Darkness into Light
May 11, 2019 @ 4:15 am
Darkness into Light is an annual walking event and fundraiser held, primarily, across Ireland. Participants meet before dawn (4.15am) on a particular Saturday in May and walk or run for 5km to meet the sunrise. Founded in 2009 by psychologist Joan Freeman as a fundraiser in the Phoenix Park for Pieta House suicide prevention and counselling, 400 attended the first event while the 2017 event was attended by an estimated 150,000 – 200,000, participants at more than 150 locations. Similar events occur in Australia and New Zealand, Asia and North America.