Join the Sounds of Silence, Friends of the Postpartum Resource Center of New York’s 11th 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.
Here’s a video of last year’s run/walk:
I have posted about this annual run/walk every year since 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 2008 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 .
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.
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.
All New York State schools and colleges are invited to participate! Click here to find out more.
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: Registration from 8:00-9:00; race/walk begins at 9:15 AM. There will be a Kids Fun Run, Raffles, Pre- and post-prace refreshments.
Place: Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, Long Island (Field 5)
Run/Walk Registration: $30 (adults); $20 (ages 11-18); $5 (ages 10 and under); register here. Registration price increases after May 4th.
Virtual Participation: For those of you who can’t make it in person, you can participate virtually by registering via this link. $30 to participate; you get a t-shirt for participation.
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 (you need to be present to win). All who raise $200+ will receive a Sounds of Silence beach towel.
50/50 Fundraiser: There will be a 50/50 Fundraiser to benefit the Postpartum Resource Center of New York. Only 300 raffle tickets will be sold. Grand prize: $10,000; 2nd prize: $3,500; 3rd prize: $1000; 4th prize: $500. 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. Click here to purchase your ticket(s) while they last. Click here to order. NOTE: Your ticket(s) will be mailed to you. You do not need to be present to win. All prize awards noted here are based on a sale of all 300 available tickets. Actual prize award(s) is based on total number of tickets sold.