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Month in Review

Robinson and Cole Giving Cup Award

Robinson Cole Giving Cup Award

On December 8, 2014, Robinson+Cole presented NFL football legend George Martin of the New York Giants with its inaugural Giving Cup Award at a reception at The Avon Theatre in Stamford, CT. The firm honored Mr. Martin for his work in support of 9/11 first responders and their ongoing medical needs. Additionally, Mary Fetchet, Founding Director of Voices of September 11th, spoke about the important work of the organization to help families heal after tragedy, a vital mission that began after 9/11.

"Survivors need the ongoing support of their communities," said Ms. Fetchet. "It was an honor to participate in Robinson+Cole's very special event recognizing George Martin for his work to assist 9/11 responders." More.

Mary Fetchet Lost Her Son on 9/11

Mary Fetchet Lost Her Son on 9/11

New Canaan's Mary Fetchet lost her son Brad on September 11, 2001. He had called her husband right after the first tower was hit; he was on the 89th floor of tower 2. That was the last time they heard from their 24-year-old son.

Fetchet, a social worker by trade, though grieving, started mobilizing to help other families and founded a 9/11 advocacy non-profit organization called Voices of September 11th. She also launched the 9-11 Living Memorial Project so that the stories of those who perished could be told. More.

Mary Fetchet Honored with Moffly Media’s Light a Fire Award

Mary Fetchet Honored with Moffly Media's Light a Fire Award

Fairfield County is chock-full of people who just can't stop giving: spouses that compete in a friendly contest to see who gives back more, teens whose over-scheduled afternoons are packed with good deeds, mothers who turn grief into hope and healing for thousands more who are hurting, friends who start a movement to save one child with cancer and won't stop until they save them all.

On November 13, 2014, VOICES Founding Director Mary Fetchet was awarded this year's "Best Friend to Families" award by Moffly Media during its annual Light a Fire ceremony. More.

VOICES Joins the Wounded Warrior Project for NYC Veterans Day Parade

VOICES Joins the Wounded Warrior Project for Parade

Once again, VOICES was proud to march with the Wounded Warrior Project in the Veterans Day Parade in New York City on Tuesday, November 11, 2014.

Following the attacks on 9/11, many of these brave individuals joined the military to help make us all safer. It was an honor for our team to stand in unison with them for this special event.

7th Annual Always Remember Gala

Seventh Annual Always Remember Gala

VOICES honored CBS News Chairman and 60 Minutes Executive Producer Jeff Fager with its Building Bridges Award at its 7th annual gala, held at Guastavino's in New York City. Over 300 guests attended this year's gala, which was held on November 5, 2014.

"VOICES is delighted to recognize Jeff for his leadership at CBS News and as Executive Producer of 60 Minutes," said Founding Director Mary Fetchet. "His insights and unwavering commitment over the years to reporting on the important issues and stories surrounding 9/11 and its aftermath are to be commended." More.

Wellness In The Park

Wellness In The Park

Wellness in the Park, produced by Zen Living Magazine, will host a fun-filled day at the park with more than 150 vendors, free health screenings, free fitness classes, music, activities for the kids, healthy snacks and treats. More.

Outdoor Living & Wellness Festival “An Inside Look at Outdoor Entertainment”

Outdoor Living & Wellness Festival

The Outdoor Living & Wellness Festival is being produced by River Street Entertainment and will provide a fun filled day for the entire family! Over 150 Vendors promoting outdoor living, adventure & activities, outdoor entertainment, tourism, health & wellness, nature, natural/organic/Eco-friendly products & much more! Food, live music/DJ from the Pavilion, activities for children and more! More.

Resilience and Rovery from Traumatic Loss

Resilience and Rovery from Traumatic Loss

Connecticut has suffered many horrors, from the Sandy Hook school massacre to the Petit home invasion. This month, we recall the Sept.11 attack that took so many lives. But such horrors are hardest on those who have lost loved ones. This Key Issues Forum looks at how people find the resiliency to recover from traumatic loss.

The forum will be 6-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at Hartford Hospital's Heublein Hall, 560 Hudson St., Hartford. It is free and open to the public, by reservation. Please call at 860-545-1888 or register online at harthosp.org/resilience. The forum will be carried live on courant.com and foxct.com. More.

NBC 4 New York and NY Giants Health & Fitness Expo

Health and Fitness Expo

This family friendly event features health and wellness tests and screening, fitness activities, healthy cooking demos and a meet and greet with Giants players and NBC Talent. VOICES will host a table to inform participants about the World Trade Center Health Program.

The four-time Super Bowl champion New York Giants and broadcast partner NBC 4 New York are teaming up to host the second annual FREE family-friendly NBC 4 and New York Giants Health & Fitness Expo, presented by Quest Diagnostics. One of the largest and open-to-the-public health events, the Expo will be held at MetLife Stadium on Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20. More.

Ciclovia 2nd Annual Health Fair

Ciclovia

The VOICES staff will be meeting with attendees of the Ciclovia Health Fair in New Brunswick, New Jersey on July 12th from 10:00am - 3:00pm. Carrie Miller, the Program Director in our New Jersey office, and Intern Lauren Picciallo will speak to 9/11 responders, survivors and their families about their potential eligibility for the World Trade Center Health Program and they will distribute applications.

The program provides services for responders, workers, and volunteers who helped with rescue, recovery, and cleanup at the World Trade Center and related sites in New York City. It also provides services for survivors who were in the New York City disaster area, lived, worked, or were in school in the area. More.

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VOICES Provides Support Services

VOICES Staff Provides Support Services Including: Assessments, Support Groups, Referrals, Commemorative Events, Workshops.

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