Last year, Keldon Olmstead ran around Tsawwassen every day during November. This November, he’s doing the same, with the goal of raising $2,500 for Movember Canada.
“I think I raised around $2,000, last year. I’m setting a goal for $2,500 this year,” said the 21-year-old Tsawwassen resident.
Movember Canada raises funds for prostate and testicular cancer and men’s mental health.
“I know a couple of people who’ve had prostate cancer before. And then I’ve also battled with mental health in my past couple years. I’m doing well now. I just felt like it’s a nice thing to do for other guys across the world,” he said last week.
Olmstead is putting a slightly different twist to the Move for Movember challenge where participants run or walk 60 kilometres during the month of November, in recognition of the 60 men who kill themselves every hour, around the world.
Instead, Olmstead is tripling that, running 180 kilometres this month, based on a daily run of six kilometres.
“Six kilometres a day for the 60 men we lose every hour. So that’s where the six kilometres comes into play,” he said.
Olmstead is also growing a moustache for the month, the main way Movember raises awareness and funds for men’s health.
Anyone who wants to donate can go to ca.movember.com, hit the Donate button and then search for Keldon Olmstead’s name, and send in a donation under his name. All donations will go to the foundation, with proceeds helping support 1,250 projects worldwide for men's health.
People can also donate through Facebook and Instagram by searching his name.