14th Annual Sounds of Silence 5k/10k Run/Walk

In Support of Erin's SOS Run 2022 - Breaking the Silence for Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression/Anxiety Awareness Learn More
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As a mom and fortunate friend of many wonderful moms, I relate and empathize deeply with this mission to bring healing and awareness around postpartum mental health.

Postpartum depression and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders can have lasting and devastating effects on any family member, but these illnesses have a disproportionate impact on women and mothers.

The postpartum experience and it’s accompanying major physical and hormonal changes, is challenging enough without the addition of mental illness or mood disorders. 

It’s heartbreaking to know that so many (over 100,000 people in NY every year) are navigating all of that while simultaneously dealing with mental illness. Stigmas and ignorance about mental health frequently lead to isolation and silence that need and should not be.

Mothers deserve our help.

For these reasons, I've been a participant and admirer of the SOS run / walk for several years. 

Erin's mission to help struggling mothers and families is courageous and inspiring. 

This year, in addition to supporting and participating in the event, I’m also fundraising alongside Erin and her dedicated team.

Please make a donation here


And sign up to walk or run here


(Join my “team” by selecting Team “Mamacitas” from the drop down list when you fill out the form)

Thank you.

Erin's story is below. 

This is our story and why we need your help.

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 my niece 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.

The Sounds of Silence 5K/10K Run/Walk in Memory and Celebration of Lisa Mary Reilly is an annual event now in its thirteenth year. The goal of this event is to raise awareness for pregnancy and postpartum depression/anxiety and to raise funds for the essential programs and services of the Postpartum Resource Center of New York.

A special focus of this event is supporting the Lisa Mary Reilly Visioning Educational Series, which is part of Project 62™ – Building and Strengthening Perinatal Mental Wellness Parent Support Networks and Safety Nets in all sixty-two New York State counties.

Now you can be part of this important cause.

Join us in helping to raise funds for the 14th Annual Sounds of Silence Run event. Become a fundraiser in an event that benefits the moms, dads, and families in your community.

Awards for Top Fundraiser and Top Team Fundraiser!

The Sounds of Silence, Friends of the Postpartum Resource Center of New York is a fundraising committee of the PRCNY. All proceeds contributed 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.

Any payment by check should be made payable to: Postpartum Resource Center of New York.

Sincerely yours,

Erin Mascaro

Event Co-Chairperson/Race Director

Crista Kane $50.00
Michelle Steinhauser
So sorry I can’t make the walk!!
Gary Campbell $50.00
Great cause. Xo
Keshtgar Frank
Best wishes for a successful event
Lisa Parker $100.00
Gerri Mulligan
Looking forward to the run :)
Mamacitas $700.00
Tara Campbell $700.00

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