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- ‘Man Made’ Photo Contest Encourages Young Men to Make Healthier Choices For a Chance to Win Prizes -

Are you ‘man’ enough to demonstrate how to live healthy? If so, snap to it by entering the #ManMadeBuilt2Last photo contest that starts October 1 for a chance to win great prizes.

Young men 19 to 29 years of age in Haliburton County, Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes are being asked to demonstrate healthier choices to reduce their risk of cancer. There are five key areas of change, including: drinking less alcohol, becoming more active, eating more fruits and vegetables, becoming tobacco-free, and being sun smart. If young men are up to the challenge, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is encouraging them to post pictures of how they make healthier choices to the ManMadeBuilt2Last Facebook page.

The Man Made contest – which runs until the end of February 2017 – is easy to enter. Simply ‘like’ the ManMadeBuilt2Last Facebook page, check out the monthly photo challenge, and post a picture to enter. There are monthly and grand prizes to win, including gift cards, Oakley sunglasses, tickets to sporting events, an iPad and much more. Winning entries will be judged based on creativity, use of humour, relevance to the contest theme, the number of Facebook ‘likes,’ and their appeal to other young men.

“We challenge young men to take up the photo challenge and show their creativity and cleverness. It’s easy to do: just like us, post stuff and win stuff,” says Fyffe Hunting, a contest organizer and Public Health Worker with the HKPR District Health Unit. “If you know of a young man who fits the contest criteria, be sure to tell him about the Man Made contest too so he can demonstrate healthy living and win great prizes as a result.”

The ManMadeBuilt2Last photo contest is geared to young men because they are often a group that gets overlooked when it comes to health promotion efforts, Hunting adds. “Making healthier choices now can reduce the long-term risk of cancer,” she notes. “In this photo contest, we want young men to take this message to heart and realize that healthy living does pay off. Not only will you feel better, you can win some great prizes!”

In coming months, the Health Unit will be promoting the ManMadeBuilt2Last photo contest through social media channels, Facebook ads and tie-ins with local businesses. The contest will also be promoted in the community, including at local hockey games and at the Frost Campus of Sir Sandford Fleming College in Lindsay. Funding for the Man Made photo contest is being covered through a special chronic disease prevention grant received by the Health Unit.

For media inquiries, contact:

Fyffe Hunting, Public Health Worker, HKPR District Health Unit, (705) 324-3569, ext. 2228, or

Krista Skutovich, Coordinator, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, HKPR District Health Unit, (905) 885-9100, ext. 1334.

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