Northern Outdoors Announces MoAugust, A Movember-based Charity Event “Mustaches in August”, To Support Men’s Health
Northern Outdoors announces the launch of MoAugust, a "Mustache for a Cause" month-long event during August to raise awareness of men’s health issues. All proceeds raised will go to Movember, a global charity organization supporting men's health.
The Forks, Maine (PRWEB) August 01, 2013
Northern Outdoors is using its peak season month of August to support men’s health initiatives by highlighting a unique and fast growing international charity organization called Movember. Movember is responsible for the sprouting of mustaches on thousands of men’s faces during the month of November, all in support of men’s health, especially prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. Northern Outdoors’ August ‘Mustache for a Cause' event (playfully named MoAugust by Northern Outdoors) will donate $5 for every MoAugust participant, up to $2,500, to the Movember charity organization to help support men’s health.
“The MoAugust idea stems from my experiences with close friends & colleagues who have survived serious battles with cancer. The challenge was to see how our company could make the biggest difference by rallying around men’s health, while also just having some fun with our staff, guides, and guests. August is our busiest time of the year here at Northern Outdoors, so we picked this month in order to have the greatest impact in fundraising and awareness for the Movember cause.” – Russell Walters, Owner of Northern Outdoors
How MoAugust works: Participants known as ‘Mo Bros’ and “Mo Sistas”, (think fake mustaches and/or supporters of their men growing ‘staches) will start MoAugust on August 1st, and grow their mustaches out the rest of the month. Northern Outdoors will donate $5 for every MoAugust participant who posts his/her mustache photo on Northern’s Facebook page on or before August 31st, up to a total donation to Movember of US$2500. The best mustaches grown/sported during August will win adventure vacation prizes from Northern Outdoors.
MoAugust Adventure Vacation Prize Information:
- First place – Weekend Getaway with rafting for two people (two nights lodging, all meals, Kennebec or Penobscot rafting trip, valid through 2014!)
- Second place – Two whitewater rafting passes, valid through 2014!
- Third place – $50 Northern Outdoors Gift Card (no expiration date!)
- Northern Outdoors Staff – Two Sugarloaf lift passes worth $100
Northern Outdoors hopes that this mustachery will not only overwhelm The Forks, Maine, home of Northern Outdoors, but will also rally online participants by allowing social media followers to get in on the mustache-mania. Mo Bros & Mo Sistas can submit their best mustaches in person at Northern Outdoors, or by an online photo submission on the Northern Outdoors Facebook page. Participants not on Facebook can email their photos to Northern Outdoors for posting. Learn more about MoAugust here.
The funds raised by MoAugust will support prostate cancer and testicular cancer initiatives. These funds are directed to programs run directly by Movember and their men’s health partners, the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG Foundation. Together, the three channels work together to ensure that Movember funds are supporting a broad range of innovative, world-class programs in four key areas: awareness, education, survivorship and research.
In 2012 over 1,127,152 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas around the world got on board, raising $145.3 million USD to date. Movember was recently ranked in the Top 100 Best Global NGOs for 2013. http://us.movember.com/
About Northern Outdoors
Northern Outdoors is Maine's Premier Adventure Resort and winner of Yankee Magazine's 2011 Best New England Adventures Award. Established in 1976, Northern Outdoors offers year-round affordable, Maine adventure vacations and is the first and most experienced rafting adventure company in Maine. Summer season adventures include whitewater rafting, river floats, hiking, ATV/UTV rentals & tours, and fishing. The resort includes private cabins, riverside camping, and the Kennebec River Brewery, featured on the Maine Beer Trail. Northern Outdoors is located 2.5 hours from Portland Maine, 2.5 hours from Quebec City, Canada, and 4 hours from Boston, on Route 201, The Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway. http://www.NorthernOutdoors.com
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