Orange County Retail Investment Brokerage Joins Movember Movement for Third Year; Ready, Set, Grow!
IRVINE, CALIF. – October 29, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, one of the most dominant retail investment groups in the western United States and a market leader in the sale of retail properties, announced today that the group is back for a third consecutive year of raising awareness and funds for men’s cancers in November, by growing mustaches.
Hanley Investment Group joins a global movement to help raise awareness for men’s cancer, specifically prostate cancer, by growing moustaches as a team. A “Shave the Date” is set for the team on November 1st, when the men start clean shaven. Then, for the rest of the month, these men, known as “Mo Bros,” groom and trim their moustaches to effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November.
Supported by the women in their lives, “Mo Sistas,” Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorships for their moustache growing efforts. The Hanley Investment Group team is seeking donations from friends, family and clients to support their efforts while posting their progress online.
“We are a close group that enjoys a culture of camaraderie and competition, so it is great to come to work and show off our moustache progress or, in some cases, the lack thereof due to some members of our team being ‘follicly challenged,’” said Edward Hanley, president of Hanley Investment Group. “Seeing the company rally for this cause means a great deal to me as my father was a victim of prostate cancer four years ago.”
According to Movember, 1 in 2 men, and 1 in 3 women, will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Over 238,000 new cases of the disease will be diagnosed and almost 30,000 men will die of prostate cancer in 2013. In 2012, 1.1 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas around the world participated in Movember, raising $147 million USD.
Hanley Investment Group has a goal of raising twenty thousand dollars for the cause, doubling the company’s efforts from 2012. Proceeds are directed to programs run directly by Movember and their men’s health partners.
“It feels good to make this kind of difference in our community and help save lives,” added Hanley.
Hanley Investment Group will post updates on the company’s Facebook page: Facebook.com/HanleyInvestmentGroup. To donate to Hanley Investment Group’s Movember Team: http://moteam.co/hanley-investment-group
Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne, Australia, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.9 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate with formal campaigns in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, South Africa, Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Belgium and the Czech Republic. In addition, Movember is aware of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas supporting the campaign and men’s health cause across the globe, from Russia to Dubai, Hong Kong to Antarctica, Rio de Janeiro to Mumbai, and everywhere in between. No matter the country or city, Movember will continue to work to change established habits and attitudes men have about their health, to educate men about the health risks they face, and to act on that knowledge, thereby increasing the chances of early detection, diagnosis and effective treatment. In 2011, over 854,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas around the world got on board, raising $126.3 million USD. Big steps have been taken towards changing attitudes and habits relating to men’s health around the world, but there is still much to be done to catch up with the women’s health movement. Via the moustache, Movember aims to fulfill its vision of having an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health by continuing to spark conversation and spread awareness of men’s health issues each year. The funds raised in the US support prostate cancer and testicular cancer initiatives. The funds raised are directed to programs run directly by Movember and our 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 line with our strategic goals in the areas of awareness and education, survivorship and research.
About Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors
Built on a solid foundation of performance, integrity and dedication, Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors is a boutique retail investment brokerage firm with a $3.5 billion transaction track record that is comprised of innovative specialists delivering unparalleled service and superior results that consistently exceed client expectations. Hanley Investment Group’s expertise, commitment and unwavering focus of putting the client’s needs first have continued to set the company apart in the industry. Hanley Investment Group works closely with individual investors, developers, and institutional property owners in every facet of the transaction to insure that the highest value is achieved. Clients rely on Hanley Investment Group to be the most knowledgeable and trusted source for valuation services, market information and retail property acquisitions and dispositions. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.hanleyinvestment.com or call (949) 585-7610.