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Men’s health advice . . . look in the mirror

Monday 12 December 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Health, Local, National

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Men’s health advice . . . look in the mirror
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 Williamson.

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 health.

 “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.