5th Annual Overdose and Addiction Awareness Vigil
Time: 05:00 pm
Location: Riverview Bandshell located at 251 Ball Park Drive, (Across from Riverview Pool) in Clinton, Iowa. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to Clinton Community College Auditorium.
Name of Organisation: Clinton CRUSH + (Community Resources United to Stop Heroin)
Contact: Kristin Huisenga
On Wednesday August 31, 2022, from 5:00PM-8:30PM, Clinton community professionals and community members will hold our 5th Annual Overdose and Addiction Awareness Vigil. This will be an evening of education and awareness, as well as an opportunity to pay tribute to those lost to overdoses and struggling or recovering from addiction. This is part of the International Overdose Awareness Day, which is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose and remember those who have died without stigma and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind and reduce the stigma of addiction.
Substance use and addiction affect everyone. 14.5% of the U.S. population (or 40.3 million people) over 12 have a substance use disorder. (NSDUH, 2020) and more than 107,000 drug overdose deaths were reported in the United States between December 2020 to December 2021. (CDC, 5/11/22). Overdose death rates in the U.S. have more than doubled over the past decade, surpassing motor vehicle accidents as the leading cause of injury-related death in the country. Consider attending to learn more, get resources, and support recovery in our community.
The 5th Annual Overdose & Addiction Awareness Vigil Events will be held on August 31, 2022, from 5:00 – 8:30PM, at the Riverview Bandshell located at 251 Ball Park Drive, (Across from Riverview Pool) in Clinton, Iowa. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to Clinton Community College Auditorium. Please bring your own lawn chair. Music and resource Tables will be open prior to the event starting at 5PM. If you are interested in having a resource table, please contact Christina at 243-2124 or email@example.com There will be an opportunity for community members to share their testimonials.
Finally, we are doing Luminaries again this year. We all know someone who has struggled with addiction. If you would like to have a luminary at the Overdose & Addiction Vigil please fill out this form! Someone will make this for you and put it on stage at the vigil. It can be in memory of or in support of. Please fill out this google form once for each luminary you want created: https://tinyurl.com/luminary22
Schedule of Events:
5:00– RESOURCE TABLES & MUSIC
6:00—8:00-EDUCATION, AWARENESS & TESTIMONIALS
PRAYER VIGIL TO FOLLOW
For more information, visit: www.ClintonCRUSH.org or call 563-241-4371 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CRUSH stands for Community Resources United to Stop Heroin. Our committee has decided that our local chapter should include all drugs, hence the +.
Find this event on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ClintonIowaCRUSH