Grow Your Mo’s for Movember!

movember at nyfa

As many of us are now aware, the month of November marks the month of Movember, which is an international cause to bring awareness and change to the face of men’s health. As a literal reminder, men are encouraged to grow moustaches, or “mo’s” to initiate this essential conversation in the public eye. However, Movember’s not just for men! Women who support men’s health, aka Mo Sistas, are also an important part of Movember’s success.

While the “Movember Challenge” can be a fun activity for volunteers to involve themselves with, the primary reason for the cause is to save and improve the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health problems. To date, the Movember community has raised $559 million and funded over 800 programs in 21 countries.

As many of us are now aware, the month of November marks the month of Movember, which is an international cause to bring awareness and change to the face of men’s health. As a literal reminder, men are encouraged to grow moustaches, or “mo’s” to initiate this essential conversation in the public eye. However, Movember’s not just for men! Women who support men’s health, aka Mo Sistas, are also an important part of Movember’s success.While the “Movember Challenge” can be a fun activity for volunteers to involve themselves with, the primary reason for the cause is to save and improve the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health problems. To date, the Movember community has raised $559 million and funded over 800 programs in 21 countries.

  • Sign up on the official Movember website and join the New York Film Academy team.
    To do so, visit http://moteam.co/new-york-film-academy
    and click the ‘sign up’ button in the top right corner.
  • Start growing out that moustache and encourage your friends to do the same!
  • Donate to the cause and/or encourage others to donate!
  • Share your photos and videos on social media and include @NYFA and #NYFAMos.
The top 5 NYFA members who raise the most money will be able to choose from
an amazing list of prizes.


Additional Creative Involvement with NYFA

In addition to your active Movember participation, the New York Film Academy is producing videos and documentary pieces for men and women interested in sharing a personal story of how men’s health has affected his or her life.

To be a part of our Movember Documentary and video initiatives, we ask that you send an honest story of 250 words or less of how men’s health has affected or been an active part of your life. We’re looking for compelling stories that will touch others and encourage an active conversation in the community. You must be comfortable taking photos and being interviewed on camera, as this will be integral to the production of the projects.

If you’re interested in actively participating with us, please send your 250 word personal story and a photo to movember@nyfa.edu. Please note that for this portion of the Movember Challenge, you must be a student, alumnus, or faculty member in New York City, as we will be working periodically on location throughout the month of November.

We look forward to seeing your mo’s around campus!

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