To help highlight men’s mental health and cancer issues, Oris joined Scott Poynton, forest conservationist and long–time ‘Mo-Bro,’ in a Walk and Talk in the Swiss mountains last Movember.

Every Wednesday during Movember, Scott Poynton challenged himself to walk from Colovray in Nyon, Switzerland, to the top of La Dôle and back for the Movember Foundation.

The five days’ distance covered equated to just about a trek up Everest.

Oris, a fervent supporter of Movember, gathered up a few others, Revolution included, to walk alongside Poynton for the Movember challenge and raise funds for the foundation.

At the end of the month, the Foundation reported that Poynton had walked furthest distance in the individual category, and Oris, as the collective gathered, had walked the most for the team challenge!

“This year Movember focused on men’s mental health, so I thought why not really challenge myself with these walks and walk up and down from the lake to the mountain,” said Poynton.

“And I think that’s the message I’m trying to send to people: Push yourself. You never know how far you can go, until you’ve given it a go.

I didn’t think I could do it, and I gotta tell you I had sore feet on most of the days, but I made it through and it felt been really good to finish what I had set out to do.”

The idea for the Walk and Talks began in 2014, when Poynton wanted to do more to raise awareness for men’s health.

“I’ve had friends who’ve personally struggled with cancer or depression. It’s really tough, especially because men don’t seem to know how to talk about these things enough to be able to help themselves.

So I thought, ‘Why not start a conversation?’ and be out in nature and talk to people you wouldn’t have normally met.”

With people joining Poynton weekly to Walk and Talk issues in men’s health, Poynton not only wore the Oris Divers Sixty-Five, with the green dial during the entirety of his challenge, but also managed to raise over eight thousand Swiss francs alone.

Revolution certainly hopes to join Poynton and Oris again this year, we don’t mind the sore feet! Really!

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