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Twilight 5k debut a success.

HUNDREDS of women lit up Edinburgh at the weekend at Scotland's first ever Race for LifeTwilight event.

Wearing fairy lights and waving glow sticks, 1100 women took part in the 5k race to raise money for Cancer Research.

Starting the race were guests of honour, Julie Rattray and Laura Battle, who both survived Hodgkin's Lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system.

Julie, 30, of Leith, who also spoke to the crowd ahead of the Race, said:"I wanted to take part in Race for LifeTwilight because I want to give something back and help Cancer Research UK scientists bring forward the day when all cancers are cured."Now organisers are urging participants to return sponsorship money to help beat over 200 types of cancer.

Claire Wase, Race for Life Twilight event manager for Edinburgh, said:"We'd like to thank the people of the Lothians for helping to make our FIRSTTWILIGHT event in Scotland such a glowing success.

"Now we are asking everyone to take one last step - by returning the money they've raised so it can go into vital research to help more men, women and children survive cancer."

For information on returning sponsorship money, or to make a donation, visit www.raceforlife.org

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Date:Oct 30, 2013
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