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Shine Manchester Night-Time Walk

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Published on July 2nd 2012.

Shine Manchester Night-Time Walk

ONE of Manchester's most spectacular fundraising events is now officially open for entry. Shine's night-time walk through the city in aid of Cancer Research UK will take place on Saturday 8 September – and you can sign up today at www.shinewalk.org

The charity is urging friends, family and colleagues to register for a place as soon as possible. 

You can choose to walk a full or half marathon night-time route, and decide to raise money to support the area of cancer research closest to your heart.

This is the third year that the event has been held in Manchester, and this time participants are being encouraged to illuminate themselves with light on the night, to symbolise bringing hope to the darkness of cancer.

Together, they will take to the city streets in a fun and inspirational parade of light. Starting and ending at Old Trafford Football Stadium, the route will pass landmarks such as Albert Square and Cancer Research UK’s Paterson Institute in Withington.

Image 2Joanne Doughty, Cancer Research UK’s Shine Regional Marketer, said: “We are calling on people in Greater Manchester to help light up the city on the night of September 8.  By entering Shine and pledging to raise money for research, they will be helping to bring light to people affected by cancer.

“Whether they choose to do the full or half marathon route, every participant will be part of a fantastic atmosphere created by the thousands of committed supporters.

“The battle against cancer never stops so we want to welcome back participants who made Shine such a spectacular success last year and encourage new recruits to sign up and start fundraising as soon as possible.”

By taking part in Shine 2012, participants will be making a real difference to people who face the disease. Cancer survival rates have doubled since the 1970s – and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.

The charity receives no government funding for its ground-breaking research. So money raised through Shine is crucial to the pioneering work of doctors, nurses and scientists who are fighting cancer on all fronts.

Manchester was chosen as the location for the inaugural Shine event back in April 2010. Since then, 11,000 people from across the North West have taken part, raising £2.5 million for the charity’s life-saving work.

This year, organisers hope 5,000 men and women will raise £1 million to support pioneering research. 

Cancer Research UK is also looking for volunteers to help with marketing the event, and to help out on the day. Volunteers will gain practical, hands-on experience in event marketing, while contributing to a seriously worthwhile cause.

To enter Shine or to sign up as a volunteer, visit www.shinewalk.org

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