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Date: 31/08/2024
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: The location of our event this year is being held at Bandshell Park. This park is located on the main drag of Ames, Iowa. Located right in the center off of Duff Avenue. Please come and join us while we celebrate the lives of our special someone's that have lost their voice due to an overdose. WE CONTINUE THE FIGHT FOR THEM BY ENDING THE STIGMA AND SILENCE THAT SURROUNDS SUBSTANCE USE AND OVERDOSE! RECOGNIZE. RESPOND. SAVE LIVES.
Public/Private: Public
Individual/Organisation: Individual
Name of Organisation:
Contact: Natasha Terrones
Phone: 5152313709
Email: risingfromthemud2016@gmail.com

The Lotus Foundation and Community and Family Resources is teaming up again this year to make space for this years International Overdose Awareness Day 2024. We hold this event annually and are honored to do so. Making space for ALL families that have had there lives affected by overdose and continuing to make sure our special someone’s are remembered forever. We will have FREE t-shirts available while supplies last. There will be NARCAN availability to those that choose to take the life saving training. There will be tables set up with local and surrounding area support. You will have an opportunity to place your special someone’s name to be memorialized at our event. We will have “The Empty Chair” present to place your special someone’s name on. We have speakers lined up to discuss how opioids and overdose continue to affect our communities locally, statewide and nationwide. We are also excited to announce that we will have a food truck that will be serving up savory deliciousness! Let’s all come together as one to continue the fight against the silence and stigma that surrounds substance use and overdose!

Overdose affects everyone. From grieving families to spontaneous first responders, the impacts of overdose are far-reaching and fall indiscriminately.

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