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Time: 07:00 pm
Location: Civic Centre
#1 Alexandra Park
Leduc, AB, Canada
Name of Organisation: Dylan’s Hope Foundation
Contact: Jessica Farmer
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
FREE EVENT, Everyone Welcome
“We Fight for Those We Love and Lost”
United States of America
Time: 02:00 pm
Location: Poplar Head Park- Downtown Dothan
126 Museum Ave
Dothan AL 36303
Name of Organisation: SpectraCare Health Systems, INC
Contact: Marlene Lassiter
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.
Time: 11:00 am
Location: 4056 SHELLIE CT
Name of Organisation: Let’s Make A Difference
Contact: Danielle M Murillo
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.
Time: 07:00 pm
Location: Fairfield Sherman Town Green
Fairfield, CT 06824
Name of Organisation: Fairfield CARES Community Coalition
Contact: Reini Knorr
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.
Time: 09:00 am
Location: Shappell Park
353 S Main Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 United States
Name of Organisation: CARES of Warren County
Contact: Amanda Bridge
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!
Time: 04:00 pm
Location: Martin Luther King Jr Park
353 Court Street
Rochester, NY 14607
Name of Organisation: S.O..A.R.S.,Inc
Contact: Becky Baker
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
Time: 06:00 pm
Location: Denton Courthouse on the Square
110 W. Hickory St.
Denton, TX 76201
Name of Organisation: R.O.O. Reacting to Opioid Overdose
Contact: Sharon Roland
North Texas Overdose Awareness Day is a free, public event on the lawn of the Denton Courthouse on the Square. The purpose of the event is to (1) engage and educate the community (2) provide information and resources for those individuals and families struggling with drug use and addiction (3) demonstrate how to get and administer Narcan –Narcan will be provided to attendees (4) help reduce the stigma associated with this disease and remember those lost to overdose. The event will include speakers, resource tables, food, music and a memorial.
Time: 04:00 pm
Location: City Park, 500 E. Franklin Street, Appleton, WI 54911
Name of Organisation: The Megan Kelley Foundation
Contact: Bev Kelley-Miller
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.