ARC Cancer Support Torch of Hope Relay

ARC Cancer Support Torch of Hope Relay

Pictured (from left to right) are Theo Madigan, age 6 from Rathmines, Mae Varian, age 6 from Ranelagh, RTE presenter Keelin Shanley and rugby legend Tony Ward at the launch of the ARC Cancer Support Torch of Hope Relay.
Pic: ARC Cancer Support

Join the fight against cancer as a message of hope moves through Dublin this weekend!

Two relays will bring the Torch of Hope from either side of Dublin Bay to help raise funds for ARC Cancer Support this Sunday.

The walk begins at 4.30pm at Blackrock Park on the Southside, and at the Wooden Bridge at Dollymount on the Northside, with the last kilometre dedicated to cancer survivors, and led by individuals who have experienced a cancer diagnosis themselves. The two walks will come together at Samuel Beckett Bridge, where the leaders will light a cauldron together before a ceremony featuring North Dublin Community Gospel Choir, celebrity appearances and entertainment in the chq Building on Custom House Quay.

ARC Cancer Support was founded in 1994 to provide holistic support to people who have been affected by cancer, and currently operates out of the Mater Hospital, Beaumont Hospital, St James’s Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital. These drop-in centres are open from 10am to 4.30pm from Monday to Friday, and their services are free of charge.

Everyone is welcome to register on the ARC Cancer Support website before registration closes on Friday. Participants will receive a fundraising pack and sponsorship card. You can also register by sending an email to, or by calling 01 830 7333.

By Aimée Mac Leod