KATE McInerny will move a mountain in honour of her father who passed away from prostate cancer just two months ago.
Ms McInerny, who grew up in Bendigo but now lives in Melbourne, will take part in the SAVE A MAN Kilimanjaro Challenge, a new initiative of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.
The 12-day international trip includes a six-day trek climbing Mount Kilimanjaro -which stands 5895 metres above sea level.
Ms McInerny said her father Frank was a brave man who put up his hand to trial cancer medicines.
"It is still difficult to come to terms with my father’s passing but I've signed up for this challenge in memory of the most influential man in my life," she said.
"For seven years our family watched as my father bravely fought the disease head on and endured many treatment cycles.
"By completing this challenge we can help save many men and spare other families from this very traumatic experience."
Ms McInerny said she wanted to continue the legacy of her father and further spread awareness of prostate cancer.
"It was very hard for both of us being nurses," she said.
"We knew what was going to happen and the process.
"We were very lucky that dad was given some extra time to see some grand kids be born, my brother buy a house and university graduations.
"He was a family man and I want to honour him by continuing his legacy."
Ms McInerny said she hoped to raise about $10,000 before the trip in October.
Twenty other people will join Ms McInerny on the trip with the group aiming to raise about $100,000.
The Bendigo Basketball Association will host a fund-raiser for the cause in April.
To donate visit www.inspiredadventures.com.au/PCFA/Kilimanjaro2014