Swakop men celebrate life

Swakopmund was the venue for the first Men’s Breakfast to fight cancer. More than 150 male supporters of the Cancer Association of Namibia attended the breakfast over the previous weekend where South African comedian Barry Hilton amused them with anecdotes about men’s health in sensitive areas.
“Don’t be afraid to ask questions, don’t be afraid to seek advice – it may just save your life!” said Dr Wolfgang Tietz at the Saturday morning gathering attended by just over 150 guests, mostly men.
The presentations ranged from general men’s health and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to more technical issues on prostate cancer. Torsten Koehler of the “Love your Nuts” campaign in South Africa, then talked on testicular cancer.
Koehler was diagnosed with testicular cancer in his early 30’s. He was a teacher in Windhoek and told guests about his life-changing journey: “The fear of death, the state of acceptance, the journey of recovery and finally the mission to inform, educate and empower is why I am here today!”
The morning was rounded off with a 45-minute comedy show by internationally acclaimed comedian, Barry Hilton.


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