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Cow Harbor Warriors Launch Suicide Awareness Effort

The campaign leads up to the organization's Warrior Weekend in September.

Town of Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone shows his support for Cow Harbor Warriors. Credit: Courtesy Photo
Town of Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone shows his support for Cow Harbor Warriors. Credit: Courtesy Photo

To help prevent suicides among veterans, the Cow Harbor Warriors launched an awareness campaign.

On Thursday, the nonprofit began its 22-week salute to recognize the reported 22 veterans who the organization says take their lives each day in this country.

The campaign leads up to the organization’s second annual Warrior Weekend that kicks off Sept 5.

The weekend includes golf and fishing tournaments, runs, a clambake and more for raise funds and awareness for organizations that help advance wounded veterans past their injuries. 

Learn more. 

Mary Silberstein April 13, 2014 at 08:04 AM
So how do they plan to raise awareness? Raising money is nice but raising awareness is more than money. It includes educating the community and families and the Veterans. It is making sure that there are programs or services that can be available. Are they connecting to NYS OMH or the VA or the Suicide Prevention Coalition of LI or OMHS? I think it is important to know that and your article is lacking that. Do they know what to do?
GLENN April 13, 2014 at 11:33 AM
Mary, you are right, do they know what to do? Do they know what meds they should and shouldn't mix? It isn't just about raising money and donating money, it needs to be deeper than that.
Never Forget April 13, 2014 at 03:41 PM
Mary, Glenn your correct...the article doesn't supply enough information on what was discussed at the media event. Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend was created to thank and enable OIF/OEF wounded veterans to advance past their visible and “invisible injuries”, such as PTSD and TBI, and this year, we will be raising awareness of the suicide rate of “22” per day taking place amongst veterans….highlighting the resources available for prevention, hope and recovery, such as the NP VA Medical Center, The Semper Fi Fund, Paws of War and others the organization intends to publicize over the next 22 weeks.. Starting on April 11th, and the “22” weeks leading up to the second Warrior Weekend, they will have a succession of awareness activities and events designed to publicize not only the Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend, but more importantly the reasons why it is so incredibly necessary and that there is real hope for our suffering veterans…

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