, “Cork ARC’s services are designed to alleviate the stress associated with cancer and provide visitors with a tranquil setting where cancer patients and those who care for them can seek support and practical information in a confidential, safe space. We’d like to thank all those who turned out for the Mini Marathon in aid of our cancer support services, all of which are available free of charge.”