Men reminded to get their prostate checked
Prostate cancer is silent and kills 600 men in a year.
Studio Rubix personal trainer Bryan Clements shared the statistics with clients and observers who were at the studio for the Blue September fundraiser last week.
“It takes six seconds for a finger up your bum to test your prostate,” he told those who stood ready for the warm-up. The less energetic watched from the side but also paid to watch the activity.
Bryan said they were happy to have raised $3000 with 10 days remaining for donations that will go toward prostate research.
Auckland University research study shows that New Zealand men are being diagnosed with prostate cancer later in life.
More than 3000 Kiwi men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year and more than 600 will die.
$20 helps provide an 0800 support helpline.
$30 helps support a man to make an informed decision about treatment.
$50 helps provide a man with one on one professional counselling.
Dean Rowland, Kate Morland, Kate Brokenshire, (obscured) Keegan Murphy, Tracey Kensington, and (rear) Brian Puddick.