Australia 2013

Wellard

Event Name: International Overdose Awareness Day
Location: 9 Woolcoot RD WELLARD WA, 6170
Type of Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
Phone: (08)94191100
Contact: Jane Grant <grant@palmerston.org.au

Perth

Event Name: International Overdose Awareness Day at Fresh Start Recovery Programme
Location: Fresh Start Recovery Programme,
65 Townshend Road,
Subiaco, Western Australia 6008.
Type of Event: We will set up an information stand offering educational materials to patients for the week running up to International Overdose Awareness Day.
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Phone: (08) 9381 1333
Contact: Laura Newey laura.newey@freshstart.org.au

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Perth

Event Name: International Overdose Awareness Day
Location: 7 Field Street, Mt Lawley,
Perth WA 6050.
Type of Event: Overdose awareness display, naloxone training information, Namaste Book for those who would like to write a tribute, memorial for those lost to overdose, free silver badges to support overdose prevention and loss.
Time: 27th August to 31st August
Phone: 9471 0449
Contact: Grace Oh [mailto:grace.oh@health.wa.gov.au]

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Perth

Event Name: Perth Candlelight Reflection
Location: Armadale Skate Park, 122 Orchard Ave.
6.30pm to 7.30pm
James Street Mall Northbridge
8.30pm to 10pm
31/08/13
Type of Event: Hope Community Service’s (Drug ARM (WA)) Street Outreach Program is marking International Overdose Awareness Day with two candle light vigils. Street Outreach will provide candles for lighting, information on the effects of drugs including contact numbers for those who may require assistance. It is our intention to allow a respectful time of quiet for those who have been affected by overdose. Street Outreach sees this as a time for those who have suffered to meet, reflect and quietly share this time together.
Time: 6.30-10pm
Phone: 0402796343
Contact: Carolyn Edwards actingyouthoutreach@drugarmwa.org.au

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Albany

Event Name: Overdose Information Awareness Week
Location: Palmerston Association
Great Southern Community Drug Service Team,
Unit 3, 145 Proudlove Parade,
Albany 6330.
Type of Event: We will have a display in our office offering relevant information and educational material for the week prior to Overdose Awareness Day.
We also run a Needle Syringe Program and all week we will be placing relevant information with all the equipment given out.
Time: 8.30am to 4.30pm
Phone: (08) 0942 8008
Contact: Erika Matovinovic ematovinovic@palmerston.org.au

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Richmond

Overdose Awareness Day Event
Location: North Richmond Community Health
23 Lennox Street, Richmond 3121
The event is free and open to all community members. Attractions include light show projected onto our building, information stalls, live music, sausage sizzle, flame artist, petting zoo and face painting for the kids.
Time: 4:30pm-8:00pm
Phone: 9418 9827

Ringwood

Eastern Metropolitan Region Remembrance Event
Friday 30th August, 12pm
Location: Ringwood Lake, Maroondah Hwy entry, opp Larissa Ave
Type of Event: This remembrance/memorial event is chance for family and friends to remember those they have lost.
It is also an opportunity for the wider community to come together and commit to raising awareness and reducing stigma about overdose in all forms.
Lunch included.If there is a specific way you think you could be involved contact Beth or Nia on 0430 524 749. We would value any contributions you may have.
Time: 12pm
Phone: 0430 524 7490
Contact: Beth Locke blocke@wchs.org.au

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Carnegie

Event name: Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC) reflection event.
Location: SHARC, 140 Grange Rd, Carnegie
Type of event: SHARC wishes to acknowledge the impact overdose has had on both the SHARC community and the wider community in general. International Overdose Awareness Day is observed on August 31.
SHARC invites anyone whose lives have been impacted by the loss of a loved one due to substance use to a reflection opportunity.
A light lunch will be shared. RSVP to (03) 9573 1740
Time: 11:30-1:30pm on Friday, August 30th, 2013
Phone: (03) 9573 1740
Contact: info@sharc.org.au by 24/8/2013

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North Melbourne

Event Name: International Overdose Awareness Day North Melbourne.
Location: 179 Flemington Rd,
North Melbourne, Vic 3051.
2nd September 2013, 3pm
Type of Event: Memorial service and afternoon tea.
Time: 9am-5pm.
Phone: (03) 9329 5100
Contact: Maria Keon maria.keon@vincentcare.org.au

St Kilda

Event Name: Access Health St Kilda Reflection/Tribute Event
Location: Access Health Primary Health Care Facility.
31 Grey St, St Kilda Vic 3182.
Type of Event: This event will bring together friends and family of those who have suffered overdose. Barbecue lunch will be provided from 12pm – 1pm followed by a short address from Sally Finn (Founder of Overdose Awareness Day) and an opportunity for people to remember loved ones who are no longer here. There will be an opportunity to make a tribute to those who have lost their lives.
Time: Friday 30th August 2013, 12 pm – 2 pm.
Phone: 03 9536 7774
Contact: Rebecca Thatcher rebecca.thatcher@aus.salvationarmy.org

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Dandenong

Event Name: Overdose Awareness Day
Location: 153 Foster Street, Dandenong
Contact: [mailto:amy.lalor@justice.vic.gov.au]

Coburg

eer naloxone distribution for International Overdose Awareness Day
Where: 26 Jessie St, Coburg
When: August 30 (12.30 – 2.00pm)
What: Light lunch, guest speakers and advocacy project
ReGen’s event will have a particular focus on the role peer-administered naloxone can play in preventing opioid overdose deaths and injuries.
Peer administered naloxone programs have been operating internationally since 1995. Victoria is finally appearing to be on the cusp of establishing a peer naloxone program. This event is an opportunity to stimulate discussion about how it could be implemented.

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Canada 2013

Canada

Overdose Film + Launch
Location: Canada + World Wide Web
Type of Event: On August 19, the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council will launch our second overdose film, a new website plus a bounty of posters, pamphlets and more. All materials highlight the need for naloxone and efforts to improve 911 call rates.
People are free to use the materials as requested, including print-ready files.
See our previous film here: http://www.preventingcrime.ca/ewo/film.html
See the first Canadian Study on Barriers to calling 9-1-1 During an Overdose Emergency here: http://www.preventingcrime.ca/documents/911Report.pdf
Together- for a safer and healthier community.
Time: tbd
Phone: 519-883-2304
Contact: Michael mparkinson@regionofwaterloo.ca

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Nova Scotia

International Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Hour
Location: Prince Albert Road at Sullivan’s Pond
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Canada
Type of Event: This is a Candlelight Hour for family, friends and loved ones to come together for the first time to honour and remember those we have lost to overdose in Nova Scotia. Our aim is to provide a safe arena to publicly mourn, without guilt or shame.
Time: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Phone: 902-880-6848

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London

Event Name: Prevention and Remembrance: Overdose Awareness Day
Location: Campbell Memorial Park, Dundas Street, London, Ontario, Canada
Type of Event: Educational and Reflective. Community agencies will set up tables for information on overdose and prevention, particularly harm reduction and advocacy for naloxone training. There will be a ceremony at 2 pm to acknowledge those who have been lost to, injured, or affected by overdose.
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Phone: 519.660.0875 ext. 235
Contact: Henry Eastabrook heastabrook@lihc.on.ca

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Edmonton

Overdose Awareness Day
Location: City Hall
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 2R7
Type of Event: Candle light service to raise awareness and honor lives lost. Information booths will be present, along with the Medical Officer of Health. Raffle and sales proceeds will go towards Overdose Awareness.
Time: 12:00PM – 1:30PM August 30, 2013
Phone: 780-423-3122 Ext. 210/211

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Ottawa

Location: Friday August 30th, 2013
Ottawa, Ontario
Human Rights Monument
Elgin St at Lisgar St
Main event 11am-12pm
Parliament Hill at the Centennial Flame
12pm-12:30 Release of OD song- Dragon’s Den by Michael Dalton and Moment of Silence.

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China 2013

Tianjin

Event Name: Drug Education & Overdose Awareness among students
Location: Nanjing Road 106, Tianjin, China
Around Yaohua Middle School and spread nationally through WEIBO
Type of Event: The promotion and popularization
1. Make posters and collect signatures for International Overdose Awareness Day
2. Learn about serious results of overdose
3. Teach about what to do when using drugs and have a discussion
4. Take photos and show care (Internet involved)
It’s the FIRST ACTION in CHINA and we would value any contributions you may have.
Time: 2013.8.30-2013.9.2
Phone: 15510940502
Contact: Tansy Lee lidanyic@gmail.com

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Slovakia 2013

Slovakia

Overdose Week Awareness and Memorial
Location: Syringe exchange at Slovnatfska, Stavbarska, Panonska, Trnavske Myto, Bratislava, Slovakia
Type of Event: Raising awareness and memorial. Presenting a poster about overdose, counseling and lighting candles.
Time: Wed: 11:00-13:00, Thu:13:00-15:00, Sun: 20:30-23:30
Phone: +421 2 542 94 344

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United States 2013

Galashiels

Borders Overdose Awareness event
Location: the Big River Project
79 High Street
Galashiels
Scottish Borders
Type of Event: The event is open to all on friday 30th August between 1pm and 4pm and will include:-•Information on Overdose Prevention
Naloxone Training and supply
Checking existing Naloxone kit expiry dates and
the re-supplying of Naloxone kits if needed
Refreshments will be provided
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Phone: 01896 759740

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Gateshead

Location: Gateshead Civic Centre and NEEDLEEXCHANGE
Type of Event: information and awarness event for general public, carers and clients who attend needle exchange
Time: all week at Civic centre starting friday 31st and all month in needleexchange
Phone: 0191 490 1709

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Canning Town

Awareness & Remembrance – International Overdose Awareness Day
Location: Anchor House
81 Barking Road
Canning Town
London
E16 4HB
Type of Event: Anyone can be affected by overdose – this is an awareness and remembrance day for all the community. Join us at the Recovery Hub, Anchor House for a conversation around overdose with films,workshops and practical sessions.
Time: 2-4pm
Phone: 02074766062

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Brixton

Location: Lorraine Hewitt House
12/14 Brighton House
Brixton
SW9 8DG

In the morning we will have an information stall on the ground floor at LHH with information on all types of overdose but primarily opiate overdose. We will provide lots of nice food for everyone. It will be run by people who use drugs for people who use drugs and we hope to empower each other.
In the afternoon we will be running overdose awareness and take-home naloxone training with attendees getting a take-home naloxone kit and £10 cash expenses for their time. The training will also be run by people who use drugs. We did this last year and it was a big success and we are hoping to go bigger this year.The training session will be limited to 12 people, all opiate injectors. Last year we spoke to over 100 people about International Overdose Awareness Day at LHH and we expect much more this time around.
Time: All Day on the 30th of August
Phone: 0207 7370099

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United Kingdom 2013

West Bend

Stop Heroin Rally #3
Location: Main Street near Paradise Road in West Bend, WI
Time: August 24, 2013 — 10am-Noon
Phone: 262-208-4776
Contact: info@projectsecondstart.org
Type of Event: Join us Saturday, August 24 anytime between 10am and noon in West Bend to help educate, inform and show support for those affected by this horrible addiction. The exact location will be determined, but it will be somewhere along Main Street starting near Paradise. Please help spread the word, invite others and then come out with a sign and a voice!To learn more about what the Stop Heroin Rally is, see the pictures on the Project Second Start Facebook page from the past rallies in October 2012 in West Bend and April 2013 in Germantown.

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West Bend

Virtual Observance of International Overdose Awareness Day
Location: This is a virtual event. Anyone can take part from any location.
Libertas invites the community to remember these individuals and their families at 12 p.m. on Saturday, August 31st by:
Pausing and observing a moment of silence to reflect on those whose lives are lost, those who survive and asking God or one’s higher power to help put an end to future death and suffering caused by drug and alcohol overdose,
Wearing something silver, the theme color for International Overdose Awareness Day and
Connecting on Facebook by posting a message of condolence for those who survive loved ones lost to overdose and a message of support for those struggling to overcome the challenges of addiction and embrace a lifestyle of recovery.
Also sharing the www.overdoseday.com web site as an invitation to learn more about preventing overdose. Libertas Treatment Center is located at 1701 Dousman St., Green Bay, WI 54303

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San Fransisco

Overdose Awareness Day Memorial March and Celebration of Life
Location: 149 Turk St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Type of Event: We will be marching through the streets of San Francisco, from the Tenderloin to the Mission in remembrance, honor and celebration of the friends and family we have lost to overdose. All are welcome. Meet at 149 Turk Street at the SFDUU to start the march, and we will end in Clarion Alley, in the Mission.
Time: 4:00 pm
Phone: 510-444-6969 ext. 16

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Doylestown

Overdose Day Event Registration
Event Name: Overdose Prevention & Education Town Hall Meeting
Location: Central Bucks Senior Center
7:00pm—9:00pm
Central Bucks Senior Citizens
700 North Shady Retreat Road, Doylestown, PA 18901
Resource tables will be open from 6:30pm to 7:00pm and 9:00pm to 9:30pm
Type of Event: Town Hall Meeting
Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Phone: 215-230-8218 x3162

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Mansfield

International Overdose Awareness Day Memorial
Location: First Alliance Church
291 W Cook Rd
Mansfield Ohio 44907
Type of Event: Candle Lighting
Time: 7 PM
Phone: 419-512-8158

Lancaster

National Drug Overdose Awareness
Location: Downtown Gazebo
Broad & Main
Lancaster, OH 43130
Type of Event: Hope without Dope is sponsoring this event to spread the word of the dangers of drug overdose. Our home town is a capital of Ohio in getting herione. We need to take our streets back from the drugs.
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Phone: 740-503-5400

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Hickory

Location: Grace House Day Shelter
102 1st Ave NE. Hickory NC 28601
Type of Event: Event will consist of a screening of the short documentary about drug overdose called “Reach for Me,” a brief overview of the epidemic, and a candle-light vigil with opportunities for attendees to remember their loved ones aloud.
Time: 1:00pm– 2:00pm
Phone: 336-543-8050

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Greensboro

Location: Greensboro Arboretum
401 Ashland Dr, Greensboro, NC 27403
Type of Event: Event will consist of a brief overview of the epidemic, and a candle-light vigil with opportunities for attendees to remember their loved ones aloud.
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Phone: 336-543-8050

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Franklin

Location: Full Circle Recovery Center, LLC
591 West Palmer Street, Franklin, NC 28734
Type of Event: Event will consist of a screening of the short documentary about drug overdose called “Reach for Me,” a brief overview of the epidemic, and a candle-light vigil with opportunities for attendees to remember their loved ones aloud.
Time: 7pm-8:30pm
Phone: 336-543-8050

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Fayetteville

A Night of Hope
Location: Catalyst Community Church
1905 Gillespie Street
Fayetteville, NC 28306
Type of Event: Showing of the film “Reach for Me”
Drug overdose prevention and “911 Good Samaritan/Naloxone Access” bill training
Narcan distribution
Candlelight vigil
Time: 8:00pm
Phone: 610-420-1230

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Chapel Hill

Location: Community Church of Chapel Hill
106 Purefoy Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Type of Event: Event will consist of a screening of the short documentary about drug overdose called “Reach for Me,” a brief overview of the epidemic, and a candle-light vigil with opportunities for attendees to remember their loved ones aloud. We will also provide naloxone at this event.
Time: 7pm-9pm
Phone: 919-809-7718

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Asheville

Location: Firestorm Cafe
48 Commerce St, Asheville, NC 28801
Type of Event: Event will consist of a screening of the short documentary about drug overdose called “Reach for Me,” a brief overview of the epidemic, and a candle-light vigil with opportunities for attendees to remember their loved ones aloud.
Time: 7:30pm-9pm
Phone: 336-543-8050

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Sparta

Overdose Awareness Day
Location: Station Park
Route 517
Sparta NJ 07871
Type of Event: To remember the people who have lost their lives to the disease of addiction.
To bring attention to the growing, pandemic drug problem in the county. To bring hope, and healing to those suffering from the effects of addiction. To celebrate the lives of those who are in recovery.
Time: 10am-12pm
Phone: 973-729-3402

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Fenton

Walking for Wellness: Stop Heroin South County
Location: St. Clare SSM Cancer Center
1015 Bowles Ave Fenton, MO 63026 Parking Lot G
Type of Event: Walking for Wellness: Stop Heroin will meet at St. Clare SSM Cancer Center at approximately 11 am. We walk throughout Fenton, MO wearing “Stop Heroin” shirts in order to raise awareness about heroin, and prevent overdoses from happening to anyone else. “Stop Heroin” shirts will be available for purchase for $10 at the event, and all proceeds go to NCADA-STL or other substance abuse prevention programs. Visit www.facebook.com/stopheroinsouthcounty for more information!
Time: 11 am – 12:30 pm
Phone: 314-578-7700

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Gloucester

Gloucester 3rd Annual Overdose Vigil
Location: Gloucester Massachusetts
Flag Pole at the Cut Bridge, Stacy Boulevard.
Facebook: Gloucester Annual Overdose Vigil Type of Event: 3rd Annual Overdose Vigil Join us for a night of healing to remember those we have lost to overdose and support those left behind.
Speakers, Creation of Luminaries, Reading of Names, Music, Memorial table
Time: 7-9 pm
Phone: 781-258-8948

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Wauconda

Wauconda’s Overdose Awareness Vigil
Location: Memorial Park
309 S. Main Street
(SW Corner of Main & Liberty, 176)
Wauconda, Illinois 60084
There is no parking in front of the park. Parking is located in the Municipal parking lot at Mill & Maple Sts. (free). There is street parking on Main, Maple & Mill Streets.
Type of Event: This event is open to all affected by addiction and overdose. This is a place without judgement, to mourn, to celebrate recovery, and to connect with others dealing with this dreaded disease. During a candlelit vigil there will be a reading of names of those lost to addiction and overdose. We will also have speakers, a bagpiper, and time for families to connect. Please email me your loved one’s name and/or pictures. I will carry him/her with me. Contact me via email, Facebook, or phone.
Time: Sunday, August 25th, 2013 6pm – 7:30pm
Phone: 847/636-7162
Contact: Laura Sorci Fry <laurasorcifry@hotmail.com>

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Rockford

Memorial Service for those who have lost their life to Drug Overdoses in Winnebago Co. Illinois. Location: Rockford YMCA Log Lodge
200 Y Boulevard
Rockford, Illinois 61107
A time to share support and remember our loved ones. We will be having a flower release in the nearby Rock River.
Date: Sat August 31, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Contact: Bonnie Falzone-Capriola 815-505-8085

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Genoa

Event name: Overdose and Awareness Day Candle Vigil Ceremony
Location: Main Street, Genoa, Illinois, 60135
Type of Event: Candle vigil ceremony with guest speakers
August 31, 2013
6:00 pm – 9:00 PM.
We, The City of Genoa, Ill, cordially invite you to the Overdose Awareness and Prevention Day Ceremony August 31, 2013 where by this day has been Designated and Declared in Illinois by Governor Pat Quinn.
Overdose Awareness Day offers all who have been affected by overdose a chance to help the community understand that fatal overdose is an issue that affects mainstream society and does not discriminate. The day also serves as a warning that illicit drugs are dangerous and no one is immune to overdose. Painkillers and other pharmaceutical drugs play an important medical role in our lives however; research shows that their careless use can have tragic long-term consequences. With the fatalities from prescription drugs and heroin use growing to epidemic proportions, this subject needs to be addressed immediately. Our aim is to give preventive information about the issues of fatal and non fatal overdose from professional educators and non profit organizations and provide information on the range of support services that exist in our local communities.

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Ottawa

Event Name: Overdose Awareness and Memory Walk 2013
Location: The walk is being held in Ottawa IL
Start of walk is in Washington Park and ending the walk in Allen Park.
Type of Event: The event is to bring Overdose Awareness to the community and to Remember the loved ones loved, lost and still struggling from addictive illness!
There will be a short ceremony with speakers and a balloon release after the walk!
Time: 10:00 am
Phone: 815-993-8314
Contact: Lori Brown overdosememorywalk@yahoo.com

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Mundelein

Event Name: Remembrance, Prevention, and Recovery Event
Location: New Hope Christian Church
1401 S. Lake Street
Mundelein, L 60060
New Hope Christian Church and The Family of Gabriel Franco will be hosting an event for Remembrance, Prevention, and Recovery
We will have Village Officials to discuss Prevention
Counselors to speak about Recovery and Testimonials from individuals to support Recovery. We would like to put together a slide show to honor all the loved ones that have been lost to Addiction. Please Email picture with full name and information you would like to share to Francisco Franco (franco007@comcast.net)
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Phone: 847-566-6581
Contact: Tina Franco (franco007@comcast.net)

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Mt Zion

Event Name: International Overdose Awareness Day Ceremony
Location: Fletcher Park in Mt. Zion, Illinois, 300 S. Henderson (next to the Intermediate School).
Type of Event: At 8am we will start the day with a walk/5K run. 1st, 2nd & 3rd place will receive trophies. We will have post race food, beverages and door prizes. At 10am we will start our Overdose Awareness Ceremony. We will be talking about awareness, prevention and how to reduce the negative stigma that follows a drug overdose death. We will have many guest speakers: Macon County States Attorney, Macon County Coroner, Macon County Sheriff’s Office, Decatur Police Department, Mt. Zion Police Department, Drug Counselors from Gateway Center, Heritage Behavioral Health Center and people who are working a in recovery program. We will have a moment of silence, read the names of those who have lost their lives from an overdose. We will end with a balloon release.
Time: Walk/5K 8:00 am Event starts at 10:00 am
Phone: 217-972-4399
Contact: Kathy Burkham [mailto:klburk8@aol.com]

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Carpentersville

Event Name: Gathering for International Overdose Awareness Day
Location: Carpenter Park on Maple Avenue in Carpentersville, Illinois
Gathering will be by the stage at the corner of the park.
Type of Event: On August 31, 2013 We will be gathering together to remember lives lost to overdose without stigma or judgment. So make a poster with your loved ones photo or bring a photo of them. You do not need to grieve alone. There will be a couple of speakers sharing their stories as well as speaking about Overdose Prevention.As well as a little surprise. An Overdose Memorial quilt will be on display with 100 names of lives lost in Illinois reminding us that 100 lives are lost daily in the United States. We will be reading each name on the quilt before we launch balloons in the air for our loved ones gone too soon. Feel free to bring your own chair, a sharpie to write on your balloon and a non alcoholic beverage.There will be nothing for sale at this event and there is no entry fee.
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Phone: 847.428.4497
Contact: Terri Dudar <stop_od@yahoo.com>

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Flower Mound

Our Lights Remain Bright International Overdose Awareness Day event
Location: Parker Square,
1500 Cross Timbers Road,
Flower Mound, TX 75028
Type of Event: “Our Lights Remain Bright” to celebrate International Overdose Awareness Day. We will be debuting our new Missing Pieces wall panels and providing education, entertainment and a balloon release at the end of the event.
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm Central
Phone: 972-467-7704

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Denver

Governor’s Proclamation at State Capitol
Location: Rotunda
Colorado State Capitol
200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203
Type of Event: Governor Hickenlooper has proclaimed August 31st be recognized as Colorado’s Overdose Awareness Day. Overdose deaths have tripled in Colorado over the last ten years and now are responsible for as many accidental deaths in Colorado each year as car accidents. On Friday August 30th at 3pm, please join us in the rotunda of the State Capitol for a reading of the Governor’s Proclamation and a moment of silence for the loved ones who have been lost to overdose. We will also be exhibiting the In Xanadu portraiture series by renowned photographer Matt Slaby, highlighting the impact of overdose in our community.
Time: 3:00pm
Phone: 303-572-7800

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Salt Lake City

Utah Overdose Awareness
Location: Utah State Capitol – South Steps, 350 N State St
Type of Event: The evening will begin with speakers, which will progress into a candlelight vigil, with floating chinese lanterns and light refreshments. We will then do an open mic for anyone who wishes to speak.
Time: 7:00 PM
Contact: Zach Baker zach@harmreductionproject.org

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Santa Clarita

CTION Family Foundation Overdose Awareness
20655 Soledad Cyn. Rd. #24,
Santa Clarita, CA 91351
Type of Event: Candlelight Vigil. An Evening of Rememberence to remember the lives of those gone too soon and to support the loved ones left behind.
Time: 6:00 PM
Phone: 661-904-2249

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Ventura

The Memory Lives On
Location: La Ventana Treatment Center, Ventura
2443 Portola Road #A
Ventura California 93003
Type of Event: World Premiere Community Party
-Unveiling of 40-foot custom Overdose Awareness Mural – 12 cultural icons who died from overdose, including Marilyn Monroe, Amy Winehouse and Cory Monteith – by NIZ, world-famous graffiti artist and La Ventana substance abuse clients
- Tributes & dedications
- Survivor testimony
-Affirmations Wall
for public participation
- Resources from NAMI Ventura (National Alliance for Mental Illness)
- Free Sandwiches & Beverages
Time: 11 am – 1 p.m. PDT
Phone: 415-846-8409
Contact: alexis@laventanaed.com

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Washington DC

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) media briefing on current State of drug overdose in America ahead of International Overdose Awareness Day.
Gil Kerlikowske, Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
Michael Botticelli, Deputy Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
Kana Enomoto, Principal Deputy Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Lt. Detective, Patrick Glynn, Quincy, MA Police Department
What: Media briefing to announce new Overdose Prevention Toolkit and statistics on overdose trends in the United States
When:Wednesday, August 28, 10:00 am ET
Where:White House Office of National Drug Control Policy,
50 17th Street, NW, Suite 800,
Washington, DC 20503
Contact: RSVP to MediaInquiry@ondcp.eop.gov
For more information about the Office of National Drug Control Policy, visit: www.WhiteHouse.gov/ONDCP

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