Special-edition, Congolese-inspired TOMS Shoes
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Giving TOMS Shoes in the DRC
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In full swing by now, Movember is a’buzz around the office, and it’s no wonder, judging by the upper lips on the guys pictured here, right?! The TOMS Mo Bros are in full character this week, taking on the would-be personalities of their Mo’s.
In the mood for a chuckle? They’ll take it from here…
What’chu naming that thing? “Fever Dog.”
What can it tell us about men’s health? This one extends beyond men’s health, since it’s a risk factor across genders: 76.4 million U.S. men and women – about 1 in 3 adults – have high blood pressure. 1 in 5 of them are unaware of their condition.
What’s there to be done to help alleviate that issue? (via Movember): Have an annual physical exam. Find a doctor and make a yearly appointment, because getting regular checks, preventative screening tests, and immunizations are among the most important things you can do to stay healthy.
What’chu naming that thing? “The Little Mo that Could.” He starts slow and shy, but in the end he blows everyone away, exceeding all expectations, including my own. He’s a Blue-Collar Mo. On the weekends, he watches baseball and MOws the lawn.
What can it tell us about men’s health? Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Americans.
What’s there to be done to help alleviate that issue? (via Movember): Be mindful of how much sun you’re getting. Simply, wear sunscreen! And on a regular basis, look for marks or changes on your skin, consulting with a doctor on any changes you think you see during an annual skin check.
What’chu naming that thing? My Mo’s name is “Kyle.” Kyle is very pure, honest, open, laid-back, and he’s under the radar. In fact, you may not even notice him most of the time. He’s a minimalist; simple, even. He loves all kinds of music; like to eat chicken, carbs, candy and drink Boba tea. His simplicity extends to his style, too; no hair products for this Mo!
What can it tell us about men’s health? Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, and the second-leading cause of cancer death in men.
What’s there to be done to help alleviate that issue? (via Movember):
What’chu naming that thing? I’m calling it, “the Slow Mo.” He takes a while to get going, but has big plans for the future. One day, he will be epic. He likes punk & electronic music, and he wishes for the two to merge; maybe when that day comes he’ll come out of hiding?
What can it tell us about men’s health? This one isn’t so much a physical issue at first, but a mental and emotional one that is equally as important to talk about. Depression affects more than 6 million men each year, and that’s in the U.S. alone. It’s a high-risk factor for suicide, which translates to men’s death four times as often as it does women’s.
What’s there to be done to help alleviate that issue? (via Movember): Manage your stress. Stress, particularly long-term stress, can be a factor in the onset or worsening of ill health. Managing your stress is essential to your health and well being, take ‘time out’ each day and go for a walk or do something you find relaxing.
What’chu naming that thing? I’ve named my mustache “Ken,” because Ken is such a moustached name. Anyone named Ken should probably have a moustache, and any man named Ken without a moustache is probably lamenting his lip-baldness. Ken listens to quite a bit of soft rock, ranging from Richard Marx to You’re The Inspiration-era Chicago. But his favorite is obviously Jim Croce, who doubles as his style icon.
What can it tell us about men’s health? Every 39 seconds an adult dies from heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular disease.
What’s there to be done to help alleviate that issue? (via Movember): Be physically active. If you’re not already, start small and work up to a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate physical activity most days of the week.
What’chu naming that thing? My Mo has been adorned with name of “Robin,” honoring Batman’s trusty sidekick. Robin’s undersized in his young age, but his strength and capability are never misjudged. A sense of wonder and playfulness are undeniably apparent, while his imminent, looming greatness can be felt in every moment.
What’s its shining MOment so far? I can’t say with honesty that anybody has asked about my Mo just yet, but I’ve had more than my fair share of curious, titillated, and even slightly repulsed looks. I’m hoping that as my Mo grows so will the desire of others to voice their comments and questions about my new facial hair adornment.
What can it tell us about men’s health? 1 in every 6 men is diagnosed with prostate cancer. Its prevalence is a large part of why this campaign is so important.
What’s there to be done to help alleviate that issue? (via Movember): Know your family history, as it’s one of the most powerful tools in understanding your own health. Family history affects your level of risk for cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, among other illnesses. It all starts with a conversation, talk to your family, and take note of illnesses that a direct relative has experienced.
What’chu naming that thing? My Mo is a lady, and I’ve named her Pammy. She’s blonde, beautiful, and makes the boys wink. She loves the beach and the sand in her hair. She’s a total attention-seeker, though, and can get a bit wild.
What can it tell us about men’s health? A man dies from prostate cancer every 18.6 minutes.
What’s there to be done to help alleviate that issue? (via Movember): Know your body. You should record every sign and symptom you experience and discuss this with your doctor.
What’chu naming that thing? “Shadow” is sharp, dark, and a bit of a scavenger. He is often messy and difficult to maintain. In line with his character, his hobbies are collecting (mainly food – Sunday roasts are his favourite), and he is an avid explorer, unhappy staying in one place. He is not a favourite with the women, as his prickly demeanor means he is often scoured at. He is misunderstood and often laughed at ,which has only provoked him to grow stronger and darker this year.
Follow their Mo’s from week 1 through the finish line here on the blog; check out our team Mo Space and help us change the face of men’s health by supporting Movember, a partner we’re proud to stand beside.