Transcendental Mediation Training / March 27 & Week of April 13
Generosity Series 5K / March 29, 2015
Generosity Brooklyn is a multi-charity 5K that will take place, rain or shine, in Brooklyn’s historic Prospect Park on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Bib pick-up begins at 7:30AM and the event kicks off at 9:00AM with a warm-up and stretch with the Brooklynettes.
With your support we raised over $5,000 last year and had a blast doing it! We encourage you to join us this year by signing up to run/walk or by contributing to the cause. Funds raised will allow us to continue to offer independent, confidential, and free counseling and wellness services to active and retired FDNY firefighters and their families.
We’re excited to announce that Steve Buscemi will award FoF runners and walkers with their finish medal as they cross the finish line!
WAYS TO PARTICIPATE:
RUN OR WALK on behalf of FoF: Registration is closed!
DONATE to the cause: A donation to ANY of our 24 race participants (your pick!) goes directly towards our mission. Our participants are listed at the bottom of our race page.
CHEER the participants on: Join us in Prospect Park on March 29. Course map here.
VOLUNTEER at the event:
- Man the FoF table from 7AM-10:30AM (this can be split into shifts)
- Hand out medals to FoF participants as they cross the finish line. This volunteer is asked to arrive before 9AM.
PROMOTE: Encourage your friends and family to run, walk, donate, cheer, volunteer, and/or promote as well!
Listen, Protect, and Connect Workshop / April 25, 2015
We invite active and retired FDNY firefighters and your families to join us for a free workshop in partnership with The Mental Health Association of New York
WHAT: Listen, Protect, and Connect is a psychological first aid program that teaches participants to recognize the warning signs for psychological distress and PTSD, especially helpful in a disaster.
WHY: Just as people learn CPR or first aid to help during medical emergencies, knowing how to provide psychological first aid is an important thing you can do for your family, friends, and neighbors’ well-being.
WHAT TO EXPECT: This workshop is informative, clear, and engaging and allows the participants to interact as much or as little with the group and instructor as you wish, depending on your comfort level.
WHEN & WHERE: Saturday, April 25, 10AM – 1PM / at Friends of Firefighters
PLEASE RSVP: email@example.com or 718-643-0980
Feedback from previous Listen, Protect, and Connect workshops at Friends of Firefighters:
“Increased my knowledge of how to listen to those in crisis and better provide assistance.”
“Lovely instructor, very informative.”
“Practical, clear information.”
“To the point. Well put in Layman’s terms.”