EDMONTON – Global Edmonton is taking action to support Movember, raising awareness and funds for men’s health. Sports Reporter John Sexsmith is championing the cause.
The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to improving men’s health. According to its website, millions have joined the movement since 2003, raising $677 million and funding more than 1,000 programs focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.
“The exciting part this year is the new piece we’re adding, which is MOVE,” explained Movember’s Jesse Hayman. “We know that the greatest thing guys can do for their health is be physically active, so we’re asking Mo Bros and Mo Sisters to get moving this month…make a 30-day commitment.”
John Sexsmith is inviting audiences to “Team Up and Grow Out, or Move” by joining Team Global Do-MO-nation to raise funds for men’s health.
Those who are unable to grow moustaches, but want to support and participate, can join John, and many other Global News personalities, in “MOVE for Movember,” a 30-day fitness challenge through the month. The registration deadline is Oct. 31. Click here to sign up.
“It’s a fun way to get serious about prostate cancer, this deadly disease,” said Sexsmith. “It’s a serious way to have fun as well.”
“We have that notion of being too tough to talk about things,” added Hayman. “So, we’re encouraging men to speak up and start taking care of themselves.”
WATCH: Global Edmonton is taking action to support Movember, raising awareness and funds for men’s health. Kent sits down with sports reporter John Sexsmith to learn more about Team Do-MO-Nation.
On Mondays (Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30), Global Edmonton will celebrate “Movember Mondays” in all newscasts, sharing photos and progress from John’s Global Do-MO-nation team members.
Viewers are encouraged to go online to share their encouragement, support and donations. You can tweet using the hashtag #OurYeg or email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
READ MORE: What makes the Movember movement so successful?
The Movember Foundation hopes to create positive change by raising awareness and educating men year-round, and especially during the month formerly known as November.