19 December 2013

Everyone has a story. Mo Sista Jacinta shares hers about her phenomenal fundraising feat.

Mo Sista Story

Mo Sista Jacinta

Jacinta Phelan has been a Mo Sista for the past 7 years. As the Director of Hospitality at Harvey Nichols, including the acclaimed OXO Tower restaurant, she works with a lot of male colleagues and takes part in Movember each year to do something for all the men in her life. During the years she has been involved she has discovered that more men have opened up about their health and that several have been through serious illness, such as prostate cancer – highlighting the importance for people to take action to raise awareness and funds for men’s health.
As the captain of Team MOXO, Jacinta’s aim each year has been to try and get as many people as possible to do a little bit to support the cause. She says she is focused on fundraising and encourages the competitive spirit – ‘’the chefs love the camaraderie’’.
Jacinta has been the top fundraising Mo Sista in the UK for the last two years, and this time round she decided to try something new. Like so many good ideas, this one came to light when she was in the shower one morning! Inspiration struck her to base her month’s challenge upon a simple fact. With a little bit of research she found out that the average moustache had around 2000 hairs in it, and upon this foundation, Jacinta devised Team 2K30.
2k30 is a challenge to Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to undertake 2000 seconds of exercise on each of the 30 days of Movember. It can be anything: sit-ups, running, cycling, or simply walking together with your team, thereby improving your health whilst having fun.  It has worked a treat, bringing Mo Sistas into the team, together with their fellow Mo Bros, and fostering a spirit that has helped Jacinta become the top fundraising Mo Sista once again in 2013.


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