History of Movember

Did you know……

 

Since 2003, there have been 4,027,688 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas that participate in this global awareness campaign, 574 million dollars raised,  770 men’s health projects have been funded and 21 countries around the world officially take part in “Movember”, to support men’s health. Movember officially launched in Canada in 2007.

Two mates from Melbourne, Australia, encouraged their friends, with the help of a friend’s mother, who was raising money for breast cancer awareness, to grow a Mo. They sent around an email titled “Are you man enough to be a man?” and found 30 men willing to take on the challenge. They designed rules and guidelines, which are still in place today and charged each man $10 dollars.

The first 30 Mo Bros grew their moustaches with such enthusiasm that in 2004 a formal concept was created that participants would grow for a cause. After much research into various men’s health issues they decided that Prostate Cancer was going to be their cause.

That year, Spain and the UK  joined to become the first international Mo Bros. With 450 participants now, they were able to raise AUD $54,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PFCA). This very first Movember cheque was the largest that the PFCA had ever received.

In 2005,  the Urchin team formed, founders Travis (Trav) Garone and Luke Slattery, along with JC ( Justin Coghlan) and Adam Garone.  They created a new campaign with the concept ” Give Prostate Cancer a Kick in the Arse” and a formal agreement between Movember and the PFCA was made, making them the first official men’s health partner. That year 9,315 Mo Bros raised AUD 1.2 million for the PFCA.

In 2006, the co-founders established an official Australian Charity, the Movember Foundation. The campaign used to be managed on evenings and weekends but had grown so big that the Movember Foundation had to hire their very first employee. Luke Slattery also developed Movember’s official tagline: Changing the Face of Men’s Health. Depression was also on the rise in Australia that year so the Movember Foundation took on Beyondblue” as their second official Men’s health partner.

New Zealand joined in 2006  and partnered with the Prostate Cancer foundation of New Zealand. Small unofficial campaigns were also run in the UK and in Spain. A total of 56,129 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas in Australia and New Zealand raised AUD 9.3 million dollars.

In 2007, the news spread. The enthusiasm of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas from around the world was growing in popularity. The co-founders decided to grow the campaign. In an effort, Adam moved to LA to help grow the US and Canadian campaigns, in partnership with the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Prostate Cancer Canada. JC helped grow the UK Campaign and partnered with Prostate Cancer Charity and Luke continued to run the Australian and NZ campaigns.  There were 134,171 participants that year that raised 21.5 million.

Now there are over millions of supporters world wide. What once started as a simple concept to grow a moustache has  gained global popularity and has achieved great success to bringing awareness to men’s health issues and creating a strong foundation to helping Prostate cancer charities around the world.

Grow to support Men’s health this “Movember”

 

source: ca.movember.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revolucionizing your Daily Driving Experience!

Revolucion is proud to introduce Lampe Berger’s Cold Fusion Essential Oil Car Fragrancer!

Every car should have a Easy Scent Car Fragrancer!  The Cold Fusion Essential Oils appeals to your senses!  If you find yourself in your car for many hours during the day, or know someone who is, then this can make for a great gift to yourself or a friend!

EasyScentTM Voiture (Car),
Quite simply nomadic pleasure! A perfect car journey!

EasyScent™ is now available in your car where all passengers are able to enjoy its excellent fragrances, with the natural benefits of essential oils.

Discover a new, pleasant and natural way of reducing the feelings of discomfort – stress or travel sickness for example – or stimulating yourself with the beneficial fragrances of its four perfumes:

Anti Travel Sickness: for a calm trip, free from travel sickness.
Anti Tobacco: to combat the smell of stale tobacco and reduce the desire to smoke.
Holiday Mood: to give you a foretaste of the vacation to come.
Energy!: to stay alert at the wheel.

Already fitted with a fragrance, this elegant, metallic grey diffuser is ready to be used. Silent, it plugs into the cigarette lighter or a 12 volt socket.

We LOVE it! And I’m sure you’ll LOVE it too!!

Gendarme Fragrance

I was in Las Vegas wandering around to see what i could find. This is where i came across Gendarme. I had asked the clerk what was their best selling fragrance, as i noticed an empty shelf from which the last bottle of Gendarme had just sold off of.

After trying the tester i was sold and upon my return to Revolucion (Vancouver) i immediately contacted Gendarme in Hollywood. I had the pleasure to deal with Topper Schroeder the creator of Gendarme. A pleasant fellow that through his own interest in finding a hypo-allergenic fragrance decided to make his own. What he created was a sensual yet professional and down-to-business cologne that caught everyone’s attention.

The classic crisp, clean, fresh scent that is simply Gendarme contains lemon and lime, bergamot, lavender, and just a hint of jasmine and lilac, there is nothing on the market like it.

Just a few sprays and everyone around you will take notice of the citrus and fruity scent and be drawn in to you just a little bit closer and for just a little bit longer. ; ) Enjoy

Edwin Jagger Shaving Sets

Just added to our vast collection of shaving accessories is the new Edwin Jagger Ebony Best Badger 4 piece Shaving Set. Complimenting our Brier wood and Ivory sets this Ebony set is sure to be a striking accessory in the bathroom.

Edwin Jagger, established in 1988, designs and manufactures a range of classic and contemporary high quality wet shaving accessories. Expert design, carefully selected materials and cutting edge manufacturing processes, combined with hand finishing, result in absolute product perfection.

Edwin Jagger’s extensive range of shaving razors incorporating the latest razor blade systems, pure badger hair shaving brushes, straight razors, shaving sets, shaving creams and soaps meets the grooming needs of gentlemen today.

Jack Black

When you think of Jack Black, skincare isn’t the first thing that jumps to mind. Bulging bellies, unkempt locks, eating a plate of nachos in one bite because if they’re connected it counts as one? Sure, but grooming god? Not.

That’s why Jack Black Skin Care for Men didn’t make sense. Until I found out that he has nothing to do with it. “I’m not happy,” Jack said. “I haven’t pursued legal action, but it’s bull****.”

The companies name doesn’t appear to have been inspired by the funnyman (Jack Black Skin Care for Men was created in 2000 when Jack was just breaking out in films like “High Fidelity”) but its Jack Black Beard Lube does sound unintentionally comical.

Here’s what makes Jack Black different from other brands:

Fuss Free. Jack Black know men don’t want to hassle with an overly complicated routine. Products are simple and easy to use, yet multi-functional, so you get multiple skin benefits in a one easy step.

Man Focused. Every product is designed specifically for a guy’s needs. From a superior shave to complete body maintenance, formula’s are built from the ground up with a distinct focus on what men want from a product. Each product is designed to provide immediate, noticeable results, and an improvement in the overall quality and condition of skin.

NO FRILLS. Jack Black know men want products that look and smell masculine. Jack Black has a rich heritage, based on masculine icons like upscale scotch and cigars. So, packaging is distinctive, but always portable and user-friendly. And, most importantly, their lightweight, high quality formula’s go on easy and absorb fast.

Trustworthy. You can trust that Jack Black products are built with integrity – formula’s are fragrance-free, colorant-free, cruelty-free and dermatologist tested. Many are PureScience™ Formula’s, Paraben-free and packed with certified organic ingredients.

Treat yourself to effective, researched skincare product from Revolucion and get a JACK BLACK MALE GROOMING PRODUCT