TAKING THE CAPE OFF by Patrick J. Kenny is a Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold Recipient
The Mom’s Choice Awards Names TAKING THE CAPE OFF by Patrick J. Kenny Among the Best in Family-Friendly Products (or Service)
For immediate release:
March 3, 2022
Patrick J. Kenny is honored to announce that TAKING THE CAPE OFF How to Lead Through Mental Illness, Unimaginable Grief and Loss has earned the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award®. Having been rigorously evaluated by a panel of MCA evaluators, the Book TAKING THE CAPE OFF is deemed to be among the best products / services for families.
The Mom’s Choice Awards® has named TAKING THE CAPE OFF How to Lead Through Mental Illness, Unimaginable Grief and Loss as among the best in family-friendly media, products and services. The MCA evaluation process uses a propriety methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal, and cost.
“I am thrilled to earn the Mom’s Choice Awards Honoring Excellence Seal of Approval,” says Patrick J. Kenny. “I know all the great things the MCA does to connect consumers, educators, and caregivers with the best products and services available for families. This is extra special as my wife Eileen a week before she passed away from brain cancer several years ago, she made me promise to write the story of our son Sean. Eileen’s mission in life was to be the best mom she could be, and I witnessed her accomplish that for all 3 of our sons. I feel being honored with this award is her smiling saying there was never a doubt, I knew you could do it.“
To be considered for an award, each entrant submits five (5) identical samples for testing. Entries are matched to evaluators in the MCA database. Evaluators are bound by a strict code of ethics not only to ensure objectivity, but also to ensure that the evaluation is free from manufacturer influence. The five evaluations are submitted to the MCA Executive Committee for final review and approval.
“Our aim to introduce families and educators to best-in-class products and services,” explains Dawn Matheson, Executive Director of the Mom’s Choice Awards. “We have a passion to help families grow emotionally, physically and spiritually. Parents and educators know that products and services bearing our seal of approval are high-quality and also a great value. The MCA evaluation program is designed to incorporate the expertise of scientists, physicians and other specialists; but we also engage parents, children, educators, and caregivers because they are experts in knowing what is best for their families.”
About Patrick J. Kenny
PATRICK J. KENNY has been a member of the fire service for over 38 years, and before retiring in January 2021 served as the Fire Chief in Hinsdale and Western Springs, Illinois. He has been a Chief Officer for over 25 years and a speaker in multiple countries on Mayday for Mental Health® for more than a decade. He is the international best-selling author of TAKING THE CAPE OFF: How to Lead Through Mental Illness, Unimaginable Grief and Loss and has articles published in the areas of mental health, leadership, fire safety, and fire code challenges. He was awarded the Fire Chief of the Year in 2004 by the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association and in 2021 he was awarded Fire Chief Emeritus status by the Executive Board of the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association. He was awarded the Fire Engineering/International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) George D. Post Instructor of the Year Award for 2020-2021.
Information about Patrick J. Kenny and the international bestseller TAKING THE CAPE OFF How to Lead Through Mental Illness, Unimaginable Grief and Loss as well as where to purchase it can be found at https://patrickjkenny.com/
About the Mom’s Choice Awards®
The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for children, families and educators. The program is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. The organization is based in the United States and has reviewed thousands of entries from more than 55 countries.
Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media look for the MCA mother-and-child Honoring Excellence seal of approval when selecting quality products and services for children and families.
Learn more about the Mom’s Choice Awards by visiting their website: www.MomsChoiceAwards.com.
About The Book
TAKING THE CAPE OFF shares Fire Chief Pat Kenny’s journey to overcome his perceived failure as a leader in his most cherished duty, that of being a protector. His “Cape” failed to protect his 20-year-old son Sean from dying by suicide after a lifelong battle with mental illness. His anguish was complicated by his role as the leader of a fire department.
This is not a story of darkness but rather one of hope as he reveals the path he took to move forward with his life and return to a leadership role. In this book, he will share:
- How you as a leader can address the stigma attached to mental illness in the workplace, at home, or with friends, utilizing professional resources and relying on your faith.
- How you can develop the leadership communication skills necessary to help you both personally and professionally when faced with any health crisis.
- How to foster a continuing, loving relationship with your deceased loved one’s memory by acknowledging the signs you receive from the hereafter.
TAKING THE CAPE OFF How to Lead Through Mental Illness, Unimaginable Grief and Loss is available on Amazon and other book selling sites.