Prevention 1st celebrated its Tenth Anniversary on September 29 by recognizing some special friends who have played a significant role in its success:
Volunteers Harvey Bunis and Stephen Rogoff conceived of, and created from scratch, the organization’s first major fund raiser–a Golf Tournament held at Midvale Country Club in 2013. They recruited a committee, approached local businesses to donate prizes, and obtained dozens of tee sponsors. Today the Jane and Larry Glazer Memorial Golf Tournament has grown to more than 100 golfers and this year netted more than $20,000 to support Prevention 1st programs.
Ralph Honda has been a steadfast supporter of Prevention 1st and a corporate sponsor for several major events. Encouraged by Zac Ralph, the company sponsored Red Wings Prevention 1st Awareness Night at Frontier Field, complete with a parade of cars—and what turned out to be one of the most exciting ball games that season! Ralph Honda was also a major sponsor of the Kinky Boots performance benefiting Prevention 1st.
The Rochester Area Community Foundation and its donor advised funds have helped Prevention 1st launch or expand several important, life-saving programs. A grant from the Community Foundation brought the Peer to Peer Home Safety Training program to three Rochester, NY city schools through Quad A for Kids. Its John F. Wegman Fund grant helped pilot the “Stay Safe at Home” peer-to-peer training program for older adults. Prevention 1st is currently delivering a pilot program to develop and evaluation the curriculum for Safe at Home Safety Training for People With Intellectual Disabilities, with the help of a grant from the Foundation’s Developmental Disabilities Giving Circle.
Also as part of the Tenth Anniversary Celebration, Prevention 1st dedicated a Founders Bench in Highland Park, honoring the original founders and first board members of the organization: Robert Crandall; Robert Cole; Jack Dinaburg; Jane Glazer; Carolyn Kourofsky; Frank McGarry; Stewart R. Moscov; and Sharon Stiller.