Teka, now 72, was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in 2004 and is still going strong after several rounds of treatment.
Support groups are just one of the many ways the Prostate Cancer Foundation can help men and their partners. Another is a fitness programme the Foundation has been trialing in Christchurch for men with prostate cancer called Prost-FIT. Teka is part of this group which meets weekly and has from 10 to 14 people regularly taking part.
Jan says that “Teka has really enjoyed being part of this programme, it made a big change to his motivation and he really likes it because it is a fun way to spend time with others in his situation. Teka also likes the inclusiveness for Māori participants like him with poi and haka exercises”.
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You can read Teka and Jan’s full story here: www.dryjuly.co.nz/2020/teka-and-jans-story