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    Ballarat

    VIC

    Activity: Online IOAD Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Online event
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ballarat Community Health
    Contact: Kate Davenport
    Phone:
    Email: kateda@bchc.org.au

    Unfortunately due to COVID-19 restrictions, Ballarat Community Health will be unable to host a public event this year. Instead we have created a virtual candlelight remembrance video sharing messages from loved ones who have been affected by overdose.

    In the weeks leading up to Overdose Day we will be sharing information on our Facebook page about overdose and naloxone.

    Brantford

    Ontario

    Activity: IOAD Online Awareness Campaign Week
    Date: 24/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Brantford, Brant County, Haldimand, and Norfolk
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: IOAD Planning Committee Brantford, Haldimand, Norfolk
    Contact: Allie Torrance
    Phone: 905 520 8083
    Email: hrbrant@aidsnetwork.ca

    Moving to a community engagement and online format, the IOAD planning committee has been working to develop an online campaign with a week of social media engagement activities, resources, personal stories, videos, and calls to action. During the week leading up to August 31st, we are asking community members, local businesses, and community organizations to show their solidarity with people who use drugs by hosting a banner or poster within their spaces and in their windows containing important messaging and demands to end the overdose crisis and to improve the lives of people who use drugs in our communities. All of the work throughout this week will be shared and posted across social media platforms. We will be holding a online debrief space after August 31st to hold space for people who have been impacted by overdose, as a space of solidarity, of anger, of healing, of tribute and of love.

    Edmonton

    Alberta

    Activity: Healing Hearts with Moms Stop The Harm
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Online activities, purple ribbon campaign, via digital billboard campaign and at Constable Ezio Faraone Park for an informal gathering and candlelight vigil.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Healing Hearts with Moms Stop The Harm
    Contact: Angela
    Phone:
    Email: HealingHeartsEdmonton@gmail.com

    Due to Covid19 restrictions we will be unable to host our public event as we have in the past, however, we must continue to acknowledge and recognize IOAD and we have the following activities planned:

    *In the month leading up to August 31st – we will have a digital billboard campaign to raise awareness of IOAD at 82 Avenue & 99 Street and 109 Street & Jasper Avenue (Edmonton, AB)

    *Moms Stop The Harm – “Tie A Purple Ribbon” Campaign promotion via social media

    *August 31, 2020 at 7:30pm: An informal gathering for IOAD at Constable Ezio Faraone Park (11004 97 Avenue NW) with candlelight vigil at 8.45pm as the High Level Bridge will be lit up in purple in honour of IOAD. (Candles will not be provided this year). Physically distancing measures are in place in the park.

     

    Indianapolis

    Indiana

    Activity: Organization
    Date: 22/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: 12710 Tealwood Dr.
    Indianapolis, IN 46236
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Someones Child Helping Hands
    Contact: Heather Feeney
    Phone: 317-414-6469
    Email: Schh2016c@gmail.com

    Light Up The World is an online event this year due to Covid 19. We ask everyone light a candle, and post a picture of the lit candle, and where their location is.

    Jackson

    Tennessee

    Activity: International Drug Overdose Awareness Day Narcan Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: Zoom online event
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Jackson-Madison Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Kristen Wilson
    Phone: 731-694-0502
    Email: Kristen@jmprevent.org

    Learn the signs of opioid overdose and how to administer the opioid overdose reversal drug, Naloxone.
    About this Event
    Training available multiple times during the day that can be chosen at registration.
    Join us on International Overdose Awareness Day for a combination Narcan and Count It! Lock It! Drop It! training!
    Presented by Mark Mason, Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist for R6S, Southwest TN.
    Mark Mason is a Humboldt TN native. He has been with the Jackson Madison Prevention Coalition since April 2019 as the Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist (ROPS) of Region 6 South, covering all of Southwest Tennessee. His goal as a ROPS is to educate the public, medical community, law enforcement, first responders, those with Substance Use Disorders and their family on how to use the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone (Narcan). He trains and equips individuals with the life saving drug Naloxone (Narcan). Naloxone is a prescription medication used for the treatment of an opioid emergency such as an overdose or a possible opioid overdose along with always calling 911.

    Las Vegas

    Nevada

    Activity: Virtual International Overdose Awareness Day 2020
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Virtual Event
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance
    Contact: Veronica Portillo
    Phone: N/A
    Email: sonvharmreductionalliance@gmail.com

    The Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance presents our fourth annual International Overdose Awareness Day. This is our time to come together and honor those we have lost due to an overdose and to celebrate those who have found recovery. Our event will have a proclamation and vigil, online naloxone training and demonstration (with free naloxone provided if you live within the state of Nevada), and a panel for discussions and questions.

    Locust Grove

    Virginia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 20/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: 2130 Germanna Hwy.
    Locust Grove, VA 2250810000 Germanna Point Drive
    Fredericksburg, VA 22408

    Online via Zoom
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Germanna Community College
    Contact: 540-423-9121
    Phone:
    Email: alandes@germanna.edu

    Drive Up Pep Rally
    August 20, 2020
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    In part to pep rally hosted by Student Activities. Pick up your FREE Overdose T-shirt and helpful resource packets.
    Presenter: Alicia Landes and Pam Frederick, Germanna Community College
    How to Participate: Locust Grove Campus parking lot
    Point of contact: alandes@germanna.edu

    Drive Up Pep Rally
    August 21, 2020
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    In part to pep rally hosted by Student Activities. Pick up your FREE Overdose T-shirt and helpful resource packets.
    Presenter: Alicia Landes and Pam Frederick, Germanna Community College
    How to Participate: Fredericksburg Area Campus parking lot
    Point of contact: alandes@germanna.edu

    Let’s See Your Purple by Showing Support and Honoring Loved Ones
    August 31, 2020
    All Day
    Part of International Overdose Awareness Day
    If you were able to make it to the Drive Up Pep Rally and received a #END Overdose t-shirt, please send us a photo of yourself showing support or honoring a loved one who has either lost the battle to addiction or showing support for a loved one who is currently battling addiction. If you were not able to make the Drive Up Pep Rally, send us a photo of you showing support or honoring a loved one of yourself decked out in purple attire. Let’s see that purple! Photos provided during this event, can be used for distribution purposes by the college.
    Details of where to send the photos coming soon.
    Presenter: Hosted by Germanna Community College Counseling Services
    How to Participate: TBA
    Point of contact: alandes@germanna.edu

    The Opiate Epidemic: What You Need to Know & How Can You Help?
    August 31, 2020
    10:00 am to 11:30 am
    Part of International Overdose Awareness Day
    Opioid addiction has been declared an epidemic and a national emergency. Since COVID, overdose deaths have increased. 8% of high school students and 7% of middle school students report taking prescription drugs not prescribed to them. It is imperative that we do a better job of identifying and treating opiate addiction. This training will give you an introduction to opiate addiction, address treatment approaches, and suggest what you can do to help.
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
    Presenter: Carmen Greiner, Be Well Rappahannock
    How to Participate: Pre-registration is required https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArdeCvqT0oG9K62eRIUe2qkUHQxZrW9oDc
    Point of contact: alandes@germanna.edu

    Virtual REVIVE Training
    August 31, 2020
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Part of International Overdose Awareness Day
    Germanna is hosting VIRTUAL REVIVE training which educates participants about how to identify the signs of an opioid overdose and trains anyone how to administer the life-saving opioid reversal drug Narcan. Registration is free. Participation is limited to the first 30 to register in each virtual session. Individuals who complete the 60-minute training will receive access to a FREE dose of Narcan (Naloxone). Follow up information sent after registration is submitted.
    Presenter: Sherry Norton-Williams, RACSB Prevention Specialist
    How to Participate: Pre-registration is required https://bit.ly/VIRTUALREVIVE-AUG-31-2020
    Point of contact: alandes@germanna.edu

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Commemorative Podcast
    Date: 27/07/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Association of Participating Service Users
    Contact: Sam Schlicht
    Phone: 0438352938
    Email: apsu@sharc.org.au

    Despite being unable to gather in person, the Association of Participating Service Users – a service of the Self Help Addiction Resource Centre – is determined to meaningfully honour Overdose Awareness Day.

    As part of this effort, we are producing a podcast tribute to friends and loved ones lost to overdose, and hope that some of you will be willing to take part in a brief recorded telephone call to answer the following two questions:

    1. Describe the person you lost and their relationship to you
    2. Tell us something you would like people to know about them

    Both questions can be answered any way you like. You may have a story to tell about the person, or a feeling for what they would have been doing now. You may not have anything remarkable or original to say, but just want to give a simple remembrance. Your participation is what counts.

    The only thing we ask is to focus on the person rather than their drug use. We want to give a sense of the human experience that numbers and policy arguments fail to express.

    In order to take part, please send an email to apsu@sharc.org.au with a weekday and time when you can talk on the phone for around 5 minutes or less. We’ll confirm by email and then give you a call when it was requested.

    You will not be asked to provide any identifying details beyond what you choose to say about yourself or the person you’re commemorating. You’ll be one of many, and the recordings will only be used for this project.

    Check out regular episodes of the podcast, ‘Straight From the Source, wherever you usually get your podcasts, or at https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/straight-from-the-source-apsu-podcast/

    New Jersey

    Activity: Responding to an Opioid Overdose at Home
    Date: 14/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Online Event
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: New Jersey Harm Reduction Coalition & Families for Sensible Drug Policy
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Join us for a naloxone training & discussion about what non-judgemental support and radical love from families can look like.

    On Friday 14 August at 5pm, New Jersey Harm Reduction Coalition co-directors Jenna Mellor & Caitlin O’Neil will be joined on by Carol Katz-Beyer of Families for Sensible Drug Policy for a family overdose reversal training, followed by a discussion on harm reduction approaches to a caring for a loved one who uses drugs.

    – We will discuss non-coercive aftercare, advocating for your loved one’s right to health & dignity, and engaging in radical love
    – Participants can contact NJHRC after the training to request a naloxone kit and fentanyl test strip kit to be mailed to them via the NJHRC request line 1-877-4NARCAN

    To tune in at 5pm on Friday 14 August, follow NJHRC on Facebook at facebook.com/njharmreduction, or message us for the link!

    Nicosia

    None

    Activity: Organisation
    Date: 01/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 35 Iosif Hadjiosif and Andreas Avraamides
    1st Floor, 2028 Strovolos
    Nicosia
    CYPRUS
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cyprus National Authority Against Addictions (NAAC)
    Contact: Byron Jack Gaist
    Phone: +3572244976
    Email: b.gaist@cytanet.com.cy

    NAAC will run a media campaign which includes a harm reduction theme throughout August 2020, culminating in online dissemination (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, NAAC Website) of the IOAD materials in Greek, on August 31st.

    Peterborough

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: City Hall 500 George St
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Brad’s Bears
    Contact: Lori
    Phone:
    Email: bradsbearsptbo@gmail.com

    On August 31st 2020 (International Overdose Awareness Day) we will be building a powerful display to showcase the severity of overdose in our community and raise awareness.

    We will be at City Hall at 9:00 am to set up the display. We encourage you to bring down items (pictures of your loved ones, items that belonged to them etc) to add to our display between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. The more personal touches we can add the more impactful the display will be
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    We will be on site from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. We have International Overdose Awareness Day bracelets and pins to hand out as well as a wealth of resources and educational information to share. We look forward to seeing new faces and reconnecting with those we have met in the past. We are here to hear your story, come down and tell us about your loved ones and the impact overdose has had on your life. We are a safe place and EVERYONE is welcome. We believe everyone deserves an opportunity to be heard and every story matters. From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm we invite local media and local government representatives to join us. (we ask they join us in the afternoon so the display will be fully set up with your personal touches)

    If you are unable to see us in person please join our online event
    https://www.facebook.com/events/290328125393066/

    We are pleased to say Peterborough Aids Resource Network (PARN) will be joining us and co-hosting this event. PARN brings with them the experience of fighting the opioid crisis on the front lines as well as deep understanding of harm reduction practices.

    COVID – 19 Protocol: Please keep in mind the social distancing rules. We will be outside so masks will not be mandatory, however we do encourage them. We will have some masks available for anyone unable to bring their own. We will be respectful of social distancing and kindly ask you to wait your turn to visit with us and/or place items at the display.

    Raleigh

    North Carolina

    Activity: IOAD NC Raleigh Rally for Change
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Due to Covid 19, this year’s event will be virtual. Please join our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/IOADRaleighNCRally – Or join our mailing list by emailing us at ioadraleighrally@gmail.com
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NCAPDA (IOAD Raleigh NC)
    Contact: Randy Abbott
    Phone:
    Email: IOADraleighrally@gmail.com

    During the virtual event, you will hear from parents, siblings, and children that have been impacted by an overdose of a loved one. There will be music, resource rooms, and naloxone training. The event will end with the reading of names of our North Carolina Lost Loved Ones followed by a virtual candlelight vigil. There will also be an online photo loop as well.

    Watch for more information on registration and more. the event will begin at 5:00 pm EST and run through the end of the reading of names and candlelight vigil.

    San Jose

    California

    Activity: IOAD 2020 Concert: Hosted by Stream For Good Events
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: online at:
    https://www.twitch.tv/streamforgoodevents
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lohriemay Arruiza
    Phone: 4084218232
    Email: larruiza@icloud.com

    Pre-recorded memorial video and concert streamed live via twitch.tv.

    Toronto

    ON

    Activity: Weathered
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 am
    Location: Will take place online.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Twentytwenty Arts
    Contact: Megan Kee
    Phone: 6472876843
    Email: megan@twentytwentyarts.com

    Weathered is a digital photography exhibition & fundraising campaign raising awareness for overdose death.

    Weathered is asking families to produce memorialized photographs of shoes and mementos belonging to loved ones who have lost their lives to an overdose. Weathered sets out to raise awareness for overdose death and funds for Street Health’s Overdose Prevention Site.

    All photograph submissions will be accepted (June 1st – July 6th, 2020). We encourage everyone, regardless of skill level, to submit a memorialized photograph with a written description about their loved one.

    All photographs, stories, videos, and content will be shared on Overdose Awareness Day (August 31st, 2020).

    Additional details about the campaign can be found here: https://www.twentytwentyarts.com/weathered

    Worcester

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Worcester International Overdose Day Awareness Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Online – Register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qfuqvpj0rGtXNreFlXlBbRyMOulbpUk6L?fbclid=IwAR1D9TMn4rWGa1F4X2WQ9kBzXaf_MRGxsc7Rs8ep7pjsDyslC1uLnFCigz4
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Worcester Overdose Day Vigil Planning Group
    Contact: Rev. Aaron Payson
    Phone: 508-963-5959
    Email: worcoverdoseawareness@gmail.com

    The 2020 Worcester Overdose Awareness Day Vigil will be an online event. This annual opportunity to remember and honor the lives of those who have died from overdoses will feature music, remarks from area leaders, families of those who have died, and a virtual candlelighting.

    Worcester

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Worcester International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Online – https://www.facebook.com/events/712408352871106/permalink/712719626173312/
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Worcester International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil Planning Team
    Contact: Rev. Aaron Payson
    Phone: 508-963-5959
    Email: Worcoverdoseawareness@gmail.com

    Please join us for an online vigil honoring the lives of those we’ve lost to overdoses.

    Australia

    NT

    Darwin

    NT

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Tree
    Date: 24/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Across our 3 NSP locations:
    – Darwin 46 Woods st
    – Palmerston Cnr of Temple tce and Roystonia st.
    – Alice Springs shop3 Reg Harris Lane, Todd Mall
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NTAHC
    Contact: Pete or Shayne
    Phone: 0889447777
    Email: info@ntahc.org.au

    On August 31 let’s join together to remember loved ones and help prevent overdose in our community. Time to Remember. Time to Act.

    NTAHC NSPs in Darwin, Palmerston and Alice Springs
    Memorial Tree will be placed in our 3 NSP’s – write a name of someone you have lost, place the tag on the tree branch.
    We collect all the names after, the trees are then planted on our staff members block of land as a permanent memorial tree.
    9am to 5pm week days in August.

    Read more at Http://ww.overdoseday.com

    QLD

    Brisbane

    QLD

    Activity: Kurilpa Bridge Lights Up Purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Kurilpa Bridge, Brisbane
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Brisbane
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Kurilpa Bridge will be lit up purple on International Overdose Awareness Day in honour of the people who have been lost to overdose

    Brisbane

    QLD

    Activity: Victoria Bridge Lights Up Purple for IOAD
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Victoria Bridge, Brisbane
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Brisbane
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Victoria Bridge will be lit up purple on International Overdose Awareness Day in honour of the people who have been lost to overdose

    Brisbane

    QLD

    Activity: Story Bridge Lights Up Purple for IOAD
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Story Bridge, Brisbane
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Brisbane
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Story Bridge will be lit up purple on International Overdose Awareness Day in honour of the people who have been lost to overdose

    Gold Coast

    QLD

    Activity: IOAD Purple Picnic
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Hota Gold Coast.
    Picnic area left of the lake on the corner overlooking river to chevron island.
    There is a purple Rock there and we will have lots of signage and lots of purple!!!
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Sandra McGivern
    Phone: +61413679790
    Email: smcg@iinet.net.au

    A Sunday family picnic Day to bring attention to #endoverdose. We will have a short information presentation about overdose awareness, removing the stigma of overdose and drug related deaths and injury, followed by a remembrance ceremony for our loved ones lost to overdose.
    Picnic snacks, soft drinks and entertainment supplied by Sandra and guests asked to donate to Pennington Institute IOAD fund.
    PLEASE WEAR PURPLE XXX

    SA

    Port Adelaide

    SA

    Activity: St Paul’s Anglican Church Lights Up Purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: St Paul’s Anglican Church, Port Adelaide
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    St Paul’s Anglican Church will be lit up purple for International Overdose Awareness Day in honour of the people who have been lost to overdose

    VIC

    Ballarat

    VIC

    Activity: Online IOAD Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Online event
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ballarat Community Health
    Contact: Kate Davenport
    Phone:
    Email: kateda@bchc.org.au

    Unfortunately due to COVID-19 restrictions, Ballarat Community Health will be unable to host a public event this year. Instead we have created a virtual candlelight remembrance video sharing messages from loved ones who have been affected by overdose.

    In the weeks leading up to Overdose Day we will be sharing information on our Facebook page about overdose and naloxone.

    Ballarat

    VIC

    Activity: Ballarat Lake Fountains Light Up Purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Ballarat Lake Fountains
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Ballarat Lake Fountains will be lit up purple for International Overdose Awareness Day in honour of the people who have been lost to overdose

    Ballarat

    VIC

    Activity: Ballarat Town Hall Lights Up Purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Ballarat Town Hall
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Ballarat Town Hall will be lit up purple for International Overdose Awareness Day in honour of the people who have been lost to overdose

    Geelong

    VIC

    Activity: Naloxone – Get on board
    Date: 03/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Various
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Barwon Health
    Contact: Craig Harvey
    Phone: 0417 521 360
    Email: craig.harvey@barwonhealth.org.au

    For 3 months, commencing in August – Barwon Health will be displaying a powerful message, reminding the public of the importance of carrying naloxone. Utilising bus advertising, a large advertisement covering the entire rear of a public transport bus will be displayed.

    Further, during the week of Overdose Awareness Day, each NSP delivery will receive custom made fortune cookies, containing overdose prevention messages and information on how to access free naloxone, locally.

    Both these strategies were designed in light of COVID-19 restrictions which have limited face to face contact with those that access harm reduction services.

    Mebourne

    VIC

    Activity: Remember me
    Date: 27/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Port Phillip Prison
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Uniting ReGen
    Contact: bernadette maxwell
    Phone: 9217 7222
    Email: bernadette.maxwell@au.g4s.com

    Remember me

    We will be holding an event in which both prisoners and staff remember who has been touched by overdose.
    We aim to highlight the risk of those leaving prison and our commitment to reducing the risk of overdose post release.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Commemorative Podcast
    Date: 27/07/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Association of Participating Service Users
    Contact: Sam Schlicht
    Phone: 0438352938
    Email: apsu@sharc.org.au

    Despite being unable to gather in person, the Association of Participating Service Users – a service of the Self Help Addiction Resource Centre – is determined to meaningfully honour Overdose Awareness Day.

    As part of this effort, we are producing a podcast tribute to friends and loved ones lost to overdose, and hope that some of you will be willing to take part in a brief recorded telephone call to answer the following two questions:

    1. Describe the person you lost and their relationship to you
    2. Tell us something you would like people to know about them

    Both questions can be answered any way you like. You may have a story to tell about the person, or a feeling for what they would have been doing now. You may not have anything remarkable or original to say, but just want to give a simple remembrance. Your participation is what counts.

    The only thing we ask is to focus on the person rather than their drug use. We want to give a sense of the human experience that numbers and policy arguments fail to express.

    In order to take part, please send an email to apsu@sharc.org.au with a weekday and time when you can talk on the phone for around 5 minutes or less. We’ll confirm by email and then give you a call when it was requested.

    You will not be asked to provide any identifying details beyond what you choose to say about yourself or the person you’re commemorating. You’ll be one of many, and the recordings will only be used for this project.

    Check out regular episodes of the podcast, ‘Straight From the Source, wherever you usually get your podcasts, or at https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/straight-from-the-source-apsu-podcast/

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Bolte Bridge Lights Up Purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Bolte Bridge
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Melbourne
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Bolte Bridge will be lit up purple on International Overdose Awareness Day in honour of the people who have been lost to overdose

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Melbourne Star Lights Up Purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Melbourne Star, Docklands
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Melbourne
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Melbourne Star will be lit up purple on International Overdose Awareness Day in honour of the people who have been lost to overdose

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: AAMI Park Lights Up Purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: AAMI Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Melbourne
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    AAMI Park will be lit up purple on International Overdose Awareness Day in honour of the people who have been lost to overdose

    WA

    Perth

    WA

    Activity: Trafalgar Bridge Lights Up Purple for IOAD
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Trafalgar Bridge
    Perth WA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Perth
    Contact: City of Perth
    Phone:
    Email: info.city@cityofperth.wa.gov.au

    Trafalgar Bridge will light up Purple on the 30th and 31st August for International Overdose Awareness Day

    Perth

    WA

    Activity: Council House Lights Up Purple for IOAD
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Council House
    27 St Georges Terrace
    Perth
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Perth
    Contact: City of Perth
    Phone:
    Email: info.city@cityofperth.wa.gov.au

    Council House will light up purple on the 30th and 31st of August for International Overdose Awareness Day

    Austria

    Vienna

    Vienna

    Activity: Bereavement – Remembering
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Vienna, private garden/city centre
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Doro , Manu, Sabine
    Phone:
    Email:

    Mothers of drug victims Austria: “Purplewinggroup” private meeting to honour our children. If possible and Covid-19 restrictions allow us we will take a “purple walk” through 1 district in Vien.

    Canada

    Alberta

    Activity: IOAD 2020
    Date: 24/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Worlds Tallest Teepee
    Address: 15 Eagle Birth Rd SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 4W1, Canada
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Medicine Hat Drug Coaliltion
    Contact: Kym
    Phone: Porter
    Email: kym.porter@mhcbe.ab.ca

    Due to Covid restrictions, our event will be low key this year.

    We will still be honouring the lives lost and the ongoing struggle by offering an awareness event with naloxone training, candle light vigil, information and an ability to safely connect with others in our small community of Medicine Hat Alberta Canada.

    Our city is home to the worlds largest teepee and it will be lit in purple for a week at the end of August.

    I have made this small display hosting 48 hearts for the 48 souls no longer here but still loved and grieved deeply.

    Brantford

    Ontario

    Activity: IOAD Online Awareness Campaign Week
    Date: 24/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Brantford, Brant County, Haldimand, and Norfolk
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: IOAD Planning Committee Brantford, Haldimand, Norfolk
    Contact: Allie Torrance
    Phone: 905 520 8083
    Email: hrbrant@aidsnetwork.ca

    Moving to a community engagement and online format, the IOAD planning committee has been working to develop an online campaign with a week of social media engagement activities, resources, personal stories, videos, and calls to action. During the week leading up to August 31st, we are asking community members, local businesses, and community organizations to show their solidarity with people who use drugs by hosting a banner or poster within their spaces and in their windows containing important messaging and demands to end the overdose crisis and to improve the lives of people who use drugs in our communities. All of the work throughout this week will be shared and posted across social media platforms. We will be holding a online debrief space after August 31st to hold space for people who have been impacted by overdose, as a space of solidarity, of anger, of healing, of tribute and of love.

    Edmonton

    Alberta

    Activity: Healing Hearts with Moms Stop The Harm
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Online activities, purple ribbon campaign, via digital billboard campaign and at Constable Ezio Faraone Park for an informal gathering and candlelight vigil.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Healing Hearts with Moms Stop The Harm
    Contact: Angela
    Phone:
    Email: HealingHeartsEdmonton@gmail.com

    Due to Covid19 restrictions we will be unable to host our public event as we have in the past, however, we must continue to acknowledge and recognize IOAD and we have the following activities planned:

    *In the month leading up to August 31st – we will have a digital billboard campaign to raise awareness of IOAD at 82 Avenue & 99 Street and 109 Street & Jasper Avenue (Edmonton, AB)

    *Moms Stop The Harm – “Tie A Purple Ribbon” Campaign promotion via social media

    *August 31, 2020 at 7:30pm: An informal gathering for IOAD at Constable Ezio Faraone Park (11004 97 Avenue NW) with candlelight vigil at 8.45pm as the High Level Bridge will be lit up in purple in honour of IOAD. (Candles will not be provided this year). Physically distancing measures are in place in the park.

     

    Kamloops,

    BC

    Activity: Every Word Matters. Your Words Matter. Addiction Matters.
    Date: 06/07/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: On-line Event – open to everyone, everywhere
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Year
    Contact: Sandra Tully
    Phone: 250 320 1015
    Email: sltully99@gmail.com

    On-line Pledge Campaign to End Stigma – open to everyone, everywhere

    For individuals and families impacted by substance use, stigma is an ever-present reality that results in discrimination, reluctance to access treatments and supports and contributes to overdoses. We can end stigma just through our language.

    Words have power.

    Consider the language you use when talking about someone who uses substances and use person-first and recovery-oriented language instead. Together, we can end the harm caused by stigmatizing language.

    Join us in taking the pledge, then use the selfie cards to promote action and bring awareness.
    www.addictionmatters.ca

    Leduc

    AB

    Activity: 3rd Annual Overdose Awareness, Prevention & Remembrance Event
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Civic Centre
    #1 Alexandra Park
    Leduc, AB, Canada
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dylan’s Hope Foundation
    Contact: Jessica Farmer
    Phone: 7802930789
    Email: timetoactleduc@shaw.ca

    Dylan’s Hope Foundation will be hosting the 3rd Annual Overdose Awareness, Prevention & Remembrance event on Friday, August 28th, in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day.

    It will be an evening of public awareness and education to help reduce the stigma of those who struggle with this health challenge.

    It will also be an opportunity to gather for a continued call for action to address this crisis and a meaningful Vigil to honor and remember loved ones that we have lost.

    Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Education, Awareness & Support
    Free Naloxone Training & Kit Distribution
    Flags of Hope
    Candlelight Memorial Vigil
    Light Tribute

    FREE EVENT, Everyone Welcome

    “We Fight for Those We Love and Lost”

    Nanaimo

    British Columbia

    Activity: Memorial Garden-Overdose Awareness
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Last year held at Maffeo Sutton Park
    100 Comox Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9R 3H7
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Wisteria Community Association
    Contact: Tanya Hiltz
    Phone: 2505916443
    Email: wisteriacommunityass@shaw.ca

    This year due to Covid-19 we are building a Memorial Garden to all lost.
    We have 100 hearts and we are collecting names to add, then place on the fence.
    Building a rock monument with a water fountain and planted flowers so they grow year round and few other items.  Will do 2 Candle Light ups at 6 PM and 8 PM to give everyone a chance to visit. Can be seen from Milton Street.

    Niagara Falls

    Ontario

    Activity: Lighting Up Niagara Falls
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 pm
    Location: The Falls on Niagara Parkway
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Positive Living Niagara
    Contact: Claire
    Phone: 905-984-8684 ext 141
    Email: claurie@positivelivingniagara.com

    Due to COVID-19 there will be official public gathering, however The Falls will be lit up purple at 10:00pm on August 31st for a 15 minute period, in memory of those who have passed from an overdose. We invite friends and family to go down to the Falls to view the illumination, in socially distant groups.

    Peterborough

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: City Hall 500 George St
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Brad’s Bears
    Contact: Lori
    Phone:
    Email: bradsbearsptbo@gmail.com

    On August 31st 2020 (International Overdose Awareness Day) we will be building a powerful display to showcase the severity of overdose in our community and raise awareness.

    We will be at City Hall at 9:00 am to set up the display. We encourage you to bring down items (pictures of your loved ones, items that belonged to them etc) to add to our display between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. The more personal touches we can add the more impactful the display will be
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    We will be on site from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. We have International Overdose Awareness Day bracelets and pins to hand out as well as a wealth of resources and educational information to share. We look forward to seeing new faces and reconnecting with those we have met in the past. We are here to hear your story, come down and tell us about your loved ones and the impact overdose has had on your life. We are a safe place and EVERYONE is welcome. We believe everyone deserves an opportunity to be heard and every story matters. From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm we invite local media and local government representatives to join us. (we ask they join us in the afternoon so the display will be fully set up with your personal touches)

    If you are unable to see us in person please join our online event
    https://www.facebook.com/events/290328125393066/

    We are pleased to say Peterborough Aids Resource Network (PARN) will be joining us and co-hosting this event. PARN brings with them the experience of fighting the opioid crisis on the front lines as well as deep understanding of harm reduction practices.

    COVID – 19 Protocol: Please keep in mind the social distancing rules. We will be outside so masks will not be mandatory, however we do encourage them. We will have some masks available for anyone unable to bring their own. We will be respectful of social distancing and kindly ask you to wait your turn to visit with us and/or place items at the display.

    Powell River

    BC

    Activity: Paint the town purple
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 6460 King Ave
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Darlana L Treloar
    Phone: 6044839059
    Email: darlana.treloar@gmail.com

    This year will be different..Because of Covid we are not gathering..I am creating a visual here in Powell River..Our City Hall will light up purple and will fly the flag at halfmast..im having a Purple IOAD flag made. we will ask businesses and residents to light up Purple for AUgust 31st..I will also be putting purple ribbons and faces on trees and poles on our busiest street as well as people displaying ribbons and faces at their own homes

    Sydney

    Nova Scotia

    Activity: Overdose Awareness and Remembrance Day 2020
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Wentworth Park, Sydney, Nova Scotia
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Ally Centre of Cape Breton
    Contact: Natasha Rowe
    Phone: 19025743342
    Email: natasha.rowe@bellaliant.com

    We will be marching from our centre at 150 Bentinck Street in Sydney, Nova Scotia, to Wentworth Park. We will have indigenous drummers leading our march. During our event we will have many first voice speakers, drumming and singing, and reading of names of people who have passed due to the overdose crisis. We will follow the reading of names with a moment of silence and smudging.

    Toronto

    ON

    Activity: Weathered
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 am
    Location: Will take place online.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Twentytwenty Arts
    Contact: Megan Kee
    Phone: 6472876843
    Email: megan@twentytwentyarts.com

    Weathered is a digital photography exhibition & fundraising campaign raising awareness for overdose death.

    Weathered is asking families to produce memorialized photographs of shoes and mementos belonging to loved ones who have lost their lives to an overdose. Weathered sets out to raise awareness for overdose death and funds for Street Health’s Overdose Prevention Site.

    All photograph submissions will be accepted (June 1st – July 6th, 2020). We encourage everyone, regardless of skill level, to submit a memorialized photograph with a written description about their loved one.

    All photographs, stories, videos, and content will be shared on Overdose Awareness Day (August 31st, 2020).

    Additional details about the campaign can be found here: https://www.twentytwentyarts.com/weathered

    Toronto

    Activity: CN Tower Lights Up Purple
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: CN Tower, Toronto
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Flags of Hope Toronto
    Contact: Flags of Hope Toronto
    Phone:
    Email: flagsofhopetoronto@gmail.com

    CN Tower will be lit purple on August 31st and Mayor John Tory will present a proclamation for Overdose Awareness Day in Toronto

    Vancouver

    BC

    Activity: #EndOverdose Candlelight Memorial Service
    Date: 27/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 1835 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC
    V5L 1T3, Canada
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dignity Memorial Funeral Providers
    Contact: Nicole Webb
    Phone: 604-536-6522
    Email: loc3745@dignitymemorial.com

    Virtual candlelight memorial service in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Victoria

    British Columbia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 01/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: South Island Community Overdose Response Network
    Contact: Jennifer Howard
    Phone: 250-889-5926
    Email: ioadyyj@gmail.com

    Due to Covid 19 restrictions we will be unable to host our public event. However, our committee is committed to recognizing this important day and we have the following activities planned:
    *August 31st – Facebook Live Candlelight Vigil “Words and Music of Remembrance”
    *In the month leading up to August 31st – social media/on line petition calling for “Decriminalization”
    *signage leading into the city acknowledging IOAD
    *Display table set up at our main hospital with educational/resource information
    *Moms Stop The Harm – “Tie A Purple Ribbon” Campaign promotion via social media

    Cote D'Ivoire

    Abidjan

    Abidjan

    Activity: Célébration de la journée internationale sur les overdoses
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:10 am
    Location: Cocody Vallons, Résidence Valérie, Bat B, RDC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: UNICO
    Contact: 00 225 58313495
    Phone:
    Email: unico.siege@gmail.com

    Round table with press

    Cyprus

    Nicosia

    None

    Activity: Organisation
    Date: 01/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 35 Iosif Hadjiosif and Andreas Avraamides
    1st Floor, 2028 Strovolos
    Nicosia
    CYPRUS
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cyprus National Authority Against Addictions (NAAC)
    Contact: Byron Jack Gaist
    Phone: +3572244976
    Email: b.gaist@cytanet.com.cy

    NAAC will run a media campaign which includes a harm reduction theme throughout August 2020, culminating in online dissemination (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, NAAC Website) of the IOAD materials in Greek, on August 31st.

    France

    Paris

    Activity: project manager
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Association Federation Addiction
    Contact: Juliette Dupuis
    Phone:
    Email:

    Federation Addiction organise a webinar on opioid overdose prevention, during the International Overdose Prevention Day.

    Opioids are the leading cause of death by overdose in France, and their uses concern a large number of people, sometimes suffering from chronic diseases and presenting vulnerabilities to an opioid overdose.
    In this context, it is necessary to strengthen access to Naloxone for users at risk of opioid overdose, whether they are dependent or in pain. But also inform and train those around them and the health professionals concerned.

    An opioid receptor antagonist, Naloxone is an effective, safe and relatively easy-to-use health product for the prevention and treatment of potentially fatal opioid overdoses. This effectiveness is increased when it is combined with clear information and, at best, first aid training for users, their entourage and professionals : the public who are on the front line during an overdose.

    Federation Addiction is engaged in an inter-associative dynamic with a lot of other associations and partners, to develop the tools and training programs necessary to make the best use of these RDR tools and communication tools.

    The objective of the webinar is to present the various works produced by the inter-associative group but also to answer various questions on opioid overdoses and naloxone such as:

    what is an opioid?
    what is an opioid overdose?
    what are the risk factors?
    what is naloxone
    where to find the naloxone kits? how to get it?
    what risk reduction advice

    India

    Imphal

    Manipur

    Activity: Observation of International OD Awareness
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Kangabam Leikai, Near Hotel Beigho, Imphal, Manipur
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SOCIAL AWARENESS SERVICE ORGANIZATION
    Contact: RK. Tiken
    Phone: +91 9856365915
    Email: saso.imp@gmail.com

    Observation Program and remembering those lost lives due to Overdose. We will educate the peer, stakeholders and general public on how to response Overdose in an effective manner.

    Pune

    Maharashtra

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Campaign
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Janhvi Foundation OST Center
    Nanekar Chawal Bharatnagar
    Pimpri Pune 411017
    (Due to COVID 19 event may conduct online )
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Janhvi Foundation
    Contact: Dr Vikram Gaikwad
    Phone: +918999322855
    Email: janhvifoundation@gmail.com

    Following Activity will be conduct
    1)Introduction and Basic of Opioids
    2) What is overdose
    3) Preventing overdose
    4)Overdose Management
    5)Naloxone
    6)Recovery Counselling
    7) Summery and conclusion

    Ireland

    Dublin

    Activity: organisation
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Unit 1& 2 Neilstown Shopping Centre
    Clondalkin
    Dublin 22
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Neart le Chéile SUDS ( service users developing solidairty)
    Contact: Neart LE Chéile
    Phone: 01 4573515 /0872939487
    Email:

    Number of events as follows
    1. Produce and broadcast a podcast The podcast for the IODA 2020 campaign will be an interview by SUDS members with Dr Denis O’Driscoll, which is scheduled to take place on 11th of August. The podcast will be available on the host platform and will be shared via social media and other websites such as Drugs.ie. on the platform from 31st August 20
    2 Light up building
    SUDS plan to display purple lighting on the community building as part of the IODA campaign, and purple candles to be displayed in the projects. This lighting will be visible on IODA Day and will be photographed by SUDS for the purpose of distributing the pictures on social media.
    3. Merchandise – Plan to purchase keyring torches with IODA printed on them to provide to service users, families, and members of the community. The torch is in keeping with the ‘lighting’ theme and is a symbol of light and hope. Enquiries are being made re cost of purple ribbons from IODA.net.
    4. Social media – publicity of the event and podcast is the key to the 2020 campaign given the Covid19 restrictions. It is hoped that via social media, the IODA message will reach more people in Clondalkin and wider communities. The event will be registered with IODA.net. and will be shared on Drugs.ie, Twitter and any local Facebook pages.

    Italy

    Torino

    Activity: OverSisters
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Chemical Sisters
    Contact: Valentina Mancuso
    Phone: 3493678930
    Email: narcofeminist99@gmail.com

    We will organize a training day linked to the prevention and awareness of the overdose phenomenon, with particular attention to the female gender. We would produce informative material, photos and small experiential videos on the overdose theme

    Liberia

    Brewerville

    Montserrado

    Activity: STOP THE STIGMA, LET’S PREVENT OVERDOSE
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 10:45 am
    Location: Sam Gibson Road, Red Hill Field Community
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: YouthAid-Liberia (YAL)-Partners4Humanity
    Contact: Swaliho M. Fofana
    Phone: 0777117764
    Email: swal459yal@gmail.com

    “STOP THE STIGMA, LET’S PREVENT OVERDOSE” is a Campaign organized by YAL-Partners4Humanity in commemoration of the 2020 International Overdose Awareness Day In Liberia. The Campaign will be implemented in ghettos for at-risk youth in Montserrado County.

    Uganda

    Kampala

    Central

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 24/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 am
    Location: Kampala Uganda
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Students For Sensible Drug Policy – Uganda
    Contact: Nyanda Julius
    Phone: +256 787458975
    Email: students@ssdp.org

    1. Media visibility; Radio talk show, Tc shows, twitter live chat, Webinar
    2. Workshop with key note speakers
    3. Overdose awareness run
    4. Street march with placards and banners

    United Kingdom

    Northern Ireland

    HMP Magilligan

    Activity: Start360 Overdose Awareness in Prison
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: HMP Magilligan
    Point Road
    Magilligan
    Limavady
    Co.Londonderry
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Start360
    Contact: Patricia Cathcart
    Phone: 02877751829
    Email: Patricia.Cathcart@justice-ni.x.gsi.gov.uk

    Staff have T-Shirts to wear on the day
    Posters have been printed out to display on all residential landings
    Individual Leaflets will be given to every single prisoner
    Harm Reduction and Overdose Awareness talks right throughout the prison

    United States of America

    Alabama

    Dothan

    Alabama

    Activity: 2nd Annual IOAD Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Poplar Head Park- Downtown Dothan
    126 Museum Ave
    Dothan AL 36303
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SpectraCare Health Systems, INC
    Contact: Marlene Lassiter
    Phone: 800-951-HELP
    Email: MARLENEL@SPECTRACARE.ORG

    Beginning at 2 p.m.
    Visit the park to honor those gone too soon because of a drug overdose .
    Place a photo of your loved one on the remembrance tree.
    Gather to share memories with your friends and family. Offer support to others.
    Take the time needed to reflect or pray in the park.
    Play an instrument.
    Candlelight Vigil begins at 7pm. Candles will be provided.

    Georgia

    Alabama

    Activity: Realty4Recovery
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:05 pm
    Location: Century 21 Results Realty , Cumming Ga…
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Realty4Recovery
    Contact: 678-793-1303
    Phone:
    Email: Jenniferhodgerealtor@gmail.com

    This year we will have close to 1000 beautiful teacups … each one belongs to a special person in heaven. On the teacups are the name, dob, dod and doc. Girls sit upon lace doilies and boys on leather. These teacups sit together on a beautiful “Purple” tablecloth and they speak loudly without saying a word.
    Together with the teacups will be 11 banners from the “Moms walk across America” which will showcase 1200 beautiful faces that
    Will show what 1 week in America is losing…
    I will be posting on facebook shortly more info to have a teacup made for your special someone….
    Looking to do a short display on Thursday the 29th 6:00-9:00 then Sunday the 29th from 12-5

    McDermott

    Alabama

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Event location TBD Portsmouth, OH 45662
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Deborah Jones
    Phone: 7404038042
    Email: jones.1555@osu.edu

    We are raising awareness to Scioto County’s overdose death rate which rose to #1 in the state of OHIO: 67.3 overdose deaths for every 100,000 residents. Scioto is a southern Ohio county of 80,000 located on the Ohio River. Portsmouth is the county seat. This event will be a recovery attestation activity for individuals who are in active treatment. It will also serve as a living memorial for individuals who have lost loved ones as a result of an overdose. This event will feature President Trumps campaign message www.crisisnextdoor.gov.

    New Jersey

    Activity: Responding to an Opioid Overdose at Home
    Date: 14/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Online Event
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: New Jersey Harm Reduction Coalition & Families for Sensible Drug Policy
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Join us for a naloxone training & discussion about what non-judgemental support and radical love from families can look like.

    On Friday 14 August at 5pm, New Jersey Harm Reduction Coalition co-directors Jenna Mellor & Caitlin O’Neil will be joined on by Carol Katz-Beyer of Families for Sensible Drug Policy for a family overdose reversal training, followed by a discussion on harm reduction approaches to a caring for a loved one who uses drugs.

    – We will discuss non-coercive aftercare, advocating for your loved one’s right to health & dignity, and engaging in radical love
    – Participants can contact NJHRC after the training to request a naloxone kit and fentanyl test strip kit to be mailed to them via the NJHRC request line 1-877-4NARCAN

    To tune in at 5pm on Friday 14 August, follow NJHRC on Facebook at facebook.com/njharmreduction, or message us for the link!

    San Diego

    Alabama

    Activity: San Diego County Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: San Diego County Administration Building
    1600 Pacific Highway
    San Diego, CA 92101
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Sarah Salven
    Phone: 619-684-5411
    Email: ssalven@ccrconsulting.org

    We will honor the memory of the 644 victims of accidental overdose in San Diego County by placing a sign with their age, sex, and overdose-related drug in front of our County Administration Building.

    California

    Daly City

    California

    Activity: 4th Annual Overdose Awareness Night
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Mussel Rock Park
    Westline & Skyline Drive
    Daly City CA 94015
    (The old transfer station area, “the dumps”
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jennifer SISSON
    Phone: 6505150891
    Email: jenn75955@yahoo.com

    Keeping Covid in mind, we are being mindful of CDC guidelines at this outdoor event. Started locally in 2017 by Bonnie McNamara (co-host) after the loss of her son, Bobby Gonzaba, we will continue in memory of Bobby and all those lost to overdose. Masks Required Please. Speakers, Literature and a candlelight vigil at Sunset. Please feel free to bring a photo of your loved one in remembrance.

    Los Angeles

    California

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: ZOOM ID: 661 234 3619
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Volunteers of America
    Contact: 323-797-0188
    Phone: https://www.voaww.org/
    Email: jescamilla@voala.org

    We will be hosting a virtual event. We have an educational presentation, and will have a survivor of overdose, and a parent of an overdose victim. We will be focused on the age group under 24 years old.

    San Diego

    California

    Activity: UCSD Health – Emergency Medicine
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 am
    Location: 200 W. Arbor Drive
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: UCSD Health – Emergency Medicine
    Contact: Dennis Whitmyer
    Phone: 619-471-9115
    Email: DWhitmyer@health.ucsd.edu

    Staff of Emergency Medicine will stand in solidarity with those who have lost loved ones to overdose. All staff onsite that day will wear purple “End Overdose” T-Shirts and purple face coverings (for Covid 19). Hospital will fly flag at half staff to recognize those who have lost their lives.
    Expect media attention and political representation.

    San Diego

    California

    Activity: California Bridge Program Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Acute Care Settings
    Date: 30/07/2020
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: 4077 Fifth Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92103
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Scripps Mercy San Diego
    Contact: Tanya Popoff
    Phone: 858-280-4551
    Email: Popoff.Tanya@scrippshealth.org

    Scripps Mercy Hospital and the California Bridge Program are working together to break the cycle of addiction by implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine to patients with opioid related issues. Buprenorphine helps to prevent relapse by reducing cravings and withdrawal. Access to this treatment is available 24/7 at Scripps Mercy Emergency Department for all patients regardless of income, insurance, race, creed, homelessness, or sexual preference. The Scripps provider can provide a prescription for the buprenorphine, and a counselor will work with you to find an outpatient clinic to continue treatment.

    San Jose

    California

    Activity: IOAD 2020 Concert: Hosted by Stream For Good Events
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: online at:
    https://www.twitch.tv/streamforgoodevents
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lohriemay Arruiza
    Phone: 4084218232
    Email: larruiza@icloud.com

    Pre-recorded memorial video and concert streamed live via twitch.tv.

    Santa Maria

    California

    Activity: Let’s Make A Difference
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 4056 SHELLIE CT
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Let’s Make A Difference
    Contact: Danielle M Murillo
    Phone: 8057206986
    Email: jajujomom@gmail.com

    Drug overdose awareness event and education for families and friends of an addict and the addict themselves. Educational booths, food, raffle, silent auction, BBQ fundraiser, band, testimonials etc.

    Colorado

    Adams/Arapahoe/Douglas Counties

    Colorado

    Activity: Night of Remembrance and Hope
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Virtual – Zoom
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership
    Contact: Haley Foster
    Phone: 7202001584
    Email: Hfoster@tchd.org

    This year the Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership (TCOPP) is hosting a virtual Night of Remembrance and Hope. We are inviting people to pay tribute to a loved one that they have lost due to an overdose, someone who may be still struggling or celebrate someone who is in recovery. They can sing or play a song, read poem, show a tribute video and we will provide the platform. This 90 minute event will take place via Zoom on August 31, 2020 from 6:30-8pm MST. Along with the tributes, we will have a parent tell her story of loss and a Police Chief will talk about the the epidemic from a first responders viewpoint and he will also give a training on Narcan. We hope to have an opportunity to provide people who attend the event 2 doses of free Narcan (this still in the works).

    Carbondale

    Colorado

    Activity: Aperture Of Hope – You Matter flag display honoring those who have passed from substance in the Roaring Fork Valley
    Date: 24/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Purple flag display in a variety of locations in the Roaring Fork Valley (Glenwood Springs to Aspen).
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Cath Adams
    Phone: 970.948.3621
    Email: cath@apertureofhope.com

    Purple flag display in remembrance of those who have passed from substance in the tri counties (Pitkin, Eagle, Garfield) of the Roaring Fork Valley in Colorado between the years of 2017-2019. Fifty two flags will be displayed in five different locations throughout the valley. This is intended to be a visual display rather than a social gathering due to COVID-19.
    “I will always try to be a light to someone else’s life, no matter the circumstances. Mom lets you and I talk to the high schoolers about addiction, let’s write a book and take photos. You and I, mom, we can do this together and save lives.”
    – Emily Irene Adams 1998 – 2020 (accidental fentanyl intoxication)

    Estes Park

    Colorado

    Activity: Treat Addiction, Save Lives: Overdose Awareness Film Series 2020
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Historic Park Theatre and Café, 130 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Northern Colorado Health Alliance
    Contact: Miles Gilbert
    Phone: 9709390518
    Email: mgilbert.alliance@nocoha.org

    Join us as we raise awareness and fight the stigma surrounding overdose and substance use disorder at a free, social-distanced showing of “Ben is Back,” starring Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges. Following the film there will be a short discussion from members of the Estes Park Community who have been personally affected by overdose and substance use disorder as they share their stories and grant us a personal look into a national epidemic. Together we will honor lost loved ones and to educate ourselves on addiction and what we can do to support those who struggle with it.

    Loveland

    Colorado

    Activity: Treat Addiction, Save Lives: Overdose Awareness Film Series 2020
    Date: 20/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: “Ben is Back”
    Park Theater
    Estes Park CO
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SummitStone Health Partners
    Contact: 970-613-1455
    Phone: 3038863068
    Email: mybigdayevents@outlook.com

    Join us for a FREE film to honour lost loved ones and to educate ourselves on addiction and what we can do to support those who struggle with it.

    Loveland

    Colorado

    Activity: Treat Addiction, Save Lives: Overdose Awareness Film Series 2020
    Date: 06/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: “Ben is Back”
    Kress Cinema Lounge
    Greeley CO
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SummitStone Health Partners
    Contact: 970-613-1455
    Phone: 3038863068
    Email: mybigdayevents@outlook.com

    Join us for a FREE film to honor lost loved ones and to educate ourselves on addiction and what we can do to support those who struggle with it.

    Loveland

    Colorado

    Activity: Treat Addiction, Save Lives: Overdose Awareness Film Series 2020
    Date: 16/07/2020
    Time: 08:15 pm
    Location: “Ben is Back”
    The Lyric Cinema, outdoors
    Fort Collins CO
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SummitStone Health Partners
    Contact: 970-613-1455
    Phone: 3038863068
    Email: mybigdayevents@outlook.com

    Join us for a FREE film to honor lost loved ones and to educate ourselves on addiction and what we can do to support those who struggle with it.

    Loveland

    Colorado

    Activity: Treat Addiction, Save Lives: Overdoes Awareness Film Series 2020
    Date: 02/07/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: “Ben Is Back”
    The Loveland Drive-In, Loveland COPublic/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SummitStone Health Partners
    Contact: 970-613-1455
    Phone: 3038863068
    Email: mybigdayevents@outlook.com

    Join us for a FREE film to honor lost loved ones and to educate ourselves on addiction and what we can do to support those who struggle with it.

    Pueblo

    Colorado

    Activity: Proclamation
    Date: 24/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 1 City Hall Place
    City Council Chambers, 3rd Fl
    Pueblo, CO 81006
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Pueblo
    Contact: Leslie Crittenden
    Phone: 719-553-2655
    Email: lcrittenden@pueblo.us

    Reading of the Proclamation on August 24, 2020 at 7PM MST – City Council Meeting during Special Recognition

    Connecticut

    Fairfield

    Connecticut

    Activity: Fairfield CARES IOAD Vigil
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 1451 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Fairfield CARES Community Coalition
    Contact: Reini Knorr
    Phone: 2035378860
    Email: FairfieldCARES@fairfieldct.org

    Candlelight vigil with speakers, music, testimony, visual display

    Fairfield

    Connecticut

    Activity: Fairfield CARES IOAD 2020 Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Fairfield Sherman Town Green
    Reef Road,
    Fairfield, CT 06824
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Fairfield CARES Community Coalition
    Contact: Reini Knorr
    Phone: 2035378860
    Email: fairfieldcares@fairfieldct.org

    3rd annual IOAD candlelight vigil on the Sherman Town Green – to pray for those we have lost and fight with all we’ve got for the living. Crush stigma, educate, stand in community – all are welcome.

    New Haven

    Connecticut

    Activity: Signature Sculpture Unveiling and Bi-Partisan Press Conference to raise awarness
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 210 Capitol Ave. Hartford, CT 06106
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: For Cameron and Demand ZERO
    Contact: Fiona Cullinan Firine
    Phone: 2039740478
    Email: ForCameron520@gmail.com

    Outside the State Capital. Socially distanced and we will ask people to please wear masks.
    For Cameron and Demand ZERO commisioned a sculpture, which is now being engraved with the replicated signatures of many who lost their lives to an opioid overdose in the state of Connecticut. CT. Senator George Logan will unveil the sculpture and then hold a bi-partisan press conferce with us, to raise awarenss of the epidemic of opioid deaths in our state and to cut through the stigma so we can raise awarenss of the risk of opioid overdoses and how to help those at risk and prevent deaths.
    The public are invited and welcome to take part in this event as we reflect on those who lost their lives and ask people to edicate themselves on this epeidemic which crosses every racial and socio-economic boundery.

    Torrington

    Connecticut

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Resource Fair & Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Coe Memorial Park, 101 Litchfield St, Torrington, CT 06790
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Litchfield County Opiate Task Force
    Contact: Lauren Pristo
    Phone: 8606263194
    Email: lauren.pristo@mccallcenterct.org

    Join us as we come together to commemorate the lives of those we have lost to overdose. The event will include a resource fair highlighting local recovery, mental health, and support services in the community. The resource fair will be followed by the candlelight vigil with speakers and a reflection on the names of loved ones who have been lost to this crisis.

    The event will be held in-person in a way that accommodates the latest recommendations for COVID-19. The option to attend virtually will be available as well. For updates and more information follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LCOTF/

    Florida

    Daytona Beach

    Florida

    Activity: Keeping Hope: Overdose Awareness & Remembrance Day
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Daytona Beach Christian Drive-in Church
    3140 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32118
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Volusia Recovery Alliance
    Contact: Cathy Hartman
    Phone: 386-490-2234
    Email: CathyHartman@VolusiaRecoveryAlliance.org

    Join us for an evening of remembrance, education and hope.

    International Overdose Awareness Day acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends and remembers those who have died due to drug overdose. The day helps reduce the stigma of Substance Use Disorder (SUD), showing that recovery is possible and that overdoses can be prevented.

    ACTIVITIES:
    Gift bags with Program, grief support, solutions to SUD and more

    Drive up resource tables offering Narcan/harm reduction resources, # End Overdose shirts, wrist bands and pins for donation, water & packaged snacks

    Volusia County Proclamation for IOAD

    Speakers who have been impacted by overdose

    Time of remembrance for loved ones who have died due to overdose along with short reflections by family members

    Reading of names

    Remembrance Ceremony

    This will be a drive in event where participants watch from the comfort of their car and tune in to 88.5 on their radio. There will be some physically distanced seating available, both in the chapel and outside. CDC Recommendations are being followed during this event.

    For those unable to make the event in person, we will be broadcasting on VRA’s Facebook live feed at the same time. A great opportunity to create your own small gathering and participate in the comfort of your home.

    The Volusia Recovery Alliance event is sponsored by Daytona Beach Drive-In Christian Church and SMA Healthcare.
    https://www.facebook.com/VolusiaRecoveryAlliance/
    www.volusiarecoveryalliance.org

    Lake Placid

    Florida

    Activity: Community COVID 19 Essential Supply PPE Narcan Free Giveaway# 31
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: GIVEAWAY IS FROM 4PM-8PM– MUST PREREGISTER AT 954-859-4696This is a socially distanced/ no contact drive up giveaway

    Bethel Baptist Church of Lake Placid, FL
    216 E Park St, Lake Placid, FL. 33852
    corner of Park and Magnolia.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: LUIS GARCIA -Firefighter/Pararamedic (RETIRED)@ USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with NARCAN ( FB Page & GoFundMe)
    Phone: 9548594696
    Email: luisgarciafla2@gmail.com

    IN HONOR OF INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY-AUGUST 31 & IN MEMORY OF Jared Benjamin Wyland (5/9/02 – 3/25/20)

    WORLD Overdose Awareness DAY Narcan & PPE & COVID19 LIVING SUPPLIES Giveaway

    PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED AT 954-859-4696. Please leave a voicemail. No texting.

    GIVEAWAY IS FROM 4-8PM

    This is drive up event/ NO contact. Items will be in a sealed bag in a bin. You drive up , get your items and drive off.

    ARE YOU in Florida? PREREGISTER for FREE items!

    ARe you struggling financially? Just can’t find supplies?

    GETTING READY TO REOPEN? Do you need any essential/scarce supplies for BUSINESS OR HOME or PPE for COVID-19 that you can’t find in stores?

    Want a NARCAN spray to save a life? MUST register@ 954-859-4696

    https://www.facebook.com/events/3147300185316957/

    I’ll help you thanks to GoFundMe donors.

    Community COVID 19 Essential Supply PPE Narcan Free Giveaway# 31

    PLEASE FOLLOW COVID19 SOCIAL DISTANCE PRECAUTIONS!

    WE will be set up at tables IN the PARKING LOT

    PREREGISTRATION BY PHONE (NO TEXT) Required…

    QUESTIONS? Call Luis Garcia@ 954-859-4696

    PLEASE DONATE TO MY GOFUNDME which makes this possible

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/usa-opioid-crisis-mortality-reduction-with-narcan

    FREE supplies of everything you cannot find for COVID 19: PPE and essential living supplies

    Luis Garcia, a retired 28 year firefighter/paramedic is donating free supplies to all community members unable to find essentials such as PPE and scarce supplies: gloves, N95 and surgical masks, paper goods, Lysol , Purell, Clorox wipes, etc

    RECENT SUN SENTINEL STORY ABOUT THIS:

    https://www.sun-sentinel.com/coronavirus/fl-ne-boynton-beach-retired-firefighter-donates-supplies-20200416-5efowhphgjaozcrcsttybc6qtm-story.html?fbclid=IwAR1eh0df-xPwFZNnoS2PUmOiHijF5RlcI-HLQeu9WrMQTMNkwR0bRc1Blxw

    GIVEAWAY IS FROM 4PM-8PM

    Bethel Baptist Church of Lake Placid, FL
    216 E Park St, Lake Placid, FL. 33852
    corner of Park and Magnolia.

    longwood

    Florida

    Activity: Celebrate Recovery Meeting
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: 530 Dog Track Road
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Celebrate Recovery
    Contact: Laurie Jean Harrington
    Phone: 4079274393
    Email: celebraterecovery@northlandchurch.net

    Christian 12 Step Meeting, Large group with Testimony/Lesson and Issue Specific, Gender Specific Open Share Groups

    West Palm Beach

    Florida

    Activity: Community COVID 19 Essential Supply PPE Narcan Free Giveaway# 30
    Date: 29/07/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Future Now Detox
    4384 purdy lane, Palm Springs, Florida 33406(WEST PALM BEACH area-1 hour north of Miami & 2 hours south of Orlando

    GIVEAWAY IS FROM 8AM-11AM
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: LUIS GARCIA -Firefighter/Pararamedic (RETIRED)@ USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with NARCAN ( FB Page & GoFundMe)
    Phone: 9548594696
    Email: luisgarciafla2@gmail.com

    PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED AT 954-859-4696. Please leave a voicemail. No texting.

    GIVEAWAY IS FROM 8AM-11AM

    This is drive up event/ NO contact. Items will be in a sealed bag in a bin. You drive up , get your items and drive off.

    ARE YOU in Florida? PREREGISTER for FREE items!

    ARe you struggling financially? Just can’t find supplies?

    GETTING READY TO REOPEN? Do you need any essential/scarce supplies for BUSINESS OR HOME or PPE for COVID-19 that you can’t find in stores?

    Want a NARCAN spray to save a life? MUST register@ 954-859-4696

    I’ll help you thanks to GoFundMe donors.

    Community COVID 19 Essential Supply PPE Narcan Free Giveaway# 30

    PLEASE FOLLOW COVID19 PRECAUTIONS!

    WE will be set up at tables outside the front entrance.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/948632778898341/

    PREREGISTRATION BY PHONE (NO TEXT) Required…

    QUESTIONS? Call Luis Garcia@ 954-859-4696

    PLEASE DONATE TO MY GOFUNDME which makes this possible

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/usa-opioid-crisis-mortality-reduction-with-narcan

    FREE supplies of everything you cannot find for COVID 19: PPE and essential living supplies

    Luis Garcia, a retired 28 year firefighter/paramedic is donating free supplies to all community members unable to find essentials such as PPE and scarce supplies: gloves, N95 and surgical masks, paper goods, Lysol , Purell, Clorox wipes, etc

    RECENT SUN SENTINEL STORY ABOUT THIS:

    https://www.sun-sentinel.com/coronavirus/fl-ne-boynton-beach-retired-firefighter-donates-supplies-20200416-5efowhphgjaozcrcsttybc6qtm-story.html?fbclid=IwAR1eh0df-xPwFZNnoS2PUmOiHijF5RlcI-HLQeu9WrMQTMNkwR0bRc1Blxw

    EVENT HOSTED BY:

    Future Now Detox
    4384 purdy lane, Palm Springs, Florida 33406

    (WEST PALM BEACH area-1 hour north of Miami & 2 hours south of Orlando

    GIVEAWAY IS FROM 8AM-11AM

    Illinois

    Country Club Hills

    Illinois

    Activity: Balloon Launch and 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:04 pm
    Location: 723 W. 111th St.
    Chicago, IL 60628
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: KIRBY REHABILITATION
    Contact: Lea Kirby
    Phone: 7736144002
    Email: kirbyrehab2@gmail.com

    Balloon Launch

    Naperville

    Illinois

    Activity: Organization
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Naperville Grand Pavillion
    912 Honorary Sindt Memorial Ct, Naperville, IL 60540
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Path to Recovery Foundation
    Contact: Deb Lewin
    Phone: 630-234-4271
    Email: help@pathtorecoveryfoundation.org

    This year we will be hosting an Overdose Awareness day event. The event will be much smaller this year due to Covid. We are allowed 50 people total, you must have a ticket to enter. This year the families will be sharing a great story/ memory of the their Loved One that has lost their battle.

    Naperville

    Illinois

    Activity: Emotional Core Therapy App Training for Addictions
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 1042 n main st
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Robert A. Moylan, LCPC
    Contact: Robert Moylan
    Phone: 6307881100
    Email: bmoylan111@gmail.com

    I am hosting a call in informational activity where I help users of the new and free Emotional Core Therapy App learn how to identify and treat stress related to addictions and their underlying cause. The ECT App has free video, journal articles,and books as teaching tools.

    Here is my new app which is scientifically proven to be the most effective psychological approach available worldwide to treat addictions.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.emotionalcoretherapy.ectmain

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.emotionalcoretherapy.ectmain

    The Emotional Core Therapy App is now free in the App Store. Just search for “ ECT app” as it was launched today. The ECT App allows one to process nearly all situational stress one feels. This includes addictions, depression,anxiety,anger issues, couple and marital problems, sports psychology, etc. One can even monitor one’s emotional stress level from physical ailments such as cancer, back ailments, Covid-19, etc. The App has free links to my book, video,and journal articles which can also be used as teaching tools.

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/releasing-unwanted-emotions-dr-foojan-zeine-interviews/id1382527139?i=1000480298207

    Indiana

    Ferdinand

    Indiana

    Activity: Third Annual Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 27/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 18th Street Park
    422 E 18th St, Ferdinand, IN 47532
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dubois County Substance Abuse Council
    Contact: Jenna Bieker
    Phone:
    Email: dcsac@duboiscountyin.org

    In our current reality of substance addiction and overdose, those who have struggled with addiction or watched loved ones do so deserve a voice, recognition, and support. The event includes a variety of activities such as guest speakers, a poem-reading about addiction’s effects, an opportunity for members of the public to speak, live music, a candle lighting ceremony, a dove release, and access to free materials on substance abuse, addiction, grief, local resources, and more! By hosting this event we hope to remember those who have passed on, support those who experience substance misuse first and second-hand, and, most importantly, inspire hope of overcoming addiction. No one should be fighting alone.

    Indianapolis

    Indiana

    Activity: Organization
    Date: 22/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: 12710 Tealwood Dr.
    Indianapolis, IN 46236
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Someones Child Helping Hands
    Contact: Heather Feeney
    Phone: 317-414-6469
    Email: Schh2016c@gmail.com

    Light Up The World is an online event this year due to Covid 19. We ask everyone light a candle, and post a picture of the lit candle, and where their location is.

    Indianapolis

    Indiana

    Activity: Indiana Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Indiana State Museum, 650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Overdose Lifeline
    Contact: Molly Grimm
    Phone: 844-554-3354
    Email: contact@overdoselifeline.org

    Indiana Overdose Awareness Day is sponsored by Overdose Lifeline. This year we will gather on Sunday August 30th starting at 5:30pm.

    ODL honors and recognizes lives lost with a display of photos and a candlelight vigil (send us your loved ones name and photo to contact@overdoselifeline.org to have them included)

    We celebrate our loved ones with a light meal and support for each other. ODL also takes the opportunity during ODAD to recognize individuals and organizations that have contributed to solving the opioid and substance misuse epidemic.

    Nominate someone for an Overdose Awareness Day Award: https://bit.ly/3d8pvZu

    To learn more about this year’s event contact us at contact@overdoselifeline.org

    Louisiana

    Alesandria

    Louisiana

    Activity: Millie Mattered Overdose Awarness Day
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: North City Park Blvd. Alexandria La.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lilly Harvey
    Phone: 3184031310
    Email: milliemattered@gmail.com

    Displaying the 3000 plus faces of those who’s lives Mattered but have been taken by overdose, on the Banners of Can You See Me Now. A presentation video of the state coordinators for the Drug Epidemic Walk Across America. The testimony of Millie Mattered. Guest Speaker Bobby Russell with Firebrand Ministries telling his experience of his little brother overdose. Tim Heard with rkvry talkz to speak on recovery and the dangers of overdose after getting sober.

    Massachusetts

    Gardner

    Massachusetts

    Activity: North Central MA IOAD and Night of Hope
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: virtual
    City Hall -95 Pleasant St. Gardner Ma
    First Congregational Church- 28 Green St. Gardner, Ma
    Alyssa’s Place Peer Recovery Center- 301 Central St. Gardner, MA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AED Foundation Inc/ Alyssa
    Contact: MIchelle Dunn
    Phone: 9783147889
    Email: michelle@aedfoundationinc.org

    A majority of our event will be virtual. Gardner Public Access will be playing a pre-recorded memorial video with speakers starting at 7 pm.
    Luminaries will be placed on Gardner City Hall lawn and lit at approximately 8 pm. Luminaries will be available to be decorated either at the center or taken home to decorate and returned to Alyssa’s Place PRSC. Other pick up locations are being established and for more information please contact 978-364-0920 or check out our Facebook pages; AED Foundation and Alyssa’s Place Peer Recovery and Resource Center.

    Worcester

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Virtual Purple Flag Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Overdose Prevention Fund
    Contact: Brittany Chapman
    Phone:
    Email: overdosepreventionfund@gmail.com

    August 31st marks this year’s International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Join us in commemorating the loved ones we have lost due to overdoses in Massachusetts and supporting all who are grieving.

    Throughout the month of August, we invite you to create your own interpretation of a purple flag and post it to our Facebook page (@OverdosePrevention) to be shared.

    All are welcome to use our cover photo to show your support and spread the message that overdose death is preventable and recovery is possible.

    #IOAD2020 #EndOverdose #ICarryNarcan #Recovery

    Please check our Facebook page for updates as we are in the process of finalizing the details for additional events and efforts.

    Worcester

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Worcester International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Online – https://www.facebook.com/events/712408352871106/permalink/712719626173312/
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Worcester International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil Planning Team
    Contact: Rev. Aaron Payson
    Phone: 508-963-5959
    Email: Worcoverdoseawareness@gmail.com

    Please join us for an online vigil honoring the lives of those we’ve lost to overdoses.

    Worcester

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Worcester International Overdose Day Awareness Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Online – Register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qfuqvpj0rGtXNreFlXlBbRyMOulbpUk6L?fbclid=IwAR1D9TMn4rWGa1F4X2WQ9kBzXaf_MRGxsc7Rs8ep7pjsDyslC1uLnFCigz4
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Worcester Overdose Day Vigil Planning Group
    Contact: Rev. Aaron Payson
    Phone: 508-963-5959
    Email: worcoverdoseawareness@gmail.com

    The 2020 Worcester Overdose Awareness Day Vigil will be an online event. This annual opportunity to remember and honor the lives of those who have died from overdoses will feature music, remarks from area leaders, families of those who have died, and a virtual candlelighting.

    Michigan

    Brighton

    Michigan

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Millpond
    411 Millpond
    Brighton, MI 48116
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Amber Renieck House
    Contact: 8105992439
    Phone:
    Email: info@amberreineckhouse.org

    Outdoor venue.
    Live band and speakers.
    Possible food and gathering if covid does not affect it.

    Otherwise we will move to digital event

    Fowlerville

    Michigan

    Activity: 6th Annual International Overdose Awareness Day Event and Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Centennial Park – Fowlerville
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mitchell’s Hope
    Contact: Michele L Wagner and Kelly Caudell
    Phone: 5177755600 8108747168
    Email: MITCHELLSHOPE@GMAIL.COM

    International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

    International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.

    Jackson

    Michigan

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 am
    Location: 407 W. Michigan Ave front grounds at Home of New Vision
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: JXN Harm Reduction
    Contact: Laura Stephens
    Phone: 5177451890
    Email: lstephens@homeofnewvision.org

    “Empty Chair” all day event
    This event will take place outside. We will be giving tribute to those who have lost loved ones to Overdose with a story and picture of their loved one.
    There will be purple Overdose Awareness flags available for community partners and individuals that support this event.
    Each partnering agency will also be covering social media support with statistical data and support.
    We will also offer the community a chance to be trained in the administering of Naloxone with a free kit upon completion.
    It is our desire to break the stigma associated with SUD.

    Lansing

    Michigan

    Activity: MI-Team Sharing IOAD Rally and Vigil at the Capitol
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Michigan State Capitol
    110 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing Mi 48933
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Team Sharing Inc.
    Contact: Kelly Caudell
    Phone: 8108747168
    Email: kellycaudell1@gmail.com

    On August 31st, International Overdose Awareness Day we will be meeting at the front steps of the capitol to bring much needed and continuous awareness to the Drug/Opioid Epidemic. We shall rally for our loved ones and those still struggling. Michigan won’t lower the flags in honor of our loved ones once a year so we will continue to rally to honor them. All the Michigan banners 1-2 and CYSMN banners 1-17 will be there. Bring your posters, signs, photos and your children’s shoes! But most importantly, BRING YOUR VOICE!! BE THEIR VOICE! Let’s not be silent! This epidemic is not going away!! Candlelight vigil immediately following rally on the Capitol steps.

    Warren

    Michigan

    Activity: Warren City Hall lights up purple for International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Warren City Hall
    1 City Square,
    Warren, MI 48093
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Warren – Mayor Fouts’ Office
    Contact: Mayor Fouts’ Office
    Phone:
    Email:

    Warren City Hall will be lit up purple on August 31st for International Overdose Awareness Day and we will also be lowering our flags.

    Missouri

    St. Louis

    Missouri

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Caravan St. Louis, Missouri
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Northwest Plaza in St. Ann, Missouri located at the corner of St. Charles Rock Road and Lindbergh.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NCADA
    Contact: Stacie Zellin
    Phone: 314.962.3456
    Email: info@ncada-stl.org

    Because of COVID-19, We are doing things a bit different this year. H.E.A.L. along with Missouri Network For Opiate Reform and Recovery, SOUL( Surviving Overdose & Understanding Loss), NCADA and The Archway Institute will be hosting a Caravan Along with the help of the St. Ann Police Department. We ask that you show up early if you need to decorate your vehicle. So bring your car, truck or motorcycle along with decorations. Ideas for decorations are, purple balloons, ribbons, pictures of your loved ones, etc. We will be meeting at the old Northwest Plaza at the corner of Lindbergh and the St. Charles Rock Road in St. Ann, MO. The route will not go on to any highways so you don’t have to worry about highway speeds ruining your decorations. As details develop this will be updated so check back often.

    Don’t forget to look for the billboard at Highway 40 and Jefferson in Downtown St. Louis, MO.

    Montana

    Billings

    Montana

    Activity: Overdose Awareness MT
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Rose Park Shelter -21st W & Ave C
    Billings, MT
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Carol Keenan
    Phone: 4066708850
    Email: cjkeenan@bresnan.net

    To bring awareness of drug overdoses and to remember those who have lost their lives to OD. Speakers, bagpipers, Tshirts, Photos of loved ones

    Nevada

    Las Vegas

    Nevada

    Activity: Drug Epidemic Awareness Walk Across America Virtual IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 am
    Location: 5165 TURNBERRY LANE
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug Epidemic Awareness Walk Across America
    Contact: DEBI NADLER
    Phone: 7022711666
    Email: dnadler@cox.net

    Virtual Event held by all our coordinators in each state to honor and remember our lost loved ones due to substance use disorder and to share valuable information to help others

    Las Vegas

    Nevada

    Activity: Virtual International Overdose Awareness Day 2020
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Virtual Event
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance
    Contact: Veronica Portillo
    Phone: N/A
    Email: sonvharmreductionalliance@gmail.com

    The Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance presents our fourth annual International Overdose Awareness Day. This is our time to come together and honor those we have lost due to an overdose and to celebrate those who have found recovery. Our event will have a proclamation and vigil, online naloxone training and demonstration (with free naloxone provided if you live within the state of Nevada), and a panel for discussions and questions.

    New Jersey

    Atlantic City

    New Jersey

    Activity: Atlantic County Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:08 pm
    Location: 12 N.Mississippi Avenue
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Force of Atlantic County, Inc.
    Contact: Robert Catalano
    Phone: 6092149463
    Email: bobcatalano@recoveryforce.org

    The theme this year is Stand Up For Recovery and all local elected officials (and candidates) will be invited to join family and friends of loved-ones lost to overdose and pledge to support a Recovery Bill of Rights . These rights and official’s standing up for them will help reduce the stigma that drives up overdose deaths. Atlantic County still tops the nation in per capita overdose deaths. This will be followed by a remembrance vigil.

    Blackwood

    New Jersey

    Activity: Remembrance and Hope Memorial Unveiling and Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 236 Taylor Avenue & Chews Landing Road
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Camden County
    Contact: Patty DiRenzo
    Phone: 856-374-6137
    Email: patty.direnzo@camdencounty.com

    Unveiling of newly constructed Overdose Memorial and Vigil honoring those lost to overdose

    Dunellen

    New Jersey

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Ceremony
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Washington Memorial Park
    Washington Avenue and First Street
    Dunellen, NJ08812
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dunellen Municipal Alliance
    Contact: Terri Albertson
    Phone: 732-668-7218
    Email: Dunellenma@gmail.com

    Ceremony to educate community about overdose and substance misuse. To remember those lost to overdose.

    Lawrence Twp

    New Jersey

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Virtual Event
    Date: 27/08/2020
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Virtual event via Zoom
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mercer Council on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction
    Contact: Barbara Sprechman
    Phone: 6093965874
    Email: bsprechman@mercercouncil.org

    This will be a virtual event for residents of Mercer County New Jersey. At the end of the presentations and testimonials, a butterfly release will take place at a nearby field.

    Manasquan

    New Jersey

    Activity: One Flag, One Life
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Chapel of the Star of the Sea
    554 East Main Street
    Manasquan, NJ
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Advocates for the Shore (RAFTS)
    Contact: Robert Sumski
    Phone: 17325815530
    Email: rsumski@optonline.net

    In observance of International Overdose Awareness Day. we will be displaying one purple flag for each life lost to opioid overdose in NJ. Flags can be personalized in memory of loved ones lost.

    Newton

    New Jersey

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Social Media Campaign
    Date: 25/08/2020
    Time: 08:30 am
    Location: One Spring Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: County of Sussex Community and Youth Services
    Contact: Lisa Lombardo
    Phone: 9739486000
    Email: llombardo@sussex.nj.us

    Social media campaign to provide information to the community

    Old Tappan

    New Jersey

    Activity: Silent Memorials
    Date: 09/08/2020
    Time: 02:00 am
    Location: Oakes Park, Central Avenue, Old Tappan, NJ 07675
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Old Tappan Municipal Alliance
    Contact: Anna Haverilla
    Phone: 201-664-5322
    Email: Haverilla@oldtappan.net

    The Black Poster Project “Silent Memorials” is a display with over a 100 awareness posters of lives lost to addition. It is a labor of love created by Dee Gillen after experiencing the loss of her son, Scott, to a heroin/fentanyl overdose in 2015 at the age of 27. It began with a simple post just prior to overdose awareness day 2019. n a few short months, this project grew to include over 100 awareness posters, and sadly is not stopping at that number.

    Phillipsburg

    New Jersey

    Activity: Police Support Recovery – A Walk To Remember
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Shappell Park
    353 S Main Street
    Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CARES of Warren County
    Contact: Amanda Bridge
    Phone: 908-319-8589
    Email: Abridge@cprwc.com

    Free Event!

    Come and Support Overdose Awareness Day with CARES & Safe Harbor, along with Easton Police Department and Phillipsburg Police Department. When communities come together we build a stronger foundation! Help end the stigma. If you’ve lost someone you love to addiction we will all walk to remember them. Phillipsburg will be meeting Easton on the free bridge and everyone will be given a flower to toss over the bridge for remembrance. Awards, free food, and live music will be held at Easton’s Scott Park.

    Pet Friendly, Kid Friendly!

    Wall

    New Jersey

    Activity: One Flag, One Life
    Date: 27/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Wall Municipal Building
    Allaire & Baileys Corner Rd.
    Wall, NJ
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Advocates for the Shore (RAFTS)
    Contact: Robert Sumski
    Phone: 7325815530
    Email: rsumski@optonline.net

    In observance of International Overdose Awareness Day. we will be displaying one purple flag for each life lost to opioid overdose in NJ. Flags can be personalized in memory of loved ones lost at our Manasquan location.

    Waretown

    New Jersey

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/07/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Gille Park
    102 Manchester Ave, Forked River, NJ 08731Under the pavilion
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Xodus Recovery Community Center
    Contact: Donna Catlow
    Phone: 7324257938
    Email: xrccenter@gmail.com

    Xodus Recovery Community Center will be hosting our 5th Annual Overdose Awareness Event to honor the memory of those we have lost, those that are still struggling and those that are in recovery from the disease of addictions. We will have speakers and a candle light vigil in memory of those lost to an accidental overdose.

    New York

    Herkimer

    New York

    Activity: Rise Up for Overdose Awareness
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 125 E. Albany St.,
    Herkimer, NY 13550
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: RISE RCOC of Catholic Charutues of Herkimer County
    Contact: Jeff Rohacek
    Phone: 315-269-7838
    Email: jrohacek@ccherkimer.org

    The RISE Recovery Community Outreach Center will observe the day by providing the opportunity for community members to remember their loved ones who have died from a drug-related overdose, those loved ones who have survived an overdose, and those still who are struggling with active addiction. On the RISE Facebook page at RISERCOC go to the link #riseup4overdoseawareness where community members can post stories, videos, pictures or artwork to commemorate their loved ones. Post can be uploaded to the link throughout the month of August

    There is a Zoom event at https://abhealth.zoom.us/j/92019197753 on 8/28/20 starting at 6:00 PM. The event will feature invited speakers and a showing of all the summitted posts. Individuals are also invited to share their personal stories at the event.

    Lindenhurst

    New York

    Activity: Lindy Cares Operation Medicine Cabinet!
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst NY
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Lindenhurst Community Cares Coalition, Inc.
    Contact: Lori-Ann Novello
    Phone: 5167240551
    Email: lindycareslcc@gmail.com

    Drug Take Back – Community Clean Up – Candlelight Vigil/Memorial

    Multiple

    New York

    Activity: #EmpirePurple
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Multiple
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hudson Mohawk AHEC
    Contact: James Norton
    Phone: 5184802432
    Email: jnorton@hmahec.org

    So with Covid-19 we can’t do awareness walks, candle light vigils, etc. So we are hosting an event called #EmpirePurple where buildings and homes are asked to shine a purple light. This can be putting a purple filter over their spotlights or putting a purple light-bulb in a lamp by their window. The idea is to raise awareness of the Overdose awareness day and give people the opportunity to drive around and see all of the buildings in the area illuminated in purple.

    Piermont

    New York

    Activity: OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY REMEMBRANCE
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: TALLMAN BEACH AND POOL CLUB
    2 Tallman Mountain Road
    Sparkill, New York. 10976
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: FRIENDS OF RECOVERY ROCKLAND
    Contact: caren schwartz
    Phone: 8455482086
    Email: schwartz.caren@gmail.com

    Speakers, informational tables, remembrance candle lighting ceremony, posters display of loved ones who have passed from Substance Use Disorder.
    Food will be served.

    Rochester

    New York

    Activity: The 5th Annual Scotty B Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 27/02/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Martin Luther King Jr Park
    353 Court Street
    Rochester, NY 14607
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: S.O..A.R.S.,Inc
    Contact: Becky Baker
    Phone: 585-771-0896
    Email: overdoseday2017@gmail.com

    A community free awareness event w/treatment providers, insurance companies, recovery organizations, Grief support group, non profits, and grass roots, Narcan training, harm reduction, live music, food, memorial/remembrance service, Peer Support, Prevention, Mental Health Awareness, Kids area with games, face painting, & more

    Syracuse

    New York

    Activity: Prevention Network
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: 906 Spencer st Syracuse NY 13204. Event will take place in the back parking lot. Look for signs.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Prevention Network
    Contact: Jessica Mozo
    Phone: 3154711359
    Email: jmozo@preventionNetworkcny.org

    Join us on Monday, 8.31 from 3-7PM for socially distant, drive-thru Narcan training. Masked staff members will be available to Narcan train you without leaving your vehicle. Kits, training certifications, medication disposal bags, family support information, and educational material will be available and free of charge. Those without vehicles can receive masked, socially distant training at the event. Help reduce stigma and learn how you can be prepared to save a life with a spray.

    Watertown

    New York

    Activity: Jefferson County Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 05/09/2020
    Time: 09:00 pm
    Location: 167 Polk Street, Suite 320
    Watertown, NY 13601
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Alliance for Better Communities
    Contact: Anita Seefried-Brown
    Phone: 3157884660
    Email: aseefried-brown@pivot2health.com

    The Alliance for Better Communities partnered with a local Drive-In Movie Theater to combine the IODA with a family movie night. Elected officials, NYS Senator, NYS Assemblyman, Chairman, Jefferson County Board of Legislators (will read the Proclamation), Jefferson County District Attorney, Jefferson County Sheriff, Mayor, City of Watertown, Chief of Police, City of Watertown will videotape their remarks which will be played prior to the start of the move.

    Community members entering the ticket gate will receive a swag bag containing education and awareness materials about addiction, treatment, and recovery as well as opportunity to sign up for Narcan training.

    North Carolina

    Raleigh

    North Carolina

    Activity: IOAD NC Raleigh Rally for Change
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Due to Covid 19, this year’s event will be virtual. Please join our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/IOADRaleighNCRally – Or join our mailing list by emailing us at ioadraleighrally@gmail.com
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NCAPDA (IOAD Raleigh NC)
    Contact: Randy Abbott
    Phone:
    Email: IOADraleighrally@gmail.com

    During the virtual event, you will hear from parents, siblings, and children that have been impacted by an overdose of a loved one. There will be music, resource rooms, and naloxone training. The event will end with the reading of names of our North Carolina Lost Loved Ones followed by a virtual candlelight vigil. There will also be an online photo loop as well.

    Watch for more information on registration and more. the event will begin at 5:00 pm EST and run through the end of the reading of names and candlelight vigil.

    Ohio

    Columbus

    Ohio

    Activity: JustInTimeAwareness 3rd Annual IOAD Virtual Event
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: JustInTimeAwareness FaceBook Live
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: JustInTimeAwareness
    Contact: Melanie Schaeffer
    Phone:
    Email: justintimeawareness@gmail.com

    Due to COVID-19 restrictions we will be unable to host a public event this year. However, we are committed to recognizing the importance of this day and the following activitiies are planned for August 30 beginning at 6:00pm; FaceBook Live Tribute Wall, Facebook Live Candlelight Vigil, and words and music of remembrance. We invite you, from your home, to join us to watch FaceBook Live and join us during the activities from your home.

    If you or your family would like your loved one that lost their battle with addiction, to be remembered, honored and celebrated on the Tribute Wall, please email me at justintimeawareness@gmail.com or melanie_schaeffer@yahoo.com and I will provide you with all needed details.

    Overdose deaths are increasing due to COVID-19. This makes taking action to end overdose, more important than ever!

    Lexington

    Ohio

    Activity: Fusion Overdose Memorial Night
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Lexington Community Park, Plymouth St Lexington Oh.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: 419-565-5441
    Phone: jen.lemonjl@gmail.com
    Email: jen.lemonjl@gmail.com

    There is several speakers are planned some in recovery and one parent who lost a child. There is an open forum for everyone to who wants to take part can. There is a candle light prayer. Also we do a memorial sky lanterns and a drum circle to finish out the night. If you play a drum please feel to bring it along to join the circle.

    Mount Vernon

    Ohio

    Activity: End Overdose in Knox County, Ohio
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: 501 South Main Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Knox Substance Abuse Action Team
    Contact: Tina Cockrell
    Phone: 740-392-2200
    Email: tcockrell@knoxhealth.com

    Members of the community are invited to a rememberance ceremony on the lawn at 501 South Main Street in Mount Vernon. Participants will be encouraged to social distance. Family members can bring photos of loved ones and stories to share about their loved ones. The footbridge, tower and viaduct will be lit in purple in memory of those lost to overdose. Additionally, online resources will be provided to secure naloxone in your home.

    Sandusky

    Ohio

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Shoreline Park
    411 E Shoreline Dr
    Sandusky Ohio
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Project Noelle
    Contact: KELI CLARK
    Phone: 4192712107
    Email: projectnoellehelps@gmail.com

    Candlight Vigil for those lost to the disease of addiction. Speakers and lots of informative tables

    Tiffin

    Ohio

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Candlelit Vigil
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: A Little Faith Ministries (in the parking lot)
    230 S. Washington St
    Tiffin Ohio
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Project Noelle
    Contact: KELI CLARK
    Phone: 4192712107
    Email: projectnoellehelps@gmail.com

    Information Tables, Speakers, Candlelight Vigil

    Toledo

    Ohio

    Activity: Chalk the Walk
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Talbot Clinical Services, LLC.
    732 Main St.
    Toledo, OH 43605
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Northwest Ohio Syringe Services
    Contact: Courtney Stewart
    Phone: 419-213-2655
    Email: stewartcr@co.lucas.oh.us

    Join us for Chalk the Walk on International Overdose Awareness Day!
    “A Time to Remember, A Time to Act.”

    Our community will come together to create a public art memorial for those we have lost to overdose. This event takes place in East Toledo, consistently one of the highest overdose neighborhoods in Northwest Ohio. We will gather at Talbot Clinical Services, LLC, a community hub for Harm Reduction and Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) services. Professional artists will create chalk art on the blacktop of the parking lot. Chalk will be provided for the community to leave messages and drawings on the surrounding public sidewalks.

    If you would like to remember a loved one who has died from an overdose, please fill out this form so their name can be chalked on the sidewalk and read aloud. A brief meditation and a moment of silence will accompany our reading of these names.
    https://forms.gle/s9pefgX65jhgzNKo8

    If you are an artist who would like to request a designated 3’x3′-6’x6′ space, please contact:
    Courtney Stewart
    Phone: 419-213-2655
    Email: stewartcr@co.lucas.oh.us

    *Chalk the Walk will follow all public health guidelines for social distancing. Face coverings are required. Throughout the day we will “go live” to interview the artists. We will also broadcast the brief meditation, reading of names, and moment of silence.

    Pennsylvania

    Johnstown

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Service
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Point Park overlooking the Stone Bridge
    100 Washington St.
    Johnstown, PA
    15901Virtually – https://www.facebook.com/CambriaCountyDrugCoalition/
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cambria County Drug Coalition
    Contact: Natalie Kauffman
    Phone: 8142419999
    Email: natalie.kauffman@drugcoalition.org

    We will stream our International Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Service from Point Park overlooking the Stone Bridge in Downtown Johnstown at 7pm on Monday, August 31st via Facebook Live.

    Music, Speakers and a Faith Based Vigil will remember the lives of loved ones lost to substance use disorder and honor the surviving families. The Stone Bridge will be lit in purple at dusk.

    Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Organization
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: https://www.facebook.com/HospiceandCommunityCare/
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hospice & Community Care
    Contact: Patti Anewalt, Director of the Pathways Center for Grief & Loss
    Phone: 717-391-2412
    Email: panewalt@hospicecommunity.org

    Dr. Mitchell Crawford, bereaved family member and Director of Addiction Services for WellSpan Philhaven will be our Keynote Speaker. The title of his talk is “Overdose: Finding Your Path After Tragedy.” His talk will be followed by a Question and Answer period and we will hold a Closing Memorial and candle lighting, accompanied by musician Deeter Lutz. Children & teens are welcome. During the program Pathways Children’s Grief counselors will meet separately with children ages 5-13 to make a commemorative tile. If children will attend, adults need to pick up the supplies for their craft activity by Friday August 28 at the Pathays Center for Grief & Loss, 4075 Old Harrisburg Pike, Mount Joy PA between 8:00 and 4:00 p.m. If children attend they must be old enough to use Sharpies without supervision and the family would need two devices (smart phone, computer, ipad) and a good internet connection.

    South Dakota

    Sioux Falls

    South Dakota

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: 1004 E Ridge Rd 1004 E Ridge Rd
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Melissa Flynn
    Phone: 16053767701
    Email: flynnmel102@yahoo.com

    I am a volunteer for Addiction Policy Forum, Emily’s Hope and Face It TOGETHER. I am organizing a candlelight vigil to be held at a local church in Sioux Falls, SD. The Ransom Church, Freedom Ministries.

    Tennessee

    Carthage

    Tennessee

    Activity: Lights for Recovery
    Date: 24/09/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Historic Courthouse
    211 Main St. N
    Carthage, TN 37030
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: TN Regional Overdose Prevention Specialists; SCDPC
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 6155881622
    Email: Sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Candlelight Vigil and Naloxone Use Training

    Elizabethton

    Tennessee

    Activity: conversation about substance abuse
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Zoom
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Carter County Drug Prevention
    Contact: Jilian Reece
    Phone: 4233428008
    Email: ccdpdirector@outlook.com

    Carter County Drug Prevention hosts a forum for anyone effected by or interested in learning more about and decreasing stigma around substance abuse. Panelists Rachel Roden of First Judicial District Felony Recovery Court, Sherry Barnett, Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist, Kim Crowder of Kingsport Family Recovery, Craig Forrester of Recovery Resources, Polly Jessen of Frontier Health, Scott Vaughn, Intuitive Reader and Energy Healer and Lisa Taylor, family substance abuse survivor will share stories and resources with participants.
    This event is part of CCDP’s “conversations” on hot topics series and being held in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day. .

    Jackson

    Tennessee

    Activity: International Drug Overdose Awareness Day Narcan Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: Zoom online event
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Jackson-Madison Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Kristen Wilson
    Phone: 731-694-0502
    Email: Kristen@jmprevent.org

    Learn the signs of opioid overdose and how to administer the opioid overdose reversal drug, Naloxone.
    About this Event
    Training available multiple times during the day that can be chosen at registration.
    Join us on International Overdose Awareness Day for a combination Narcan and Count It! Lock It! Drop It! training!
    Presented by Mark Mason, Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist for R6S, Southwest TN.
    Mark Mason is a Humboldt TN native. He has been with the Jackson Madison Prevention Coalition since April 2019 as the Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist (ROPS) of Region 6 South, covering all of Southwest Tennessee. His goal as a ROPS is to educate the public, medical community, law enforcement, first responders, those with Substance Use Disorders and their family on how to use the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone (Narcan). He trains and equips individuals with the life saving drug Naloxone (Narcan). Naloxone is a prescription medication used for the treatment of an opioid emergency such as an overdose or a possible opioid overdose along with always calling 911.

    Lebanon

    Tennessee

    Activity: Narcan Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:30 pm
    Location: 102 E. Main Street, Rm 102
    Lebanon, TN 37087
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: DrugFree WilCo
    Contact: Michael Bare
    Phone: 919-698-2306
    Email: mbare@wcadctn.org

    Narcan training from our Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist for the 5 county area including Wilson County

    Lenoir City

    Tennessee

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Fountain in downtown Loudon, TN
    504 Grove St, Loudon, TN 37774
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Prevention Alliance of Loudon County
    Contact: Victoria Cowell
    Phone: 865-816-8445
    Email: tpaloudonco@gmail.com

    On Monday, August 31 at 7 pm, we are hosting a candlelight vigil to admire the survivors, support the fighters (1 in 6 battle addiction in TN), and honor the taken. Wear purple, tie a ribbon on your mailbox or tree, place a purple wreath on your door, or come in person to our vigil. We will have live music, educational information, and activities and culminate with a candlelight vigil.

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Day of Remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: 6030 Neighborly Drive
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Nashville Recovery Center
    Contact: Mitzi Dawn
    Phone: 6154242600
    Email: unicorn@nashvillerecoverycenter.com

    We are asking on social media for people to send names and pictures of loved ones they want remembered. The day of, we will read the names and add the to the IOAD wall of remembrance. We will also have some speakers and musicians.

    A limited amount of public can participate in person (50 with social distancing and masks) and we will live stream the event for those at home.

    Texas

    LAREDO

    Texas

    Activity: 4th Annual International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: 2207 ADRIANA CT
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Myke’s Purpose Overdose Awareness
    Contact: 956-740-0633
    Phone:
    Email: mykeyspurpose@gmail.com

    Due to COVID-19 restrictions we will be unable to host our public event as we have in the past, however, we must continue to acknowledge and recognize IOAD and we will honoring those we have lost by making a floating lantern pool memorial and digital photography display on our Facebook Page

    Virginia

    Locust Grove

    Virginia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 20/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: 2130 Germanna Hwy.
    Locust Grove, VA 2250810000 Germanna Point Drive
    Fredericksburg, VA 22408

    Online via Zoom
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Germanna Community College
    Contact: 540-423-9121
    Phone:
    Email: alandes@germanna.edu

    Drive Up Pep Rally
    August 20, 2020
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    In part to pep rally hosted by Student Activities. Pick up your FREE Overdose T-shirt and helpful resource packets.
    Presenter: Alicia Landes and Pam Frederick, Germanna Community College
    How to Participate: Locust Grove Campus parking lot
    Point of contact: alandes@germanna.edu

    Drive Up Pep Rally
    August 21, 2020
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    In part to pep rally hosted by Student Activities. Pick up your FREE Overdose T-shirt and helpful resource packets.
    Presenter: Alicia Landes and Pam Frederick, Germanna Community College
    How to Participate: Fredericksburg Area Campus parking lot
    Point of contact: alandes@germanna.edu

    Let’s See Your Purple by Showing Support and Honoring Loved Ones
    August 31, 2020
    All Day
    Part of International Overdose Awareness Day
    If you were able to make it to the Drive Up Pep Rally and received a #END Overdose t-shirt, please send us a photo of yourself showing support or honoring a loved one who has either lost the battle to addiction or showing support for a loved one who is currently battling addiction. If you were not able to make the Drive Up Pep Rally, send us a photo of you showing support or honoring a loved one of yourself decked out in purple attire. Let’s see that purple! Photos provided during this event, can be used for distribution purposes by the college.
    Details of where to send the photos coming soon.
    Presenter: Hosted by Germanna Community College Counseling Services
    How to Participate: TBA
    Point of contact: alandes@germanna.edu

    The Opiate Epidemic: What You Need to Know & How Can You Help?
    August 31, 2020
    10:00 am to 11:30 am
    Part of International Overdose Awareness Day
    Opioid addiction has been declared an epidemic and a national emergency. Since COVID, overdose deaths have increased. 8% of high school students and 7% of middle school students report taking prescription drugs not prescribed to them. It is imperative that we do a better job of identifying and treating opiate addiction. This training will give you an introduction to opiate addiction, address treatment approaches, and suggest what you can do to help.
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
    Presenter: Carmen Greiner, Be Well Rappahannock
    How to Participate: Pre-registration is required https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArdeCvqT0oG9K62eRIUe2qkUHQxZrW9oDc
    Point of contact: alandes@germanna.edu

    Virtual REVIVE Training
    August 31, 2020
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Part of International Overdose Awareness Day
    Germanna is hosting VIRTUAL REVIVE training which educates participants about how to identify the signs of an opioid overdose and trains anyone how to administer the life-saving opioid reversal drug Narcan. Registration is free. Participation is limited to the first 30 to register in each virtual session. Individuals who complete the 60-minute training will receive access to a FREE dose of Narcan (Naloxone). Follow up information sent after registration is submitted.
    Presenter: Sherry Norton-Williams, RACSB Prevention Specialist
    How to Participate: Pre-registration is required https://bit.ly/VIRTUALREVIVE-AUG-31-2020
    Point of contact: alandes@germanna.edu

    Washington

    Mount Vernon

    Washington

    Activity: County Wide Temporary Memorials
    Date: 21/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Six temporary memorials will be visible throughout Skagit County between August 21st and September 4th. See the location of each memorial site below:
    Anacortes – Tommy Thompson Parkway near the Skatepark; 2313 R Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221
    Burlington – Burlington Edison High School Tennis Courts; 301 N Burlington Blvd, Burlington, WA 98233
    Concrete – East Skagit County Community Resource Center; 45770 Main St, Concrete, WA 98237
    La Conner – Baseball Field on Maple Ave; near 406 Maple Ave, La Conner, WA 98257
    Mount Vernon – Lions Club Roadside Park; 501 Freeway Dr, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
    Sedro-Woolley – Near the locomotive and ‘Welcome to Sedro-Woolley’ sign; corner of Ferry St and N Cascades Hwy, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284*Please be aware that locations could change
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Skagit County Public Health
    Contact: McKinzie Gales
    Phone: (360)416-1528
    Email: mgales@co.skagit.wa.us

    Six temporary memorials (i.e., banners) will be placed throughout Skagit County in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Republic

    Washington

    Activity: Handprints for a Cause
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Patterson park
    located at the corner of Kean Street and Highway 20
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Danielle Jones
    Phone: 5092079133
    Email:  Ferrycountyoverdoseawareness@gmail.com 

    This years family friendly event is sure to be a good time for all! We are aiming to raise awareness of overdose by providing education and resources to our small community in a variety of different ways. We will be training and distributing for free the life saving drug narcan, offering resources about overdose and answering questions people may have. We will be sharing stories of hope as well as a safe place for others to share all while PAINTING together as a community to promote healing. Food, drinks, peer support and childcare will be available during this event. Please come with your questions and support our small community at this years “hand print for a cause” on international Overdose Awareness Day. Change starts with each one of us. together we can make a difference.

    Please respect local social distancing regulations in place and bring your own mask.

    Vancouver

    Washington

    Activity: 4th Annual Overdose Awareness Day, Vancouver, WA
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: to be announced with details to come that provide for physical distancing during COVID-19.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lyn
    Phone: 3607028867
    Email: pdxlyn@me.com

    Display of loved ones whom we’ve lost to a drug overdose. Online video, naloxone resources and remembrances.

    Wisconsin

    Appleton

    Wisconsin

    Activity: Fox Cities Recovery Celebration and Memorial Walk/Lights of Hope
    Date: 09/13/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: City Park, 500 E. Franklin Street, Appleton, WI 54911
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Megan Kelley Foundation
    Contact: Bev Kelley-Miller
    Phone: 920-428-2564
    Email: fcrecoveryandmemorialwalk@gmail.com

    2nd Annual Fox Cities Recovery Celebration and Memorial Walk to celebrate those in recovery and to remember those who have died from their addiction or the result of someone else’s addiction. Preregister to get the least expensive price $15 for adults and $10 for children with a guarantee of receiving a Walk t-shirt and Memorial Sign until August 25. Beginning August 26, there is an added online fee of $1.50 without a guarantee of a t-shirt and Memorial Sign.
    3:30 pm Registration and T-shirt pick up at Pavilion
    4:00 pm Walk begins to view and reflect on Memorial Signs posted along the walk route
    After the walk, gather at the Pavilion to join the Fox Cities Lights of Hope event (free) to listen to speakers, participate in candlelight vigil to celebrate those in recovery and to remember our loved ones, as well as those still struggling and those who are incarcerated. The Wisconsin Faces of Addiction and Recovery Quilts will be displayed. Narcan training will also be available for anyone who wants to be trained.

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