"In an industry that is predominately male, it is not unusual to see that the majority of people in a commercial real estate office are men," said Edward Hanley, president of Hanley Investment Group. "What is highly unusual is to see that all of them have moustaches."
Hanley Investment Group joins a global movement to help raise awareness for men’s cancer, specifically prostate cancer, by growing moustaches as a team. November 1st the men start clean shaven and 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 being 'follicly challenged,'”
According to Movember, 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. 1 in 2 men, and 1 in 3 women, will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. In 2012, 242,000 new cases of the disease will be diagnosed and more than 28,000 men will die of prostate cancer. 24% of men are less likely to go the doctor compared to women. In 2011, over 854,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas around the world participated in Movember, raising $126.3 million USD.
Hanley Investment Group has a goal of raising ten thousand dollars for the cause, doubling the company's efforts from 2011. Proceeds are directed to programs run directly by Movember and their men’s health partners, the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG Foundation.
“It feels good to make this kind of difference in our community and help save lives," added Hanley.
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 three billion dollar 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.