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More than 8,000 Kiwi Men check their score

More than 8,000 Kiwi Men check their score

This June Caltex asked Kiwi men to start looking after their health in the same way they often look after their cars, and over 8,000 men have responded.

Kiwi men were invited to complete the “What’s Your Score” survey and find out their annual health score; a short health check similar to a warrant of fitness. More than 8,000 men filled out the checklist across the country, both online and within Caltex Service stations, making it the biggest year yet.

At select service stations Caltex partnered with St John offering free blood pressure checks and health tests. Further Men’s Health Week events were held across the country, at select Caltex offices and participating pharmacies.

“Men need to look after their health like they often look after their cars,” says Jeremy Clarke, Public Affairs Manager of Chevron New Zealand. “It’s about taking simple but essential steps such as filling out the Men’s Health Week checklist and seeing your GP for regular check-ups. The increase in completed checklists we’ve seen this year is really promising.”

Men’s Health Week encourages New Zealand men to proactively manage their health. With one Kiwi man dying every three hours of a preventable illness, such as heart disease, Caltex wants to drive home the importance of health checks.

“Caltex is absolutely committed to helping remedy the sobering statistics and to look after our Kiwi men,” says Mr. Clarke. “Internally, free health checks and health presentations have been available to all staff.”

“This is now the fourth year we have had Caltex as a key partner of Men’s Health Week. The work they do for promoting men’s health awareness, not only to their customers but also to their staff nationwide, is impressive,” said a spokesperson from the Men’s Health Week campaign. “We are very pleased to have Caltex supporting this initiative.”

Men’s Health Week will be back again next year during June. Further information can be found at: www.menshealthweek.co.nz

Chevron
Chevron markets the Caltex brand in New Zealand, with more than 250 service stations and diesel stops throughout the country. Chevron New Zealand is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation. Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. The company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.

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