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Sadly, at our age most of us will know someone who has suffered from cancer. There are more than 200 types of cancer but they all have one thing in common - they are caused by the uncontrolled growth of body cells. Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer and more than one in three of us will develop some form of cancer during our lifetime.

But the good news is that understanding of cancer and the development of treatments for various cancers is progressing fast thanks to intensive medical research.

On Saturday October 11th thousands of people will be joining a nationwide “March on Cancer”. Organised by Cancer Research UK, this is a sponsored night-time walk which starts at 7.30pm in 15 cities across the UK.

Walkers will unite in a collective show of force to remember loved ones and to celebrate the lives of those who have been saved thanks to research. It is also an opportunity to raise money for research - entry to the walk costs £5 but of course additional donations are always so welcome.

The walks are taking place in:

Birmingham
Bristol
Cardiff
Chester
Edinburgh
Liverpool
London

Manchester
Newcastle
Norwich
Plymouth
Portsmouth
Sheffield
Southampton

Each walk will last for around 45 minutes and the walkers will advance through the streets accompanied by live music, entertainment and also stories from people who have beaten cancer.

Closing date is actually on Thursday October 9th; some marches may already be full but there may be opportunities for late entries.

Otherwise why not go along and give your support by cheering the walkers on. It is expected to be a great event - and of course in such a good cause. Volunteers are also needed.

Click here for more information.

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