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York's Race For Life Steps Out In The Dark

Race For Life Twilight

1:02pm 25th October 2013

Tonight (25 October2013) hundreds of women will step out together in a dazzling display of light to take part in Cancer Research UK’s new evening event, Race for Life Twilight, at Tower Gardens, York.

Over 750 women - including cancer survivors and people taking part in memory or celebration of their loved ones – will gather under the evening sky to walk, jog or run the 5k course.

The course will be lit up for the night with glow sticks, fairy lights and all things that shine and shimmer, to create a magical atmosphere and make Race for Life Twilight an unforgettable and inspirational evening.

Like its traditional sister event, Race for Life, Twilight is women-only and non-competitive.  Many women choose to walk the 5k route, chatting and having fun while raising crucial funds to help beat over 200 types of cancer.

Tanith Batterham event manager for Yorkshire said: “We’re thrilled and incredibly grateful that so many women have entered Race for Life Twilight in York.

“Light is a powerful symbol of hope and Race for Life Twilight offers women an amazing new way to celebrate life but also remember those who have been lost to the disease. 

“Many of the women taking part will be doing so for their own special reason - in memory or celebration of a loved one, or to mark their own cancer journey. But by stepping out together for a magical evening of fun and fundraising they are taking a united stand against cancer and helping to create more tomorrows for loved ones everywhere.

“Sadly, we know that in the hour it takes most people to walk the 5k route, around 4 people will be diagnosed with cancer in Yorkshire*.  But with the help of the people in York, we can make sure the sun sets on cancer for good.”

“Cancer Research UK doesn’t receive any government funding for its research, so every step towards beating cancer relies on every pound donated.

“Everyone who signed up to take part in Race for Life Twilight, volunteered their time or sponsored a loved one, can enjoy the warm glow of knowing they are doing something extraordinary – supporting research which will help more men, women and children in York survive cancer.”

Further information about Race for Life Twilight visit www.raceforlife.org/twilight


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