BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As the embodiment of the appliance, the Maytag Man is used to enduring a lot of "physical activity" as a dependable, Maytag® refrigerator, oven, dishwasher or laundry machine. That's why Maytag and the Maytag Man are proud to support The Movember Foundation and encourage men and women to get active and spark a conversation around men's health. To raise awareness for the Movember movement, the brand is pledging a $15,000 donation to The Movember Foundation. Follow the Maytag Man all month long on Twitter and Facebook to watch his moustache grow.
Supporters can go to Movember.com and create their own donation page and grow a moustache for the month or commit to 30 days of physical activity, and encourage their friends, family and colleagues to donate to their efforts.
"We are happy to have a relationship with an organization that does so much for men's health," says Brendan Bosch, Maytag Senior Brand Manager. "Maytag has always been an advocate for empowering men and women's issues, and we jumped at the opportunity to bring more awareness to Movember's cause by having our adored brand icon, the Maytag Man, get involved in an engaging way."
To-date, the Movember community has raised more than $650 million, presently funding more than 1,000 year-round programs across the globe. Its work is saving and improving lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.
About Maytag Brand
For more than a century, Maytag® appliances have been synonymous with dependability and durability. For over 100 years- Maytag has an enduring tradition of quality production and powerful performance. Durable, commercial-grade components are found in many Maytag® appliances – including Maytag® front-load and top-load washers and dryers. Maytag also offers a full range of kitchen appliances - Maytag® dishwashers with the PowerBlast® cycle, Maytag® refrigerators with the Powercold® option, as well as Maytag® ranges, cooktops and ovens with Power™ burner and Power™ element options. In January 2014, Maytag introduced America to the Maytag Man – a dependable machine and the human embodiment of the durability, reliability and power inside all Maytag® appliances. In addition to creating durable appliances, Maytag also is a dependable partner to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in their effort to support communities across America and help young people achieve great futures. For more information about Maytag, please visit Maytag.com, or find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/Maytag, Twitter at @MaytagBrand or @TheMaytagMan and Instagram at instagram.com/Maytag.
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.
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