Men's programme launched by Declan Kidney

Rugby legend Declan Kidney has launched a ‘Get Active’ programme for men after cancer, developed by Cork ARC in partnership with Mardyke Arena, UCC.

Taking part in physical activity before, during and after cancer can help you take back control and can improve cancer survival. The health benefits of Cork ARC’s programme will help you manage some of the effects of cancer and its treatments
— Prof. Seamus O'Reilly, Cork ARC Trustee & Consultant Medical Oncologist

Cork ARC’s Get Active programme will provide information and exercises that are beneficial to men after cancer and will build their physical strength, flexibility and fitness. The aim is to support them to regain control and confidence, build manageable goals, and guide participants to sustain the changes that make a difference in their lives now and into the future.

Commencing on Monday 11th February 2019, this is a six week programme which will take place twice a week, and is completely free of charge. All participants will need to be minimum six weeks post-surgery. An individual assessment will be carried out prior to joining.

Eligibility is for men who have had a diagnosis of colon or prostate cancer. For more information and for assessment, please contact Ellen Joyce, Director of Services at Cork ARC on 021 427 6688 / 086 189 5790 or You are also welcome to drop into Cork ARC to find out more, at ‘Cliffdale’, 5 O’Donovan Rossa Road, Cork, T12 KX97, open Monday – Friday.