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We appreciate your continued support of our fundraising events that benefit the suicide prevention programs of the Jordan Porco Foundation. Your dollars help save lives.

2019 Events

MARCH

Jordan’s Journey Gala – 3/23/19

Saturday, March 23, 2019 | Hartford Marriott Downtown, Hartford, CT

View photos from our 8th annual Jordan’s Journey Gala by clicking this link.

APRIL

Bids, Bites & Beer – 4/25/19

Thursday, April 25, 2019 | Holiday Inn Hartford Downtown, Hartford, CT

The Connecticut River Valley Chamber will host their third annual Bids, Bites & Beer event at the Holiday Inn Hartford Downtown. The evening will feature silent and live auctions, craft beer, wine & spirits, along with locally sourced food pairings. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Jordan Porco Foundation’s suicide prevention programs. Get tickets online, here.

BK & Co. Fashion Show – 4/28/19

Sunday, April 28, 2019 | BK & Co., West Hartford, CT

BK & Co. of West Hartford, CT will host preview party and fashion show, benefitting the lifesaving programs of the Jordan Porco Foundation. BK & Co. is a delightful women’s fashion boutique in West Hartford, CT founded by lifelong friends Barbara Karsky and Karen Herbert. We hope you’ll join us from 12PM-2PM for the preview party and at 2PM for the fashion show!

MAY

Mental Health Awareness Month

Stickin’ it 2 Stigma Challenge | #stickinit2stigma

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, established in 1949 to increase awareness on the importance of mental health and wellness. Mental health is essential for a person’s overall health. Please go out into your communities this month, and throughout the year, raising awareness. We invite you to join us by participating in our #stickinit2stigma Mental Health Awareness Month challenge!

Why? Because stigma continues preventing too many young people from seeking help for mental health illnesses.

How? You would allow or get permission to dedicate a bulletin board (or a banner) where individuals post sticky notes sharing the way(s) they are #stickinit2stigma.

Then, on your social media account(s), you would challenge two other people or companies to participate in the #stickinit2stigma challenge, engaging more people in raising mental health awareness.

This is one way we can collectively show how we’re stickin’ it to stigma in an effort to encourage help-seeking, supporting one another. (NOTE: The notes would need to be monitored, regularly, in the event people abuse the forum, removing inappropriate/negative statements)

Social Media Post

MAY is Mental Health Awareness Month and we challenge [@tag1, @tag2] to show how you’re stickin’ it to mental health stigma by writing it down on a sticky note, and posting the sticky note on a community bulletin board! Stick together. Support each other. When you do, it makes a positive impact in our efforts to raise mental health awareness. This campaign is sponsored by the Jordan Porco Foundation. 

Learn more at jordanporcofoundation.org. Use these hashtags so the Jordan Porco Foundation can repost your mental health messages. #stickinit2stigma #jordanporcofoundation #MHM2019 #challenge #HELPSOMEONE #INIT4LIFE 

JULY

Anthony Bourdain Tribute Dinner – 7/14/19

Sunday, July 14, 2019 | Bistro on Main, Manchester, CT

Bistro on Main of Manchester, CT will honor Chef Anthony Bourdain with their second annual Tribute Dinner. This year’s event will feature two seatings, 4PM & 7PM, with the same menu. All proceeds benefit the Jordan Porco Foundation’s suicide prevention programs. Tickets are $100/person. You can purchase your tickets online, here.

AUGUST

Scooper Sunday – 8/4/19

Sunday, August 4, 2019 | Dunkin’ Donuts Park, Hartford, CT

We’re excited for our third annual Scooper Sunday at Dunkin’ Donuts Park! It’s a day at the park cheering-on the Hartford Yard Goats as they take-on the Trenton Thunder, served-up with all-you-can-eat ice cream from various local ice cream vendors. The gates will open at 3:30pm for the 5:05pm game. Join us for a fun-filled day for the entire family, in support of saving young adult lives. Buy tickets, here.

Contact rpapke@jordanporcofoundation.org for sponsorship opportunities.

OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

HOME RUN

SEPTEMBER

Ride for Gage – 9/7/19

Saturday September 7, 2019 | Elks Lodge (Rockville) , Rockville, CT

Along with TSI Harley-Davidson, the Jordan Porco Foundation and the Elks Lodge will host our third annual Ride for Gage motorcycle ride that starts at TSI Harley-Davidson in Ellington, CT and ends at the Elk’s Lodge (Rockville).

We ride to honor the adventurous spirit of Gage Rondeau who died by suicide in 2016. All are welcome, riders or not. Proceeds will benefit the lifesaving suicide prevention programs of the Jordan Porco Foundation.

Registration: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Ticket Sales: TSI Harley-Davidson, Ellington, CT, or contact Joe Ferenc at 860.916.7750 

Ticket Cost:
$25 per person (Ride, Reception, and T-shirt)
Reception at Elk’s Lodge (Rockville): Food, Live Band & More

Sponsorships: Email: jferenc@descopro.com

LAZ Charitable Golf Tournament – 9/30/19

Monday September 30, 2019 | Tunxis Plantation Golf Course, Farmington, CT

More information about the annual LAZ Charitable Foundation golf tournament, coming soon!

October

Eversource Hartford Marathon – 10/12/19

Sunday, October 12, 2019 | Bushnell Park, Hartford, CT

We’re excited for our inaugural year as an official Eversource Hartford Marathon charity! We hope you’ll join the Jordan Porco Foundation’s IN IT 4 LIFE team by following these steps:

  • Join JPF’s Crowdrise fundraising team at, https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/in-it-4-life
  • Once we are notified that you have joined our team, we will email you the JPF promotional discount code to use when you register on the Eversource Hartford Marathon’s site ($5 off the registration fee for adults, $2 for students/youth)
  • Register for the Eversource Hartford Marathon at, www.hartfordmarathon.com

(choosing Jordan Porco Foundation then entering the JPF promotional discount code)

  • Start training and fundraising!

The Eversource Hartford Marathon’s events include a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, Team 26.2, Relay & Charity 5K Run/Walk.

We appreciate you joining our IN IT 4 LIFE team. Please invite your running friends to join, too! We will be sending email updates. If you have any questions, contact Beth Holcomb at bholcomb@jordanporcofoundation.orgor call us at 860-904-6041.

2018 Events

 

NOVEMBER

Giving Tuesday #JEANS4JORDAN – 11/27/18

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

On November 27th we’ll wear #Jeans4Jordan, will you?

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities. Last year you helped us raise $5,000!

Please join us by participating in our second annual “Jeans for Jordan” day on Giving Tuesday, November 27th. It’s easy to participate and supports our mental health promotion and suicide prevention programs for young adults.

Participate. Post a pic. Win a prize!
Post a fun, creative pic of you (and your team) on social media using the below text:

#Jeans4Jordan, supporting the Jordan Porco Foundation’s mental health promotion and suicide prevention programs. Giving dollars. Giving hope to young adults across the nation. #GivingTuesday

Please make sure your post is “public” so we can find it. We’ll pick one winner of a $50 Amazon gift card, just in time for holiday shopping!

Donate to #Jeans4Jordan: https://www.crowdrise.com/jeans4jordan2018

OCTOBER

Together at the Table (Boston) – 10/4/18

Thursday October 4, 2018 RSVP by September 20th to attend our Boston Together at the Table event. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please visit our Together at the Table event page to learn more and buy your tickets.

We’re In It For Life, Hartford Marathon Team – 10/13/18

Saturday October 13, 2018 We’ve created a team of runners for this year’s Hartford Marathon. Show your support of our team and efforts to raise suicide prevention awareness by donating today!

Donate at this link, https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/were-in-it-for-life.

 

SEPTEMBER

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

We hope you will join the Jordan Porco Foundation and the many individuals and organizations across the U.S. to take part in efforts to save lives through suicide prevention and mental health promotion. Thank you for your support. Your continued support saves lives.

Bids, Bites & Beer – 9/13/18

Thursday September 13, 2018 The Connecticut River Valley Chamber will host their second annual Bids, Bites & Beer event at the Holiday Inn Hartford Downtown. The evening will feature silent and live auctions, craft beer, wine & spirits, along with locally sourced food pairings. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Jordan Porco Foundation’s suicide prevention programs. Get tickets online, here.

Ride for Gage – 9/15/18

September 15, 2018 – Along with TSI Harley-Davidson, the Jordan Porco Foundation and the Elks Lodge will host our second annual ‘Ride for Gage’ motorcycle ride that starts at TSI Harley-Davidson in Ellington, CT and ends at the Elk’s Lodge (Rockville).

We ride to honor the adventurous spirit of Gage Rondeau who died by suicide in 2016. All are welcome, riders or not.

Proceeds will benefit the lifesaving suicide prevention programs of the Jordan Porco Foundation.

Registration 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Tickets & Sponsorships Available at TSI Harley-Davidson, Ellington, CT
Contact Joe Ferenc at 860.916.7750

Email: jferenc@descopro.com

Ticket Cost:
$25 per person (Ride, Reception, and T-shirt)
Ride & Reception $15 per person (Reception Only)
Reception at Elk’s Lodge (Rockville): Food, Live Band & More

LAZ Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament – 9/24/18

September 24, 2018 Register here for the 9th Annual LAZ Charitable Golf Tournament to benefit Special Olympics, CT and the Jordan Porco Foundation. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Learn more, here.

AUGUST

Scooper Sunday – 8/5/18

Sunday August 5, 2018 We’re excited for our second annual Scooper Sunday at Dunkin’ Donuts Park! It’s a day at the park cheering on the Hartford Yard Goats vs. the Trenton Thunder, served-up with all-you-can-eat ice cream from various local ice cream vendors. Gates will open one and a half hours prior to scheduled first pitch. Get your tickets today to support saving young adult lives.

GOLD SPONSOR

MAY

Suicide The Ripple Effect – 5/14/18

 

Monday May 14, 2018 Get your tickets to watch the Suicide The Ripple Effect documentary at Spotlight Theatres, 39 Front Street, Hartford, CT, 6:30pm. We are bringing you this documentary in partnership with the Connecticut Suicide Advisory Board. Parental guidance is recommended for this feature film about Kevin Hines’s surviving his suicide attempt, the ripple effect suicide has on individuals and communities, and ultimately how his story is helping heal and I is cultivating hope for people all across the globe. Ticket sales benefit the Jordan Porco Foundation’s lifesaving programs. Learn more about the film and buy your tickets.