Your entry fee can't beat cancer. Only you can.
Did you know that paying your entry fee helps us cover the cost of putting on your event?
But it doesn't stop there - the money raised by you is what helps us saves lives.
You can choose to fundraise however you like, but the easiest way to raise money is with a Cancer Research UK Giving Page:
- It's quick to set up and simple to use
- You can fundraise on your own or as part of a group
- Your friends and family can sponsor you easily online
- You can keep track of donations
- All you need to do is log in using the email address you used to sign up
Return your sponsorship
If you have already set up a Cancer Research UK Giving Page, we will receive the money you raise automatically. If you have raised money using the sponsorship form in your pack, you can pay in the money you raised by phone using your debit/credit card – call us on 0300 123 6624 or send us a cheque made payable to “Cancer Research UK” to:
Shine Night Walk
Cancer Research UK
PO Box 1561
If you are a UK taxpayer, the value of your donation can increase by at least 25% under the Gift Aid scheme – at no additional cost to you!
£26or £1 per mile of the full marathon, buys nutrients for cells to grow them in the lab, allowing scientists to find out more than ever before about cancer.
£260the amount we ask each of you to raise, covers the cost of a trial for a day to test new combinations of drugs, to improve treatments for more dads, sons, brothers and grandfathers with prostate cancer.
£550buys a pH meter to create the ideal environment for sensitive experiments which could hold clues to finding new ways to beat cancer, sooner.
£120kwhen we all come together, every £120,000 we raise will cover the cost of a trial for a year to find new ways to treat breast cancer more effectively by testing the benefits of hormone therapy before surgery.
Choose a cancer type to beat
Bladder cancer is the 10th most common cancer in the UK, with around 10,200 new cases each year. Current survival rates show that 50% of people survive their diagnosis for 10 years or more in the UK.
Over the past forty years we’ve seen dramatic progress in tackling bowel cancer and half of people diagnosed will now survive for at least 10 years. But we can’t stop there. Sadly, bowel cancer still claims around 43 lives each day.
Each year in the UK, over 9,400 people are diagnosed with tumours that start in the brain or elsewhere in the central nervous system.
With almost 140 women diagnosed every day, breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. And, although it is rare, around 350 men are also diagnosed with breast cancer each year.
Each year, around 1,600 children are diagnosed with cancer in the UK. Thanks to major advances in treatment, around three-quarters of children with cancer are now successfully treated. But the disease claims around 250 lives every year, so our groundbreaking research must continue.
Five year survival rates for leukaemia have more than tripled in the last forty years. But despite this progress, around 4,600 people still lose their lives to the disease every year.
Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in the UK. Each year more than 43,500 people are diagnosed with lung cancer in the UK, and the disease claims almost 35,200 lives.
Lymphoma is cancer that starts in the lymph glands or other organs of the lymphatic system. There are two broad classes - Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). There are more than 60 types of NHL and it is the 6th most common cancer in the UK with around 13,900 new cases each year.
Oesophageal cancer is the 14th most common cancer in the UK with around 9,100 new cases in the UK each year. Current survival rates show that 12% of people survive their diagnosis for 10 years or more. The impact of our past research has helped boost survival for people with advanced oesophageal cancer through the treatment of docetaxel.
Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer in UK women, with more than 130 women every week being told they have the disease.
Survival rates remain very low in the UK, often because the disease is diagnosed late and is difficult to treat. We urgently need to find better ways to detect and treat the disease and we are committed to doing this through our research.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with around 41,700 cases diagnosed every year, so it’s crucial that we continue our work and find new ways to tackle the disease.
Around 37 people in the UK are told they have malignant melanoma (the most serious form of skin cancer) every day. Sadly, around six people lose their lives to the disease every day in the UK.
Get creative with your fundraising
Find hidden treasures
Gather up your unwanted clothes, books and toys to sell them at a car-boot sale. Or arrange a clothes-swap with friends and ask for a donation to take part.
Put your oven gloves on
Channel your inner Mary Berry and hold a Bake Off or bake sale. Ask for a donation to enter or to vote for a winner. And if baking’s not your thing, get crafty making jewellery or gifts to sell.
Hold a themed event
Organise a quiz night, fundraising dinner or themed day at your office and ask everyone to make a donation to take part.
Need another sponsorship form?
The easiest way for people to sponsor your Shine Night Walk is with a Cancer Research UK Giving Page. However, if you prefer to raise money in person then you can use the sponsorship form we send you in your pack when you sign up. Lost that or need another? Download and print more here if you need them.