Due to COVID-19 and our concern for the public, Survive First has made the decision to postpone our Inaugural First Responder Ball.  We will continue to update this page as new information is decided with regard to rescheduling the event.  We are in this together, we will get through this, and we will come together to celebrate when this is all over.  Stay safe and stay well!

Join us for an incredible evening celebrating our first responders while bringing awareness to mental health and wellness in the first responder community!  You won't want to miss this event!

In 2019, 228 law enforcement officers lost their lives to suicide. Firefighters were over 100. Year after year, these statistics grow, outnumbering line of duty deaths each year.

Survive First was founded by Doug and Karen Monda to help decrease these numbers by educating departments and agencies on mental health in the first responder community, and assisting first responders and their families in need of mental health support. No first responder should ever have to fight their battles alone, whether on duty or off, professionally or personally.

On June 13, 2020 we hope you will join us to celebrate our first responders and raise awareness for the cause, while raising money to help Survive First continue it's mission.

With the funds Survive First raises, they are able to offset the costs of treatment for those in need of mental health treatment, but unable to access it due to financial hardship. They are also able to provide training, free of charge, to departments and agencies. Your purchase of your ticket will not only ensure you an unforgettable night, but will also save a life.

Orange County Sheriff, John Mina

Survive First is truly honored to announce Orange County Sheriff John Mina as the keynote speaker for our Inaugural First Responder Ball!  Sheriff Mina’s belief in being proactive with first responder mental health and wellness has helped lead the way to change the culture in the law enforcement community.

Retired Oklahoma City Firefighter, Chris Fields

We are thrilled to announce that Chris Fields will be speaking at our Inaugural First Responder Ball on June 13! Chris has an incredible story of resilience and fighting to get back his life after the tragic events of the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995.

Live Entertainment by Hot Pink

Survive First promised you an incredible event in June, and we are pulling out all the stops to bring you just that! Hot Pink covers the songs we all know and love with a unique sound all their own. These incredible musicians have been playing together for over ten years, and embrace a shared passion for music and performance with a perfect blend of soulful guitar, powerful vocals, and thick rhythms. Get ready to get our of your seat and dance!

Thank you to our generous sponsors for their support of all first responders and for making this event possible!

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