Date announced for Dundalk Darkness Into Light 2018 walk for Pieta House

Dundalk participants raised over €60,000 last year

Tia Clarke

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Tia Clarke

Email:

tia.clarke@dundalkdemocrat.ie

Darkness into light

Volunteers launching Dundalk's Darkness Into Light walk last year

A date has been announced for this year's Darkness into Light in Dundalk - the annual walk will take place in over 50 venues across Ireland on May 12th at 4:15am.   

Darkness Into Light is a global movement against suicide which saw over 150,000 people across Ireland walk until dawn to raise money for Pieta House in 2017. 

The charity event sees participants walk or run a 5km route in order to raise awareness of issues such as suicide, self-harm, and stigma surrounding mental health issues. 

The early dawn represents hope and is symbolic of the work of Pieta House; bringing people from darkness back into the light.

Last year, Dundalk IT hosted the walk. Huge numbers took part in Dundalk's first Darkness Into Light and raised over €60,000. 

A notice on Darkness Into Light's website advises that registration will open soon. 

http://dil.pieta.ie/comingsoon.html