Sounds of Silence Friends of the Postpartum Resource Center of New York. 7th Annual Run/Walk – May 10, 2014

Join the Sounds of Silence, Friends of the Postpartum Resource Center of New York’s 7th annual run/walk to help raise funds in the effort to increase awareness of perinatal mood disorders, such as postpartum depression (PPD), postpartum OCD, and postpartum psychosis.   Not only is this for an excellent cause, it will be a nice opportunity to race (or walk) a beautiful 5K boardwalk along the Atlantic Ocean.

Date:  Saturday, May 10, 2014

Time:  Registration from 8:00-9:00; race/walk begins at 9:30 AM / 1:00am – Kids Fun Run, Raffles, Food and more

Place:   Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, Long Island (Field 5)

Registration:  $25 (adults); $15 (ages 11-18); $5 (ages 10 and under)

Other Race Details:  The top female and male runners, plus top fundraiser, will receive awards.  Back in 2009, I was one of the two top fundraisers, bringing in over $1,000 (as an individual).

Click here for more information on the Sounds of Silence, Friends of the Postpartum Resource Center of New York.

3rd Annual Summer Gala to Benefit the Postpartum Resource Center of New York

You are invited to the 3rdAnnual Summer Gala to benefit the Postpartum Resource Center of New York, Inc.’s programs and services!

Where:  Bayview House at Captain Bill’s Restaurant, 122 Ocean Avenue, Bay Shore, New York
When:  Thursday, August 15th, 6:30-10:30 pm
Honoring:

  • Community of Caring Award – Chris Lindsay-Abaire and Molly Peryer, MSW, Brooklyn PPD Support
  • Leadership Award – Angeles Davila, LCSW, Nassau County Perinatal Services Network’s Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Task Force
  • Outstanding Public Service Award -New York State Senator Liz Krueger
  • Pioneer Award – St. Catherine’s of Siena Medical Center’s Mothers’ Circle of Hope Postpartum Depression Support Group
  • Volunteer of the Year Award – Vanessa Barisano, RN, LCCE, ICP

Included:  Hor d’oeuvres, Dinner, Dancing, Top Shelf Open Bar, Raffles, and Silent Auction by Eagle Sports Promotions.  Lots of fun for a great cause!
Attire:  Cocktail Party Attire, please
Special Guest Appearance by:  Ciarán Sheehan, Star of Broadway’s “The Phantom of the Opera”
For ticket informationClick here


Postpartum Resource Center of New York
Helping to build healthy families and vibrant communities
in New York State since 1998

Serving New York State women and their families at risk for or experiencing a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder by increasing awareness and access to care by:

  • Increasing education, screening and treatment
  • Providing programs and services             
  • Training healthcare providers and peer supporters
  • Building community partnerships

Postpartum Resource Center of New York  109 Udall Road, West Islip, NY 11795
631-422-2255   Toll-free State-wide Helpline 1-855-631-0001 (Hablamos Espanol)
http://www.postpartumny.org

MotherWoman and The Raise for Women Challenge at Huffington Post

Just a very brief post today to let you know that I am both honored to be posting for the first time on Huffington Post and excited to have the opportunity to help spread awareness about MotherWoman and the wonderful work that they do and their participation in The Raise for Women Challenge running from April 24, 2003 – June 6, 2003.  The Huffington Post, Skoll Foundation and Half the Sky Movement have teamed up to launch this fundraiser to help get the word about 112 female-focused not-for-profit organizations.  The 3 organizations that raise the most money will earn cash prizes, and many other prizes will be given out as well.

For all my blog followers, please check out the other MotherWoman blog entries written by others who have been touched by the amazing work that they do, as well as my post titled Hindsight is 20/20: Taking Personal PPD Experiencing and Helping Other Moms when you get a moment, and please show me support over there by leaving me a comment.  I would so appreciate it!  :)

THANK YOU!!!
xoxo

Breakfast with Santa in West Islip, NY on December 8, 2012

In the West Islip, NY area on Saturday, December 8, 2012? Join the Breakfast with Santa charity event to benefit the programs and services of the Postpartum Resource Center of New York! There will be two seatings, one at 9am and one at 11am. The event will be held at Westminster United Presbyterian Church, 109 Udall Road, West Islip, NY. Tickets for ages 2 and above are $10 each, and covers the cost of a buffet breakfast served by Santa’s Elves, meeting with Santa, reindeer food, and a Christmas craft.  For tickets contact Santa’s Helper at 631/422-2255 or info@postpartumny.org. You can also click here for more details and to purchase tickets.  Tickets are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Upcoming Events in May 2012 – Raising Awareness/Fundraisers for Perinatal Mood Disorders

ILLINOIS:

With Mother’s Day around the corner with May fast approaching, it’s fitting that some states like Illinois observe a Perinatal Mood Disorder Awareness month.  Healthcare Alternative Systems (H.A.S.) is gearing up for its Fifth Annual Treating Moms Well luncheon to raise funds in support of its Postpartum Depression Program.  This year, the luncheon will be at the Standard Club in Chicago on Friday, May 11th 2012. Click here to register. Click here to access the Treating Moms Well Facebook page to participate in a series of contests with fabulous prizes, including a $100 gift certificate to Sweet Pea’s Studio (good for a massage or yoga classes).  Click here to see pictures from last year’s luncheon.

Proceeds from this event will be used to raise awareness and provide postpartum depression (PPD) services to women with limited financial resources.  Services include clinical/psychiatric evaluations, individual and family psychotherapy, group therapy, medication, and case management.

H.A.S. has been a leading non-profit provider of English and Spanish behavioral health care in the Chicago area since 1974.  Additionally, H.A.S. offers the only community-based PPD program–not to mention it’s the only one of its kind available to Spanish-speaking women–in the State of Illinois.

NEW YORK:
[**I will be signing books**]

Join the Sounds of Silence Foundation’s 5th annual run/walk to help raise funds in the effort to increase awareness of perinatal mood disorders, such as postpartum depression (PPD), postpartum OCD, and postpartum psychosis.   Not only is this for an excellent cause, it will be a nice opportunity to race (or walk) a beautiful 5K boardwalk along the Atlantic Ocean.

Date:  Saturday, May 19, 2012

Time:  Registration from 8:30-9:15; race/walk begins at 9:30 AM

Place:   Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, Long Island (Field 5)

Registration:  $25 (adults); $15 (11-18); $5 (10 and under); $3 additional on day of event.  Click here to register in advance.

Other Race Details:  The top female and male runners, plus top fundraiser, will receive awards.  Three years ago, I was one of the two top fundraisers, bringing in over $1,000 (as an individual).

Donation:  If you can’t participate in person but would like to make a tax-deductible donation (and encourage others to do so as well), please click here.  Proceeds from donations will benefit the Postpartum Resource Center of New York.

Click here for more information on the Sounds of Silence, Friends of the Postpartum Resource Center of New York.

Treating Moms Well Facebook Page – Contest

CONTEST (now until March 23, 2012, 12:00 AM CST): ***Win a $50.00 Target Gift Card!***

Are you a Mom? A Dad? A survivor of a Perinatal Mood or Anxiety Disorder? A friend or supporter of anyone who fits any of these descriptions? If so, please join us in spreading awareness of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and help us have a successful 5th annual Treating Moms Well Fundraiser!

Treating Moms Well was established in 2008 to create awareness about Pospartum Depression (PPD) and to raise funds to help women who would otherwise lack access to lifesaving PPD services.

To participate, follow these steps:

1. Think of a short sentence that describes how you felt in the early weeks and months of parenthood: e.g. “I felt overwhelmed and exhausted,” “I felt like my greatest dream had come true!”, or even “It felt like my whole life had been turned upside down and I didn’t recognize myself.” If you are not a parent and would like to share an observation in honor of someone you know (or you would like to share but remain anonymous), you can say tell us how you felt to see your friend/family member going through early parenthood. For example, you might say, “I felt so proud of the way she managed her stress.” “It felt like there was nothing I could do to stop her suffering.” “It felt like she could do things so effortlessly.” Please keep your statement in the “I felt/It felt” format.

2.Share this message with every one of your Facebook friends by clicking “Share” at the bottom of this post, and include your statement at the top. You can also cut and paste this as a message and send to all of your friends. The more you share this with your friends, the stronger your chance of winning!

3. Post your statement in the comment section directly below the Contest #1 Post on the Treating Moms Well Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/TreatingMomsWell.  The commenter who receives the most “likes” wins the prize!

***Note: You do not have to live in the Chicago area to participate. Contest will expire on Wednesday, March 23rd at 12:00pm CST.

Breakfast with Santa in West Islip, NY on December 10, 2011

In the West Islip, NY area on Saturday, December 10, 2011? Join the Breakfast with Santa charity event to benefit the Postpartum Resource Center of New York! There will be two seatings, one at 9am and one at 11am. The event will be held at Westminster United Presbyterian Church in West Islip, NY. Tickets for ages 2 and above are $10 each. For tickets contact Santa’s Helper at 631/422-2255 or info@postpartumny.org. You can also click here for more details.