Dad bods raise plenty of dough for men's health issues

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
December 4, 2017 - 11:59pm Updated: December 5, 2017 - 9:00am

As it turns out, dad bods can raise a lot of dough for a rad cause.
 
Throughout the month of November, a charity calendar was sold featuring 13 buff dads from around central Alberta. A whopping 665 calendars were sold, raising $17,000 for the Movember Canada Foundation.

"This project was way more successful than we ever could have imagined," says Meagan Parisian, coordinator for the #DadBodForARadCause calendar. 

Parisian says those behind the project are already looking for new dad bod models for next year, as well as volunteer photographers and businesses to provide sponsorship.

"It's actually been really amazing how many retailers and how many sponsors came on board in such a short period of time," she adds. " We're going to blow this out of the water next year."

Country music star Gord Bamford, we well as the mayors of Sylvan Lake and Red Deer were among those who bought calendars. Others were purchased by people as far away as PEI, Florida and even Italy.

Calendars are still available at 106.7 The Drive and at The Bra Lounge.

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