Come join Survive First at one or all of our fun events celebrating and supporting our first responders

3nd Annual Run for Responders 5k Run/Walk

The City of Cocoa comes alive Saturday evening with the Game On Run for Responders 5k Run/Walk benefiting Survive First!  Join us as we honor our first responders while racing the streets of Cocoa Village!  The course will be lined and lit by police and fire vehicles from surrounding agencies in Brevard County.  Come out for this fun family evening and celebrate with us!

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POSTPONED - Inaugural First Responders' Gala

Come join us on Saturday, June 13, 2020, for an incredible evening celebrating and raising funds for our first responders.  Our inaugural First Responders' Gala promises to be a premier event in Brevard County and a night one will certainly never forget!  Seats may be purchased individually or by table.  Or, become one of our sponsors by choosing one of our amazing sponsorship packages.  For questions, contact Karen Monda or Chris Hattaway.  More details coming very soon!

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Join Our Great Team

There is no way Survive First could put on such great events without help from our wonderful volunteers.  Words cannot describe just how grateful we are for them!  Volunteering for Survive First is always rewarding!  Whether participating in an event or baking and delivering treats to departments, our volunteers always come through!  Join our team today by clicking the link below.


Survive First Ride to Prevent Suicide

Join us on February 19 and 20, as we ride from Daytona Beach, south to Malabar to raise awareness about mental health in the first responder community. Year after year, more first responders.
The two day event begins in Daytona Beach, at Mainstreet Station, with the official kick off party and VIP event, Friday night. On Saturday, the morning with start out back a Mainstreet Station, for breakfast. After breakfast, drivers will participate in a brief meeting, then begin the ride south to Malabar Mo’s, in Malabar, with a police escort, where our fundraising party will close out this incredible event.
Special thanks to Morse Communications for their support, as well as all of our celebrity guests, Geoff Bodine, Ernie Irvan, and Greg Sacks. New information will be updated frequently, here, on our event page and our Survive First page.

IAP 5k

Represent 321 5k/10k Run Walk Benefiting Survive First

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, supporting three amazing causes...Survive First, K9 Line, and the Brevard Schools Foundation. You know we love our run/walk events at Survive First, and this will help get you ready for our Run for Responders 5k on January 4th, 2020!

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Amber Peacock

Amber is Survive First's Event / Volunteer Coordinator.  She has a passion for putting together great events and bringing our amazing volunteers together to support our mission to help first responders.  Contact Amber to volunteer at any of our events and join our incredible team!

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Chris Hattaway

Chris is Survive First's Director of Communications.  Chris is at the heart of Survive First's mission as he is a current officer for Cocoa Police Department.  Chris handles public relations, community outreach, and fundraising for Survive First.  For media inquiries and sponsorship opportunities, contact Chris.

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Karen Monda

Karen is Survive First's Executive Director and wife of Founder Doug Monda.  Karen is responsible for oversight of the organization's daily operations, and works hand in hand with Amber and Chris to bring the community together to support our silent heroes.  Businesses interested in supporting Survive First can contact Karen for more information.

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