Piggybacking off my last post from 4 days ago in which I blogged about the Lisa Mary Reilly Visioning Education Series, today I would like to invite folks who live in the Tri-State area to join the Sounds of Silence, Friends of the Postpartum Resource Center of New York’s 10th annual run/walk in memory and celebration of Lisa Mary Reilly and 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.
I have posted about this annual run/walk every year since the first fundraiser back in 2009. That year, I was one of the two top fundraisers, bringing in over $1,000 (as an individual). This annual fundraiser was started back in 2009 by sisters Erin Mascaro and Lisa Reilly. It was Lisa’s experience with 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 .
Please help spread the word about this fundraiser by blogging or sharing the flyer on Facebook/Twitter.
Sponsors Needed: They are looking for sponsors, so companies looking for opportunities to support a wonderful cause that benefits mothers and their families should seriously consider this opportunity! Click here for more info.
Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018
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. Registration price increases after May 5th.
Virtual Participation: For those of you who can’t make it in person, you can participate virtually by registering via this link.
What first 250 entrants and first 500 registrants will receive: First 250 entrants will receive commemorative t-shirts, and first 500 registrants (on day of) will receive race swag bags. There will be a post-race raffle for prizes that include gift baskets, gift certificates, etc. All who raise $200+ will receive a Sounds of Silence beach towel.
50/50 Fundraiser: For the first time, there will be a 50/50 Fundraiser to benefit the Postpartum Resource Center of New York. The drawing will take place during the After Party at Fatfish Wine Bar and Bistro, Bay Shore, NY. Only 300 raffle tickets will be sold. All proceeds from this raffle will be shared equally between the winner of each prize and the Postpartum Resource Center of New York, Inc. Click here for more info.
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.