Airdrie City Councillor Darrell Belyk is getting his fitness on to raise funds for mental health.

Belyk is participating in the Push-Up Challenge trying to complete a total of 2,000 in February from the 1st to the 23rd.

Participating in this challenge is important to Belyk because 20 per cent of Canadians experience a mental illness every year and he feels the need to do something about it

"I'm looking at probably doing up to 100 push-ups a day, not all at once and taking Sundays off."

Belyk is confident his body will be able to withstand doing so many pushups each day.

Each day of the challenge, Belyk will receive a daily target with a corresponding mental health fact. If he wants, he could substitute push-ups with alternative exercises, or aim for a smaller portion of the target if the full target is too challenging.

"I would just like to make everyone aware and make help more accessible. Mental health is not something that should be hidden behind a door."

Belyk who is currently a part of a team for the challenge, stated he is encouraging Airdronians to join in the challenge with him.

AirdriePhoto of the team.

Funds raised will help the Canadian Mental Health Association support mental illness recovery and foster positive mental health outcomes in Canada.

If you would like to donate and support Belyk's cause, click HERE.

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