“Moes for Joes”, to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), allows the guys a chance to sport facial hair to show their support in the fight against blood cancers! You can participate by not shaving for the month of November and committing to raise funds for LLS. Suggested donation is $100.
“Moes for Joe” began in 2011 at MINI of Des Moines as a fundraiser for LLS in honor of Joe Mausser, a young boy in the midst of a battle with leukemia. Raising over $1,000 in its first year, “Moes for Joe” caught fire at Willis Auto Campus in 2012, raising over $6,000, when the effort was offered to their entire company. Last year Moes for Joe raised an astounding $28,000!! Now in its fifth year, the name has been changed to “Moes for Joes” to remind people that MANY children and their families are affected by blood cancers! Willis Auto Campus has recruited several fantastic partners to help raise even more for the cause. Speck USA, Papa John’s Pizza, Bella Salon & Spa, Des Moines Truck Brokers and Commonwealth Electric are also taking part in this fast-growing fundraising effort. Sponsors, patients and their families are also each given a 4-day weekend in a MINI during “Moes for Joes” month, so they can experience the joy of being driven to school, church, or anywhere in a fun MINI vehicle decked out with a moustache and the “Moes for Joes” logo.
What began in 2011 as the men at MINI of Des Moines simply growing out their facial hair for the month of November has grown to include the women with a weekly “Hair Styling Treatment” at Bella Salon & Spa in Valley West Mall. This 30 minute session includes a shampoo & conditioning treatment, head massage, blow dry and professional style (up, down, curly or straight). You qualify for these sessions, if you raise $100. These sessions will take place on Tuesday’s between 1:00-6:00 p.m., ONLY AT THE VALLEY WEST MALL LOCATION, for the entire month of November. Willis is even allowing their employees 1/2 hour of paid time off if you wish to participate.
To join in the fun, or to donate, go to: www.moesforjoes.org. If your company would like to get involved with “Moes for Joes”, please contact Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 515-270-6169. “Moes for Joes” month will end with a Shave-Off Party at MINI of Des Moines on, Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Lots of food, drinks and FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT! We’re looking forward to a fantastic Moes for Joes month, and look forward to seeing you all on the evening of December 1st !