FEARLESS NATION's "BE FEARLESS!" 2010 EVENT
24-Hours - 00:00 - 24:00 SLT (I'm on 11am slt)
2nd Annual 24-hour PTSD Awareness Event Coming November 6
"Be Fearless! 2010" Event Features Live Online Performances by Internationally Renowned Musicians and Artists to Raise PTSD Awareness and Education to Banish Ignorance and Stigma
For more information:
Contact: Anya Ibor in SL (Colleen Crary in RL), Fearless Nation
For Immediate Release - The second annual worldwide "Be Fearless!" event to raise awareness, educate the public and banish stigma about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will be held online on November 6, 2010.
The 24-hour event, hosted by Fearless Nation PTSD Support, Inc., a nonprofit organization hailing from the USA, will focus on fact-based PTSD information and two simultaneous live stage events with internationally popular musicians and DJs. People from around the globe can attend the event via Second Life, the virtual online community. The entire "Be Fearless!" event will be broadcast live online through the Fearless Nation website.
The "Be Fearless" event begins at 00:00 Pacific Coast Time (-7 GMT/UTC) on November 6 and will run for 24 hours.
"Last year's event drew people worldwide and helped bust many of the misperceptions associated with PTSD," states Colleen Crary, founder of Fearless Nation. "This year we are taking things a step further by increasing our focus on awareness and making the live event accessible to everyone worldwide online via their PCs and mobile devices."
Performers at the "Be Fearless! 2010" event are internationally renowned musicians, vocal music artists and DJs.
Support for this year's "Be Fearless!" event is strong: Totally viral, green, and based in the power of social networking.
"Times are hard. We are not asking for donations of money, products or services," said Crary. "Our goal is to raise awareness and education, so we are asking individuals, businesses, organizations and other non-profits to post information about the event in their local shops, communities, workplaces, and social hangouts as well as on their social networks and web site, blogs and feeds. In return, Fearless Nation will highlight supporters via the website, social networks and print advertising.”
This free, green, viral “Advertising-In-Kind” promotes shared causes without breaking anyone's bank. A series of downloadable flyers, event invitations, logos, and PTSD talking points are available on the Fearless Nation website. http://www.fearless-nation.org/Advertising-In-Kind-Program.html
"It's our hope that this event will continue to erode PTSD stereotypes and help people gain easy access to the information and tools they need to empower their recovery from trauma." said Crary.
For more information on the "Be Fearless! 2010" event, performers, sponsors and viral marketing materials, please visit http://www.fearless‐nation.org/BeFearless2010.html
About Fearless Nation PTSD Support, Inc.
Fearless Nation PTSD Support provides support for all PTSD sufferers, their family, friends and therapists through:
• COMMUNITY: to banish isolation and stigma
• INFORMATION & EDUCATION: based in science, to educate the public about PTSD to AVOID:
- Misdiagnosis (a common problem)
- Mistreatment (the result of misdiagnosis and absence-of-care)
- Misinformation (the root cause of the stigma associated with PTSD)
Fearless Nation encourages individual-based strategies for recovery — there is no "one-size-fits-all" approach. We use green, cost-effective social media, a virtual reality environment, and multimedia: Free and available to all people affected by PTSD.
Our group welcomes PTSD sufferers, their families, friends, and clinicians, war veterans, law enforcement personnel, emergency response workers, sexual abuse survivors, child abuse survivors, human trafficking, torture and crime survivors, man-made and natural disaster survivors, and survivors of all physical, psychological, and verbal trauma. You do not have to be a military veteran to join us.
Our battle cry is “Be Fearless!” All are welcome. All are included. Join us today.
For more information, visit http://www.fearless-nation.org/