“Why I Mo”: NYU Hockey participates in Movember for Men’s Health

By Gabby Rossi

For the entire month of November, the NYU Hockey team will be changing the face of men’s health by fundraising through the Movember Foundation.

The Movember Foundation is the leading charity in regards to men’s health and aims to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide.

Keep reading to hear our players’ motivation for participating in Movember!

Jake Geller: “Our team is really motivated by the Movember Foundation because it speaks to men’s health issues that do not receive lots of attention throughout most of the year.”

Brian Zaffino: “The NYU hockey Movember efforts have been a terrific tradition that was started by Richie Doherty and has been a great joy to continue since his graduation. It’s for a great cause and likewise a fantastic way to open ourselves up as teammates and create a more tight-knit group.”

James Long: “It feels good raising money for a cause that I really believe in. Bringing awareness to mental health in general and especially in the hockey community is really important to me.”

AJ Crawford: “Men’s health is often overlooked and not talked about; we are just doing our part to change that.”

James Orne: “I think it’s a great organization. Most everybody has been affected by men’s health in one way or another so everybody gets on board pretty quickly which is great. I think the mustache aspect of the fundraiser is a light hearted way to bring attention to the cause and most everybody on our team has been able to participate in it. I’m glad as a team we’ve been able to participate in the fundraiser and hope it’s a tradition that we can carry on as a team for quite some time.”

Learn more about Movember at https://us.movember.com/about/foundation and help NYU Hockey reach our goal of $5000 by donating at https://us.movember.com/team/2355362!