Thousands run in the dark for the Mark Pollock Trust

Thousands run in the dark for the Mark Pollock Trust

Siobhan O’Flynn, Fair Hill, and Gemma O’Connor, Kilcully, on Patrick Street for the 2018 Run in the Dark. Picture: Jim Coughlan

THOUSANDS of people took to the streets of Cork last night for a rain-soaked Run in the Dark charity event.

Every November, thousands of people take to the streets of over 50 cities across the world for the night-time run in aid of the Mark Pollock Trust.

Members of Buttevant Running Club on Patrick Street for the 2018 Run in the Dark in support of the Mark Pollock Trust.	Picture: Jim Coughlan
Members of Buttevant Running Club on Patrick Street for the 2018 Run in the Dark in support of the Mark Pollock Trust. Picture: Jim Coughlan

Heavy wind and rain proved to be no match for the 2,300 people who turned out to raise funds for the worthy cause.

It’s the main fundraiser for the trust founded by Mark Pollock, who believes we can cure paralysis in our lifetime.

Brothers, Aidan, Anthony and David Ryan, all from Upton, who took part in the 2018 Run in the Dark. 	Picture: Jim Coughlan
Brothers, Aidan, Anthony and David Ryan, all from Upton, who took part in the 2018 Run in the Dark. Picture: Jim Coughlan

He is exploring how technology and medicine might provide a cure. examining collaborations that have never been looked at before. The Trust is aiming to raise $1 billion worldwide in the hope of making a cure a reality.

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