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Schick provides tips to keep it Mo-fessional

TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2011 /CNW/ - Corporate Canada is in growth mode, as thousands of Mo Bros donate their face to raise funds and awareness for Movember. But for many there is MOre to it than meets the eye as Movember has become the cornerstone of activities to build office unity, connect with colleagues and bring organizations closer together.

"We continue to hear stories about an entire office rallying around a team or individual and putting men's health on the agenda." said Meredith Bongers, Movember Canada "The business sector, from coast to coast, has been a huge part of the success of Movember in Canada. Whether that is through dollar matching, or raising critical awareness corporate teams from companies like Schick, CIBC, Pepsi, Molson, KPMG are truly championing the Mo."

Healthy competition for a healthy cause

Many Mo bros are drawn to fundraising through the competitive nature of Movember.  While countries compete against other countries to see who can draw the most awareness and funds for prostate cancer so do individual businesses.

"Raising money for Movember started out at our organization organically in 2008, and has now expanded to more than 15 offices around the country. Not only do we get the opportunity to raise awareness of men's health, it is a great way to build morale and get to know team members that we don't usually connect with," David Oldham, Partner at KPMG. "Movember is a fun way to come together as a team and compete against other peers and former colleagues in the accounting industry."

No matter what sector of business, Schick has the tips and tools to help you keep looking spiffy on the job and impress your boss in all your 'stached glory. Follow these tips to ensure you're keeping it mo-fessional:

  • Consider a merger. Try and convince as many colleagues to join you as possible.  It's true - the Mo makes the man, and not everyone can handle a handle-bar - but the least they can do is support the cause
  • Put the fun in fundraising.  Make a statement and make news around the water cooler.  If you catch people discussing your Salvador Dali or Fu Man Chu, use this as an opportunity to educate your colleagues and clients on Movember.  Though you take your work seriously, show them you don't take yourself too seriously
  • Take a Schick Day.  Not all Mo's are created equal or grow at the same speeds.  You may want to schedule Schick days (Mo related sick days) to avoid an unwanted preview and take the extra time to double groom your cookie duster. Other alternatives include leveraging conference calls and online meetings
  • Know the tricks of the trade.   Allow people to fully appreciate the beauty of what you cultivate above your lip by using a Schick Hydro® razor to keep the rest of your face smooth.  Avoid Sasquatch references from your friends, clients and co-workers by taking care of your growth.  Daily maintenance is necessary to achieve the desired look
  • It's not a hostile takeover.  You may not look like a young Burt Reynolds, but it's too late to turn back now.  Know that you are doing it for a good cause and wear your Mo with confidence because you only have to wear it until December 1st

About Movember
Movember is the world's largest charity event raising funds for cancer affecting men - specifically prostate cancer.  Each November, Movember invites men across the globe to grow moustaches (or Mos) while raising funds and awareness for men's health.  Movember aims to forever change the face of men's health, by raising awareness and funds that will reduce the number of preventable male deaths by cancer.  For more information please visit www.movember.com

About Schick Hydro®
Schick Hydro's® exclusive Hydrating Gel Reservoir releases water-activated gel that hydrates skin throughout each shave, plus Ultra Glide Blades contain built-in Skin Guards that act to smooth your skin when you shave and reduce irritation.

Schick Hydro® products are available for purchase at all major food, drug and mass retail outlets across Canada and are available in three-and five-blade models for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $8.99 (Schick Hydro® 3) and $10.99 (Schick Hydro® 5).  A pack of four Schick Hydro® razor refill blades are available for a SRP of $8.99 (Schick Hydro® 3) and $13.99 (Schick Hydro® 5).  Schick Hydro® shave gels are also available for a SRP of $3.99.

For more information, visit schickhydro.ca or facebook.com/SchickHydroCanada.

About Energizer Personal Care
Energizer Personal Care, a leading manufacturer of razors around the world, is a division of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ENR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. For more information on shaving and Schick Hydro®, visit www.schickhydro.ca.

SOURCE Schick Canada

For further information:

Falan Hamilton /Jenn Meneses
Paradigm Public Relations
416-203-2223
fhamilton@paradigmpr.cajmeneses@paradigmpr.ca

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