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You can help save lives by purchasing tickets, donating, or sponsoring an upcoming special event!

We appreciate your continued support of our special events that support raising mental health awareness and preventing suicide. Your continued support helps save lives. Learn more about our generous donors, here.

2022 Events


Scooper Sunday • July 31, 2022 • 1:05PM • Dunkin’ Donuts Park, Hartford, CT

It’s a day at the park cheering-on the Hartford Yard Goats as they take-on the Portland Sea Dogs, served-up with all-you-can-eat ice cream and Italian ice from various local vendors. Please join us for a fun-filled day for the entire family, in support of saving young adult lives. Buy tickets at this link! Contact our office for info on how to be a sponsor or Scooper-hero!;salesGroupId=2960


HOPEFest • May 1, 2022 • 11AM • Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ, Hartford, CT


Evening at The Bushnell • March 31, 2022 • 5PM • The Bushnell, Hartford, CT

Please join us for an Evening at The Bushnell benefitting the lifesaving programs of the Jordan Porco Foundation. 

Tickets: $200

5PM – 7PM Light Dinner & Cocktails

7:30PM – Dear Evan Hansen

Post-show Cast Meet & Greet | Coffee & Dessert

“The show’s music, written by the Oscar-winning duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, combined with a sensitively handled storyline about how mental illness affects teens and their families in a world made more complicated by social media, gives the production unique resonance at this moment.” – TIME 



Integrity Merchant Solutions



Paul Model

Petit Family Foundation

Saint Francis Hospital


Community Health Center, Inc.

Connecticut Children’s

Demco LLC

Eastern Connecticut State University

HALO – The Perfect Promotion

ImageWorks LLC

Kevin & Karen Lynch

Master’s Capital Group, Inc.

Max Cares Foundation

Middlesex Community College

Mike Daly, New England Prestige Realty

Noah Morganstein

St. Catherine of Siena Parish

The Village for Families & Children

University of Hartford



2021 Events


JPF Bingo Night • November 6, 2021 • 6PM • Irish American Home Society, Glastonbury, CT

Please join us for a fun night of bingo, prizes, a silent auction, and more, benefitting the Jordan Porco Foundation. Local Fox 61 News TV Personality, Meteorologist, Matt Scott will emcee this fantastic event. It’s $40 per person. Your admission includes 4 rounds of regular bingo and 2 rounds of musical bingo! Bring extra cash for the auction, bar, Bears Smokehouse BBQ, and mini donuts from Indulge By Palazzo.

Sponsorship options are available, click here if you’re interested in being a sponsor. 

Buy your tickets online at this link.










Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon • October 9, 2021 • 7AM • Bushnell Park, Hartford, CT

Register for one of the Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon events and select the Jordan Porco Foundation to be a part of our team! You can even fundraise on our behalf in an effort to raise dollars in support of our lifesaving programs. Get started at this link!


Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Hartford Athletic • September 25, 2021 • 7PM • Dillon Stadium, Hartford, CT

Please join us for the Jordan Porco Foundation Night as Hartford Athletic takes on Tampa Bay Rowdies! Make sure to stick around after the game for a post-game photo on the field!

Proceeds of every ticket sale from this link goes directly back to The Jordan Porco Foundation. Buy tickets online at this link.

Who: Hartford Athletic vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies

Where: Dillon Stadium – 250 Huyshope Ave Hartford, CT 06106

When: Saturday, September 25th… Game starts at 7pm… Gates open at 5:30pm

Parking/Tailgating: Lots open at 4pm (located across from the stadium)


Ride for Gage • September 11, 2021 • 9AM • Old School Harley-Davidson, Ellington, CT

We invite you to buy tickets to attend the 5th annual Ride for Gage, in loving memory of Gage Rondeau who died by suicide. Each year his grandparents Joe Ferenc and Ruth Ann organize this incredible event to honor the adventurous spirit of their grandson. Motorcycle riders (and non-riders) are welcome! Sponsorship opportunities are available and/or you can purchase tickets by contacting Joe Ferenc at


Fall In Love With Your Headshot – Presented by SPARC • September 9, 2021 • 4PM – 8PM • Gateway Financial Partners, Glastonbury, CT

SPARC and CT River Valley Chamber are hosting a headshot event at Gateway Financial Partners in Glastonbury, CT on Thursday, September 9th from 4pm – 8pm. Chamber member; Walt Jedziniak of Walt Jedziniak Photography will provide you with amazing headshots! The event is $150 for members and $175 for future members, $25 will be donated to the Jordan Porco Foundation. Learn more at this link.


Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Check In • May 1, 2021 • 8AM • CycleBar Canton

Mental Health Check In • May 8, 2021 & May 15, 2021 • 8AM •CycleBar Canton

Mental Health Check In • May 22, 2021 & May 23, 2021 • 8AM • CycleBar Canton

JPF Fundraiser Cycle • May 23, 2021• 11:30AM • CycleBar Canton

Get involved! Learn more.


2020 Events


Linked 4 Life

Linking Together to Save Lives

More than an Event • It’s a Movement • #Linked4Life

World Mental Health Day • October 10, 2020 • 8AM – 2PM ET • LIVESTREAM


Linked 4 Life’s Mission
To link together one pledge, one person, one carabiner at a time, inviting people to speak openly about mental health issues while encouraging listening without judgement, to create safe spaces across the country, connecting with a message of hope to those who need help the most.

Connected in Hope
The carabiner is a visual reminder that we’re linked together, and it’s OK to ask for help. We’re each other’s safe space, creating a message of hope—one link at a time. Our pledge to be #Linked4Life will break through the stigma that leaves too many people struggling in silence.

Linked 4 Life is Co-Founded by Bear’s Restaurant Group and the Jordan Porco Foundation. Proceeds support the Jordan Porco Foundation and the movement, to keep the chain of hope going, connecting people to lifesaving programs and resources.

In It For Life | Eversource Hartford Marathon

Virtual Run

10.8.2020 – 10.11.2020 • Virtual

With the 2020 Eversource Hartford Marathon entering the virtual space, there’s an incredible opportunity to maximize our impact because anyone, anywhere can participate! This virtual event will take place from October 8 through 11, and includes a Marathon, Half Marathon, a new 10K race distance, the 5K race, and three new multi-distance race challenges.

Join this virtual movement to support saving lives by registering at the below link for one of the events, scrolling down, and selecting the Jordan Porco Foundation charity:

As part of your registration you’ll automatically get enrolled as a fundraiser where you can take additional steps to raise dollars in support of preventing suicide, promoting mental health, and creating a message of hope young adults across the country.


Question Persuade Refer

Virtual Trainings

Multiple Dates • Virtual

Thanks to a grant from the Catalyst Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, the Jordan Porco Foundation is pleased to offer an array of FREE QPR trainings for the communities of New Britain, Southington, Berlin, and Plainville.

Training Dates
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 | 12-1:30PM | CLICK TO REGISTER
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 12-1:30PM | CLICK TO REGISTER
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 | 6-7:30PM | CLICK TO REGISTER
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 12-1:30PM | CLICK TO REGISTER
Space is limited. Registration required.
Questions? Contact Leah at