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    Perth, Western Australia

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day: Teamwork Saves Lives
    Date: 31/08/2017 All day
    Location: G Block – Watling Walk
    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
    Hospital Avenue, Nedlands
    Perth, WA
    Contact: Christine Duncan
    Phone: +61 8 6457 3333
    Visit Website

    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)

    Berwick, Victoria

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Cermony & BBQ
    Date: 31/08/2017 11.30am
    Location: The Salvation Army Berwick
    Corner Parkhill Drive & Ernst Wanke Road,
    Contact: Craig Farrell
    Phone: (03) 9704 1940
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    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.


    Event: WASUA International Overdose Day BBQ
    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.

    Dandenong, Victoria

    Event: Dandenong Remembers
    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.


    Event: St Patricks overdose awareness day rememberance
    Date: 31/08/17 10am
    Location: St Patricks
    12 Queen Victoria Street,
    WA 6160
    Contact: Sean
    Phone: 08 94752982
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    Morning tea and minutes silence to remember those who have died as a result of overdose.

    Brisbane, Queensland

    Event: Brisbane International Overdose Awareness Day 2017
    Date: 31st August 2017 5.00pm – 7.00pm
    Location: City Hall – King George Square, Brisbane City
    Contact: Jasmin
    Phone: 0402828866
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    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

    Event: Addiction Medicine
    Date: Saturday 23 September 2017 Saturday 23 September
    Location: RACGP WA
    34 Harrogate Street West
    Phone: 08 9489 9555
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    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.

    Learning outcomes
    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.


    Powell River

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
    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.


    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day – Nanaimo
    Date: Sunday, August 30th, 2017 noon
    Location: Nanaimo, British ColumbiaDiana Krall Plaza,
    90 Commercial Street,
    Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G4
    Contact: Jeremy Kalicum
    Phone: 250-802-1755

    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.

    Edmonton, Alberta

    Event: International Overdoses Awareness Day
    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
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    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

    Event: Peace Country Drug Awareness Coalition
    Date: August 24 5 PM
    Location: Muskoseepi Park
    10326 102 Ave
    Grande Prairie Alberta
    Contact: Tyla Savard
    Phone: 780-978-4875

    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.

    Orangeville, ON

    Event: Dufferin's 1st Annual Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 10:30 – 1:00
    Location: Edelbrock Centre
    30 Centre Street,
    Orangeville, ON
    L9W 2X1
    Contact: Kristy Fearon
    Phone: 519-942-4122 x226
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    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


    Event: Overdose Awareness Day – Ottawa
    Date: August 31st, 2017 11:30 to 12:30pm
    Location: Human Right Monument – Elgin Street Ottawa Ontario
    Contact: Hana Dykstra
    Phone: 6133254227
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    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.


    Event: Pride and Honour
    Date: August 31, 2017 12:15pm
    Location: Manitoba Legislative Building
    450 Broadway
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    R3C 0V8
    On the steps of the legislative building
    Contact: Arlene Kolb and Christine Dobbs
    Phone: 204-474-1048
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    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.

    Hamilton, Ontario

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day Event and Memorial
    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
    Visit Website

    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

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil & Rally
    Date: August 31,2017 5 pm until 8 pm
    Location: North Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery.
    Contact: Tabitha Montgomery
    Phone: 604 445 9299
    Visit Website

    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.

    Costa Rica

    Liberia Guanacaste

    Event: Alfredo Catania
    Date: August 30 Starting at 5 pm
    Location: Centro Penal Calle Real Liberia Guanacaste
    Contact: Alfredo Catania
    Phone: (506) 85249236
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    2 Hours workshop with people in jail abolir overdose and secure consumption.


    Reunion Island Saint Paul

    Event: journée internationale de l overdose
    Date: 3108 17

    speech echange sur la problematique des overdose aux opiacés aux médicament .
    Flyers, film, dialogue
    bnous sommes un centre de soins pour toxicomanes



    Event: Music For Social Cause
    Date: 31/08/2017 5pm
    Location: Venue):Syano Gucharan Football Ground
    Address:Syano Gaucharan,Kathmandu,Nepal
    Contact: Bibek Adhikari
    Phone: +977-01-9860690455
    Visit Website

    Respected all,
    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.



    Event: Addaction Dundee International Overdose Awareness Day 2017
    Date: 31st August 2017 TBC
    Location: Addaction Dundee
    The Signpost Centre
    Lothian Crescent
    DD4 HU
    Contact: Bobbie Haggart & Dave Barrie
    Phone: 01382 206888
    Visit Website

    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.


    Barcelona, Catalunya

    Event: Día mundial de prevenció de sobredosi
    Date: 31 agost 2017 TBD
    Location: Plaça Sant Jaume de Barcelona.
    Contact: Grupo Motor Catnpud
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    Gathering in the central square of Barcelona city.
    Further information to be communicated.



    Event: overdose awareness flash mob event
    Date: 29th august 2017 11am
    Location: town square Bond street weymouth Dorset DT4 8LY
    Contact: david newman
    Phone: 07703568455
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    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.


    Event: overdose awareness flash mob event
    Date: wednesday 30th august 11am
    Location: Blandford Forum market Place DT11 7EB
    Contact: david newman
    Phone: 07703568455
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    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.


    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

    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

    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 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

    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 7PM
    Location: Lyman Point Park
    167 Maple St
    White River Jct, Vt 05001
    Contact: Sarah Bragg-Donovan
    Phone: 802-295-2222

    Candle Light Vigil with speaks

    Chillicothe, Ohio

    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

    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.


    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
    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
    Visit Website

    A recovery meeting featuring the real stories of our neighbors and familiar songs in a new light.


    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
    Visit Website

    Resource tables for counseling, treatment, NA, Comfort.
    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
    Visit Website

    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.


    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
    Visit Website

    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.

    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
    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
    Visit Website

    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.


    Event: Scituate Sunrise Overdose Awareness Vigil
    Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 5:30am-6:30am
    Location: Scituate Lighthouse,
    100 Lighthouse Rd,
    Contact: Barbara Quinlan
    Phone: 7813781061

    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

    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.

    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

    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!


    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

    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

    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

    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 or

    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

    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

    Date: August 31, 2017 12 noon
    Contact: Karen Plavan
    Phone: 412-281-8360
    Visit Website



    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
    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
    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
    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
    Visit Website

    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
    Visit Website

    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
    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
    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
    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

    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

    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
    Visit Website

    #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
    Visit Website

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


    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
    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
    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.


    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day – East Tennessee
    Date: August 31, 2017 4 – 9 pm
    Location: Volunteer Landing Park Central
    Contact: Nancy Carter Daniels
    Phone: 865 599-4776
    Visit Website

    Speakers: 5 pm – 7:30 pm
    Candlelight Vigil: 7:30 pm – 9 pm

    Oceanside, CA

    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
    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
    Visit Website

    1st Annual Pitt County International Overdose Awareness Day


    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
    Visit Website

    Tournament Sign Up:

    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 – ( 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
    Visit Website

    Guest speaker, live Christian rock band, free hot dogs chips water bounce house live dramas. All is welcome


    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.


    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
    Visit Website

    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.


    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
    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
    Visit Website

    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
    Visit Website

    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 or Lynne Massi

    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
    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
    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
    Visit Website

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


    Event: Overdose Awareness Day Twitter Chat
    Date: August 31 1:00 PM
    Location: 1300 Broadway
    6th floor
    Contact: Renie Dugwyler
    Phone: 7205086194
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Contact: Heather Schubert
    Phone: 5124170908
    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

    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
    Visit Website

    fun run
    candlelight vigil
    more to come


    Event: 3rd Annual International Overdose Awareness Day Rally
    Date: 08/31/2017 4-7pm
    Location: Canal Market-Newark Ohio
    Contact: Trish Perry
    Phone: 7404055682
    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
    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.


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

    Balloon Launch


    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
    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
    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
    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
    Contact: Emily Walden
    Phone: 502-759-4116
    Web: Visit Website

    Candle light Vigil to occur at the same time as the candle light vigil in Washington DC –

    Louisville, Kentucky

    Event: Fed Up! International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 8/31/2017 11:30 am
    Location: Downtown Louisville, KY – Please visit for details coming soon
    Contact: Emily Walden
    Phone: 502-759-4116
    Web: Visit Website

    This is in remembrance of those we have lost to this epidemic and a call for Federal Action –

    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
    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

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


    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
    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

    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.


    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
    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
    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

    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 2pm -??
    Location: Doubs Woods Park – 13075 South Potomac – Hagerstown Md. 21740
    Contact: Angelia (Angie) von Gersdorff
    Phone: 301-992-7833

    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
    …still planning

    Glen Burnie, MD

    Event: Carol Boyer
    Date: August 31, 2017 6:30pm
    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,

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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
    Phone: 3862832094

    Candlelight memorial service

    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.