North Otago woman Jazz Walmsley might not have grown a moustache but she has certainly got behind the Movember cause.
On Sunday, she and an ensemble of supporters will walk from the Oamaru Harbour to the Fort Enfield Tavern and back – a total distance of 26km along the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail.
The group will start at the Alps 2 Ocean frame at Friendly Bay at 10am before following the trail to the tavern.
Once she hits the 6km mark in Weston, she will also put on a 20kg vest to make the challenge harder.
Miss Walmsley said she was excited about the walk, which she was doing for a second time.
“It’s definitely going to be doable,” she said.
“I’m a lot fitter than what I was five years ago.”
On her previous walk, she raised $1000 for the Movember Foundation.
This year, she hopes to raise the bar with a total of more than $1500.
“I’m definitely optimistic about it – I think it’s definitely achievable to get that $1500,” she said.
While this year’s walk was longer, it would be easier because she would have people to keep her company.
The Movember Foundation is an international charitable organisation that funds men’s health projects throughout the world.
Miss Walmsley said she decided to walk for the charity because she wanted to help men who were going through rough times.
“I want to contribute in some way towards men’s health, and if that means I have to walk a tonne of kilometres while doing it, then I’ll do it. I want to just help.”
Miss Walmsley said she had been widely supported by the community including several businesses that had donated to her cause.