A WAVE of emotion swept across Pairc Charman, on the outskirts of Wexford town, on a summer’s night last August, as cancer survivors, caregivers and those who have passed with the disease were honoured at a moving ‘Candle of Hope’ ceremony.
The moment, a highlight of the now annual ‘Relay for Life Wexford’ initiative, marked a seminal coming together of people from across the county to celebrate, remember and fight back against the disease.
In so doing, those present supported the Irish Cancer Society and sincerely demonstrated that stigma has no association with cancer among the wider community.
Over the course of 24 hours, team members of all ages and backgrounds took turns to walk the perimeter of a playing field at the grounds as a feast of entertainment kept spirits high and minds focussed.
Wives, mothers, sisters, brothers, relations and friends who have survived, who have cared, or who have passed away with the disease, will be in honoured in unison when Relay for Life comes to Pairc Charman, Wexford, again this July 29th and 30th.
In the process, the wider County Wexford community will help the Irish Cancer Society to ensure that greater numbers of people survive cancer diagnosis into the future.
In 2016 alone, the charity spent some €14,200,000 on life-saving cancer research and patient care and support across the country.
Read more in the Wexford Echo.