Torch of Hope Relay

At the heart of this event is the idea that it gives families, friends and communities who have been affected by cancer a chance to unite and to honour lost loved ones.

Please join our fundraising event on Sunday, 29th September 2019 at 5.00pm and help ARC Cancer Support Centres to continue its vital work.

This community event will see hundreds of people starting the walk at 4.30pm from the entrance of Blackrock Park on the Southside and The Wooden Bridge, Dollymount on the Northside.

Northside will meet Southside on the Sean O'Casey Bridge at approximately 6pm. The closing ceremony will be followed by entertainment including surprise celebrity appearances at the CHQ building in the IFSC.

For Torchbearer and cancer survivor, 38 year old Edwina Halpin the Torch of Hope Relay is the highlight of her year.

"The Torch of Hope Relay is just one of those special occasions, which touches you to your core. There's such a sense of comaraderie, of us all being together, of everyone wanting the best for each other. If you were feeling down before the Torch of Hope Relay, you'll be feeling a thousand times better afterwards - it's hugely inspiring and uplifting. For those of us who have survived cancer, it's about grabbing liofe by the bootsraps and living it to the full. I would encourage people to lend their support in whatever way they can."

Registration now open