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Shine London 2012
29 Sep 2012
Details: Cancer Research UK’s Shine night-time walking marathon returns to London and Manchester this September. The charity is urging men and women to join together with friends and family and sign up now to help raise vital funds to beat all types of cancer.
Set to take place on Saturday 29th September, Shine London 2012 will bring together thousands of men and women at Battersea Power Station to take part in an illuminated night-time walk through the capital.
Walkers can choose between a full and half marathon, with both routes taking in some of London’s most treasured and iconic landmarks including the London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, and the Houses of Parliament.
Participants in Shine will have the unique opportunity to choose to have the funds they raise support research into one of twelve specific types of cancer including breast, lung and prostate cancer or all types of cancer. And everyone taking part in the event will be given a back sign to dedicate their walk in memory or in celebration of loved ones or include messages of hope for the future.
John Tasker, head of events at Cancer Research UK, said: “We’re thrilled that Shine is returning to London and Manchester for 2012.
“We are inviting thousands of men and women to take steps to beat cancer by taking part in Shine 2012. On the night we want our supporters to illuminate themselves with light to symbolise bringing hope to the darkness of cancer.
“The Shine experience is unique and inspiring; participants can choose to walk a half or full marathon and which cancer to fundraise for.
“Joining together in this exhilarating event is a brilliant way to make a difference, bring light to the lives of those affected by cancer and help Cancer Research UK in the fight against this terrible disease which will affect more than one in three people in the UK.”
Shine is aiming to recruit 15,000 men and women to help raise £3.5 million towards Cancer Research UK’s life saving research. Shine Manchester hopes to recruit 5,000 participants with a target of £1milliion and Shine London hopes to recruit 10,000 participants with a target of £2.5million.
The Shine London and Shine Manchester events are open to all men and women aged over 13. Friends, family and colleagues are invited to sign up now and get in training for this incredible experience.
More info: www.shinewalk.org