Saskatchewan

From stubble to 'stache: Movember underway

A fundraising campaign to promote men's health, called Movember, is underway again.

Campaign includes growing facial hair and undertaking fitness activities

Adam Kletchko, on the left at the end of Movember 2014, and on the right at the start of his Movember 2015 effort (he says he stopped shaving on Friday). (CBC)

A fundraising campaign to promote men's health, called Movember, is underway again.

Money raised is directed to programs on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.

As part of a new focus for the campaign, participants may also (besides growing a moustache) undertake some fitness activities.

Fitness trainer Adam Kletchko, who is also the chair of Regina's Movember campaign, calls the new challenge MOVE-ember.

"In general, MOVE-ember's main goal is to get men active and healthy," Kletchko said Sunday on day one of the campaign. "This is more of a direct action. Getting them out there and moving."

Kletchko is offering a MOVE-ember Boot Camp workout every Sunday.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Become a CBC Member

Join the conversation  Create account

Already have an account?

now