Searching for a future
without Prostate Cancer
Snowdon 500 organiser
I´m very proud to say that after 7 successful years Snowdon 500 has raised £1,000,000 for Prostate Cancer Research and our thanks go out to all those who have taken part over the years
and made this fantastic fundraising achievement possible.
By taking part in tBy taking part in the eighth Snowdon 500 Challenge or the Welsh 3 peaks Challenge in June 2015 you will be rewarded by a fantastic and enjoyable mountain experience in the company of like minded people
from all parts of the UK.
You will also gain huge personal satisfaction and pride, knowing that the sponsorship funds you raise will make an important contribution to the work of the Prostate Cancer Research Centre
in it´s quest to find a cure for this terrible disease. Help us make these events even more special by signing up to take part now
13 March 2015
Headline Quality Dorm accommodation available.
We have secured a large block of rooms at the Royal Victoria Hotel, llanberis available to Challenge participants ...
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Do something extra special in 2015 and help us fight Prostate Cancer and raise vital funds for the Prostate Cancer Research Centre.
Take part in the Snowdon 500 Challenge climbing Mt. Snowdon (the highest mountain in England & Wales).
You can register now by completing the on-line Registration Form and pay your £35 registration fee securely by debit / credit card.
Click here for more details.
The Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge is a unique Opportunity to climb 3 of the most iconic mountains in Wales. You will climb Pen Y Fan (Brecon Beacons)
and then Cadair Idris (Mid Wales) on Saturday 13th June 2015 and after an overnight stop in Llanberis you climb Mt Snowdon on Sunday 14th June 2015.
You can register now by completing the on-line Registration Form and pay your £45 Registration fee securely by Debit / Credit card.
Click here for more details.
Some Feedback from Last Year´s Events
"Paul Beardow .........What a fantastic day. Brilliantly organised and a great experience. £1200 raised for the Prostate Cancer Research Centre too".
"Katerina Letsos .........Thank you for organising such a great event! another peak conquered and soon to conquer prostate cancer"
"Gordon ......Thanks for giving me the best day of my life ......3 months training, 2 stone loss, changed my life".
On the 17th May 1993 Rebecca Stephens became the first British woman to climb Mt. Everest and on the 17th May 2014 exactly 21 years later Rebecca took part in the
2014 Snowdon 500 Challenge to support prostate cancer research. Rebecca said "When someone is diagnosed with cancer the news is devastating for the individuals concerned
and their family and friends. I'm thrilled to be supporting the Snowdon 500 Challenge because it provides an opportunity to do something positive about it.
The Snowdon 500 Challenge is all about bringing people together to take part in what is an exciting and unique Charity Challenge - and of course for some climbing
the mountain will be their personal Everest."
Click here to see more about Rebecca Stephens.
Rebecca on the summit of Everest with Sherpa Ang Passang
What it´s all About
In the UK more than 30,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer annually and around 10,000 men die of this terrible disease − on average that´s at least one death every hour on every day.
It´s because prostate cancer affects so many men and their families / friends that we organise the Snowdon 500 & Welsh 3 Peaks Challenges as a way of making more people aware of this killer disease
and to raise the funds that are essential to support the research being carried out to find ways of improving the treatment of this killer disease and ultimately to find a cure.
Click here to learn more about the work of PCRC.
PCRC Take forward a Major New Research Programme
In November 2014 PCRC teamed up with Kings College London and will fund a 5 year programme to design a new form of therapy to boost the immune system in prostate cancer patients.
The new technology is designed to target and attach specifically to prostate cancer cells and stimulate the patient´s immune system. Because these molecules will only attach to
prostate cancer cells, they won´t cause toxic side effects in other parts of the body. Over the next 5 years the team based at Kings College London will design a range of immune
therapy based on this new technology and it is hoped that the research will go from the laboratory to the bedside to treat patients with prostate cancer.
This new partnership is an exciting development and funds raised by The Snowdon 500 Challenge and the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge will play an important part in taking this work
forward to a successful conclusion, providing new hope for men suffering from prostate cancer.