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.
Please note that this annual fundraiser was started back in 2009 by sisters Erin Mascaro and Lisa Reilly. It was Lisa’s experience with postpartum depression (PPD) after the birth of her daughter–an experience so deeply painful and full of suffering (a suffering that many others like her feel forced to endure in silence) that was witnessed by Erin and other loved ones–that motivated Erin and Lisa to break the silence of PPD with the Sounds of Silence annual run/walk . I only found out a few days ago that Lisa tragically succumbed to depression last fall. This year’s run/walk will be in her memory. Please help spread the word about this fundraiser by blogging or sharing the flyer on Facebook/Twitter.
Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015
Time: Registration from 8:00-9:00; race/walk begins at 9:30 AM. There will be a 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); register here.
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).
For more information about the run/walk, please click here to visit the Postpartum Resource Center of New York site.
All proceeds will go towards supporting the important services the Postpartum Resource Center of New York, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (tax ID #11-3449880), provides to new mothers and their families. To learn more about its services, go to: http://postpartumny.org.