Health toolkit for men at Lions’ event
The women of Te Puke Kiwicoast Lions love their men.
It’s one of the reasons they have organised a men’s health event later this month. The other is that they are concerned for the health of all the community’s men.
The Toolkit event on September 18 will feature guest speakers All Blacks strength and conditioning coach Dr Nic Gill and internationally renowned urologist Liam Wilson.
There will also be booths with health information from organisation such as Diabetes NZ, The Heart Association and vision, hearing and blood pressure testing.
“We’ve had women in our own group who have been affected and lost husbands through cancer and serious health issues,” says project co-ordinator Michelle Cliff, “so men’s health is really dear to our hearts.”
The group also wanted to organise an event that would support the TECT Rescue Helicopter, which is where money raised from the evening will go.
“So it’s twofold. Its great for the health of the men in our community and it’s also great for a service that we are keen to support.”
Michelle says the evening promises to be entertaining and informative.
“There will be some activities — it’s not just going to be sitting down and listening.
“We love our men — and we want them to be with us for a long time — so that’s why we are doing it.”
Tickets are $20 each and are available at Farmlands Te Puke and Sportsworld Te Puke or by calling Michelle on 027 716 8785 or Pat on 533 4345.
Michelle says local businesses have been generous in supporting the event, which will also include an auction.
All Blacks strength and conditioning coach Dr Nic Gill, pictured with winger Julian Savea, is one of the guest speakers at Te Puke Kiwicoast Lion’s men’s health event on September 18.