HEARTS of HOPE – Lived Experience Network ScriptWise

Date: 31/08/2022
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Online Event
Public/Private: Public
Individual/Organisation: Individual
Name of Organisation:
Contact: Jasmin Raggam
Phone: 0402828866

10am – 11.30am
Communities are chalking their footpaths to raise awareness and show they care about people struggling with medication dependence. We will be posting the pics as they are sent and their suburb. Anyone is welcome to participate by drawing a heart in purple chalk and writing We Care #IOAD inside it and post it on this event page with your suburb. Lets see who’s hood has the most !!

3pm – 4pm
We have had some busy little hands painting awareness rocks to be hidden around their communities. The kids who have painted the rocks and also hiding them have all lost a parent to an accidental overdose of prescription medication. If you find one take a pic and details of where to upload your pic is on the bottom of the rock, please hide the rock again for someone else to find.
5.30pm – 6.45pm
As the sun goes down, the shoreline will be lit up by our memorial solar lights leading family members down the ocean, the children will release their origami hearts into the ocean followed by mauve and white floral tributes released by adult family members, we will play some tribute songs during the ceremony requested by our “Heart Families”
Every heart represents a life lost to prescription medication related overdose. Each heart has a handwritten message from a family member or close friend which have been collected over the last 8 years at our events.
The Purple Hearts have raised a lot of awareness over the years, attracted media attention and been a resource to help educate our communities on the risks associated with prescription medications.
They are a symbol of my own personal tragedy and have been the wind beneath my wings, giving me the courage and strength to stand up and speak out, even when nobody wants to listen, thank you to each and every family who have wholeheartedly supported me.
The ceremony is a time to honour the lives lost and let all our “Heart Families” know that we acknowledge their grief. which is often made all the more difficult due to the stigma associated with any drug related fatality or injury.
We are Launching our newly formed soon to be non-profit organisation,
LENS (Lived Experience Network ScriptWise).
8.30pm – 9.30pm
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