Journey to Healing Event


Join Us to Celebrate Trauma Survivors.

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Support and celebrate trauma survivors and their families on the Journey to Healing during National Trauma Awareness Month.

Recovering from a traumatic injury requires a lot of toughness and tenacity. At Stony Brook University Hospital, we know emotional support and connection is also critical to healing. So, let’s come together during May’s National Trauma Awareness Month for a day of support, connection and celebration of trauma survivors, their families and support networks. 

Saturday, May 20 Celebration
10 am to 2 pm

Holtsville Ecology Site and Animal Preserve
249 Buckley Road, Holtsville

EVENT REGISTRATION - Advanced registration is appreciated, but not required.

RUN/WALK REGISTRATION - Virtual or live participation - both support the Trauma Survivors Network, and...get an event t-shirt and bib!

All activities are free and supported by Stony Brook Trauma Center. Parking fees at Holtsville Ecology Site and Animal Preserve may apply.  

Safety through Stop the Bleed training, fall prevention, roadway safety

Register with Stony Brook University Hospital’s Blood Donor Center

A Teddy Bear Clinic (space is limited, first come, first served), animals (over 100 injured or non-releasable wild animals and farm animals available for viewing) and other fun activities

Run or walk virtually or at the event on May 20 in the Trauma Survivors Network Race to Rebuild. Register online or onsite at the event.
Trauma survivors receive 50 percent off with the code survivors 2023.

Talk with our trauma care team, EMS and other survivors with shared experiences

Stony Brook University Hospital, Suffolk County’s only Level I Trauma Center for adults and children, is top ranked for survival of the most seriously injured patients in New York. Level I is the highest designation, indicating that the most advanced care is available. We provide 24/7 access to in-house (as opposed to on-call), board-certified critical care specialists and trauma surgeons. Having this in-house expertise, including orthopaedics, plastic surgery, vascular, neurosurgery and countless other specialties available at all times means immediate treatment of all types of traumatic and complex injuries.

Stony Brook University Hospital provides ongoing support services to survivors, helping them adjust to a new normal and orient back to family and community life. Services include patient and family support groups and connection to the Trauma Survivors Network. To prevent traumatic injuries, our outreach programs aim to educate the community about risk factors.

At Stony Brook Trauma Center, our commitment only begins at the hospital door.


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