Karen Monda

Survive First Hosts Its 6th Annual Run for Responders 5k

 On January 6th, nearly 600 runners, with the inspiring participation of almost 200 first responders, took to the  streets of the beautiful Historic Cocoa Village to run in our 6th Annual Run for Responders 5k. It was a breathtaking sight as our community came together to support this very important cause.  This year, the run

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St. Cloud Police Officer Justin Ziegler Embarks on a 200-Mile Journey to Support Mental Health Awareness for First Responders

In a remarkable display of dedication and compassion, St. Cloud Police Officer Justin Ziegler recently undertook a profound journey across the state of Florida. Covering an impressive 200 miles on foot, Officer Ziegler’s mission went beyond the physical challenge; it was a heartfelt effort to raise awareness about mental health within the first responder community.

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Mission Accomplished at MCM 2023!

On October 29th, a remarkable team of runners and walkers took on the challenge of the Marine Corps Marathon, and the results were nothing short of incredible!  Our dedicated Survive First Racing Team members, fueled by a profound commitment to the well-being of our nation’s first responders, set out to not only conquer the demanding

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Local Brewery to Debut “Everyone’s Hero” Craft Beer to Benefit Survive First on June 28, 2019

Dirty Oar Beer Company is a local brewery out of Cocoa, FL who loves and supports their first responders. Owners Paul Hill, Chris Hughes, and Mark Alderman opened the Dirty Oar in Cocoa Village, in 2017 and have been serving up their own hand crafted brews since. Since opening, the Dirty Oar has been a

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Join us at the Represent 321 5k/10k Community Run/Walk!

Survive First is honored to have been selected to be one of the beneficiaries of IAP’s “Represent (321) 5K/10K Community Run/Walk (It’s a Family Affair)”, to be held on Saturday, November 9th, in Satellite Beach, FL! We are so grateful to be part of this and hope you will join us at this awesome event,

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Get Outside and Just Go!

Life can be busy.  Life can be challenging.  We all seem to know this too well.  Go to work.  Do the laundry.  Clean the house.  Help with homework.  Go to soccer practice.  Cook dinner.  Do the dishes.  Finally take a shower and undwind…at 9:00.  Does this sound familiar?  Do we ever really unwind?  For many

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North Carolina First Responder Support Group

Survive First is excited to announce a new support group in North Carolina.  We welcome any and all First Responders and their families to attend.  It was created to be a confidential and supportive resource for first responders dealing with personal, traumatic, and/or cumulative stress resulting from the unique stressors and responsibilities of emergency services personnel.

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