Mark McIntyre is making his way across Canada in his gitch to raise awareness for below-the-waist cancer research.

Braving the cold for cancer awareness

Mark McIntyre is a testicular cancer survivor who is doing a unique fundraiser for below-the-waist cancer research in his gitch

Mark McIntyre is a testicular cancer survivor who is doing a unique fundraiser for below-the-waist cancer research in his gitch.

McIntyre is hitchhiking all the way to the Stanfield’s factory in Truro, Nova Scotia, in support of men everywhere.

If he makes it in 21 days, Stanfield’s will give $20,000 to the Canadian Cancer Society for below-the-waist cancer research.

“I had a personal experience with testicular cancer.  I am now fortunate to be cancer free and want to spread awareness about early detection in men’s below the waist cancers,” McIntyre said. “I worked with the great folks at Stanfields two years ago on a project called ‘the guy at home in his underwear’. We raised over $50,000 dollars.  Stanfields wanted to do something again and we decided to take it outside.”

So far the project has been going very well for McIntyre.

“It has been a whirlwind. The media and the people of Canada have jumped on the bandwagon and are supporting me and my stanfields 100 percent. Smiles..hugs..tears..honks..rides and donation after donation!”

To learn more about the project check out www.gitchhiker.com