One in ten men in Scotland is at risk of prostate cancer and nearly one in two is likely to have prostate disease at some stage in their life. Over 4,000 people are diagnosed with prostate cancer in Scotland a year. Prostate Scotland is working in partnership with the Grand Lodge of Scotland to help ameliorate the effects of going through treatment for prostate cancer and disease. Together we are aiming to make available special care packs (PROSPACKS) to help to men in Scotland going through treatment if they are having surgery, radiotherapy, or chemotherapy for prostate cancer. These packs will contain a range of helpful and essential items to help men as they go through treatment. We are also aiming to take forward research into living with prostate disease.
The Masons4Munro Challenge involves a novel and exciting challenge to raise charity funds for The Grand Lodge of Scotland to support the PROSPACK initiative being organised by Prostate Scotland.
The Challenge involves representatives from each of the Provinces within Grand Lodge to hike a series of Munro mountains in Scotland within the month of June this year. Each walk will be led by qualified mountaineers, including a Mountain Leader. The event is open to any Scottish Mason, with representation from each Province. For entry information please go to Masons4Munros or mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event will be held over three weekends in June 2023 in the form of individual day walks.
The dates are:
Weekend 1:Day 1 – 10th June 2023 a day walk leaving the Lawers car park above Killin taking in Beinn Ghlas (1103m), Ben Lawers (1214m) and Meall nan Tarmachan (1044m)
Day 2 – 11th June 2023 a day walk leaving from The Falls of Edinample, nearby Lochearnhead to Ben Vorlich (985m) and Stuc a Chroin (975m)
Day 3 – 17th June 2023 a long day walk from the car park at Glendoll to Broad Cairn (998m), Cairn Bannoch (1012m), Carn an t-Sagairt Mor (1047m) Tolmount (958m) and Tom Buidhe (957m)
Day 4 – 18th June 2023 a short day walk from the same car park to Mayar (928m) and Driesh (947m)
Weekend 3 :
24 – 25 June 2023 an evening in tents on the Cairngorms at Aviemore!
Please register with us at Prostate Scotland as a supporter.
A a supporter you will receive:
- Pre-event information about how to get sponsorship and fundraise, and how to make it easy, safe and fun!
- Prostate Scotland T shirt
Post-event a Prostate Scotland Certificate of Appreciation
- Health & Safety Information
Participants in aid of Prostate Scotland must be a minimum age of 18 years.
If you are not in good health, you should not take part
If any of the following apply, you must seek professional medical advice before participating
- High blood pressure
- Heart condition
- Suffer from dizziness or epilepsy
- Damage to neck, back, spinal column, legs or eyes
- Medication – if you are taking any form of prescribed medication, please inform us of how this may affect you
- Aged 50 years or above – we strongly advise that you seek medical advice prior to taking part
Please register with us