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Boxers, Briefs and Ending Bullying

Post submitted by Bryce Romero, HRC Consumer Marketing Assistant

It was a packed house at the Crown and Anchor last Thursday as former rugby player Ben Cohen came to Provincetown for HRC’S inaugural Bear Week event.  Joined by local personality and Atlantis cruise favorite Miss Richfield 1981, Ben spoke to a standing room only crowd of over 300 bears. Offering a brief glimpse into his life and why he gave up his successful rugby career to pursue a personal mission to end bullying, Ben stressed the importance of standing up to bullying. On the football field, in the boardroom or on the playground, bullying is unacceptable, pervasive and downright harmful.
 
Following his speech,  Ben led a fashion show where he debuted his new line of underwear. Miss Richfield 1981, always a fan favorite, jumped in to emcee a fierce live-auction with some items raising over $4,500 for the Stand Up Foundation. Once the bidding was over, Ben posed with any and every person who came to say hello. The energy, excitement and camaraderie was truly palpable.
 
This morning, Ben popped into the HRC Shop and agreed to an impromptu photoshoot with General Manager and noted photographer Cathy Reno-Brouillet.
 
Look forward to more events with Ben Cohen as HRC and the Standup Foundation work together to stamp out bullying.  
 

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