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Light Up The Night For Cancer Research UK

Grab something bright and colourful and join Star Radio for Cancer Research UK’s Shine Night Walk on Saturday 28th October.

Entries are now open for this illuminating stroll through Cambridge’s historic city centre, which starts in the scenic setting of Queen’s Lawn at 6:15pm. Thousands of people will join together on a fun and inspirational parade of light that, stride by stride, will help beat cancer.

The city’s one of just 17 locations across the UK selected to host a Shine Night Walk in 2023 and many of the funds raised will support the Cancer Research UK Institute here in Cambridge with its pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

The 10k route takes in several landmarks, including King’s and Clare colleges, the Botanic Garden and the Fitzwilliam Museum – and will pass close to the Wellcome/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, finishing at the Corn Exchange. Check the full route map here.

You can even choose to raise money for the area of life-saving research closest to your heart. This could include prostate cancer, breast cancer, bowel cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, brain tumours, children’s cancers and leukaemia. Or you can simply give your backing to Cancer Research UK’s overall work.

Star Radio’s Josh Lovatt and Andy Lake will be there to cheer you over the start line, keep you entertained along the route and to congratulate you at the finish. And, as it’ll be Halloween weekend, fancy dress is firmly encouraged!

Did you know – in the East of England, nearly 40,000 people are diagnosed with cancer each year? Thanks to research, however, more people than ever across the UK are surviving for 10 years or more. The previous event raised £231,945 and this year we want to make that figure even bigger. Cancer Research UK spent around £49 million in Cambridge in 2021/22 – and research happening right now in the city’s helping to make cancer treatments more effective while also improving breast cancer screening.

With every step – from The Eagle to Cambridge University Library and beyond – you’ll be supporting the work of scientists who’re relentlessly striving towards new discoveries and breakthroughs. So, what are you waiting for? Sign up now and bring your friends and family for a night to remember!

Don’t want to walk? Why not volunteer instead?

You could also shine a light for those affected by cancer by volunteering on the night. From helping to set up the Shine Night Walk course to guiding participants around the city, there are lots of opportunities to get involved, meet new people and learn new skills.
Find out about volunteering here

Sign up now

Find out more and secure your place at the Cancer Research UK Shine Night Walk in Cambridge on Saturday 28th October right here





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