What is PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)?
Years ago it was referred to as shell shock or battle fatigue syndrome…PTSD is a serious condition that can develop after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic/terrifying event in which serious physical harm occurred or was threatened. PTSD is a lasting consequence of traumatic ordeals that cause intense fear, helplessness, or horror, such as a sexual or physical assault, the unexpected death of a loved one, an accident, war, or natural disaster. PTSD or other psychological injury after a workplace trauma occurs in 15 to 25 per cent of all emergency workers. Family members can also develop PTSD and vicarious trauma. Often people who experience a traumatic event will have reactions that may include shock, anger, nervousness, fear, and even guilt. These reactions are common; and for most people, they go away over time. For a person with PTSD, however, these feelings continue and even increase, becoming so strong that they keep the person from living a normal life. People with PTSD have symptoms for longer than one month and cannot function as well as before the event occurred.
i Run And Rock is a one day, annual event designed to raise awareness about first responders, emergency workers and military employees living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and is a great way to get the whole family involved in a great cause. It involves a 1, 5, and 10 km run along with an evening concert where JUNO Award winners Glass Tiger will perform.
WHO: i Run & Rock-United by Trauma
What: 1, 5, 10k Run followed by a Rock Concert
Why: To help those affected with PTSD by raising awareness and providing outreach programs.
When: May 31st 2014 Opening Ceremonies at 3:30pm, Run starts at 4pm! Rock Starts at 5pm.
Where: 100 Eagle Street West Newmarket, Ontario
Register online for the Run $40 individual $60 Family Pass (Run Registration includes t-shirts and admission to Rock Concert) Rock Concert $20-Headlining Glass Tiger
*All proceeds raised during the event will directly support the emergency responder outreach programs within the York Region and Newmarket area.