Orange County Retail Investment Brokerage Aids Movember Movement for Third Year.
Irvine, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/12/2013 -- 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 has raised awareness and funds for men's cancers in November, one moustache at a time.
Hanley Investment Group joined the global movement to help raise awareness for men's cancer, specifically prostate cancer, by growing moustaches as a team. November 1st the men started clean shaven and for the rest of the month, these men, known as "Mo Bros," groomed and trimmed 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 raised funds by seeking out sponsorships for their moustache growing efforts.
"I thought Movember was a great way to do some good and also have a bit of fun. 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, but the awareness of prostate cancer is incredibly low. What better way to draw attention to this matter and to raise funds for research then to do something blatant and entertaining like Movember," said Edward Hanley, president of Hanley Investment Group.
According to Movember, 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.
"We are a close group that enjoys a culture of camaraderie and friendly competition, so it has been great to come to work and show off our moustache progress or, in some cases, the lack thereof due to some of our team members being rather 'follicly challenged,'" said Hanley.
Hanley Investment Group ranked #60 in over 28,000 teams nationwide and exceeded its goal of raising $20,000 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.
"I am ecstatic over the amount of money we raised and am grateful to those that have generously donated, which allowed us to not only meet our goal of $20,000 this year, but exceed it," Hanley said. "My dad died of prostate cancer four years ago so this cause is very near and dear to my heart."
"Hanley Investment Group has had a great year closing 60 transactions valued at an excess of $350 million. We are ever mindful of our blessings both on a professional level as well as a personal level and want to do what we can to help those in our community," said Hanley Investment Group's Managing Director Bill Asher.
Movember aims to forever change the face of men's health through the power of the moustache, by raising vital awareness and funds for men's health issues to combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges. Movember programs are focused on awareness and education, living with and beyond cancer, and research to achieve our vision of an everlasting impact on the face of men's health. Since 2003, three million participants have raised over $446MM for the cause, funding more than 570 programs globally, with official Movember campaigns taking place in 21 countries. Movember is fully accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and for the past two years, has been named a Top 100 best NGO by The Global Journal. For more information please visit Movember.com. Movember is a registered 501(c)(3) charity. See us.movember.com.
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 advisory firm with a $4+ 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, lending institutions, 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. See http://www.hanleyinvestment.com.