Perth, Western Australia
Date: 31/08/2017 All day
Location: G Block – Watling Walk
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Hospital Avenue, Nedlands
Contact: Christine Duncan
Phone: +61 8 6457 3333
We are holding an inaugural inter-disciplinary Overdose Day Event, providing education, resources and counselling information. This is a collaboration between many services at SCGH including but not limited to:
– SCGH Alcohol and Drug Service
– Western Australian Poisons Information Centre (WAPIC)
– Western Australian Clinical Toxicology Service
– SCGH Self Harm and Crisis Counselling Service (SHACC)
Date: 31/08/2017 11.30am
Location: The Salvation Army Berwick
Corner Parkhill Drive & Ernst Wanke Road,
Contact: Craig Farrell
Phone: (03) 9704 1940
An opportunity to celebrate, honour, and remember loved ones who have suffered from overdose. A short ceremony will take place, giving opportunity to share stories of struggle and hope, and to light candles in honour of those who have died. The ceremony will be followed by a BBQ lunch.
Date: 31st August 2017 12.00-2.00pm
Location: To be held at Hyde Park, via Lake Street entrance along Glendower Street, Highgate.
Contact: Diane Lloyd
Phone: 08 93258387
A free BBQ will be held on Thursday 31st August from 12-2pm. The event will be held in Hyde Park, near the Memorial Tree at the Lake Street entrance in Highgate. Friends,family and all community members are welcome to attend and acknowledge those who have been lost to overdose and write a tribute message to hang on the Memorial Tree. There will be a stall with information on the harms and effects of opioid and other drug use. There will be staff and peers you can talk to, meet some people, get some info and enjoy a free BBQ.
Date: Thursday 31st August 2017 11am – 2pm
Location: ‘Dandenong Pop up Park’
Between Foster Street and Halpin Way, Dandenong 3175
(Directly opposite Dandenong Railway Station)
Contact: Leanne Van/Theresa Lewis Leevy
Phone: (03) 9792-7630
Community awareness and remembrance event – BBQ, activities, overdose prevention information, Naloxone training.
Date: 31/08/17 10am
Location: St Patricks
12 Queen Victoria Street,
Phone: 08 94752982
Morning tea and minutes silence to remember those who have died as a result of overdose.
Date: 31st August 2017 5.00pm – 7.00pm
Location: City Hall – King George Square, Brisbane City
We’re turning Brisbane City purple again with some of our famous monuments turning their lights purple to support IOAD 2017 including City Hall, King George Square and Victoria Bridge. We are having a candle light vigil with messages from all around the world displayed on our purple hearts, every heart represents a life lost to overdose. We will have guest speakers from Queensland Ambulance Service, Brisbane Night Watch Chaplains, Jon’s Legacy and Family members who have lost their loved ones to overdose. We will also share a prayer and tribute song. We welcome everyone along to commemorate the lives lost or injured from overdose. Our guest speakers will talk about how to recognise the signs of overdose including the importance of Naloxone and what to do in an emergency situation. Death from overdose is preventable and we aim to educate the wider community on this issue so more lives can be saved. We also take this day to support the thousands of families who often suffer and grieve in silence due to the stigma attached to drug related death or injury.
Perth, Western Australia
Date: Saturday 23 September 2017 Saturday 23 September
Location: RACGP WA
34 Harrogate Street West
Phone: 08 9489 9555
Addiction is a chronic, relapsing illness that is difficult to cure. General practitioners (GPs) and other primary care professionals have a key role to
play in prevention, early detection and management of substance misuse and addiction.
This one day Active Learning Module (ALM) aims to develop and enhance GPs’ skills in recognising and treating patients who present with drug addictions. The workshop will cover many of the dominant addictive substances seen in general practice including alcohol, benzodiazepines, cannabis, opioids and other psychostimulant drugs.
We will look at physical, psychological and legal issues surrounding these drugs, the patients who use them and the role and responsibilities of the general practitioner. Prescribing guidelines and comorbidities will also be covered.
1. Recognise substance use disorder and associated behaviours in patients.
2. Identify treatment options including brief interventions and formal treatment programs.
3. Outline the legal aspects of treatment when prescribing Schedule 8 drugs.
4. Implement a systems based approach to prescribing for a patient with a substance use disorder.
Date: August 31st 2017 6:00 p.m.
Location: Willingdon Beach
Contact: Amanda Evans
The event will be held at Willingdon Beach and is open to all members of the community. The event will involve a memorial tree planting, story sharing and overdose prevention information.
Date: Sunday, August 30th, 2017 noon
Location: Nanaimo, British ColumbiaDiana Krall Plaza,
90 Commercial Street,
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G4
Contact: Jeremy Kalicum
We’re going to recognize International Overdose Awareness Day here in Nanaimo by organizing some key note speakers to speak at the Diana Krall Plaza, an open space in downtown Nanaimo and following the speakers we will be organizing a march to a location to be disclosed closer to the date of the demonstration. In order to accommodate more people we’ve decided to organize the event in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day on Sunday, August 30th.
Date: August 31, 2017 12:15PM to 1:00PM
Location: Alberta Legislature
10800 97 Ave NW Edmonton AB
Contact: Mathew Wong
Phone: 780-424-4106 Ext. 210/211
On Thursday August 31st, 2017 at 1215 on the steps of the Alberta Legislature, Streetworks, along with the other Harm Reduction agencies will be hosting International Overdose Awareness Day.
Since 2008, Streetworks has been hosting the event to first honor the lives of those needlessly lost to unintentional drug overdose, and secondly to raise awareness and reduce stigma surrounding this painful issue that affects people from all walks of life. There will be information booths, overdose prevention/naloxone training, a memorial wall and guest speakers beginning at 12:15PM
Grande Prairie, Alberta
Date: August 24 5 PM
Location: Muskoseepi Park
10326 102 Ave
Grande Prairie Alberta
Contact: Tyla Savard
This event will be held at Muskoseepi park and includes a free BBQ, a commemoration wall, naloxone kit distribution, live music and tributes for those who continue to struggle. Throughout the weeks leading up to the event, there will be awareness raising campaigns with flag creation sessions, positive energy stones, and awareness bracelet distribution.
Come out and share with those who are struggling, celebrate with those who have overcome, and support those who have lost loved ones.
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 10:30 – 1:00
Location: Edelbrock Centre
30 Centre Street,
Contact: Kristy Fearon
Phone: 519-942-4122 x226
10:30 am – 11:30 am Walk to Remember (3 km)
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Proclamation and Memorial Tree Planting Ceremony
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm BBQ, Health Fair and Speeches from family members and an individual with lived experience
Date: August 31st, 2017 11:30 to 12:30pm
Location: Human Right Monument – Elgin Street Ottawa Ontario
Contact: Hana Dykstra
National Overdose Awareness day is an event held every year to commemorate those who have passed due to problematic substance use and those who still struggle with addictive behaviours. It is an hour long ceremony with guest speakers discussing the challenges faced by those affected by addictions and a call out for broader support in terms of drug policy’s in our communities.
Date: August 31, 2017 12:15pm
Location: Manitoba Legislative Building
On the steps of the legislative building
Contact: Arlene Kolb and Christine Dobbs
Type of Event: Please join us on the steps of the legislative on International Drug Overdose Day. Winnipeg will hold its first event to support those that have lost a child to drug overdose or those suffering with addiction. We will bring awareness to those that need help. We will talk for those who can no longer talk for themselves, but who still want to be heard.
Date: 31 August 2017 2pm-5pm
Location: Hamilton City Hall – 71 Main St West (corner of Bay and Main), Hamilton ON L8P 4Y5
Contact: Margot Corbin
Phone: 905-546-2424 x7475
An event to commemorate the lives of those who have died due to overdose.
Community agencies will have tables to inform others about their services
There will be speakers, including those whose lives have been affected by overdose.
A visual memorial to recognize and remember the lives that have been lost.
Vancouver British Columbia
Date: August 31,2017 5 pm until 8 pm
Location: North Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Contact: Tabitha Montgomery
Phone: 604 445 9299
This is a Vigil to remember those who’ve died from drug overdose deaths
and pay respect to their surviving family,friends,partners,coworkers,etc.
The Rally will be a peaceful presentation of tables set up with participants
from various active addiction social / medical services.As well as a variety
of social and support resources.Including Advocacy and Support Groups
from around the lower mainland of Vancouver City,BC.
Guest Speakers will be from various Addiction Health and Social Services.
Guests Names will be announced/ added in the future upon confirmation.
Participants will be added on the IOAD Vancouver Page and Event Invite
as they are also confirmed.The list is sure to grow over time so please
feel free to follow the FB Page linked with his registered IOAD Event listing.
The goal is to share up to date resources and facts on Drug policy changes,
Overdose Prevention information,Support and Social Services available for
all walks of life effected by Addiction and Mental Health issues in their lives.
Date: August 30 Starting at 5 pm
Location: Centro Penal Calle Real Liberia Guanacaste
Contact: Alfredo Catania
Phone: (506) 85249236
2 Hours workshop with people in jail abolir overdose and secure consumption.
Reunion Island Saint Paul
Date: 3108 17
speech echange sur la problematique des overdose aux opiacés aux médicament .
Flyers, film, dialogue
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Date: 31/08/2017 5pm
Location: Venue):Syano Gucharan Football Ground
Contact: Bibek Adhikari
We are going to organize a musical concert at “Syano Gaucharan Football Ground” on 31st August which is “International Overdose Awareness Day”. We are going to organize awareness program on that day and we will be focused to help people to cope the problem of overdose and will provide techniques and also provide harm reduction materials through that program.Through that program we will raise few funds for street level and homeless drug addicts who cannot afford rehabilitation treatment facility and will support them to come out of drug problem by supporting them for treatment.As we know homeless and street level of Drug users are not more aware of harm reduction,substitutes and problem of drug overdose so that we will be saving many life through that event.We would like to appeal for support from your side in this social cause so that we can make this event more effective and could include many street level drug users and homeless around Kathmandu Streets.
Date: 31st August 2017 TBC
Location: Addaction Dundee
The Signpost Centre
Contact: Bobbie Haggart & Dave Barrie
Phone: 01382 206888
This will be our fourth year of supporting International Overdose Awareness Day, providing families, loved ones, professionals and the community a safe place to come and remember those they have lost to overdose. This years event will be held in our beautiful “Garden of Hope” with a remembrance service led by Rev Robert Calvert. Please come and join us to share your stories and educate all that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.
Date: 31 agost 2017 TBD
Location: Plaça Sant Jaume de Barcelona.
Contact: Grupo Motor Catnpud
Gathering in the central square of Barcelona city.
Further information to be communicated.
Date: 29th august 2017 11am
Location: town square Bond street weymouth Dorset DT4 8LY
Contact: david newman
Dorset substance misuse treatment system staff and service users, alongside members of the red cross, will stage a ” flash mob event ” to demonstrate how to respond to an overdose and issue information on where to access naloxone locally.
we will also be available offer support regarding dealing with the grief of losing someone to overdose.
Date: wednesday 30th august 11am
Location: Blandford Forum market Place DT11 7EB
Contact: david newman
Dorset substance misuse staff and service users will hold a ” flash mob” event to demonstrate to members of the public how to respond to a potential overdose with basic first aid skills. This will be supported by the British red Cross and we will also offer advice on accessing naloxone and giving support to people who have been affected by overdose.
Date: August 31, 2017 7pm
Location: Christ Church, 34385 Garfield Road, Fraser, MI 48026
Contact: Denise Tononi
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.
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
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
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
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.
Date: 08/31/17 7PM
Location: Lyman Point Park
167 Maple St
White River Jct, Vt 05001
Contact: Sarah Bragg-Donovan
Candle Light Vigil with speaks
Date: August 31, 2017 6:30pm
Location: Yoctangee Park
The Rotary Shelter
Chillicothe, OH 45601
Contact: Tracey Kemper Hermann
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.
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
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.
Date: August 31, 2017 4 pm to 8 pm
Location: Cooper Young Gazebo at intersection of Cooper Street and Young Avenue
Contact: Lisa Bobal
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.
Date: August 31, 2017 8:00 pm
Location: The Rialto Theatre
1000 Kenmore Boulevard
Akron, OH 44303
Contact: Tessa Gaffney
A recovery meeting featuring the real stories of our neighbors and familiar songs in a new light.
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
Resource tables for counseling, treatment, NA, Comfort.
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 .
Date: 8/31/17 7PM
Location: New Canaan Pop Up Park
4 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840
Contact: Paul Reinhardt
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
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
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.
Memorial Slide of your loved one
Sponsored by Mount Holly Township
Date: August 31, 2017 6-9PM
Location: Shelton Riverwalk Pavillion
Canal Street, Shelton, CT 06484
Fighting Against Drugs Everywhere (FADE) will host it’s 3rd annual memory 5k walk and run followed by a candle remembrance service.
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
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.
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 5:30am-6:30am
Location: Scituate Lighthouse,
100 Lighthouse Rd,
Contact: Barbara Quinlan
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.
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
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.
Date: August 31, 2017 5:30-8 PM
Location: Courthouse Square, Washington St. to Amphitheatre in Goodrich Park, N. Union St.
Contact: Kayla Prescott
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!
Date: August 31, 2017 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: CROSSROADS CHURCH 5960 Stewart Parkway Douglasville, GA 30135
Contact: Kathy Key
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.
Date: August 31, 2017 7-9 pm
Location: Riverfront Park
5 N Water Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Contact: Alecia Roberts
Candlelight Vigil to remember those lost to overdose, encourage those struggling, and celebrate those in recovery.
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
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wichita Falls Texas
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
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.
Date: August 31, 2017 12 noon
Location: TRINITY EPISCOPAL CATHEDRAL, 328 SIXTH AVENUE, PITTSBURGH, PA 15222
Contact: Karen Plavan
Date: 8/31/17 6:30 -8:30pm.
Location: Veteran's Park, West Main Street, Cobleskill, NY 12043
Contact: Norine Hodges
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.
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
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.
Date: August 14, 2017 10:00 a.m.
Location: Oneida County, New York
Contact: Kathy Peters, Advocacy Coordinator
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.
Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017 3pm-9:30pm
Location: Washington Park
700 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52002
Contact: Casandra Shaw
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
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
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.
Date: August 28, 2017 5PM-9PM
Location: 200 South Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89509
Contact: Kristine Modzelewski
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
Date: August 31, 2017 7:00 pm
Location: Congress Park, Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
Contact: Healing Springs Recovery Community & Outreach Center
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
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 email@example.com
Date: August 31, 2017 1 – 4
Location: 11 Moriningside Park Rd
Hurleyville, NY 12747
Contact: Dana Zeider-Grochmal / Jennifer Reinhardt
Free Narcan Training to the first 25 people interested from 1 – 2.
Rally from 2- 4
Date: 08/31/2017 6pm-8pm
Location: Alliance Church
5825 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79407
Contact: Kimber Walker
#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.
Date: August 31st 2017 5pm-8pm
Location: H. Boyd Lee Park
5184 Corey Road
Greenville NC 27858
Contact: Elaine C Wainright
Education, Resources, Speakers, Memorial & Living Wall. Free to the public
Date: August 31, 2017 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Route 7, Main Street, Veteran's Park.
Contact: Norine Hodges
Phone: 518 234-8705
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.
Date: 8/31/2017 1:00-4:00pm
Location: SACCO Amphitheater, 1 waterfront drive in Eureka. 1:00-4:00 pm.
Contact: Brandie Wilson
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.
Date: August 31, 2017 4 – 9 pm
Location: Volunteer Landing Park Central
Contact: Nancy Carter Daniels
Phone: 865 599-4776
Speakers: 5 pm – 7:30 pm
Candlelight Vigil: 7:30 pm – 9 pm
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
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.
Date: August 31st 5p.m.-8p.m.
Location: H. Boyd Lee Park
5184 Corey Road
Greenville NC. 27858
Contact: Elaine Wainright
1st Annual Pitt County International Overdose Awareness Day
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
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
Date: Aug 12 2017 5-8pm
Location: 1500 Pershing Ave. Middletown, OH. 45044
Guest speaker, live Christian rock band, free hot dogs chips water bounce house live dramas. All is welcome
Date: August 27, 2017 4:00-8:00 pm EST
Location: 1100 W 42nd Street
Contact: Justin Phillips
Family gathering and pitch In, display of lost loved ones, candle light vigil, policy discussion, naloxone training, inclusion of government leaders.
Date: August 31, 2017 5:30pm
Location: James Atkinson Park
138 Bethel Mill Rd
Sewell, NJ 08080
Contact: robert bamford
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
Date: August 31, 2017 7:00PM
Location: James Atkinson Park
138 Bethel Mill Rd
Sewell, NJ 08080
Contact: robert bamford
Candlelight Vigil to remember loved ones lost to substance abuse
Date: 09/11/2017 11:00am
Location: Milford Town Park Bandstand corner of Congress Street and Walnut Street.
Contact: Meghan Giacomuzzi
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.
Date: August 31, 2017 5pm
Location: Monument Square, Portland, Maine.
Contact: Brittney Dunham
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.
Date: 8/31/2017 7:30 p.m.
Location: Renz Addiction Counseling Center
Two American Way, Elgin,IL 60120
Contact: Deb Howe
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
Date: August 31, 2017 6 pm
Location: St. John Missionary Baptist Church
5700 N Kelly Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Contact: Veola Bray
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.
Date: August 31, 2017 1:00pm-3:00pm
Location: 723 W. 111th St
Chicago, IL 60628
Contact: Lea Kirby
Date: August 31 5pm -8pm
Location: Old Bridge Township
One Old Bridge Plaza
Old Bridge NJ 08857
Contact: Maureen McLoughlin
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
Date: August 31, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Location: Mahopac Chamber Park
Mahopac, NY 10541
Contact: Lauren Privitera
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.
Date: 8/31/2017 5 PM
Location: Worcester City Hall, ]
455 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Contact: Rev. Aaron Payson
Annual Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
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
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.
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
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
7:05 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Lynne Massi email@example.com
Date: August 26, 2017 10am
Location: Jacobson Park, Shelter #6
4001 Athens Boonesboro Rd
Lexington, Kentucky 40509
Contact: Shelley Elswick
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
Date: August 31,2017 530-830
Location: Snow road Marshfield on the town green
Contact: julie keohane
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
Date: 08-31-2017 5:00 to 9:00 PM
Location: Wedgewood Church
4800 Wedgewood Drive
Contact: Betsy Ragone
Education, Awareness, anti-stigma effort, science behavior behind addiction, tribute to those lost and those in recovery very a candlelight vigil
Date: August 31 1:00 PM
Location: 1300 Broadway
Contact: Renie Dugwyler
Port Angeles, WA
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
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
Date: August 27, 2017 2 – 4 PM
Location: Thompson Park
1 Thompson Park
Watertown, NY 13601
Contact: Anita Seefried-Brown
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.
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
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.
Date: 07/15/2017 10AM-3PM
Location: West 240th st and Broadway, Riverdale, Bronx, NY, 10471
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
Date: August 31st 2017 6 to 9 pm
Location: Lacey United Methodist Church 203 Lacey Rd Forked River NJ 08731
Contact: Donna Catlow
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.
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
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
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
Speakers – Resource Tables – Memorial Vigil of lives lost to accidental overdose – shoe rack display
Date: August 31, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: State Capitol
1100 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
Contact: Heather Schubert
Rally and Remembrance
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
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
Date: Aug. 31, 2017 1pm 8pm
Location: ??? Not Sure as of today I will let u know ASAP
Contact: tracy Shaul
more to come
Date: 08/31/2017 4-7pm
Location: Canal Market-Newark Ohio
Contact: Trish Perry
Rally with several speakers, balloon release, candle lighting to honor those lost
Date: June 24, 2017 1:00 pm to 4:00 PM
Location: Gardner Park Gazebo, Newport, Vermont
Contact: Tara Patten
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.
Date: August 31, 2017 12:00pm 3:00pm
Location: 723 W. 111th St
Contact: Lea Kirby
Date: 08/31/17 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Riverside Park, Methuen Massachusetts
Contact: Jacque Ingersoll
An evening to remember those we love that have been lost to the disease of addiction.
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 6-8pm
Location: Howard Park
377 Lawrence Street
Lawrence, Massachusetts 01841
Contact: Cathy Johnson
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.
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
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
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
Web: Visit Website
Candle light Vigil to occur at the same time as the candle light vigil in Washington DC – http://feduprally.org/
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
Web: Visit Website
This is in remembrance of those we have lost to this epidemic and a call for Federal Action – http://feduprally.org/
Date: August 31, 2017 7 pm
Location: First United Methodist Church, 330 W. Market St
Contact: Cynthia Nye
Web: Visit Website
Remembrance of those we lost to overdose and those people still struggling. Brief memorial service.
Date: August 31 ,2017 4:30-7pm
Location: 25 E Canal St, Newark, Ohio 43055
Contact: Patricia Perry
Phone: 740 405 5682
Will have speakers from various agencies and officials
There will be informational tables
There will be a candling and balloon release.
Date: August 27 2017 1pm
Location: 250 S. Avenue D, Canton Illinois 61520
Contact: Sue Tisdale
Web: Visit Website
Speakers, Drug Addiction and Overdose prevention resources, Memorial Walk
Date: August 19, 2017 12 noon- 7pm
Location: Baker Park.
21 N Bentz St, Frederick, MD 21701
Contact: Chasity Fox
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
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
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.
Date: August 31, 2017 6:00 p.m.
Location: 417 S. California St.
Galveston, Indiana 46932
Contact: Mike Boyles
Web: Visit Website
Overdose awareness rally
Free Naloxone training and distribution
Date: 31 August 2017 11am onwards
Location: Washington Dc – National Press Club and March to Whitehouse
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
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
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
Date: Thursday, August 31st – 2017 2pm -??
Location: Doubs Woods Park – 13075 South Potomac – Hagerstown Md. 21740
Contact: Angelia (Angie) von Gersdorff
A day of remembering loved ones we’ve lost to overdose / sharing stories
Educating the public on the topics dealing with addiction
Information on sober living homes
Stories of success from recovery addicts
Glen Burnie, MD
Date: August 31, 2017 6:30pm
Location: Arundel Christian Church
710 Aquahart Road
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Contact: Carol Boyer
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flagler Beach, FL
Date: 08/31/17 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Location: Veterans Memorial Park
105 South 2nd Street
Flagler Beach FL, 32136
Contact: Dorothy Gallant
Candlelight memorial service
Set up- 5:00-6:15
Event check-in: 6:30-7:30
Open Speaker- 8:00-8:15
EMT Speaker- 8:15-8:30
Candle light/closing- 9:15-9:30
Education will include how to respond to an overdose, understanding addiction and treatment options.