Presenting the public with attractive funeral directors in good taste with little clothing was a huge undertaking
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 1, 2007
Yes, it is that time of the year again ... when 14 "drop dead gorgeous" funeral directors take a stand in front of the camera to create the 2008 Men of Mortuaries (MOM) calendar in order to raise awareness and funds for the KAMM Cares Cancer Foundation. The Men of Mortuaries calendar was such an overwhelming success last year that the creator, Kenneth McKenzie of McKenzie Mortuary in Long Beach, California, decided to do it again, showing more skin this time around.
"Presenting the public with attractive funeral directors in good taste with little clothing was a huge undertaking," said Kenneth McKenzie, Executive Director of the Men of Mortuaries calendar. "We wanted to continue giving our audience pumped up, sexy men from the mortuary business, but this year, we capitalized on having the models showcase 'real life' instead of their day-to-day jobs. People love the idea of the calendar benefiting a great cause while enjoying a little eye candy. It's a unique approach that has really taken off."
Besides showing more skin this year, McKenzie wanted to shake things up a little by turning the model search for the calendar into a contest. Men from across the United States applied for the chance to show off their six-pack abs for a 'six feet under' approach to the modeling business. Over 400 men responded to the heartwarming story about Ken's sister, Katherine Alyce McKenzie-Meadows (KAMM), who faced breast cancer and struggled to recover from this deadly disease. Her journey is what made Men of Mortuaries and KAMM Cares Cancer Foundation possible. Months later, 19 hunky hotties were flown into southern California for the prestigious photo shoot. It wasn't an easy job, but eventually, 14 men were chosen to represent the 2008 calendar.
The calendar raises money for the non profit organization, KAMM Cares Cancer Foundation (http://www.KAMMCARES.org) each year and has received remarkable support from communities, the media and several celebrities. Last year, Whoopi Goldberg declared the calendar a "must have!" Gene Shalit of the Today Show considered the Men of Mortuaries calendar to be "the top choice for the giving season" and Newsweek listed the calendar among its "top 10 picks".
For more information on how to get a hold of this one-of-a-kind calendar chock-full of tall, dark and handsome mortuary men, contact Kenneth McKenzie at 1-800-791-4099 or visit http://www.menofmortuaries.com. The calendar will be available for purchase in October 2007.
About KAMM Cares Foundation
KAMM Cares is a foundation dedicated to the care and assistance of those going through treatment for breast cancer. Monies collected provide such necessities as child care costs and groceries, and other living expenses. The primary goal of KAMM Cares is to give to those struggling with cancer more opportunities in order to improve their lives. http://www.kammcares.org
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