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Events 2017

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  • Charlotte

    North Carolina

    Event: Michaels VOICE/FED UP call to Action
    Location: Charles R. Jonas Federal Building, 401 W Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Michael’s VOICE Inc
    Contact: Betsy Ragone
    Phone: 704-301-7165

    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.


    New Jersey

    Event: Candlelight Vigil
    Location: Newton Green
    Main St. and Spring St.
    Newton, NJ 07860
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Center for Prevention & Counseling
    Contact: Katie Calvacca
    Phone: 973-940-2966

    Candlelight Vigil with a Name Reading Ceremony, Speakers, Mobile Rx Disposal Box and Recovery Resources.



    Event: Annual Overdose Awareness Walk
    Location: Jones Park, Canton Il
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Sue Tisdale
    Phone: 3092675995

    Overdose Awareness, prevention, memorial

    N Billerica


    Event: Massachusetts State of Awareness – #IOAD2018
    Location: City Hall Plaza
    1 City Hall Square
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Heroin Is Killing My Town, Inc.
    Contact: Dina Favreau

    Overdose Awareness Vigil



    Event: Hope & Remembrance: An Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: August 25, 2018 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Location: Jacobson Park, Shelter #6, 4001 Athens Boonesboro Road, Lexington KY USA
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Voices Of Hope – Lexington, Inc.
    Contact: Sharon Tankersley
    Phone: 8593037671

    INTERACTIVE MEMORIAL SPACE – Guests may display photos and memorabilia in tribute to lost loved ones * BLUEBIRDS OF HOPE – Write a memorial tribute or message of encouragement to share with others * MEMORIAL TREE – An area set aside for self-guided, quiet reflection
    RESOURCES for those who are grieving, in recovery, or seeking recovery from addiction * OVERDOSE RESPONSE TRAINING & Naloxone kit distribution * FREE T-SHIRTS & GIVEAWAYS (while supplies last) * FREE PICNIC – Stay after the event and enjoy free lunch and a relaxing time of fellowship!

    Ellicott City


    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 8/31/2018 5:30 – 8:00 PM
    Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 9120 Frederick Rd. Ellicott City, MD 21042
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: James’ Place Inc
    Contact: Barbara Allen
    Phone: 410-480-2334

    Third 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



    Event: Narcan Party in Recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: August 31, 2018 4 pm
    Location: Event will be held at Pickering Square in Bangor
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Health Equity Alliance
    Contact: Andrea Littlefield
    Phone: 2079903626

    We’re still working on the details of the event. There will be a small memorial to honor those 418 lives that were lost in 2017 due to overdoses in the state of Maine. We hope to have entertainment and food trucks. We also will offer training to those interested in learning how to administer Naloxone/Narcan.

    Santa Barbara


    Event: Santa Barbara’s 3rd Annual Candlelight Walk to Remember
    Date: Friday August 31, 2018 6:00pm
    Location: Recovery Fusion @The Impact Hub
    10 E. Yanonali #13
    Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Fusion
    Contact: Robbin ONeill-Gregory
    Phone: 805.689.1256

    We will be joining together with a guest speaker before we all gather for a candlelight walk to Stearns wharf. There will be a celebration on the beach with a flag and candlelight installation piece remembering those we loved and lost . A chime will ring for every 7 seconds a life is lost to overdose. All are welcome.



    Event: How to Stop the Epidemic
    Date: August 30, 2018 5PM-8PM
    Location: Avanti Wellness LLC
    200 S Virginia Street
    Second Floor
    Reno, NV 89501
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Avanti Wellness LLC
    Contact: Kristine Modzelewski
    Phone: 6198386523

    We will share our ideas of how to stop the epidemic. We have been working for a decade in developing national relationships and connecting families with an option.



    Event: StewKelley Memorial Walk
    Date: August 30, 2018 6 pm
    Location: Memorial Park, 1620 E Witzke Blvd, Appleton, WI 54911
    Contact: Bev Kelley-Miller, Wendy Steward
    Phone: 9204282564
    Memorial Walk to begin at 6 pm at Memorial Park, Appleton to remember all those who died from a drug-related cause.


    New York

    Event: Justice for Assa
    Date: 4/15/2018 11 Am
    Location: 1115 Jackson place Baldwin NY
    Contact: Always crashes
    Phone: 5167175369

    I’m looking for justice so no more young adults die of overdose from street drugs synthetic laboratory-made with fentanyl and elephant tranquilizer, sold on Long Island streets. The punishment to sellers is little. The law must change, more rehabs should open every day. Over 11 kids and young adults die of overdose here on Long Island. News and county are hiding all truth and evidence, arresting addicts instead of leaders. Look for the source, we need justice, it’s like a virus spreading killing all. Medicate them with drugs enough and no one cares when a parent cries. My son is an addict. Blood test them and sentence them to rehab as punishment, don’t leave them on the streets until they’re willing to go. They will never go, they are dying of overdose. I lost my son 6 weeks ago – 22 years old. Enough. I begged for help – system is corrupted, not enough professionals to deal with this disease, law is not helping. We need more detectives / informers to stop this tragedy. No parent should bury their kids and suffer that way.