New Yorkers Stand Up Against Bullying With Ben Cohen And Keihl’s

Jorge Gallegos
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Jorge Gallegos
Social Media Manager & N.Y.C. Community Manager
October 2, 2013
12:50 p.m.

New Yorkers Stand Up against bullying with Ben Cohen and Keihl’s.

As most of you know, Ben Cohen retired from professional rugby back in 2011, and since then has been focusing on The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation he created to combat homophobia and bullying. Pretty cool for a straight guy, right?

To continue raising awareness of the long-term, damaging effects of bullying he teamed up with Kiehl’s to offer a kit of adventure-tested sports essentials. Really cool for a sports star, right?

Yesterday, as part of October’s “Anti-Bullying Month” campaign he visited the Kiehl’s flagship store in the East Village to present the collection. Goes without saying our Senior Editor, David Toussaint, and yours truly couldn’t miss the opportunity to mingle with the stud…

New Yorkers Stand Up against bullying with Ben Cohen and Keihl’s.

Ben Cohen, David Toussaint, Jorge Gallegos, and Chris Salgardo

New Yorkers Stand Up against bullying with Ben Cohen and Keihl’s.

Jorge Gallegos, Chris Salgardo, and David Toussaint

New Yorkers Stand Up against bullying with Ben Cohen and Keihl’s.

Jorge Gallegos and Ben Cohen

I barely made it, and despite being sweaty and nervous I got to meet Mr. Cohen. Such a nice lad; and the accent… I melted! Ben’s longtime friend Chris Salgardo (Kielh’s President) was also there, and he told me the company has always been concerned about the future of children and loves what Ben’s doing. They couldn’t be happier to collaborate with the former rugby player/current hunk heartthrob pin-up boy.

New Yorkers Stand Up against bullying with Ben Cohen and Keihl’s.

New Yorkers Stand Up against bullying with Ben Cohen and Keihl’s.

New Yorkers Stand Up against bullying with Ben Cohen and Keihl’s.

Guests enjoyed complimentary 20-minutes facials, refreshments courtesy of  Vita Coco, and delicious Magnolia Bakery cupcakes. On top of that, 15 percent off an entire purchase, which Keihl’s donated to The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation. Sweat deal, right?

New Yorkers Stand Up against bullying with Ben Cohen and Keihl’s.

The Kiehl’s StandUp Sports Essential Kit is available online http://www.worldrugbyshop.com/63462.html and each purchase helps protect your skin and protect kids across the U.S. Set includes: Cross-Terrain All-In-One Refueling Wash 8.0 oz., Cross-Terrain UV Skin Protector SPF 50 Sunscreen 1.4 oz., and Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment For Men 2.5oz.

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