Mo Fundraising Success

Author: Movember
In an unprecedented Mo’ing effort, Cox Enterprises donated $1,769,356 to the Movember Foundation in support of men’s health initiatives. Cox employees raised $884,678, which was matched by the James M. Cox Foundation for the total contribution. Cox Enterprises is the top global network and the largest global corporate contributor to the 2014 Movember campaign. Way to Mo!

“Our Chairman Jim Kennedy was diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier this year,” said Cox Enterprises President and CEO John Dyer. “While Jim’s prognosis is good, it brings to light the need for education and funds to support men’s health. Jim and his family have always demonstrated an immense passion for Cox and its employees, and it’s in that same spirit that we launched Movember at Cox.”

Jamie Kennedy, Cox Enterprises board member and Jim Kennedy’s son, initiated the company’s involvement and served as Cox’s primary Mo Bro. Cox is a first time participant in Movember and initially had a fundraising goal of $250,000, which they quickly surpassed. Employees and company partners across the nation rallied behind the cause, growing moustaches to spread the word about men’s health. ‘Get Moving’ events were held to encourage healthy lifestyles among employees, and Cox’s media properties covered the topic to raise awareness among viewers and readers.

We are humbled and grateful for Cox’ support of Movember and can’t thank them enough for their donation and participation.