Movember Is Almost Upon Us!!!

29 10 2010

Myself and part of team Cleveland's Mo Bros... Join us

In a few days, it will be November 1st. Not a particularly important day (my apologies if you are born on this day, cause I know it’s important to you!), but it does mark the beginning of Movember. That’s the month for prostate cancer awareness.  In it, guys (dubbed Mo Bros) grow Mo’s (mustaches) and get people to pledge money through the month (much like women do for the Susan G Komen Foundation).  Starting November 1st, the men will strip down to being clean shaven, and grow a mustache for the entire month of November. No goatees, no soul patches…. just the ‘stache. Gets as creative as you’d like it to be.

This MOvement got started down under in Australia back in 2003 and has grown and grown!  The proceeds from the money raised goes to support the Movember Foundation, Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Foundation and the Prostrate Cancer Foundation. You can all do your part. Just donate!

My team is called Cleveland’s Mo Bros and I couldn’t be prouder. Between the 12 or so of us who participated in 2009, we raised just shy of $5,000…. good enough for 98th place in the top 100 teams in AMERICA.  So I guess you could say we did ok, lol. This year we’re looking to top that and we need your help. Not only your monetary support, but we also need you spreading the word. This event grows every year and i’m sure this can be be the best one yet….

 

 

My Movember Team:

Cleveland’s Mo Bros <—- Click here to check out my team, sign up for the team, or make a donation!  Thanks so much for your support. Even if you can’t donate, just forward this post to your friends!!

 

 

About Movember (from movember.com)

The Mo, slang for moustache, and November come together each year for Movember.

Movember challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a moustache. The rules are simple, start Movember 1st  clean-shaven and then grow a moustache for the entire month.  The moustache becomes the ribbon for men’s health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for cancers that affect men.  Much like the commitment to run or walk for charity, the men of Movember commit to growing a moustache for 30 days.

The idea for Movember was sparked in 2003 over a few beers in Melbourne, Australia.  The plan was simple – to bring the moustache back as a bit of a joke and do something for men’s health. No money was raised in 2003, but the guys behind the Mo realized the potential a moustache had in generating conversations about men’s health.  Inspired by the women around them and all they had done for breast cancer, the Mo Bros set themselves on a course to create a global men’s health movement.

In 2004 the campaign evolved and focused on raising awareness and funds for the number one cancer affecting men – prostate cancer. 432 Mo Bros joined the movement that year, raising $55,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia – representing the single largest donation they had ever received.

The Movember moustache has continued to grow year after year, expanding to the US, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Spain, South Africa, the Netherlands and Finland.

In 2009, global participation of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas climbed to 255,755, with over one million donors raising $42 Million US equivalent dollars for Movember’s global beneficiary partners.

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Come To Relapse…. Be In A 96.5 KISS FM Commercial For iheartradio.com

31 07 2010

iheartradio.com

Hey everybody… Just a heads up…. 96.5 KISS FM is filming a video commercial for iheartradio.com tomorrow at Relapse… For those of you who don’t know, it’s an afternoon pool party on the rooftop of Velvet Dog. There’s pools (obviously), great drink specials, lots of lawn chairs for the ladies to lay out and get some sun, tableside Sushi Rock delivery, and hella djs. Our resident dj is DJ E-V from 96.5.  On iheartradio.com you can listen to any Clear Channel station in the country… So here’s the scoop.

You know how when you go to watch a video online, you have to sit through a 15/30 second commercial? Well when you go to iheartradio.com and want to listen to 96.5 KISS FM, you’ll have to watch our commercial first!  So if you come to the party on Sunday, you’re definitely going to be in it!  Filming is from 4-6pm, but the doors open at 2, so come early to get a good spot in the sun, and bring a water gun… you’ll be needing it for the squirt gun battles.  Dress code is bikinis for girls, boardshorts for guys… Come on out and get internet famous!  See you there!

P.s. if you haven’t yet seen the promo video for Relapse…. Here it is… Enjoy!





Sneak Preview of PechaKucha 7.30.10

30 07 2010

CLEVELAND – On July 30th, 2010 at 8:20pm, art and culture enthusiasts will experience a dynamic event that has touched over 300 cities across the world: PechaKucha Night (PKN).

Japanese for “the sound of conversation,” this event features a succession of 14 speakers, each sharing new ideas about topics ranging from visual art, architecture, and technology to food, film, music, photography and furniture design through a vibrant 400 second long presentation (20 slides X 20 seconds each).

WHO: Open to Public
COST: Event is free
WHAT: PechaKucha Night – Volume 8
WHERE: The Courtyard of the Hoyt Block, 700 West St. Clair, Cleveland, Ohio

Enter through Hoyt Block Main Entrance on St. Clair
(In the event of rain, PechaKucha will take place in the Docks off of Johnson Court – the street that connects West 6th and West 9th, North of St. Clair. Entrance off Johnson Court. Please refer to PechaKucha webpage for Location Map/Entrance for Event)

WHEN: Friday, July 30, 2010
Doors Open @ 7:00pm
Presentations Begin: 8:20pm
Beverage Break: 9:10pm
Presentations Resume: 9:40pm
Presentations End: 10:30pm(ish)
After Party Immediately After PechaKucha – Velvet Dog, West 6th Street

For more information and the list of presenters, visit www.pecha-kucha.org/night/cleveland/8.





De La Soul x Kidrobot

1 03 2010

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album 3 Feet High and Rising, hip-hop pioneers De La Soul teamed up with Kidrobot to create this limited edition set of 3-inch figures.

Each figure comes with individual accessories and the set comes in futuristic space travel boxes, symbolizing De La’s mission to take hip-hop to the stratosphere and beyond. Retailing for $50, the De La Soul 3-Pack arrives at Kidrobot stores, kidrobot.com, and select retailers on March 18.