On Wednesday 12th of November, a fortunately rain free and clear night in Dublin, Champlain College students and staff join thousands of people around the globe taking park in the Run in the Dark charity race in aid of the Mark Pollock Trust. After a day of class, the team put on their runners and headed out in the winter’s night.The city’s monuments and quays were brightly illuminated as thousands ran, jogged and walked through the capital’s streets. This was mirrored in cities across Ireland and worldwide, with a total of 30 cities joining in the campaign to find a cure for paralysis.
Behind the scenes, Champlain Abroad Dublin’s own student Meghan Condon was working hard at her internship within the Mark Pollock Trust, established by a truly inspiration figure hoping to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. Mark’s incredible journal has been recently released in the film ‘Unbreakable’, accounting his battle to overcome breaking his back and the loss of his sight. Despite this, he has raised awareness and funds through his races to the sub-zero temperatures of the South Pole, the scorching heat of the Gobi Desert, completing six marathons in one week, and winning two Commonwealth Games medals. An amazing figure who Champlain College are proud to support.The participation and support of Champlain Dublin’s students and staff in the Run in the Dark event contributed to this worthwhile mission.
Head Resident & Activities Coordinator
Champlain Abroad Dublin