Kingston’s Most Stylish Movember Team Eyes $75,000 Goal
KINGSTON, November 10, 2017—It’s been five years since local business Chris James launched a Movember team, and to date they have raised nearly $250,000 for men’s health. “We originally set out to raise $18,000 in our first year,” says Jim Adams from Chris James Kingston, the team sponsor. “The community really rallied around this cause and I believe the 16 men who committed to the team this year will be unstoppable.”
Movember is big in Canada where more money is raised for the cause than anywhere else in the world. The Chris James Movember Team has led this movement, setting fundraising records in past years. This year, the team intends to take its hirsute fundraising to new heights of fashion and philanthropy with a goal of raising $75,000. “Canadians take care of each other. We understand the collective benefit of good health and disease prevention,” says Adams. “I think the funds raised over the past five years prove that dedication.”
This year, Chris James Kingston will donate $50 from each suit sold during the month of November to the campaign. In addition, donors who give $25 or more to any of the team members will receive a $25 Chris James gift card.
One of the campaign highlights takes place on Wednesday, November 15 when Chris James Kingston cheers the team on in style by hosting the Movember Single-Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting. Tickets are $75.00 per person and include a welcome cocktail and several premium, single-malt scotch whisky tastings with food pairings. The event takes place from 7 p. m. to 9. m. at 253 Ontario Street.
Each guest will also receive a $25 Chris James Gift Card, and there will be multiple raffles throughout the evening. One Grand Prize draw winner will go home with a $250 gift card. All proceeds from the evening go directly to the Movember team.
Dedicated local business owner, Pat Murphy, is the returning team captain. “We’ve welcomed some new members to the team and are grooming for record money,” Murphy says. “Why stop at $75,000?” suggests new member Jim Colden. “I think we can make it to $100,000!”
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For more information on the Chris James Movember Team, or the Scotch Whisky Tasting Event, contact:
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Movember aims to forever change the face of men’s health. Through the power of the moustache, this campaign raises awareness and money that will reduce the number of preventable men’s deaths due to cancer and poor mental health. Since 2004, over 5 million participants have raised more than $759 million for the cause with official Movember campaigns in 10 countries. For more information, visit https://ca.movember.com