The Movember Foundation Invites You to Grow, Give or Move

The Movember Foundation Invites You to Grow, Give or Move

The Global Men’s Health Charity Launches the 2015 Movember Campaign with the Introduction of MOVE – New Initiative for Supporters to Participate in the Movement and Raise Critical Funds

LOS ANGELES – (September 17, 2015) – The moustache is back and better than ever with the launch of the Movember Foundation’s 2015 Movember campaign! As one of the largest global charities investing in programs to address prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity, the Movember Foundation is the leader in men’s health. Today, the Foundation debuted a new way for men and women to participate in the movement – MOVE.

During the month of Movember, the Foundation will still challenge men to grow a moustache and women to support the campaign but now both men and women can choose to be champions of men’s health starting with their own through MOVE! MOVE is the Movember Foundation’s 30-day fitness challenge inviting participants to be more active while raising funds and awareness for men’s health. Starting today, men and women are encouraged to become an official participant of Movember by signing up at Movember.com and committing to grow a moustache, MOVE, or take things to the next level by doing both!

“We are excited to bring back the moustache in 2015 and introduce MOVE, a new way for men and women to participate in the Movember campaign, raise funds and continue the dialogue about men’s health. Now more than ever we need to increase awareness of the state of men’s health. Too many men don’t talk, don’t take action and die too young,” said Mark Hedstrom, U.S. Country Director at the Movember Foundation. “The Movember Foundation’s aim is to not only start conversations about testicular and prostate cancer, poor mental health and physical wellbeing but encourage men worldwide to prioritize their health.”

Simply put, men are dying too young and the statistics continue to be sobering:

  • Poor Mental Health: Every day 87 men commit suicide[1] in the United States translating to 31,755 deaths each year, almost the capacity of a college football stadium. Additionally, each year, 1 in 4 adults will experience a diagnosable mental health problem.
  • Prostate Cancer: In the U.S. a man dies every 19.1 minutes from prostate cancer and a new case occurs every 2.4 minute. In 2015, an estimated 220,800 American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, which has become the second most common cancer for men in the U.S.
  • Testicular Cancer: While there is a 95% cure rate for testicular cancer, for 1 in 20 it’s still a death sentence. That is too many. Furthermore, the incidence of men diagnosed with testicular cancer has doubled over past 50 years and this year an estimate of 8,430 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed.
  • Physical Inactivity: More than one-third of American men over age 20 are obese. Physical inactivity is also fourth leading risk factor for global mortality.

Through the month-long Movember campaign, men and women spark conversations and raise critical funds that support breakthrough men’s health programs throughout the globe. While the Movember Foundation has raised more than $650 million dollars globally and funded 1,000 programs, the charity knows that to help men live happier, healthier and longer lives, one must consider the holistic person, which means addressing both physical and mental health issues.

Though year-round efforts and programs, the Movember Foundation is tackling each of these issues to bring about real, tangible change. The Foundation is one of the largest non-governmental investors in research and quality of life initiatives in the world. To learn more about the men’s health programs the Movember Foundation is funding visit us.movember.com/report-cards.

Supporters can help make a difference by signing up to grow, give or MOVE at Movember.com. Once registered, participants become part of the global movement and can utilize their personalized fundraising page to get friends, family, and colleagues to donate to their efforts.

Just by participating, millions of men and women will be helping to save lives. Connect with Movember on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, flickr, and Pinterest. To follow the campaign on social media, use the hashtags #Movember and #MOVE4Movember.

About the Movember Foundation

The Movember Foundation is a global charity raising funds and awareness for men’s health. These funds deliver breakthrough research and support services to allow men to live longer, healthier, happier lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising more than $650 million and funding over 1,000 programs through impact investments, focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.

The Foundation runs awareness and fundraising activities year-round, with the annual Movember campaign in November being globally recognized for its fun and innovative approach to raising money and getting men to take action for their health. During Movember, we challenge men to grow a moustache or to make a commitment to get active and MOVE, both of which are about real action for health and are done to spark conversation and raise vital funds and awareness.

The Foundation’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on men’s health.

Movember is fully accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and for the past three 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.

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Get Ready to Eat, Drink and (Re)play in Andersonville Beginning Tuesday, September 15

Get Ready to Eat, Drink and (Re)play in Andersonville Beginning Tuesday, September 15

New Neighborhood Restaurant, Bar & Arcade Will Offer Contemporary American Cuisine, Craft Beer and Premium Bourbon

Chicago, Ill. (September 15, 2015) – LKH Management (LKH), the group behind Lake View’s Hydrate, Halsted’s Bar & Grill, Replay, Elixir and VII, announced that Replay Andersonville will officially open its doors to the public on Tuesday, September 15 at 11 am.

Located at 5358 N. Clark (at Balmoral), Replay Andersonville will serve as a restaurant, bar and arcade, offering Contemporary American cuisine, 26 craft tap beers and an extensive premium bourbon selection. The 2,300-square foot venue features reclaimed wood, exposed brick and 144 seats, including the bar, restaurant and outdoor patio. A mural in the arcade, which was created by local artist David Andora, reflects the venue’s playful vibe, which invites guests to linger, and enjoy three popular pinball games or 25 complimentary vintage video games, such as Ms. Pac Man, Dig Dug and Galaga.

Unlike its sister location in Lake View, Replay Andersonville will serve food, showcasing innovative and distinctive daily lunch and dinner, and weekend brunch items.

Diners can expect fresh, high-quality ingredients and delicious flavors. An extensive list of weekend breakfast and brunch options run the gamut from sweet to savory, while lunch and dinner offer something for everyone, including signature salads, sandwiches and innovative, build-your-own burgers. The restaurant will also feature chef-driven specials, late-night dining options and a children’s menu.

Chefs Bernardo Ibarra and Steve Farbstein, formerly of Chicago’s Girl and the Goat and Bristol & Gather, respectively, will helm the kitchen. The menu includes classic American comfort dishes with a modern twist, elevating ordinary dishes by using unexpected flavor combinations and textures, including: hickory-smoked meatloaf, cornmeal fried chicken, and seasonal steak and pasta dishes. Some personal Chef favorites include: a Berkshire Pork Chop; Grass-fed Natural Flat Iron Steak; and Bacon Waffles with Black Pepper Butter, Sea Salt & Black Cherry Bourbon Syrup. All dishes will be made in-house, using sustainably raised and locally sourced ingredients when possible. Fresh pressed juice will serve as a nutritious start to the day or make a great addition to a brunch cocktail.

“We’re not only excited about the food we prepare, but also passionate about the people we prepare it for,” said Chef Steve. “We want guests to enjoy themselves, explore the menu and try something new, combining the familiar with the unexpected. Replay’s combination of innovative food, craft beer, premium bourbon and old school arcade games creates an environment that takes you back to your formative years. We invite the community to join us to have a great time with friends and make new memories.”

 Replay Andersonville will be open from Monday through Friday from 11 am – 2 am, Saturday from 9 am – 3 am and Sunday from 9 am – 2 am. Food will be served Monday through Friday from 11 am – 10 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 9 am – 11 pm, with late night menu offerings available every night.

Replay Andersonville will sit adjacent to the new Elixir Lounge Andersonville, located at 1509 W. Balmoral, also opening Tuesday, September 15. The two venues will share a kitchen and outdoor dining area.

For more information, including the complete Replay Andersonville food menus, beer and bourbon list and featured video games, please visit http://www.replayandersonville.com/ and “like” us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/replayandersonville

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Argo Tea® Announces Partnership of “New York Fashion Week: The Shows”

Argo Tea® Announces Partnership of “New York Fashion Week: The Shows”

Chicago, Ill. – (September 3, 2015) – Argo Tea®, the nation’s largest tea concept with six locations in New York City and more than 50 locations worldwide, has been named a proud partner of New York Fashion Week The Shows (“NYFW: The Shows”), held in New York from September 10-17. The company known for valuing CreativiTEA, and blending the finest local and global loose-leaf teas, will operate service at the Event cafés at Skylight at Moynihan Station and Skylight Clarkson Sq, where the world’s most fashionable industry members will be treated to energizing and delicious complimentary hot and iced teas, as well as coffee. The company has also launched a contest for its Facebook and Instagram followers to win highly sought-after tickets to a NYFW: The Shows runway show.

NYC’s most fashion-forward guests and media covering the event can take a well-deserved break at one of Argo Tea’s two pop-up cafés, where in-between the designer shows runway shows they will have the opportunity to sip freshly brewed, all natural loose leaf teas, including signature ready-to-drink iced beverages such as Carolina Honey – energizing Nilgiri black tea with wildflower honey and a splash of tart lemons; Mojitea – refreshing Armenian Mint tea, lime juice, and pure cane sugar; Hibiscus Tea Sangria – thirst-quenching hibiscus tea with apples, oranges, and berries, along with several others, including unsweetened options. Argo Tea will also have talented TEAmembers on site to provide attendees award winning hot tea, including Fruit Sangria, Green Tea Ginger Twist, and Earl Grey Crème, and who will also pour delicious coffee and espresso.

As part of its NYFW: The Shows partnership, Argo Tea will also give one of its most fashionable followers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to win two invitations to a runway show during the event. From September 1-7, those who follow Argo Tea on Facebook and/or Instagram can post a photo of themselves in their most fashionable look with a bottle of Argo Tea for a chance to win. One winner who tags his or her image #FashionTEAsta and #NYFW will be chosen to attend the hottest event in town. To view the official Argo Tea #FashionTEAsta contest rules, please visit http://argotea.com/fashionweek.

“One of Argo Tea’s core values is CreativiTEA,” said founder and CEO of Argo Tea, Arsen Avakian. “Partnering with a creative, inspiring event such as New York Fashion Week The Shows aligns well with our company’s philosophy. We’re excited to treat attendees to a cup of our healthy blends of tea, which are a perfect balance of smart nutrition and craveable taste.

Guests will also receive an exclusive mobile offer when they download the Argo Tea “LoyalTEA App.” Those who download the app will be rewarded with a free drink of their choice to be redeemed at participating cafés. LoyalTEA app users on the go also have the option to order their drink ahead of time at any NYC Argo Tea Café so that it’s ready for pickup within minutes. To learn how become a LoyalTEA member, visit: http://argotea.com/loyalteaapp

About Argo Tea

Argo Tea was founded in 2003, and has quickly become a household name and leading multi-channel beverage brand dedicated to consistently delivering the highest quality products, and providing the Argo Tea Experience through the innovative and modern approach. Argo Tea’s menu includes all natural-tea based signature drinks, over thirty varieties of loose-leaf teas, organic coffee, fresh-baked pastries and specialty foods, and a selection of tea ware and accessories. Argo Tea is now present in over 40 locations across the United States and six in the Middle East.

For more information, please visit www.argotea.com and follow the brand on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/argotea and Twitter and Instagram @argotea.

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