Men’s Health president George Williamson (right) receives a donation from Cook Islands Triathlon - Roland Neururer (left) and the Edgewater Resort & Spa General Manager - Melissa Gosselin. 22120704
The Cook Islands Men’s Health has received $800 cash which will assist with health awareness programmes to better men’s health and fitness in the country.
This is the second year Cook Islands Triathlon have
contributed to the organisation raising funds throughout the month of November
also known as Movember - to help promote the importance of well-being of men.
Last week, on behalf of Cook Triathlon, Roland
Neururer was pleased to present $400 to the President of Men’s Health, George
For the past six weeks 15 to 20 cyclists (solely
mountain biking) hit a trail every Saturday taking on some “interesting” rides
which would last between one to two hours, said Neururer.
Williamson was grateful to receive the donation. “It’s
mind blowing to receive this donation from very fit men on the island to help
other men who are not so fit or healthy,” said Williamson.
“We all know the struggles we are going through and we
are still driving our men to see a doctor for a full check up on the state of
their health - their warrant of fitness, said Williamson.
During the months of September and October this year
809 women attended the successful mammography screening program by Te Marae Ora
with the support of the Cook Islands Breast Cancer Foundation (CIBCF).
Williamson said he was impressed with the large number
of women who made time to attend the screening and would like the men to follow
this “wonderful” example by women who show that they do care about their
“I want the men
to look at themselves in the mirror because a mirror never lies, and get to ¯
doctor for a full check-up.
“Your body is like your bus and you are the driver of
your own bus, so you should know your what your bus is like, as we age things
start falling apart... so get checked and get fixed, you hold the key to your
own life,” said Williamson.
The Edgewater Resort & Spa general manager,
Melissa Gosselin was delighted and proud to partner up with triathlon and match
their donation with another $400 for men’s health.
“We are proud to present our donation to such an important
men’s health initiative,” knowing the money
is going to a worthy cause to benefit men in the Cook Islands,” said Gosselin.