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by Bastion Harrison (subscribe)
Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from
Be Someone's Shining Star
shine, marathon, cancer research

Could you be someone's shining star? Since 2010, thirty-eight thousand people have brightened the lives and chances of thousands of cancer sufferers, just by taking a Shine Walk. It is an annual night time marathon organised by Cancer Research UK, which has so far raised £9 million.

By registering for £35, you too can help raise money for all types of cancer. The London Shine Walk takes place on the 28th September with the full marathon walkers setting off from Battersea Power Station at 8.15pm, and the half walkers at 9.45pm.

Your bright neon clothes, lights, and glow sticks will become beacons travelling across the city, as you walk not only in memory of loved ones, but for the people who still need your help.

Another unique aspect about this marathon is that you get to decide what type of research your sponsorship money goes towards. You can choose between twelve different cancers that you want to beat: brain tumours, leukaemia, breast, ovarian, lung, skin, pancreatic, cervical, prostate, testicular, bowel, and children's cancer. Or, you can also opt for 'all cancer', for more general research.
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Why? Raise money for charity
When: 28th September, 7.30pm
Phone: on 0871 641 1430
Where: Battersea Power Station
Cost: £35
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