Men of Movember

Could your MO’ man do with a little support for their MO’ campaign?

fclogomoustacheWe here at Fresh Collective love the men in our lives. We know how important supporting the health of the men around us is, which is why we always love November… err… MOVEMBER.

On that note, we’re on the hunt for a few good MO’s. We’re taking submissions until November 11 of men in our communities who would like our support on their MO’ campaigns. It could be a group of guys at your husbands work who are teaming up, or it could be your brother and father, or your co-workers or the guy you ride the subway with every morning – whomever the men are in your life, we want to support their health and their moustaches this month. If you want to nominate a man for our support please email us at media@freshcollective.com and copy the man you think could use some support. We will then reach out to them and see how we can help!

Growin' a Mo? Let us know!

Growin’ a Mo? Let us know!

From November 12 – 24th we’ll promote the men in our community, so get ready to see more men on the FC facebook page, twitter, blog and in-store!

Last year our only male employee Joe, grew his moustache all month, and we collected funds in our stores to support his campaign. We dominated our stores and window displays with moustaches, and shared Joe’s MO’ progress on our social media.

This year we wanted to take it to another level and support as many men as we can in our communities by sharing their fundraising pages, moustache growth and stories on all our social media platforms, dedicating a MO’ wall of fame in our stores in which we will show the progress of our men’s MO’ growth, and we will tell everyone around us how they can get involved and support Movember with Fresh Collective.

Joe's 2012 Mo' Journey!

Click the image to relive Joe’s 2012 Mo’ Journey!

We’re really stoked on supporting Movember campaigns because of what the charity is up to. I perused their website to find this key information that outlines exactly why Movember is encouraging men of Canada to grow their infamous ‘staches at this time of year.

Campaign Strategy & Goals:
We will get men to grow moustaches and the community to support them by creating an innovative, fun and engaging annual Movember campaign that results in:
•   Funds for men’s health program investment
•   Conversations about men’s health that lead to:
–  Greater awareness and understanding of the health risks men face
–  Men taking action to remain well
–  When men are sick they know what to do and take action

Program Goals:
Living with and Beyond Cancer
Men living with prostate or testicular cancer have the care needed to be physically and mentally well.

Staying Mentally Healthy, Living with and Beyond Mental Illness
•   Men are mentally healthy and take action to remain well
•   When men experience mental illness they take action early
•   Men are not treated differently when they experience a mental illness

Men’s Health Research
We will fund innovative research that builds powerful, collaborative teams that accelerate:
•   Improved clinical tests and treatments for prostate and testicular cancer
•   Improved physical and mental health outcomes for men

So if you have a man in your life that’s contemplating growing their MO, or they already are, please let us know how we can help and send me an email today.

xo

-Jenna

 

Supporting Movember in style with Curious Oddities!

We’re halfway through my favourite month of the year! Our moustachioed man-friend Joe is growing it in nice and thick (doesn’t he look handsome?)

Joe’s MO has already raised $130 for the very worthy cause of men’s health, and now designer Kat Shura of Curious Oddities is lending a hand to support!

As of today, we have AMAZING Curious Oddities Movember jewellery! These adorable pieces featuring various moustache styles set against different background colours and patterns are not only stylish and fun, but will have you feeling darn good about yourself. Why? Because $3 from every sale of a Movember piece will go directly to Movember! 

These pieces are currently in-store at Queen St and Roncesvalles and are making their way to Kensington as we speak! You’ll walk out with a brand new MO and the knowledge that you helped change the face of Men’s health! WIN WIN!

Can’t make into store today? You can still contribute by donating to Joe’s Mo HERE.

 

Fresh MO’llective: Support Joe’s Mo!

It’s the most wonderful time of the yeeaarrrr! ’tis the season in which men selflessly allow their upper lips to grow a sweater for a good cause – and as a facial hair enthusiast (and a lover of good causes, of course) I always get a little giddy when November 1st finally arrives!

“On Movember 1st, guys register at Movember.com with a clean-shaven face. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.

Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words, they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.”
– Movember.com

We at Fresh Collective, care a great deal about the men in our lives, and about their health, so we’ve decided to throw some support behind our favourite Mo-Bros this Movember, starting with our very own fantastic, wonderful JOE:

 

Help support this wonderful cause by donating to Joe! We will be keeping you up to date on his progress as he grows his mo and raises funds!

Got a moustache’d man in your life that needs some help raising awareness? We’d love to support! Send us an email to nominate the MoBro in your life. He may become the next member of the Fresh MO’llective!