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Sounds of Silence 5K & 10K
VIRTUAL RUN/WALK/STROLLER-WALK

With Kid's Fun Run

May 9 - July 1

Fundraise or make a one-time donation HERE



AMENITIES

Guaranteed Personalized BIB
Virtual Race Swag Bag to all registrants
ANYONE who raises $200 or more receives a SWEET SOS BEACH TOWEL!

BENEFITS

The Postpartum Resource Center of New York is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity. Our non-profit organization's mission is to increase awareness and access to care for New York State moms, dads, and families at risk or experiencing a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD), including postpartum depression.  We thank you for your support as it makes possible the essential programs and services of the Postpartum Resource Center of New York are available to the 100,000+ New York State families suffering from a PMAD each year!

FEES

Virtual 5K  ($30)
Virtual 10K  ($40)
Virtual Kid's Fun Run ($5) 

QUESTIONS

Erin Mascaro - erin@soundsofsilenceny.org

RESULTS & PHOTOS

1. Go for a run wherever you'd like
2. Starting on May 9th Go to the Sounds of Silence 5K & 10K Run/Walk/Stroller-walk results page https://elitefeats.com/race-results.asp?ID=20170
3. Search for your name and click UPDATE
4. Enter your time
5. OPTIONAL upload selfie and/or photo of you on your running app (up to 5 photos!)

Tag with #SOSrun2020 #efVirtualRun

*** LAST DAY TO REGISTER & POST RESULTS 7/1 ***


ABOUT

This is our story and why we need your help.

We truly hope you and your families are well, healthy and safe during this unprecedented time. We are unable to host our event at Jones Beach this year, but we are determined to continue our mission, to break the silence for parental mental health. The 12th Annual Sounds of Silence Run/Walk/Stroller-walk is now VIRTUAL!

Our virtual 5k/10k race can be run or walked from any location YOU choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, a trail, treadmill anywhere it works for you! You set your pace challenge yourself during this time and Register for a 5k or 10k and Take Care of You physically and mentally while benefiting the Postpartum Resource Center of New York.

Thank you for joining our Community of Hope and for making a difference to ensure the Postpartum Resource Center of New York can continue our essential services and programs,that are needed now more than ever. Your contribution allows New York State parents to be, moms, dads and families to receive free non-judgemental and confidential support and the help they need for pregnancy and postpartum depression/anxiety and more.

My sister Lisa Mary suffered from pregnancy and postpartum depression during and after the birth of my niece. During her struggle with this illness, I saw first hand the deep emotional pain and suffering that postpartum depression causes moms and their loved ones. I also witnessed the terrible stigma this illness brings upon moms and the suffering in silence they feel forced to endure. It was an experience that I didn’t want other moms, dads, and families to go through.

So, I decided that I would make a pact a pact with my sister and with her daughter Charlotte too a promise to break the silence of postpartum depression, celebrate our courageous mothers and fathers and build sounds of hope for all those families who may be suffering. That’s how the Sounds of Silence, Friends of the Postpartum Resource Center of New York was born.

For eight years we all worked together toward this goal with the Sounds of Silence Run/Walk/Stroller-Walk as our signature event raising money for the Postpartum Resource Center of New York (PRCNY) so that it could better serve New York State’s moms, dads, and families. We made progress the event grew then sadly, Lisa Mary passed away in 2014. As you can imagine, we were all heartbroken by the crushing loss of someone so loved and cherished.

Yet, we were determined to go on. Lisa Mary was my role model, my inspiration and to honor her memory, I vowed to continue Breaking the Silence and celebrate her each and every day. Now you can be part of this important cause.

Join us to raise funds that benefit the moms, dads, and families in your community. A special focus of this event is supporting the Lisa Mary Reilly Visioning Educational Series, which is part of Project 62™- Building a Perinatal Mental Wellness Parent Support Network and Safety Net in every New York State community.

The Sounds of Silence, Friends of the Postpartum Resource Center of New York is a fundraising committee of the PRCNY. All proceeds contributed to support the essential programs and services of the Postpartum Resource Center of New York, Inc., a 501(c)(3) IRS recognized non-profit organization. Tax ID# 11-3449880.

Together we will Break the Silence.

Be well and Take Care of You,

Erin Mascaro, Event Co-Chairperson/Race Director
Patricia Beaumont, Event Co-Chairperson
Sonia Murdock, Executive Director - Postpartum Resource Center of New York

INCREASE YOUR IMPACT

The Postpartum Resource Center of New York, Inc. is the nonprofit IRS recognized 501(c)(3) organization in New York State representing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders support and education. Two Long Island women, Sonia Murdock and Emily Sampino co-founded the Postpartum Resource Center of New York, Inc. in 1998 after they each experienced gaps and recognized the needs in education, treatment and support services regarding postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. Please read below to find out more about how the Postpartum Resource Center benefits the lives of people in New York.

Project 62™ - Building and Strengthening Perinatal Mental Wellness Parent Support Networks and Safety Nets in all sixty-two New York State counties.  

Postpartum Resource Center of New York, Inc.'s MISSION Increasing awareness and access to care for New York State moms, dads, and their families at risk for or experiencing a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (including postpartum depression) by Increasing education, screening, and treatment Providing support programs and services Training healthcare providers and consumers Building community partnerships

Postpartum Resource Center of New York, Inc.'s GOAL Empowering parents and the community to improve the lives of families by addressing maternal mental health and parenting with psychiatric disabilities.

Your help provides
Toll-free State-wide Helpline 855-631-0001 or 631-422-2255 (Hablamos Español) available M-F, 9AM-5PM 
Free & confidential emotional support, educational information and healthcare and support group resources.
Free Postpartum Resource Center of New York’s trained volunteer Moms on Call & Family Telephone Support available 9am-9pm, 7 days a week.
Free 24/7 access to our website postpartumny.org
Free Postpartum Resource Center of New York’s Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders State-Wide Resource Directory (available online and searchable by zip code or as downloadable pdf); educational information in print & online; media coverage on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression & postpartum psychosis; suggested books; events; additional internet resources.
The Postpartum Resource Center of New York’s Training Institute, which offers workshops & training. These trainings include our Circle of Caring Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression/Anxiety Support Group and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Building a Safety Net for Families and our Community (including screening for perinatal depression).
Awareness Materials Palm Cards, Posters and Brochures.
Project 62 Building Perinatal Mental Wellness Parent Support Networks & Safety Nets in all 62 New York State counties (including the Lisa Mary Reilly Visioning Educational Series) Thank you for your support!
 Take Care of You Initiative - In partnership with youth, we meaningfully engage them in the program incorporating mental health promotional activities in schools. This initiative increases the conversation of mental health awareness and empowerment to ensure our younger generations and their families are educated on mental health and resources.


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS