Chalk the Walk for Overdose Awareness
Time: 09:00 am
Name of Organisation: Lorain County Public Health
Contact: Natalie Karn
Join Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) and local agencies to raise awareness on opioid overdoses during Chalk the Walk on Aug.19, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Ely Square in Elyria. The community is invited to attend and create inspiring messages to reduce stigma on opioid overdose. The event also aims to encourage people seeking or currently in recovery from a substance use disorder. This event will lead up to National Overdose Awareness Day on August 31.
At the free event, chalk is available to anyone who wants to participate while supplies last. Other attractions include: music, artist chalk displays, naloxone (Narcan) rescue kits, face painting, awareness giveaways and food for purchase. Hear local recovery stories throughout the event. The Elyria Farmer’s market will be open nearby at the same time to shop. Everyone is encouraged to wear purple for overdose awareness.