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Support for those with PTSD: i Run and Rock

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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.

To register:

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