Rosemère’s Walk the Lights event returns to raise funds for specialized radiation treatments

Walk the Lights 2021 event attendees

The Rosemère Cancer Foundation’s annual Walk the Lights fundraiser is back for 2022.


The charity wants anyone planning to visit Blackpool Illuminations to form a family group of supporters to walk the five miles along the ball from Bispham tram stop to Starr Gate on Friday October 7 from 6pm.

It’s the 10th anniversary of Walk the Lights, which this year is supporting the charity’s £1.3million Guiding Light Appeal.

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The call is to bring Surface Guided Radiation Therapy (SGRT) treatment to Rosemere Cancer Center at Royal Preston Hospital in early November.

The center undertakes all radiotherapy for the whole of Lancashire and South Cumbria, treating around 240 patients a day, five days a week.

SGRT, which uses a near-infrared beam guiding system, will benefit all radiation therapy patients. His arrival means that the Rosemère Cancer Center will become the 15e out of 65 specialist cancer centers in the UK to provide SGRT.

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To join Walk the Lights, go to Rosemere website.

Registration is £10 per person until midnight on Wednesday 5 October, or £15 to register in the evening.

Children aged five and under can participate for free and all walkers are invited to Sharples Hall at the end of the walk for free refreshments.

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