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“Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” Screening with Q&A from Film Star and Director Joe Cross

default article imageWest Long Branch, NJ The Monmouth Area Vegetarian Society (MAVS) is pleased to invite Monmouth students to a free screening of the award-winning documentary film “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead.” The screening will take place at the University in the Magill Commons Club Lounge on Sunday, October 30, at 1:00 pm, and will be followed by a special Q&A with the film’s star and director, Joe Cross, of Australia. This event is cosponsored by the Monmouth University chapter of the PRSSA.

As part of the event, students are encouraged to contribute and take part in an optional vegan potluck. Juice samples will also be served.

Attendees who wish to participate in the vegan potluck, should bring:

A vegan dish to share and the appropriate serving utensils. Bring a quantity that would feed four individuals a generous dinner this quantity will allow multiple people to sample the dish.

A recipe of the dish you bring on a 3x5 card (or similar). Please highlight any common allergens such as peanuts, tree nuts, walnuts, cashews, soy, wheat, etc.

“Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” is about a man named Joe Cross who is 100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease. At 310 pounds, Joe was on a path that would not end well.

“Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” is an inspiring film that chronicles Joe’s personal mission to regain his health. He trades in the junk food and hits the road with juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the next 60 days. Joe travels across 3,000 miles, talking to more than 500 Americans about food, health, and longevity.

At a truck stop in Arizona, Joe meets a truck driver named Phil Staples who suffers from the same rare condition and weighs in at 429 pounds. As Joe is recovering his health, Phil begins his own epic journey to get well. What emerges is nothing short of amazing – an inspiring tale of healing and human connection. To watch the “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” movie trailer, visit www., and to learn more about the Reboot Your Life juice mission, visit

To RSVP to this event or to find out more information, contact MAVS Director, Professor Mary Harris, at or 7325714425. You can also RSVP by visiting the event Facebook page at RSVPs are appreciated, but not required.

Offered through the University’s Center for Human and Community Wellness, the Monmouth Area Vegetarian Society (MAVS) is a nonprofit, nonsectarian educational organization that strives to provide educational resources for informing the public about the advantages of a vegetarian diet. As well as nutritional information, including recipes, that will support and facilitate the adoption and healthful enjoyment of a vegetarian diet; insight into the impact of animal-centered diets on human health, on the integrity of our environment, on world hunger, and on cruelty needlessly inflicted on billions of living, feeling, creatures every year.

An opportunity for interested not-yet-vegetarians to learn firsthand about the delights of good vegetarian cooking and to get to know and interact with experienced vegetarians; and an opportunity for enriched understanding, mutual support, and shared fellowship for practicing vegetarians by providing opportunities for community outreach and community service in the interest of good health, environmental protection, and compassionate living.