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Second Annual For Petes Sake Walk Set for Sunday, September 12
in Mt. Kisco, NY, in honor of 9/11 Victim Peter C. Alderman
Walk to benefit Peter C. Alderman Foundation, dedicated to helping victims of terrorism and mass violence in Africa and worldwide
WHO: The Peter C. Alderman Foundation (PCAF) was established by Elizabeth and Dr. Stephen Alderman to honor the life of their 25-year-old son Peter, who was murdered by terrorists on September 11, 2001, as he attended a conference at the World Trade Center. PCAF is a Bedford, NY-based non-profit organization the Aldermans founded which trains healthcare professionals and establishes clinics in post-conflict countries to help heal the emotional wounds of victims of terrorism and mass violence. The annual Walk was created by Friends of Peter Alderman (FOPA), an arm of PCAF. They are, quite literally, the many friends of Peter who created a legacy to honor his life.
WHAT: A 1.4 mile walk (open to the public) that will culminate with a celebratory lunch for participants. Donations of any amount are accepted. Walkers are asked to register and try to raise a minimum of $500 in supporting contributions.
To register and/or donate visit: http://walk.petercalderman.org
WHERE: Walk starts at the Mt. Kisco MetroNorth train station (16 East Main Street)
(The Mt. Kisco Train Station is located on the Harlem Line of MetroNorth.)
The Walk ends with lunch at Lexington Square Caf (510 Lexington Avenue, Mt. Kisco)
WHEN: Sunday, September 12, 2010. Walk begins at 11:00 AM; walkers should arrive by 10:45AM
One billion people, a sixth of the worlds population, have directly experienced torture or mass violence due to civil war, ethnic cleansing or genocide. Survivors suffer incapacitating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic depression which can destroy lives and, if left untreated, can extend into the next generation.
PCAF was established to alleviate the suffering, rebuild societies and return people to productive lives by providing indigenous physicians and other local caregivers with tools to treat mental anguish.
The For Petes Sake Annual Walk supports the steadfast commitment of the Alderman family and PCAF to turn an unspeakable personal tragedy into an opportunity to help other victims of terrorism and mass violence around the globe.
About The Peter C. Alderman Foundation:
Since its inception in 2003, more than 100,000 victims have been treated in PCAF-run clinics or by PCAF-trained personnel. The Foundation has run workshops for or trained over 1,000 indigenous mental health workers from 22 countries on four continents and has opened 10 Peter C. Alderman Mental Health Clinics in Africa (Uganda and Rwanda), Asia (Cambodia) and Haiti.
In July 2010, PCAF convened the Third Peter C. Alderman Regional Conference on Psychotrauma in Nairobi, Kenya, the regions only multi-disciplinary conference on psychological trauma in war-affected societies. Organized by PCAF and The African Mental Health Foundation, the conference was attended by more than 500 mental health professionals from countries throughout Africa, and resulted in the introduction of the inaugural issue of The African Journal of Traumatic Stress, the first peer review journal of its kind.
Barrons Magazine named the Peter C. Alderman Foundation one of the ten most effective small charities in America in 2007 for its sustained measurable impact on peoples lives. Dr. Stephen and Elizabeth Alderman received the 2009 Purpose Prize from Civic Ventures for their work with PCAF. The Foundation partners with some of the worlds premier NGOs and academic institutions in the world, including Partners in Health, Harvard University, NYU/Bellevue Center for Victims of Torture, Makerere University and the Africa Mental Health Foundation.