Snowdon 500 is a unique charity Challenge event devised to raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Research Centre. Each year 500 participants (including individuals and teams) from all over the UK come to North Wales to climb Mt Snowdon, the highest mountain in England & Wales or take on the demanding challenge of climbing the Welsh 3 Peaks. Over the past 8 years more than £1M has been raised for prostate cancer research and because the event is managed and organised by unpaid volunteers working closely with staff at the Prostate Cancer Research Centre, 100% of the sponsorship funds raised goes directly to the Prostate Cancer Research Centre.
May 2017 will mark the 9th time these highly successful Charity Challenge events have been held. We aim to have 350 participants climbing Mt Snowdon over the weekend of 13th / 14th May 2017 with a further 150 taking on the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge by climbing 3 of the most iconic mountains in Wales over the same weekend of 13th & 14th May 2017. The mountains are:
Because the Snowdon 500 Challenge is wholly organised and managed by volunteers we need to find between £25,000 and £30,000 to cover the organisational and administration costs of staging the events. About 50% of the costs are covered by participant registration fees but we need company / business support to make up the balance..There are many ways Businesses can get involved and lend their support to this very worthwhile cause − for example:
Please call the Prostate Cancer Research Centre by telephone on 020 7848 7546 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your specific requirements.
We can help you organise and manage a Prostate Cancer Awareness Day at your Business or company premises. This could be a simple help desk approach where employees can seek help or advice about prostate cancer (and especially potential symptoms) from Prostate Cancer Research Centre experts in this field. Alternatively we can provide an audience participation presentation covering all aspects of prostate cancer. We will also provide literature and handouts for attendees to take away.
Because prostate cancer is the UK´s most frequently diagnosed male cancer (it is as prevalent in the male population as breast cancer is in women) the benefits of men understanding more about this killer disease and recognising the symptoms will have enormous long term benefits for the employee and therefore your Business. If you are interested in holding a prostate cancer awareness day and want to find out more please contact the Prostate Cancer Research Centre by telephone on 020 7848 7546 or by email to email@example.com
Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer in the United Kingdom. Each year more than 30,000 men are diagnosed with it and more than 10,000 men die of it − that´s one person every 50 minutes.
Despite this, the level of awareness about prostate cancer and its symptoms is far less than that for breast cancer, even though death rates from both cancers are similar. If prostate cancer is diagnosed early it can be cured. It is essential therefore that all men know the symptoms of this disease and when to seek help.
The Prostate Cancer Research Centre (PCRC) is based at is based within Kings College. London. It has a worldwide reputation for innovation and discovery in the field of prostate cancer research. Under the leadership of Professor John Masters the Research Centre employs 15 scientists and support staff and needs £1.5M each year to fund its highly respected research programme.
Meeting the cost of carrying out that research is a constant challenge. In order to make the breakthroughs that will improve survival and save lives the Centre has to ensure that funds are in place both now and in the future.
Scientific research into cancer is getting ever closer to finding life saving therapies and cures which will one day conquer this terrible disease, but it is a long and expensive crusade. The money raised by the Snowdon 500 and Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge events will make an important contribution by helping the Prostate Cancer Research Centre continue with its important programme of work.
PCRC is a registered charity (no. 1156027)