Go Dry this July to support Prostate Cancer NZ
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in New Zealand men; more than 3500 men are diagnosed every year. Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand (PCFNZ) provides a range of support services to men and their families living with a prostate cancer diagnosis - from volunteer-led support groups to an online support forum and a free HELPLINE 0800 477 678.
Money raised through Dry July will help fund Prost-FIT, an exercise programme that has been specifically developed for men with prostate cancer. Exercise has been proven to improve outcomes and general well-being following treatment for prostate cancer and for those men who are on active surveillance.
Prost-FIT classes are now running at seven locations, with more due to start across NZ during 2021.
“Prost-FIT sessions are fun, with a great range of targeted exercises, plus they act as a support group in their own right."
Chris (pictured) diagnosed with prostate cancer at 70
Dry July is a fundraising campaign aimed at challenging social drinkers to change their habits for a month and make some healthy lifestyle changes. We would encourage people to drink responsibly and stick to the recommended daily guidelines for the rest of the year. We advise heavy drinkers or people dependent on alcohol to speak with their GP before signing up to Dry July.