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  • Middletown Ohio

    Event: Journey to Recovery Bike Ride
    Date: August 31,2018 7 am
    Location: Lot 4: 3801 N. Verity Parkway, Middletown OH 45042
    Contact: Brandy Turco
    Phone: 5132622598
    Email: Journey2recovery@hotmail.com
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    This will be over a 100 mile bike ride to Ohio State Capitol, Columbus. To raise awareness and to honor those who have been taken too soon.

    Staten Island NY

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 8-31-17 6:00 am to -330 pm
    Location: Staten Island University Hospital
    392 Seguine Ave Staten Island NY 10309
    Contact: Joanne Asparro
    Phone: 718-226-2808
    Email:
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    An event to remember the lives of those we have lost to the disease of addiction. To train individuals with NARCAN to we can continue to save lives and to bring awareness of the signs of addiction and overdose.

    Cleveland, Ohio

    Event: Know The Rx: Community Opioid Memorial
    Date: Thursday, August 31 11:30am EST
    Location: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
    1100 Rock and Roll Blvd
    Cleveland, Ohio 44114
    Contact: Amanda Vasil
    Phone: 216-453-5725
    Email: amanda.vasil@global-prairie.com
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    Last year, Cuyahoga County lost more than 550 people to opioid overdose. This year, we’re on track to lose 800 more lives. These people are our friends, our colleagues, our neighbors, our family. Opioid prescription addiction is not unique to one demographic or one geography. It affects us all.

    Join us in a community-wide remembrance of those we’ve lost to overdose. We’ll hear remarks from:
    – Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish
    – MetroHealth Hospital CEO Dr. Akram Boutros
    – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame CEO Greg Harris

    Come to remember.
    Come to learn about opioid addiction risk factors.
    Come to become an advocate for yourself, your family and your community.

    Ridgecrest, CA

    Event: Overdose Awareness 2017 Candle light vigil
    Date: 08/31/2017 7pm
    Location: Petroglyth Park, Ridgecrest, CA at 7pm
    Contact: Ridgecrest Addiction Awareness
    Phone: 7606084099
    Email: Ridgecrestaddictionawareness@outlook.com
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    Speakers and families will bring remeberance of the people we have lost due to overdose.

    Baton Rouge, LA

    Event: Narconon Louisiana Drug Education Handout
    Date: 8/31/17 3:00pm – 4:00pm
    Location: Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    On the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol Building
    Contact: Aaron Olson
    Phone: 877-959-2702
    Email: aolson@newliferetreat.org
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    In celebration of International Overdose Awareness Day, Narconon Louisiana will fly a banner at the State Capitol building in Baton Rouge. Staff of Narconon New Life Retreat will pass out drug education information to prevent future drug use and the loss of life caused by fatal drug overdoses. Come join us and find out what you can do to make a difference in your local community.

    Chattanooga, TN

    Event: 1st Annual Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: Thursday, 8/31/2017 7:30 – 8:30 pm CDT
    Location: In front of the TN Aquarium 1 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402
    Contact: Heather Hamill McDonald
    Phone: 470-295-4720
    Email: hhamill77@gmail.com
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    Buildings and Bridges Turning Purple Across Tennessee
    International Overdose Awareness Day-East Tennessee Candlelight Vigil

    CHATTANOOGA, TN- Bridges and buildings in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, and Memphis will turn purple on August 31 in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day. Tennessee International Overdose Awareness Day be candlelight vigil are on Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 7:30- 8:30pm in front of the TN Aquarium. The Liberty Building (Tower) on Chestnut Street will also be lit purple as well in recognition.

    Our message for the event is:
    Overdose Awareness Day is for honoring those we’ve lost and to bring awareness. Not all overdoses are fatal. In fact, most are not, and that’s largely due to the Good Sam Law and Naloxone. Overdose Awareness Day is to honor those who lost their fight, but it’s also a message of hope from those of us who survived. We are a message that we go on to do great things, and help others, that we are worthy of being saved. Because my husband died from an overdose, I feel it is my responsibility, my duty to show my daughter she is not alone in losing a loved one, that some positive can come from all the pain in bringing awareness, and I can help save as many as I can and live for those who didn’t make it. Please join me in honoring those we’ve loved and lost, and to spread the message that #wedorecover – Heather Hamill McDonald, Tennessee Overdose Prevention advocate

    The Chattanooga event is hosted by Tennessee Overdose Prevention (TOP) who is also coordinating the use of Facebook Live across the state of Tennessee as bridges and buildings turn purple in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, and Memphis. Before the event, the TOP Facebook group, International Overdose Awareness Day Event Live-streaming, is posting hints to help people and groups who have never used Facebook Live. Our goal with live streaming is to unite people across the state who will be unable to attend or will be attending events in other areas as we listen to speakers and light candles at the vigil. Tennessee Overdose Prevention will be using Facebook Live to live stream the speakers, candlelight vigil, and the bridge/building turning purple using the hashtag #EndOverdoseLiveTN. The International Overdose Awareness Day Events scheduled for Chattanooga, Nashville, Memphis, Bristol, and Cleveland will also be posting Facebook Live videos.

    White River Jct, VT

    Event: 2nd Annual International Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 8/31/2017 7:00
    Location: 167 Maple Street, White River Jct., VT 05001
    Contact:
    Phone: 802-295-2222
    Email: critterscrusade@critterscrusade.org
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    Join the Town of Hartford along with several area addiction resource organizations for the 2nd Annual International Drug Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil at Lyman Point Park from 7:00-9:00 PM on 8/31. There will be Guest Speakers, Training, Informational Booths, and Music as we come together to remember those we’ve lost, celebrate those in recovery, spread hope for those still battling their addiction; and learn about the many resources available to our community in the Upper Valley.

    Candles and Luminaries will be available to remember loved ones lost to drug overdose.

    Carmel, NY

    Event: Hope and Healing Candlelight Memorial
    Date: 8/31/17 6:30 – 8:30 PM
    Location: Mahopac Chamber Park,
    East Lake Blvd
    Mahopac, NY
    Contact: Lauren Privitera
    Phone: 3472710901
    Email: laulau620@yahoo.com

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    Pittsburgh, PA

    Event: Film Screening: A Day in The Life: The World of Humans Who Use Drugs."
    Date: Thursday, August 31 Three showings: 4:00pm, 7:00pm and 9:30pm
    Location: Row House Cinema
    4115 Butler St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201
    Contact: Katie Houston, Prevention Point Pittsburgh
    Phone: 412-247-3404
    Email: katie@pppgh.org
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    Prevention Point Pittsburgh invites you to a free showing of this powerful film in honor of Overdose Awareness Day.
    The film takes us through one day in the life of eight people, from seven cities, in seven different countries of the world, from morning until night. They all have something in common – all of them use drugs. But these people are not defined by their drug use. All of them have their unique personalities, stories, and social networks. And the environment in which they live, the attitudes they face, the laws that regulate drug use, and the health services available to them have an enormous impact on their lives. This film is not only about drug users – it was also produced by drug users. It strives to challenge our common myths and preconceptions about drugs and the people who use them. It gives a voice to those representing one of the most marginalised communities of our world, to tell stories untold about hate, love, suffering, and happiness. It shows how they engage in social activism to break the silence and fight the stigma that shadows their days.

    Trailer found here –> https://youtu.be/HnYbhpPqQsM

    Bristol, VA

    Event: VERITAS Adult Drug Treatment Court Overdose Awareness
    Date: 6/24/2017 & 8/31/2017
    Location: 415 Cumberland Street, Bristol, VA 24201
    3600 Lee Hwy, Bristol, VA 24202
    Contact: Margie Collins
    Phone: 276-591-7758
    Email: margie.collins@bristolva.org
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    This year Overdose Awareness expanded past the August dates. A 5K Race/Walk for a Drug Free Bristol was held. Special participant recognition overdose awareness classes were held educating participants on overdose. Participants received Narcan certification. Additionally, a video was completed for program promotion and community awareness regarding the program. This video won a 2017 Telly Award. You may view the video on http://www.drugcourtbristolva.org on the home page of the website.

    Cape Coral, FL

    Event: CR OD Awareness & Addiction Recovery
    Date: September 1, 2017 6:45
    Location: Grace Church
    13 SE 21st Place
    Cape Coral, FL 33990
    Contact: Lesliee510@comcast.net
    Phone: 239 691-8933
    Email: Lesliee510@comcast.net
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    Celebrate Recovery – OD Awareness & Remembrance and also to celebrate those working their Recovery program (kick off for National Recovery Month)

    Durango,Colorado

    Event: Overdose awareness and prevention
    Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017 10 AM to 12 noon
    Location: Iris park
    1235 Camino Dell Rio
    Durango, CO 81301
    Contact: Deb
    Phone:
    Email:
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    Different agencies will share their information with each other and the public.
    Afterwards, we will walk the river trail to remember those Lost to overdose

    Chillicothe, Ohio

    Event: Overdose Awareness Memorial
    Date: August 31, 2017 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
    Location: Yoctangee Park
    Contact: Tracey Kemper
    Phone: 7406004187
    Email: tkemper@rossdd.org
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    Event will help to raise awareness with a memorial of those lives lost and to celebrate those who have survived.
    Resource tables will be set up, music, memorial video and candle light vigil.

    Quincy, Ma

    Event: 7th Annual Quincy Overdose Candlelight Vigil
    Date: August 31, 2017 6:30 PM
    Location: Thomas Crane Library Lawn
    40 Washington St
    Quincy, Ma. 02169
    Contact: Barbara Edmondson
    Phone: 617-471-8400 ext 189
    Email: Bedmondson@baystatecs.org
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    In remembrance of folks who have died from drug overdose.`

    Danbury, CT

    Event: SAVE A LIFE
    Date: 8-31 10 to 5
    Location: 266 South Main St, Newtown, CT 06470
    Contact: Mary Broder
    Phone: 914 406 0991
    Email: mb@msrxpharmacy.com
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    Narcan training and distribution with insurance card and pharmacist writing prescription. We all have the ability to save a life !!!! This is the overdose reversal drug…please come by.

    Keller, TX

    Event: International Overdose Awarness Day
    Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Location: Keller ISD Education Center
    350 Keller Parkway
    Keller, TX 76248
    Contact: Kathy O'Keefe
    Phone: 972-467-7704
    Email: kathy@WTF-WinningTheFight.org
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    There will be a showing of the “Not Me” documentary that was produced by WTF – Winning The Fight with a panel discussion afterward. A complimentary lunch will follow. The panel will be comprised of DEA, Keller ISD, Keller Police, WTF-Winning The Fight and a doctor from Clearfork Academy.

    “Not Me” is the story about 8 different families and their journey through addiction, denial, death, and recovery.

    Yakima ,WA

    Event: A Time to Remember a Time to Act
    Date: 8/31/2017 3:00 pm until 6:00pm
    Location: Franklin Park
    410 S 19th Ave
    Yakima, WA 98902
    Contact: Kim Hitchcock
    Phone: 509-929-5177
    Email: khitchcock@triumphtx.org
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    This is Yakima’s first ever International Overdose Awareness Day and hope to mark this on the calendar every year as a community partner event. We are hoping to have community partners such as syringe exchange local treatment centers , mental health and many other community resources to the table so that the community knows where to go if they are seeking help . Providers will have a health resource table and information on services provided at this event.We have a remembrance wall for those that have been lost to an overdose , speakers that have survived an overdose and a mother that lost her son to an overdose speaking at the event. We also ask that you bring a pair of shoes to represent anyone you may have lost to an overdose .
    Overdose Awareness Day has been a key remembrance event for those who have died from fatal drug overdoses since 2001. On August 31 thousands of people worldwide will stand beside the friends and families of fatal overdose victims to reflect on their losses. The event intends to reinforce the idea that no-one need feel shame or disgrace at the death of someone from drug overdose. This is Yakima’s chance to stand together with the international community observing this day.
    Overdose Awareness Day also presents an opportunity to help the wider community understand that drug overdose is a social issue and no-one is immune to drug harm.

    Revere, MA

    Event: Revere Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 6:00 PM
    Location: Revere High School Auditorium located @ 101 School Street. Revere, MA 02151

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    Contact: Jennifer Duggan
    Phone: 781-629-4158
    Email: sudi@revere.org
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    The City of Revere’s Subtance Use Disorder Initiatives Office is hosting its 2nd Annual Overdose Awareness Day in partnership with Just A Little Help’s Annual Bake Sale.

    Just a Little Help (JLH) Burial Funds is a charity founded by Debbie Hanscom, the mother of Joseph L. Hanscom who lost his life on September 18, 2013 due to a fatal drug overdose. Its mission is to raise awareness about the impact addiction has on an entire family. JLH also provides financial assistance for families who’ve lost a loved one due to fatal drug overdose, who may face an unexpected financial burden based on the cost of funeral arrangements. All proceeds from the Bake Sale will go to JLH.

    The event will also include thoughts from elected officials, communities leaders, and service providers trying to address the issue. Lastly, the SUDI Direct Service Coordinator will conduct an Overdose Education & Narcan Training to close the event.

    Shelton, CT

    Event: 3rd Annual 5K walk/run for Overdose Awareness
    Date: 8/31/2017 5:30-9pm
    Location: 100 Canal Street
    Shelton, CT US 06484
    Contact: Julia Markarian
    Phone: (203) 395-1086
    Email: fightingagainstdrugseverywhere@gmail.com
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    6pm will start the run/walk followed by a candlelight memorial.

    There will be local vendors there as well.

    Canton, MI

    Event: Recovery is Possible, Immediate Intake – Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 8/31/2017 9am – 5pm
    Location: 44237 Michigan Ave, Canton MI 48188-2584
    Contact: Kristin Hayes
    Phone: 855-659-7734
    Email: clinic@workithealth.com
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    On Overdose Awareness Day, we pledge to help those who need it the most. We remember by taking action. On Thursday 8/31 from 9am to 5pm, anyone who comes to Workit Clinic (located at the MI Express Urgent Care in Canton, MI) will get IMMEDIATE INTAKE FOR TREATMENT.

    Have questions? Call or text us at (855) 659-7734.
    We’re here — for the lost and the living.

    Mahopac NY

    Event: Hope and Healing Memorial Vigil
    Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 6:30pm-8:30pm
    Location: Mahopac Chamber Park
    935 South Lake Blvd
    Mahopac NY 10541
    Contact: Doreen Lockwood
    Phone: 845-225-4646
    Email: dlockwoodncadd@gmail.com
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    Hope and healing candlelight vigil in memory of those lost to drug overdoses.

    Spring Valley, NY

    Event: Overdose Awareness Die In
    Date: August 31 11am
    Location: 330 Broadway in front of Hall of Justice
    San Diego, CA
    Contact: Gretchen Bergman
    Phone: 6196701184
    Email: gretanewpath@cox.net
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    On Thursday A New PATH (Parents for Addiction Treatment & Healing) will be holding a press conference and “Die In” to remember and honor those who are losing their lives every day to an accidental overdose. Participants will lie on the ground for 10 minutes symbolizing that one person dies every 10 minutes of accidental overdose in the United States. This is part of our “Ask Mom How to Save a Life” national campaign.

    Tucson, Arizona

    Event: Tucsons 1st Annual Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: August 31st, 2017 6-7:30
    Location: Himmel Park 1000 N Tucson Blvd Tucson, Az
    Contact: Sheelan Mamood
    Phone: (520)861-9513
    Email: Sfmamood0136@gmail.com
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    Community gathering at Himmel Park from 6-7:39. Event will include a flagging ceremony in remembrance of those who have lost their lives to the disease of addiction. Please come out and help erase the stigma. There will be a memorial wall, guest speakers, music and a luminary ceremony to conclude.

    Oakland

    Event: Oakland Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 6pm
    Location: Quilombo
    2313 San Pablo Ave.
    Oakland, Ca
    Contact: Savannah O'Neill
    Phone:
    Email: soneill@casasegura.org
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    An evening to remember those we’ve lost to overdose deaths. There will be an alter for participants to memorialize loved ones lost.

    Chicago, Illinois

    Event: Time To Remember Time To Act
    Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 6:00pm
    Location: La Catrina Café
    1011 W. 18th Street
    Chicago IL 60608
    Contact: Diana Galicia
    Phone: (312)434-4040
    Email: lacatrinacafeon18@gmail.com

    Join us for International Overdose Awareness Day, its time to do something about this epidemic that’s has invaded some lives, let’s come together as a Family, as Friends, as a Community, as a County and as a State. We will have speakers, presenters, educational information and other resources

    Theresa Mah
    Illinois State Representative 2nd District
    Danny Solis
    25th Ward Alderman
    Benjamin Wegner
    Opioid Overdose Educator at Chicago Recovery Alliance
    Raul Maldonado
    Vida Sida Group
    CCHHS Representative
    Cook County Health and Hospital Systems
    Dr. Adrienne Segovia
    Medical Examiners Office
    And many more

    Charlotte, NC

    Event: FED UP/ Michaels VOICE Rally
    Date: 08-31-2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location: Charles E Jonas Federal Building
    401 West Trade Street
    Charlotte NC
    Contact: Betsy Ragone Michael’s VOICE Inc
    Phone: 7043017165
    Email: betsy@michaelsvoice.org
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    WE NEED YOUR VOICE , WE NEED YOUR HELP, WE NEED YOUR OUTRAGE! To call for a response from yje government to the opioid epidemic

    Black River Falls, WI

    Event: Memorial Balloon Release 2017
    Date: Aug 31 5:00 pm
    Location: 22 S. First Street
    Contact: Tena Quackenbush
    Phone: 715-299-4130
    Email: stopthestigmaofaddiction@gmail.com

    We are holding a Memorial Balloon Release at 5:00 pm at our Veterans Park in Black River Falls WI

    Washington, DC

    Event: "Your Community, Your Conversation" International Overdose Awareness Day Panel Discussion
    Date: August 31, 2017 2:00pm – 5:00pm
    Location: Howard University Hospital Tower Auditorium
    2041 Georgia Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20060
    Contact: Courtney Wiggins
    Phone: 301-825-9248
    Email: cwiggins@thebizzellgroup.com
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    International Overdose Awareness Day
    Panel Discussion and Keynote Session 2pm-5pm

    The Opioid Crisis and Community Engagement keynote session, will include the following educational objectives:

    1. Understanding social and racial demographics of the opioid epidemic.
    2. Understanding evidence-based interventions for prevention, identification and treatment of opioid use disorders.
    3. Understanding social, racial and geographic distribution of current resources to address the opioid epidemic.
    4. Understanding how to employ community engagement strategies to bolster interventions aimed at curbing the opioid epidemic in communities of color.

    Ebensburg, PA

    Event: Mainline Pharmacy Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: August 31, 2017 9am – 7pm
    Location: Mainline Pharmacy
    3720 New Germany Road
    Ebensburg, PA 15931
    Contact: Megan
    Phone: 814-472-9390
    Email:
    Visit Website

    Mainline Pharmacy will be providing free education on proper medication disposal as well as free Medication Disposal Bags, which are designed to break down and deactivate leftover prescription medication and make them safe to be thrown away in the garbage. We will have a pharmacist available throughout the day (9 AM to 7 PM) to answer medication related questions and counsel on recognizing signs of overdose. We will also have local professionals in attendance from 12 – 1 PM to discuss drug and alcohol addiction resources in our county.

    Newport News, Virginia

    Event: Youth Challenge Prayer Service
    Date: August 31, 2017 5:30pm
    Location: 332 34th Street, Newport News, VA 23607
    Contact: Travis Hall, Executive DIrector
    Phone: 757.244.1234
    Email: travis.hall@youthchallengehope.org
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    5:30 -Prayer Service. Participants will be able to record loved ones names on a banner and share the impact of their loss following a prayer service.

    Bay City, MICHIGAN

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Rally
    Date: August 31, 2017 8:30- 10:00
    Location: WENONA PARK AT WORLD FRIENDSHIP S
    SHE'LL
    111 CENTER AVENUE
    BAY CITY, MICHIGAN
    48708
    Contact: Amy Gillard
    Phone: 9899800468
    Email: Amygillard1@gmail.com
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    RALLY & CANDLELIGHT VIGIL
    GUEST SPEAKER5…
    PASTOR STEPHEN PICKHAM
    LORI ZIOLKOWSKI
    BEHAVIORAL HEALTH / NARCAN

    Missoula, MT

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day at OAA
    Date: August 31st, 2017 1pm-3pm MST
    Location: 1500 W. Broadway, Suite A
    Contact: Stephanie Cole
    Phone: 406-543-4770
    Email:
    Visit Website

    This event aims to promote overdose awareness and reduce the stigma of drug-related death. There will be a free BBQ luncheon and a candlelight vigil to remember those we have lost as a result of drug overdose. We will be providing education and training on overdose prevention and response for anyone who is interested. Free Naloxone will be available!

    Steamboat Springs

    Event: Colorado Overdose Awareness
    Date: 8/31/2017 8am-5pm
    Location: 600 south Lincoln Ave and 555 Lincoln Ave
    Contact: Lexi Miller
    Phone: 9708796188
    Email: lexi@grandfutures.org
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    Placing 474 Colorado flags between 2 locations to symbolize the number of overdose deaths in 2015

    Sanford, Maine

    Event: OD Awareness Candlelight Vigil
    Date: Thursday August 31st, 7-9pm 7pm-9pm
    Location: Central Park across from City Hall . (919 Main st )
    Across from Dunkin doughnuts
    Contact: Ann Howgate
    Phone: 207-608-2396
    Email: Sportkidsjjt@yahoo.com
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    Support for the community for those touched by addiction. Remembering those we have lost.

    Newtown, CT

    Event: Save a Life
    Date: 8-31-2017 All day 10 to 5
    Location: 266 South Main St, between Subway and Urgent Care
    Contact: Mary Broder
    Phone: 855 505 6779
    Email: Mb@msrxpharmacy.com

    Learn about life saving Narcan. Bring your insurance card. Pharmacist can write prescription. Everyone can save a life !!!

    Santa Cruz, CA

    Event: Santa Cruz International Overdose Awareness Day Rally and March
    Date: 8/31/17 6pm
    Location: Courtyard of Santa Cruz City Hall, 809 Center St. Santa Cruz, CA
    Contact: Stefan Reich
    Phone: 8312019400
    Email: EndOverdoseNow@gmail.com
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    A rally and march to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day, beginning with speakers at the courtyard of City Hall, and ending with a short march to the Town Clock, where we will close with a candlelight vigil in memory of all the lives lost to overdose.

    Newton, NJ

    Event: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: August 31, 2017 7pm
    Location: The Green at Newton Town Square
    4 High St, Newton, NJ 07860
    Contact: Katie Calvacca
    Phone: 973-383-4787
    Email: katie@centerforprevention.org
    Visit Website

    Luminaries will frame the Newton Town Square, representing love for all we have lost and hope for those still struggling with substance use. Community members will also have the opportunity to commemorate loved ones by including their names to be read during the evening. Musical performance provided by Harmony in Motion under the direction of Sandy Newcomer. Please join us in being supportive as a community and as a nation to understand how to recognize and prevent drug overdoses. Recovery and overdose prevention resources, along with a mobile prescription disposal box will be available.

    Harrison, AR

    Event: IOAD Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 8/31/17 7:30
    Location: Minnie Harris Stage
    Lake Harrison City Park
    Harrison, AR
    Contact: Cindy DeWitt
    Phone:
    Email: cindy.dewitt@northark.edu
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    Harrison, AR August 11, 2017. North Arkansas Partnership for Health Education (NAPHE), hereby announces that August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day. In honor of this day and the countless number of people effected by addiction and overdose, NAPHE, the Region 2 Prevention Provider Program, Boone County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition facilitated by NAPHE’s Drug Free Communities Program, and AmeriCorps VISTA Program are hosting a Candlelight Vigil on Thursday, August 31 from 7:30 – 8:30 pm at the Minnie Harris Park at Lake Harrison.

    Plainville, CT

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 8/31/2017 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    Location: Connecticut Clearinghouse/Wheeler Clinic
    334 Farmington Ave.
    Plainville, CT 06062
    Contact: Judith Stonger
    Phone: 860-793-9791
    Email: info@ctclearinghouse.org
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    Connecticut Clearinghouse is planning two training’s on Naloxone and administration of it. We are also offering a program “Hidden In Plain Sight”. This program demonstrates different ways people/youth can hide ATODs in the simplest places. All throughout the day, the Clearinghouse will also facilitate the Memory Quilt Squares. The Clearinghouse has the blank squares and a varitey of matierals to allow anyone to come and make a memorial square to honor someone who passed away from overdose. These squares are collected and sewn together with squares from across the state to make one large quilt.

    San Francisco, California

    Event: San Francisco Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: August 30, 2017 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Location: CIvic Center Commons, San Francisco
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:
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    On International Overdose Awareness Day, August 31st, please join us to celebrate the courage and reslilience of people who use drugs in San Francisco who have been responsible for saving over 3,000 lives since 2003. Join us to stand together against the racist, classist violence of the drug war.

    We will gather on Civic Center Commons to remember those we have lost to overdose and other fatal consequences of the war on drugs and to honor the thousands of lives saved in San Francisco.

    We will provide space to share stories and contribute to our living altar that we have been building for several years as a memorial to those we’ve lost. We will provide food and naloxone.

    These are dark, difficult, dangerous times. Each time we come together in solidarity in public spaces to show our faces and stand up to hate, stigma, the white supremacist war on drugs and all the other manifestations of social injustice and terrorism is another blow to their power to intimidate. Please join us.

    Safford, Az

    Event: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: Aug 31st 2017 6:00 PM
    Location: Steps on Graham County Courthouse
    800 Main St
    Safford, Az
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email: gilavalleyfacingaddiction@gmail.com
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    Candlight Vigil with 3 speakers and special music

    Jeffersonville, IN

    Event: Intl Awareness Day
    Date: 8-31-17 7:00 pm
    Location: 1840 E 8th Street
    Jeffersonville, IN 47130
    Contact: Celina
    Phone: 502-718-2542
    Email: ctaylo2050@aol.com
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    Candelight service remembering our loved ones. We will start at 7:00 pm.

    Los Angeles, CA

    Event: Overdose Awareness Hip Hop Video Online Debut
    Date: August 31, 2017 Ongoing
    Location: Online- Video will be posted on Youtube, Vimeo, Homeless Health Care LA’s Facebook, Instagram @hhcla and online at www.buyahoodiesavealife.com
    Contact: Heather Edney
    Phone: 213-739-1936
    Email: Hedney@hhcla.org
    Visit Website

    Homeless Health Care Los Angeles will be posting a video clip featuring the top Hip Hop dancers and choreographers in Los Angeles in recognition of Overdose Awareness Day. The clip, which celebrates naloxone and the people who administer it, will be posted on Instagram and is geared toward a younger audience. We are posting this in conjunction with the launch of our fundraising campaign #buyahoodiesavealife. Funds raised will go toward naloxone kits to be distributed at our skid row location.

    Greenville, North Carolina

    Event: 1st Annual Pitt County International Overdose
    Date: 8/31/2017 5 pm – 8 am
    Location: 1st Annual Pitt County International Overdose Awareness Day
    5184 Corey Rd, Greenville, NC 27858
    Contact: Elaine Wainright-Event Founder/Director 252-717-1508, e_wainright@yahoo.com
    Phone: 252-717-1508
    Email: pittcooverdoseawarenessday@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    There will be testimonials, food, entertainment, and over 20 local vendors with resources for them.

    St. Petersburg Fl

    Event: St. Petersburg Fl FedUp Local Rally
    Date: 8.31.2017 6 – 9 pm
    Location: Williams Park
    350 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    Contact: Rochae Zwicharowski
    Phone: 1 727 657 0444
    Email: Jason@recoveryepicenter.org
    Visit Website

    The FED UP! local events are organized to unify our message to our Federal Government for a response to this epidemic. The local events are planned to be held on International Overdose Awareness Day, Thursday, August 31, 2017.
    We are in the midst of the worst drug addiction epidemic in United States history.
    The epidemic is having a catastrophic impact on families and communities and is placing tremendous strain on our health care system, businesses, and local and state governments.

    The mission of The FED UP! Coalition is to create one voice calling for an end to the epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths attributed to opioids (including heroin) and other prescription drugs.

    The FED UP! Coalition is working to find ways to:

    Prevent our children, friends, and loved ones from becoming addicted to opioids
    Ensure that people suffering from opioid addiction have access to affordable, evidence-based treatment
    Support and enable recovery
    Eliminate opioid overdose deaths.

    Bethel, CT

    Event: The HERO Project's Candlelight Vigil And Food Drive
    Date: August 31, 2017 6:30pm start
    Location: Bethel United Methodist Church
    141 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, Connecticut 06801
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email: theheroproject.bethel.ct@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    Visit “The HERO Project heroin and opiate awareness” page on facebook.

    For International Overdose Awareness Day (August 31), The HERO Project will hold its 1st Annual Candlelight Vigil & Food Drive on the front lawn of the Bethel United Methodist Church, 141 Greenwood Avenue, in Bethel.

    The Candlelight Vigil is intended to be an opportunity for the community to come together for strength and comfort, and to remember those who have lost their lives due to the struggle with addiction.

    If you have lost a loved one to an overdose and would like to have them commemorated during the event or would like to share a few words please e-mail raghibbrennan@gmail.com.

    In addition the HERO Project will be collecting donations for The Bethel Community Food Pantry from 6:30 PM -7:30 PM with the vigil starting promptly after.

    Food Drive needs: canned fish, meat, fruit, peanut butter, cereal, paper goods & toiletries.

    Marc Huberman will be joining us playing quiet acoustic guitar in the background.

    Melbourne, Florida

    Event: Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 9/9/2017 8:00pm
    Location: Friendship Fellowship at Pineda
    3115 Friendship Place
    Rockledge, Fl 32955
    Contact: Dr Vicki Barlow
    Phone: 321-241-4207
    Email: drvickibarlow@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    People will have time to talk about their loved ones and may bring pictures or other items. Refreshments are available and the event is open to all and is free of charge.

    After sharing we will go outside for a candlelight vigil.

    Boston, Massachusetts

    Event: Boston International Overdose Awareness Day Remembrance Event
    Date: August 31 8-10 pm
    Location: South End Branch of the Boston Public Library
    685 Tremont St.

    and

    Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
    780 Albany St.
    Contact: Vicki Ritterband
    Phone: 617-795-0180
    Email: development@bhchp.org
    Visit Website

    As part of International Overdose Awareness Day, portraits of men and women who have died from opioid overdose will be projected on the facades of the South End Branch of the Boston Public Library and the main building of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. The portraits will include words of remembrance written by loved ones.

    Bellefonte, Pennsylvania

    Event: Centre County HOPE Initiative Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony
    Date: September 2, 2017 7:30-9 p.m.
    Location: Talleyrand Park, 320 West High Street Bellefonte, Pennsylvania 16823
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email: contact@centrecountyhope.org
    Visit Website

    The Centre County HOPE (Heroin and Opioid Prevention and Education) Initiative is sponsoring a Candlelight Remembrance Vigil on Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 7:30-9:00 p.m. at Talleyrand Park to honor those who fought against the disease of addiction, and to remember those are no longer with us. The Heroin and Opioid Epidemic has affected so many members of our community. If you have lost a loved one to the disease of addiction, please know that you are not alone. At the vigil, there will be an opportunity for you to respectfully share your story. The HOPE Initiative encourages you to bring a photo of your loved one to be placed on a remembrance board, and a chair or blanket to make yourself comfortable in the park.

    Yakima , Washington

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 8/31/2017 3-6
    Location: August 31 from 3:00 pm until 6: 00 pm @ Franklin Park 410 S 19th ave Yakima Wa 98902
    Contact: Kim Hitchcock
    Phone: 509-929-5177 or 509-248-1800
    Email: khitchcock@triumphtx.org
    Visit Website

    This event is being held at Franklin Park 410 S 19th Ave Yakima from 3:00 until dusk. This is Yakima’s first ever International Overdose Awareness Day and hope to mark this on the calendar every year as a community partner event. We are asking people to stand beside the friends and families of fatal overdose victims to reflect on their losses. We will have a memorial wall , Narcan training as well as a health style fair of community partners so that those affected by addiction and overdose know what available options they have in their community. We have 5 speakers 4 that have survived an OD because of Narcan and a mother speaking that lost her son we also have a local university with addiction specialists discussing what overdoses look like so we can raise awareness about what an overdose looks like for all substances. This event is being put on by Triumph Treatment Center and we have community partners attending from Comprehensive health Care , DSHS , Molina Health care , Untied Health care ,Farm workers clinic, New Hope clinic, Barth Treatment services, Sundown M Ranch , Merit Treatment services , The Yakima Nation treatment center and their behavioral health team as well as sponsored vendors for food from the Olive Garden, Pepsi and Starbucks.

    Milwaukee, WI

    Event: MCSAP International Overdose Awareness Day Event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Date: August 31, 2017 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Location: Kosciusko Park, 2201 S. Seventh Street, Milwaukee
    Contact: Lisa Kaiser
    Phone: 4142702999
    Email: lkaiser@communityadvocates.net
    Visit Website

    The Milwaukee County Substance Abuse Prevention (MCSAP) coalition invites the public to gather at Kosciusko Park in Milwaukee to recognize International Overdose Awareness Day from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 31. The event will feature speakers, personal story sharing, memorial activities, resources, and a celebration of lives saved. “We encourage community members to join us as we recognize the thousands of lives impacted by overdose and to raise awareness of how overdoses can be prevented in the future,” said Rachael Cooper, MCSAP Opiate Workgroup Chair.

    Seymour, IN

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 08-31-2017 6 pm-9 pm
    Location: One Chamber Square and Harmony Park
    Contact: Jackie Crane
    Phone: 812-707-1817
    Email: jackie4919@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    We will be having a candle lighting ceremony honoring those who have lost their lives or have survived and overdose, followed by a memorial walk with proceeds going to Overdose Lifeline, ending with speakers, music and a Naloxone training and distribution event.

    Poughkepsie, New York

    Event: Mid Hudson GRASP Chapter candleligh vigil
    Date: August 31, 2017 4pm to 7pm
    Location: Walkway Over The Hudson, Parker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, New York
    Contact: Ginger Doulos
    Phone: 845-227-4423
    Email: gingdoulos@aol.com
    Visit Website

    Walk and candlelight vigil. Speakers who have had a loved one die as a result of substance use disorder and individuals in recovery.

    New Hope, PA

    Event: All Hands In for Addiction Prevention and Recovery
    Date: 8/31/2017 7PM – 9PM
    Location: The Event Center by Cornerstone
    46 N Sugan Rd. New Hope, PA 18938
    Contact: Andrea de la Flor, Executive Director, NHS Cares
    Phone: 202-315-8435
    Email: adelaflor@nhscares.org
    Visit Website

    New Hope-Solebury Community Invited to Stand Together on August 31 for International Overdose Awareness Day

    Presenters:
    Matt Weintraub, Bucks County District Attorney
    Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick
    Chuck Wilson, Board President, New Hope-Solebury Cares
    Merrilee Scott, President and Founder, Friends MATTer
    Dr. Joseph Campbell, Bucks County Coroner (invited)

    Where: The Event Center by Cornerstone, 46 N Sugan Rd. New Hope, PA 18938
    When: Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 7PM – 9PM

    All ages are welcome. All participants will be entered into a raffle to win a locally inspired gift! Live tribute activity for friends and loved ones. Bring photos. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is encouraged but not requred by clicking this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K7PQRSD

    Additional Details: Participate in breakout discussions arranged by topic area to provide your input on upcoming plans.
    Let’s stand together in New Hope-Solebury on International Overdose Awareness Day this August 31. With all hands in, we can protect future generations from the negative effects of substance abuse and connect residents in need with resources.

    Listen. Connect. Provide Input. Take Action.

    Hosted by: NHS Cares and Friends MATTer
    Sponsored by: Cornerstone Clubs

    Dunellen, NJ

    Event: Dunellen Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 8/31/17 7:30pm
    Location: Washington Park Gazebo
    Contact: Terry Albertson/ Diana Starce
    Phone:
    Email: dunellenma@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    Candlelight Ceremony, music, memories
    Help raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths

    LOWELL

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: August 31, 2017 5:30PM to 7:30PM EST
    Location: 50 Arcand Drive (JFK Plaza)
    Contact: Maryann Ballotta
    Phone:
    Email: mballotta@lowellma.gov
    Visit Website

    The Lowell Police, Fire and Health Departments are planning an event in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day. There will be resource tables in the beginning of the event, a few speakers and then a candlelight vigil to honor and remember those who have lost their battle. We will have a sign in sheet throughout the beginning of the event if you would like us to read the name of a loved one during the candlelight vigil. Jimmy John’s Downtown location and Domino’s on Mammoth Road have also offered to provide food.

    Del Mar, CA

    Event: Overdose Awareness Sunset picnic and beach walk in Del Mar, CA
    Date: 8/31/18 6:00 pm
    Location: Del Mar Powerhouse Park
    1600 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, CaliforniaWe will picnic on the grass, walk on the beach and have a candlelight memorial to honor our beloved family and friends who lost their lives to overdose.
    Contact: Sue Harris
    Phone:
    Email: sue.harris@mac.com
    Visit Website

    It’s been almost a year since we received the call that our precious 22-year old son Jameson Harris was in critical condition from a heroin/fentanyl overdose. Dana Harris and I immediately took the redeye flight to West Palm Beach, Florida. The next morning we walked into Jameson’s room in the ICU at St. Mary’s hospital.

    That day was August 31. We had no idea that our son was not going to survive. We had no idea that it was International Overdose Awareness Day. We had no idea how many lives would be lost to addiction. We had no idea how our lives would be changed forever.

    To honor our beautiful Jameson Harris we are marking International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31 and invite you to join us. At 6 pm, we will meet at the Del Mar Powerhouse Park for a beach walk, potluck and candlelight memorial. Anyone who wishes to attend is welcome. We’d love to have you share this special event with us in honoring our loved ones who lost their battle to this disease.

    Forest Hill

    Event: GRASP – Harford County – Picnic and Dove Release
    Date: Thursday, August 31 5:30 pm
    Location: Friends Park
    37 E Jarrettsville Rd
    Forest Hill, MD 21050
    Contact: Lisa McLaughlin
    Phone: 4436177125
    Email: lisa@childrenofzionvillage.org

    Picnic and Memorial Dove Release
    Come join us for a covered dish picnic and Dove Release ceremony in memory of our loved ones.

    Keansburg, NJ

    Event: Keansburg 2nd annual Overdose Awareness
    Date: August 31 2017 7pm
    Location: 2 beach way Ave Keansburg N.J. 07734
    Corner of Main Street and Beach way
    Contact: Jeffrey Deblasio
    Phone: 7326709860
    Email: deblaz10@yahoo.com

    August 31st is international Overdose Awareness. As a community we are gathering together to remember those that we lost due to an overdose. All are welcome to attend. 7pm starts the event. We are putting together a collage of pics of loved ones we lost and also reading out names. Guest speakers including Keansburg against heroin, harms reduction sisters and recovered addicts. Followed by candlelight vigil.

    Greensboro, NC

    Event: OVERDOSE AWARENESS- ODA 17
    Date: August 31 6:30 Unitl
    Location: 1114 Grove Street
    Greensboro, NC
    Contact: Louise Vincent
    Phone: 3366695543
    Email: louise@urbansurvivorsunion.org
    Visit Website

    We will be planning and preparing all day for ODA 17 please come get involved. Starting at 6:30 pm our DJ will play music, people will share stories of loved ones. We will illuminate pictures sent to us on the wall of the XCHANGE. We will have food and overdose prevention information. Everyone is welcome. We will have a memorial wall and we will release Chinese sky Lanterns. Come help us will our 4th annual Overdose Awareness Day

    Bradenton, FL

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day Walk, Vigil and Naloxone giveaway
    Date: August 31, 2017 6:30pm
    Location: 2704 14th St. West
    Bradenton, FL
    Contact: Julia Negron
    Phone: (941) 882 3116
    Email: info@floridashrp.org
    Visit Website

    Please join “Suncoast Harm Reduction Project” and “No Longer Silent” in a walk and candlelight vigil for awareness and to honor those lost to overdose. We will meet at 6pm, walk to begin at 6:30pm followed by candlelight vigil. We will be distributing Narcan (naloxone) – Learn how to save a life!

    Buffalo, NY

    Event: Least Resistance-Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: September 1, 2017 7:00pm
    Location: 206 S Elmwood Ave 14201
    Contact: Liz Miller
    Phone: 7168450172
    Email: lmiller@evergreenhs.org
    Visit Website

    In recognition of Overdose Awareness Day, Evergreen Health and Winged Ox Players present: Least Resistance. Least Resistance tells the story of people dealing with addiction and recovery in Jamestown, NY. The play explores the causes of drug use, and the challenges faced by people who use drugs, as well as their friends, families and communities. A remembrance ceremony and optional Naloxone (Narcan) training will follow the play.

    Anniston, AL

    Event: 7 Spirings Ministry memorial for International Overdoes Awareness
    Date: August 31, 2017 6:30pm – 9pm
    Location: 1401-1499 Moore Ave, Anniston, AL 36201
    Contact: Daniel Hughes
    Phone: 2567705501
    Email: dhughes@7springs.org
    Visit Website

    Raising awareness and in honor of victims families

    Knox, IN

    Event: Starke County Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: Sunday 8/27/2017 4-6 PM CT
    Location: Wythogan Park – Shelter #1
    Contact: Jordan Morris
    Phone: 574-249-0240
    Email: movingscforward@gmail.com

    Event begins at 4 PM CT. There will be a ceremony to honor all first responders at 4:30 PM followed by a story of hope from an inspiring woman in recovery from IV heroin use and abusing pain medication at 5 PM. At 5:30 PM we will have a memorial and prayer for those who have lost loved ones to the disease of addiction.

    Kenosha, Wisconsin

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 8-31-2017 3-6 pm CST
    Location: 5407 8th Ave,
    Kenosha, Wisconsin 53140
    Contact: Patti Hansen
    Phone: 262-657-7188
    Email: Phansen@khds.org

    Kenosha have Human Development Services is hosting an outdoor event on 8-31-2017 from 3-6 pm CST. Also joining us is our local ARCW, a local Counseling and treatment agency and our local Community Center. We will be providing area resources for recovery. We will also be providing Needle exchange, Free Narcan training and Narcan as well as on site HIV/HEP C testing. Light refreshments will be served.

    MOUNT HOLLY, NJ

    Event: Overdose Awareness
    Date: 8.31.17 6 -10 pm
    Location: Iron Works ParkWollner Dr. MOUNT HOLLY, NJ
    Contact: Christine Hoff
    Phone: 6099293885
    Email: Shouting4Shelby@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    We will have resource tables. Narcan kits a sign up for a free class the following weekend.

    A walk that we are asking for new or slightly used shoes to represent your lost loved one, those shoes will then be donated to homeless or rehab facilities in the area.

    Public Speakers

    Candlelight Vigil with photographs memorializing your lost loved one.

    Send pictures & name to: Shouting4Shelby@gmail.com

    Sponsored by Mount Holly Township

    Hartford, CT

    Event: GHHRC Opioid Overdose Prevention Training at Hartford Public Library #IOAD
    Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 HPL Downtown Branch 10am, 12pm, HPL Albany Branch 5pm, 7pm EDT
    Location: Hartford Public Library Downtown Branch, 500 Main Street, Hartford: 10:00am, 12:00pm
    Hartford Public Library Albany Branch, 1250 Albany Avenue, Hartford: 5:00pm, 7:00pm
    Contact: GHHRC
    Phone: 860.856.1815
    Email: info@ghhrc.org
    Visit Website

    In response to an increased demand and in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day, GHHRC is offering multiple Opioid Overdose Prevention Training sessions on Thursday, August 31, 2017 in collaboration with Hartford Public Library (HPL).
    This training is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

    Overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., and the majority of those deaths are from opioids like prescription painkillers and heroin. Naloxone is a safe, effective medication that, when given in time, can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. It has saved thousands of lives. If you or a loved one uses opioids, legal or illicit, you need this training!

    All attendees will receive instruction on how to recognize the signs of overdose, what to do and what not to do in an overdose situation, how to administer Naloxone, and proper follow up procedures.

    Naloxone Overdose Prevention Kits will be provided after training. Please bring medical insurance card (including Medicaid / Husky) and applicable prescription co-pay for pharmacist. Limited number of kits provided at no charge by GHHRC for the uninsured, while supplies last.

    Website & Social Media: http://ghhrc.org http://twitter.com/ghhrc http://facebook.com/ghhrc

    Weslaco, Tx

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: Thursday, August 31 2017 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Location: Boys & Girls Club of Weslaco
    300 N. Airport Dr. St. B
    Weslaco, Tx
    Contact: Tanya Prado
    Phone: 956-78-7897 ext. 223
    Email: tprado@bhsst.org

    The event will focus in remembering those lives lost to overdose and celebrate those who have survived. There will be education on overdose prevention, naloxone, recovery, HIV education, and prescription drug safety. Additionally we will have several agencies providing resources.

    Fairbanks, Alaska

    Event: Faces of Hope: Community Connection
    Date: 8/31/2017 1:00-9:00 p.m.
    Location: Lathrop High School Hering Auditorium and Noel Wien Public Library
    Contact: Joy Wohlman Boyce
    Phone: 907-456-7794
    Email: joy.boyce@k12.northstar.org

    Informational Fair 1:00-5:00
    Noel Wien Public Library
    Community organizations and businesses will be at the Library to offer information about healthy choices in our community. There will be food and plenty of giveaways. The Art Contest on display will be judged and the winner announced at Hering in the evening.
    Author Jude Hassan 6:30-7:30
    Lathrop High School Hering Auditorium
    Jude Hassan is the best-selling author of Suburban Junky: From Honor Roll to Heroin Addict and will be here to offer insight to parents and educators as well as raw truth and encouragement to teens. He puts a face to addiction- an unforgettable face…and one full of hope.
    Panel Discussion 7:30-8:30
    William Charles- will be video calling in from “Kill the Heroin Epidemic Worldwide” to answer your questions and tell his story. Jeffrey Brown- Tattoo Artist, Local Business Owner
    Anna Nelson- Executive Director Interior AIDS Association
    Karen Taber- Coordinator Fairbanks Wellness Coalition Dr. Mark Simon- Emergency Room Physician

    Burnsville, Minnesota

    Event: Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 8/31/17 7:30- 9 p.m.
    Location: Crystal Lake Park Beach
    1101 Crystal Lake Road
    Burnsville, MN. 55337
    Contact: Pam Lanhart
    Phone: 612-554-1644
    Email: Pam@thrivefamilysupport.org
    Visit Website

    Candlelight Vigil in memory of all of those who have lost the battle with the disease of addiction.

    Spring Lake Park

    Event: Fed up rally
    Date: 08/31/17 5:30-8:30 pm
    Location: Able Park
    Contact: Kelly or Dawn
    Phone: 763-464-3159
    Email:

    Vigil, speakers,etc

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Event: 2nd Annual International Overdose Awarness Balloon Release
    Date: August 31st, 2017 8:30pm – 9:55pm
    Location: Middle of the “Stone Arch Bridge” Near St Anthony Falls
    100 Portland Ave.
    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414
    Contact: Christopher Lee Falck
    Phone: 763-477-1427
    Email: Christopher.Lee.Falck@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    PLEASE COME OUT AND JOIN US……!!!!!
    National Overdose Awareness Day…..

    Sober And Serious 2nd Annual Balloon Release for International Overdose Awareness Day. Come show support to anyone in your life that has been affected by addiction! This was a huge last minute success last year so be “On Time” lol
    This is what Recovery Looks Like & Sounds Like!
    Sober Freak’in Fun Fellowship

    We will be releasing balloons with Hundreds of peers into the air to remember the ones we have lost to drugs and alcohol to show that we have not forgotten our loved ones, and to show hope that recovery is possible….!!!!
    We did this last year and it was absolutely beautiful, you don’t want to miss the experience……!!!!! This will take place Augest 31st at 8:30 p.m. at the Stone Arch Bridge….!!!!
    Please help us show the world that addicts and alcoholics matter even after they are gone and to show that there is hope and many of us willing to do the work can recover from a hopeless state of mind and body….!!!!!

    Elizabethton, TN

    Event: “Faces of Addiction” community movie
    Date: September 1, 2017 7:30pm
    Location: Covered Bridge Park
    Contact: Jilian Reece
    Phone: 4233428008
    Email:

    The amazing filmmaker, Josh Wilson, has been working for months on a video showing the “Faces of Addiction” in our region and we will be debuting the movie in honor of International Overdose Recovery Day!

    Join us at Covered Bridge Park around 7:30pm with your blankets or lawn chairs and meet the “stars” of the movie and we will get the show started around 8:30.

    Popcorn and drinks will be provided! (Movie is kid-friendly)

    This event is sponsored by a grant awarded to CCDP by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse.

    Hamilton NJ

    Event: Prevention Coalition of Mercer County
    Date: August 24, 2017 5:30pm-8pm
    Location: Veterans Park Hamilton NJ
    North Entrance at Klockner Rd
    Contact: Barbara Sprechman Mercer Council
    Phone:
    Email: bsprechman@mercercouncil.org
    Visit Website

    Candlelight Vigil
    Memorial Table
    Resource Info
    Drop Box

    Medford. Oregon

    Event: Max's Mission International Overdose Awareness Remembrance and Naloxone Distribution
    Date: August 31st 1 to 4 pm
    Location: Alba Park
    301 Westate Main Street
    Medford
    Oregon 97501
    Contact: Julia Pinsky
    Phone: 458 225 9760
    Email: maxsmission@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    From 1.to 4 we will be offering naloxone training and free distribution (naloxone from HIV Alliance). There will be a remembrance board for photos /cards to remember loved ones we have lost, all are welcome to share with us.

    Millville, NJ

    Event: Cumberland County's 1st Annual Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil
    Date: August 31, 2017 6:00pm
    Location: Cumberland County Fairgrounds, 3001 Carmel Road, Millville, NJ 08332
    Contact: Ashleigh Huff
    Phone: 8564593082
    Email: ashleighhu@co.cumberland.nj.us
    Visit Website

    The Cumberland County Department of Human Services and the County Addiction and Recovery Task Force will hold its 1st Annual Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil on Thursday, August 31, 2017 (International Overdose Awareness Day) starting at 6 p.m. (rain or shine), at Cumberland County Fairgrounds, 3001 Carmel Road, Millville, NJ 08332. The Candlelight Vigil is intended to be an opportunity for the community to come together for strength, comfort, encouragement and to learn of practical solutions to prevent overdose.
    If you have lost a loved one to an overdose and you would like to have them commemorated during the event, please fill out this form and email, fax or mail it with a photo to:
    Email: ashleighhu@co.cumberland.nj.us
    Fax: 856-455-5756
    Mail: 70 West Broad Street, Bridgeton NJ 08302
    Or you can fill out our online form at https://tinyurl.com/overdoseawareness2017

    Hagerstown

    Event: Internation Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 8/31/17 8-9 pm
    Location: Town Square
    Contact: David Washington
    Phone: 2403133385
    Email: david.washington@maryland.gov
    Visit Website

    Please join as citizens and organizations throughout Hagerstown meet at the Public Square for a Candle Light Vigil on Overdose Awareness Day. Please feel free to bring a picture of your loved ones lost to overdose. International Overdose Awareness Day is committed to providing a platform to acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends who have lost a loved one to overdose. We aim to raise awareness that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.

    Chattanooga, TN

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day- Community Outreach
    Date: August 31,2017 5:30
    Location: Avondale Recreation Center Chattanooga
    1305 Dodson Ave
    Chattanooga, TN 37406
    Contact: Calandra Smith
    Phone: 423-305-1449
    Email: hccoalition@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    Community awareness and outreach event along with balloon release in honor of the lives lost.

    Bronx, NY

    Event: Free Naloxone Training – Learn To Save A Life
    Date: August 31st 7:00pm-8:30pm
    Location: 1065 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY, 10459
    Contact: Dan Hogle
    Phone: 718-822-2049
    Email: Hogle@NYsenate.gov
    Visit Website

    OASAS and the Forward South Bronx Coalition are partnering with State Senator Jeff Klein to discuss the Opioid Epidemic and provide a training for attendees on Naloxone. Limited # of kits available. Please RSVP at 718-822-2049.

    Nashville, Tennessee

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day: Middle Tennessee
    Date: Thursday, August 31st, 2017 6:30 PM
    Location: Brentwood United Methodist Church at 309 Franklin Road, Brentwood, TN
    Contact: Hollie Keith
    Phone: 765-513-1543
    Email: hckeith62114@gmail.com

    Please join those of us who offer prevention, addiction, and recovery resources to communities across Tennessee, individuals who have survived overdose, and the families of those who left us too soon. The Korean War Vetrans Memorial Bridge will be lighted purple for overdose awareness, and we will have a candlelight vigil in memory of those not surviving the disease of addiction. The list of speakers bringing awareness about addiction and overdose are as follows:

    Brett Withers, Metro Councilman
    Representative from Mayor Barry’s office
    David Plazas, The Tennessean
    Glenn Funk, DA
    Stan Jones, DEA
    Marie Crosson, Tennessee Association of Drug Court Professionals
    Katherine Drotos Cuthbert, Vanderbilt University’s Center for Student Wellbeing
    Sarah Cooper, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
    DeWayne Holman, Nashville Prevention Partnership
    Ron Crowder, Street Works
    Monty Burks, Special Projects and Faith Base Initiatives for Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
    Family Advocates: Hollie Keith, Donna Gaddis, Terry Ferris England, and Jacqueline Perrine

    Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

    Event: National overdose awareness day event
    Date: August 31st 5pm-7:30pm
    Location: Veterans memorial park
    Park Place. Shippensburg Pennsylvania 17257
    Contact: Kellie lumsden
    Phone: 7173319460
    Email: Kellielumsden@gmail.com
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    A day to remember the loved ones lost to this epidemic. We will have 2 guest speakers after they are finished there will be time for the to ask private or public questions and mingle. At the end of the event we will be having a balloon realise the balloons will be provided, you will be able to right a message to your loved on

    Memphis, Tennessee

    Event: Memphis Overdose Awareness Day balloon release and candlelight vigil
    Date: Thursday, 8/31/17 5 pm to 8 pm
    Location: Martyr's Park, Downtown Memphis
    Contact: Lisa Bobal
    Phone: 9016269685
    Email: Lisa@abetorway.org
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    A Betor Way, The Phone Of the Spirit, TN Overdose Prevention and Memphis’ War on Heroin are co-hosting a beautiful event to create awareness of overdose deaths and remove the stigma of addiction.
    5 – 6:30 pm music
    6:30 pm Balloon Release
    6:45 Special Guest Speakers
    District Attorney Amy Wierech and Memphis Police Department Deputy Chief of Special Operations Michael Harding
    7:15 pm: Prayer by Mimi White, St. John’s United Methodist Church and reading of the names of those we have lost to addiction
    7:30 pm Lighting of the bridge and candlelight processional to Big River Crossing

    Hauppauge, NY

    Event: A Night Of Gratitude
    Date: 8/31/17 8:30 pm
    Location: Thrive Recovery Center
    1324 Motor Parkway, Suite 102
    Contact: Stephanie Durso
    Phone: 631-599-6177
    Email: stephie.durso@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    Overdose Awareness Day is Thursday, August 31st. We will be having speakers, a candle light vigil and a Narcan training. In honor of Overdose Awareness Day, we’ll be gathering at THRIVE on this night to express our gratitude and to recognize the efforts of first responders, our co-fighters against the deadly enemy of addiction. Come hear stories of heroism and hope as we acknowledge the tireless work done by public servants and medical personnel. We will also be remembering the lives lost to this horrific epidemic.

    Please join us.

    Flint Michigan

    Event: FORASHLEYNBENJAMIN FOUNDATION Supporting Flint for CHANGE 💜
    Date: 8-31-2016 6-8 pm
    Location: 901 Harrison St Flint Mi 48502 First Christ Scientist Church across from Flint Police Dept
    Contact: Sharry Anderson
    Phone: 586-248-2725
    Email: FORASHLEYNBENJAMIN2016@Yahoo.com
    Visit Website

    From 6-8 pm. I lost my only daughter to fentynl OD Nov 13 2016. I am speaking about the fentynl problem in Flint and telling bf my daughters story. I am going to have others speak that want. I’m selling #STOPHEROIN bracelets for $5 to support my foundation. We will be sending balloons to heaven with their loved ones pics on them it’s my first event

    Georgetown, Delaware

    Event: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: August 31, 2017 8:00 – 10:00 PM
    Location: The Circle in Georgetown
    Contact: Pauline Powell
    Phone: 302-542-0266
    Email: pauline.powell@attackaddiction.org
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    Candlelight Vigil to remember loved ones lost to accidental overdose, to raise community awareness, and to decrease stigma attached to substance use disorder. All whose lives have been impacted by substance use disorder and the current heroin epidemic are welcome to attend.

    Atascadero, CA

    Event: SLO County Overdose Awareness
    Date: August 31, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Location: Atascadero Lake Park, 9100 Morro Road, at the BBQ area
    Contact: Kim Lacey
    Phone:
    Email: slorunner26@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day. Please join us as we gather to recognize the impact overdose has had on our community. We will have a speaker and a candlelight vigil to remember loved ones we have lost. Bring pictures or other small items to honor those you wish to remember, as well as LED candles. Let us remove the stigma of overdose and substance use disorder (addiction) and welcome recovery in our community!

    Rochester, NY

    Event: SCOTTY B SECOND ANNUAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY
    Date: August 31st 2017 3 to 8 p.m
    Location: Martin Luther king Jr Park at Manhattan Square Park
    353 Court Street
    Rochester, Ny 14607
    Contact: Becky Baker
    Phone: 585 771 0896
    Email: rebeccakbaker@yahoo.com

    Community wise event hosted by S.O.A.R.S INC. focuses on the public health crisis facing Monroe County and surrounding areas. This is an opportunity to remember those who lost their lives to overdose. To learn practical ways to prevent overdose and overdose death. By bringing together treatment facilities, mental health insurance companies nonprofit Advocates halfway houses and to provide Narcan training two placed a family friends and loved ones can come to ask questions fine answers and seek Solutions they’ll be speakers music food Recreation and a memorial tribute with a candlelight vigil ending the evening

    Reno, NV

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: Aug. 31 5:30 p.m.
    Location: Reno City Hall 1 E 1st St. Reno, NV 89501
    Contact: Jennifer Delett-Snyder
    Phone: 7753247557
    Email: marketing@jtnn.org
    Visit Website

    Community groups and citizens will meet at the Believe sign on Virginia Street and walk to Wingfield Park with messages of hope and memories of those who have suffered from an overdose. If anyone wants to join us, please contact the JTNN office.

    New York, NY

    Event: Overdose Prevention Training
    Date: 08/31/2017 2:30pm
    Location: Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center
    25 Allen Street
    New York, NY
    Contact:
    Phone: 212-226-6333
    Email: questions@alliance.nyc
    Visit Website

    The Alliance for Positive Change is bringing awareness to overdose prevention on International Overdose Awareness Day on Thursday, August 31. In 2016, New York City had 1,374 confirmed overdose deaths – a 46% increase from 2015. The Alliance is working to prevent future overdoses by offering free Naloxone training at the Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center (LESHRC).

    Naloxone is a medication that reverses overdoses from opioids such as heroin and prescription painkillers. New Yorkers can get this free life-saving medication without prescription at many community-based organizations including LESHRC.

    Westbrook, Maine

    Event: Westbrook Remembers
    Date: August 21 5 PM
    Location: Starting at Riverbank Park, ending at Gazebo Park
    Contact: Shelby Briggs
    Phone: 207-854-0644 x 2419
    Email: sbriggs@westbrook.me.us

    The Westbrook Police Department’s Community Approach to Stopping Heroin will be memorializing those who have lost their lives to fatal overdose.

    We will also be dedicating a piece of our City to those who have passed away, those still struggling with substance use disorders, and those who have bravely found their way to recovery. Our City leaders will speak briefly, followed by families who have lost loved ones and community members who are in recovery.

    Resources and refreshments will be available.

    Pittsburgh, PA

    Event: PPP Movie Day at Row House
    Date: August 31st, 2017 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 9:30 PM
    Location: Row House Cinema-4115 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
    Contact: Katie
    Phone: 412.247.3404
    Email: info@pppgh.org
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    Prevention Point Pittsburgh will have three free showings of “A Day in the Life: The World of Humans Who Use Drugs” at Row House Cinema. Showtimes are 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM, and 9:30 PM.

    Lockport, NY

    Event: LP Overdose Awareness Rally
    Date: 08/31/17 5pm
    Location: Veterans Memorial Park
    East avenue
    Contact: Tom Byrne
    Phone: 716-364-2227
    Email: tbyrne1979@gmail.com

    An event to raise awareness to those who lost their lives to addiction and overall overdose awareness. Come support the cause and join us to hear people speak about their experience, strength and hope.

    Cleveland, OH

    Event: Naloxone Saves
    Date: August 31st, 2017 7pm
    Location: 700 Prospect Ave E, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
    Contact: Blyth Barnow
    Phone:
    Email: femminary@gmail.com
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    Amistad Chapel UCC unites with Blyth Barnow of Femminary to present Naloxone Saves, an overdose awareness worship service.

    Through preaching, music, and ritual the service will illuminate overdose reversal as real life resurrection.

    During the service, we will learn more about Naloxone (also called Narcan), the medication that can reverse an opiate overdose. Volunteers from Project DAWN will train us to recognize a possible overdose and to administer Naloxone. All attendees will receive a Naloxone kit.

    Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in Ohio. Let’s be people of resurrection: Learn how to reverse an overdose.

    Washington, D.C.

    Event: Chosen Few 2017 Overdose Community Vigil
    Date: Thursday August 31, 2017 4:00pm – 8:00pm
    Location: Marvin Gaye Park
    NE Division Av & Foote ST NE
    Washington, DC 20019
    Contact: Maurice Abbey-Bey
    Phone: (202) 232-8150
    Email: chosenfewdc@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    From 4 to 8pm the District’s own Chosen Few will be hosting a community vigil at Marvin Gaye Park (located on the corner of Division Avenue NE and Fitch Place) to mourn the lives of loved ones lost to fatal drug overdose. The event will include guest speakers, educational materials, harm reduction supplies, Naloxone (Narcan) training and dinner. The event memorializes the approximately 550 people that have been lost to overdose death in the District between 2014 and 2017 with an individual gravestone to commemorate each death. Guests will also be invited to join in building a community altar to honor their loved ones.

    Dunkirk, NY

    Event: Not One More
    Date: 8/31/17 1 pm
    Location: Dunkirk Pier Central Avenue waling to City Hall 328 Central Avenue Dunkirk, Ny 14048
    Contact: Jessica Falco
    Phone: 716 410 5752
    Email: jfalco131@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    We are doing a memorial walk starting at the Dunkirk Pier and walking up to City Hall. From there we will be having speakers who have lost loved ones to overdose followed by other speakers including Mayor Rosas and Dunkirk Police Department. The memorial will end in a balloon release to commemorate our loved ones.

    Marinette Wisconsin

    Event: Balloon Launch
    Date: August 30, 2017 7pm
    Location: Stephenson Island
    Marinette, WI
    Contact: Lorri Melchoir
    Phone: 906-290-3517
    Email: lmelchoir01@gmail.com

    We are holding the First Annual Balloon Launch in memory of those lost to Overdose

    Eagle Rock, VA

    Event: Angel Kisses Outreach Ministry candlelight vigil
    Date: August 31,2017 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
    Location: Iron Gate Community Church 1115 Spring Street,Eagle Rock Va 24085
    Contact: Deana Newland
    Phone: 540-492-3937
    Email: sisterdnewland@gmail.com

    guest speakers whom have lost loved ones from overdose,overdose awareness facts,fact sheets and resource sheets will be given out,candles will be provided for all who attend,prayer,special music,community support and love,candlelight vigil

    Newaygo, MI

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day Candle Light Vigil
    Date: August 31st 7:30 pm to 9 pm
    Location: Resonate Church
    302 E. 68th St.
    Newaygo MI 49337
    Contact: Refer to the Facebook Event Page
    Phone:
    Email:
    Visit Website

    Please join us for a Candlelight Vigil in honor of Overdose Awareness Day.
    OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
    August 31st
    7:30pm-9pm
    There is also an 11th step meeting at 6pm for those interested in attending.
    Located at: Resonate Church
    302 E. 68th St
    Newaygo Mi 49337
    Participants who have lost a loved one to overdose are encouraged to bring a framed picture to display at the vigil.

    Portland, Maine

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: August 31st, 7pm EST
    Location: Monument Square
    Portland, Maine
    Contact: Zoe Odlin-Platz
    Email: zop@portlandmaine.gov

    Join us for an evening dedicated to mourning and remembering those lost to opiate overdose. We will have naloxone trainings, lantern making, a memorial wall for posting pictures and names and brief opening and closing remarks which will feature reading names of loved ones who have died recently. All are welcome.

    Reseda, CA

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: Thursday, August 31st 2017 1;30pm-2;30pm
    Location: 11700 Block of Borden Avenue, Pacoima, Ca. 91331
    Contact: Joray Cubillos
    Phone: 1(818)342-5897 ext-2129
    Email: jcubillos@tarzanatc.org

    On site Harm Reduction Services (syringe replacement) Services, Remembering those we have lost and to join us in preventing overdose death providing a table of information about overdose prevention, also scheduling training sessions to obtain Naloxone overdose kit.

    El Paso, Texas

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day/El Paso, Texas
    Date: August 31, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Location: Veteran’s OneStop
    9565 Diana
    El Paso, Texas 79924
    Contact: Susie Villalobos, Prevention Resource Center – Region 10 Evaluator
    Phone: 915-782-4000 ext. 1322
    Email: svillalobos@aliviane.org

    10:00 a.m. Event Open
    Exhibitor Tables

    1st Speaker Larry Cuellar, Gilead HCV Community Specialist (Testing and Referral of Hep C)
    2nd Speaker Dr. Imtiaz Alam, M.D., P.A. (Hep C Treatment)

    11:00 a.m. Mark Richmond, Sacramento CMT (Prescription Medication Misuse)
    Tina Torres, LCDC, (Substance Use Treatment) El Paso Behavioral Health

    11:45 a.m. Testimonials Trinity Homeward Bound
    Others who volunteer their stories (Open mic)

    12:15-12:45 Flower pinwheel remembrance of those lost to an overdose (outside)

    12:45-1:00 Closing

    Waterford, Michigan

    Event: Overdose Awareness Tribute Memorial
    Date: August 31, 2017 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    Location: The Warming House
    5050 Civic Center Drive
    Waterford, MI 48329
    Contact: Pam Hoffmaster
    Phone: 248-431-3225
    Email: bryanshopemedia@gmail.com

    Free community event to Raise Awareness, Reduce Stigma & Acknowledge the grief felt by families & friends as we gather to honor those we have lost.
    An Opioid Overdose Prevention Education Training will be provided along with Free Naloxone rescue kit. (1 per family) There will be a COPE (Counsel on Prevention Education) Panel, Guest Speakers, Resource puplications will be available. A memorial display for pictures of ALL lost Loved-Ones.
    Closing with a candlelight Vigil.
    T-shirts & Food Available
    This event is sponsored by a collaboration with
    Mi-Hope and Bryan’s HOPE

    Edinburg,Texas

    Event: The UTRGV Collegiate Recovery Program Honors International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: Thursday, August 31st
    Location: 1201 West University Drive
    Contact: Counseling Center
    Phone: 956-665-2574
    Email:
    Visit Website

    International overdose Awareness Day Thursday, August 31st 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Edinburg campus: Center Fountain/Brownsville campus: Student Union lawn
    For special accommodations or additional formation, please contact the Counseling Center at (956) 655-2574

    Daly City

    Event: Overdose awareness candlelight vigil
    Date: 08/16/2017 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    Location: Mussel rock Daly City, Ca. 94015
    Contact: Bonnie McNamara
    Phone: 650-678-9045
    Email: Tombonniemac@aol.com

    People in the community gathering for the common cause of getting awareness out there for the epidemic of overdose..

    Asheboro, NC

    Event: Overdose Awareness and Candle Light Vigil
    Date: August 31 2017 6-9pm
    Location: Paw Paws Place parking lot
    2004 N Fayetteville st
    Asheboro NC 27203
    Contact: Kelly Link
    Phone: 336-465-1431
    Email: kellyalink@outlook.com
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    Music, speakers, presentation to represent the 120 that die daily in the US! Free Narcan, Free lock boxes, free pizza and so much more! Lots of literature!
    Closing out with a candle light vigil at dark.

    McMinnville Oregon

    Event: Christopher’s Gift Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: August 31, 2017 6-9 PM
    Location: First Federal Savings & Loan parking lot
    118 NE 3rd St
    McMinnville Oregon
    Contact: Christie
    Phone: 971-237-4831
    Email: Christiehodges@gmail.com
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    We will have educational and informational tables and guest speakers followed by a candlelight vigil. Join us to remember loved ones we have lost, give hope to those still struggling, and celebrate those in recovery. Together we can END THE STIGMA!

    Inchelium WA 99151

    Event: Inchelium Stop Over Dose Town Hall Meeting
    Date: August 31, 2017 5:30-7:30
    Location: Inchelium Community Center.
    The Confederated Tribes of The Colville Reservation
    Contact: Robin Bowman
    Phone: 5097227067
    Email: robin.bowman.bhp@colvilletribes.com
    Visit Website

    This is an opportunity to ask questions. Education on drug overdose and how to stop one. Education on how to reach out to community members who are at risk. Support for family and friends. A path to empower all those involved in the opioid over dose crisis. By the Behavioral Health Program

    Oakland, CA

    Event: Oakland Overdose Awareness Day Memorial
    Date: August 30th, 2017 6-8pm
    Location: 2313 San Pablo Ave, Oakland CA
    Contact: Savannah O’Neill
    Phone:
    Email: soneill@casasegura.org
    Visit Website

    Let’s come together to honor International Overdose Awareness Day. This year our event will be held at Qilombo, a center that is losing their neighbors frequently to drug overdose. Those living on the streets in this area of Oakland are also frequently reporting using naloxone to save each others lives. This is a chance to celebrate life and survival, to recognize the daily life saving work of people who use drugs, our friends and community.

    There will be speakers, art, music, and a chance to share any words you would like. This event is open to anyone, join us in creating a space to remember our loved ones lost to overdose without stigma, judgment or shame. We will provide food, cake, free narcan and art supplies to create whatever memorial you would like. We will be building a community alter that will be permanently moved to HEPPAC’s drop in center space, Casa Segura, following the event.

    If you have a loved one you’d like us to remember please email their name to soneill@casaseura.org and we will create a flower with their name on it and hold up their memory. Please join us and send any questions, concerns or contributions to Savannah O’Neill at 510-434-0307 or soneill@casasegura.org.

    Reno, Nevada

    Event: Hope for the Epedemic
    Date: August 28, 2017 Noon to 9PM
    Location: 200 S Virginia Street
    Floor 2
    Reno, NV 89501
    Contact: Kim Advent
    Phone: 702-540-2139
    Email: kimadvent@gmail.com
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    An introduction to Philosophical-Medical Therapy treating addiction. The approach aims at the root causes and triggers. There will be a speaker provided by Avanti Wellness explaining the techniques which replace the anguish with new ideas which improve in areas of physical, psychological, and spiritual part of your life.

    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Remembrance Breakfast
    Date: August 31. 2017 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    Location: 6767 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 130, Las Vegas NV, 89146
    Contact: Vernalyn Willis
    Phone: (702) 463-1415
    Email: info@carecoalitionnv.org
    Visit Website

    Continental Breakfast and balloon release in remembrance of those we have lost to overdose

    Waterbury, CT

    Event: Overdose Awareness
    Date: August 31, 2017 9:00am-1:00pm
    Location: Wellmore Behavioral Health
    402 East Main Street
    Waterbury, CT 06702
    Contact: Regan Moriarty, LCSW
    Phone: 203-755-1143
    Email: rmoriarty@wellmore.org
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    Learn the signs and symptoms of overdose. Training on how to prevent overdose and learn how to administer NARCAN. Bring your insurance card to receive NARCAN onsite!

    Seabrook, NH 03874

    Event: Night of Hope, Candlelight Vigil and Balloon Release
    Date: August 31, 2017 maabrown@comcast.net
    Location: The Seabrook Town Hall, 99 Lafayette Road, Seabrook, NH 03874.
    Contact: Elizabeth Miller
    Phone: 603-570-9444
    Email: maabrown@comcast.net
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    Please join us and help raise awareness!
    “NIGHT OF HOPE”
    Safe Harbor Recovery is inviting all of the residents, first responders, Church’s, Recovery Groups, and the surrounding communities to join us for our 1st Annual “Night of Hope,” an International Overdose Awareness Day Event.
    We will all join together on Thursday, August 31, 2017 @ 6:00PM -8:00PM at
    The Seabrook Town Hall, 99 Lafayette Road, Seabrook, NH 03874.
    We will come together as a Community to raise awareness, celebrate the lives of those in recovery, pray for those who are still struggling, and remember our loved ones and friends we have lost from addiction.
    We will have speakers at this event along with a,
    BALLOON RELEASE in remembrance of our loved ones, family, and friends that we have lost, for those still struggling, and a CANDLELIGHT VIGIL for all.
    *All are welcome to bring a picture of the loved one or friend that was lost from Addiction*
    We will have children’s activities. We will provide Candles and Balloons.
    Resources will be on hand for grief support, family support, and addiction support.
    *For more information, if you would like to participate as a Recovery Group to share resources and support, or if you would like to donate, you may call Elizabeth Miller, Safe Harbor Recovery
    @ 603-570-9444 and they will direct to someone who can help. Thank you!
    In case of rain we will join together in the Trinity Church if needed.

    Bristol, TN

    Event: International Overdose Awareness dAy
    Date: 8-31-2017 7pm – 9pm
    Location: Bristol Tennessee High School
    1112 Edgemont Avenue
    Bristol, TN
    Contact: Rhonda Coffey
    Phone: 423-967-248
    Email: theaddictsfamilytn@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    We will be having a night of speakers, music and a candle light memorial to those we have lost to this disease. Speakers will include the Mayor, the DA and Law Enforcement. We will also have a speaker from Recovery. Many special memorials are planned to honor our lost loved ones.

    North Hollywood, CA

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Training & Vigil
    Date: Friday, August 25, 2017 7:00 to 8:30pm 7:00 to 8:30 pm
    Location: Cri-Help George T. Pfleger Center
    11027 Burbank Blvd.
    North Hollywood, CA 91601
    Contact: John Whitaker
    Phone: 213-426-0165
    Email: 2017ODAwareness@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    We invite you to join us as we remember and honor individuals who have lost their lives to overdose, and to the failed war on drugs. Accidental fatal overdose is the leading cause of injury leading cause of death among people who use drugs around the world.

    Accidental fatal overdose is the leading cause of injury-related death in the U.S., and the leading cause of death among people who use drugs around the world. More than 135 people are dying each day in the U.S. from accidental overdose. We encourage sensible solutions such as increased access to overdose reversal medication naloxone & implementing Good Samaritan 911 policies.

    Join A New PATH (Parents for Addiction Treatment & Healing) Los Angeles, The Drug Policy Alliance, Moms United to End the War on Drugs, Law Enforcement Action Partnership, Center for Living and Learning, Paso Por Paso, Inc and other partners.

    If you can’t join us, please send the name of your loved one to be remembered to: 2017ODAwareness@gmail.com For more information contact: LA PATH: 213-426-0165 or 818-442-0238 Join us at www.momsunited.net

    Tulalip WA

    Event: Tulalip Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 8/31/17 6pm-8pm
    Location: Tulalip Community Health Department
    7615 Totem Beach Rd, Tulalip WA 98271
    Contact: Community Health Department
    Phone: 360-716-5662
    Email: PublicHealth@tulaliptribes-nsn.gov
    Visit Website

    Activies will include creating a rock garden for those lost or affected by overdose

    Methuen, Massachusetts

    Event: 2nd Annual Overdose Vigil
    Date: Thursday August 31, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Location: Riverside Park
    Methuen, Massachusetts
    Contact: Jacque Ingersoll
    Phone: 978-701-8195
    Email: jingersoll@cityofmethuen.net
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    Methuen Police Department’s C.A.R.E.S (Community Addiction Recovery Engagement Services) will hold their 2nd annual Overdose Vigil to honor those we have lost to the disease of addiction. During the evening there will be a video montage played showing pictures given by families of those lost, lighting and releasing of lanterns and speaking of community members. There will also be an art display from the amazing artwork by “Angels of Addiction”. Those in attendance will receive seeds so they may plant flowers in their loved ones memory wherever they wish.

    Torrington

    Event: Litchfield County Overdose Awareness Day Community Resource Fair and Vigil
    Date: August 31, 2017 6:00 – 9:00pm
    Location: Coe Memorial Park
    101 Litchfield St, Torrington, CT 06790
    Contact: Ariana Cardozo
    Phone: 860-496-2100
    Email: ariana.cardozo@mccallcenterct.org
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    The Litchfield County Opiate Task Force is sponsoring a vigil to commemorate the lives lost to overdose. This free event is open to all members of the community. Offer support, hear inspiring music and share messages of hope and encouragement from those in recovery. Learn about valuable resources available for those battling addiction. Honor the memory and commemorate the lives of those lost to opioid overdose and addiction. Participate in a traditional vigil, prayers and meditation and light a candle.

    New Orleans, LA

    Event: New Orleans Overdose Awareness Day film screening and vigil
    Date: 8/31/17 6pm (Screening); 8pm (Vigil)
    Location: 1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans LA 70112 (Film); Duncan Plaza, New Orleans LA (Vigil)
    Contact: Alex Niculescu
    Phone: 2023205864
    Email: alexnic18@gmail.com
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    On August 31st, International Overdose Awareness Day, please join us as we remember and mourn our family, friends, and loved ones who have passed due to drug overdose. At 6pm at 1430 Tulane Ave, we will screen a new documentary, A Day In The Life: The World of Humans Who Use Drugs, which showcases the lives of people who use drugs around the world to reduce the stigma that too often contributes to drug overdose. Afterward, we will walk to Duncan Plaza for a candlelit vigil, where people are invited to light a candle and take a moment of silence to cherish the memory of those we have lost.

    Sponsored by Tulane University Street Medicine, Social Contexts in Medicine, AMA, and White Coats 4 Black Lives; Nola AMSA; and New Orleans Harm Reduction Network/Trystereo

    New Orleans, LA

    Event: New Orleans Overdose Awareness Day film screening and vigil
    Date: 8/31/17 6pm (Screening); 8pm (VigiL)
    Location: 1430 Tulane Ave New Orleans LA 70112 (screening) and Duncan Plaza, New Orleans LA (vigil)
    Contact: Alex Niculescu
    Phone: 2023205864
    Email: alexnic18@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    On August 31st, International Overdose Awareness Day, please join us as we remember and mourn our family, friends, and loved ones who have passed due to drug overdose. At 6pm at 1430 Tulane Ave, we will screen a new documentary, A Day In The Life: The World of Humans Who Use Drugs, which showcases the lives of people who use drugs around the world to reduce the stigma that too often contributes to drug overdose. Afterward, we will walk to Duncan Plaza for a candlelit vigil, where people are invited to light a candle and take a moment of silence to cherish the memory of those we have lost.

    Sponsored by Tulane University Street Medicine, Social Contexts in Medicine, AMA, and White Coats 4 Black Lives; Nola AMSA; and New Orleans Harm Reduction Network/Trystereo

    Lafayette, IN

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017 1 pm to 6 pm
    Location: SURF Center at 307 North 10th Street, Lafayette, IN and Columbian Park, Purple Shelter (near corner of Park Avenue and Scott Street), Lafayette, IN
    Contact: Jennifer Swartz
    Phone: 765-471-9916
    Email: jennifer@dftipp.org
    Visit Website

    Type of Event: Naloxone distribution and training will be held at the SURF Center (1 to 3 pm) Time of Remembrance at Columbian Park (4 to 6 pm). Attendees may bring photos of loved ones impacted by overdose.

    Reidsville North Carolina

    Event: Rockingham County Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: Thursday August 24th 3:00 pm
    Location: Rockingham Co. Governmental Center
    371 Hwy 65, Reidsville N.C
    Contact: Jeff Pruett
    Phone: 336 944-3264
    Email: jpruett@p4care.org

    Overview of the Opioid problem in Rockingham Co. Getting rid of stigma. Treatment and Prevention .

    High Point, NC

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil and Balloon Release
    Date: August 31, 2017 6:00pm – 8:30pm
    Location: Oak Hollow Mall
    1020 Eastchester Drive
    High Point, NC 27262
    Contact: Calandra Lewis
    Phone: 336-333-6860 ex. 227
    Email:
    Visit Website

    Celebrate Life By Coming Together is a free family event open to the public. This event will remember, celebrate, empower, and encourage the loved ones of those impacted by overdose; support those who are in recovery from substance use; and give hope to the community. This event will have food, bounce houses, games, resource tables, photograph wall displaying the faces of addiction and recovery, speakers, poets, and conclude with a candlelight vigil and balloon release.

    Huntington, WV

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day (@ Prestera Center, Cabell County WV)
    Date: 8/31/2017 1:00 PM
    Location: Prestera at Pinecrest
    5600 US Route Sixty East
    Huntington, WV 25705
    Contact: Kim Miller
    Phone: 304-525-7851, Extension 1505
    Email: kim.miller@prestera.org
    Visit Website

    A ceremony to remember overdose victims and to generate hope for those still suffering features local dignitaries and speakers from local and state government, the local Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing (GRASP) support group leader, a Mayoral proclamation for Overdose Awareness Day, an individual with overdose experience now in long-term recovery, the Commissioner of the WV DHHR, Bureau for Behavioral Health and Healthcare Facilities and Prestera Center’s CEO. The ceremony will be followed by naloxone training offered by the local health department, with free doses of naloxone for participants completing the training. We plan to have a visual display for the 144 individuals who lose their lives to overdoses in the US every day and a “Wall of Remembrance and Hope” with paper hearts for people to write a name on them and attach them to the wall. Light refreshments will be available and the event is open to the public.

    Lake Arlington, IL

    Event: Overdose Awareness Vigil
    Date: August 31st, 6-8pm
    Location: Lake Arlington
    2201 N. Windsor Dr.
    Arlington Heights, IL 60004
    Contact: Laura Fry
    Phone: (844) 584-5254 x803
    Email: info@live4lali.org
    Visit Website

    Live4Lali has set up a week full of events for IOAD.

    Arlington Heights, IL

    Event: Rx Drug Take Back Day and Naloxone Trainings
    Date: August 30th, 3-7pm
    Location:
    For Arlington Heights Residents:
    Arlington Heights Police Department
    1500 W. Shure Dr.
    Arlington Heights, IL 60004
    For Buffalo Grove Residents:
    Buffalo Grove Police Department
    46 Raupp Blvd.
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    Contact: Laura Fry
    Phone: (844) 584-5254 x803
    Email: info@live4lali.org
    Visit Website

    Live4Lali has set up a week full of events for IOAD.

    Chicago, IL

    Event: Liv4Lali Chicago Kick-Off Event
    Date: August 29th, 6-9pm
    Location: 833 W. Jackson Blvd., Floor 7
    Chicago, IL 60607
    Contact: Laura Fry
    Phone: (844) 584-5254 x803
    Email: info@live4lali.org
    Visit Website

    Live4Lali has set up a week full of events for IOAD./

    Northbrook, IL

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: August 28, 6-9pm
    Location: Northbrook Library – 1201 Cedar Lne.
    Northbrook, IL
    Contact: Laura Fry
    Phone: (844) 584-5254 x803
    Email: info@live4lali.org
    Visit Website

    Screening of HBO Documentary, “Warning: This Drug May Kill You”
    6pm – Naoloxone Trainings, Resource Tables
    7pm – Screening
    8pm – Panel Discussion

    Mundelein, IL

    Event: Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: Sunday August 27, 2017 12pm – 3pm
    Location: Hope Christian Fellowship
    1401 S. Lake Street
    Mundelein, IL
    60060
    Contact:Laura Fry
    Phone:(844) 584-5254 x803
    Email:info@live4lali.org
    Visit Website

    Live4Lali has set up a week full of events for IOAD. Check them all out here: https://live4lali.org/events/overdose-awareness-day/

    New York, NY

    Event: Shaping Sanctuary: The Role of Communities of Faith in Addressing the Opioid Overdose Crisis
    Date: August 24, 2017 1pm – 5pm
    Location: Judson Memorial Church 55 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Join us for Shaping Sanctuary: The Role of Communities of Faith in Addressing the Opioid Overdose Crisis…a community forum with prominent speakers, listening session/discussion with panelists, and interfaith service of love and lament for lives lost to overdose.

    New York, NY

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day/ Funeral Procession to the City Morgue
    Date: August 31, 2017 9am – 1pm
    Location: 22 West 27th St., 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001
    Contact: Angie Woody
    Phone:
    Email: angie@vocal-ny.org

    In August we are promoting events across New York all month long to address the sigificant increases in overdose deaths in the past year. We will be ending the month on August 31st, International Overdose Awareness Day, with a protest funeral march starting at Harm Reduction Coalition.

    Memorial and Funeral Procession March to NYC Morgue on International Overdose Awareness Day

    When: August 31st, 9:30 am to 1 pm

    Where: Meet at Harm Reduction Coalition Office, (22 West 27th Street, 5th Floor), and march to NYC Morgue at Bellevue Hospital (462 1st Avenue)

    Why: Overdose prevention advocates unite in their grief to demand more action from local and State government to decrease drug overdose deaths. There were 1,374 drug overdose deaths in NYC in 2016, a 46% increase from the previous year. Advocates will march with the Demolition Brass Band in a large funeral procession across midtown Manhattan to the NYC Morgue to memorialize New Yorkers who have died of overdose and to demand the immediate expansion of overdose prevention services and implement innovative new approaches that will reach people most likely to die of an overdose.

    What to bring: Wear black to symbolize grief and mourning. Bring black umbrellas and photographs or mementos of loved ones who have died.

    Who: Drug Policy Alliance, BOOM! Health, Harm Reduction Coalition, Housing Works, VOCAL New York (other groups and advocates are welcome)

    For more information, please contact Angie Woody at VOCAL NY: angie@vocal-ny.org

    Jamestown, NY

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: Thursday, August 31 6:00 p.m.
    Location: 525 Falconer Street
    Jamestown NY 14701
    Contact: Kayla Crosby
    Phone: 7163381004
    Email: kaylacrosby@mail.sunyjcc.edu
    Visit Website

    International Overdose Awareness Day
    Thursday, August 31
    11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Hamilton Collegiate Center, Student Union
    Learn about signs of overdose
    Participate in service projects and create your own Trail Mix
    Join our social media pledge & tribute campaign, #OverdoseAware2017
    Co-sponsored by Campus Life, Student Senate and Evergreen Health

    NARCAN Training
    Thursday, August 31
    4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    Carnahan Theatre
    A kit containing 2 doses of naloxone will be given to each attendee.
    Upon completion of the training, participants will be able to recognize the signs & symptoms of an opioid overdose, administer naloxone (Narcan) properly and take necessary follow-up steps.
    Brought to you by Campus Life and Evergreen Health

    Heroin: Cape Cod, USA Film Screening & Candlelight Vigil
    Thursday, August 31
    6:00 – 7:30 p.m. (Resource fair at 5:30 p.m.)
    Scharmann Theatre
    Documentary examining the impact heroin has had on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, following the stories of eight people who are all in their twenties as they battle with their addiction.
    8:00 p.m. – Outside by Pond(Rain Location: Weeks Room)
    Brought to you by Campus Life and Evergreen Health

    New Bern NC

    Event: A Night of Remembrance & Hope
    Date: August 31 7:30 – 8:30
    Location: Union Point Park
    300 Pollock Street
    New Bern, NC
    Contact: Tina Davis
    Phone: 2526702738
    Email: cravencountyshope@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    Join us at Union Point Park for an international overdose awareness day. We will be remembering those lost to addiction and honoring those still in active addiction. Our aim is to provide HOPE to everyone that recovery is possible. Please join us as we come together as a community to collectively overcome addiction.

    Nashville, TN

    Event: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: August 31st 8 pm
    Location: Centennial Park
    2500 West End Ave.
    Nashville, TN 37203
    Contact: Kelsey Hunt
    Phone: 6155983992
    Email: kmhunt2012@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    Candlelight vigil to remember those we’ve lost to overdose.

    Fortlee, New Jersey

    Event: Pamela
    Date: He passed July 9th 2016 today is August 11 ,2017
    Location: 134 Main Street , fortlee no
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:
    Visit Website

    My boyfriend passed away of an addiction.

    Ventnor City, New Jersey

    Event: Overdose Awareness and Remembrance Event
    Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 6-8 PM
    Location: Newport Avenue and the beach
    Behind the Ventnor Community Library on the beach
    (if it rains it will be held in the community center)
    Contact: Tracy Smith
    Phone: 6094455121
    Email: tracy@speakersforchange.org
    Visit Website

    Aim to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. Also a remembrance ceremony to all those lives we have lost due to overdose or complications of addiction.

    Albion NY

    Event: "Just Socks Ma"
    Date: 9/1/17 12:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Location: 327 Sunset Dr. Holley, NY 14470
    Contact: Tammi Bale
    Phone: 585-735-6756
    Email: TammiBale2@aol.com
    Visit Website

    the last time my saw my son Robert Bale ll alive was on Christmas morning when he left my house to go home all he requested was socks for Christmas so in his remembrance i now collect new socks and donate them to our local homeless shelter i collected over 400 pair last year this years goal is 1,000

    Danville, Kentucky

    Event: Time to Remember. Time to Act. in Boyle County
    Date: August 31, 2017 7:00 pm
    Location: St. James AME Church
    124 East Walnut Danville, Kentucky 40422
    Contact: Kathy Miles
    Phone: 859-516-5384
    Email: kathy.miles@centre.edu
    Visit Website

    On August 31st, we will be recognizing International Overdose Awareness Day by a community candlelight vigil. Todd Barrick of Recovery Radio.FM and Heroes of Anderson County will be our speaker, music by Jeff Goins, Rise Up, testimonies of addiction recovery and a resource table.
    “Join other members of our community in remembering friends and family members lost to drug overdoses and pledge to work together for a safer and healthier future for Boyle County.”

    Peachtree City, GA

    Event: Come Learn, Share & Be Aware
    Date: 8/31/2017 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Location: Drake Field 155 Willowbend Road Peachtree City, GA 30269
    Contact: Jean Felts
    Phone: 4043234170
    Email: jeanmtd@yahoo.com
    Visit Website

    Come learn about our nations opoid epidemic, learn what overdose looks like and how to respond. Free naloxone kits will be available with training for anyone who requests it.

    We will have several speakers. The list of speakers is to be announced in the near future. It will include elected officials, grieving parents, local rehab resources, people in recovery and more.

    Come get your free purple wristband to support overdose awareness and listen to an array of music by artists who all
    lost their battle with addiction.

    You can show your support online if unable to attend in person by posting a purple ribbon as your profile picture for the day.

    We will end the event with a live musical performance and candlelight vigil at sunset for all who have lost their lives due to substance related causes.

    Vancouver, WA

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day in memory of Ryan Furness and Devin Krugman
    Date: 8/31/2017 6pm until 8pm
    Location: Marshall Park
    1069 E McLoughlin Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98663
    Contact: Lyn Anderson
    Phone: 3607028867
    Email: pdxlyn@me.com
    Visit Website

    In memory of those loved ones lost to an overdose, two mothers have come together to stop the stigma and provide a candlelighting at 8pm. Speakers, music and community resources will start at 6pm. Please join us.

    IL

    Event: Live4Lali Week of Events for International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 8/27-8/31 Time Varies
    Location: Lie4Lali has a week of events lined up for International Overdose Awareness Day! Check out our events and where they are located here: https://live4lali.org/events/overdose-awareness-day/
    Contact: Laura Fry
    Phone: (844) 584-5254 x803
    Email: info@live4lali.org
    Visit Website

    Live4Lali has set up a week full of events for IOAD. Check them all out here: https://live4lali.org/events/overdose-awareness-day/

    Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Event: Santa Fe Overdose Memorial
    Date: August 16, 2017 3 pm
    Location: Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (Old Church Courtyard)
    417 Agua Fria St.
    Santa Fe, NM 87501
    Contact: Tom Starke
    Phone: 505 412 0860
    Email: tomstarke@comcast.net
    Visit Website

    Recovery Santa Fe, the Friendship Club, The Santa Fe Prevention Alliance, Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, Upaya Zen Center, and the Santa Fe Recovery Center will host the first annual memorial commemorating people in Santa Fe County who died from accidental drug overdoses during 2016. This is a terrible loss to individuals, families, and our community. It’s a community tragedy that very few acknowledge because of the shame felt by those struggling with addiction, and their families. The purpose of this memorial is to provide a space and time for our community to gather and jointly acknowledge this tragedy.

    The memorial will include remembrances of those who’ve passed, a tribute to those working to treat addiction and to prevent overdoses, a spiritual perspective from Joshin Byrnes of the Upaya Zen Center, a reading of first names, a moment of silence, music, and further remembrances from those attending.

    Germantown, MD

    Event: Free Naloxone Training
    Date: 8/31/2017 10:15 AM -11:15 AM
    Location: 19537 Doctors Drive, Bldg. 3, Germantown, MD 20874
    Contact: Maheen Nasim
    Phone: 240-654-4001
    Email: mnasim@bornfreewellness.com
    Visit Website

    This is a free training session on the administration of Naloxone, the life-saving drug used to reverse opioid overdose. This event is free and open to the public, and a pharmacy contact will be provided for attendees to obtain a supply of Naloxone. The event will take place at BornFree Wellness Center, and pre-registration is encouraged by contacting facility Director Maheen Nasim at the phone number or email listed at right.

    Newtown, CT

    Event: SAVE A LIFE
    Date: August 31st, 2017 10 am to 5pm
    Location: Main Street RX Pharmacy , 266 South Main St D-2, Newtown, CT, 06470
    Contact: Mary
    Phone: 914 406 0991
    Email: mb@msrxpharmacy.com
    Visit Website

    Learn about Naloxone (also know as Narcan). The opioid Overdose Reversal Drug. Pharmacist on Site, Bring Your Insurance Card.
    You DO NOT NEED a Prescription from your Doctor, the Pharmacist writes it on site. Our goal is to get it into as many hands as possible. We can all make a difference by having this readily available to save a life. Caregivers, Mom, Dad, Sibling, anyone can have this. You may save a family members life, a loved one, a friend…we can make a difference !!!!

    Omaha, NE

    Event: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 8/30/207 7:15 pm CST
    Location: Valley Hope Omaha
    7703 Serum Ave.
    Ralston, NE 68127
    Contact: Jennifer Green
    Phone: 402-370-6623
    Email: JGreen@LiveWiseCoalition.org
    Visit Website

    The LiveWise Coalition in conjunction with Valley Hope Omaha will be hosting a special Candlelight Vigil to honor those we have lost to overdose, and help create more awareness for this tragic problem. We encourage all participants to arrive around 7:15 pm CST and the Vigil will begin at 7:30 pm CST. We will open with introductions from LiveWise Coalition and Valley Hope, a brief explanation of why we are all gathered, followed by a family member’s story of their lost loved one, and then a full minute of silence to acknowledge those we’ve lost. We will close the Vigil by saying the Serenity Prayer.

    Lafayette, Colorado

    Event: End Overdose Day – Lafayette
    Date: August 31, 2017 3-5pm
    Location: Lafayette Public Library
    775 W Baseline Rd, Lafayette, Colorado 80026
    Contact: Jamie Feld
    Phone: 303-413-7530
    Email: jfeld@bouldercounty.org
    Visit Website

    Overdose deaths are too frequent. Join us to raise awareness, support those who have lost loved ones, and learn how to prevent futures overdoses.

    Speakers will share personal stories and resources in the community. Bring a poster to hold or a photo for remembrance if desired.

    Resources about overdose prevention, treatment, and support for families will be available.

    Longmont, Colorado

    Event: End Overdose – Longmont
    Date: August 31, 2017 5:30-7:30pm
    Location: 6th Ave. & Main St. Longmont, CO
    Contact: Jamie Feld
    Phone: 303-413-7530
    Email: jfeld@bouldercounty.org
    Visit Website

    Overdose deaths are too frequent. Join us to raise awareness, support those who have lost loved ones, and learn how to prevent futures overdoses.

    5:30
    Procession at 6th & Main

    6:30
    Speakers to include Mike Butler, Brian Baum, Tom Schenault, and affected family members.

    Bring a poster to hold or a photo for remembrance if desired.

    Resources about overdose prevention, treatment, and support for families will be available.

    #EndOverdoseCO

    Denver

    Event: #EndOverdoseCO TwitterChat
    Date: August 31 1:00 PM MST
    Location: 1300 Broadway
    6th floor
    Contact: Renie Dugwyler
    Phone: 7205086194
    Email: renie.dugwyler@coag.gov
    Visit Website

    1300 Broadway
    6th floor

    Miami, FL

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day: Overdose can affect anyone.
    Date: September 1st, 2017 7pm to 9pm
    Location: Florida International University Graham Center
    11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, Florida 33199

    Directions: https://asian.fiu.edu/events/2017/cool-japan-2017/cool-japan-2017-parking.jpg
    Contact: Kevin Garcia
    Phone: 7863512802
    Email: kevin.garcia@board.ssdp.org
    Visit Website

    Join Students for Sensible Drug Policy at Florida International University for their International Overdose Awareness Day. This event will provide education on overdose awareness and response, how to use and obtain the life-saving drug naloxone, recognizing and responding to different overdoses, and good Samaritan 911 policy. We will be providing a platform for story sharing and discussion.

    Speakers:
    – Representative from the IDEA Exchange (Floridas first needle exchange program http://www.miamiherald.com/news/health-care/article92499987.html)

    – Kevin Garcia (https://ssdp.org/about/board/)

    – Panthers for Recovery (https://www.facebook.com/panthers4recoveryfiu/)

    – Dr. Michelle Weiner (http://www.spinewellnessamerica.com/dr-michelle-weiner)

    – Chief of the FIUPD Alexander Casas (https://police.fiu.edu/) [response pending]

    – Carlos A. Franco-Beato (http://harmreduction.org/connect-locally/florida/carlos-franco-beato/) [response pending]

    Bangor, Maine

    Event: Narcan Party in Honor of International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: August 31 5:00pm – 8:00pm
    Location: Pickering Square, Broad Street, Bangor
    Contact: Andrea Littlefield
    Phone: 207-990-3626
    Email: Andrea@mainehealthequity.org
    Visit Website

    Health Equity Alliance is sponsoring this Narcan Party in Honor of International Overdose Awareness Day. There will be free entertainment by two live bands and food trucks available for purchasing food and beverages.

    San Antonio, Texas

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day- San Antonio, Texas
    Date: 8/31/2017 5pm-7:30pm
    Location: Main Plaza San Antonio, Texas
    Contact: Debra De La Garza
    Phone: 210-907-2660
    Email: ioad.satx@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    IOAD-SATX 2017

    Presentation of a PROCLAMATION signed by the city of San Antonio supporting and acknowledging August 31, 2017, as International Overdose Awareness Day in San Antonio, Texas!

    Raise AWARENESS in the city of San Antonio on the risk of overdose by substance use; both prescription and street drugs.
    *We must reach out to the youth in the community, they are the future of San Antonio!*

    Offer PREVENTION information and resources in the city for those struggling with substance use.

    REMEMBRANCE for those we have lost to overdose in the city of San Antonio; our children, grandchildren, spouses, siblings, and friends.

    ***I will post updated information on resource organizations and guest speakers that will be attending.

    #IOADSATX
    #MANSTRONGSATX

    Oklahoma City, OK

    Event: Time 4 Change
    Date: 8/31/2017 8:00pm
    Location: Triumph Victory Church
    3425 SW 44th
    Oklahoma City, OK 73112
    Contact: Philishia King
    Phone: 580-650-8455
    Email: OD.time4change2017@gmail.com

    The event will begin at 8:00pm on August 31, 2017. We will begin with a welcome speech which includes our purpose for the event, facts about overdose, and a brief description of what’s to come for the evening. Afterwards we will have live music from a musician who has first hand experience with overdose. All speakers and performers at our event have a personal connection to overdose or substance abuse in some way. Once he is finished playing, we will have three speakers address the audience, each of which have been impacted by overdose and will provide personal experiences as well as speak to the impact of overdose from different perspectives. We will hand out fact sheets and spend time speaking about facts and resources for overdose. We will have staff onsite who are ready to speak with anyone who is struggling with sobriety, overdose, or addiction in any way. We will have a table of resources for people to utilize in the community. Our staff will include church members as well as members from the recovery community who have long-term sobriety. While people are mingling with staff or gathering resources, we will have entertainers/performers including a hula hooper. The event will end with a candlelit vigil to recognize and remember those we have lost to overdose and those who have been impacted in any way by overdose. People will be free to stay as long as needed. The event will tentatively be an hour and a half.

    Cumming, Ga

    Event: 1st teacup memorial service
    Date: August 31st 2017 6:00-8:00
    Location: 2920 Ronald Reagan Pkwy, Suiite 113
    Cumming, Ga 30041
    Contact: jennifer hodge
    Phone: 678-793-1303
    Email: Jenniferhodgerealtor@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    tea cup memorial service – names, Date of birth-date of death, drug of choice and a little bit about the person…. forever attached to a specific person that lost their life.

    Rockford, IL

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day 2017
    Date: 8/26/2017 11:00 – 1:00
    Location: YMCA Log Lodge
    200 Y Blvd
    Rocxkford, IL
    61107
    Contact: Tammy Wardemann
    Phone: 815-298-2538
    Email: Lindsey@hopeoveraddiction.net
    Visit Website

    https://hopeoveraddiction.wixsite.com/overdoseawareness17

    Hope Over Addiction Presenting
    Volunteers of Hope Over Addiction

    Overdose Awareness Shirt and Bracelet Sales

    Memorial Video
    of loved ones lost to addiction


    ***Community Members Presenting***
    Victoria Green
    Local Music

    Pastor Dan Herman
    Prayer
    from Old Stone Congregational Church

    ***Guest Speakers***
    William Hintz
    Winnebago County Coroner

    Litesa Wallace
    Illinois State Representative

    Proclamations from:
    Mayor McNamara
    Rockford Mayor

    Cheri Bustos
    U.S. Representative
    Illinois 17th congressional district

    Santa Barbara

    Event: Santa Barbara Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: Thursday August 31st, 2017 6:30pm pst
    Location: De La Guerra Plaza Santa Barbara, California
    Contact: Robbin O’Neill-Gregory, Recovery Fusion
    Phone: 805.689.1256
    Email: allwaysrecovery@icloud.com
    Visit Website

    Overdose Awareness Day. Please join us on Thursday, August 31, 2017, at 6 p.m. as we fill our hearts and community with hope. A time to remember and a time for a change. We will be joining together to raise awareness, break the stigma, celebrate recovery and remember those we have loved and lost. This is a free event for the Santa Barbara community. We will be lighting the way with violet colored luminaries. We will be walking from De La Guerra Plaza to Stearn’s Wharf where names will be read honoring our loved ones ending with a moment of silence. Purple ribbons and candles will be provided. Everyone is welcome. Please call 805.689.1256 for further details.

    Buffalo, Erie County, New York

    Event: Candlelight Memorail
    Date: August 31, 2017 6:30pm
    Location: LaSalle Park Pavilion
    Contact: Deb Smith
    Phone:
    Email: Debra.Smith@erie.gov

    Join Us to Remember Our Loved Ones Taken by the Epidemic. Please join us for an event to remember those taken by this dreadful epidemic as we raise awareness of this disease, educate the public and advocate for respectful treatment of our Loved Ones. Our members include those struggling with the disease of addiction, a Loved One’s addiction or loss of a Loved One due to the disease of addiction. Our group offers comfort and support to each other. We offer kindness to each other as we navigate through what may be the worst time of our lives. Some of us need to walk this dreadful path, but we are not alone. Our Loved Ones didn’t deserve this and neither did we.

    Richmond, IN

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Luminaria Ceremony
    Date: 8/31/17 6:30p.m.
    Location: First United Methodist Church – 318 National Road West, Richmond, IN 47374
    Contact: Stacey Steele
    Phone: 765-962-6922
    Email: ssteele@bgcrichmond.org

    Individuals will have the opportunity to create and light luminaria in honor or in memory of a loved one. There will be a few speakers.

    Indianapolis, IN

    Event: Indiana Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 8/27/2017 5:00-8:00 PM
    Location: Indiana State Museum – Great Hall, 650 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
    Contact: Justin Phillips
    Phone: 317-828-6883
    Email: contact@overdose-lifeline.org
    Visit Website

    ​Overdose Lifeline’s 4th annual Indiana Overdose Awareness Day event will be hosted at the Indiana State Museum – Great Hall, 650 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Join the commemoration of those that have lost their lives to the ravaging disease of addiction and the pain felt by the families and friends of those left to grieve. Learn about steps you can take to prevent an overdose and about the overdose reversal drug naloxone, naloxone training and distribution. Special Guest Speakers and Candlelight vigil immediately following.

    Worcester, MA

    Event: UMASS Memorial Medical/Recovery Coaches Recognizing IOAD
    Date: 8/31/2017 All Day
    Location: Umass Memorial Medical Center/ Med School 55 N. Lake Avenue Worcester 01655
    Contact: Richard Kenny
    Phone: 508-963-5003
    Email: richard.kenny@umassmemorial.org

    There will be an outdoor event, that will include flags recognizing the number of deaths in Massachusetts in 2016 by overdose deaths. In addition we will have staffed recovery coaches standing by, to speak out on prevention especially with the help of Narcan. Also, we will discuss services within the hospital for those with substance use disorders, and those who need help in this area.

    Denver, CO

    Event: HRAC Overdose Awareness Day Die-In
    Date: 8/31/17 4:30PM
    Location: Harm Reduction Action Center
    231 East Colfax Ave.,
    Denver, CO 80203
    Contact: Kat Humphries
    Phone: 303-572-7800
    Email: kat.harm.reduction@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    The Harm Reduction Action Center will be celebrating Overdose Awareness Day with an action-packed event. We will meet at HRAC (231 E. Colfax Ave) at 4:30 on Thursday, August 31. Once assembled, we will march to a local park to participate in a die-in, to provide a visual impact of those we lost, and continue to lose, to overdoses in our community. We will be all done by 6:00. Folks should bring their own signs. If folks haven’t already, they are welcome to bring a 5×7 picture of their loved one that passed away due to overdose and we will add them to our overdose memorial wall in our agency

    Charleston, SC

    Event: Charleston, SC "Overdose Awareness and Tribute"
    Date: 08/31/2017 6:30 pm
    Location: Riverfront Park
    1061 Everglades Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405
    Contact: Mina M McCann
    Phone: 8433437234
    Email: mina9497@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    Gathering, speakers, testimonials and tribute.

    Ithaca, New York

    Event: Ithaca Community Forum
    Date: August 31, 2017 4:30 to 6 pm
    Location: The Space at Greenstar
    700 West Buffalo Street
    Ithaca, New York 14850
    Contact: John Rowley
    Phone: 6072274446
    Email: johnrowley2@gmail.com
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    Community Educational Forum sponsored by the Ithaca Plan
    It will include a basic education presentation then a forum with local service providers.
    The event will include a Commemoration for those lost to overdose and conclude with a Narcan training.

    Fort Wayne, IN

    Event: Healing Our Community With Hope: Walk & Vigil
    Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 6 p.m. EST
    Location: The Lutheran Foundation – Lutheran Park
    3024 Fairfield Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46807
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email: megan.tinkel@allencounty.us
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    Please join us on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 6 p.m. EST as we fill our hearts and community with hope. Beginning at 6 p.m. there will be opening comments, a balloon release, walk, and vigil to honor those who lost their lives to overdose and those who survived. The focus of this event is HOPE and hope for families.

    If you have lost a loved one to overdose, please bring a picture or treasured item to display at the vigil.

    Also available at the event, a resource table with educational flyers/handouts as well as an opportunity to join a new community support group.

    Bel air md

    Event: Harford against heroin in loving memory of Kaitlyn
    Date: 8/27/2017 3-9pm
    Location: Steelefish grille
    660 Bolton street bel air md

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    Contact: Jeanie miller
    Phone:
    Email:
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    Fundraising to assist families to treat addiction

    Keansburg NJ

    Event: Keansburg 2nd Annual Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: August 31, 2017 6:45-Dusk
    Location: Main Street and Beachway, Keansburg NJ 07734
    Contact: Eileen Corcoran
    Phone: 2062934851
    Email: Murcor1@gmail.com
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    Harm Reduction Sisters and Keansburg Against Heroin, will host Keansburg’s 2nd Annual International Overdose Event on August 31, 2017.

    Gathering will start around 6:45 PM until Dusk. We ask that everyone who wants to join us remember that everyone is invited. Come on out and honor lost loved ones who have been lost to the community. We have a local guest speaker , and will be reading off the names of people who want their loved ones names announced at the event.

    Thomasville, NC

    Event: Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 9/31/17 7pm
    Location: Tristan's Haven
    365 Shell Road
    Thomasville NC 27360
    Contact: Hope Thompson
    Phone: 3363096272
    Email: Tristanshaven@gmail.com
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    We will be remembering those lost to overdose.
    We will decorate sky lanterns in those we lost memory and release them. Light refreshments provided.

    District of Columbia

    Event: America is #FEDUP2017 – IOAD Opioid March
    Date: August 31, 2017 12:00 – 9:00 pm
    Location: National Press Club
    529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045

    The Ellipse

    The White House
    1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500
    Contact: Sean O'Donnell
    Phone: 612-850-3107
    Email: info@feduprally.org
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    2017 marks half a decade of unifying families, organizations, and allies from across our nation who’ve stood together in an alliance to end the opioid epidemic. With another year of increased deaths and the change of power in our federal government, this year we’re planning a series of events nationwide on August 31, 2017, International Overdose Awareness Day — a day of remembrance and awareness, recognized worldwide. To send the greatest impact, we’ve updated the agenda to include a press conference, networking, a candlelight vigil for those we’ve lost and a march to the White House.

    We’re FED UP! and we’re calling for immediate, coordinated and comprehensive federal action to end the epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths attributed to opioids.

    Event Details

    Thursday, August 31, 2017

    12:00 pm – Press Conference

    National Press Club, Washington, DC

    Register early, seating is limited.

    1:00 pm – Networking Luncheon

    Networking luncheon with fellow advocates from across the nation and abroad

    National Press Club, Washington, DC

    7:00 pm – Candlelight Vigil

    Join us as we honor our lost loved ones at the Ellipse (behind White House) followed by a march to the White House.

    White House Ellipse

    8:00 pm – Opioid March to White House

    Cleveland, TN

    Event: Art for Awareness
    Date: August 31, 2017 10am to 7pm (EST)
    Location: 220 Urbane Road, Cleveland, TN 37311 (Cleveland Family YMCA) – Multi Purpose Room
    Contact: Tanya Southerland
    Phone: 423-805-3367
    Email: tanya@graabcoalition.com
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    Art for Awareness event will allow the general public to share their vision for the future, by helping break the stigma related to substance abuse. Members of the community are encouraged to submit pieces to share a message of hope to others.

    The community will also have access to information on the signs of substance abuse and overdose awareness for a variety of substances. Brochures, pamphlets and flyers are just a sampling of what we will have on hand for you to take home. Staff will also be on hand to answer any questions you might have about community resources.

    Stop by to pick up information or drop in to share your art work or create your own. Art supplies will be limited but donations will gladly be accepted.

    Peoria, Illinois

    Event: Candlelight Vigil for Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: August 31st, 2017 7-9 PM
    Location: Tower Park
    1222 E. Kingman Ave
    Peoria Heights, Illinois 61616
    Contact: Tamara Olt
    Phone: 3093692649
    Email: tamaraolt@yahoo.com
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    A community event to remember those we have lost, those in recovery, and those still struggling.
    We will have speakers and music.
    Free naloxone and training.

    Hartford, CT

    Event: Honoring Loved Ones Lost to Overdose
    Date: August 31, 2017 5:30pm
    Location: Connecticut State Capital Building
    210 Capital Avenue
    Hartford, CT 06106
    Contact: Sarah Howroyd
    Phone: 860.682.2244
    Email: hope@manchesterct.gov
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    Please join us on August 31, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. to honor loved ones lost or seriously injured from opioid-related overdose on International Overdose Awareness Day. We will stand in solidarity on the front steps of the state capital to display the immense importance of our loved ones lost.

    We ask willing participants to create sign(s) with picture(s) of their loved ones. Our goal is to showcase the brevity of this crisis, break stigma, and unite together to show support and let people know they are not alone.

    More needs to be done on every level pertaining to the opioid crisis, and this display will help solidify that fact. We will take time to honor those lost or seriously injured, and address the need for more to be done as well.

    Please only RSVP yes if you intend on coming. As we will need an accurate count of participants! Thank you, and any questions can be directed via email to Sarah at: hope@manchesterct.gov or Jen at: justicesfight@gmail.com! #OverdoseAware2017 #OpioidCrisis

    Concord, NC

    Event: You Are Not Alone
    Date: 8/31/2017 6pm-9pm
    Location: Rotary Square
    120 Union Street South
    Concord, NC 28025
    Contact: Tonya Wiseman
    Phone: 980-236-1691
    Email: admin@surfofcentralcarolinas.org
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    SURF will be hosting the first ‘You Are Not Alone’ services fair in Cabarrus County, NC.

    A variety of addiction and recovery service providers, community groups, and other non-profits will be sharing with the public the services they provide in Cabarrus County for those living with a substance use disorder, as well as the families impacted by substance use.

    Wilmington, NC

    Event: ILM Unite for Overdose Awareness
    Date: 8/31/2017 6p-9p
    Location: Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
    1941 Amphitheater Drive
    Wilmington, NC 28401
    Contact: Olivia Herndon
    Phone: 9102842782
    Email:
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    Join our community as we come together for an evening of fellowship, education, to remember those we’ve lost.

    Fall River, Ma

    Event: Raising Awareness Saving lives
    Date: 8/31/2017 3:30 for outreach, 5:30 for Addiction Help Center
    Location: 175 North Main street for Outreach & Engagement
    1 Government Center for Addiction Help Center, Memorial Video & candle light Possession
    Contact: Lance
    Phone: 508-324-3512
    Email: RecoverFallRiver@gmail.Com
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    Outreach in the community providing education about overdose awareness.
    Addiction Help Center offering immediate access to treatment for individuals with substance Use disorder.
    Guest speakers and music offering Remembrance, Hope & Action with a memorial video to conclude with a candle lit possession to a local church to ring the church bell for every life lost. With a prayer service.

    Laredo, Texas

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day in Honor of Miguel Lozoya
    Date: August 31, 2017 5pm to 10pm
    Location: 820 Gale St, Laredo, TX 78041
    Contact: Marina Morales
    Phone: 956-740-0633
    Email: marinamorales1974@icloud.com
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    Rockford, IL

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day 2017
    Date: August 26th 2017 11am to 1:00pm
    Location: Rock YMCA Log Lodge
    200 Y Blvd
    Rockford, Illinois 61107
    Contact: Lindsey Tierney
    Phone: 608-290-2873
    Email: info@hopeoveraddiction.net
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    Hope Over Addiction a non-profit advocacy organization in Rockford Illinois. HOA provides support, education and resources for those affected by drug addiction and grief following a fatal overdose.

    HOA is hosting International Overdose Day on Aug. 26th 2017 in Rockford at the YMCA Log Lodge from 11am-1pm. This event is to recognize those lost to overdose and addiction.

    – Rose Drop at the Rock River
    In Memory of Loved Ones Lost to Overdose & Addiction
    – Guest Speakers
    From the community and local government
    – Food Trucks
    Kona Ice & Veebos Pizza
    – Music
    – T-Shirt and Bracelet Sales
    https://hopeoveraddiction.wixsite.com/overdoseawareness17

    Jamestown NY

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Film & Vigil
    Date: August 31, 2017 6:00 pm
    Location: The Robert Lee Scharmann Theater
    Jamestown Community College
    525 Falconer Street, Jamestown, NY 14701
    Contact: Ian Eastman
    Phone: 716-541-0678
    Email: ieastman@evergreenhs.org
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    Please join us at the Jamestown Community College Scharmann Theater for a free film screening of Heroin: Cape Cod USA. This documentary follows the stories of eight people who are all in their twenties as they battle with their addiction. The screening will be followed with a remembrance of loved ones lost to the overdose epidemic. People may bring a photograph or other symbol to display. Presented by Evergreen Health & the Jamestown Community College Campus Life.

    (Resource fair prior to the film screening at 5:30 pm)

    Keene, NH

    Event: 3rd Annual KHH Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 08/31/2017 6:30PM
    Location: Central Square – Main St.
    Keene, NH 03431
    Contact: Jessica
    Phone: 603-762-3354
    Email: jessica.white@keeneserenitycenter.org
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    Gathering together in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day.
    3rd year of the event coordinated by Keene Hates Heroin.
    Gathering together, sharing hope, raising awareness, personal stories shared, and closing with a candlelight vigil circling the common and a shared moment of silence for those lost and those still struggling.

    Santa Barbara, CA

    Event: Good Heart Recovery: Overdose Awareness Lantern Release
    Date: 08/31/2017 6:00pm-8:00pm
    Location: Leadbetter Beach
    Shoreline Drive & Loma Alta
    Contact: Lacee Dilmore
    Phone: (818) 416-2270
    Email: lacee@goodheartrecovery.com
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    6:00pm: Introduction and Gathering
    6:30pm: Community Discussion and Memorial Moments
    7:30pm: Biogradeable Lantern Release

    *Music will be played throughout the event
    *All are welcome
    *We will honor those that have passed and also give hope and faith out to those who are still suffering and at risk of death by overdose

    Fairbanks, Alaska

    Event: Faces of Hope: Community Connection
    Date: 8/31/2017 1:00-9:00 p.m.
    Location:
    Noel Wien Public Library
    1215 Cowles Street
    Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
    and
    Lathrop High School
    901 Airport Way
    Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
    Contact: Joy Wohlman Boyce
    Email: joy.boyce@k12.northstar.org
    Faces of Hope Art Contest:
    The Fairbanks Wellness Coalition, Noel Wien Public Library, and Lathrop High School are joining forces to create an art installation and event, “The Faces of Hope: Community Connection.” The opioid and heroin crisis has reached an all time high across the United States. However, it has not yet reached the astounding numbers here in Fairbanks. Let’s recognize the positive ways to prevent addiction from touching our community.There will be an art contest in which all entries will be displayed at Noel Wien as well as Lathrop High School. All 2-D and 3-D pieces will be eligible for a $100 or $50 Visa gift card for a 1st and 2nd prize respectively. Anyone can enter!Entries need to be taken to Noel Wien Public Library’s Office or Reference Desk by August 24th. There is a possibility of this installation becoming a traveling art show!Think of a positive way to represent addiction awareness and/or prevention–positive messages in art are what we want!Drug and alcohol abuse is currently the number one cause of death for Americans under fifty. The good news? This can be prevented with education within our community.
    Across the United States (and world) communities are looking for answers and, despite economic challenges, proactive grassroots organizations are adapting to address drug use and the stigma associated with this epidemic. The face of addiction is someone’s brother, mother, sister, or friend. And, the people we love and care about have nowhere to turn in many cases. This needs to change.
    The Fairbanks Wellness Coalition is joining with community partners to bring International Overdose Awareness Day to Fairbanks on August 31, 2017 in the Noel Wien Library Auditorium and Lathrop High School Auditorium.  Our town will join this international movement with an informational fair, an art competition, a panel discussion, and then participate in the “Door to Hope,” an installation that allows all to leave messages about addiction, hope, and community connection. The art competition “The Faces of Hope: Community Connection,” will be judged, and prizes awarded during the panel discussion.
    Students and parents are encouraged to attend this unique event intended to provide information in a positive and thought-provoking way. Snacks, sponsored by the Fairbanks Wellness Coalition, will be offered. The afternoon at Noel Wien Auditorium will run from 1-5 pm for an informal information fair for teens.  Students and parents will then head over to Lathrop High School to hear a panel of speakers and then participate in a vigil to remember those who we’ve lost to addiction and those struggling with addiction.

    Raleigh NC

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 08/31/2017 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Location: Bicentennial Plaza
    1 E Edenton Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
    Contact: Frankie Andrews
    Phone: 336-326-5325
    Email: fandrews@ncapda.org

    Steve Mange from Attorney General’s office will be speaking along with Chief Bashore from Nashville Police Department will be speaking about his Hope Program.

    Parents who have lost children will be speaking.

    Also a moment of remembrance of those lost to this epidemic.

    Indiana, Pennsylvania

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: August 31 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
    Location: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    Hadley Union Building (Ohio Room)
    319 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705-2965
    Contact: Lisa McCann
    Email: l.mccann@iup.edu

    Information tables by university and community organizations; guest speakers; live acoustic music; a Speak Out; Candlelight Memorial Walk.

    Goshen

    Event: Stand Together To Remember
    Date: 8/31/2017 7:00pm
    Location: Village Square
    Goshen, New York 10924
    Contact: MaryAlice Presto
    Phone: 8452949000 ext 227
    Email: mpresto@adacinfo.com
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    A candlelight remembrance ceremony to honor those who have lost their lives due to overdose and show support for those still battling addiction everyday.

    Bay City

    Event: JO JO’S MISSION… IT STARTS WITH ONE! INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS & CANDLE VIGIL
    Date: August 31, 2017 8:30- 10:00
    Location: WENONA PARK AT WORLD FRIENDSHIP SHE’LL
    111 CENTER AVENUE
    BAY CITY, MI 48708
    Contact: Amy Gillard
    Phone: 9899800468
    Email: Amygillard1@gmail.com

    ON national overdose awareness day, we invite you to gather with family and friends in remembrance of those who have died from a drug overdose. We will provide education and support regarding drug addiction and it’s effects on the addict, loved ones and our community. Most importantly we will share without shame, as addiction is a disease… not a choice.

    Charlotte, NC

    Event: Michael’s VOICE Inc. International Overdose Awareness Day Even
    Date: 8/31/2017 5-9
    Location: Wedgewood Church
    4800 Wedgewood Dr
    Charlotte, NC 28210
    Contact: Taylor Hart
    Phone: 252-671-0389
    Email: betsy@michaelsvoice.org
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    Art Exhibit “Art and Addiction”

    5-530 sign in /mingle/ multiple vendor booths with addiction and recovery resources
    530-545 welcome from Betsy Ragone
    545-630 the science of addiction by Dr. William Wright
    630-715 history of heroin epidemic in Charlotte by Capt. Nate King
    715-745 NARCAN training by Russell Guccio
    745-815 memorial to those lost from overdose and tribute to those recovering
    815-9 interfaith candlelight vigil

    The Dalles, Oregon

    Event: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: August 31,2017 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Location: The Dalles City Park 707 Union St. The Dalles Or. 97058
    Contact: Shannon
    Phone: 5413400478
    Email: gilman.shannon7787@gmail.com

    We will be meeting together as a community to remember the people we have lost to addiction. Also we will be providing information about resources that we have that can help the still suffering addict. At the end we will will have a Candlelight Vigil.

    Kenosha Wisconsin

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: August 31st 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
    Location: Civic Park 5700 Sheridan rd Kenosha wi. 53140
    Contact: Jimpat
    Phone: 2624091931
    Email: stopheroininkenosha@yahoo.com

    This event is for awareness and prevention, an event to remember our loved ones lost and to say that we have not forgotten and we will never give up!!!!

    Grafton, MA

    Event: Opioid Crisis Training with Greater Grafton Medical Reserve Corps
    Date: August 31, 2017 7:30 p.m.
    Location: Grafton Municipal Center
    Greater Grafton Medical Reserve Corps
    30 Providence Road
    Grafton, MA 01519
    Contact: Lindsey Fox
    Phone:
    Email: foxl@grafton-ma.gov
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    Join the Greater Grafton Medical Reserve Corps in breaking barriers of addiction by becoming an informed citizen. Learn about opioids, effects on the brain, signs and symptoms of an overdose, and how to respond in an emergency situation.

    Hillsborough, NC

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 08/31/2017 7pm-9pm
    Location: Old Courthouse Lawn
    East King St. Hillsborough, NC 27278
    Contact: Angie Thomas
    Phone: 919-265-9285
    Email: angirahrah@yahoo.com
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    Aug 31st from 7pm-9pm
    Remembering our loved ones and celebrating recovery.
    A memorial wall to remember those that lost their battle, tables set up with educational material and resources. Various speakers and a candlelight vigil at dusk.

    Concord, CA

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: August 31, 2017 6:00-7:30 PM
    Location: The event will take place at:Concord Community Park
    3501 Cowell Road
    Concord, CA CA
    Contact: Nancy Juracka
    Phone: 310 722-5425
    Email: nancy_juracka@yahoo.com
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    Time to Remember – Time to Act.
    A free event to remember those we’ve lost and learn how each of us can help prevent addiction and overdose deaths.

    We will have speakers from the community and special event activities, such as Overdose Rescue training, Comfort Station, thanks and recognition, and a lost loved ones remembrance. Free educational material available.

    Caribou Maine

    Event: Recovery Aroostook Vigil
    Date: 8/31/17 8:30-10 pm
    Location: 66 Sweden Street, Caribou Maine 04736
    Contact: Erik Lamoreau
    Phone: (207) 4989958
    Email: Erik.lamoreau17@gmail.com

    Candlelight vigil after the Thursday Nights on Sweden Street Fair

    Worcester, MA

    Event: A Candlelight Vigil of Memory and Hope
    Date: 8/31/17 5:30 pm
    Location: Worcester City Hall Common and Plaza
    455 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01608
    Contact: Dr. Matilde Castiel
    Phone: 508-799-8486
    Email:
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    The Worcester Department of Health and Human Services, along with our community partners will honor International Overdose Awareness Day, with a candlelight vigil and an addiction and recovery awareness campaign at the Worcester Common. International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held 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 met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. There will be an opportunity for people to receive information and referral to services for addiction and recovery. The event will provide an opportunity for the public to express sorrow while also raising awareness on the actions needed to provide more services for recovery and improve understanding of the opioid abuse epidemic. Participation is free and all are welcome to attend.

    Port Clinton, Ohio

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 08/31/2017 1:00 p.m.
    Location: Ottawa County Courthouse
    315 Madison Street
    Port Clinton, OH 43452
    Contact: Margaret Osborne
    Phone: 567-262-3142
    Email: mosborne@ocbdd.org
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    Nineteen Ottawa County citizens lost their lives to the opioid epidemic from October 2015 through January 2017. Nineteen to many. The epidemic is shattering families, friends, and communities. The Ottawa County Family & Children First Council, a collaborative of public and private agencies, is committed to “Reduce substance abuse to protect the health, safety, and quality of life for all, especially children”. Council members and public officials will unveil 19 Silent Silhouettes on the lawn of the Ottawa County Courthouse* on August 31, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., to recognize “Overdose Awareness Day”. The ceremony, which is open to the public, will include a proclamation by the Ottawa County Commissioners and provide an opportunity for the community to remember those we’ve lost while making a commitment to those in recovery.
    Nate Kehlmeier and Kenn Bower Jr., both in recovery, will highlight their personal journeys and their decisions to make a change in their lives. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office along with Family & Children First Council Contract Manager, Margaret Osborne and Dr. Daniel Cadigan, coroner, will give a brief statement on the impact the epidemic has had on Ottawa County.
    After the ceremony, members of council and the community will take part in a remembrance and awareness walk. Participants will travel from the Courthouse and east on Fourth Street to Light House Sober Living, a “recovery residence” for men. The house will be open to the public for tours and will have information on resources available within the county.

    Cobleskill

    Event: Overdose Candlelight Vigil and Memorial Event
    Date: August 31, 2017 6:30 – 8:30 pm
    Location: Veteran's Park
    1 Park Place
    Cobleskill, NY 12043
    Contact: Norine Hodges
    Phone: 5182348705
    Email: casacoby@yahoo.com
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    Coming together to honor and remember our loved ones. There will be several speakers whose lives have been deeply touched by the Opiate Epidemic. There will be an opportunity to share something on our Memorial Collage. It will end with candle-lighting, a moment of silence and a prayer.

    Providence, RI

    Event: Raise the Banner of Love
    Date: 8/31/17 6pm
    Location: RI State House
    82 Smith Street
    Providence, RI 02903
    Contact: Tina Peterson
    Phone:
    Email:
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    Vigil for all the lives lost at 6pm…..Let Their Lives Take a Message to the State House…..

    Greensburg, PA

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: Thursday August 31, 2017 5pm – 7:30pm
    Location: St Clair Park
    135 North Maple Avenue
    Greensburg Pa 15601
    Contact: Kendra DiLascio
    Phone: 412-760-0119
    Email: westmorelandadvocates@gmail.com
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    An evening of hope, rememberance, and action. Featuring live entertainment, refreshments, speakers, resource expo, 50/50 and gift basket raffles.

    Breese, IL

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day – Clinton County, IL
    Date: August 31, 2017 6:00 pm
    Location: Jaycee's Park
    Mater Dei Drive
    Breese, IL 62230
    Contact: Jentry Mitchell
    Phone: 618-444-0138
    Email: jenschniers@yahoo.com
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    A gathering to honor the lives of those who have lost the battle of addiction and to give encouragement to those individuals who are still fighting.
    Starting at 6pm, Balloon release at 7pm

    Gloucester, MA.

    Event: 7th Annual Gloucester Overdose Vigil
    Date: Monday August 28th, 2017 6:30pm
    Location: On the Water
    Stacy Boulevard, Cut Bridge, Flag Pole area.
    Closest GPS Address 99 Western Ave. Gloucester Ma.
    Contact: Kathy Day
    Phone: 781-258-8948
    Email: katday4@gmail.com
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    Join us for a peaceful night of healing to remember those we have lost to overdose.
    6:30pm to make luminaries
    7pm event start luminaries, speakers, music, candlelit reading of names.

    Aliquippa, PA

    Event: OD Awareness 17 – Tree Planting
    Date: August 31, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Location: TBA
    Contact: Nicole Waddell
    Phone: 7244195087
    Email: nik.waddell@gmail.com
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    Remember overdose. Wear silver or purple. We will have purple and silver ribbons for you to share with your family and friends. Our ceremony will consist of a brief speech regarding overdose and a moment of silence for those that have lost loved ones. We will then plant the tree and those that have lost loved ones can take a purple ladybug in remembrance of a loved one to lay at the bottom of the tree. You can also write a message if you choose on the rock. This is a free event for all ages. Brochures to recovery will be available. Join us for a short ceremony of remember, hope, and faith.

    End the stigma. NO MORE SHAME.
    I either love someone,
    Am someone,
    Or lost someone.

    With that being said all are welcome that are have a relationship with someone addicted to drugs, are someone addicted to drugs, or have to deal with losing someone over this epidemic every day.

    Bayboro, NC

    Event: Pamlico County Drug Awareness
    Date: 08/31/17 7:00 pm
    Location: Pamlico County High School
    A.H. Hatsell Auditorium
    Hwy 55, Bayboro, NC 28515
    Contact: Sarah Winfrey
    Phone: 2526717576
    Email: slw62@live.com
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    Evening of prayer, testimony and remembrance

    Hagerstown, IN

    Event: Erase The Stigma
    Date: August 31st, 2017 6:30 P.M.
    Location: ~Hagerstown City Park~across from the Hagerstown City Building
    East College St.
    Hagerstown, IN 47346
    Contact: Rena Holcomb & Robyn Richardson
    Phone: 7654895014 7654896233
    Email: robynrichardson79@gmail.com
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    We are having our 1st annual “Erase The Stigma” rally to help erase the negative stigma associated with addiction, as well as a memorial service for the loved ones we have lost & for the Addicts still struggling. We will have Speakers, Resources, Door Prizes, CandleLight Service, & more. We are also having a Raffle so that we can begin collecting/saving money for upcoming events & for a permanent Memorial Marker for those we have lost to addiction. ( Bench, Tree, etc. ) Hope to see everyone there!!

    West Chester, PA

    Event: Building Community, Sharing Hope
    Date: August 31, 2017 5:30 to 8:30 PM
    Location: Charles A. Melton Community Center
    501 East Miner Street
    West Chester, PA
    Contact: John Gailey
    Phone: 6103081094
    Email: proactchesco@gmail.com
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    Chester County PRO-ACT is hosting a community-wide event to remember those lost to the disease of addiction and celebrate hope and recovery. The event will feature music, food and refreshments, recovery and overdose prevention resources, keynote speakers and a moment of silence for overdose victims.

    Sacramento CA

    Event: FedUp! Coalition Overdose Awareness Day Rally
    Date: August 31 2017 9:00am-1:00pm
    Location: California State Capitol
    1315 10th Street
    Sacramento CA 95814
    Area 22
    Contact: Sandra Chavez
    Phone: 916-479-1201
    Email: Sandrachavez62@gmail.com
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    We will have invited speakers and a balloon release to honor those who have passed. We will share the FedUp! Coalitions’ platform. FedUp! Will host IOD rallies across the USA and Canada.

    Ocean Springs, MS

    Event: Rock Your Ribbon
    Date: August 1-31,2017
    Location: This is an online event being hosted by Someone's Child and Tasha's Heart on Facebook
    Contact: Cheryl Laster Howell
    Phone: 251-776-2616
    Email: someoneschild86@yahoo.com
    Visit Website

    We are asking everyone to change their profile picture to a purple ribbon for the entire month of August in remembrance of those we have lost to overdose. We are sharing purple ribbons on our event page for participants to download and share.

    Lower Lake

    Event: Overdose Awareness
    Date: 8/31/2017 11:00 AM to 1300
    Location: P.O. 474
    Contact: Annunziata van Voorene "Annina"
    Phone: 7074807319
    Email: anypositivechange_lakeco@hotmail.com
    Visit Website

    P.O. 474

    Chambersburg, PA

    Event: Rebound: The Chris Herren Story
    Date: August 31, 2017 7:00 p.m.
    Location: Chambersburg Senior High School
    511 S 6th St.
    Chambersburg, PA
    Contact: Lindsay Walls
    Phone:
    Email: ltheveni@su.edu
    Visit Website

    Former NBA player and recovering addict, Chris Herren tells his story of losing everything, his struggle to find sobriety, and how he hopes to spread awareness.

    In honor of Marc Brumbaugh (3.5.90 – 4.22.17)

    Akron, Ohio

    Event: Lights of Change ~ Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 5:30-9pm
    Location: Lock 3 Akron, Ohio
    200 S Main Street
    Akron, Ohio 44308
    Contact: Ruthie Ammerman Stimac
    Phone: stimimom@aol.com
    Email: stimimom@aol.com
    Visit Website

    I’m conjunction with International Overdose Awareness Day, OhioCAN (Change Addiction Now) Summit County will be hosting a Lights of Change~Overdose Awareness Day event the evening of August 31, 2017 from 6-9pm in downtown Akron.
    We will have educational and informational tables and speakers followed by a candlelight vigil. Join us to remember loved we have lost, give hope to those still struggling, and celebrate those in recovery. Together we can Change Addiction Now!

    Naples, Fl

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day 2017
    Date: 8/31/17 6PM until Dusk
    Location: Lowdermilk Park
    1301 Gulf Shore Blvd N,
    Naples, FL 34102
    Contact: Alex Conrad
    Phone: 1 (844)- 422-3446
    Email: aconrad@beginnow.com
    Visit Website

    Isle of Palms Recovery Center and New Paradigms Counseling will be partnering to bring you an event focused on honoring the lives of those we have lost due to addiction. Our hope is to provide support and a sense of community for friends and family. This event is free to the public. Please contact us using the information provided with any questions you may have.

    Event includes will include:

    – Guest speakers
    – Music
    – An opportunity to remember and celebrate those who have lost their lives to overdose

    Frankfort, Indiana

    Event: Clinton County 2nd Annual Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: August 31st 2017 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
    Location: Veterans Park Gazebo
    2 West Washngton St.
    Frankfort, Indiana
    Contact: Kim Newhart
    Phone: 7656569086
    Email:
    Visit Website

    Raising Awareness by Remembering Those Loved Ones Lost From Addiction and/or Complications of. Memorial Service with Prayer Chain. Testimonials from recoverying addicts showing that there is hope and understanding. Entertainment also provided. Stop the Shame, Stop the Silence, Stop the Stigma. Hand to Hand , Heart to Heart.

    Derry

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day Vilgil
    Date: 08/31/2017 6pm-9pm
    Location: MacGregor Park  
    64 E Broadway
    Derry, NH 03038
    Contact: Lisa Walsh
    Phone: 6033000272
    Email: lawalsh06@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    Candlelight vigil for lives lost to overdose.
    Music, speakers and slideshow

    Itasca, IL

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 1:00 pm – 5:00pm
    Location: National Safety Council
    1121 Spring Lake Drive
    Itasca, IL 60143
    Contact: Morgan Cihak
    Phone: 630-775-2162
    Email:
    Visit Website

    Free Naloxone trainings: 1:00pm – 2:00pm and 2:15pm – 3:15pm — space is limited, so please contact if you are interested in attending!

    You will learn the following during the training: How to identify signs of overdose, What is Naloxone and how it works, When and how to administer naloxone, First aid procedures, and Community resources to prevent and treat opioid use disorders. Training will be provided by DuPage County Narcan and DuPage County Health Department.

    An event will take place after the trainings with guest speakers of those who lost a loved one, recovery, and a booth with resources and information!

    Ebensburg, PA

    Event: Overdose Awareness
    Date: August 31, 2017 5:00-6:00pm training and 6:00-7:00 remembrance
    Location: 313 West High Street
    Ebensburg, PA 15931
    Contact: Sheena Thomas
    Phone: 8144727888
    Email: sheenatarachko@twinlakescenter.org

    This event is divided into two parts. The first hour will be a Narcan training and distribution of Narcan. Only 25 seats are available for this training. If interested, you must register in advance by calling 814-472-7888. The second hour will be a remembrance of those that have lost their lives from an overdose. We will have a prayer and luminary outside of the building. You do not have to attend both events and can choose between one or the other.

    Pemberton New Jersey

    Event: Drug Overdose Awareness
    Date: August 31, 2017 4pm
    Location: American legion post 294 39 fort dix Rd. Pemberton N.J. 08068
    Contact: James Tyler
    Phone: 609-975-2232
    Email: Jrtcontracting@live.com
    Visit Website

    Everyone is welcome to join this nonprofit event. This is for our loved ones that we have lost, for the people that are struggling or in need of help with drug addiction, and for the family members that seek help to help a loved one with drugs. Great music, narcan training, public speakers, and good food. This event will be kid friendly with a bounce house and inflatable water slide. Take the time out to become one in the community and make a stand to make this community better.

    Manchester Center, Vt 05255

    Event: Fed Up Manchester Vermont
    Date: Thursday August 31, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Location: The Factory Point Town Green Manchester Center Vt 05255
    Contact: Wendy Galbraith
    Phone: 802 362-7018
    Email: wgalbraith52@gmail.com

    We will gather on the Green in Manchester Center Vermont, with those across the nation calling for an end to our nation’s epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths attributed to opioids (including heroin) and other prescription drugs. Information tables, music, speaker’s and candle light vigil. Bring signs and pictures of those who have lost their lives to this horrible disease. We are FED UP and it is time to speak up, come out of the darkness and stop this epidemic, turn it around and get help for those who are affected! We need help from our Public Representatives and everyone to get involved! This is crushing our families and communities and it is TIME FOR ACTION! Rain or Shine!

    Like us on Facebook-Fed Up Manchester, VT or Twitter – FEDUP Manchester VT

    Mt. Sterling, Missouri

    Event: Angels of Awareness, International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: August 31, 2017 All day on August 31, 2017
    Location: Online event.
    Contact: Lynda Crowe
    Phone: 573-257-7395
    Email: Schh2016c@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    This is a Facebook online event where family and friends can share their loved ones story, picture or whatever they choose to help us raise awareness and stop the stigma of drug overdose…

    Lower Sioux Community, Morton MN

    Event: #4UVal Cansayapi Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: August 31,2017 1:00 pm
    Location: 39527 Reservation Highway 1, Morton MN 56270
    Contact: Wanda Blue
    Phone: 7636457397
    Email: Wbluelowersioux@yahoo.com

    Natives against Heroin will be here for support and questions. Community members in recovery and parents who lost a child to overdose also speaking. Ending with memorials of those we lost.

    Ottawa IL

    Event: Buddy’s Purpose Overdose Awareness Walk
    Date: 08/26/17 10 am-12pm
    Location: Washington Park 101 E Lafayette St Ottawa IL 61350 walking to Allen Park 215 Spring St. Ottawa IL
    Contact: Lori Brown
    Phone: 815-993-8314
    Email: buddyspurpose@yahoo.com
    Visit Website

    Walking to remember those lost, loved and still struggling with substance abuse.
    Will have speakers, resource tables and a butterfly release.
    We will memory them lost and give hope to those still struggling.

    Phoenix, AZ

    Event: Time to Remember, Time To Act- International Overdose Awareness Day Phoenix
    Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 5:30PM-7:30PM
    Location: Studio 164
    13627 N 32nd St
    Phoenix, AZ 85032
    Contact: Nicholas Jensen
    Phone: 6028858283
    Email: nickjensen901@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    Time to Remember, Time to Act- International Overdose Awareness Day Phoenix

    About the Event
    August 31st marks the day to come together as a community to remember those who have been lost as a result of a drug overdose. International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death.
    There will be members and representatives from the local recovery community, sober living facilities, and other community actors that will be providing information and will be available to answer questions. This is way for Phoenix to come together and show solidarity and hopefully provide some hope and healing to people who need it the most. It is a safe space where friends and family can share memories and share their story with people who understand and empathize with what they are going through.
    Mainly, this is an event of hope. Hope that we will be able to slowly, through our strength and courage, begin to make a difference for people experiencing addiction in Phoenix and start to change the conversation surrounding overdose prevention.

    Event Schedule
    5:30PM-5:45PM- Opening Remarks
    5:45PM-6:30PM- Meet and greet and light refreshments
    6:30PM-7:20PM- Distribute and Light Candles/Share Memories
    7:20PM-7:30PM- Closing remarks and Moment of Silence

    Other Information
    We will be meeting at Studio 164, a newly opened meeting space and will hold a candlelight vigil in memory of those we have lost. There will be a memorial slideshow shown in the background. If you wish the memorialize someone close that you have lost, please send a their name, picture, and any other information you wish to share to nickjensen901@gmail.com or brandon.m@abtrs.com.

    Hauppauge

    Event: Bikers Against Heroin Overdose Awareness Poker Run
    Date: August 27th 2017
    Location: THRIVE 1324 Motor Parkway
    Hauppauge, New York, NY 11749
    Contact: Linda Alagna
    Phone: 9173735546
    Email: lalmt1212@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    Overdose Awareness Poker Run to bring awareness to overdose to benefit THRIVE Recovery Center , and CASJ community action for social Justice

    Sayville, NY 11782

    Event: FED UP and MAXED OUT
    Date: August 31, 2017 6:00 – 9:00pm
    Location: The Common Ground Park
    The Park located between Candee and Gillette Avenues
    Contact: Dorothy Knowlton Johnson
    Phone: 631-275-1592
    Email: maxedoutdp@optonline.net
    Visit Website

    International Overdose Awareness Day.
    FED UP and MAXEDOUT!

    A Mother’s plea. Without shame or stigma change is possible………

    “Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.”
    Marie Curie

    Binghamton

    Event: Trail of Truth for International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 8/24/17 4pm
    Location: 7 Court Street, Binghamton, NY
    Contact: Alexis Pleus
    Phone: 6072456878
    Email: truthpharm@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    The walk is a unique and moving presentation. We have a mock cemetery with painted tombstones for loved ones who have been submitted to be memorialized. We have people speak and then we march to our governmental plaza where the family members participate in a visual art performance. This is a photo album from last year: https://www.facebook.com/pg/TruthPharm/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1719058911689786

    Glens Falls, New York

    Event: Overdose Awareness Downtown
    Date: 8/31/2017 5pm-7pm
    Location: 167 Glen St
    Glens Falls, New York
    Contact: Ashley Livingston
    Phone: 5182236127
    Email: forwwc@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    We will be having an open discussion around our Tree of Hope in the park, so anyone that wants to can share their experiences with overdose. Then we will have light snacks setup in the Gazebo so individuals can unwind and continue to share their experiences in a safe place, we will also have information about our free monthly Narcan trainings in our communities, and other resources that are available in our comunities.

    Hamtilton, New Jersey

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Mercer County NJ USA
    Date: Thursday July 24, 2017 5:30pm – 8:00pm Eastern Standard
    Location: Veteran’s Park
    Klockner Rd (Entrance Near Steinert H.S.)
    Hamilton, NJ 08690
    Contact: Justine Frank
    Phone: 848.667.4426
    Email: jlfranknj@gmail.com

    A Candlelight Vigil and Remembrance of those lost to substance abuse disorders.
    Created in partnership by the Prevention Coalition of Mercer County, the Mercer Council on Alcoholism & Drug Addiction.
    and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office. This collaboration is known as the “One Voice” Initiative of Mercer County.
    Visitors are asked to bring a pair of shoes or photograph of their loved one to place on the memorial display. After the
    guest speakers have concluded, all will gather in the vigil circle and have an opportunity to step into that circle and offer
    a few words in honor of those they have lost. Will conclude with the congregation joining in a closing song. Agencies, Treatment
    providers, Civic organizations, Hospitals and other interested parties are invited to set up informational tables for no fee but must pre-register.

    Danville, Kentucky

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil
    Date: Ajugust 31, 2017 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location: St. James AME Church, East Walnut Street, Danville, Kentucky 40422
    Contact: Kathy Miles, Coordinator, Boyle County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy, Inc.
    Phone: 859-516-5384
    Email: kathy.miles@centre.edu
    Visit Website

    Speakers, music, prayer, candlelighting in memory of those lost to overdose deaths, educational materials available on overdose death prevention, and treatment resources

    Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

    Event: Kennett Square IOAD
    Date: 8.31.17 7PM
    Location: First Baptist Church, 415 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA. 19348
    Contact: Andy Rumford
    Phone: 610.742.5249
    Email: longwoodcorvette@yahoo.com
    Visit Website

    This event will include a Candle Light Vigil, Guest speakers, music and information about IOAD and how it is affecting our Community.

    Gardner, Ma

    Event: North Central MA Overdose Vigil & Night of Hope
    Date: 8/31 6:30-8:30
    Location: Monument Square
    Contact: Michelle Dunn
    Phone: 978-314-7889
    Email: Michelle@aedfoundationinc.org

    Music, speakers, luminaries, memorial video

    Everett, WA

    Event: A Night to Remember. A Time to Act.
    Date: August 31, 2017 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    Location: Thornton A. Sullivan Park, Silver Lake
    11400 Silver Lake Rd
    Everett, WA. 98208
    Contact: Debbie Warfield
    Phone:
    Email: dwarfhome@hotmail.com

    Candlelight Vigil
    Visual Memorial
    Speakers
    Resources

    Superior, WI

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: August, 31, 2017 4pm to 8pm
    Location: Barker's Island Festival Park
    Contact: Sarah King
    Phone: 218-591-5797
    Email: wendywthc@yahoo.com

    Crescent Moon will be playing and food vendors will be available. Wristbands and badges will be handed out at the entrance and literature will be available to those attending. We will also have some prizes to be given out by random drawing. A donation area will be available for those who want to donate to Int. Overdose Awareness program.

    Honolulu, HI

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day Teach-in and Memorial
    Date: August 31, 2017 Noon-2pm
    Location: Harris United Methodist Church
    1420 Nuuanu Ave. (at Vineyard)
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    Contact: Leilani Maxera
    Phone: 808-853-3292
    Email: lmaxera@chowproject.org

    We will be holding an event for Overdose Awareness Day that will include an update on overdose issues in Hawai’i and a training on how to prevent overdose, how to recognize it, and what to do when it happens. We will have individual naloxone trainings on site, with free overdose prevention kits to give to participants. There will also be a memorial space to honor those we have lost to overdose.

    Light refreshments will be provided.

    Ravenna Ohio 44266

    Event: OhioCan Lights of Change
    Date: Aug 31st 2017 7pm
    Location: Ravenna City Park field of dreams
    175 Oakwood st
    Ravenna ohio 44266
    Contact: Mary Beth Day
    Phone: 330-459-4686
    Email: Me.day1@hotmail.com

    In honor of International Overdose Awareness Day we recognize those lost to addiction by holding a candle vigil… a white candle symbolizes those lost , we recognize those in Recovery by lighting a red candle and those still struggling a purple candle. We will have guest speakers and resources available

    Warren, Ohii

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: August 31st, 2017 Thursday 6p-9p
    Location: Trumbull County Courthouse Square
    161 High Street NW
    Warren, Ohio
    Contact: Elizabeth Beckley OhioCAN Vice President / County Coordinator
    Phone: 330.717.9241
    Email: Ohiowecan4@gmail.com

    Music, speakers, memorial , candle light vigil and more.

    New London, CT

    Event: New London Overdose Awareness and Prevention
    Date: August 31, 2017 10-2
    Location: Williams Park
    New London, CT
    Contact: Jennifer Muggeo
    Phone: 860.448.4882
    Email: jmuggeo@llhd.org

    Community providers and residents will honor overdose awareness day at this event featuring free overdose reversal kits, information from treatment providers and a drug take back event.

    Seattle, WA

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: August 31, 2017 6:00pm – 8:00pm
    Location: Westlake Park
    401 Pine St., Seattle, WA 98101
    Contact: Patricia Sully
    Phone: 2069635529
    Email: info@vocal-wa.org

    Join us in recognizing International Awareness Day, where for the 2nd year VOCAL-WA will fill Westlake Park with balloons symbolizing those we lost this year to overdose.

    We will also have information tables, the “Know Us” photo display, speakers, and Naloxone training and distribution (while supplies last).

    One life is too many lost.

    #EndOverdose #NotOneMore #YesToSCS #SaferIsBetter

    Rockville Maryland

    Event: Montgomery County International Overdose Awareness Day vigil
    Date: August 31, 2017 6:00-8:30 p.m.
    Location: Justice Plaza, plaza between the Montgomery County Circuit Court and the County Executive Building, facing East Jefferson Street, Rockville Maryland (free parking in the Jury parking lot- located at the intersection of East Jefferson Street (Route 28) and Monroe Street
    Contact: Marielsa Bernard
    Phone: 240-462-7389
    Email: rememberingourlovedones2017@gmail.com

    This is the second annual public event sponsored by S.O.U.L. (Surviving Our Ultimate Loss) families of Montgomery County and other community partners to remember loved ones who have been lost to a drug overdose, and to honor those in recovery. Guest speakers will share their stories, and educational and support resources will be available. There will be a memorial video featuring pictures of family members and friends we have lost and the evening will end with a candlelight vigil. Please submit any pictures, along with the name of the person, date of birth and date of death, that you would like to have included in the memorial video to the email address: rememberingourlovedones2017@gmail.com

    Bridgewater, NJ

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: August 31, 2017 7:00-9:00 PM
    Location: Somerville-Bridgewater ELKS Lodge
    375 Union Avenue, Bridgewater NJ 08807
    Contact: Jennifer Sorensen
    Phone: 908-704-6305
    Email:

    We will have local speakers, leaders, and resources available. Candlelight vigil to follow. Event is open to all community members, and will celebrate recovery while commemorating those we have lost to the disease of addiction.

    Sneads Ferry,NC

    Event: Light the Night Purple
    Date: August 31, 2017 THURSDAY 730pm – 9pm
    Location: Salem Baptist Church
    198 Sneads Ferry Rd
    Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
    Contact: Vanessa Sapp or Cindy Patane
    Phone: (910) 546-5478 or (910) 381-0886
    Email: sneadsferryshope@gmail.com

    Painting memory rocks for HOPE @ 730pm
    Candlelight Vigil @ dusk

    *if you can’t attend, please change your porch light to a purple light and light the night purple tonight in memory of all those we have lost to overdoses

    Pittsburgh, PA

    Event: Tribute DIsplay of Victims of the Overdose Crisis
    Date: August 31, 2017 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
    Location: City-County Building Portico
    414 Grant Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    Contact: Jeanna Fisher
    Phone: 412-627-0428
    Email: IrememberMarley@gmail.com

    Families and Friends of victims in the Pittsburgh area are invited to display a tribute to their loved one. Tributes will include mounted photos, poems, and free speech messages on the subject of drug overdose.

    Oakland, Maryland

    Event: Walk of Life and Candle Light Vigil
    Date: August 31, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Location: Glades Park Pavilion and walking trail
    200 Glades Square
    Oakland, Maryland 21550
    Contact: Sadie
    Phone: 301-334-7730 ext 6599
    Email: sadie.liller@maryland.gov

    A walk of life depicting what someone goes through while in active addiction and then the road to recovery. Signs will line the walking path that tell a story of what someone goes through while on the walk of addiction and the walk to recovery.Luminaries will be given out for those to remember a loved one lost to addiction or someone who is struggling with addiction or to celebrate someone in recovery. Guest speakers include Jean Tumbarello, Taylor Day, Matt Friend and Josh Duckworth. Speakers will talk about how addiction has impacted their lives.Informational tables from different agencies will be set up at the event.To end the event a candle light vigil will be held to remember those who have lost the fight and to honor the ones still fighting the fight. This event is free and open to everyone.

    Fraser, Michigan

    Event: Macomb County Overdose Awareness Day Gathering
    Date: August 31, 2017 7pm
    Location: Christ Church, 34385 Garfield Road, Fraser, MI 48026
    Contact: Denise Tononi
    Phone: 586-675-4082
    Email: deniseodad2017@gmail.com

    Everyday, we see lives around us being changed and lost to overdose. Overdose does not discriminate. Come join us to understand how overdose affects each one of us. Come join us to remember the loved ones we have lost. It’s time to Remember. It’s time to Act. Join us for speakers, resources, support, and a candle ceremony to remember those struggling with addiction and those who have lost their lives to overdose.

    Newark, Delaware

    Event: 7th Annual IOAD Candle light Vigil
    Date: 8/31/17 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
    Location: The intersection of Rt. 896 and Main Street near “Old University” and the campus of The University Of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
    Contact: Liz Perkins
    Phone: 3025986296
    Email: Liz.Perkins@atTAcKaddiction.org

    August 31 of every year has been established as International Overdose Awareness Day. This 8/31/17 will be our seventh event. It is a day set aside to honor those we have lost to SUD (Substance Use Disorder), which have been way too many in our community. Families who have experienced this pandemic first hand will hold a candlelight vigil as well as dispense information to help educate the community regarding the complications of this disease and where to find help. Delaware has established a state web sight called www.helpisherede.com to give families some guidance.

    Las Vegas, NV

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 8/31/2017 7-730pm (OD Prevention) 730-830pm (OD Awareness Vigil)
    Location: Stupak Community Park
    300 W. Boston Ave
    Las Vegas, NV 89102
    Contact: Jenny Gratzke
    Phone: 702-913-3960
    Email: gratzke.snhra@gmail.com

    The Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance will be having a 1/2 hr. overdose prevention training from 7pm-730pm followed by an Overdose Awareness candlelight vigil from 730pm-830pm. Overdose prevention kits will be provided to the first 60 people attending the training, as well as resources for naloxone, an opiate antagonist. Light refreshments will be provided at this event which will be immediately following a Marijuana Awareness event that will inform and educate the public about Las Vegas’s marijuana laws and marijuana safety for children.

    Hartford, Vermont

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Candle Light Vigil
    Date: 08/31/17 7 – 9 PM
    Location: Lyman Point Park
    167 Maple St
    White River Jct, Vt 05001
    Contact: Sarah Bragg-Donovan
    Phone: 802-295-2222
    Email: critterscrusade@critterscrusade.org

    Thursday 8/31, 6-9PM at Lyman Point Park, Candle Light Vigil, Guest Speakers, Training and music.

    Chillicothe, Ohio

    Event: caresrossco@gmail.com
    Date: August 31, 2017 6:30pm
    Location: Yoctangee Park
    The Rotary Shelter
    Chillicothe, OH 45601
    Contact: Tracey Kemper Hermann
    Phone: 740-600-4187

    This will be a memorial event for anyone that has lost a loved one to an overdose.
    Date: August 31, 2017
    Time: 6:30 pm and will end at 8:30pm.
    There will be a memorial video that will includes pictures of loved ones we have lost in our community. Please submit your pictures to email provided if you would like your loved ones picture included.
    There will be a balloon release and a candle lighting in memory of our loved ones.
    Guest speaker will share their stories.
    Resources will be on hand for grief support, family support, and addiction support.

    Franklin, NC

    Event: 4th Annual Night of Hope
    Date: 8/31/17 6pm
    Location: Rec Park Large Pavillion, 365 Allman Creek Road, Franklin, NC
    (next to the tennis courts and pool)
    Contact: Stephanie Almeida
    Phone: 617-828-9184
    Email: preventionrocks@gmail.com

    Join us on Thursday, August 31st for the 4th Annual Night of Hope, an international overdose awareness day event. We will come together as a community to celebrate the lives of those in recovery, pray for those who are still struggling, and remember our loved ones we have lost from addiction especially those lost to overdoses.

    Please bring your family and friends that have been affected by substance use and overdose. See the My Name Is Project! Free kid activities, free food and drinks will be provided. Overdose reversal kits with naloxone/narcan will be available at no charge while they last!

    Sponsored by the Macon OD Prevention Coalition, Full Circle Recovery Center, Learn to Cope NC and Western NC AIDS Project.

    Memphis

    Event: A Betor Way Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: August 31, 2017 4 pm to 8 pm
    Location: Cooper Young Gazebo at intersection of Cooper Street and Young Avenue
    Contact: Lisa Bobal
    Phone: 9016269685
    Email: lisabobal@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    Help us create awareness of overdose deaths and remove the stigma of addiction. We will have a few soeakers who will tell their stories, bands to entertain us, information of where to get help and a display of broken hearts representing each person who lost their life in 2016 to an overdose.

    Kenmore, Ohio

    Event: Hope Will Never Be Silent
    Date: August 31, 2017 8:00 pm
    Location: The Rialto Theatre
    1000 Kenmore Boulevard
    Akron, OH 44303
    Contact: Tessa Gaffney
    Phone: 3308010933
    Email: tmg343@gmail.com
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    A recovery meeting featuring the real stories of our neighbors and familiar songs in a new light.

    VT

    Event: FedUp Manchester VT
    Date: August 31, 2017 rain or shine 6-8 PM
    Location: Factory Point Town Green
    Depot St 11/30 just east of Main St Rte 7A
    Contact: Wendy Galbraith
    Phone: 8023627018
    Email: wgalbraith52@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    Resource tables for counseling, treatment, NA, Comfort.
    Speakers
    Music
    Candlelight Vigil
    We want to bring awareness about this epidemic problem, provide resources to those in need, comfort support and love to those hurting, hope to those who suffer. Prominent speakers .
    Music by a renowned artist. A beautiful candlelight remembrance.
    Please bring photos of those who have been lost .

    New Canaan

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day & Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 8/31/17 7PM
    Location: New Canaan Pop Up Park
    4 South Avenue
    New Canaan, CT 06840
    Contact: Paul Reinhardt
    Phone: 2035646374
    Email: preinhar99@gmail.com
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    An awareness event and candlelight vigil in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day and the young members of the community who died too soon. The event is themed “Helping Each Other to Heal”, and invites all members of the community to: 1) Learn more about addiction, mental illness and prevention; 2) Listen to parents and young people in recovery share their stories of hope; and 3) Honor those who passed and those still struggling. Please contribute your words in honor of a loved one or friend. There will be Resource Tables, a Hope & Remembrance Wall, live music, lighting of candles, and words of tribute from the community clergy.

    MOUNT HOLLY, NEW JERSEY

    Event: Christine Hoff
    Date: August 31, 2017 5:30 pm till 10 pm
    Location: Iron Works Park (Mill Dam) Wollner Dr. Mount Holly, NJ 08060
    Contact: Christine Hoff
    Phone: 6099293885
    Email: Shouting4Shelby@gmail.com
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    Memorial walk – asking all participants to being a pair of shoe to represent their loved one. Those shoe will then be collected and donated to local shelters.

    Speakers
    Candlelight Vigil
    Memorial Slide of your loved one

    Sponsored by Mount Holly Township

    Shelton, CT

    Event: FADE walk / run and rememberce ceremony
    Date: August 31, 2017 6-9PM
    Location: Shelton Riverwalk Pavillion
    Canal Street, Shelton, CT 06484
    Contact: Pam
    Phone: 203-736-8566
    Email: fade@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    Fighting Against Drugs Everywhere (FADE) will host it’s 3rd annual memory 5k walk and run followed by a candle remembrance service.

    Radford, VA

    Event: "We Are the Faces of Addiction" Candlelight Vigil
    Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 7:00 – 8:30 PM EST
    Location: Bisset Park Gazebo
    49 Berkley Williams Drive
    Radford, VA (USA) 24141
    Contact: Mike Wade
    Phone: 540-961-8300
    Email: info@nrvcs.org
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    A community awareness event, focusing on the prevention of prescription drug abuse and heroin overdose. The evening will conclude with a candlelight vigil to remember those who have been lost to overdose.

    Massachusetts

    Event: Scituate Sunrise Overdose Awareness Vigil
    Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 5:30am-6:30am
    Location: Scituate Lighthouse,
    100 Lighthouse Rd,
    Scituate,
    MA02066
    Contact: Barbara Quinlan
    Phone: 7813781061
    Email: bquinlan@scituatema.gov

    This is an ecumenical service held at sunrise. Members of the community are invited to come and remember their loved one lost to overdose and to gather together for a few words and songs of remembrance. This is a wonderful location to enjoy the beauty of the sunrise and the dawn of a new day. Attendees are welcome to leave a small stone of remembrance to recognize their loved one.
    Resources will be made available and all are welcome to stay for coffee and a chat at the parking lot at the end of the service. A Free Narcan Training will be provided at the offices of South Shore Peer Recovery, 50 Cole Parkway, Scituate on Saturday, September 2 from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

    Washington, DC

    Event: INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY – STEPS 2 HEALING & TRUTHSHARING with MommieActivist
    Date: July 31, 2917 Starts at 2:00pm est until 6:00pm
    Location: 1215 Holbrook Street, NE Washington, DC 20002
    Contact: Queen Karen
    Phone: 202 670-1599
    Email: mommieactivist@gmail.com

    The event will be about Healing and Truthsharing. The MommieActivist and Sons Radio Show will air about 2 hours during a 4 hour event. There will be food and if weather allows it will be outside. RSVP is a must.

    Winchester, IN

    Event: Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: August 31, 2017 5:30-8 PM
    Location: Courthouse Square, Washington St. to Amphitheatre in Goodrich Park, N. Union St.
    Contact: Kayla Prescott
    Phone: 7655469480
    Email: kaybush9480@gmail.com

    At 5:30 PM the event will begin on the courthouse square where crosses will be placed in honor of those our community has lost due to overdose. There will then be a memorial walk to the amphitheatre in the park where 3-4 bands will be playing and booths will be set up. Join us for a night of remembrance!

    DOUGLASVILLE, GA

    Event: 2nd Annual Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: August 31, 2017 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Location: CROSSROADS CHURCH 5960 Stewart Parkway Douglasville, GA 30135
    Contact: Kathy Key
    Phone: 404-304-5696
    Email: familiesagainstdrugs@gmail.com

    Raise awareness about overdose in our community. We will also have naloxone training and free naloxone kits. There will be speakers from the community. Every 10 minutes (to signify how often someone dies from an overdose) someone in recovery or someone who has lost a loved one will silently approach the stage to light a battery operated candle.
    We will have different organizations set up in the foyer with information on recovery, current drugs on the streets, how to spot an overdose and how to respond.
    We are hoping to bring about change in our community by raising awareness.

    Wilmington, NC

    Event: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: August 31, 2017 7-9 pm
    Location: Riverfront Park
    5 N Water Street
    Wilmington, NC 28401
    Contact: Alecia Roberts
    Phone: 910-579-4948
    Email: ncparentscoalitionforchange@yahoo.com

    Candlelight Vigil to remember those lost to overdose, encourage those struggling, and celebrate those in recovery.

    Denver, CO

    Event: Palisade Peach and Produce Stand Fundraiser to Fight the Opioid Epidemic
    Date: 8/12-8/13/17 9 am – 5 pm
    Location: Cody’s Fresh Start Charity Works
    Mrs. Condies Salad Company (venue)
    3225 Denargo Street
    Denver, CO 80216
    Contact: Mary Cucarola
    Phone: 3039413120
    Email: mary@codysfreshstart.org

    HELP FIGHT THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC BY BUYING YOUR FRESH COLORADO PRODUCE FROM YOUR LOCAL CHARITY – Cody’s Fresh Start Charity Works – for one weekend only! All proceeds go to CFS to help fight this epidemic.

    WHEN: Saturday 8/12 & Sunday 8/13 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

    WHERE: Mrs. Condies Salad Company’s warehouse, 3225 Denargo St, Denver, CO 80216 (near Coors Field). We will be set up outside in the parking lot.

    WHAT: Fresh Palisade peaches, Olathe corn, Rocky Ford melons, Grand Junction tomatoes, and more local produce unloaded right from the farms that grow it.

    WHAT WE DO: We are in the trenches trying to save lives from opiate/opioid addiction by providing treatment scholarships to those in need, helping families deal with their loved ones’ addiction by providing them with resources, and spreading addiction awareness to end the stigma by speaking, writing, and holding special events.

    If you have any questions, please contact jaclyn@codysfreshstart.org or mary@codysfreshstart.org.

    Wichita Falls Texas

    Event: Overdose awareness day walk and balloon release
    Date: August 26, 2017 8am-10:30 am
    Location: Sikes Lake center in Wichita Falls Texas / # 2 eureka circle Wichita Falls , Texas 76308
    Contact: Shannon Marteney
    Phone: 940-923-2110
    Email: Shannonmarteney8@gmail.com

    Registration is free and will begin at 8 am. There will be raffle prizes , a walk , and balloon release . The event will run until about 10:30 am.

    Pittsburgh, PA

    Event: CLEAR OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY
    Date: August 31, 2017 12 noon
    Location: TRINITY EPISCOPAL CATHEDRAL, 328 SIXTH AVENUE, PITTSBURGH, PA 15222
    Contact: Karen Plavan
    Phone: 412-281-8360
    Email: karenplavan@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    PRAYER SERVICE

    Cobleskill

    Event: Overdose Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 8/31/17 6:30 -8:30pm.
    Location: Veteran's Park, West Main Street, Cobleskill, NY 12043
    Contact: Norine Hodges
    Phone: 5182348705
    Email: casacoby@yahoo.com
    Visit Website

    Starting at 6:30 speakers will share what they have experienced, what they have seen, what they have been doing to change the trajectory of opiate addiction in our community. We want to honor all the precious soles we have lost to this devistating disease.

    Marlborough, MA

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil
    Date: Thurs., August 31, 2017 7:30 p.m.
    Location: Frank D. Walker Building/Front Lawn
    255 Main Street
    Marlborough, MA 01752
    Contact: Kathy Leonard
    Phone: 978-875-0606
    Email: drummerinheaven@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    In memory of those that have lost their lives to fatal overdoses, we will place one purple flag for every life lost in Massachusetts in 2016. There will be over 2,000 flags on the front lawn of the Walker Building in Marlborough on display during the last week in August. On August 31, at 7:30 p.m., a candlelight vigil will be held to honor those lives. We will have guest speakers and a slideshow of some of the many lives lost to overdose in Massachusetts. This is our third year doing this vigil, and it promises to be another emotional and moving experience.

    Utica, NY

    Event: Overdose Day Balloon-o-grams
    Date: August 14, 2017 10:00 a.m.
    Location: Oneida County, New York
    Contact: Kathy Peters, Advocacy Coordinator
    Phone: 315.768.2650
    Email: kpeters@cflrinc.org
    Visit Website

    Black and Silver Balloon-o-grams with informational packets are being delivered to all of the media outlets throughout the county on Monday, August 14 to encourage them to cover IOAD on the 30th. The packets will include a news alert, an overdose fact sheet, 2-3 story sheets from local residents who have lost someone to overdose, silver badges for on-air personalities, and contact information for local service providers.

    Dubuque, Iowa

    Event: 2nd Annual Dubuque International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017 3pm-9:30pm
    Location: Washington Park
    700 Locust St.
    Dubuque, IA 52002
    Contact: Casandra Shaw
    Phone:
    Email: Hope2Help1Live@gmail.com
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    Join us for a day of prevention education and an evening of remembrance of those we’ve loved and lost to the devastating disease of addiction. Stand with us, in alliance with FedUp! and hundreds of other organizations around the world, as we give a voice to the Dubuque community in observance of International Overdose Awareness Day

    Mundelein, IL 60060

    Event: Overdose Awareness Event 2017
    Date: Sunday August 27, 2017 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
    Location: New Hope Christian Fellowship Church
    1401 S. Lake St.
    Mundelein, IL 60060
    Contact: Francisco Franco
    Phone: 8479899423
    Email: franco007@comcast.net
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    The Franco Family and Live4Lali, Inc. are hosting the 4th Annual Overdose Awareness Day. Come out and bring family and friends as we celebrate the lives of those who overdosed. Let us never forget the dignity, and respect the value of their lives.. There will be plenty of time to ask and receive information from over fifteen different Resource Organizations that provide substance abuse recovery services. Free Naloxone training will be conducted by a team from Live4Lali. The afternoon will be filled with information from various guest speakers from national, state, county, and village organizations, personal stories, visual pictures, and ending with prayer and a candlelight vigil.

    Reno, Nevada

    Event: Hope for the Epedemic
    Date: August 28, 2017 5PM-9PM
    Location: 200 South Virginia Street
    2nd Floor
    Reno, NV 89509
    Contact: Kristine Modzelewski
    Phone: 617-838-6523
    Email: Kristine@wearecandor.com
    Visit Website

    An introduction to Philosophical-Medical Therapy in treating addiction. The approach aims at root causes and triggers; replacing the anguish with new ideas which improve areas in the physical, psychological, and spiritual part of your life. We provide a comprehensive and high-quality health care exceeding all expectations with a 95% success rate.

    Saratoga Springs, New York

    Event: Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil
    Date: August 31, 2017 7:00 pm
    Location: Congress Park, Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
    Contact: Healing Springs Recovery Community & Outreach Center
    Phone: 518-306-3048
    Email:
    Visit Website

    Candlelight Vigil

    Bristol, PA

    Event: Southern Bucks Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 08/31/2017 7 PM – 9 PM
    Location: The Southern Bucks Recovery Community Center
    1286 Veterans Highway Suite D-6A Bristol, PA 19007
    Contact: Victoria Spencer
    Phone: 2157883738 EXT: 112
    Email: vspencer@councilsepa.org
    Visit Website

    In 2016, Bucks County had 185 fatalities caused by drug overdose alone. That’s not just a number, those are people. Those people had families, friends, and affected the lives of others. As a community, let’s come together in honor of the lives lost to the opioid epidemic.

    For more information, contact Victoria Spencer at 215-788-3738 ext. 112 or email her at vspencer@councilsepa.org

    Hurleyville, NY

    Event: Sullivan County FedUp Rally
    Date: August 31, 2017 1 – 4
    Location: 11 Moriningside Park Rd
    Hurleyville, NY 12747
    Contact: Dana Zeider-Grochmal / Jennifer Reinhardt
    Phone: 8454343370
    Email: jreinhardt@dycinc.org

    Free Narcan Training to the first 25 people interested from 1 – 2.
    Rally from 2- 4

    Lubbock, Texas

    Event: #EndOverDose Rally 2017
    Date: 08/31/2017 6pm-8pm
    Location: Alliance Church
    5825 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79407
    Contact: Kimber Walker
    Phone: 412-915-2525
    Email: astallings13@gmail.com
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    #EndOverdose is the 2nd annual Overdose Awareness Rally for Lubbock Texas. We will have food, fun, and music. We will also have a speaker or two to tell their story on how Overdose effected their lives. Kid friendly.

    Greenville NC

    Event: 1st Annual Pitt County IOAD
    Date: August 31st 2017 5pm-8pm
    Location: H. Boyd Lee Park
    5184 Corey Road
    Greenville NC 27858
    Contact: Elaine C Wainright
    Phone: 1-252-717-1508
    Email: PittCoOverdoseAwarenessDay@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    Education, Resources, Speakers, Memorial & Living Wall. Free to the public

    Knoxville, Tennessee

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day – East Tennessee
    Date: August 31, 2017 4 – 9 pm
    Location: Volunteer Landing Park Central, 956 Volunteer Landing Lane, Knoxville, TN 37915
    Contact: Nancy Carter Daniels
    Phone: 865 599-4776
    Email: TnOverdosePrevention@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    Speakers: 5 pm – 7:30 pm
    Candlelight Vigil: 7:30 pm – 9 pm
    Tables will include Taygan’s Team, The AD Foundation, The Addict’s Family, Mimi’s Place, Rocky Top Recovery, Positively Living KRED, You Are LInked to Resources will be using Facebook Live to share our speakers (General Charme Allen, Webster Bailey, Judge Chuck Cerny, Ron Hanaver), our Candlelight Vigil, and the Henley Street Bridge turning purple.

    Tables and Activities will include:
    Personalizing Purple Crosses
    Naloxone Awareness and Training
    Taking a Faces of Knoxville Recovery photo for our billboards
    Hep C screening and referral to treatment

    Family advocates who will speak include:

    Jane New, Mimi’s Place
    Tyler Trotter
    Heather Ruzic, Caleb’s Song
    Jennifer Miller, Families for Sensible Drug Policy
    Dave Pelsor,
    Donna Towe, Taygan’s Team

    The Knoxville, TN event is affiliated with Tennessee Overdose Prevention who will be the coordinator of using Facebook Live across the state of Tennessee as we turn bridges purple in Knoxville, Nashville, and Memphis. The TOP Facebook group, International Overdose Awareness Day Event Live-streaming, is posting hints to help people and groups who have never used Facebook Live.

    Our message as stated by Bethany Morse –

    ‘Overdose Awareness Day is for honoring those we’ve lost and to bring awareness. Not all overdoses are fatal. In fact, most are not, and that’s largely due to the Good Sam Law and Naloxone. Overdose Awareness Day is to honor those who lost their fight, but it’s also a message of hope from those of us who survived. We are a message that we go on to do great things, and help others, that we are worthy of being saved. Because I was spared multiple times, I feel it is my responsibility, my duty to help save as many as I can and live for those who didn’t make it. Please join me in honoring those we’ve loved and lost, and to spread the message that #wedorecover’

    Cobleskill

    Event: Norine Hodges
    Date: August 31, 2017 6:30 – 8:30 pm
    Location: Route 7, Main Street, Veteran's Park.
    Contact: Norine Hodges
    Phone: 518 234-8705
    Email: casacoby@yahoo.com
    Visit Website

    Starting at 6:30 pm we will hold our 2nd Annual Overdose Candlelight Vigil to remember all the precious lives we’ve lose and whose lives have been deeply affection by addiction. We will have several people speak about their experiences and what they are doing to help with this problem as well as information and resources to help our community.

    Eureka, Ca

    Event: Humboldt Overdose Areaness Day
    Date: 8/31/2017 1:00-4:00pm
    Location: SACCO Amphitheater, 1 waterfront drive in Eureka. 1:00-4:00 pm.
    Contact: Brandie Wilson
    Phone: 707-407-6013
    Email: hachr707@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    Amanda Reiman of Flow Kana, Drug Policy Alliance and High Sobriety will be speaking about her work in Cannabis as an Exit to opiate. Rachel from SANE will educate us about harm reduciton techniques to stay alive and understand over intoxication of meth. We will also have food hosted by Motel 6, Naloxone traing and a safe consumption site mock up.

    Oceanside, CA

    Event: INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY PIER WALK AND MEMORIAL
    Date: August 31, 2017 18:30
    Location: Oceanside, CA USA Pier. Address for the Oceanside Pier is
    The Strand N, Oceanside, CA, South Pier Plaza bleachers
    Contact: Mike Robinson
    Phone: 817.676.1304
    Email: pmrobins11@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    Sponsored by the three GRASP groups (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing) in the San Diego County area, Carlsbad, La Mesa and North San Diego County. Will be doing a pier walk and memorial. Gathering at the pier plaza, south side of the pier. Personal, hand carried remembrance signage OK.

    Greenville NC

    Event: Pitt County International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: August 31st 5p.m.-8p.m.
    Location: H. Boyd Lee Park
    5184 Corey Road
    Greenville NC. 27858
    Contact: Elaine Wainright
    Phone: 1-252-7171-1508
    Email: e_wainright@yahoo.com
    Visit Website

    1st Annual Pitt County International Overdose Awareness Day

    Bronx

    Event: Silas Kelly Memorial Soccer Tournament
    Date: 15 July 2017 10:30 A.M.
    Location: Fields 1 and 3
    Van Cortlandt Park Parade Ground
    Bronx, NY 10471 USA
    Contact: Stephen P Dillon
    Phone: 7185819686
    Email: dillonst@bc.edu
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    Tournament Sign Up: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iMRpBv1YfgnOJQalSgPEuxCuO57v4tl_TJY2PT7Yyzs/edit?usp=sharing

    Today, June 7th is Silas’ 21st birthday. And June 22 will mark the first anniversary since our dear friend passed away. On Saturday, July 15th, at 10.30am in Van Cortland Park, Bronx N.Y. – the second annual King Silas Cup will be held in his honor. Everyone is welcome and all players will once again receive a custom jersey with Silas’ name on the back.

    So if you are in New York, join us for fun, sun and soccer; for an evening reception after the games, where we will swap stories and memories of Silas as we celebrate and honor his life and passing.

    The tournament last summer was a fantastic success and it helped raise over $5,000. As Silas was very happy when he was around animals we decided to donate contributions in his memory to the New York Humane Society, an animal shelter.

    This year we have elected to donate all funds raised to the International Overdose Awareness Day, which is on August 31 – ( www.overdoseday.com) Please give what you can, in memory of dear gentle Silas; any amount no matter the size will help this good cause

    Middltown Ohio

    Event: Exodus event
    Date: Aug 12 2017 5-8pm
    Location: 1500 Pershing Ave. Middletown, OH. 45044
    Contact: Kandi
    Phone: 5133932563
    Email: rapha@newspringlive.com
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    Guest speaker, live Christian rock band, free hot dogs chips water bounce house live dramas. All is welcome

    Indianapolis

    Event: Indiana Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: August 27, 2017 4:00-8:00 pm EST
    Location: 1100 W 42nd Street
    Suite 375
    Contact: Justin Phillips
    Phone: 3178286883
    Email: justin.overdoselifeline@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    Family gathering and pitch In, display of lost loved ones, candle light vigil, policy discussion, naloxone training, inclusion of government leaders.

    Sewell, NJ

    Event: Recovery Works
    Date: August 31, 2017 5:30pm
    Location: James Atkinson Park
    138 Bethel Mill Rd
    Sewell, NJ 08080
    Contact: robert bamford
    Phone: 856-384-6929
    Email: rbamford@co.gloucester.nj.us
    Visit Website

    Celebrate recovery and work to tend the stigma surrounding drug and alcohol addiction with a shorty walk around Atkinson Park, prior to the candlelight vigil

    Sewell, NJ

    Event: Candlelight Memorial Vigil
    Date: August 31, 2017 7:00PM
    Location: James Atkinson Park
    138 Bethel Mill Rd
    Sewell, NJ 08080
    Contact: robert bamford
    Phone: 856-384-6929
    Email: rbamford@co.gloucester.nj.us
    Visit Website

    Candlelight Vigil to remember loved ones lost to substance abuse

    Milford, MA

    Event: 3rd Annual Missin' Matt Walk
    Date: 09/11/2017 11:00am
    Location: Milford Town Park Bandstand corner of Congress Street and Walnut Street.
    Contact: Meghan Giacomuzzi
    Phone: 508-933-4571
    Email: meghan.truitt@yahoo.com
    Visit Website

    We have a ton of resources about addiction, recovery, relapse prevention, harm reduction and much information for loved ones who has a family member with the disease. We have several guest speakers including, two Chiefs of police from the surrounding towns, a state representative, a recovering addict and a family member of an addict. We also have a new program that gives Children who have lost a parent to an overdose a Christmas by providing them with presents from The Missin’ Matt Foundation.

    Portland, Maine

    Event: 4th Annual International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: August 31, 2017 5pm
    Location: Monument Square, Portland, Maine.
    Contact: Brittney Dunham
    Phone: 207-659-6224
    Email: iamhereoutreachteam@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    Join us for the 4th annual overdose awareness day vigil hosted by the I AM HERE Outreach Team. Each year we gather to remember the lives we have lost, to celebrate their spirits and to share our feelings and thoughts through art and community. Create a memorial lantern or add a name to our list of People We Have Lost to be read at the end of the vigil. Keynote speaker and other activities TBA.

    Elgin

    Event: Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 8/31/2017 7:30 p.m.
    Location: Renz Addiction Counseling Center
    Two American Way, Elgin,IL 60120
    Contact: Deb Howe
    Phone: 8477423545
    Email: dhowe@renzcenter.org
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    Remembering lives lost through overdose. Community members can call/email loved one’s information (birthdate, overdose death, first name or initials). Information will be printed on signs and/or read out loud during a ceremony outside on the agency’s Serenity Path.

    Oklahoma City, OK

    Event: Rally to End Opioid Addiction
    Date: August 31, 2017 6 pm
    Location: St. John Missionary Baptist Church
    5700 N Kelly Ave.
    Oklahoma City, OK 73111
    Contact: Veola Bray
    Phone: 405-323-5126
    Email: Veolabray@cox.net
    Visit Website

    We will rally with the youth and adults from support groups. There will be testimonies and encouragement for those who have lost loved ones from this addiction. Community leaders will be invited to join us in this effort to bring awareness to this disease. A balloon release will be at the end.

    Chicago, IL

    Event: Kirby Rehab Overdose Aware 2017
    Date: August 31, 2017 1:00pm-3:00pm
    Location: 723 W. 111th St
    Chicago, IL 60628
    Contact: Lea Kirby
    Phone: 7736144002
    Email: kirbyrehab2@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    Balloon Launch

    Old Bridge

    Event: Old Bridge Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: August 31 5pm -8pm
    Location: Old Bridge Township
    One Old Bridge Plaza
    Old Bridge NJ 08857
    Contact: Maureen McLoughlin
    Phone: 7329911022
    Email: Familiesagainstaddictioncnj@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    Come out and bring family and friends as we celebrate the lives of those who overdosed. Let us never forget the dignity, and respect the value of their lives. We all will make posters for the walk, gather for ceremony and candlelight vigil. There will be plenty of time to ask and receive information about Families Against Addiction services. The evening will be filled with personal stories, visual pictures displayed, personalized posters, and ending with song and candlelight vigil.

    Mahopac, New York

    Event: Hope and Healing – Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: August 31, 2017 6:30 P.M.
    Location: Mahopac Chamber Park
    Routes 6/6N
    Mahopac, NY 10541
    Contact: Lauren Privitera
    Phone: 347-271-0901
    Email: laulau620@yahoo.com
    Visit Website

    This event will honor those who have lost their life to addiction especially to the children who of the parents in our GRASP chapter.
    I am partnering with the Prevention Council of Putnam and Friends of Recovery in order to spread awareness, stop the stigma of addiction and offer hope for the future. We plan to end the evening with a candle lighting ceremony and tributes to honor those who have tragically passed away from their illness.

    Worcester

    Event: Worcester International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 8/31/2017 5 PM
    Location: Worcester City Hall, ]
    455 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01608
    Contact: Rev. Aaron Payson
    Phone: 508-963-5959
    Email: arpayson@charter.net
    Visit Website

    Annual Overdose Awareness Day Vigil

    Seattle, WA

    Event: We Can Do More.
    Date: 08/31/2017 5-7pm
    Location: 1415 NE 43rd St, Seattle, WA 98105

    In the Alley in Between the Post office and the Church at the University District Needle Exchange.
    Contact: Lisa Al-Hakim
    Phone: 206-775-9472
    Email: lisa@peoplesharmreductionalliance.org
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    The Peoples Harm Reduction Alliance will be Remembering those who have lost their lives to overdose, and acknowledging that we can do more.
    Overdose Deaths Are preventable.
    We will be educating folks on the way Consumption Rooms, and breaking down the walls of Drug user Stigma can prevent most Overdose Deaths.
    We will have a Memorial wall at the University District Needle Exchange. Feel free to bring pictures, or write something about your experience with overdose and hang it on The University Needle exchange wall.
    We will have free Narcan/Naloxone training and Kits, We Believe it is every citizens responsibility to Carry and be versed in how to administer Narcan, and save lives.
    Its time to stop talking and take action to save the lives of our sisters and brothers.
    We will have Refreshments and the exchange will be open 5pm-7pm
    This event is free.

    Landenberg, PA

    Event: Chester County PA Overdose Vigil 2017
    Date: 8/31/2017 5:30 doors open, vigil begins approx. 7:30 PM
    Location: New Garden Township Hall
    299 Starr Road, Landenberg, PA 19350
    Contact: Jacquelene M Smiro
    Phone: 4846397990
    Email: ccnopetaskforce@gmail.com
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    Remembering those lost to overdose and addiction.

    **Bring at least 1 photo to be added to memory wall when you arrive**

    5:30: Doors open: Visit resources, socialize with other family members

    Keynote speaker: TBD
    Family Members: Jane Walker, mother of James, Margaret Wrester, mother of Jenny Rose (aka Polish Princess)
    Prayer Warrior: Marcos Almonte MDiv
    Young Person in Recovery: George Evangelou

    7:00 Welcome
    7:05 Key Note Speaker
    7:10: Community Leader: Steve Allaband
    7:15: Young Person in Recovery: George Evangelou
    7:30: Family Member: Jane Walker, mother of James
    7:45 Candle lighting ceremony: Celebration of life: Margaret Wrester, mother of Jenny
    8:00 Final blessing/Spiritual Uplift: Marcos Almonte MDiv

    Organizer Contacts: Jacki Smiro ccnopetaskforce@gmail.com or Lynne Massi mommamassi@comcast.net

    Lexington, KY

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: August 26, 2017 10am
    Location: Jacobson Park, Shelter #6
    4001 Athens Boonesboro Rd
    Lexington, Kentucky 40509
    Contact: Shelley Elswick
    Phone:
    Email: voices.of.hope.lex@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    The event will take place at Shelter #6 in Jacobson Park.

    FREE public gathering–local observance of Overdose Awareness Day for Prevention & Remembrance–to include:

    -a resource fair
    -overdose response training
    -a memorial wall
    -Bluebirds of Hope community project
    -speakers, including Rex Chapman
    -& a memorial tree watering ceremony

    marshfield ma

    Event: 3rd annual overdose vigil
    Date: August 31,2017 530-830
    Location: Snow road Marshfield on the town green
    Contact: julie keohane
    Phone:
    Email: julieakeohane81@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    We will be displaying flags on the town green in memory over those who have lost their battle to overdose.
    We will also have numerous out reach tables

    Charlotte, NC

    Event: Michael's VOICE International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 08-31-2017 5:00 to 9:00 PM
    Location: Wedgewood Church
    4800 Wedgewood Drive
    Charlotte NC
    Contact: Betsy Ragone
    Phone: 704-301-7165
    Email: Betsy@michaelsvoice.org
    Visit Website

    Education, Awareness, anti-stigma effort, science behavior behind addiction, tribute to those lost and those in recovery very a candlelight vigil

    Denver

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day Twitter Chat
    Date: August 31 1:00 PM
    Location: 1300 Broadway
    6th floor
    Contact: Renie Dugwyler
    Phone: 7205086194
    Email: renie.dugwyler@coag.gov
    Visit Website

    1300 Broadway
    6th floor

    Port Angeles, WA

    Event: 2017 Port Angeles' International Overdose Awareness Walk
    Date: 08/31/2017 5:30
    Location: Start in front of Clallam County Courthouse belltower, on Lincoln Street. Walk will end at the Port Angeles City Pier.
    Contact: PA Can
    Phone:
    Email: portangelescan@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    Join us for our 3rd Overdose Awareness Walk! We will start in front the of bell tower of the Clallam County Courthouse, and head North to the city Pier. Speakers include those from the recovery community, individuals who have survived overdoses, or who has lost someone to an overdose. Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe drumming circle will be present to bless us with their spiritual and healing musical talents. Bring a sign to hold on the walk (some may be available as well), pictures of loved ones you’ve lost, and anything else to get yours and our message across.

    Watertown, New York

    Event: Community.Recovery.Action.Day
    Date: August 27, 2017 2 – 4 PM
    Location: Thompson Park
    Large Pavilion
    1 Thompson Park
    Watertown, NY 13601
    Contact: Anita Seefried-Brown
    Phone: 315-788-4660
    Email:
    Visit Website

    To bring attention to the destructive nature of substance abuse and addiction, the Community.Recovery.Action.Day event will provide awareness and information about the disease of addiction; provide resources on where to get help for someone who is currently struggling with addiction; and provide a place of healing and remembrance for those who have lost loved ones to overdose deaths.

    Recovery-and memory-themed arts and crafts for young children and balloon release.

    Minot, ND

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day at Oak Park
    Date: August 31, 2017 5:00 – 8:00 PM
    Location: Oak Park Amphitheater, 11th to 14th Block of 4th Ave. NW, Minot, ND 58703
    Contact: Mitzie Nay
    Phone: 701-720-6270
    Email: naymitzie@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    An event to raise awareness of the signs and dangers of overdose and how to treat an overdose. Our community can come together to share their stories and offer support to those who struggle with a substance use disorder (SUD) or who love someone who does.

    Bronx, NY

    Event: King Silas Kelly Cup
    Date: 07/15/2017 10AM-3PM
    Location: West 240th st and Broadway, Riverdale, Bronx, NY, 10471
    Contact: Tim
    Phone: 914-885-4463
    Email: tdaly1@binghamton.edu
    Visit Website

    The friends and family of Silas Kelly are organizing an annual tournament in memory of our dear friend Silas. Last year, we raised over $5,000 to donate to an animal shelter in NYC inspired by his love for animals. This year, we plan on raising the same amount and donating it to the international overdose awareness day.

    Forked River NJ

    Event: 2nd Annual Ocean County NJ FED UP! Overdose Awareness Event 2017
    Date: August 31st 2017 6 to 9 pm
    Location: Lacey United Methodist Church 203 Lacey Rd Forked River NJ 08731
    Contact: Donna Catlow
    Phone: 732-425-7938
    Email: oceancountynj@youngpeopleinrecovery.org
    Visit Website

    An evening to remember those we have lost to an accidental overdose, support loved ones and those that are struggling. We will have resource tables, speakers and will end the evening with a balloon release, prayer and a candle vigil.

    Round Rock

    Event: 2nd Annual Williamson County Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: August 19th, 2017 10 am to 12 pm
    Location: Lakeview Pavillion @ Old Settler’s Park
    3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd. Round Rock, Texas 78665
    Contact: Jessyca Daniel
    Phone: 5122469880
    Email: coalition@lifestepscouncil.org
    Visit Website

    A day to remember those who were lost, who are struggling, and who are in recovery.
    The event will have some speakers, a memorial flower release.

    South Amboy, NJ

    Event: FED UP! LOCAL! 2017
    Date: 8/31/2017 5-8 PM
    Location: South Amboy Middle High School
    200 Governor Harold G Hoffman Plaza
    South Amboy NJ 08878
    Contact: Kimberly Seber
    Phone: 909-565-4415
    Email: RootsToAddiction@yahoo.com
    Visit Website

    Speakers – Resource Tables – Memorial Vigil of lives lost to accidental overdose – shoe rack display

    Austin, TX

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day Austin, TX * Rally & Remembrance
    Date: August 31, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Location: State Capitol
    South Steps
    1100 Congress Ave
    Austin, TX 78701
    USA
    Contact: Heather Schubert
    Phone: 5124170908
    Email: heatherwjschubert@gmail.com
    Visit Website

    Rally and Remembrance
    Rally to:
    Eradicate the negative stigma associated with addiction and overdose
    Raise an awareness of the overdose epidemic
    Eliminate overdose deaths
    Change failed drug policies
    Education and distribution of Naloxone

    Remembrance:
    of those we have lost to overdose

    We will end our rally with a remembrance and balloon release. Everyone is encouraged to bring a photo of those they have lost to overdose for the balloon release.

    Idaho Falls, ID

    Event: Cody Jack Hill Event
    Date: Aug. 31, 2017 1pm 8pm
    Location: ??? Not Sure as of today I will let u know ASAP
    Contact: tracy Shaul
    Phone: 2082060477
    Email:
    Visit Website

    fun run
    candlelight vigil
    more to come

    Newark

    Event: 3rd Annual International Overdose Awareness Day Rally
    Date: 08/31/2017 4-7pm
    Location: Canal Market-Newark Ohio
    Contact: Trish Perry
    Phone: 7404055682
    Email: t-pf@hotmail.com
    Visit Website

    Rally with several speakers, balloon release, candle lighting to honor those lost

    Newport, Vermont

    Event: Overdose Awareness and Memory Walk
    Date: June 24, 2017 1:00 pm to 4:00 PM
    Location: Gardner Park Gazebo, Newport, Vermont
    Contact: Tara Patten
    Phone:
    Email: tara.patten@yahoo.com
    Visit Website

    This will be our first annual overdose awareness & Memory Walk. Walking in memory of those loved, lost and still struggling. The walk will begin at the Gazebo in Newport, we will walk about a mile to bring awareness to the drug epidemic in our community. Picture boards will be set up in memory of our loved ones lost to a substance passing. Guest speaker Tim Ryan founder/executive director at A man in recovery, helping one addict at a time. He is also a Midwest outreach director at the Banyan treatment center.
    Some other local community members will be speaking and giving testimonies, then ending with a lantern-river balloon release.

    Chicago

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day 2017
    Date: August 31, 2017 12:00pm 3:00pm
    Location: 723 W. 111th St
    Contact: Lea Kirby
    Phone: 7736144002
    Email: lkirby@kirbyrehab.org
    Visit Website

    Balloon Launch

    Methuen

    Event: C.A.R.E.S Initiative 2nd Annual Overdose Vigil
    Date: 08/31/17 6:00pm-8:00pm
    Location: Riverside Park, Methuen Massachusetts
    Contact: Jacque Ingersoll
    Phone: 9787018195
    Email: jingersoll@ci.methuen.ma.us
    Visit Website

    An evening to remember those we love that have been lost to the disease of addiction.

    Lawrence, Massachusetts

    Event: 1st Annual Devin Rooney Memorial Walk for Awareness of Drug Addiction and Overdose
    Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 6-8pm
    Location: Howard Park
    377 Lawrence Street
    Lawrence, Massachusetts 01841
    Contact: Cathy Johnson
    Phone: 603-560-3522
    Email: cathyb67@comcast.net
    Visit Website

    Short walk for awareness of drug addiction and overdose in memory of Devin T. Rooney, who overdosed and died on the steps of this park in Lawrence. There will also be a brief candlelight vigil at dusk to honor the memory and life of Devin as well as countless others that have fallen victim to the horrible drug epidemic plaguing or communities.

    Rochester, NY

    Event: 2nd Annual Scotty B Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: August 31, 2017 3 pm – 8 pm
    Location: Martin Luther King Jr Park, Manhattan Square Park, 353 Court St, Rochester, NY 14607
    Contact: Becky Baker
    Phone: 585-771-0896
    Email: rebeccakbaker@yahoo.com
    Web: Visit Website

    S.O.A.R.S, Inc. proudly presents the 2nd Annual Scotty B Overdose Awareness Day, a one of a kind event that includes a Memorial Service for all those that have lost their life to overdose in Monroe County as well as its surrounding counties, speakers, Health Care Fair that includes treatment facilities, halfway houses, NYS OASAS, Recovery Coaches, Narcan Training, Community Coalitions, Speakers, Food vendors, Music/band, Kids Booth with face painting, games, and more

    Frankfort, Kentucky

    Event: Fed Up! International Overdose Awareness Day Candle Light Vigil
    Date: 8/31/2017 7:30pm
    Location: Frankfort Kentucky – State Capital more details to come please visit http://ky-fedup-ioad.com/pages/index.php
    Contact: Emily Walden
    Phone: 502-759-4116
    Email: ewalden3@gmail.com
    Web: Visit Website

    Candle light Vigil to occur at the same time as the candle light vigil in Washington DC – http://feduprally.org/

    Louisville, Kentucky

    Event: Fed Up! International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 8/31/2017 11:30 am
    Location: Downtown Louisville, KY – Please visit http://ky-fedup-ioad.com/pages/index.php for details coming soon
    Contact: Emily Walden
    Phone: 502-759-4116
    Email: ewalden3@gmail.com
    Web: Visit Website

    This is in remembrance of those we have lost to this epidemic and a call for Federal Action – http://feduprally.org/

    Pottsville, Pennsylvania

    Event: Vinny's Angels
    Date: August 31, 2017 7 pm
    Location: First United Methodist Church, 330 W. Market St
    Contact: Cynthia Nye
    Phone: 570-617-7033
    Email:
    Web: Visit Website

    Remembrance of those we lost to overdose and those people still struggling. Brief memorial service.

    Newark, Ohio

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Rally
    Date: August 31 ,2017 4:30-7pm
    Location: 25 E Canal St, Newark, Ohio 43055
    Contact: Patricia Perry
    Phone: 740 405 5682
    Email: t-pf@hotmail.com

    Will have speakers from various agencies and officials
    There will be informational tables
    There will be a candling and balloon release.

    Canton

    Event: 3rd Annual Drug Overdose Awareness Walk in Canton Illinois
    Date: August 27 2017 1pm
    Location: 250 S. Avenue D, Canton Illinois 61520
    Wallace Park
    Contact: Sue Tisdale
    Phone: 3092675995
    Email: susanm34@hotmail.com
    Web: Visit Website

    Speakers, Drug Addiction and Overdose prevention resources, Memorial Walk

    Frederick, MD

    Event: Hope For Change Fest
    Date: August 19, 2017 12 noon- 7pm
    Location: Baker Park.
    21 N Bentz St, Frederick, MD 21701
    Contact: Chasity Fox
    Phone: 240-440-2020
    Email: Rjslastingstrengthfoundation@gmail.com

    Time to Remember Time to Act! Hope for Change Fest is a community event for everyone of all ages and walks of life to bring awareness to addiction and overdoses around our community and country. Come join us with live music from local bands, snacks and drinks, activities for all ages and education on the growing epidemic our community faces. Learn how you can be a part to help combat this epidemic. We also will be having a candlelight vigil at end of fest to honor all that we have lost from overdose.

    Howell, Michigan 48843

    Event: Project Hope United to Change
    Date: August 31, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Location: Cleary University – Johnson Center 3750 Cleary Drive Howell MI 48843
    Contact: Francine Zysk
    Phone: 517-540-7637

    To educate and prevention of overdose. The focus of collaboration with all involved is harm reduction. The event will include a packet of resources, brochures and information surrounding harm reduction. Our speakers and panel include: Law Enforcement – 911 calls and what is a person do during an overdose, how to spread the word and educate in the workplace, overdose recognition and response training, naloxone training, big red barrel presentation, prescription disposal education, well versed overdose speakers active in harm reduction work, overdose survivor panel, faith recovery presentation, overdose media and the reality of overdose and much more.

    Galveston

    Event: Austin’s Hope Overdose Awareness rally
    Date: August 31, 2017 6:00 p.m.
    Location: 417 S. California St.
    Galveston, Indiana 46932
    Contact: Mike Boyles
    Phone: 5747258339
    Email: austinshope2016@gmail.com
    Web: Visit Website

    Overdose awareness rally
    Free Naloxone training and distribution

    Washington DC

    Event: FED UP! International Overdose Awareness Day 8.31.17 – Press Conference – Candlelight Vigil – March to White House
    Date: 31 August 2017 11am onwards
    Location: Washington Dc – National Press Club and March to Whitehouse
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email: emilywalden@feduprally.org
    Web: Visit Website

    Join FED UP! in Washington DC

    Press Conference – Candlelight Vigil – March to White House

    THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017

    International Overdose Awareness Day

    The FED UP! Coalition to End the Opioid Epidemic is calling for immediate, coordinated and comprehensive federal action to end the epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths attributed to opioids (including heroin).

    11:00am – Press Conference – National Press Club, Washington, DC

    1:00pm – Networking Luncheon – National Press Club, Washington, DC

    7:00pm – Candlelight Vigil – White House Ellipse (south of White House)

    8:00pm – March to White House

    Immediate Action from our federal agencies is needed to prevent new cases of opioid addiction, to prevent more overdose deaths and to ensure access to effective treatment for millions who have become addicted.

    Ellicott City, Maryland

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: August 31, 2017 5:30 – 8:00 PM
    Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 9120 Frederick Rd. Ellicott City, MD 21042
    Contact: Barbara Allen
    Phone: 410-480-2334
    Email: Barbara@jamesplaceinc.org

    Second annual public event to remember those who have been lost to Substance Use Disorder via a Candlelight Vigil, to honor those in recovery and to educate others in the magnitude of overdoses. Sponsored by James’ Place Inc. and the Howard County Health Dept. Resource Tables open 5:30-7:00 pm; Program 7:00-8:00 pm

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    Event: Remembering Brooke – to save others.
    Date: Thursday, August 31st – 2017 6pm
    Location: Doubs Woods Park – 13075 South Potomac – Hagerstown Md. 21740
    Contact: Angelia (Angie) von Gersdorff
    Phone: 301-992-7833

    Remembering loved ones we’ve lost to overdose with a balloon release followed by candlelight vigil.

    Glen Burnie, MD

    Event: Carol Boyer
    Date: August 31, 2017 7.15pm
    Location: Arundel Christian Church
    710 Aquahart Road
    Glen Burnie, MD 21061
    Contact: Carol Boyer
    Phone: 443-591-2070

    The Second Annual International Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil will be held for all of Anne Arundel County and any others wishing to share their story. If you have lost someone to overdose, or have overdosed yourself, please reach out to Carol Boyer 443-591-2070, carolaboyer119@gmail.com.

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    Flagler Beach, FL

    Event: Flagler Memorial
    Date: 08/31/17 7.00pm – 9.30pm
    Location: Veterans Memorial Park
    105 South 2nd Street
    Flagler Beach FL, 32136
    Contact: Dorothy Gallant
    Email: gallantdorothy51@gmail.com
    Phone: 3862832094

    Candlelight memorial service

    Agenda:
    Set up- 5:00-6:15
    Event check-in: 6:30-7:30
    Educational- 7:00-8:00
    Open Speaker- 8:00-8:15
    EMT Speaker- 8:15-8:30
    Political- 8:30-8:45
    Tributes- 8:45-9:15
    Candle light/closing- 9:15-9:30

    Education will include how to respond to an overdose, understanding addiction and treatment options.