On Monday 27th February 2017 Calvin Wood, chairman of the Wirral and North Cheshire Prostate Cancer Support Group, attended St. Hilary Lodge 3591 to receive a donation from a recently organised social evening. Calvin has worked to raise awareness of Prostate Cancer since he was diagnosed in 2001 and treated with 32 bouts of radiotherapy in 2002 before he was given the all-clear three months’ later.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men with about 36,000 being diagnosed each year in the UK. Latest figures show that as many as 1 in 8 men now have Prostrate Cancer, including men still in their 40’s and 50’s.
Calvin said “It is vitally important that gents are aware of it and ask their GP about a prostate-specific antigen blood test if they have any concerns.” The support group aims to educate residents on all aspects of cancer from prevention, early detection, research and innovation and treatment available.
Altogether the support group has raised over £180,000 to buy equipment to help diagnose and treat the cancer, including £11,000 from a recent walk around Oulton Park. The Freemasons Charity nationally also donated £34,625 towards a study at the University of Cambridge.
Calvin Wood receives a cheque from Mark Knowles, Worshipful Master, St Hilary Lodge
To find out more:
Ring Calvin Wood on 0151 648 4466 (24 Hours (answerphone))
Or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
There are also regular screening events in each area of Cheshire Freemasonry – check the website for details at www.cheshiremasons.co.uk