History of Movember

History of Movember

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Lifestyle | 0 comments

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...

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Thank you all for joining us last night for another successful event!

Thank you all for joining us last night for another successful event!

Posted by on Oct 12, 2014 in Lifestyle | 0 comments

We would like to take the time out to thank our wonderful cigar roller Leopoldo Alfonso Flores Lovo, Macallans,  The Parlour  to our family, friends and to all the cigar aficionados that joined us yesterday; We could not have done it without you.  We are grateful to be able to share our passion with you all. Happy Thanksgiving! To view more amazing pictures from last night’s event please visit us on our facebook page!...

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Revolucion Cigar Party March 2013

Revolucion Cigar Party March 2013

Posted by on Mar 27, 2013 in Lifestyle | 0 comments

TO ALL OF OUR DEAR FRIENDS We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in attendance at our Cigar Party! A big thanks to all those who helped make it a smashing success and all that more enjoyable . Thank You for sharing with us, celebrating and making great memories. We are excited for the future. Stay tuned for more … Our home is yours . See you all soon. Thanks Again …. Paulo , Niko and all the Boys.                                                          ...

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Tumi Smart Key Fob- A perfect gift for a person who loses his keys

Tumi Smart Key Fob- A perfect gift for a person who loses his keys

Posted by on Dec 15, 2012 in Lifestyle | 0 comments

This smart key fob works with most any Bluetooth-enabled cell phones to manage calls and alert you if your phone or keys are left behind. It offers the following functions: wirelessly connects to your phone and answers incoming calls with the push of a button within a range of 30 feet, notifies you when you are separated from your phone or any object to which the key fob is attached, works as a powerful, compact speakerphone while driving or anywhere you go, and acts as an one-touch emergency dialer....

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Dunhill Laser Keyboard and Chassis Case

Dunhill Laser Keyboard and Chassis Case

Posted by on Dec 13, 2012 in Lifestyle | 0 comments

Alfred Dunhill has been associated with innovation for nearly 120 years – a theme continued this season with an amazing ‘laser keyboard’ featuring a unique Dunhill finish and a Chassis leather carry case, designed with the frequent traveler in mind. This small black box with a discreet AD logo, connects via Bluetooth to devices such as smart phones and tablets (including iOS or Android) and projects a keyboard design onto any table or surface in front of you. The super bright laser projection allows you to use a full sized keyboard while having your device arranged in front of you, simply as a screen. The unit is able to instantly sense where you type with variables such as regional variation, sensitivity, brightness and volume easily adjusted. At a touch of a button (on the keyboard), it can also be switched to multi-touch mouse functionality – ideal for manipulating images in a document. The unit has a built in Lithium-ion battery which can be recharged via a USB cable connected to a laptop or similar device. This is very simple to set up and use in almost any situation, making it ideal for the traveller. It is presented in an attractive and durable Chassis case with a pocket for the charge cable. This case also acts as a stand for a phone – making it easy to work on documents on a train or even in a coffee shop!...

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