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Activities 2018

From North America to Africa to Asia to Europe and Australia – there are International Overdose Awareness Day events and activities around the world.

Make sure to check what events and activities are near you so that you can be involved on 31 August this year.

  • Events in:

  • To register an International Overdose Awareness Day activity, please fill in the form on this page: Register an Activity

    - Online

    Corbin

    Kentucky

    Event: Petition on Change.org
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 10:01 am
    Location: I have started a petition on Change.Org to turn the White House Purple for National Overdose Awareness Day.
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Cassandra Sommers
    Phone:
    Email: foe3643@tombstonezero.net

    I have started a petition on Change.Org to turn the White House Purple for National Overdose Awareness Day.

    Indianapolis

    Indiana

    Event: Light Up The World
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: Online through Facebook.
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Someone’s Child-Helping Hands
    Contact: Heather Gillis Feeney
    Phone: 317-414-6469
    Email: Schh2016C@gmail.com

    Light Up The World is an online event memorializing the loved ones we have lost to SUD Substance Use Disorder. We will be lighting a candle; porch light etc and sharing our loved ones with the world. We will also be going live to read our list of angels.

    - Worldwide

    Greensboro

    MD

    Event: Greensboro Goes Purple!!
    Date: 22/09/2018
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Ober Park Horsey Street Greensboro, MD 21639
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Town of Greensboro
    Contact: amber korell
    Phone: 410-482-6222
    Email: akorell@greensboromd.com

    9-22-2018
    11am-1pm

    GVFC Food Trailer
    Dobson’s Dogs Hotdogs
    Alcohol and Drug Prevention Specialist from Caroline County Health Dept.
    CCDC ands DADS Representatives
    Greensboro Pharmacy will be handing out FREE purple balloons!
    Pick up some Informational handouts and other goodies!!
    Join the conversation! Attend our community conversation about the opioid crisis.

    Naperville

    IL

    Event: Emotional Core Therapy Training
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 11:45 am
    Location: 1717 N. Naper Blvd
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Robert A. Moylan, LCPC
    Phone: 6307881100
    Email: bmoylan111@gmail.com

    Robert A. Moylan will host a call in and walk in session. He will have his seven books and his training videos available. Here are nine, peer reviewed, journal articles on Emotional Core Therapy which is scientifically proven to be the most effective psychology approach available worldwide to treat relationship stress. See my blog at www.robertmoylanlcpc.blogspot.com for free books and videos. My website has free books and video also http://emotionalcoretherapy.com/ Mr. Moylan is a state and nationally certified trainer for CEUs for many professions. See his website above for further information. Here is his one hour training video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty9OE2lqNX8

    Here is a link to my Amazon page where my seven books are listed.

    https://www.amazon.com/Robert-A.-Moylan/e/B00976KPCG/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

    http://medcraveonline.com/IPMRJ/IPMRJ-03-00120.pdf

    https://www.gavinpublishers.com/articles/Perspective/Journal-of-Psychiatry-and-Cognitive-Behaviour-ISSN-2574-7762/The-Emotional-Core-Therapy-Process-is-the-Most-Effective-Psychology-Approach-Available-Worldwide-to-

    http://www.jpsychiatrypsychiatricdisord.com/articles/using-emotional-core-therapy-to-help-psychiatrists-and-their-patients.html

    https://juniperpublishers.com/gjarm/pdf/GJARM.MS.ID.555576.pdf

    http://valleyinternational.net/index.php/ijmsci/article/view/443

    https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/emotional-core-therapy-book-review-1522-4821-16-132.php?aid=32238

    https://www.mhfmjournal.com/open-access/emotional-core-theraan-exciting-new-psychology-approach.pdf

    https://juniperpublishers.com/oajnn/pdf/OAJNN.MS.ID.555660.pdf

    https://www.ecronicon.com/ecne/pdf/ECNE-10-00396.pdfalk in training for those interested in learning about the Emotional Core Therapy behavioral psychology approach. Coffee will be provided. See links.

    Australia

    ACT

    Canberra

    ACT

    Event: ScriptWise IOAD Morning Tea 2018
    Date: 23 August 2018
    Time: 11am
    Location: Parliament House, Canberra ACT
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ScriptWise
    Contact: Lara Beissbarth
    Phone: 0399092807
    Email: events@scriptwise.org.au

    Federal Minister for Health, the Honourable Greg Hunt will be the keynote address at ScriptWise’s International Overdose Awareness Day morning tea, which will be held in Parliament House, Canberra. This event will be attended by families personally affected by the issue of prescription medication overdose (fatalities), key stakeholders and Members of Parliament.

    Townsville

    ACT

    Event: Prevention and Rememberance
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Queens Gardens, Gregory st, North Ward, Townsville
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Patrick
    Phone: 0407 019 762
    Email: max7343@hotmail.com

    Gathering, prevention, rememberance

    NSW

    Sydney

    NSW

    Event: Sydney Overdose Awareness Day Breakfast in the Park
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:30 am
    Location: Centennial Park at The Williw Pond
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Sandra McGivern
    Phone: 0413679790
    Email: Smcg@iinet.net.au

    High profile Speakers and Sydney celebrities and sports stars showing support for overdose awareness . Breakfast and entertainment from 6.30 to 7.30 am information booths on overdose issues and help info

    Sydney

    NSW

    Event: Sydney Overdose Awareness Day Breakfast in the Park
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:30 am
    Location: Centennial Park at The Williw Pond
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Sandra McGivern
    Phone: 0413679790
    Email: Smcg@iinet.net.au

    High profile Speakers and Sydney celebrities and sports stars showing support for overdose awareness . Breakfast and entertainment from 6.30 to 7.30 am information booths on overdose issues and help info

    NT

    Alice Springs

    NT

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day – Alice Springs
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Alice Springs
    Shop 3 Reg Harris Lane
    Todd Mall
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council
    Contact: Jyoti
    Phone: 0889 533172
    Email: info@ntahc.org.au

    International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.
    NTAHC will be hosting events in Darwin, Palmerston and Alice Springs from our NSPs.

    Darwin will host a free BBQ under our shady courtyard, with Palmerston and Alice Spings hosting free lunch platters from the NSPs.
    This year our Memorial Trees will be set up, where you can write the name of someone you have lost and place that person’s name on the tree, to show our respects, to remember them and to pay tribute.

    Event Locations
    Darwin – 46 Wood St, Darwin City
    Palmerston – Cnr Temple Terrace & Roystonea Ave, behind the Health Preceint
    Alice Springs – Shop 3 Reg Harris Lane, Todd Mall

    #NTAHC #NSP #IOAD2018 #EndOverdose #OverdoseAware

    Darwin

    NT

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day SWOP NT closed sex worker only Vigil & SWRG meeting
    Date: 31/07/2018
    Time: 06:09 pm
    Location: The SWOP NT – Sex Worker Outreach Program in the Northern Territory invites past and current sex workers to attend a vigil with our peers Call SWOP NT for venue in Darwin region only.
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SWOP NT Sex Worker Outreach Program
    Contact: Leanne
    Phone: (08) 8944 7777
    Email: leanne.melling@ntahc.org.au

    Closed Vigil – sex workers only – Sex Workers who inject and or use illicit drugs live with intersectional stigma and discrimination.

    We will have peers speaking about drug use in sex work and safety issues including reduction of harm against illicit drug users and sex workers.

    We will reflect, speak of those whom we have lost from overdose and to read poems and stories that bring us together in solidarity.

    We will discuss laws that criminalise sex workers who use drugs and how the how the full decriminalisation of sex work and drug use would commence to address human rights injustices against sex workers who use illicit drugs. We must reduce isolation of sex workers who use illicit drugs and and therefore harms in relation to overdose and work. We will be having the conversation of how laws that criminalise cost lives, we will not forget and we will address the human rights abuses, the killings and the unjust and counterproductive laws that murder.

    We raise issues to also be mindful of reducing stigma and discrimination against sex workers who use drugs within our own community

    SWOP will provide red candles and umbrellas

    Darwin

    NT

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day – Northern Territory
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 46 Wood st, Darwin City, NSP Court Yard
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council
    Contact: Shayne
    Phone: 08 89447777
    Email: info@ntahc.org.au

    International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.
    NTAHC will be hosting events in Darwin, Palmerston and Alice Springs from our NSPs.

    Darwin will host a free BBQ under our shady courtyard, with Palmerston and Alice Spings hosting free lunch platters from the NSPs.

    This year our Memorial Trees will be set up, where you can write the name of someone you have lost and place that person’s name on the tree, to show our respects, to remember them and to pay tribute.

    Event Locations
    Darwin – 46 Wood St, Darwin City
    Palmerston – Cnr Temple Terrace & Roystonea Ave, behind the Health Preceint
    Alice Springs – Shop 3 Reg Harris Lane, Todd Mall

    #NTAHC #NSP #IOAD2018 #EndOverdose #OverdoseAware

    Palmerston

    NT

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day – Palmerston NSP
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Palmerston NSP
    Cnr Temple Terrace & Roystonea Ave, behind the Health Preceint
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NSP Palmerston – Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Countil
    Contact: Shayne
    Phone: 08 8953 3172
    Email: info@ntahc.org.au

    International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.
    NTAHC will be hosting events in Darwin, Palmerston and Alice Springs from our NSPs.

    Darwin will host a free BBQ under our shady courtyard, with Palmerston and Alice Spings hosting free lunch platters from the NSPs.

    This year our Memorial Trees will be set up, where you can write the name of someone you have lost and place that person’s name on the tree, to show our respects, to remember them and to pay tribute.

    Event Locations
    Darwin – 46 Wood St, Darwin City
    Palmerston – Cnr Temple Terrace & Roystonea Ave, behind the Health Preceint
    Alice Springs – Shop 3 Reg Harris Lane, Todd Mall

    #NTAHC #NSP #IOAD2018 #EndOverdose #OverdoseAware

    QLD

    Brisbane

    QLD

    Event: Overdose awareness and Remembrance day
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 09:39 am
    Location: QuIHN collaborating with other Brisbane Bayside organizations to create awareness and a remembrance day to the Bay island communities- Russell Island
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Queensland Injectors Health Network ( QuIHN)
    Contact: Isabel Montes
    Phone: 07 36208111
    Email: imontes@quihn.org

    Art memorial
    Questionnaire/ information/ resource/ -overdose

    Cairns

    QLD

    Event: Overdose Awareness Flame
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: 305 Severin St, Parramatta Park
    Cairns 4870
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Youthlink
    Contact: Nadine Horosak
    Phone: 0740316179
    Email: nadine@youthlink.org.au

    We will have tea/coffee and light snacks.
    Clients will be offered a space in which to light a candle for their loved ones and tell their story, how they remember them and create an opportunity to say goodbye and receive some closure which in OD situations is often missed.
    Weather permitting we will have an outdoor area set up and chairs around for those who would like to stay longer or need to continue talking.

    Cotton Tree – Sunshine Coast

    QLD

    Event: Purple Hearts Memorial On The Beach
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: We are travelling to the Sunshine Coast this year, we will be at Cotton Tree Beach. Look for our flying Purple Heart Banner with our Purple Hearts Garden
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jasmin Raggam
    Phone: 0402828866
    Email: jmraggam@hotmail.com.au

    Purple Hearts Memorial – Every Heart represents a life lost, we have hundreds of personal heartfelt messages from loved ones hand written on our Purple Hearts. Please contact us if you would like to add your loved one.

    TAS

    New Town

    TAS

    Event: Memorial Garden and Lunch
    Date: 30/08/2018
    Time: 12:30 pm
    Location: 63-83 Creek Road Newtown 7008
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Salvation Army Bridge Treatment and Recovery Service
    Contact: Courtney Punshon
    Phone: 62322915
    Email: courtney.punshon@aus.salvationarmy.org.au

    We will be having a lunch for consumers, families and other services providers to acknowledge Overdose Awareness Day followed by a ceremony our newly developed memorial garden

    VIC

    Ballarat

    VIC

    Event: Remembering with a Tree of Life
    Date: 31 July 2018
    Time: 11am
    Location: 305 Dana Street Ballarat Central VIC 3350
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ASCO
    Contact: Sally Edwards
    Phone: 042702330212
    Email: sedwards@acso.org.au

    A stall at the front of our office to distribute literature, promote awareness and sell IOAD Merch. Also a tree of life for people to pin leaves on to remember those who are no longer with us because of overdose.

    Ballarat

    VIC

    Event: International Overdose Awarenss Day Mornig Tea
    Date: 28/08/2018
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 28 Victoria Street,
    Ballarat Central 3350
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ballarat Community Health
    Contact: Pauline Molloy
    Phone: 0429363404
    Email: paulinemo@bchc.org.au

    We plan to have an IOAD morning tea on Tuesday the 28th of August. During this event Ballarat and District Drug Action Partnership (BADDAP) partners will be presented with tribute trees for display at their offices for the rest of the week. The tribute trees will be assembled by Making a Change (MAC) participants. This event aims to raise awareness amongst BADDAP partners and within the Ballarat community in general of the risk of overdose and in doing so reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. The event also provides an opportunity to promote the uptake of Naloxone.

    Berwick

    VIC

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day Memorial & Celbration Service
    Date: 30 August 2018
    Time:
    11am
    Location: The Salvation Army Berwick
    Corner of Ernst Wanke Road & Parkhill Drive
    Berwick, Melbourne, Australia
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Salvation Army Berwick
    Contact: Craig Farrell
    Phone: 03 9704 1940
    Email: craig.farrell@aus.salvationarmy.org

    An opportunity to celebrate and remember loved friends and family members who have suffered from overdose.
    Also an opportunity to gather together to provide mutual support and awareness of overdose in our community.

    Box Hill

    VIC

    Event: Naloxone training
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 43 Carrington Rd Box Hill – Ground floor NSP.
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Carrington health
    Contact: Clint
    Phone: 0414 266 201
    Email: cwestig@carringtonhealth.org.au

    Visit NSP for Naloxone training.

    Collingwood

    VIC

    Event: Innerspace IOAD Event
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Innerspace Primary Healthcare Facility
    4-6 Johnston Street
    Collingwood
    Victoria 3011
    Australia
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: cohealth
    Contact: Greg Denham
    Phone: 0424193857
    Email: greg.denham@cohealth.org.au

    This event will bring together clients of Innerspace to acknowledge the loss of friends and relatives to overdose over the past 12 months. The event will feature several speakers who have lost close friends or relatives to overdose and will also provide an opportunity for people that have used Naloxone to talk about how they used this life-saving drug. A senior member of parliament has ben invited to speak.

    Dandenong

    VIC

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day – Time to Remember. Time to Act.
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Harmony Square – Corner Thomas Street & Walker Street, Dandenong 3175
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Monash Health Drug and Alcohol Service
    Contact: Leanne Van
    Phone: (03)9792-7630
    Email: leanne.van@monashhealth.org

    The Primary Health Clinic/Needle & Syringe Program will be hosting a remembrance and community awareness event to mark International Overdose Awareness Day.
    We will be offering community overdose prevention education throughout the morning and providing free naloxone to all participants.
    There will be a remembrance ‘tree’ for people to post messages on and light refreshments available.
    The event is open to all service users, local service providers and community members.

    Dandenong

    VIC

    Event: Victoria-Wide Naloxone Training
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Harmony Square – Corner Thomas Street & Walker Street, Dandenong 3175
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Monash Health Drug & Alcohol Service
    Contact: Leanne Van
    Phone: 9792-7630
    Email: leanne.van@monashhealth.org

    Community overdose prevention education will be offered throughout the morning. All participants will be provided with kits and access to free naloxone.

    Elwood

    VIC

    Event: International Overdose Awareness week Community Education Campaign
    Date: 01/09/2018
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 146-150 Tennyson St Elwood 3184
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Lairds Pharmacy
    Contact: Elizabeth Foo
    Phone: 395313159
    Email: elizfoo@yahoo.com

    Organise a public health-related community-orientated non-profit educational talk to inform the community of the negative impact of drug overdose on the individual, families and community.
    To educate the public on the prevention of the tragedy and to avoid using drug.
    The talk will be held on Elwood Community Farmer’s Market on 1.9.2018
    The principals of the 2 local schools(Elwood Primary School and Elwood College have been invited to grace the occasion. We are awaiting their response
    Ms Eileen Berry the founder of Parenting Guides on Drug Usage and Mental Health has agreed to give a short talk
    Dr Elizabeth Foo will be presenting relevant statistics during her talk to show the negative impact on the individual, family and society
    This activity is a means of encouraging the community to be involved in making Elwood a safe place. To help the public to understand the dilemma of those on drugs,to accept them as equals and to help them to get back on track
    To organise a round the table discussion among those on Opioid Replacement Therapy with a view to encourage each other. A simple dinner will be provided
    Posters to promote the event will be displayed in the pharmacy 2 weeks before the event Flyers will be distributed in the vicinity of the pharmacy

    Footscray

    VIC

    Event: The Big Little Morning Tea
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 10:45am
    Location: Odyssey House
    First Floor
    202 Nicholson St
    Footscray 3011
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Overdose Prevention Program Odyssey House
    Contact: David French-Wright
    Phone: 0466605768
    Email: dfrench-wright@odyssey.org.au

    Morning tea and chat. On demand naloxone training and demonstrations

    Footscray

    VIC

    Event: Overdose Memorial Event
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 02:30 pm
    Location: Health Works
    4-12 Buckley St
    Footscray
    VIC 3011
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: cohealth
    Contact: Nicole
    Phone: 03 9448 5511
    Email:

    Health Works are hosting an afternoon tea for this years Overdose Awareness Day.
    The event is open to service users, community members and other local service providers.
    Activities in which can choose to participate include:

    • Silver stars for service users to place the name of people they have lost due to an overdose will be placed on tree branches that have
    been sprayed silver. After IOAD the names on the stars will be transferred to a permanent memorial plaque.
    • Prayer paper will also be available for people to write messages of remembrance and then burn.
    • Silver badges will also be available for people to wear from the Monday of the week leading up to the event.
    • A local performer has been retained to perform on the day.

    Naloxone training and overdose education will be provided at the event.

    Frankston

    VIC

    Event: Sharp/Peninsula Health/Stepping Up
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: SHARP needle exchange
    Young Street.
    Frankston
    3199
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Stepping Up /Peninsula Health
    Contact: Julie Santall
    Phone: 0466 471 684
    Email: jsantall@stepping-up.com

    Providing food, education and COPE training at SHARP.
    At Peninsula Health, providing food as an incentive, wristbands, education and COPE and a memorial board for people to add their lost friends.

    What I’d like to be doing is taking this to politicians and asking why we have a society that creates the sadness and desperation and loss of connection in the first place,. Why are we not demanding that the public servants who we PAY to be in positions of power through our tax dollars give good reasons as to why we are we funding war and not funding adequate housing and real education through individual learning not school indoctrination and programming. Why are we creating debt and desperation, why are we fining people for making health choices and why have politicians made it illegal to be homeless or to feed the homeless? Why are people so poor and desperate, why is there so much trauma and sadness. Why is it so difficult to find decent housing, why is it so difficult to access detox, why are there such long waits for rehabs why are there so many young men in the prison system? what drives people to commit crime to support a habit.. why is this being ignored when the research from Rat Park makes it very clear that connection and purpose is important to prevent the desire to “not be ourselves for a short while” (Keith Richards.)
    If these fundamentals were addressed, if we weren’t paying soldiers to guard the opium fields in Afghanistan, if we were exposing the massive drug trade that the politicians and police are very aware of then maybe we wouldn’t need to have Overdose Day. I think this is sad sad sad sad.
    As it is all I can do is over food and offer to keep people safe as they can be.

    Geelong

    VIC

    Event: overdose education and Naloxone training.
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 40 Little Malop Street
    Geelong
    3220
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Craig
    Phone: 0417 521 360
    Email: craig.harvey@barwonhealth.org.au

    On IOAD18, Barwon Health, at 11.00am, will be offering overdose education and training, with the free provision of Naloxone to all participants.

    Geelong

    VIC

    Event: Look Away – you dont want to see this. The new tools of harm reduction.
    Date: 27 August 2018
    Time:
    3pm
    Location: Deakin Lecture Theatre – HERB Building
    Rear of Kitchener House
    Ryrie Street
    Geelong
    3220
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: craig harvey
    Phone: 0450 921 804
    Email: craig.harvey@barwonhealth.org.au

    International Overdose Awareness Day, remembers those lives lost to overdose.

    Australia continues to suffer through a dramatic rise in overdose deaths, with five Australians dying each day from accidental overdose, many of these preventable. We come together each year to remind ourselves of the very real crisis we face, and consider how we can continue to do better, support one another and prevent this daily tragedy.

    This year, Nigel Brunsdon – visiting lecturer from Liverpool’s John Moores University, and harm reduction activist/photographer. Nigel has travelled extensively and documented harm reduction programs. Since running services himself for 20 years, he works mainly online now, and operates a number of internationally renowned websites, supporting the work of Harm Reduction.

    As part of his Australia tour, looking at Drug Consumption Spaces, he is visiting Geelong to discuss harm Reduction, photography, and much more.

    Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to hear from one of the Worlds best….

    Mebourne

    VIC

    Event: A collective response to drug overdose: remembrance, advocacy and action
    Date: 31/07/2018
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: Living Room, 7-9 Hosier Lane, Melbourne
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Youth Projects
    Contact: Tristan
    Phone: 03 9945 2100
    Email: tristand@youthprojects.org.au

    To mark Overdose Awareness Day 2018, Youth Projects will be hosting a free community event on Hosier Lane. In response to Victoria’s escalating overdose burden, the event is underscored by a desire to raise public awareness of drug overdose and to provide a safe, stigma-free space to mourn those lives lost to overdose. The event also seeks to empower community members with the capacity to respond to drug overdose and to encourage the advocacy and political momentum necessary to enact change. Accordingly, we will be setting up a commemorative art installation on the highly trafficked Hosier Lane. The installation will consist of a client designed graffiti mural, lanterns and a flower arrangement and will be backed by musicians. In addition to inviting public attention to the issue of overdose, the space will also act as the platform from which our invited guests (a peer and AOD sector professional) will speak. Our guests will draw on first-hand experience to shed light on overdose and to call on the public to help advocate for change.

    In attempt to enhance community capacity to respond to drug overdose, we will be inviting those present to participate in Youth Projects overdose response (naloxone) training inside the Living Room. All training participants will be supplied with an ‘overdose awareness day’ themed naloxone kit (including the naloxone antidote). Following training, Youth Projects will host a light lunch that enables an informal, accepting and safe space for dialogue around overdose. Overdose resources and service information will be made available throughout the course of the day and a select number of t-shirts (designed to promote naloxone) will be distributed.

    Recognizing that overdose is a community issue that demands a collective response, we encourage attendance by all members of the public as well as staff from other agencies.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Event: Overdose Awareness and Information Afternoon Tea
    Date: 01/09/2018
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: 136 Doncaster Road, North Balwyn VIC 3104
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: North Balwyn Baptist Church
    Contact: Samara Schmidt
    Phone: 0435436168
    Email: samaraschmidt@yahoo.com.au

    Afternoon Tea, information and awareness

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Event: Internation Oversose Awareness Morning Tea
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: Each Ferntree Gully
    1063 Burwood Hwy
    Ferntree Gully
    3156
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Each
    Contact: Julie Nicolaou
    Phone: 8805 2208
    Email: julie.nicolaou@each.com.au

    We plan to host a morning tea to raise awareness of overdose, and the stigma typically attached.
    We will include a small ceremony to honour loved ones and provide a small presentation from a lived experience perspective.
    We also plan to provide paraphernalia re education

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Event: Drug Health Services
    Date: 30/08/2018
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 3-7 Eleanor street, Footscray. Vic 3011
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Western Health- Drug health Services
    Contact: michelle pitcaithly
    Phone: 83456682
    Email: michelle.pitcaithly@wh.org.au

    we are holing a BBQ fundraising event along with information stand on Thursday 30th August 2018 to raise funds for additional Naloxone kits and ORT lockable boxes to provide to our financially disadvantaged clients. This event will be open to Client, families and staff and will be promoted via our communications department newsletter.
    We are in the throws of organising a overdose awareness information stand in the main foyer of Footscray hospital for Friday 31 st August 2018.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Event: PARTi Safe – Drug Awareness Training
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: The Rainbow Room, Ross House Association, 247-251 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC 3000
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Star Health and Thorne Harbour Health
    Contact: Gaia Miller-Foote
    Phone: 0434576199
    Email: gmiller-foote@starhealth.org.au

    The PARTi Project presents: PARTi Safe

    Do you know how to recognise the signs of overdose? What would you do if your friend experienced one?

    As part of Overdose Awareness Day, the PARTi project is offering drug awareness training for people who take drugs when they party – or know someone who does.

    Learn simple harm reduction and safer using information for commonly used party drugs in a judgement-free environment.

    Discover how to recognise and respond to overdose and how to care for someone while waiting for an ambulance.

    The PARTi Project is a collaboration between Star Health and Thorne Harbour Health (formerly VAC). We are a peer-lead harm reduction project aimed at reducing overdose and drug related harm in a party setting. We do not condemn or condone the use of drugs, but we acknowledge that some people take them and therefore aim to empower people to make informed choices and reduce harm though education.

    This is a free event but attendees must register for a free ticket to book a spot. Places are limited.

    Register for your free ticket here:
    https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/parti-safe-drug-awareness-training-tickets-47457909886

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Event: Buddhist Practice Event to Support International Overdose Awareness
    Date: 05/09/2018
    Time: 06:45 pm
    Location: Rigpa Melbourne Buddhist Centre
    1st Floor (lift access available)
    200 Sydney Road
    Brunswick Victoria 3056
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Rigpa Melbourne Tibetan Buddhist Centre
    Contact: Garry Rothman
    Phone: 0407367712
    Email: melbourne@rigpa.org.au

    Wednesday 5 September 6.45-9.15pm

    Guest speaker: Garry Rothman, Senior Financial Counsellor, Odyssey House will introduce the event and speak about Rigpa Melbourne’s motivation for supporting International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Opening practice of Riwo Sangchö There are two main aspects of this powerful Buddhist practice: offerings, and purification (especially of impurity and of obstructions); in this practice the names of those who have died are read out and remembered at a particular point in the ceremony.

    Practice of Tendrel Nyesel Tsok This is a special practice for eliminating flaws in interdependent circumstances. Using the power of skilful means and practical instructions, it is possible to heal all such harm, to prevent it from arising, to guard against it, and to increase positive circumstances. So this practice of Tendrel Nyesel is really just like a wish-fulfilling jewel, an instruction that brings benefit and happiness to beings. The practice of tsok, is primarily a practice of offering. It is not just a practice of offering however; it is also a powerful method of purification. Tsok practice is the ‘inner fire offering.’ Tsok is a very rich practice with many layers of meaning. During the Tsok Practice we will read out the names of those who are suffering. In this special event we will bring to mind all those who are suffering from addiction and mental illness – those we know personally, those in our home town, and those all around the world.

    The Tsok will culminate in a Tsok Feast – The tsok feast is a joyful element of the offering ceremony, in which everyone can partake. All welcome.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Event: IOAD Afternoon BBQ
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 02:30 pm
    Location: Haig Street Southbank
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Launch Housing
    Contact: Nicholas Griffith
    Phone: 0427636057
    Email: nicholas.griffith@launchhousing.org.au

    To commemorate those affected by overdose, Launch Housing Southbank is holding a memorial BBQ for residents + people experiencing homelessness, and homelessness sector workers.
    Within this space we will have guest speakers (with a lived experience) and discuss harm-reduction strategies specific to the homelessness sector and the best ways to keep safe when using.
    To register your interest to attend, or to find out more, please email: nicholas.griffith@launchhousing.org.au

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Event: SHARC Overdose Awareness Day Reflection Event
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 11am
    Location: 140 Grange Road Carnegie 3163
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC), Association of Participating Service Users (APSU) and Family Drug Help (FDH)
    Contact: Emma Rafferty
    Phone: 03 9573 1740
    Email: erafferty@sharc.org.au

    We invite friends, family, staff, volunteers and the wider community who have been impacted by the loss of a loved one due to substance use to a reflection opportunity after which a light lunch will be shared.
    Who Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC)
    When 11am – 1pm on Friday 31st August 2017
    Where Gordon Storey Memorial Hall, 140 Grange Road, Carnegie

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Event: BCH Overdose Awareness Memorial and Community Lunch
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 12:30pm
    Location: 21 Alamein Rd, West Heidelberg
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Banyule Community Health
    Contact: Lara Jackson
    Phone: 9450 2000
    Email: lara.jackson@bchs.org.au

    Enjoy lunch together with the community and join our memorial to remember loved ones sadly lost to overdose.

    Mildura

    VIC

    Event: Community Overdose Remembrance Tree
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: 114 Orange Avenue, Mildura
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: MDAS Mallee District Aboriginal Services
    Contact: martin williams
    Phone: 0428 492313
    Email: mgwilliams@mdas.org.au

    Tree planting ceremony for community with BBQ and will be inviting member of Aboriginal Community to celebrate life, raise awareness and remember those who have been directly, or indirectly, affected by overdose.

    Mildura

    VIC

    Event: Naloxone education Session
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Sunraysia Community Health Services
    137 13th Street
    Mildura
    VIC 3500
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Sunraysia Community Health Service
    Contact: Kevin ONeill
    Phone: 03 5022 5444
    Email: koneill@schs.com.au

    Overdose awareness education and Naloxone training

    Port Melbourne

    VIC

    Event: Worlds’ Largest Overdose Prevention Training
    Date: 29/08/2018
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Port Melbourne Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne 3207, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: 13 Community Organisations from St Kilda and surrounds including First Step, Accesshealth, Windana, Whitelion, SouthCity Clinic, St Kilda Gatehouse, Sacred Heart Mission, Choir of Hard Knocks, City of Port Phillip, The Salvation Army Crisis Service, Launch Housing, Ngwala Willumbong Ltd
    Contact: Delwyn Maxwell
    Phone: 03 9537 3177
    Email: info@firststep.org.au

    FREE EVENT: Community Health Organisations are coming together to commemorate International Overdose Prevention Week. This event aims to educate our community in the signs & symptoms of overdose. To train as many people as possible in the application of the opioid reversal drug Naloxone. To get naloxone into as many relevant hands as possible ie people in contact with those suffering from an opioid dependency. This might include partners, siblings, children, friends, AOD workers & volunteers who use opioids whether prescription or illicit). To come together to remember and honour those we have lost to overdose.

    Richmond

    VIC

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day Community BBQ
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: WHEN: 11:30am to 1:30pm
    WHERE: North Richmond Community Health
    23 Lennox St, Richmond, Vic, 3121
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: North Richmond Community Health
    Contact: Amelia Berg
    Phone: 9418 9830
    Email: ameliab@nrch.com.au

    We are hosting a community BBQ to commemorate those lost to overdose. There will be Naloxone training, a memorial service, Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony. There will also be 2 local live bands, free giveaways and a BBQ lunch.

    Richmond

    VIC

    Event: IOAD Event @ ACspresSO
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 11am
    Location: 1 Hoddle Street
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ACSO
    Contact: Amanda Exley
    Phone: 394137058
    Email: aexley@acso.org.au
    • Memory tree to leave a message of remembrance
    • Wristbands and pins giveaway
    • Minutes silence
    • Guest speakers
    • Information and education
    • Coffee available from ACspreSO

    Stawell

    VIC

    Event: Making a Change – Overdose Awareness
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 12:30 pm
    Location: Horsham Community House
    4 Pearl Street
    Horsham VIC 3400
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Grampians Community Health
    Contact: Sarah Garton
    Phone: 5358 7400
    Email: sarah.g@grampianscommunityhealth.org.au

    The Making a Change Alcohol and Other Drug Day Rehabilitation Program will be hosting 3 guest speakers who will be presenting to our participants covering the areas of:
    Naloxone – What is it and how do I use it?
    Ambulance Victoria – When and how to seek help
    From a loved ones perspective – A guest speaker will be talking to the group about their own experiences of a loved one who died due to a drug overdose.`

    Sunbury

    VIC

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day – Photographic Exhibition and Presentation by Nigel Brunsdon
    Date: 29/08/2018
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Sunbury Community Health, 12-28 Macedon Street, Sunbury
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Sunbury Community Health
    Contact: Matthew Gleeson
    Phone: 397449516
    Email: matthewg@sunburychc.org.au

    In the lead up to International Overdose Awareness Day, Sunbury Community Health is pleased to host a guest presentation and photographic exhibition by U.K. alcohol and other drugs harm reduction advocate, Nigel Brunsdon. Nigel’s photography exhibition documents harm reduction and overdose prevention activities and activists across the world. His engaging presentation at the exhibition opening will explore the importance of documenting communities and community movements.

    Nigel is currently director of his own training and consultancy firm Injecting Advice Ltd and a web designer specialising in harm reduction focused content. He also works as Community Manager for HIT a Liverpool based training organisation. He is Co-deputy Chair of the National Needle Exchange Forum in the UK and is a guest lecturer at Liverpool’s John Moore’s University as well as being involved in a number of other harm reduction focused groups. He has provided photography work for a number of organisations and publications including Harm Reduction International, Harm Reduction Coalition, Chicago Recovery Alliance and many more.

    Swan Hill

    VIC

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: 70 Nyah Road
    Swan Hill
    3585
    VIC
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: MDAS
    Contact: Zah
    Phone: 0467658612
    Email: zthebe@mdas.org.au

    Smoking Ceremony
    Presentation
    Lunch & yarn

    Traralgon

    VIC

    Event: Morning tea & candle lighting ceremony
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 3/35 Grey Street Traralgon
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Australian Community Support Organisation
    Contact: Charlotte Anderson
    Phone: 51722900
    Email: fds@acso.org.au

    Morning tea and candle lighting ceremony

    Werribee

    VIC

    Event: Afternoon Tea
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: 2 Market Street, Werribee
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Odyssey House Victoria
    Contact: Mishma Kumar
    Phone: 0435656550
    Email: MKumar@odyssey.org.au

    Afternoon tea, information sharing and activities

    WA

    Brunswick

    WA

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    12:30pm
    Location: 13 McAndrew Street
    BRUNSWICK 6224
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Palmerston
    Contact: Trudy Tuckey
    Phone: 97261053
    Email: ttuckey@palmerston.org.au

    Overdose Awareness Information and a rememberance activity for those who have been personally affected by overdose.WA

    Fremantle

    WA

    Event: WAAC IOAD Morning Tea
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 11am
    Location: WA AIDS Council Needle and Syringe Exchange Program – Fremantle Hospital, A Block, 65 South Terrace, Fremantle.
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: WA AIDS Council
    Contact: Rebecca Craft
    Phone: 0422904891
    Email: rcraft@waaids.com

    We will be holding a morning tea for our regular clients of the NSEP service. We will have a tree where clients can leave messages for their loved ones, as well as be providing information of naloxone.

    Fremantle

    WA

    Event: St Patricks overdose awareness day rememberance
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    10am
    Location: St Patricks Community Support Centre,
    12 Queen Victoria St
    Fremantle
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: sean Gallacher
    Phone: 0434 314 112
    Email: Sgallacher@stpats.com.au

    Morning tea with memorial book for writing messages

    Perth

    WA

    Event: Remembrance Morning Tea
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Royal Park Hall, 180 Charles Street, North Perth WA
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Peer Based Harm Reduction WA
    Contact: Ruth Wernham
    Phone: 08 9325 8387
    Email: healthpromotion@harmreductionwa.org

    A Remembrance Morning Tea will be hosted for International Overdose Awareness Day. Service Providers and members of the public can attend the morning tea to highlight the importance of preventing overdoses, as well as providing an opportunity to remember those we have lost.

    Canada

    Calgary

    AB

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day- Calgary
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: City Hall Calgary
    800 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB, CANADA
    T2P 2M5
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Change the Face of Addiction (registered non-profit)
    Contact: Jessica Holtsbaum
    Phone:
    Email:

    Please join us at City Hall to remember those we have lost, and to listen to those who understand substance use and the action we need to take to end the opioid crisis.

    We are stronger together and together we can save lives.

    #supportdontpunish
    #lifewontwait
    #seeme

    Calgary

    AB

    Event: Shatter The Stigma – A comedy Fundraiser
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Plaza Theatre
    1133 Kensington Rd NW
    Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P4
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Alberta Addicts Who Educate and Advocate Respnsibly (AAWEAR)
    Contact: Tammy McCorkell
    Phone: 403.614.7623
    Email: executivedirector@aawear.org

    Please join us 08.31.18 for Shatter the Stigma YYC – A Comedy event that will feature participants with lived experience (PWLE) in mental health and substance/opioid use and those who support them!

    Graducate from throughout Alberta have completed a comedy writing workshop called “Healing Through Humour” and will perform stand-up comedy along with a mix of up and coming and professional headliners including Damien MacLaren, Tammy Mac, Dale Ward, Stu Hughs and Kelly Taylor.

    The intent of the evening is to reduce stigma for PWLE, increase access to harm reduction and provide some much-needed comedic relief to those involved in fighting the Opioid crisis.

    Harm Reduction Training/Education to be offered.

    Early Bird General Admission tickets are only $35 & Early Bird VIP tickets are $70.
    A great way to treat your staff to a night out! Group discounts available.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/2047088382208199/
    https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/shatter-the-stigma-yyc-comedy-event-proceeds-to-aawears-peer-outreach-teams-tickets-41876714380

    Proceeds will go to AAWEAR’s Provincial Peer Outreach Harm Reduction Teams.

    We are also eagerly seeking: Corporate Sponsorship, Raffle/Silent Auction Items and
    Swag bag (up to 150 general admission + 100 VIP guests).

    We are a registered Society/non-profit in the Province of Alberta. As we are not yet a charity, we are unable to offer tax receipts but we can acknowledge any donations on printed materials, websites and on social media platforms.

    Cambridge

    ON

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day – Cambridge Ontario
    Date: 20 August 2018
    Time: 4pm
    Location: Dickson Park
    30 Park Hill Road West
    Cambridge, ON N1S
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Waterloo Region Integrated Drugs Strategy
    Contact: Lindsay Sprague
    Phone:
    Email: lsprague@kdchc.org

    In Cambridge, Ontario, we will be celebrating on August 20th from 4 pm to 6 pm. This event aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

    Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable. Always remember to call 911, as an overdose is a medical emergency.

    Highlights of the Event:

    Meet members of the local Bereaved Families of Ontario support group called Living with Loss: Adults grieving the loss of a loved one due to substance overdose/misuse

    Decorate a stone and add it to the river rock journey wall to remember someone special

    Receive Naloxone training and get a free kit

    Talk to staff from different local organizations who will be on hand to provide support and information for individuals seeking help, including family members and concerned friends

    Pizza and water provided free of charge!

    Courtenay

    British Columbia

    Event: Overdose Prevention Informational Booth
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 04:09 pm
    Location: 5th Street, Courtenay. Night market.
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AIDS Vancouver Island
    Contact: AIDS Vancouver Island
    Phone: 2503387400
    Email:

    AVI is hosting an educational booth at the local evening market, from 4-9, that will provide Naloxone training as well as Naloxone kits. We will have information about harm reduction, safer using practices, and what to do in the event of an overdose. We also have a petition available for people to sign that is aiming for the decriminalization of all drugs.

    Courtenay

    British Columbia

    Event: Overdose Prevention Educational Booths
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 12:02 pm
    Location: Spirit Square, Campbell River. 1125 Shoppers Row, v9w 2c7.
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AIDS Vancouver Island
    Contact: AIDS Vancouver Island
    Phone: 2503387400
    Email:

    AIDS Vancouver Island is getting together with a few other local service providers to educate the public and those who use substances, or are affected by substance use, about safer using practices, local resources and overdose prevention. There will also be Naloxone training and a petition aiming for the decriminalization of all drugs. This event is in the Campbell River Spirit Square from 12-2pm, Friday, August 31.

    Edmonton

    AB

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day – Candle light ceremony
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    7pm
    Location: Edmonton
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Angela
    Phone:
    Email: grasp.edmonton@gmail.com

    Please visit our Facebook event page for more information.

    Guelph

    ON

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day 2018
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    12noon
    Location: TBA
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ARCH HIV/AIDS RESOURCES & COMMUNITY HEALTH
    Contact: Karen Lomax
    Phone: 519-994-5419 or 519-763-2255 x151
    Email: street@archguelph.ca

    A time to remember the ones we have lost….A time to be thankful for the folks we still have…

    Hamilton

    Ontario

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day Event and Memorial
    Date: 30/08/2018
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Gage Park Bandshell
    1000 Main St E, Hamilton, ON L8M 1N2
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Hamilton’s Harm Reduction Program
    Contact: Margot Corbin
    Phone: 905-973-3748
    Email: margot.corbin@hamilton.ca

    The free community event is to:
    -Pay tribute to those who have been affected by overdose
    -Raise awareness of resources in the community
    -Reduce the stigma of drug-related death
    -Help prevent death from overdose

    Free food, drink and overdose response training (including free Naloxone kits)

    Kitchener

    ON

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day – K-W
    Date: 27 August 2018
    Time: 4pm
    Location: Victoria Park
    Kitchener, ON
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Waterloo Region Integrated Drugs Strategy
    Contact: Lindsay Sprague
    Phone:
    Email: lsprague@kdchc.org

    In Kitchener, Ontario, we will be celebrating on August 27th from 4 pm to 6 pm. This event aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

    Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable. Always remember to call 911, as an overdose is a medical emergency.

    Highlights of the Event:

    Meet members of the local Bereaved Families of Ontario support group called Living with Loss: Adults grieving the loss of a loved one due to substance overdose/misuse

    Decorate a stone and add it to the river rock journey wall to remember someone special

    Receive Naloxone training and get a free kit

    Talk to staff from different local organizations who will be on hand to provide support and information for individuals seeking help, including family members and concerned friends

    Pizza and water provided free of charge!

    Leduc

    AB

    Event: Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: Friday, August 24th 7pm-10pm
    Location: Alexandra Park
    #1 Alexandra Park
    Leduc, AB
    Contact: Jessica
    Phone: 780-293-0789

    Time to Remember, Time To Act

    We will be marking International Overdose Awareness on Friday, August 24th and invite you to join us.

    Overdose Awareness Day has been a key remembrance event for those who have died from fatal drug overdoses since 2001. Thousands of people worldwide will stand alongside the friends and families of fatal overdose victims to reflect on those who have been lost. We will be remembering those lost on August 24th, promoting overdose awareness to our community. The event is organised on the understanding that no-one need feel shame or disgrace over a drug overdose.

    Overdose Awareness Day offers all who have been affected by overdose a chance to publicly mourn and help the wider community understand mental illness, prescription overdose, unintentional overdose and how fatal overdose profoundly affects mainstream society.

    The day also serves as a warning that not only illicit drugs can be dangerous and no-one is immune to overdose.

    With the number of fatalities from prescription drugs growing it is also a chance to see that medicines are not always our friends. Painkillers and other pharmacy drugs play an important medical role but their careless use can have tragic long-term consequences.

    Participation in International Overdose Awareness Day is free. We will be honoring those we lost and share information on the overdose epidemic in our community. Anyone wishing to be involved may do so.

    Medicine Hat

    Alberta

    Event: Medicine Hat Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 6pm
    Location: Medicine Hat Veteran’s Park
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Medicine Hat Drug Coalition
    Contact: Christa Schmidt
    Phone: 4039527728
    Email: mhdrugcoalition@gmail.com

    – Live music
    – candle light vigil for those who have been affected by overdose
    – harm reduction information
    – Naloxone kits
    – guest speakers
    – open Mic for those wanting to speak

    Nanaimo

    bC

    Event: International Overdose Awareness
    Date: Aug. 31 2018 1:30 till 3:00 PM
    Location: 100 Comox Road Maffro Stutton Park
    B.C.Canada
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Wisteria Community Association
    Contact: Tanya Hiltz
    Phone: 2507551014
    Email: ladyblackrose@telus.net
    Visit Website

    We have over 20 Speakers for our International Overdose Awareness Day

    North Bay

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: North Bay City Hall
    Leger Square City Hall Park
    200 McIntyre St E
    North Bay Ontario P1A 4G8
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Community Drug Strategy North Bay and Area
    Contact: Brooke Bertrand
    Phone: 705-472-6515 ext 260
    Email: bbertrand@cccnip.com

    Join us for the 2nd Annual International Overdose Awareness Day at North Bay City Hall on August 31 1:00 to 3:30pm.
    Unveiling a garden of remembrance, Naloxone training, story sharing, swag, and snacks
    .
    Sponsored by Community Counselling Centre of Nipissing, AIDS Committee of North Bay and Area and North Bay and Parry Sound District Health Unit as a community initiative by the Harm Reduction Pillar of the Community Drug Strategy

    Orangeville

    Ontario

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 30 August 2018
    Time: 11:30am
    Location: Edelbrock Centre – 30 Centre Street, Orangeville, ON
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Family Transition Place
    Contact: Lynette Pole-Langdon
    Phone: 519-942-4122
    Email: lynette@familytransitionplace.ca

    We invite you to join us and support Overdose Awareness Day on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the Edelbrock Centre, Orangeville.

    The event aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

    We encourage ALL community member to attend to learn about things you can do to recognize signs of addiction and to help spread the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable. Wear Silver to show your support.

    Powell River

    British Columbia

    Event: IOAD
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 6:30pm
    Location: Willingdon Beach (Upper Lot)
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Darlana Treloar
    Phone: 604 483 9059
    Email: darlana.treloar@gmail.com

    We will be having a peaceful March at 6:00pm from our City Hall to our Beach location where Naloxone training will already be started..training will start also at 6:00pm for anyone not wanting to join in the March..Speakers and Memorial starting at 6:30pm

    Quesnel

    British Columbia

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Community Gathering
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Corner of Carson Ave and Front Street – walking bridge entrance
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Coalition of Substance Users of the North
    Contact: Melanie MacDonald
    Phone: 250-991-0222
    Email: executivedirector@seasonshouse.ca

    Educational event and memorial for people we have lost in Quesnel to overdose

    – Information on overdose prevention and community resources
    -Naloxone training and distribution
    – Speakers

    Red Deer

    AB

    Event: Leah’s Light a 5km Walk/Run for Overdose Awareness
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    10am
    Location: Kiwanis Picnic Park
    #4500 Fountain Drive10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Ashley Balan
    Phone: 4033737378
    Email: ashley34@telus.net

    August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day.
    As you know overdose is an issue near and dear to my heart. Please come out and help raise awareness as well as raise some money for the Turning Point Society of Central Alberta in Red Deer.

    May 9th the event will be open for registration and the registration link will be posted on the Facebook event page. You must register to participate.

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leahs-light-5km-walkrun-for-overdose-awareness-registration-44810007940

    Salmon Arm

    BC

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 12:30 pm
    Location: Ross Street Plaza (corner of Hudson Avenue and Ross Street)
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Interior Health
    Contact: Kaley York-Pearce
    Phone: 250-833-4101
    Email: kaley.york@interiorhealth.ca

    This event will shed light on how overdose affects every single one of us and how each community member can make a difference in the effort to prevent overdose. Naloxone Kits will be available, and Public Health Nurses along with a Mental Health-Substance Use Clinician will be available to provide harm reduction information, resources, and training on the use of Naloxone.

    Sault Ste Marie

    ON

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day SSM
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Neighborhood Resource Center 138 Gore St, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: HARP Program
    Contact: Jessica Whitley
    Phone: 705-542-4526
    Email: whitley_j@ghc.on.ca

    In order to honor those affected by overdose, as well as to raise awareness, the HepCare and HARP programs will be providing a FREE barbecue at the Neighborhood Resource Center. There will also be a couple of surprise activities that will be announced closer to the date.

    Overdose can affect anyone, and it has affected many people in our own community. We want to open the door for discussion about what an overdose looks like and what to do if you or a loved one is experiencing one.

    St Catharines

    ON

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Memorial
    Date: 27 August 2018
    Time:
    6pm
    Location: 50 Market Square, St Catharines, ON
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Positive Living Niagara
    Contact: Claire Laurie
    Phone:
    Email: claurie@positivelivingniagara.com

    This event aims to gather members of the community to memorialize those they have lost to overdoses. It will also provide education on depressant and stimulant overdoses, the available social services in the region, as well as Naloxone training for eligible attendees.

    This is a free, all ages event. There will be a few guest speakers. Snacks and refreshments provided. This space is wheelchair accessible, and gendered washrooms in City Hall will be open for attendees.

    Sudbury

    ON

    Event: Overdose Awareness Community Event Sudbury
    Date: 27 August 2018
    Time:
    11am
    Location: Memorial Park – (Minto St/Brady St)
    Sudbury, ON
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Reseau ACCESS Network
    Contact: Amber Fritz
    Phone: 705.688.0500 ext 220
    Email: amberf@reseauaccessnetwork.com

    Community BBQ on Monday August 27th to celebrate the lives of those we’ve lost to overdose and create awareness to eliminate stigma and spread the message that overdose is preventable! The event will include guest speakers, information tables and naloxone training on site.

    Sydney

    Nova Scotia

    Event: Cape Breton Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 12noon
    Location: Wentworth Park
    744 George St, Sydney, NS B1P 4Z4
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Ally Centre of Cape Breton
    Contact: Christine Porter
    Phone: 9025671766
    Email: christine.porter@bellaliant.com

    The AIDS Coalition of Cape Breton is looking to draw attention to the excessive amounts of deaths due to overdose here in Cape Breton.

    Thunder Bay

    Ontario

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 10:30 am
    Location: City Hall – McGilvary Square
    500 Donald St. E.
    Thunder Bay, ON
    P7E 5V3
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Thunder Bay Drug Strategy
    Contact: Cynthia Olsen
    Phone: (807)625-2942
    Email: colsen@thunderbay.ca

    Join us at City Hall from 10:30am-12:30pm for International Overdose Awareness Day.
    Event will include an acknowledgment of the scope of overdose in Canada, Ontario, and in Thunder Bay. There will be a station to commemorate individuals who have been impacted by overdose in our community – hearts and doves with messages to loved ones will be tied to the Overdose Awareness Tree after the event is over. There will be overdose prevention education, free naloxone kits, and some community resource booths.

    Toronto

    Ontario

    Event: Flags of Hope Toronto
    Date: 30 August 2018
    Time: 10am
    Location: Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Square, Toronto ON, M5G 1B1 (Located on the west side of the Eaton Centre.)
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Moms Stop The Harm
    Contact: Irene Paterson
    Phone:
    Email: flagsofhopetoronto@gmail.com

    Please join us in making memory flags in honour of our loved ones.

    We aim to create 303 flags in honour of the 303 lives lost to overdose in Toronto in 2017.
    On International Overdose Awareness Day (August 31st), we will display these flags in Nathan Phillips Square in a ceremony of remembrance.

    By creating these flags across Canada, we are sending Love and Light to those who have passed due to substance use disorders, and to those who are still struggling. We want to raise awareness of how many of our loved one the overdose crisis is taking, and to strengthen the hope that there will be an end.

    This project draws from the Tibetan tradition of making prayer flags, which are used to create harmony with all of the elements, as well as harmony within our physical selves and our environment.

    All supplies provided, no cost

    Thursday, August 30th, 10am to 1pm

    Those who cannot attend in person should email their loved one’s name to flagsofhopetoronto@gmail.com so that we can create a flag in their honour on your behalf.

    Vancouver BC

    BC

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    7pm
    Location: Vancouver Art Gallery,South Plaza
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Tabitha
    Phone:
    Email: tvmontgomery2014@gmail.com
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/245637189326847/

    This will be a peaceful evening Vigil and Rally to remember those lost to overdose and share progressive overdose education with the public.The Opioid Crisis across N.America has to stop! Let’s keep educated how we can prevent overdose, warning signs of drug misuse,addiction,intervention, safe treatments,long term rehabilitation,recovery and long term recovery.This is a health issue,NOT moral!

    Rallying together can encourage people to feel less isolated when facing personal challenges – and or loss. Stigma cannot hold back progress when we come together and show there is no shame in a human beings struggles with issues related to Substance Use Disorders,Recreational and or Mental Health issues.

    Vernon

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Event will be held at Canadian Mental Health Association 3100 28th Avenue, Vernon, BC
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Interior Health
    Contact: Holly Vanjoff
    Phone:
    Email: Holly.Vanjoff@interiorhealth.ca

    Event will include a time to remember individuals and share stories, as well as overdose prevention education and naloxone training

    Whitehorse

    YT

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day Whitehorse
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    10am
    Location: 1171-1st Avenue, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 0G9
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Blood Ties Four Directions Centre
    Contact: Bronte Renwick-Shields
    Phone: 867-332-8267
    Email: education@bloodties.ca

    Public launch of a book that showcases stories and ideas from people who use drugs about how we can better prevent overdose and support people who use drugs aimed at health and social service providers. Presentation of the book and discussion around how we can better support people who use drugs in our community and fight stigma around drug use.

    Windsor

    ON

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day: A Time To Remember, A Time To Act
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 10:30am
    Location: 664 Victoria Avenue
    Windsor, ON N9A 42N
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Downtown Mission
    Contact: Danielle Baron
    Phone: 5199735573 ex 142
    Email: outreach@downtownmission.com

    International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death.

    Join the Downtown Mission for our memorial BBQ on Friday, August 31st from 10:30am-2:00pm to acknowledge this special day. The BBQ will be held at 664 Victoria Avenue in Windsor, ON. Chat with our staff, have a bite to eat and help remember those who have lost their lives, and support those still living with an addiction.

    We encourage ALL community members to attend this free event.

    Overview of event:
    10:30am-2:00pm: Information and Resource Tables
    10:30am-2:00pm: Free Naloxone Training
    11:30am-1:00pm: Lunch service
    1:00-2:00pm: Memorial

    Winnipeg

    Manitoba

    Event: JL Overdose Awareness Walk
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: 419-2610 Portage Ave
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Chadd Cawson
    Phone: 2046121272
    Email: chaddcawson@gmail.com

    As I just learned very recently that August 31 is International Drug Overdose Awareness Day, I don’t currently have the resource to do a walk on a grander scale like in one of our public parks that require permits and rental fees. While this will be my intention for next year, this year it will be more intimate.

    The walk will begin at 8;00 p.m. the bottom of the Provencher Bridge behind the Human Rights Museum. I will have 72 purple glow sticks to distribute, the walk will continue over the bridge, down Tache Avenue, to Goulet and over the Queen’s Way Bridge and back to The Forks. Before participant return back to their vehicles, there will be an opportunity to grab an ice cream and share personal stories.

    Winnipeg

    Manitoba

    Event: JL Drug Overdose Awareness Walk
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: The Walk will begin behind The Human Rights Museum at the bottom of the Provencher Bridge.
    Behind 85 Israel Asper Way.
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Chadd Cawson
    Phone: (204) 612!-1272
    Email: chaddcawson@gmail.com

    The walk will begin at the bottom of the Provencher Bridge behind 85 Israel Asper Way. Participants will walk over the Bridge and turn tight down Tache and walk past the hospital to Goulet St. Participants will turn right and walk over the Queen Elizabeth Way Bridge and walk up the river walk back to The Forks.

    Start time 8:00
    First 70 participants will receive a purple glow stick.
    All are encouraged to wear Purple.

    Cyprus

    Nicosia

    Cyprus

    Event: Campaign
    Date: 27/08/2018
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 130 Limassol Avenue, Cyfield Tower, City Home 81
    4th Floor, 2015 Strovolos, Nicosia, Cyprus
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cyprus National Addictions Authority
    Contact: Eva Symeonidou
    Phone: + 357 22442968
    Email: eva.symeonidou@naac.org.cy

    Announcement/Press Release concenring the Awareness Day on the week 27 – 31 August
    Promotion of posters to our collaborators and the therapeutic centres in our country.

    France

    Saint Gilles les Bains

    Réunion

    Event: journée internationale de l overdose CSAPA KAZOTE
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 7pm
    Location: Résidence Roquefeuil 11 Bat A
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CSAPA KAZOTE
    Contact: jake
    Phone: 692958148
    Email: navon.jacques@orange.fr

     

    Ghana

    ACCRA

    GHANA

    Event: Ghana International 2018 Overdose Day Celebration: Where are We
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    10:15pm
    Location: H/NO. D490/3 EDMAC HOUE -AAYALOLO ARENA -ACCRA
    SAME
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: COMMUNITY AND FAMILY AID FOUNDATION-GHANA
    Contact: JOSEPH SENYO KWASHIE
    Phone: +233274313220
    Email: bossbig24@gmail.com

    EVENT LOCATION: AMASAM –GA WEST MUNICIPAILITY -ACCRA-GHANA
    EVENT TOPICS: GHANA NATIONAL 2018 OVERDOSE DAY CELEBRATION: WHERE ARE WE
    EXPECTED ATTENDANCE: 301 to 500 PARTICIPANTS
    EVENT: A community durbar will be held, on the31 of august, 2018 .Dialogue with key stakeholders , citizens, and the health sector, to address primary health cares and financing with over 500 participants.
    TARGET: traditional authorities, service providers, decision makers, speakers, facilitators, and guest. Ministry of health and Ghana health service, the Member of Parliament, civil society etc.
    GOAL: to increase UHC awareness by Advocating for stakeholders support and influencing for improved primary health care and financing to addressing gaps in Ghana
    OBJECTIVES: conduct a Ghana National International Overdose Day 2018 Celebration Community Durbar Advocating on primary health care and financing day 2018 in the AMASAMAN, community’s communities of greater Accra Region within the campaign period
    METHODOLOGY: The event will be hosted on the31th of AUGUST, 2018 featuring policymakers, influencers, diverse expert, activist, artists, and champion. The program will be moderated based on a set of primary health care and financing questions that will be raised for decision makers to provide answers. Invited citizens and actors will have the chance to ask questions that demand responses and attention to these decision makers. Key decisions, promises and follow up communiqué will be issued
    INNOVATION: set up social media -live streaming, media discussions, radio airing, press release, blogging, whatup, face book, twitter, integral, radio discussion, videos, signature collection etc
    SUSTAINABILITY: streamlined into the current on-going UHC activities of target areas. Lessons learnt will be reviewed into the project activities.

    INTENDED OUTCOMES: ORGANIZERS AND PARTNERS
    CAFAF-GHANA -administrator
    Ghana coalition oF NGOS in Health – field coordinator
    APPLE-GHANA -Advocacy Materials Development
    Ghana Market Women Association
    Peoples Health Movement Ghana platform
    Ghana Health Workers Association the Ghana Medical Association

    OUTCOME:-
    •Improved Knowledge on OVERDOSE
    •Increased demand for and the channeling of more resources to fast track education on overdose awareness
    •Increase financial support and resources to addressing existing gaps in the health sector Increased follow up on decision makers and key agreement reached as part of their commitment to achieving quality and improve national stand on overdose.

    Our Budget

    Item Overflow Total
    Communication 250.00
    Mobilization 500.00
    Resource Person 250.00
    Refreshment 500.00
    Coverage And Media Awareness Creation 200.00
    Administration 100.00
    Event Packages 300.00
    DSA 500.00
    GRAND TOTAL 2500.00

    India

    Amritsar

    Punjab

    Event: Support and don’t punish
    Date: 06/08/2018
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Rural health and training centre, Department of Community medicine, Sri Guru Ram Das University of Health Sciences Amritsar
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Sri Guru Ram Das University of Health Sciences
    Contact: Dr Harjot singh
    Phone: 91-9914420756
    Email: drharjotbirgi@gmail.com

    Creating awareness among rural people of Amritsar punjab where drug problem is increasing at an alarming rate. Being Preventive Medicine Specialist I would like to apply all three levels of prevention i.e. Primary (health promotion and specific protection), secondary (early diagnosis and treatment) and tertiary (disability limitation and rehabilitation) among rural people of punjab. We can train health workers of our centre about harm reduction statergy.

    Amritsar

    PunjaB

    Event: Awareness about Drug overdose on International drug Overdose awareness day
    Date: 09/08/2018
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Sri Guru Ram Das Institute Of Medical Sciences & ResearchMehta Road, PO Vallah, Sri Amritsar-143 501 (Pb.) – India
    Tel: 0183-2870200, 3299311
    Fax: 0183-2870205, 2870344, 2870203
    Email: sgrdimsar.asr@gmail.com
    Organisation: Sri Guru Ram Das University of Health Sciences
    Contact: Dr Rahat kumar
    Phone: 91-9876125136
    Email: r.general173@yahoo.com

    Creating awareness among subjects about Drug overdose, it’s consequences and it’s impact on community and family members.

    Imphal

    Manipur

    Event: Observation of International Overdose Day
    Date: 31-08-2018 10:00 am
    Location: Manipur Press Club
    Majorkhul, Imphal West District – 795001, Manipur
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Social Awareness Service Organisation
    Contact: Mr. RK. Tiken
    Phone: +91 9436022206
    Email: sasofhi360@gmail.com

    The program will be on remembrance of dear and near one who lost their lives on overdose. As a part of FHI360 support, we enhance the capacity of Targeted Intervention NGOs on Overdose Management through training and enable them to adopt quick response and management. On the occasion, we will show the gratitude to those NGO’s staffs and volunteers who dedicated their valuable times in responding the OD cases and saves lives.

    Ireland

    Cork

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day – Naloxone Training
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Cork Simon Community
    Day Centre
    Anderson's Quay
    Cork
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cork Simon Community
    Contact: Andrew Rooney
    Phone: +353867793208
    Email: andrew.rooney@mqi.ie

    A coalition homeless and drugs charities, consisting of Merchants Quay Ireland, the Union for Improved Services, Communication and Education (UISCE), Dublin Simon Community, Cork Simon Community, Galway Simon Community, Novas Initiatives, Pavee Point and the National Family Support are running naloxone training at four locations across Ireland.

    Clients can be trained and prescribed Naloxone at any of the four locations in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway on the day.

    It is also encouraged for people who are likely to see an opioid overdose, such as family, friends, etc., to be trained in Naloxone administration also.

    The Cork event will take place at Cork Simon Community, Day Centre, Anderson’s Quay, Cork, at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

    Limerick

    Event: Novas Naloxone Drive
    Date: Wednesday 30th August 2017 9am-1pm
    Location: McGarry House
    Contact: Jenny Hannon
    Phone: 083 4791264
    Email: jenny.hannon@novas.ie

    Novas staff will provide Naloxone training and prescribing to residents of McGarry House

    Italy

    Firenze

    Firenze

    Event: Never again without Naloxone!
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 08:12 pm
    Location: Web and social media national events
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Forum Droghe
    Contact: Susanna Ronconi, Leonardo Fiorentini
    Phone: +393394155985
    Email: segreteria@forumdroghe.it

    – banner& communication on Overdose Day and Take Home Naloxone on social media, Forum Droghe web site and newsletter
    – a live FaceBook meeting including PWUDs, professionals, researchers and HR activists to promote and support Take Home Naloxone all over Italy
    – an article on Overdose Day and Take Home Naloxone on the weekly heading “Fuoriluogo”, published by the national daily newspaper Il Manifesto

    Nepal

    Kathmandu

    State 3

    Event: Music For Social Cause
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    4pm
    Location: Hand Ball Ground
    Akashe Dhara ,Woda no 10
    KAthmandu,Nepal
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Novo Harm Reduction Community Nepal
    Contact: Bibek Adhikari
    Phone: +977-9865452792
    Email: sambavchha@gmail.com

    Respected all,
    This is our second time we are organizing International Overdose Day.This year we will be organizing free concert and awareness at Akashadhera,woda no 10 Kathmandu,Nepal.We would like to request all to support us to make this event great success.We request all of organizers and kind hearten people to donate us even 10 Dollars to support Free Drug Treatment for those who cannot afford treatment and are compelled to live at dark side of life.Together we can.

    New Zealand

    Nelson

    Tasman

    Event: International Overdose awareness day
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 10:30am
    Location: 63A Collingwood Street, Nelson. This is our registered address but we are actually in Malthouse lane which is off Collingwood street. We are beside the med-lab
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NICHE (Nelson Injecting Community Health enterprise)
    Contact: Chris or Donna
    Phone: 03-5468170
    Email: nichenelson@xtra.co.nz

    Join the staff at NICHE for a warm cup of hot soup and remember those who you know who were taken from us by an overdose. We also want to hear from those of you who have survived an overdose. We will be discussing how harm reduction can make all PWID safer and how important the new Zealand needle exchange program has been for the last 30 years in the prevention of overdose. There will be discussions about where we are at with Narcan / Naloxone and and also celebrating 30 years of needle exchange in New Zealand.
    Harm Reduction saves lives !

    Wellington

    New Zealand

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    4pm
    Location: DHDP, 233A Willis St, Wellington.Southern Cross Hotel, 39 Abel Smith St, Wellington.
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drugs, Health and Development Project Trust (DHDP)
    Contact: Carl Greenwood
    Phone: +6443828404
    Email: info@drugsproject.co.nz

    This day can be split into two events, during the day people are welcome to drop into DHDP. We will have a memorial tree that people are able to write cards and add to the tree. Take a few moments to remember loved ones that have passed due to an overdose and relax with a drink and nibbles to reflect.
    From 4pm we will hosting an evening at Southern Cross Hotel where we will be celebrating the lives of those who have passed on due to overdose, reflecting and celebrating 30 years of Needle Exchange Program in New Zealand, and raising awareness of what still needs to be done to deal with the issue of overdose and providing harm reduction services to our community.

    Romania

    Timisoara

    Event: Ziua Internationala de Constientizare a Efectelor Supradozei
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    11am
    Location: Eveniment online: https://www.facebook.com/addictionTM/
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Centrul de Informare asupra Dependentei
    Contact: Otilia Tudorel

    Ziua Internațională de Conștientizare a Efectelor Supradozei
    Pentru celebrarea acestui eveniment, Centrul de Informare asupra Dependentei (CID) va organiza sesiuni de informare despre consumul și dependența de substanțe (alcool, droguri etc.), simptome, consecințe asupra vieții consumatorului și a familiei, simptome în caz de supradoză, prevenirea supradozei și informații pentru cei care au pierdut pe cineva drag din cauza supradozei de substanțe. De asemenea, se vor oferi informații despre un stil de viață sănătos.
    Vă așteptăm să vă alăturați acestei campanii, ca voluntari, sponsori, promotori ai evenimentului, cititori, ascultători, participând cu idei, adunând/trimițând povești ale celor care și-au pierdut viața în urma supradozei sau a modului în care familia și prietenii acestora au fost afectate.
    Sunteți cu toții bineveniți!

    Switzerland

    Bern

    Bern

    Event: Overdose Response Training
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Hodlerstrasse 22
    3011 Bern
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CONTACT Anlaufstelle Bern
    Contact: Sabrina Dürrmüller
    Phone:
    Email: sabrina.duerrmueller@contactmail.ch

    Um Folgeschäden von Überdosierungen weiter minimieren zu können, bietet die CONTACT Anlaufstelle Bern für ihre Benutzer_innen am International Overdose Awareness Day Folgendes an:

    – Erste Hilfe-Kurs bei Überdosierungen (in
    Zusammenarbeit mit der Sanitätspolizei Bern)

    – Informationen zu Überdosierungen, Erste Hilfe,
    Wirkung von Substanzen und Substanztrends

    – Snacks und Getränke für Teilnehmende

    Nur für registrierte Benutzer und Benutzerinnen der CONTACT Anlaufstelle Bern
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    On International Overdose Awareness Day, CONTACT Anlaufstelle Bern will offer the following for its participants in order to further minimize consequential damages of overdoses:

    – overdose response training (in collaboration with
    the Bern Emergency Medical Services)

    – information about overdose prevention, first aid,
    effects of substances and substance trends

    – snacks and beverages

    For registered participants only

    UK

    Aberdeen

    Aberdeenshire

    Event: Live to remember,Remember to live.
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    1:30pm
    Location: 32 Cattofield Square
    Aberdeen
    AB25 3QB.
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Substance Bereavement Support Aberdeen
    Contact: caroline butler
    Phone: 7709797884
    Email: carolinebtlr@gmail.com

    Remembering those who have lost their lives through addiction.

    Aberdeen City

    Event: Remembrance Service
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 2pm
    Location: Hadden Street
    Aberdeen
    Scotland.
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Substance Bereavement Support Aberdeen.
    Contact: Caroline Butler
    Phone: 07709797884
    Email: carolinebtlr@gmail.com

    We will be showing Hearts with the names of those lost and rice packets with seeds for our remembrance
    garden, there will be a tea after in the Carmelite Hotel from 2-5pm.

    Belfast

    Antrim

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day Belfast 2018
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 6pm
    Location: Crescent Park, Belfast
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Belfast Experts By Experience (BEBE)
    Contact: Michael McDowell
    Phone: +447932469273
    Email: fantabaz@gmail.com

    Gathering of service users, service providers, family members and friends with some speeches and then releasing doves

    Dundee

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    1pm
    Location: Addaction
    The Signpost Centre
    Lothian Crescent
    Dundee
    DD4 0HU
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Addaction Dundee
    Contact: Bobbie Haggart
    Phone: 01382 206888
    Email: bobbie.haggart@addaction.org.uk

    Join us on International Overdose Day where we will be holding a memorial service for individuals who have been affected by the loss of a loved one through overdose. We will be providing tea/coffee and light refreshments alongside a service which will be delivered by the Rev. Robert Calvert within our ‘Garden of Hope’; offering a safe place for families and loved ones to come together. Naloxone and overdose training will also be available on the day.

    Glasgow

    Event: Peer OD event 18
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Bridgeton Community Learning Campus
    Address: 68 Dale St, Glasgow G40 4T
    Phone: 0141 556 4275
    12 noon-4pm
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Steff Kerr
    Phone: 0141 276 3420
    Email: Stephen.Kerr@glasgow.gov.uk

    The day will have a number of short presentations highlighting the work of peer educators in their community.
    There will be naloxone training and supplies to everyone who attends the event.
    There will be holistic therapies Acu Detox, Hand Massage, Reiki
    There will also be a chance for people to complete a dry blood spot test for HEP-C/HIV
    There will be a recovery meeting.

    Lunch and refreshments will also be provided.

    The whole event is FREE including lunch etc.

    Glasgow

    Event: Working together to prevent drug-related deaths
    Date: 30 August 2018
    Time:
    10am
    Location: Double Tree by Hilton, 36 Cambridge Street, Glasgow, G2 3HN
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Scottish Drugs Forum
    Contact: Scottish Drugs Forum
    Phone: 0141 221 1175
    Email: enquiries@sdf.org.uk

    Presentations and workshops will explore how preventing drug-related deaths is everyone’s responsibility and how we can work in partnership to avoid such devastating loss of lives.

    The event will seek to build on SDF’s work on Staying Alive In Scotland and is timely, as it will follow the launch of Scotland’s drug strategy and the National Records of Scotland report on the number of lives tragically lost through preventable fatal overdoses in 2017.

    Presentations and workshops will offer inspirational strategies based on good practice and training tasters on skills and knowledge required by frontline staff and managers to support improvements in service provision.

    Speakers and facilitators will be drawn from key services and this event will be of interest to commissioners and planners, staff working in criminal justice and enforcement, treatment, care and support, pharmacy, general practice, first response and services working with peers and families.

    This event marks International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Keynote Speaker

    SDF are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker will be Dr. Marilou Gagnon, RN, PhD Associate Professor at the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa

    Marilou’s research addresses gaps in knowledge that have the potential to inform public debate and policies, while also advancing the rights and the health of marginalized communities.

    She was the founder of the Coalition of Nurses for Supervised Injection Services. She is the creator and manager of the Facebook campaign Harm Reduction = Nursing Care, founder and editor of the blog The Radical Nurse, and co-president of The Nursing Observatory – a watchdog collective that analyzes and takes action on key nursing issues in Canada.

    Marilou is a co-founder and current President of the Harm Reduction Nurses Association.

    Additional speakers

    SDF are also delighted to have three other speakers at the event who will bring a variety of knowledge and experience to the days proceedings.

    Dr Joe Tay – GP with a special interest in addictions working as a partner in Sighthill Green Medical Practice and the Lothian Substance Misuse Directorate in Edinburgh.

    ACC Steve Johnson – Assistant Chief Constable for Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism and Chair of the Drugs Strategy Group, Police Scotland.

    Laura Kerr – Lead Officer, Alcohol and Drugs (Tayside), Angus Alcohol and Drugs Partnership.

    Hereford

    Event: Information event
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 12noon
    Location: St Peter’s Church
    St Peter’s Square
    Hereford
    HR1 2DL
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Herefordshire service user group
    Contact: Michelle Miles
    Phone: 07929080328
    Email: hsug14@outlook.com

    Talks about overdose from both survivors and families. music from people in recovery. refreshments. memorial book. Naloxone training.

    Hereford

    Herefordshire

    Event: Information event
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 12noon
    Location: St Peter’s Church
    St Peter’s square
    Hereford
    HR1 2DL
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Herefordshire service user group
    Contact: Michelle Miles
    Phone: 07929 080328
    Email: hsug14@outlook.com

    Personal accounts of overdose. Naloxone training. Music performed by people in recovery. Book of remembrance. Refreshments.

    London

    Event: international overdose awareness day
    Date: 06/08/2018
    Time: 10:10 am
    Location: catford
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: touchwood sparkes pharmacy
    Contact: kajal
    Phone: 02086992323
    Email: sparkes@touchwoodpharmacy.com

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    London

    Event: IOAD18
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 11:12 am
    Location: Lorraine Hewitt House, 12-14 Brighton Terrace, Brixton, SW9 8DG
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Lambeth Service User Council
    Contact: martin mc cusker
    Phone: 0203 228 1570
    Email: martin.mccusker@yahoo.com

    We will be holding some OD/Naloxone training in the conference room in Lorraine Hewitt House. Everyone taking part will get some Naloxone kits and a few £s for their contribution. We will also have our condolence book available in reception for people to record a message or name of those who have needlessly died due to unjust or bad policy and law.

    Lowestoft

    Event: I.O.A.D 4 D.M.S 2.8.78 – 31.1.14 <3
    Date: 2 August 2018
    Time:
    12noon
    Location: Venue address Britten Field Off Britten road & behind Kirklees Run
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Leah Rianna Spurgeon
    Phone: 07555140334
    Email: leahspurgeon@hotmail.co.uk

    Family n friends get together to raise money and laughs for the cause of N.O.A.D

    Nottingham

    Uk

    Event: P2POD
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    12noon
    Location: The well being hub
    Castle gate
    Nottingham
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Euronpud/SCUF
    Contact: Lee Collingham
    Phone: +447754 151228
    Email: leecollingham@yahoo.co.uk

    Throughout August we plan to do a set of peer to peer Naloxone training sessions as well an event to mark international overdose awareness day on 31st August 2018. On the 31st we will have an overdose Awareness event with relevant presentations and videos followed by food music and networking

    Perth

    Event: Awareness sessions
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 9am
    Location: HMP Castle Huntly
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NHS Tayside
    Contact: Louise Murray
    Phone:
    Email:

    Information sessions and Naloxone Training

    USA

    Alabama

    Ann Arbor

    Alabama

    Event: Overdose Day: Remembering Those We’ve Lost & Supporting Those Who Need It
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 12:30 pm
    Location: 3300 Washtenaw Ave, Ste 280, Ann Arbor, Michgan, 48104
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Workit Health
    Contact: Kali Lux
    Phone: 602-698-6181
    Email: kali@workithealth.com

    Each year we lose thousands of people from drug overdose globally. Workit Health was founded by two women in long-term recovery affected personally by overdose, and we’re dedicated to offering harm reduction-centered treatment options.
    From 12:30-1:30 EST pm at our Ann Arbor office, we’ll host our weekly Workit Together meeting, a recovery meeting, where we’ll leave space to support each other and honor those who have lost loved ones to overdose. All are welcome to attend.
    After the in-person meeting, in honor of those we’ve lost and to raise awareness of overdose, we’ll read aloud a list of names of loved ones lost to overdose on Facebook Live, followed by a talk on basic harm reduction techniques and signs of overdose. If you’d like the name of your loved one to be read, please contact us and we’ll add it to our list of those to be remembered.

    Chicago

    Alabama

    Event: Annual Overdose Awareness Balloon Launch
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: 723 W. 111th St
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: KIRBY REHABILITATION
    Contact: Lea Kirby-Hill
    Phone: 7736144002
    Email: lkirby@kirbyrehab.org

    Balloon Launch

    Edinburg

    Alabama

    Event: International Overdose Awereness Day
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 11:30pm
    Location: 1201 West University Drive
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Raymond Salas
    Phone: (956) 665-2674
    Email: raymond.salas@utrgv.edu

    We will be putting flags representing the number of deaths in Texas, and the Rio Grande Valley

    Eureka

    Alabama

    Event: HACHR’s 3rd Annual Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 12:05 pm
    Location: Secco Amphitheater 1101 Waterfront Drive, Eureka. Ca
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction
    Contact: Brandie Wilson
    Phone: 707-407-6013
    Email: hachr707@gmail.com

    We are hosting our 3rd annual International Overdose Awareness Day Event at the Secco Amphitheater in Eureka. We create this space each year in an effort to bring together all members of our community to learn, remember and love. We have organized a variety of speakers to come and share their expertise with us. Speakers will share on a variety of topics including Housing as Harm Reduction and Local substance use issues and data. Our main speaker will share with us work that they have engaged in both nationally and internationally. We will have music, speakers, food, education and a memorial space. Please join us in honoring the lives of those we have lost to overdose, as well as providing continued love, friendship and support to those who are still with us.

    Arizona

    Phoenix

    Arizona

    Event: 4th Annual International Overdose Awareness Day-Phoenix
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 5:30pm
    Location: Aurora Behavioral Health
    6015 W Peoria Ave, Glendale, Arizona 85302
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Nick Jensen
    Phone: 6028858283
    Email: endoverdosephx@gmail.com

    August 31st marks International Overdose Awareness day and the time for community unity and action is now! This will be the 4th Annual Overdose Awareness Day in Phoenix and this year’s event will be hosted by Aurora Behavioral Health with a joint partnership with Addiction Haven, Sonoran Prevention Works, and the Chandler IAM Project.

    The event will bring together community activists ,agencies fighting for harm reduction, local leaders, survivors of overdose, families and friends who have lost loved ones, all with the goal to save lives in Phoenix and in the state of Arizona.

    Information on how to prevent overdose, get involved, and other materials will be provided, along with food and drinks. Look forward to seeing all of you out there!

    Safford

    Arizona

    Event: IOAD Chinese Lantern Sendoff Event
    Date: 30/08/2018
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 4048 W Main St
    Thatcher, AZ
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Graham County Substance Abuse Coalition
    Contact: Jan
    Phone: 928-322-2111
    Email: gilavalleyfacingaddiction@gmail.com

    Program with speaker and music and Chinese Lantern Sendoff

    Arkansas

    Harrison

    Arkansas

    Event: Overdose Awareness Candlelight VIgil
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 17:30pm
    Location: Minnie Harrison Park
    City of Harrison, AR
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: North Arkansas Partnership for Health Education, Inc
    Contact: Cindy DeWitt
    Phone: 870-365-6518
    Email:

    A Candlelight Vigil will be held to honor those lost or suffering from addiction or overdose. There will be music, poetry, a personal testimony and a bagpipe solo of Amazing Grace.

    Mountain Home

    Arkansas

    Event: CareCenter Ministries Overdoes Awareness
    Date: 16 August 2018
    Time:
    11am
    Location: P.O. Box 354
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CareCenter Ministries
    Contact: Robyn Ford
    Phone: 8707015078
    Email: ccmmhoffice@gmail.com

    We wanting to education people on what to look and awareness of how serious drug overdoes has become.

    California

    ALTURAS

    California

    Event: Modoc Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Venue: Veterans Memorial Park
    500 S. Main St
    Alturas CA
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ModocAAIR Inc.
    Contact: Michael Hudson
    Phone: 5306402996
    Email: info@modocaair.org

    5:30 p.m. – Reception
    6:00 p.m. – Overdose Awareness/Prevention Presentation
    Q&A Session
    6:40 p.m. – Call to action – A Time to Remember/A Time to Act
    Closing

    Del Mar

    California

    Event: 2nd Annual Overdose Awareness Sunset picnic and beach walk
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Powerhouse Park, 1600 Coast Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Jameson Tyler Harris Foundation
    Contact: Sue Harris
    Phone: 307-690-5703
    Email: sue.harris@mac.com

    Join us for a potluck dinner, walk on the beach and candlelight memorial to honor our beloved family and friends who lost their lives to overdose. This is your opportunity to help everyone remember and recognize the loss we have all suffered. Come and share your most important reason for making our town a safe and healthier community.

    Los Angeles

    California

    Event: Free Naloxone Training for Providers
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 1282 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90026
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Homeless Health Care Los Angeles
    Contact: Taylor
    Phone: 213.739.1936
    Email: development@hhcla.org

    POP-UP TRAINING FOR PROVIDERS

    DATE AND TIME
    08/31/18 11:00am – 08/31/18 2:00pm

    Stop by for a 15-minute overdose prevention training. The first 100 people will receive a free naloxone kit!

    **Please RSVP with the provided link.

    Oceanside

    California

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Pier Walk & Memorial
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 6:30pm
    Location: Oceanside, CA USA Pier. Address for the Oceanside Pier is The Strand N, Oceanside, CA, South Pier Plaza bleachers.
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Carlsbad CA GRASP
    Contact: Mike Robinson
    Phone: 817.676.1304
    Email: pmrobins11@gmail.com

    INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY PIER WALK AND MEMORIAL. Sponsored by four area GRASP groups (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing), Carlsbad, La Mesa, North San Diego County and San Gabriel. Will be doing a pier walk and memorial. Gathering at the pier plaza, south side of the pier. Personal, hand carried remembrance signage is OK.

    Sacramento

    California

    Event: GRASP, HRS, & LHOHH IOAD Community Event
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 3pm
    Location: Fremont Park 16th and P Street Sacramento
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Hillary Moyle
    Phone:
    Email: lighthouseofhopefulhearts@gmail.com

    GRASP Greater Sac, Harm Reduction Services Sacramento and Lighthouse of Hopeful Hearts are joining together to raise awareness about overdose. We will have a memorial table, speakers, Narcan training, resources, food and more!

    Sacramento

    California

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 3pm
    Location: South Side Park
    2115 6th Street
    Sacramento
    3PM-7PM
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Grasp Greater Sac
    Contact: Hillary
    Phone:
    Email: graspgreatersac@gmail.com

    A day of raising awareness of overdose, reducing the stigma attached to overdose deaths and sharing the message that overdose death is preventable. Speakers, a memorial and resource tables, Narcan training, and food will be available.

    San Diego

    California

    Event: Walk, Naloxone Distribution and Vigil for International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 5:30pm
    Location: Washington Street in Mission Hills and Pioneer Park, San Diego
    1425 Washington Place, San Diego CA
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: A New PATH (Parents for Addiction Treatment & Healing)
    Contact: Gretchen Burns Bergman
    Phone: 6196701184
    Email: gretanewpath@cox.net

    A New PATH will host a Walk on Washington (street), OD prevention training and Naloxone Distribution, and a Vigil to remember those who have lost their lives to accidental overdose. 5:30pm walk, 6:15pm training, 7:00pm vigil

    San Francisco

    California

    Event: San Francisco Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Tenderloin National Forest
    511 Ellis Street, near Leavenworth
    San Francisco, CA 94109
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Harm Reduction Coalition: The DOPE Project
    Contact: Kristen Marshall
    Phone: 628-225-2801
    Email: marshall@harmreduction.org

    Our community – including people who use drugs, people experiencing homelessness, people who serve PWUD, and people who love PWUD – will be gathering at the Tenderloin National Forest, a small alley turned into a beautiful park and art space, to honor those we’ve lost to overdose and the war on drugs, to celebrate those still with us, and to enjoy each other’s company, share stories, eat pizza and bbq, add to our growing alter, display art, distribute naloxone, and to hold space for the incredible work we’ve accomplished in San Francisco. ALL ARE WELCOME!

    Santa Barbara

    California

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

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

    Santa Cruz

    California

    Event: International Overdose Day vigil
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    5:30pm
    Location: 701 Ocean Street Santa Cruz
    Courthouse steps to walk to San Lorenzo Park at 137 Dakota Street
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Harm Reduction Coalition of Santa Cruz County & The Safe Rx Coalition
    Contact: Denise Elerick
    Phone: 831-345-0838
    Email: HRCofSCC@gmail.com

    Join together to honor and grieve the loss of friends and family who have died of overdose .
    We welcome signs and photographs . We will hold space to support , grieve and share hope for the future.
    Naloxone training and distribution as well as Fentanyl test strips.

    Colorado

    Aurora

    Colorado

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Arapahoe County Centrepoint Plaza
    14980 E. Alameda Drive, Aurora, CO 80112Event will be held outdoors in courtyard near main entrance.
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Tri-County Health Department
    Contact: Steve Martinez
    Phone: 720-200-1667
    Email: smartinez@tchd.org

    The tragedy of overdose death is preventable. Join the Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership to raise awareness about the opioid crisis, hear from affected friends and family, remember those we’ve lost and learn what is being done to address the crisis at the local level.

    Connect with resources from AllHealth Network, Aurora Mental Health and Signal Behavioral Health including Narcan kits and training.
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    Denver

    Colorado

    Event: Access Point Denver Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Access Point
    6260 E Colfax Ave.
    Denver, CO 80220
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Access Point
    Contact: Sara Dasugo
    Phone: 3039624491
    Email: sara.dasugo@coloradohealthnetwork.org

    Join Access Point as we remember folks who have been impacted by overdose, and work to further de-stigmatize and bring awareness to the cause. During this two day event, we invite participants and community members alike to share with us how they are changing the way overdose affects the community around us. Naloxone training and fentanyl test strip training will also be offered during this time. Snacks and drinks will also be offered to participants and community members during the event.

    Denver

    Colorado

    Event: Denver’s Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 12:30pm
    Location: 231 E. Colfax Ave
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Harm Reduction Action Center
    Contact: Sophie Feffer
    Phone: 3035727800
    Email: sophie.harm.reduction@gmail.com

    The Harm Reduction Action Center will be celebrating Overdose Awareness Day with an action-packed event, as always. We will meet at HRAC (231 E. Colfax Ave) at 12:30pm on Friday, August 31. Once assembled, we will march around the capitol armed with supplies to provide a visual impact of those we lost, and continue to lose, to overdoses in our community. Folks should bring their own signs. The HRAC will also have a model of a safe injection booth on site. We hope to educate the community about supervised use sites and how implementation could prevent overdose in the Denver community. If folks haven’t already, they are welcome to bring a 5×7 picture of their loved one that passed away due to overdose and we will add them to our overdose memorial wall in our agency. Finally, staff will be facilitating Narcan trainings throughout the afternoon for folks in attendance. We will be all done by 3pm.

    Golden

    Colorado

    Event: End Overdose JeffCo
    Date: 29 August 2018
    Time: 11am
    Location: Jefferson County Courts and Admin Building
    100 Jefferson County Parkway
    Golden, Colorado 80401
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Jefferson County Public Health Department
    Contact: Jeff Hanley
    Phone:
    Email: jhanley@jeffco.us

    You’re invited to join Jefferson County Public Health for End Overdose Jeffco, an International Overdose Awareness Day event, on Aug. 29. The event will provide an opportunity to learn more about the way overdose and the opioid epidemic affect Jefferson County, as well as a chance to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives to or been affected by overdose.

    The event is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include local individuals discussing their journey into recovery. Other speakers include: state organizations, prevention, treatment programming, and sober living home information. Also in attendance will be vendors with resources available.

    Connecticut

    Bethel

    Connecticut

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Candle Light Vigil & Food Drive
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Bethel United Methodist Church, Front Lawn
    141 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, CT 06801
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The HERO Project
    Contact: Julia Ambrosi
    Phone: 2037881475
    Email: theheroproject.bethel.ct@gmail.com

    Come join us for our 2nd Annual Overdose Awareness Vigil. The event takes place on Friday, August 31st from 6:30-8:00PM on the front lawn of the Bethel United Methodist Church. Similar to last year, this event will include music, glowing paper lanterns with names of loved ones lost, resources, and a candlelight vigil. Please come to Engage/Listen/Honor.
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    Branford

    Connecticut

    Event: FED UP! Branford CT
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    6pm
    Location: Branford Town Green
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: All Things Recovery
    Contact: Chris Stanton
    Phone: 2036401164
    Email: cdstanton918@yahoo.com

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    Danbury

    Connecticut

    Event: Greater Danbury Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: 170 Main Street , Library Plaza
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Housatonic Valley Coalition Against Substance Abuse Regional Opioid Prevention Workgroup
    Contact: ALLISON FULTON
    Phone: 2037437741
    Email: ALLISON.FULTON@HVCASA.ORG

    Remembrance of those lost, Speakers, Narcan Training, Resources, Walk to Kennedy Park for installation of “shoes” in memorial of family and friends.

    Fairfield

    Connecticut

    Event: Fairfield Cares International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Fairfield Green Center
    1435 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Fairfield Cares
    Contact: Reini Knorr
    Phone: 2032563030
    Email: fairfieldcaresct@gmail.com

    Candlelight Vigil with speakers and music for all who have lost loved ones to an overdose or those and their families who survived an overdose.

    Hartford

    Connecticut

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 07:00 am
    Location: Locations this yr are our regular SSP stops in Hartford & Middletown.
    In Hartford-
    1st stop: corner of Park & Hungerford (side of 560 Park). 7am-9:45am
    2nd stop: Albany Ave (across the street from 500 Albany). 11am-12:45pm
    3rd stop: same as 1st 2pm-2:50pm
    In Middletown-
    Only stop: Behind Community Soup Kitchen. 8am-12pm
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AIDS Connecticut (ACT)
    Contact: Sue Clark-Levin
    Phone: 860-287-2527
    Email: sclark-levin@aids-ct.org

    Staff will be performing regular syringe services program activities (i.e.: exchanging needles; providing clean works & tourniquets, crack kits, wound care kits; HIV/HCV testing when able; assistance w/ access to drug Tx when requested; and more). More emphasis will be placed on training on & distributing naloxone. Local pharmacists will be on site to run insurances & distribute naloxone. For clients with copays ACT will cover copay costs up to $75. For clients without insurance ACT will provide the OD kit for free.

    Hartford

    Connecticut

    Event: Grand Opening Celebration “557 The Drop” Harm Reduction Drop-In Center
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 557 Albany Ave.
    Hartford CT. 06112
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Greater Hartford Harm Reduction Coalition Inc.
    Contact: Mark Jenkins
    Phone: 860-250-4146
    Email: info@ghhrc.org

    Grand Opening Celebration of CT’s first Harm Reduction Drop-In Center and safe space”557 The Drop”. Food,Fun, Music. Information, OD identification/prevention and Naloxone/Narcan/Evzio distribution free and open to the public 10:00am – 3:00pm.

    Hartford

    Connecticut

    Event: Overdose awareness support and memorial event
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 630pm
    Location: Connecticut State Capital Building lawn, Capital Avenue, Hartford Connecticut
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Today I Matter
    Contact: John Lally
    Phone:
    Email: johnlally@todayimatter.org

    Memorial photos of those lost to overdose, supportive remembrance gathering and reading of names.

    Meriden

    Connecticut

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day – Prevention and Rememberance
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Meriden Green in Downtown Meriden – 77 State Street, Meriden, CT 06450
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Meriden Department of Health and Human Services
    Contact: Lea Crown
    Phone: 203-630-4221
    Email: lcrown@meridenct.gov

    The Meriden Department of Health and Human Services and Rushford invite the public to this free community event featuring, music, speakers, resources and more. This event will be held from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, and will be held rain or shine. We look forward to seeing you!

    New Canaan

    Connecticut

    Event: 2nd Annual Overdose Awareness Vigil
    Date: 30 August 2018
    Time:
    7pm
    Location: New Canaan Pop Up Park, 6 South Avenue
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: New Canaan Parent Support Group
    Contact: Paul Reinhardt
    Phone: 2035646374
    Email: preinhar99@gmail.com

    A community awareness event and a candlelight vigil in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day. Our 2nd Annual Overdose Awareness Vigil invites the community to come together to Engage/Listen/Honor. There will be a Hope & Remembrance Wall; live music; resources; local speakers who tell authentic stories of hope and recovery; and members of the community clergy who unite for our concluding candlelight vigil.

    Shelton

    Connecticut

    Event: 4th Annual 5k Run/Walk for Overdose Awareness
    Date: 30 August 2018
    Time: 5:45pm
    Location: 100 Canal St. Shelton, CT 06484
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: F.A.D.E. Fighting Against Drugs Everywhere
    Contact: Stephanie McAlister
    Phone: 203-627-5429
    Email: fightingagainstdrugseverywhere@gmail.com

    A 5K Run and Walk held in Shelton, CT

    This event benefits BHcare’s Alliance for Prevention & Wellness. F.A.D.E (Fighting Against Drugs Everywhere) is an organization that brings education and awareness to drug overdose and awareness.

    Torrington

    Connecticut

    Event: Litchfield County Overdose Awareness Day Community Resource Fair and Vigil
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    5pm
    Location: Coe Park
    101 Litchfield Street
    Torrington, CT 06790
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: McCall Center for Behavioral Health
    Contact: Ariana Cardozo
    Phone: 8604962100
    Email: ariana.cardozo@mccallcenterct.org

    The Litchfield County Opiate Task Force is a community collaborative working to reduce the harm caused by the opiate epidemic in our region. We will host our second annual Overdose Awareness and Vigil to honor those lost to addiction. There will be a resource fair with refreshments, Narcan training and distribution, music and speakers.

    Waterbury

    Connecticut

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Remembrance Event
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Library Park, 267 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: HVCASA
    Contact: Jennifer DeWitt
    Phone: 203-565-6385
    Email: CNVRAC1@famintervention.com

    This event is a first-time remembrance event, supported by the City of Waterbury, intended to recognize lives lost due to overdose. This event will offer CT’s Change the Script materials – information on prevention, treatment, and recovery supports. Stoll’s Pharmacy will provide mobile prescribing and Waterbury Fire Department will deliver education, training, and practice to reverse an opioid overdose. A panel of the Remembrance Quilt will be on display. A representative of Compassionate Friends will be on-hand to provide support information for those who have lost someone to overdose. There will be a name reading and shoe memorial representing lives lost to overdose. We hope you can join us as we raise awareness, educate our community, and recognize those impacted by overdose.

    Watrebury

    Connecticut

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 402 East Main Street
    Waterbury, CT
    06708
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Wellmore Behavioral Health
    Contact: Regan Moriarty
    Phone: 203-755-1143
    Email: rmoriarty@wellmore.org

    NARCAN Training, Education, Access to Resources and Treatment, Pharmacy to prescribe NARCAN on site.

    Delaware

    Newark

    Delaware

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 7pm
    Location: Intersection of Rt. 896 and Main Street, Newark, Delaware 19711
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: atTAcKaddiction
    Contact: Liz Perkins
    Phone: 302-598-6296
    Email: Liz@martyperkins.com

    Remembrance of those lost to overdose and community support for those currently suffering SUD, as well as parents, friends and other loved ones.

    Washington

    Delaware

    Event: Chosen Few 2018 Overdose Community Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: 906 H Street Northeast
    Washington DC 20002It would not let us put out state in the drop down!!

    Venue Location:
    Marvin Gaye Park
    NE Division Av & Foote ST NE
    Washington, DC 20019
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Chosen Few
    Contact: Maurice Abbey-Bey
    Phone: 2022328150
    Email: maurice@hips.org

    Date: Friday August 31, 2017 4:00pm – 8:00pm

    From 4 to 8pm the District’s own Chosen Few will be hosting a community vigil at Marvin Gaye Park (located on the corner of Division Avenue NE and Fitch Place) to mourn the lives of loved ones lost to fatal drug overdose. The event will include guest speakers, educational materials, harm reduction supplies, and dinner. Guests will also be invited to join in building a community altar to honor their loved ones.

    Florida

    Daytona Beach

    Florida

    Event: YMCA OF VOLUSIA & FLAGLER COUNTY – Family Center- 4701 City Center Parkway, Port Orange, FL 32129 ATTENDEES MUST RSVP ON THE FB EVENT PAGE AND CALL 954-859-4696 or email luisgarciafla2@gmail.com to receive FREE NARCAN TWO Classes (40 seats per class) will be held at 9AM and then 11am. Each class lasts two hours and covers CPR/ AED/ Narcan skills.
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: YMCA OF VOLUSIA & FLAGLER COUNTY – Family Center- 4701 City Center Parkway, Port Orange, FL 32129ATTENDEES MUST RSVP ON THE FB EVENT PAGE AND CALL 954-859-4696 or email luisgarciafla2@gmail.com to receive FREE NARCAN

    TWO Classes (40 seats per class) will be held at 9AM and then 11am. Each class lasts two hours and covers CPR/ AED/ Narcan skills.

    YMCA OF VOLUSIA & FLAGLER COUNTY – Family Center- 4701 City Center Parkway, Port Orange, FL 32129
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Luis Garcia
    Phone: 954-859-4696
    Email: luisgarciafla2@gmail.com

    YMCA OF VOLUSIA & FLAGLER COUNTY – Family Center- 4701 City Center Parkway, Port Orange, FL 32129

    International Overdose Awareness Day – August 31,2018- Save a Life FLORIDA- SHOW YOUR LOVE!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/247101862563018/

    Sponsored by: FB PAGE: South Florida Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction Project

    https://www.facebook.com/SOUTH-Florida-Opioid-Crisis-Mortality-Reduction-Project-1428809260567663/

    ATTENDEES MUST RSVP ON THE FB EVENT PAGE AND CALL 954-859-4696 or email luisgarciafla2@gmail.com to receive FREE NARCAN

    TWO Classes (40 seats per class) will be held at 9AM and then 11am. Each class lasts two hours and covers CPR/ AED/ Narcan skills.

    YMCA OF VOLUSIA & FLAGLER COUNTY – Family Center- 4701 City Center Parkway, Port Orange, FL 32129

    ATTENDEES MUST RSVP ON THE FB EVENT PAGE AND CALL 954-859-4696 or email luisgarciafla2@gmail.com to receive FREE NARCAN

    TWO Classes (40 seats per class) will be held at 9AM and then 11am. Each class lasts two hours and covers CPR/ AED/ Narcan skills.

    FREE 2 CE Credits offered to Florida licensed Pharmacists and Pharmacy Techs..CALL 954-859-4696 for details.

    Fort Pierce

    Florida

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Jetty Park Gazebo, Seaway Drive
    Fort Pierce
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Opioid Task Force of the Treasure Coast
    Contact: Jen Timothy
    Phone: 772-672-8302
    Email: Jtimothy@nhtcinc.org

    Share in remembrance to honor loved ones lost to overdose and the families and friends affected.
    *candlelight walk in the park
    *decorare a Remembrance Rock
    *open mic for anyone to share stories of remembrance, courage and hope
    *learn about overdose and what you can do to prevent overdose and overdose death
    *Narcan (overdose reversal) training and education

    Melbourne

    Florida

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 7pm
    Location: 3115 Friendship Fellowship at Pineda
    Rockledge, Fl
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Social Justice of Friendship Fellowship
    Contact: Dr Vicki Barlow
    Phone: 321-241-4107
    Email: drvickibarlow@gmail.com

    We will share memories of our lost loved ones. Then there will be education about recognizing an overdose and dealing with it.
    Refreshments will be served and there will be a candlelight vigil afterwards.

    Melbourne

    Florida

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    7pm
    Location: Friendship Fellowship at Pineda
    3115 Friendship Pl
    Rockledge, Fl 32940
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Dr Vicki Barlow
    Phone: 321-241-4107NUV4R
    Email: drvickibarlow@gmail.com

    Rembrance of loved ones and education to reduce stigma. Event ends with a Candle light vigil.

    Miami

    Florida

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day at FIU
    Date: 04/09/2018
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Panther Suite 325
    Graham Center 3rd Floor
    Florida International University
    11200 SW 8 St.
    Miami, Fl 33199
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Panthers for Recovery
    Contact: Thomas Guerra
    Phone: 7863875000
    Email: p4r@fiu.edu

    Join us on September 4th at 6PM in the Panther suite for our Overdose Awareness Event. Our guests will share on remembering loved ones, awareness, education, harm reduction and recovery. Immediately followed by a candle light vigil remembering our loved ones. Confirmed guests include Cindy Dodds-Kyles Hope, Linda Guillotti-Panthers for Recovery, Nathan Carr-Students for a Sensible Drug Policy. Presented by @panthers4recoveryfiu and @fiussdp. #fiu #ssdp #endoverdose #collegiaterecovery #wedorecover

    Miami

    Florida

    Event: Kyle's Hope – Marlin's Park 8/31/18
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Marlin's Park – Tickets available on Kyles Hope Facebook page.
    7:00 p.m. game. However, we will be on the field for pre-game recognition.
    Asking all who have lost someone, to bring a picture of their person(s).
    501 Marlins Way, Miami, FL 33125 – Wear Purple – Please – or your organization's t-shirt
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Cindy Dodds
    Phone: 3057980632
    Email: markcindy@bellsouth.net

    This is bring awareness to families and athletes of the dangers of prescription drugs. And, to allow people to see that the families our addicts are leaving behind are struggling without them. That addiction is a mental illness, that anyone can be carrying it, to show families just like them who tried so hard to save our loved ones. And, to provide hope for the addicts, that they can achieve true lasting recovery. THAT WE STILL CARE ABOUT THEM, EVEN THROUGH OUR LOSS.

    Naples

    Florida

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 6pm
    Location: Lowdermilk Park Beach
    1301 Gulfshore Blvd N
    Naples, FL
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Isle of Palms Recovery Center
    Contact: Marlee Hartnett
    Phone: 844-422-3446
    Email: mhartnett@beginnow.com

    We will have live music by Hope By Song, speakers sharing their stories, support and fellowship, remembrances. We have a message banner to sign, flowers to release in waves, a bell will toll every 12.5 minutes to mark another life lost.

    Tallahassee

    Florida

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day – Tally
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Lake Ella
    North Monroe Street & Lake Ella Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Anchor Recovery Foundation
    Contact: Meena Alvarado
    Phone: 8506946311
    Email: anchorrecoveryfoundation@gmail.com

    Promote awareness in the Big Bend (Tallahassee, FL)

    Georgia

    Newnan

    Georgia

    Event: Community Town Hall Meeting for International Overdose Awareness and Opiod Prevention
    Date: 30/08/2018
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: The Donald W. Nixon Centre for Performing & Visual Arts, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan, GA
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: GRASP
    Contact: Patricia Rudd
    Phone: 770-301-3990
    Email: ruddpr@gmail.com

    Tables with resources regarding prevention, addiction, recovery and the loss of loved ones to substance use. There will be a panel of speakers and we will also remember those gone too soon. This is a time to bring our community together and learn about our local opioid crisis. If you have a loved one in active addiction or in recovery, come to help educate yourself and to be able to understand your loved one’s battle.If you have had a love one pass to substance use and you plan to attend, if you would like to have your loved one remembered by the reading of their name, please email your information to ruddpr@gmail.com.

    Newnan

    Georgia

    Event: Town Hall Meeting
    Date: 30/08/2018
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: The Donald W. Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts
    1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd. Newnan, Ga 30265
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: C-SAP
    Contact: Dr. Beverly McCray
    Phone: 770-301-0111
    Email:

    Town hall Meeting Awareness and Education Opioids

    Suwanee

    Georgia

    Event: Tea Cup Memorial Service
    Date: 28/08/2018
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: University of North Georgia
    100 Aquatic Circle
    Cumming, Ga. 30040
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: realty4rehab.org
    Contact: Jennifer Hodge
    Phone: 678-793-1303
    Email: jennifer.hodge@realty4rehab.org

    Major speakers, over 300 tea cups will be lit…remembering those we have lost to this man made epidemic…
    each tea cup is forever attached to a name,date of birth, death, county in which they lived. This is a way of holding our counties responsible for accurate reporting of data.
    jennifer bryant hodge on facebook and realty4rehab.org

    Idaho

    Boise

    Idaho

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 8am
    Location: Center for Behavioral Health
    92 S. Cole Road
    Boise, ID 83709
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Center for Behavioral Health
    Contact: Heather Burch, Program Director
    Phone: 208-376-5021
    Email: Heather.Burch@centerforbehavioralhealth.com

    Our staff of 4 Substance Use Disorder Counselors,
    Our Administrative Assistant and myself (Nurse and Program Director) will be wearing silver clothing, jewelry and our Overdose Awareness pins I purchased last year to raise awareness with our patients and educate them on how to avoid overdose.

    Boise

    Idaho

    Event: 2018 Idaho Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    11:30am
    Location: Idaho State Capitol Building — South Steps
    802 W Bannock St
    Boise, ID 83702
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Chris Mecham
    Phone: 208-941-6311
    Email: chris@boisesoberliving.com

    This is primarily a media event designed to bring together important stakeholders from the public and private spheres to share the scope and nature of the overdose problem in Idaho as well as communicate what they are doing to address it, and to introduce Recovery Month and it’s importance to area residents who may not understand.

    Illinois

    Breese

    Illinois

    Event: Clinton County International Overdose Awareness Day 2018
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Northside Park- Main Pavillion
    Off of North 10th Street
    Breese, IL 62230
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Cara E Loddeke
    Phone: 6188039969
    Email: caraeloddeke@yahoo.com

    Information about different addictive substances that are legal and illegal, signs and symptoms of overdoses of all the different drugs. Our main objective is to create awareness of the epidemic not only in our country but also, in our county. #shatter the stigma …… also to remember the loved ones we have lost to the horrible disease of addiction.

    Canton

    Illinois

    Event: 4th Annual Drug Overdose Awareness Walk
    Date: 19 August 2018
    Time: 1pm
    Location: Jones Park at the Square in Canton Il
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Duneys Defense
    Contact: Sue Tisdale
    Phone: 3092675995
    Email: Duneysdefense@gmail.com

    Awareness, education, resources and prevention. We will have speakers, resources, free Narcan training and distribution and a memorial walk.

    Canton

    Illinois

    Event: 4th Annual Overdose Awareness Walk
    Date: 19 August 2018
    Time:
    1pm
    Location: 1160 E Locust St
    Venue Jones Park Canton Il
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Duneys Defense
    Contact: Sue Tisdale
    Phone: 3092675995
    Email: Susanm34@hotmail.com

    Overdose awareness memorial wslk/event. Engaging speakers affected by the opioid epidemic, awareness, education and prevention. Free Narcan training and distribution. Memorial walk to remember loved ones we’ve lost to Overdose.

    Canton

    Illinois

    Event: Annual Overdose Awareness Walk
    Date: 19 August 2018
    Time:
    1pm
    Location: Jones Park, Canton Il
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Sue Tisdale
    Phone: 3092675995
    Email: susanm34@hotmail.com

    Overdose Awareness, prevention, memorial

    Carpentersville

    Illinois

    Event: You are not alone International Overdose Awareness event
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 7pm
    Location: Village of Carpentersville
    1200 L.W. Besinger Drive, Carpentersville, IL 60110
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: JA2SOON
    Contact: Terri Dudar
    Phone:
    Email: stop_od@yahoo.com

    We will have speakers, resources for anyone struggling with substance use or has a loved one who is also for anyone why has lost a loved one. Ending with a candle light vigil

    This is a free event
    Candles will be provided for the vigil
    Please bring a photo of your loved one if you would like to include them on our memorial table .
    Please bring a lawn chair or blanket as we do not have seating.

    We hope to see you there you are not alone

    Chicago

    Illinois

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day –
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    1pm
    Location: 723 W. 111th Street Chicago, IL 60628
    Friday August 31st, 2018
    1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Kirby Rehabilitation Services
    Contact: Andre Robinson
    Phone: 773-614-4002
    Email: arobinson@kirbyrehab.org

    A Balloon Launch with Food, Raffle( Flat Screen TV ) and Entertainment ( Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Tumbling Team )

    Elgin

    Illinois

    Event: Candlelight VIgil
    Date: 30/08/2018
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Two American Way
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Renz Addiction Counseling Center
    Contact: Yesenia
    Phone: 847-742-3545 x241
    Email: ylopez@renzcenter.org

    Candlelight Vigil to recognize those who have lost loved ones due to an overdose. Send loved ones information you want shared at the event and on a sign placed along Renz Center’s Serenity Path. Vigil starts at 7:30 with a short program and then participants will walk along the path recognizing each person whose information has been provided ahead of time by contacting Yesenia at ylopez@renzcenter.org. Candles will be provided. Participants may also sign up for an educational session at a separate time and receive Naloxone kits free of charge.

    Itasca

    Illinois

    Event: Service of Remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 400 North Walnut
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Community Center
    Contact: Bob Butler
    Phone: 6308069936
    Email: info@communitycenter.life

    We will be gathering to celebrate the lives of those we have lost to the epidemic. It will be a time of remembring those we loved and gathering strength for journeying on without them.

    Pekin

    Illinois

    Event: 3rd Annual Addiction Awareness Walk
    Date: 11 August 2018
    Time: 1pm
    Location: Mineral Springs Park, 1701 Court St., Pekin, IL 61554
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Fight the Fight
    Contact: Wendy McCready
    Phone: 3093692887
    Email: gofightthefight@gmail.com

    Speakers, resource booths, music, live dove release, recognition of those in recovery, memory walk around the lagoon, remembering those we’ve lost, narcan training and distribution

    Peru

    Illinois

    Event: Buddy’s Purpose Overdose Awareness & Memory Walk
    Date: 25 August 2018
    Time:
    10am
    Location: Centennial Park
    13th St & West St
    Peru Il 61354
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Buddy’s Purpose
    Contact: Lori Brown
    Phone: 815-993-6294
    Email: Buddyspurpose@yahoo.com

    A walk to remember the lives lost to Substance Abuse.
    We will have a short ceremony with speakers, resources for treatment options,
    Memory boards & butterfly release

    Woodstock

    Illinois

    Event: Roar for Recovery
    Date: 30/08/2018
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Historic Woodstock Square (Store address near location 103 E Van Buren St, Woodstock, IL 60098)
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition
    Contact: Laura Crain
    Phone: 815-334-4048
    Email: LLCrain@mchenrycountyil.gov

    This is a memorial and celebration of recovery event including information from local resources. The highlight of the event is from our motorcycle community that will both kick off the event and provide the final Roar of Remembrance at the end of the event.

    woodstock

    Illinois

    Event: Warp Corps Engagement events 3 this month
    Date: 04/08/2018
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: The Zone skatepark McHenry, Il. Rt 31 McHenry, Il. BUSSFEST Aug 18th 6-10pm
    Liquid Blues 126 N. Benton St, woodstock,il 60098 Aug 4th 8pm
    Lets Square Dance Music fest, Woodstock square, woodstock, Il aug 1th 7pm
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: warp corps L3C
    Contact: rob mutert
    Phone: 815-985-6256
    Email: rmutert1@gmail.com

    Music, Art, actionsport colab, with Narcan training, community service information, Safe practice, risk prevention, leadership programs. Suicide prevention info with colab NPO @ Cams Dare to be Different

    Indiana

    Fort Wayne

    Indiana

    Event: Healing Our Community with Hope
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: 3024 Fairfield Avenue
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Lutheran Foundation
    Contact: Shelby Bolinger
    Phone: 2604582112
    Email: shelby@thelutheranfoundation.org

    Please join us for the 2nd annual International Overdose Awareness Day Event for Allen County, “Healing Our Community with Hope”.

    Hosted by The Lutheran Foundation, LookUp and the Fort Wayne Allen County Department of Health, on Friday August 31, 2018 from 5PM-8PM. The event will take place at the Lutheran Park and Gardens.

    This event will help raise awareness, silence the stigma, celebrate recovery, and remember those we have loved and lost.

    EVENT DETAILS:

    This community event will include resources, food trucks, music, a memorial, balloon release, candlelight vigil, and guest speakers.

    If you have lost a loved one to overdose, please bring a picture or treasured item to display at the vigil. Many family members bring their loved ones shoes to display. Please feel free to be creative.

    More details to come.

    Please contact Shelby Bolinger at (260) 458-2112 for any questions.

    Frankfort

    Indiana

    Event: 3rd Annual Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Veterans Park, Downtown Frankfort
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Clinton County Cares, Clinton County Ministerial Association, and Clinton County Substance Use Team
    Contact: Kim Newhart
    Phone:
    Email:

    Remembrance of those loved ones who have lost their lives from overdose or complications of with prayer and balloon release. Providing education and awareness. Sharing hope,love and understanding to those in need. Narcan training also available.

    Frankfort

    Indiana

    Event: 3rd Annual Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Veterans Park, Downtown Frankfort
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Clinton County Cares, Clinton County Ministerial Association, and Clinton County Substance Use Team
    Contact: Kim Newhart
    Phone:
    Email:

    5- Setup
    6-7- Presentation
    6-9- Vendors and Resources

    Indianapolis

    Indiana

    Event: Indiana Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 26/08/2018
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Indiana State Museum
    Great Hall
    650 W Washington Street
    Indianapolis, IN
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Overdose Lifeline, Inc.
    Contact: Justin Phillips
    Phone: 3178286883
    Email: justin.overdoselifeline@gmail.com

    Remembrance, fellowship and gathering, light music and refreshments, naloxone training and distribution, guest speakers, reading of names, candlelight vigil

    Indianapolis

    Indiana

    Event: Overdose Lifeline’s 5th Annual Indiana Overdose Awareness Day and Remembrance
    Date: 26/08/2018
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Indiana State Museum – Great Hall
    650 W. Washington St.
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Overdose Lifeline, Inc
    Contact: Robin Wonnell
    Phone: 3174475439
    Email: contact@overdose-lifeline.org

    Schedule of Activities
    Remember and Celebrate – Bring a picture of your loved one with you or Send a picture of your loved one to: contact@overdose-lifeline.org
    Naloxone Distribution – Free Naloxone – while supplies last
    Special Guest Speakers – To be announced
    Contribute and Help Save a Life – Make a donation, receive an IOAD pin – Purchase a “Got Naloxone” or a “They are worth Saving” T-Shirt.
    Advocacy – Take Action — Learn about legislative bills to help those affected by overdose and substance use disorder and how you can participate and take action.

    Jasper

    Indiana

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Observance
    Date: 30 August 2018
    Time: 7pm
    Location: Jasper Riverwalk
    Dave Buehler Plaza
    150 Third Ave Jasper, IN 47546
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dubois County Substance Abuse Council
    Contact: Mark Peters
    Phone: 812-786-6529
    Email: markpeters@ironmenbaseball.org

    The Dubois County Substance Abuse Council will host a free open event in observance of International Overdose Awareness Day on Thursday August 30, 2018 from 7 – 8:00 PM at the gazebo on Jasper’s Riverwalk.
    The mission of the Substance Abuse Council is to reduce the problems associated with substance abuse in Dubois County, Indiana in order to enhance family and community life.International Overdose Awareness Day provides an opportunity for community members to reflect on practical ways to prevent overdose in their community. International Overdose Awareness Day events are held globally to educate and enable people to become involved and promote greater awareness about overdose prevention.
    The Jasper event will include guest speaker Terry Cook, Assistant Director, State Opioid Treatment Authority, FSSA-Division of Mental Health and Addiction. Other activities will include music, candlelight vigil and sharing memories of the loved ones lost to an overdose. Attendees are welcome to bring photographs of loved ones lost to an overdose.

    LAFAYETTE

    Indiana

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 26/08/2018
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Naloxone Training at 1 pm at SURF Center 307 North 10th St, Lafayette, Indiana
    Time of Remembrance at 4 pm at Munger Park 3505 Greenbush St, Lafayette, Indiana
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County
    Contact: Jennifer Swartz
    Phone: 765-471-9916
    Email: jennifer@dftipp.org

    At the naloxone training, attendees will be trained on how to recognize an overdose, how to administer naloxone and will be given a free naloxone kit to take home.

    The time of remembrance includes allows the community to publicly support individuals who have lost a loved one to an overdose. Friends and families are encouraged to bring a picture of their loved one to the event.

    Lafayette

    Indiana

    Event: Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 26/08/2018
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Please join us at these two events taking place on August 26th. From 1-2pm we will be offering a naloxone training session at the SURF Center located at 307 N. 10th Street. There will also be a Time of Remembrance Ceremony from 4-6pm at Munger Park, 3505 Greenbush Street.
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug free coalition Tippecanoe County
    Contact: Rhonda Stein
    Phone: 17654138595
    Email: rsstein@comcast.net

    Please join us at these two events taking place on August 26th. From 1-2pm we will be offering a naloxone training session at the SURF Center located at 307 N. 10th Street. There will also be a Time of Remembrance Ceremony from 4-6pm at Munger Park, 3505 Greenbush Street.

    Richmond

    Indiana

    Event: Lunch & Learn – Reducing Stigma
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Reid Health – Lingle Hall
    1100 Reid Parkway
    Richmond, IN 47374
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug Free Wayne County Partnership
    Contact: Stacey Steele
    Phone: 765-926-6922
    Email: ssteele@bgcrichmond.org

    This lunch & learn will focus on reducing stigma associated with substance use, overdose and mental health.

    Seymour

    Indiana

    Event: Keeping Hope: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Crossroads Park-Downtown Seymour, Indiana
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Jackson County Drug Free Council
    Contact: Brenda Turner
    Phone:
    Email: drugfree@frontier.com

    a recognition of lives lost in the last year and messages of support and comfort for community. Candle lighting ceremony and balloon release will be held for families. We will also have community resources availble

    Terre Haute

    Indiana

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: 88 Wabash Court
    Terre Haute, IN 47807
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hamilton Center, Inc.
    Contact: Zach Jenkins
    Phone: 812-231-8118
    Email: HamiltonCenterMarketing@hamiltoncenter.org

    Western Indiana Recovery Services, an opioid treatment program of Hamilton Center, Inc., will be hosting a butterfly release on Friday August 31, 2018. There will be 115 butterflies released to represent the 115 people who lose their lives to opioid overdose each day in the United States. This event will also serve as a kickoff to September being National Recovery Month.

    Iowa

    Des Moines

    Iowa

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day 2018 Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Iowa State Capitol Complex
    Western Terrace Stage
    1007 E Grand Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50319
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition
    Contact: Luke Elzinga
    Phone: 515-520-4741
    Email: desmoines@iowaharmreductioncoalition.org

    The Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition will be hosting a local memorial for International Overdose Awareness Day 2018. We will have a number of speakers talking about how overdose deaths have personally impacted them and memorial of those who have lost their lives due to overdose this past year.

    Iowa City

    Iowa

    Event: Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition – Iowa City Memorial Concert
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    7pm
    Location: Downtown Iowa City
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition
    Contact: Tiffany Carter
    Phone: 319-214-0540
    Email: hello@iowaharmreductioncoalition.org

    This event will feature musical performances and visual art in memorium of those lost to overdose.

    Kentucky

    Bullitt County

    Kentucky

    Event: Big Purple
    Date: 27/07/2019
    Time: 02:30 pm
    Location: TBD
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team (BOAT)
    Contact: Jennifer-Punkin Stepp
    Phone: 502-741-4040
    Email: UnitedBOATky@gmail.com

    Annual Event to kick off August as Overdose Awareness Month

    Danville

    Kentucky

    Event: International Overdose Awareness
    Date: 30 August 2018
    Time: 7pm
    Location: Indian Hills Christian Church. 1200 Lexington Avenue, Danville, Kentucky 40422
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Boyle County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy, Inc.
    Contact: Kathy Miles
    Phone: 8595165384
    Email: kathy.miles@centre.edu

    Community wide event to remember those who have died from overdoses and educate on the hope of recovery and the resources available for harm reduction, treatment, and recovery.

    Hillview

    Kentucky

    Event: Big Purple
    Date: 28/07/2018
    Time: 02:30 pm
    Location: Hillview Community Center
    Prairie Drive
    Hillview KY 40229
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team (BOAT)
    Contact: Jennifer-Punkin Stepp
    Phone: 502-741-4040
    Email: UnitedBOATky@gmail.com

    Big Purple is held annually in Bullitt County Kentucky by the Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team (BOAT). This event is held on the last Saturday rach July to announce/promote all planned activities for Overdose Awareness Month/Day.
    The program includes Overdose/Poisoning Rescue Training with Kit Distribution- and children are encouraged to participate.

    Lexington

    Kentucky

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

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

    Louisville

    Kentucky

    Event: Fed Up! International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 11am
    Location: Louisville, KY
    Jefferson Park (corner of 6th and Jefferson)
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Stoppnow
    Contact: Emily Walden
    Phone:
    Email: ewalden3@gmail.com

    In remembrance of those we have lost to the opioid epidemic and a call for federal action

    Paris

    Kentucky

    Event: Woman conference awareness
    Date: 16/09/2018
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Clintonville Rd Paris ky
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: River of Life
    Contact: Tonya McCullough
    Phone: 859-550-3472
    Email: Tonya_mccullough@yahoo.com

    Speakers from community rehab and drug treatment s. Ballon release in honor of ones lost . Ideas and biblical about helping community and family.

    Shepherdsville

    Kentucky

    Event: 4th Annual International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil by Break the Chains of Addictionn
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    6:30pm
    Location: 1st Street Park in Shepherdsville.
    Meet at the pavilion for a walk that begins at 6:30pm.
    Vigil begins at 7:00pm.
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Break the Chains of Addiction
    Contact: Lori Pile
    Phone: (502) 921-2482
    Email: Breakthechainsofaddiction@gmail.com

    We will walk in remembrance of those we have lost to an overdose. Prayer vigil will be held. Open mic for anyone that wants to speak about their loved one or friend that they lost to an overdose. Video “Heal Our Hearts” will be viewed. We will raise awareness and educate on the drug epidemic not only in our community but world wide.

    Louisiana

    Houma

    Louisiana

    Event: S,A.R.A.H. Seeking Action Raising Awareness and Hope
    Date: 1 September 2018
    Time:
    5pm
    Location: 8046 W Main St
    Houma, LA. 70360
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Renee’ Bertinot
    Phone: 985-991-9486
    Email: reneebertinot@gmail.com

    This event is to bring awareness of the Opioid Epidemic in our community and also to put a face on addiction. To honor those who have lost their lives to this horrible disease. To bring family and friends of those lost together. Their is strength in numbers!

    Mandeville

    Louisiana

    Event: Remembering Lost Loved Ones
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Mandeville Lakefront at the Gazebo
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Robyn Porretto
    Phone: 985-373-4986
    Email: robynrjb@yahoo.com

    Candlelight Vigil 8:00pm

    Maine

    Augusta

    Maine

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Mill Park
    1 Water Street
    Augusta, ME 04330
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Augusta, ME GRASP Chapter
    Contact: Sharon Bailey
    Phone: 207-549-3877
    Email: sbaileymb1118@gmail.com

    This will be the first event hosted by The Augusta, Maine GRASP (Grief Recovery After A Substance Passing) Chapter Group from 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm . Our purpose is to help bring awareness to the Opioid Epidemic, provide resources, reduce stigma and remember those who died from overdose. We plan to have tables with handouts for recognizing the signs of overdose, resources for treatment/recovery, and grief support. Also, the book “Secrets”- A Story of Addiction, Grief & Healing by Ann Bennett-Cookson will be available for purchase. There will be speakers, reading of names of those who died from overdose (There will be a sign-up sheet), a table to make remembrance luminaries for our candlelight vigil, and refreshments for purchase. We are in the process of trying to get Narcan samples/individuals to provide training for usage during the event, but are uncertain at this point if it will be a reality. Our event will end with a candlelight vigil and poem around our luminaries.

    Bangor

    Maine

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 5pm
    Location: Pickering Square, Broad Street, Bangor, ME
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Health Equity Alliance
    Contact: Andrea Littlefield
    Phone: 2079903626
    Email: info@mainehealthequity.org

    Health Equity Alliance will host an event to honor those 418 Mainers who died from an overdose last year. We will have a couple of bands, read names of those Mainers who lost their lives, food will be available for purchase and we will provide training on Naloxone distribution.

    Portland

    Maine

    Event: 5th Annual International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 6pm
    Location: Deering Oaks Park, Portland, Maine
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Portland Needle Exchange Program
    Contact: Zoe Brokos
    Phone: 2077568024
    Email: zop@portlandmaine.gov

    This year’s vigil will be held in Deering Oaks Park and will include speakers and education, as well as an overdose response training and narcan kits. The annual memorial wall will be featured to honored the lives lost to opioid overdose in our community. Lantern making and a walk through the park will end the event.

    Maryland

    Baltimore

    Maryland

    Event: OAD Flag Raising at The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 1730 Twin Springs Rd. Suite 200
    Baltimore, MD 21227
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland
    Contact: Allison Coleman
    Phone: 4102427000
    Email: communications@thellf.org

    On August 31st, International Overdose Awareness Day, The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland will be hosting a Donate Life flag raising to honor generous organ, eye, tissue, and in-spirit donors who have died of an overdose. We invite both donor families, friends, and the general public as we honor the memory of the individuals and raise awareness for the opioid epidemic. Following the flag raising, we invite attendees to join us for refreshments. Grief support and resources will be available.

    Brunswick

    Maryland

    Event: National Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Grace Episcopal Church- 114 E A Street, Brunswick, MD 21716
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kristina Holt
    Phone: 240-385-2370
    Email: overdoseawarenessbrunswick@gmail.com

    Coming together as a community to educate, provide hope, and healing to those currently dealing with addiction and remembering those who have lost their battle to addiction.

    Caroline County

    Maryland

    Event: Fed Up Rally
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    6pm
    Location: 403 Hollyday Rd
    Easton, Md 21601
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mid-Shore Restoring HOPE in Women
    Contact: Sherry Collier
    Phone: 410-310-9842
    Email: hopeinwomen13@gmail.com

    bringing awareness to the substance abuse epedemic as well as overdoses

    Chestertown

    Maryland

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Fountain Park
    Chestertown, MD 21620
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Opioid Intervention Team: KCBH, MD State Health Dept.
    Contact: Rani Gutting
    Phone: 4437946116
    Email: rani.gutting@maryland.gov

    Candlelight memorial, music, photo memorial tree, ribbon memorial

    Denton

    Maryland

    Event: Fed-Up rally
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:08 pm
    Location: Denton Elementary School
    303 Sharp rd
    Denton, MD
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mid-Shore Restoring Hope in Women
    Contact: Cathy
    Phone: 4108297020
    Email: ccmdhaa@gmail.com

    Memory walk/run, resource tables, live music, games, narcan training, and much more. Provention & Education!!

    Elkton

    Maryland

    Event: Cecil County Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 8am
    Location: 129 E. Main St. Elkton, MD 21921
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Voices of Hope, Inc.
    Contact: Nicola Barteau
    Phone: 443.206.6268
    Email: voicesofhope414@gmail.com

    Morning – Prayer Breakfast
    Afternoon – Memorial Wall
    Evening – Candlelight Vigil

    Ellicott City

    Maryland

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

    Third annual public event to remember those who have been lost to Substance Use Disorder via a Candlelight Vigil, to honor those in recovery and to educate others in the magnitude of overdoses. Sponsored by James’ Place Inc. and the Howard County Health Dept. Resource Tables open 5:30-7:00 pm; Program 7:00-8:00 pm

    Frederick

    Maryland

    Event: Hope for Change Fest
    Date: 11 August 2018
    Time:
    12noon
    Location: Baker Park
    121 N. Bentz Street
    Frederick, MD 21702
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: RJ’s Lasting Strength Foundation
    Contact: Chasity Fox
    Phone: 2404402020
    Email: Rjslastingstrengthfoundation@gmail.com

    Time to Remember Time to Act! Join us for the 2nd annual Hope for Change Fest! A free community event for everyone of all ages and walks of life to bring awareness to addiction and overdoses around our community and country through Music!

    Music Performed by:
    Blues Vultures Feat. Ronnie Younkins of KIX
    The Jam Alker Band
    The Knight Brothers
    The Wilkof Project
    CLOUDGANG
    GAMBO
    REM ONE
    Logan Bruce

    Guest Speakers:
    Brandon Novak
    Tim Ryan

    Food Vendors, Kids Activities, Local and National Treatment Resources and Clothing and Retail Vendors.

    Candlelight Vigil Honoring those who have lost their lives to overdose @ 9:30p.m. Please submit photos of lost love ones to Hopeforchangeevent2@gmail.com

    Please email Hopeforchangeevent2@gmail.com for more information on how you can sponsor or set up as a vendor or resource.

    Glen Burnie

    Maryland

    Event: Recovery Anne Arundel Remembers…
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    6:30pm
    Location: Arundel Christian Church
    710 Aquahart Road, Glen Burnie MD 21061
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Anne Arundel
    Contact: Angel Traynor
    Phone: 443-214-5526
    Email: IOADrecoveryannearundel@gmail.com

    Recovery Anne Arundel, stands together to raise awareness of overdose while reducing the stigma of a drug-related death. WE acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death as a result of drug overdose. We also honor our first responders and embrace the service that they perform daily.

    Lexington Park

    Maryland

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Labyrinth/Lights of Hope
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Beacon of Hope Recovery Community Center of Walden
    21770 FDR Blvd Lexington Park, MD 20653
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Laura Webb
    Phone: 240-298-0212
    Email: lauraw@waldensierra.org

    This event includes both time to remember and time to act, with a memorial labyrinth walk, information and resource tables, and a Lights of Hope ceremony honoring those lost, those struggling with active addiction, and those in recovery. Event is free and open to the public.

    Oakland

    Maryland

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Stories of Hope and Candle Light Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 07:09 pm
    Location: Glades Town Park
    10 Spruce Ln,Oakland,Maryland 21550
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Garrett County Health Department
    Contact: Sadie Liller
    Phone: 3013347730
    Email: sadie.liller@maryland.gov

    Stories of hope and candle light vigil.

    Oakland

    Maryland

    Event: Candle light vigil with speakers
    Date: 10 July 2018
    Time: 2pm
    Location: 10 Spruce Lane,Oakland,Maryland 21550
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug Free Communities Coalition Garrett County
    Contact: Sadie Liller
    Phone: 3013347730
    Email: sadie.liller@maryland.gov

    We will have speakers talk about how drugs have affected their lives and that recovery is possible.We will remember those who have lost the fight to addiction,support those who are not where they need to be and a celebrate those in recovery.

    Rockville

    Maryland

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2018
    Time: 07:09 pm
    Location: Justice Plaza, located between the Montgomery County Circuit Court and the County Executive Office Building. Free parking in the Juror parking lot on West Montgomery Street (Route 28) at Monroe Street.
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Marielsa Bernard
    Phone: 240-462-7389
    Email: mcrememberingourlovedones@gmail.com

    Event hosted by S.O.U.L. (Surviving Our Ultimate Loss) families of Montgomery County in partnership with the Montgomery County government and the Montgomery County Circuit Court Adult Drug Court. Immediately prior to the event there will be a resource fair with information about substance abuse prevention/treatment, as well as mental health resources. There will be a memorial video as well as a candlelight vigil. Speakers will speak about the grief and isolation felt by families and friends who have lost a loved one to an overdose, as well as focus on hope in recovery. If you wish for your loved one to be included in the memorial video, please send up to 10 photos of your loved one with name, date of birth and date of death to “mcrememberingourlovedones@gmail.com.”

    Salisbury

    Maryland

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day 2018
    Date: 31/07/2018
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Salisbury City Park by the Bandstand
    512 S Park Dr. Salisbury, MD. 21804
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Wicomico County Health Department
    Contact: Jessica Taylor
    Phone: 4105436981
    Email: jessica.taylor@maryland.gov

    Join the community to raise awareness and remember those who have lost their battle with the disease of addiction.

    Food & Freebies
    Music
    Vendors
    Speakers
    Naloxone Trainings
    Candlelight Vigil

    Please bring a blanket or chair for your comfort.
    Call 410-543-6981 for more information

    Massachusetts

    Boston

    Massachusetts

    Event: Massachusetts State of Awareness
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    6pm
    Location: Boston Commons – Parkman Bandstand
    Tremont St. Boston, MA 02106
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Heroin Is Killing My Town, Inc.
    Contact: Dina Favreau
    Phone: 9784350250
    Email: AwarenessVigil2018@gmail.com

    Last year, Massachusetts lost more than 2100 people to opioid overdose. This year, we’re on track to lose 2000 more lives. These people are our friends, our colleagues, our neighbors, our family. Opioid addiction is not unique to one demographic or one geography. It affects us all.

    Join us in a multi-organizational event planned by advocacy groups from across the state in a centralized community-wide vigil for those we’ve lost to overdose. Vigil will include guest speakers, entertainers, and music followed by a candle light vigil.

    We’ll hear remarks from:
    – Governor Baker
    – Mark Wahlberg
    – Experts in the field, Peer Advocates, and more

    Come to remember.
    Come to learn about opioid addiction risk factors: Resource Tables will be provided.
    Come to become an advocate for yourself, your family and your community.

    Holyoke

    Massachusetts

    Event: Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: The Holyoke Syringe access Program is located at 15 A Main Street Holyoke, MA 01040. The event will take place on the Public Grounds of the Holyoke Public Library. Located at 250 Chestnut Street Holyoke, MA 01040.
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Tapestry Syringe Access Program
    Contact: Pedro Alvarez
    Phone: 4135398140
    Email: palvarez@tapestryhealth.org

    Tapestry and Hope for Holyoke Recovery Center for an evening of remembrance, hope, awareness and action as we reflect on the impact drug overdose has on individuals, their families and friends and our community.

    This candlelight vigil is meant to honor the memory and celebrate the lives of those lost to an overdose. Together, we are a steady presence of support and compassion in turbulent times, let’s come together and provide support for the families, friends and loved ones of those lost. All are welcome!

    The event will be emceed by Aaron Vega with an appearance by Mayor Alex Morse. Additional guest speakers and participants to be announced in the coming weeks.

    Tapestry will be providing individual Narcan training on-site during this event, along with a variety of information on local harm reduction and treatment resources.

    This is a family friendly event

    Marlborough

    Massachusetts

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 28/08/2018
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Frank D. Walker Building, 255 Main Street, Marlborough, MA 01752
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kathy Leonard
    Phone: 978-875-0606
    Email: drummerinheaven@gmail.com

    Display of purple flags representing lives lost in the state of Massachusetts to overdose. Candlelight vigil, including guest speakers, and a memorial slideshow of photos of lives lost in MA to overdose. Event begins at 7:00 p.m.

    N Billerica

    Massachusetts

    Event: Massachusetts State of Awareness – #IOAD2018
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    6pm
    Location: City Hall Plaza
    1 City Hall Square
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Heroin Is Killing My Town, Inc.
    Contact: Dina Favreau
    Phone:
    Email: AwarenessVigil2018@gmail.com

    Overdose Awareness Vigil

    Pittsfield

    Massachusetts

    Event: Loss to Substance Abuse
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: BMC
    725 North St. (Court Yard)
    Pittsfield, Ma.
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Rob Provencher
    Phone: 1-413-655-8039
    Email: bpmp51@msn.com

    Vigil
    Remove the Stigma

    Pittsfield

    Massachusetts

    Event: Overdose awareness day and candlelight remembrance Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Berkshire Medical Center ( Courtyard)
    725 North St.
    Pittsfield,Ma. 01235
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Berkshire Medical Center
    Contact: Rob Provencher
    Phone: 413-655-8039
    Email: bpmp51@msn.com

    Speakers, information and remembrance vigil.

    Scituate

    Massachusetts

    Event: Scituate Sunrise Vigil for International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 05:30 am
    Location: Scituate Lighthouse Jetty, 100 Lighthouse Road, Scituate Harbor, MA 02066
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Scituate FACTS and South Shore Peer Recovery
    Contact: Barbara Quinlan
    Phone: 7813781061
    Email: bquinlan@scituatema.gov

    Sunrise Vigil- an ecumenical service of remembrance for those lost to overdose and for those struggling with addiction. There will be a resource table and coffee available before and after the service. Attendees are invited to participate in a Narcan training at the South Shore Peer Recovery Center, 51 Cole Parkway, Scituate Harbor

    Worcester

    Massachusetts

    Event: Worcester Area International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 5pm
    Location: Worcester City Hall Plaza
    455 Main St
    Worcester, MA
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Worcester Area IOAD Vigil Planning Taskforce
    Contact: Rev. Aaron Payson
    Phone: 508963-5959
    Email: arpayson@charter.net

    Area-wide Vigil and Vender Gathering – All are welcome.

    Worcester

    Massachusetts

    Event: UMASS Remembers
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    11am
    Location: 55 N. Lake Avenue Worcester, MA
    UMASS (University Campus)
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Richard Kenny
    Phone: 508-963-5003
    Email: Richard.Kenny@umassmemorial.org

    An intentional event commemorating those lost for prior year. All are welcome to come and share there will be host of recovery coaches and members of community.

    Michigan

    Brighton

    Michigan

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Community Event
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    9am
    Location: St Paul’s Episopal Church 200 W. Saint Paul St. Brighton, Mi 48116
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Francine Zysk
    Phone: 517-540-7637
    Email: Fzysk@livgov.com

    Share the day with presentations from persons in recovery, local information, national information, voices of remembrance, voices of recovery, harm reduction, law enforcement presentations, education of science of addiction and end the day with a vigil for those who have lost their battle with addiction.
    Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Sessions will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m.
    Presented in collaboration with Project Opiate, Brighton Police Department, Heaven’s Hope, Livingston County Community Alliance, Big Red Barrel, Connect 3 House Recovery, Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and Amber Reineck House.

    FOWLERVILLE

    Michigan

    Event: 4TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS EVENT AND VIGIL
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: FOWLERVILLE UB CHURCH
    9300 W Grand River Ave, Fowlerville, MI 48836
    BASEBALL FIELD
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mitchell’s Hope
    Contact: Michele L Wagner
    Phone: 5177755600
    Email: mitchellshope@gmail.com

    JOIN US AT FOWLERVILLE UB CHURCH
    SUPPORT THOSE THAT HAVE LOST LOVED ONES
    REMEMBER LOVED ONES LOST TO YOU

    * 5:30 PM TO 8:30 PM * RESOURCE TENT
    *LIGHT SNACKS AND * BRING PHOTO OF
    REFRESHMENTS YOUR LOVED ONE
    *REMEMBRANCE BANNER *CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL
    *CHINESE LANTERN RELEASE WITH NAMES READ

    Fraser

    Michigan

    Event: FAN International Overdose Awareness Day Gathering
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    7pm
    Location: Christ Church
    34385 Garfield Rd.
    Fraser, MI
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Families Against Narcotics
    Contact: Terri Braden
    Phone: 5862464355
    Email: Terribraden@att.net

    Memorial for loss due to overdose, speakers and vigil

    Manistee

    Michigan

    Event: Overdose Awareness Memorial
    Date: 30/08/2018
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Manistee Jaycee’s Bandshell Memorial Drive
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SEA Manistee (Substance Education awareness)
    Contact: Cyndi Jacobi
    Phone: 231 794 9692
    Email: jacobic@anr.msu.edu

    Short service, music and flower release in river

    Minnesota

    Minneapolis

    Minnesota

    Event: Minnesota Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 6pm
    Location: Church of Gichitwaa Kateri
    3045 Park Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Minnesota Overdose Awareness
    Contact: Miles
    Phone: 6124091788
    Email: Mnodaware@gmail.com

    Overdose Vigil, community speakers, tribute video, Narcan training, fellowship.

    Missouri

    Farmington

    Missouri

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Engler Park
    651 Vargo Rd
    Farmington, Missouri 63640
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Missouri Network for Opiate Reform & Recoveey
    Contact: Kristine Goesmann
    Phone: 5736310837
    Email: kgoesmann@yahoo.com

    We will display pictures to pay tribute to those lost to overdose, we will have guest speakers as well as allow the public to speak & share about their loved one. We will have Narcan & do Narcan training. There will also be candles provided for a candlelight vigil in memory of our loved ones lost to overdose.

    St. Louis

    Missouri

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day-St Louis
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Lion’s Amphitheater in Kirkwood Park, 111 S Geyer Rd, Kirkwood, MO 63122.
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: GRASP, MO Network for Opiate Reform and Recovery, NCADA, H.E.A.L.
    Contact: MaryAnn Lemonds
    Phone: 314-330-7586
    Email: grasp.stl@gmail.com

    Come Join us to remember those we have lost and celebrate survivors and those in recovery on August 31 from 6-8 pm

    Please a pair of shoes, the empty shoes will be lined up to symbolize those we have lost. After the event the shoes will then be donated. Everyone is also welcome to bring a photo of their loved one; photos should be no larger than 5” X 7”.

    There will be light refreshments and time for fellowship and to remember our loved ones after the observance.

    Nevada

    Las Vegas

    Nevada

    Event: 2nd Annual Overdose Awareness Day event
    Date: Thursday August 30, 2018
    Time: 6:30pm
    Location: Chuck Minker Sports Complex
    275 N. Mojave Rd.
    Las Vegas, NV 89101
    702-229-6563
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance (SNHRA)
    Contact: Brandon Delise
    Phone: 702-759-1287
    Email: delise@snhd.org

    This is 2nd annual Overdose Awareness day event
    Free air-conditioned event for people who use or have used drugs in the past, their friends, family members and anybody who has been affected by overdose
    There will be a DJ, live music and food. Plenty of free parking
    6:30, 7:00, 7:30 There will be on-going overdose prevention and naloxone training with free naloxone provided to attendees
    7:30-7:50 Overdose testimonials about Harm Reduction, a first responder and a community member affected by both opoids and meth
    8:00-8:30 Candelight Vigil

    New Hampshire

    Derry

    New Hampshire

    Event: Overdose Awareness Vigil
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    6pm
    Location: MacGregor Park
    Derry Nh
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lisa Walsh
    Phone: 603-260-6100
    Email: Lawalsh0606@gmail.com

    Overdose awareness Vigil
    To remember those lost to the opiate epidemic

    Farmington

    New Hampshire

    Event: Overdose Awareness Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Fernald Park-Central St.
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Farmington Responds sponsored by Friends of Farmington
    Contact: Dawn Curtis/Kathleen King
    Phone: 603-534-8845 or 603-978-5741
    Email: farmingtonresponds@gmail.com

    Raising awareness in our community. Speakers, food, candle light vigil, treatment and prevention resources.

    Farmington

    New Hampshire

    Event: Overdose Awareness
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Fernald Park
    Central Street
    Farmington, NH 03835
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Farmington Response
    Contact: Dawn Curtis
    Phone: 603-507-8162
    Email: Farmingtonresponse@gmail.com

    Music, guest speakers, candle vigil Remembrance of loved ones, information tables and support on where to get help for love one.

    Keene

    New Hampshire

    Event: Keene's 4th Annual Overdose Awareness Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Central Square
    1 Central Square
    Keene, NH
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Keene Serenity Center
    Contact: Jessica White
    Phone: 603-283-5015
    Email: jessica.white@keeneserenitycenter.org

    Event held 6-9pm on the common.
    Speakers, Awareness, information sharing, Chain of Hope, community support and a silent candle light vigil remembering those we have lost and those who have survived.

    Laconia

    New Hampshire

    Event: Overdose Awareness Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Veterans Square, 695 N. Main Street, Laconia NH 03246
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Navigating Recovery of the Lakes Region
    Contact: Wonderful Trish
    Phone: 603-524-5939
    Email: trish@navigatingrecovery.org

    Music starting at 6:30pm
    Dedication / Prayer of Awareness 7:15pm
    Followed by Speakers (All speakers limited to 3 minutes)
    At 8:00pm silent handing out / lighting of candles, followed by a solo singer performing a song
    Closing with dedication/prayer

    Seabrook

    New Hampshire

    Event: Overdose Awareness Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Trinity United Parish House
    29 Main Street (intersection of Route 1 and Folly Mill Road)
    Seabrook, NH 03874
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Safe Harbor Recovery Center
    Contact: Elizabeth Miller
    Phone:
    Email: emiller@granitepathways.org

    Service and candlelight vigil.

    New Jersey

    Blairstown

    New Jersey

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Memorial Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Tunnel Field 538 RT-94, Columbia, NJ 07832-2523
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: North Warren Counseling Center/Alina Lodge
    Contact: Jim Perry
    Phone: 9083107328
    Email: jjperry13@gmail.com

    This will be an overdose awareness and remembrance event of Warren County, NJ and anyone who wishes to participate who has persons lost due to the substance abuse epidemic. Awareness will focus on the alarming trends still seen and the devastation caused to families due to this problem. For the remembrance portion of the event, the names of each loved one submitted will be announced by family member or loved one with the lighting of the families candle. This event is being produced by the North Warren Counseling Center, Alina Lodge, LEAD (Law Enforcement Against Drugs) with other participants pending.

    Camden

    New Jersey

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Walk to City Hall
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Camcare
    Gateway Health Center
    817 Federal Street (meet on Market Street side of the building)
    Camden, NJ 08103
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Camcare Health Corporation
    Contact: Tara Bailey
    Phone: 8563576820
    Email: tbailey@camcare.net

    Addiction treatment providers from Camden County NJ will meet at 12 PM to walk to City Hall where we will place purple flowers in observance of the the day and to raise overdose awareness. All are welcome.

    Cape May

    New Jersey

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 30 August 2018
    Time: 5pm
    Location: 1248 US Rt. 9 Cape May Courthouse at the Lighthouse Church
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CARES from Cape Regional Medical Center and CURE
    Contact: Ashley Fritz
    Phone: 609-972-3538
    Email: AshleyFritz1777@gmail.com

    We will honor loved ones lost to overdose and offer support to family members and friends effected. Our hope is to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and let anyone struggling know that there is help here if they need it.

    DUNELLEN

    New Jersey

    Event: Opiod Awareness Program
    Date: 24/08/2018
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Washington Memorial Park, Washington Avenue and First Street, Dunellen NJ
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: TERRI ALBERTSON
    Phone: 7326687218
    Email: dunellenma@gmail.com

    community event,
    Meet and greet
    Awareness ceremony with music speakers and audience participation

    Farmingdale

    New Jersey

    Event: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 6:30pm
    Location: 1205 Maxim Southard Rd – Howell, NJ 07731
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CFC Loud n Clear Foundation
    Contact: Ashley Regan
    Phone: 7322725046
    Email: ashley.regan@healingus.org

    Overdose Awareness Day ‘Candlelight Vigil & Acoustic Music’ to honor our loved ones lost to addiction. Join us for an evening of remembrance, love, and hope. Sponsored by the Thouret Family, in loving memory of Justin Thouret.

    Hosted by The Howell Municipal Alliance, The Howell Police Department, CFC Loud N Clear Foundation, & GRASP.

    Guest Speakers include:
    – Daniel Regan, CFC Loud N Clear Foundation
    – Abby Boxman, GRASP
    – James Casey, Chaplain
    – Christa Riddle, Howell Alliance Coordinator

    August 31st, 2018 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
    1205 Maxim Southard Rd. Howell, NJ

    Free & open to the public!

    Forked River

    New Jersey

    Event: 3rd Annual Ocean County NJ FED UP! / Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30 August 2018
    Time:
    6pm
    Location: Lacey United Methodist Church 203 Lacey Road Forked River NJ 08731
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Young People In Recovery (YPR) NJ
    Contact: Donna Catlow
    Phone: 7324257938
    Email: oceancountynj@youngpeopleinrecovery.org

    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 prayer and a candle vigil.

    Highlands

    New Jersey

    Event: Fed Up Rally
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Highlands Community Center
    22 Snug Harbor
    Highlands, NJ
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Highlands / Atlantic Highlands Municipal Alliance
    Contact: Heather DiBlasi
    Phone: (732) 872 – 9183
    Email: bgkahuna002@comcast.net

    Speakers, Wall of Remembrance, information Tables, Candlelight Vigil

    Hillsborough

    New Jersey

    Event: 2nd Annual Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30 August 2018
    Time: 6pm
    Location: Hillsborough Municipal Building (Multi Purpose Room)
    379 South Branch Road
    Hillsborough NJ 08844
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Somerset County Department of Human Services
    Contact: Jennifer Sorensen
    Phone: 908-704-6305
    Email: sorensen@co.somerset.nj.us

    This event will feature local residents who have lost a loved one from substance use disorder or are in recovery themselves. There will also be resource tables for local agencies involved in prevention, recovery, and advocacy. The event will end with a candlelight vigil honoring our friends and family members who are no longer with us.

    Howell

    New Jersey

    Event: Candlelight Vigil in rememberance of those lost to addiction
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Echo Lake Park
    1225 Maxim Southard Road
    Howell NJ
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Howell Police Departent, Howell Alliance, CFC Loud N Clear, GRASP
    Contact: Abby Boxman
    Phone: 908-692-7357
    Email: aboxman@optimum.net

    Candlelight vigil & acoustic music to honor loved ones lost to addiction. Sponsored by Claude and Marianne Thouret in loving memory of their son Justin. Hosted by the Howell Alliance, Howell Police Department, CFC Loud N Clear Foundation and GRASP-Grief Recovery After Substance Passing

    Howell

    New Jersey

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day – Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 6:30pm
    Location: Echo Lake Park
    1205 Maxim Southard Road
    Howell, NJ 07731
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CFC Loud N Clear Foundation
    Contact: Ashley Regan
    Phone: 833-300-HOPE (4673)
    Email: info@healingus.org

    Guest Speakers:
    Daniel Regan, CFC Loud N Clear Foundation
    Abby Boxman, GRASP
    James Casey, Chaplin
    Christa Riddle, Howell Alliance Coordinator
    Candlelight vigil
    Acoustic music

    Keansburg

    New Jersey

    Event: Jeff DeBlasio
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 4pm
    Location: 1 Beachway ave keansburg New Jersey
    Bay walk east on the corner on Main Street and Beachway.
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Keansburg against heroin
    Contact: Jeffrey deblasio
    Phone: 7326709860
    Email: deblaz10@yahoo.com

    Run for recovery 5k, narcan training, guest speakers including harm reduction, Ems, police, and people in recovery. Tents will be set up for information regarding rehab/detox/harm reduction resources. Search us on Facebook Keansburg against heroin

    Keansburg

    New Jersey

    Event: 3rd Annual International Overdose Awareness Gathering
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 5pm
    Location: Keansburg Beach-East Baywalk, at the end of Main Street
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Eileen Corcorun
    Phone: 206-293-4851
    Email: Murcor1@gmail.com

    A night of remembrance in honor of the many loved ones lost, and to the drug user who still battles.

    Manasquan

    New Jersey

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Our Lady Star of the Sea Chapel, 554 E. Main St. Manasquan, NJ 08736
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: RAFTS, Inc.(Recovery Advocates for the Shore)
    Contact: Nicole Federici
    Phone: 833-227-6237 option4
    Email: Nicole@raftsnj.org

    A visually impactful display of purple flags representing lives lost due to an opioid overdose in NJ so far this year. There will be a flag for every life lost. Family and friends can stop by between 5-9 to memorialize the loved one by signing a flag. $20.00 donation is suggested but not required.

    Medford

    New Jersey

    Event: 2nd Annual Burlington County Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 6pm
    Location: INDIAN ACRES FARM
    Tuckerton Rd
    Medford NJ 08055
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: PCSAA and the Adam O’Brien Recovery Foundation
    Contact: Gail or Natale
    Phone: 856-304-0959
    Email: PCSAA.NJ@gmail.com

    Vigil, Speakers, Band, Beautiful vigil video, light refreshments, advocasy groups and plenty of education.

    Millville

    New Jersey

    Event: Cumberland County’s 2nd Annual Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 06/09/2018
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Cumberland County Fairgrounds
    3001 Carmel Rd, Millville, New Jersey 08332
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cumberland County Department of Human Services
    Contact: Ashleigh Huff
    Phone:
    Email: ashleighhu@co.cumberland.nj.us

    The Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Cumberland County Department of Human Services and the Addiction Recovery Support Action Committee will hold its 2nd Annual Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil on Thursday, September 6, 2018 starting at 6 p.m. (rain or shine), at Cumberland County Fairgrounds, 3001 Carmel Road, Millville, NJ 08332. The Candlelight Vigil is intended to be an opportunity for the community to come together for strength, comfort, encouragement and to learn of practical solutions to prevent overdose.

    If you have lost a loved one to an overdose and you would like to have them commemorated during the event, please fill out this form and email, fax or mail it with a photo to:

    Email: ashleighhu@co.cumberland.nj.us
    Fax: 856-455-5756
    Mail: 70 West Broad Street, Bridgeton NJ 08302

    Or you can fill out our online form at https://tinyurl.com/overdoseawareness2018
    Please spread the word.

    Morristown

    New Jersey

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Morristown Green
    Morristown NJ 07960
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lorena Inestroza
    Phone: 9733497989
    Email: Linestroza1130@gmail.com

    Overdose Awareness, Narcan training, vigil

    Newton

    New Jersey

    Event: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    7pm
    Location: Newton Green – Town Square
    Spring St and Main St
    Newton, NJ 07860
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Center for Prevention & Counseling
    Contact: Katie Calvacca
    Phone: 973-940-2966
    Email: katie@centerforprevention.org

    Candlelight Vigil and Name Reading Ceremony with speakers, local recovery resources and mobile prescription disposal box. Submit the name of a loved one at weblink.donorperfect.com/overdoseday

    Newton

    New Jersey

    Event: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    7pm
    Location: Newton Green
    Main St. and Spring St.
    Newton, NJ 07860
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Center for Prevention & Counseling
    Contact: Katie Calvacca
    Phone: 973-940-2966
    Email: katie@centerforprevention.org

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

    Phillipsburg

    New Jersey

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: St. Philip & St. James Parish Center
    430 South Main Street
    Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: St. Philip & St. James Church
    Contact: Colleen
    Phone: 908-454-9880
    Email: clintonyoungadults@gmail.com

    Info
    Talks
    Food
    Activities
    Pictures of those who have died from OD

    Sewell

    New Jersey

    Event: 3rd Annual Gloucester County Memorial Vigil
    Date: 29 August 2018
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Jame Atkinson Park
    138 Bethel Mill Rd
    Sewell, NJ 08080
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Gloucester County Addictions Task Force
    Contact: Robert Bamford
    Phone: 856-384-6929
    Email: rbamford@co.gloucester.nj.us

    Candlelight vigil to remember loved ones lost to substance use

    South Amboy

    New Jersey

    Event: Fed Up ! Overdose and Substance Abuse Awareness Event
    Date: 30 August 2018
    Time:
    5pm
    Location: South Amboy Middle High School
    Cafeteria
    200 Governor Harold G. Hoffman Plaza
    South Amboy, NJ 08879
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kimberly Seber
    Phone: 908-565-4415
    Email: RootsToAddiction@yahoo.com

    Fed Up ! will bring awareness of accidental overdose and the dangers of substance abuse. This event is supported by the Mayor of South Amboy, the South Amboy City Council, the South Amboy Board Of Education, the South Amboy Police Department and South Amboy PTO. This event will include recovery speakers, lost loved one speakers and many resource tables. The evening will end with a candle light vigil in memory of all those we have lost to accidental overdose and substance abuse related death.

    Ventnor

    New Jersey

    Event: Overdose Awareness and Remembrance Event
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    6pm
    Location: Newport Avenue and the Boardwalk, Ventnor, NJ 08406
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Force of Atlantic County, Inc.
    Contact: Robert Catalano
    Phone:
    Email: info@recoveryforce.org

    This will be an overdose awareness and remembrance event of local (Atlantic and Cape May counties, NJ) persons lost due to the substance use epidemic. Awareness will focus on the alarming trends still seen and the devastation caused to families due to this problem. For the remembrance portion of the event, the name of each loved one submitted will be announced with the sound of a bell between names. Narcan training will be offered prior to the event. This event was previously produced by Tracy Smith and Speakers for Change. Recovery Force has been asked to continue this event starting in 2018.

    Washington

    New Jersey

    Event: Educational Table
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 37 Belvidere Avenue
    Washington NJ
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Family Guidance Center of Warren County
    Contact: Nicole Sumka
    Phone: 9084487713
    Email: nikisumka@aol.com

    An informational table at noticing the signs of an overdose and resources for prevention & addiction hotlines.

    Wayne

    New Jersey

    Event: Remembrance and Awareness in Honor of Lost Loved Ones
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 8pm
    Location: 475 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Wayne Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse
    Contact: Robbin Gulino
    Phone: 973-694-1800 x3244
    Email: allIance@waynetownship.com

    The community is invited to hear a message from our Mayor, police and local families who have experienced loss or are in recovery.
    There will be information and literature available as well as a candle lighting ceremony.

    Westampton

    New Jersey

    Event: Candlelight Vigil and Remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Burlington County Amphitheater
    5 Pioneer Boulevard, Westampton, NJ 08060
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Shouting4shelby
    Contact: Christine Hoff
    Phone: 6099293885
    Email: Shouting4Shelby@gmail.com

    Gathering of family, friends and community who have lost loved ones to overdose. We will have a candlelight vigil, remembrance slide show, resources, music, refreshments and a STIGMA FREE NIGHT.

    If you would like your loved ones photo shared, please send their name and photo to;
    SHOUTING4SHELBY@GMAIL.COM
    (Only one photo please)

    Westampton

    New Jersey

    Event: A Beautiful Evening in Tribute
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 7pm
    Location: Burlington County Amphitheatre, 5 Pioneer Blvd, Westampton NJ 08060
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Burlington County Coalition for Healthy Communities
    Contact: Joe Conlin
    Phone: 609-261-0001 x 1007
    Email: joeconlin@prevplus.org

    A Candlelight Vigil & Remembrance, Music, Guest speakers, prayer.

    New Mexico

    Santa Fe

    New Mexico

    Event: Santa Fe Overdose Memorial
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    4:30pm
    Location: Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, old church courtyard
    417 Agua Fria St.
    Santa Fe, NM 87501
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Sana Fe
    Contact: Thomas Starke
    Phone: 505 412 0860
    Email: tomstarke@comcast.net

    Memorial Service for all who died from accidental overdose in Santa Fe County in 2017.

    New York

    Baldwin

    New York

    Event: Justice for Assa
    Date: 4/15/2018 11 Am
    Location: 1115 Jackson place Baldwin NY
    Contact: Always crashes
    Phone: 5167175369
    Email: Alicemisk@gmail.com

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

    Binghamton

    New York

    Event: Trail of Truth Memorial March
    Date: 23 August 2018
    Time: 3pm
    Location: Peacemaker’s Stage
    7 Court Street, Binghamton, NY, 13901
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Truth Pharm
    Contact: Alexis Pleus
    Phone: 607-245-6878
    Email: truthpharm@gmail.com

    In observance of International Overdose Awareness Day, Truth Pharm is hosting our third annual “Trail of Truth” memorial march in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day. Tragically, the number of deaths attributed to overdose continues to grow nationwide with no discernible relief in sight. International Overdose Awareness Day serves as the key remembrance event for those who have died from fatal drug overdoses.

    Please join us in our Trail of Truth memorial march as we memorialize over ninety loved ones who have lost their lives due to substance use related causes in the Southern Tier.

    In keeping with the spirit of International Overdose Awareness day to not only memorialize those we’ve lost, but to work towards ending oversdoses, we are excited to announce that the End Overdose NY Coalition will be releasing their call to action for our elected officials at our event.

    We will meet at The Martin Luther King Jr. Peacemaker’s Stage (7 Court Street Binghamton, NY) and conclude in front of the Government Plaza on Hawley Street.

    This is the anticipated timeline for the event:

    3:00pm Family memorial cemetery

    4:15pm Press Interviews

    4:30pm Announcements and speakers

    6:00pm Memorial march to the Governmental Plaza

    6:30pm Live Performance art by families who have lost loved ones in front of the Governmental Plaza on Hawley Street (chalking as seen last year)

    6:45pm Officials give roses to family members

    Bronx

    New York

    Event: NYC OVERDOSE REVIVAL
    Date: 04/08/2018
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Saturday August 4th 11am-3pm
    St.Marys Park
    450 Saint Ann’s Avenue
    Bronx N.Y. 10455
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Harm Reduction Coalition/Peer Network Of New York
    Contact: Erica Poellot
    Phone: 2123779122
    Email: poellot@harmreduction.org

    Faith in Harm Reduction a partnership between Harm Reduction Coalition and Judson Memorial Church, Peer Network Of New York, THRIVE NYC, Mayors Office, Center for faith and community partnerships, AND NYCDOHMH are Co-hosting
    NYC OVERDOSE REVIVAL: LIBERATION,LOVE & HARM REDUCTION in St. Mary’s Park.

    The

    Buffalo

    New York

    Event: Candlelight Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: LaSalle Park BandshellLaSalle Park
    Porter Ave. and AmVets Drive
    Buffalo, NY 14201
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Erie County Department of Health Opiate Epidemic Task Force
    Contact: John Gaeddert
    Phone: (716) 858-8142
    Email: john.gaeddert@erie.gov

    Join us to remember and show respect for our loved ones taken by this epidemic.

    We will also be recognizing members of the Buffalo Police Department who have saved lives in our community with naloxone.

    Buffalo

    New York

    Event: Buffalo Tough Chains- Chiavettas Dinner Fundraiser for Kids Escaping Drugs WNY
    Date: 24/08/2018
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Route 5 Derby NY 14150
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Bart
    Phone: 7163618492
    Email: Hco22xalo@gmail.com

    Chiavettas Chicken Dinner Bbq, and our table of products @Buffalo Tough Chains, all of which 50 % of proceeds are donated to Kids Escaping Drugs, any other money made is to keep these events going and ordering more supplies for The Buffalo Tough Chains in memory of Michael J Pawelek Jr 6286-62317 ♡

    Chestnut Ridge

    New York

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day Rockland County NY
    Date: 25 August 2018
    Time:
    12noon
    Location: Nyack Memorial Park
    4 Depew Ave
    Nyack, NY 10960
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Laborer’s Union Local 754 Rockland County NY
    Contact: Allison Willis
    Phone: 5517771210
    Email: Allison1020@gmail.com

    We are hosting an event to spread awareness and end the stigma of drug overdose. We are losing too many young people to this disease. We will be having guest speakers as well as a Narcan demonstration. There will also be a small Art Exhibit that focuses on heroin and opiate addiction as well as a slideshow and memorial service for all those we have lost from drug overdose. We will have food trucks as well as a DJ for entertainment. We hope by spreading awareness and sharing our stories we can help to end these preventable deaths. Please come out and show your support.

    Cobleskill

    New York

    Event: Annual Overdose Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 29/08/2018
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Center Park
    Cobleskill, NY 12043
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Norine Hodges
    Phone: 518 234-8705
    Email: casacoby@yahoo.com

    Sharing stories and information. Ending with silence and candlelight.

    Fishkill

    New York

    Event: Overdose Awareness Walk
    Date: 25 August 2018
    Time: 8:30am
    Location: Walkway Over The Hudson
    87 Haviland Road
    Highland, NY 12528
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Matt Herring Foundation
    Contact: Sharon
    Phone: 845-629-0030
    Email: mattherringfoundation@gmail.com

    A walk to remember those who have lost their lives to overdose and support those with lives affected by substance use. There will be Narcan training.

    Goshen

    New York

    Event: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 7pm
    Location: Village Square Goshen, New York
    Orange County
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Council of Orange County
    Contact: MaryAlice Presto
    Phone: 8452949000
    Email: mpresto@adacinfo.com

    Candlelight vigil and remembrance ceremony. Friends and family are invited to speak about their loved ones and share memories with each other.

    Hauppauge

    New York

    Event: Overdose Awareness – An Evening of Remembrance, Hope & Action
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: 1324 Motor Parkway
    Suite 102
    Hauppauge, NY 11749
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: THRIVE Recovery Community and Outreach Center
    Contact: EJ
    Phone:
    Email: contact@inmemoryofkristen.com

    Join us on International Overdose Awareness Day, 8/31/18, from 7:30PM – 9:30PM for an evening of remembrance, hope and action. The event will include memorials, special guest speakers, narcan training, food, music, raffles and more.

    We are also giving away free overdose awareness bracelets (based on availability).

    Feel free to bring a photo of a lost loved one to honor.

    Lockport

    New York

    Event: LP 2nd Annual International Overdose Awareness Rally
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 5pm
    Location: Veterans Park, East Ave ,Lockport NY
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Sean M/Tom B
    Phone: 716-364-2227
    Email: lpoverdoserally@gmail.com

    An annual event held to remember and recognize those lost to overdose as well as to raise awareness and lower the negative stigma of addiction. This years rally will include speakers, vendors, Narcan training and a candlelight vigil.

    Mahopac

    New York

    Event: Hope and Healing Candle Light Memorial
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 6pm
    Location: Mahopac Chamber Park, 953 South Lake Boulevard, Mahopac, NY
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lauren Privitera
    Phone: 347-271-0901
    Email: Laulau620@yahoo.com

    We will celebrate the lives of the beautiful people who have died from this deadly disease. The evening will include a tribute reading, a banner/book signing, candle-lighting ceremony, education and resources for healing. For more information or to include a tribute to your loved one, contact Lauren Privitera, 347-271-0901, or email laulau620@yahoo.com

    New York

    New York

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day: Time to Remember, Time to Act
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 10:30am
    Location: Hess Center for Science & Medicine, Davis Auditorium 2nd floor, 1470 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10029
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: REACH Program – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Contact: Catherine Amory, LCSW
    Phone: 646-951-1693
    Email: REACH@mountsinai.org

    All are invited to this event to honor the memory of those who have been lost to drug overdose, as well as to learn more and strategize about how to prevent future drug overdose deaths. This remembrance event is sponsored by the Respectful & Equitable Access to Comprehensive Healthcare (REACH) Program in the Division of General Internal Medicine and by the Mount Sinai Center for Spirituality and Health.

    Port Jefferson

    New York

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day with Anthony’s Angels
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 6pm
    Location: Cedar Beach Town Park
    Mount Sinai, my 11766
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Debbie Carpinone
    Phone: 6313841075
    Email: Anthonysangels502@yahoo.com

    Families will gather to remember loved ones lost to overdoses. Balloons, lanterns and luminary bags will be available to remember loved ones. Families will meet by the pier at 6pm

    Rochester

    New York

    Event: 3rd Annual Scotty B Overdose Awareness Day event
    Date: 30/08/2018
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Martin Luther King Jr Park @Manhattan Square,
    353 Court St
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: S.O.A.R.S., Inc.
    Contact: Becky Baker
    Phone: 585-771-0896
    Email: Overdoseday2017@gmail.com

    Free community- wide event where an addicted person and his/her family can access treatment facilities and speak one on one with the administrators about a variety of treatment available including inpatient outpatient, MAT, etc. training on prevention such as narcan, recovery services such as recovery coaching, peer support, recovery fitness, NA AA Smart Recovery, Churches United, Jails, There is a memorial area and service for those lost to overdose, A variety of speakers, food, drinks, rec on the move for children to attend and feel like they are not alone.

    Saratoga Springs

    New York

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    7pm
    Location: Congress Park, Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Advocacy In Saratoga (RAIS)
    Contact: Maureen Provost
    Phone: 518-306-3048
    Email: info@SARArecovery.org

    RAIS will be hosting an Overdose Awareness Day Vigil in Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, NY on August 31, 2018 at 7:30 pm. Candles and Overdose Awareness ribbons will be provided. Please join us to remember those lives lost to addiction, to support their family and friends, and celebrate the lives of those in recovery. Attendees are encouraged to bring a photograph of their loved ones for our memory board. The Vigil will be preceded by a Narcan training at the Presbyterian New England Congregational Church, 24 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs, NY. Registration for the Narcan training is much appreciated at 518-306-3048.

    Syracuse

    New York

    Event: IOAD – Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Syracuse City Hall
    233 Washington St.
    Syracuse, NY 13202
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ACR Health / Prevention Network of CNY / H.E.A.L of Onondaga County
    Contact: Kevin Donovan / Ashley Dailey
    Phone: 315-475-2430
    Email: kdonovan@acrhealth.org

    Candle Light Vigil in memory of those lost to and those suffering from substance use disorders.
    “OVERDOSE STOPS MORE THAN ONE HEART – Families in central New York are hurting”

    Too often, this disease is perceived as a moral failing, deserved and shameful, leaving families to grieve in silence, and those suffering from the disease to do so alone.
    This candlelight vigil strives to raise awareness, provide support to those currently suffering, and those who’ve lost loved ones to a substance use disorder.

    Syracuse

    New York

    Event: Candle Light Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: 233 E Washington St Syracuse, NY 13202
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Prevention Network
    Contact: Ashley Dailey
    Phone: 3154711359
    Email: adailey@preventionnetworkcny.org

    Candle light vigil honoring those lost to overdose. Guest speakers and music will be present.

    West Sand Lake

    New York

    Event: Nopiates Committee Memorial Walk & Rally Overdose Awareness
    Date: 29 August 2018
    Time: 6pm
    Location: West Sand Lake Elementary School, walk to West Sand Lake Fire House , West Sand Lake NY 12196
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Nopiates Committee
    Contact: Kim Murdick
    Phone: 518-522-2097
    Email: nopiateslaw@gmail.com

    Event begins at West Sand Lake Elementary School, walk to West Sand Lake Fire House for ceremony with light refreshments.

    North Carolina

    asheboro

    North Carolina

    Event: 2nd Annual Qverdose Awareness Vigil
    Date: 25/08/2018
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: At the Randolph County Court House Parking Lot – 176 E Salisbury St Asheboro NC 27203
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Community Hope Alliance
    Contact: Kelly Link
    Phone: 336-465-1431
    Email: kellyalink@outlook.com

    Overdose Awareness
    Candle Light Vigil (200 flameless candles)
    Presentation
    T-Shirts (#EndOverdose)
    Bracelets (#EndOverdose and Community Hope Alliance)
    Free Naloxone (and training)
    Vendors & Resources
    Free Pizza and drinks
    Speakers
    Open Mic to remember loved ones, give testimony, etc
    174 pair of shoes with 174 balloons with a picture attached
    Balloon release

    Asheville

    North Carolina

    Event: Asheville Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    5pm
    Location: S Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SeekHealing
    Contact: Jennifer Nicolaisen
    Phone:
    Email: info@seekhealing.org

    We will host a rally with speakers from local harm reduction organizations WNCAP, Steady Collective, and SeekHealing. We will do a public naloxone training, as well as some guided connection & destigmatization exercises within the crowd. There will be music, as well as a candlelight vigil following the speakers.

    Charlotte

    North carolina

    Event: Michael’s VOICE: Voices of Overdose and Stories of Recovery
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    6pm
    Location: Wedgewood Church
    4800 Wedgewood Dr
    Charlotte NC 28220
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Betsy Ragone
    Phone: 7043017165
    Email: betsy@michaelsvoice.org

    An evening of honesty, awareness and education told through the experience of those who
    — Have lost loved ones TO overdose
    — Had a loved one survived overdose
    — Have personally SURVIVED OVERDOSE and are in recovery!

    Please join us for this brave sharing, and for a candlelight vigil for the victims of overdose; Those lost, those struggling, those in recovery and for the people who love them.

    JOIN US

    Charlotte

    North Carolina

    Event: Michaels VOICE/FED UP call to Action
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    11am
    Location: Charles R. Jonas Federal Building, 401 W Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Michael’s VOICE Inc
    Contact: Betsy Ragone
    Phone: 704-301-7165
    Email: Betsy@michaelsvoice.org

    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.

    Franklin

    North Carolina

    Event: 5th Annual Night of Hope
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 6pm
    Location: Macon County Recreation Park, Large Pavilion by the tennis courts and pool, 365 Allman Drive, Franklin, Macon County, NC 28734
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Full Circle Recovery Center & WNCAP
    Contact: Stephanie Almeida
    Phone: 617-828-9184
    Email: preventionrocks@gmail.com

    Join us for the 5th Annual Night of Hope, an International Overdose Awareness Day event. Let’s come together as a community to celebrate the lives of those in recovery, pray for those who are struggling, and remember loved ones we have lost from addiction and overdose.

    You can participate in a memorial luminary ceremony and share your loved ones name to be remembered.There will be agencies present to provide free HIV and Hepatitis C prevention education; substance use prevention and treatment education; family and kid friendly activities. We will be providing a free BBQ pork dinner while it lasts. Free event t-shirts available while they last too. Free opioid overdose prevention education and Narcan reversal kits available to those at risk and their families.

    Greenville

    North Carolina

    Event: Pitt County International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: August the 30th 2018 from 5-8pm
    Location: H. Boyd Lee Park
    5184 Corey Road
    Greenville NC 27858
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Elaine C Wainright
    Phone: 252-717-1508
    Email: e_wainright@yahoo.com

    Guest Speakers along with educational resources will be present. Food and refreshments will be provided. We will also have a memorial wall where we encourage people to bring a picture of a loved one to share. Free and open to the public. All are welcome!!

    Morrisville

    North Carolina

    Event: Catalent – Morrisville Support Event
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Catalent
    160 Pharma Dr., Morrisville, NC 27560 U.S.A.
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Catalent
    Contact: Brian Archambeault
    Phone: 919-455-1391
    Email: Brian.Archambeault@catalent.com

    We will be hosting an event for International Overdose Awareness Day at Catalent – Morrisville on 31Aug18 from 11:00am to 1:00pm. The Morrisville Town Council along with the Morrisville Police Department will be onsite to support the cause and drive awareness. The activities are to include up to the following: fund raiser, awareness/education, story from a survivor, old medication drop off, and training.

    New Bern

    North Carolina

    Event: A Night of Remembrance
    Date: 1 September 2018
    Time:
    7:30pm
    Location: Union Point Park
    210 East Front Street
    New Bern, NC 28560
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Craven County’s Hope
    Contact: Tina Davis
    Phone: 252-670-2738
    Email: cravencountyshope@gmail.com

    Guest speakers and Lighting of candles to float down Trent River in remembrance of those lost and those struggling in the battle of addiction.

    Raleigh

    North Carolina

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day – NC Rally for Change, Raleigh, NC.
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    5pm
    Location: Bicentennial Plaza
    1 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse
    Contact: Frankie Andrews / Randy Abbott
    Phone: 336-326-5325 / 336-210-3711
    Email: ioadraleighrally18@gmail.com

    Raleigh Rally and Candle Light Vigil to Bring Awareness to the Overdose Epidemic and Advocate for Change. Rally will start in the Bicentennial Plaza and end with a candlelight vigil on the steps of the Capitol Building , to remember those who have been lost to this epidemic

    Thomasville

    North Carolina

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Tristan’s Haven
    365 Shell Road
    Thomasville NC 27360
    *Look for the purple mailbox!
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Tristan’s Haven
    Contact: Hope Thompson
    Phone: 336-309-0990
    Email: Tristanshaven@gmail.com

    The event will be a night of remembrance, hope and action! We will have speakers and anyone will be able to share about a lost loved one! We love hearing their names. We will have resources and materials available, including narcan. There will be a wish paper ceremony as well as a photo memorial. Please bring a framed photo of your loved one to display!

    Wentworth

    North Carolina

    Event: Opioid Speakers and Resources
    Date: 30/08/2018
    Time: 01:30 pm
    Location: Rockingham Community College
    Auditorium
    560 County Home Road
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Insight Human Services
    Contact: Kristy Slate
    Phone: 336 577-9523
    Email: kslate@insightnc.org

    There will be several influential speakers there to talk about the dangers of opioids, narcan, the STOP act etc. A moment of silence will be held for those who overdosed and died in Rockingham County. There will be several treatment agencies and halfway houses there with information about what they can provide.

    North Dakota

    Minot

    North Dakota

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    5:30pm
    Location: Oak Park
    Amphitheater
    1300 4th Ave NW
    Minot, ND 58703
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Aidan’s Promise Inc
    Contact: Mitzie Nay
    Phone: 701-720-6270
    Email: mnay@aidanspromise.org

    We will be hosting a 5K Walk/Run in conjunction with Shatterproof’s Rise Up Against Addiction platform. There will also be naloxone training and local groups sharing the resources they offer. Our event will be raising awareness of FedUp Rally’s mission and ways you can advocate. Speakers are on the agenda and we will have a food truck on site. Please bring blankets or chairs if you have them. There are limited picnic tables.

    Minot

    North Dakota

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    5:30pm
    Location: Oak Park Amphitheater
    1500 4th Ave NW
    Minot, ND 58703
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Aidan’s Promise, Inc.
    Contact: Mitzie Nay
    Phone: 701-720-6270
    Email: mitziel@srt.com

    5K Run/Walk, naloxone training, community organizations offering substance use disorder assistance, and speakers and education on overdose awareness and substance use disorders

    Ohio

    Chillicothe

    Ohio

    Event: Ross County Overdose Awareness Day and Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Yoctangee Park Rotary Shelter
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Project 4-14~Ohio Can~Southern Ohio GRASP Chapter
    Contact: Tracey Kemper
    Phone: 740-600-4187
    Email: grasphelpohio@gmail.com

    An event to honor those we have lost with a candle light memorial. We also celebrate those who have survived. Overdose awareness and harm reduction information will be available. Resources for community support.

    Cincinnati

    Ohio

    Event: 2018 Cincinnati Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 1pm
    Location: Washington Park, Downtown Over The Rhine – Cincinnati
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Eden Estes
    Phone: 8597490869
    Email: Edenestes.business@gmail.com

    Resources, narcan training, fundraising, education, memorial.

    Cincinnati

    Ohio

    Event: Greater Cincinnati Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    1pm
    Location: Washington Park -Civic Lawn by the Stage
    1230 Elm Street
    Cincinnati, OH 45202
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Katie Renfrow
    Phone: 513-673-7512
    Email: CincyOverdoseAwarenessDay@gmail.com

    Greater Cincinnati Overdose Awareness Day Rally will be a day of information and remembering those we have lost to overdose. There is no one right way for addiction recovery. Multiple agencies that specialize in either recovery treatment or mental health assistance will attend our Open House at the begin of the rally. We will then have speakers that are working hard to End Overdose. At the end of the rally we will show a memorial video of our loved ones that have lost their battle with addiction.
    Please email photos with name, date of birth and date of death to CincyOverdoseAwarenessDay@gmail.com

    Columbus

    Ohio

    Event: JustInTimeAwareness
    Date: 30/08/2018
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Jimmy Vs Grill and Pub
    912 South High Street
    Columbus, Ohio 43206
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Melanie Schaeffer
    Phone: 614-370-9305
    Email: Melanie_schaeffer@yahoo.com

    Recently my fiancé, Justin Wilson, passed away from a drug overdose. The same week he died 7 other people lost their lives to overdose. Kayla Wilson, Justin’s sister and I not only want to celebrate the life of someone we both loved dearly, we want to help raise awareness to our community about this growing epidemic. We want to help inspire our community see the individuals who have overdosed as someone’s friend, sibling, daughter, son, grand child, instead of a statistic. We will be having a candle light vigil to celebrate not only the lost loved ones but people in recovery and the family and friends of the lost loved ones. There will be three different colors of candles and the individuals attending our event may choose 1 or all 3( blue represents freedom and the individuals who have passed on, green will represent hope and the individuals in recovery and red representing strength will be for individuals who have lost their loved ones. We will play justins music (he was a musician) and pass out wristbands and also provide fact sheets to help raise awareness. We hope that conversations start, questions get answers and bridges instead of borders begin to be built amongst the community.

    Mansfield

    Ohio

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day: Recovery Edition
    Date: 30 August 2018
    Time:
    4pm
    Location: Relax, It’s Just Coffee (105 N Main Street, Mansfield, OH)
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Traci Willis
    Phone: 4199618159
    Email: twillis2012@gmail.com

    Community Resources, Silent Auction, Artwork, Poetry & Music in Collaboration with Individuals in Recovery

    Fundraiser for Starfish Project of Richland County, Inc.

    Artistic Tributes to people in recovery provided by:
    Chico’s Brother
    Jason Kaufman
    Jillian Caudill
    Marshall Elgin
    Ricky Mitchell

    Warren

    Ohio

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Trumbull County Court House
    105 High Street
    Warren Ohio
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Trumbull County Strong
    Contact: Elizabeth Beckley
    Phone: 3307179241
    Email: TrumbullCountyStrong@gmail.com

    In honor of all lives lost to addiction we will be bringing awareness to overdose and holding a candlelight vigil in remembrance of the lives lost.

    Oklahoma

    OKLAHOMA CITY

    Oklahoma

    Event: International Opiod Addiction Awareness Day Rally
    Date: 29/08/2018
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: M. L. Jemison Conference Center @ St. John Missionary Baptist Church
    5700 N. Kelly Ave, Oklahoma City 73111
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Family Support Ministry
    Contact: Veola Bray
    Phone: 405-323-5126
    Email: veolajbray@gmail.com

    Speakers, Narcan Education and Awareness

    Oregon

    McMinnville

    Oregon

    Event: Christopher’s Gift 4th Annual International Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil Day
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 6:30pm
    Location: First Federal Bank (parking lot)
    118 NE Third St
    McMinnville, Oregon 97128
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Christopher’s Gift
    Contact: Christie
    Phone: 971-237-4831
    Email: Christiehodges@gmail.com

    Come join us as we honor and remember our loved ones whom we have lost to overdose and give hope to those still struggling, and celebrate those in recovery. There will be educational and informational tables along with speakers followed by a candle light vigil for all to attend.
    Together we can Change Addiction!

    Medford

    Oregon

    Event: Southern Oregon Commemorates International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Pear Blossom Park, the Commons, Medford, Oregon
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Max’s Mission
    Contact: Julia Pinsky
    Phone: 458-225-9760
    Email: maxsmission@gmail.com

    A coalition of community organizations coming together to raise awareness of opioid overdose, remember those we have lost and to provide a message of HOPE.
    OVERDOSE DEATH IS PREVENTABLE
    Free naloxone and overdose training
    Guest speakers
    Overdose survivors
    Addiction recovery information
    Live music and free food
    Sponsored by Jackson Care Connect, HIV Alliance, La Clinica, United Way, Addictions Recovery Center, Oregon Pain Guidance, ReMax Integrity, Bend Treatment Center, OnTrack, Allcare Health, City of Medford Parks and Recreation, Foundations for Recovery

    Pennsylvania

    Bethlehem

    Pennsylvania

    Event: Fed Up Lehigh Valley
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    6pm
    Location: 10 E Church St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-6005, United States
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Voices For Change
    Contact: Linda Johnson
    Phone: 610-657-2978
    Email: voicesforchange@yahoo.com

    Fed Up Rally to address he issue with local elected officials and Candlelight Vigil to remember those who have lost their lives.

    Brentwood

    Pennsylvania

    Event: Candlelight Vigil in honor of Overdose Awareness Day.
    Date: 30/08/2018
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: St. Peter's Episcopal Church
    4048 Brownsville Road
    Brentwood, PA 15227
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: John F. Slater Funeral Home
    Contact: Christine Crompton
    Phone: 412881-9022
    Email: communityservice@johnfslater.com

    Candlelight Vigil to remember those we have lost, those who struggle, and those who are in recovery.

    Indiana

    Pennsylvania

    Event: 4th Annual Indiana County Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: IRMC Park, North Seventh Street
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Blairsville Support Group Against Drugs
    Contact: Rebecca A Perkovich
    Phone: 7243881124
    Email: r.a.perky47@gmail.com

    Vendors, Speakers in recovery and those who have lost loved ones, Awareness walk, Vigil

    Johnstown

    Pennsylvania

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 5:30pm
    Location: Sandyvale Healing Garden
    80 Hickory Street, Johnstown, PA 15902
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Tess Bradley
    Phone: 814-534-9926
    Email:

    All Ages Event

    The guest speaker for the evening will be Cambria County Coroner Jeff Lees.

    FEATURING – 5K Walk/Run will benefit the construction of the Sandyvale Healing Garden.

    The event will include drug overdose and treatment information displays by local organizations.

    Please RSVP to Tess Bradley at 814-534-9926

    PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR!

    Landenberg

    Pennsylvania

    Event: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: 299 Starr Road, Landenberg, PA 19350
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jacquelene Smiro
    Phone: 484-639-7990
    Email: Live4RJ@gmail.com

    Candlelight Vigil

    Mercersburg

    Pennsylvania

    Event: International Drug Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 6pm
    Location: 405 Park St
    Mercersburg Pa 17236
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: VICTORIA F Rhodes
    Phone: 7179770053
    Email: Rememberteri@gmc.com

    Education., resources and remembrance.
    Crafts and games for children. Door prizes .Entertainment and guest speakers

    North Huntingdon

    Pennsylvania

    Event: IOAD – HOPE and FELLOWSHIP
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 6pm
    Location: St. Agnes, 11400 St Agnes Lane, North Huntingdon, PA 15642 USA
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Substance Addiction Ministry (SAM)
    Contact: Jennifer Macioce
    Phone: (412) 337-7455
    Email: mwheeler.sam@gmail.com

    A free community event sponsored by Substance Addiction Ministry (SAM)

    International Overdose Awareness Day

    Join us for an evening of HOPE and FELLOWSHIP
    Community Prayer Service – Music – Resources – Children’s Activity – Refreshments

    Bring a picture of your love one to display

    Philadelphia

    Pennsylvania

    Event: Hike Against Heroin
    Date: 01/09/2018
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Forbidden Drive Loop
    800 W Walnut Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19128
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kay Allan
    Phone:
    Email: kallan1028@gmail.com

    We will be hiking in honor of those we have lost to an overdose and collecting donations to support Prevention Point Philadelphia.

    Pittsburgh

    Pennsylvania

    Event: Honoring Survivors and Revivers
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 2pm
    Location: Pittsburgh City-County Building
    414 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Prevention Point Pittsburgh
    Contact: Katie Houston
    Phone: 412-247-3404
    Email: katie@pppgh.org

    Prevention Point Pittsburgh (PPP) is proud to announce “Honoring Survivors and Revivers” on the 17th anniversary of International Overdose Awareness Day. To commemorate this day, PPP wants to acknowledge and uplift the lives of individuals who have survived an overdose, and will be organizing an event on the steps of the City-County building that will provide the opportunity to connect individuals to resources in the community, and give those who saved a life with naloxone – and those whose lives have been saved (survivors and revivers)- a chance to speak about the importance of naloxone and harm reduction practices in their lives.

    Pittsburgh

    Pennsylvania

    Event: Victims of Overdose Photo Rememberance
    Date: 27 August 2018
    Time:
    1pm
    Location: Trinity Cathedral Buriel Ground
    328 Sixth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, Pa 15222
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Pittsburgh Won’t Forget U
    Contact: Jeanna Fisher
    Phone: 412-627-0428
    Email: IRememberMarley@gmail.com

    Presented by families and friends of Pittsburgh area overdose victims. They will be sharing personal photos on display for the week August 26 for the community to know it’s epidemic victims. Visitors will be able to ring a antique church within the buriel ground in remembrance of someone they lost.

    Reading

    Pennsylvania

    Event: I wear purple FOR ..
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 07:00 am
    Location: It would be held at my work; which is located in Temple, PA 19560
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Ashley N Delmonico
    Phone: 4848389813
    Email: ashdelmo87@yahoo.com

    I wear purple FOR .. is something I have never done before, i want to put up flyers at my work as well as my husband’s work stating ” i wear purple for .. ” I want to get as many people as possible to wear something purple on Friday August 31st, and I will personally donate a dollar for every person who shows support.
    i want this to raise awareness for people like myself who until recently wasn’t affected by this. i want to remember all the loved ones we’ve lost from this awful disease. i want this to interest people in educating themselves (like me) on how we can create change and prevent this.

    Tamaqua

    Pennsylvania

    Event: Safer Streets for Tamaquas Little Feet 3rd Annual Overdose Awareness Festival/Candlelight Memorial Walk
    Date: 21 July 2018
    Time: 10am
    Location: Owl Creek Reservoir
    Owl Creek Road
    Tamaqua PA 18252
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Safer Streets for Tamaqua’s Little Feet
    Contact: Tammy Sienkiewicz
    Phone: 570-527-9277
    Email: saferstreetstamaqua@gmail.com

    3rd Annual Out of the Darkness Into the Light Overdose Awareness Festival/Candle Light Memorial Walk July 21st 2018 10am-5pm. We want to thank our communities for coming together for our festival and overdose awareness candlelight walk. We have planned a huge fun day full of kids games, entertainment, speakers, face painting, food and vendors. We invite both the community and recovery community to come and spend the day with us in fun, education, and remembrance. Candlelight Remembrance Walk begins at 4pm around the reservoir. Bring picture of your loved one to be displayed on our huge purple ribbon.
    https://www.facebook.com/events/557127221325207/?ti=cl

    Waynesboro

    Pennsylvania

    Event: 2nd Annual Loved And Lost Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Main St Park
    25 E Main St
    Waynesboro, PA
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lindsay Walls
    Phone:
    Email: ltheveni@su.edu

    Join us as we gather together to remember and honor our loved ones lost to substance abuse.

    #marcslegacy

    South Carolina

    Beaufort

    South Carolina

    Event: Recovery
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 1306 Newcastle street, Beaufort SC 29902
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Revolution
    Contact: Billy Beckett
    Phone: 4842259042 or 8435928972
    Email: Recoveryrevolutionglobal@gmail.com

    Recovery Revolution is a global facebook group that aims to support all types of Recovery. After all, we are all recovering from something!
    On Aug 31st please join us to remember those who lost thier lives to the disease of addiction.
    Let’s support each other thru the grieving process and vow to teach recovery in honor of our loved ones. Come grab a black balloon, which will be tied to our homemade Recovery Rocks.

    Tennessee

    Elizabethton

    Tennessee

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Forum
    Date: 30/08/2018
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library
    201 N Sycamore St
    Elizabethton, TN 37643
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Carter County Drug Prevention
    Contact: Jilian Reece
    Phone: 4233428008
    Email: ccdpdirector@outlook.com

    At this drop-in event, we will have three “Faces of Addiction” stories as filmed by 30 Daze Productions, community Naloxone training, information about local resources and a “state of the county” report.

    Participants who have lost someone to overdose will be able to list their loved one’s name on an event keepsake to be displayed in the community.

    Knoxville

    Tennessee

    Event: A Musical Message of Remembrance and Hope for Overdose Victims and Survivors
    Date: 26/08/2018
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Emerald Avenue United Methodist Church
    1620 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kristofer Rucinski
    Phone: 18652324636
    Email: ksrucin@gmail.com

    Benefit concert

    Knoxville

    Tennessee

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    5pm
    Location: 500 Neyland Dr.
    Knoxville, TN 37902
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Tennessee Overdose Prevention
    Contact: Nancy Carter-Daniels
    Phone:
    Email: tnoverdoseprevention@gmail.com

    An event to raise awareness about deaths caused by overdoses and to remember those we have lost.

    Memphis

    Tennessee

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    6pm
    Location: Church of The River
    292 Virginia Ave West
    Downtown Memphis, Tennessee 38103
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: A Betor Way
    Contact: Lisa Bobal
    Phone: 9016269685
    Email: Lisa@abetorway.org

    Candlelight vigil and lighting of the bridge over the Mississippi River

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 04:30 pm
    Location: Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Antioch
    2261 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37217
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: TN Association of Alcohol, Drug, and other Addiction Services
    Contact: Lindsey Herren
    Phone:
    Email: lindsey@taadas.org

    Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Event: FIX Rehab Rock Opera
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Tpac
    Tennessee Performing ARTS Center
    James K. Polk Theater
    505 Deaderick Street, Nashville, TN 37219
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Fix Rock Opera
    Contact: Mary Frank
    Phone: 615-491-2748
    Email: Fixrockopera1@gmail.com

    FIX (What’s Your Monkey) is a powerful mix of modern dance, drama, comedy for the stage that deals with issues of addiction, recovery and relationships.

    Texas

    Austin

    Texas

    Event: Texas Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 5:30pm
    Location: South Steps of State Capital
    1100 Congress Avenue
    Austin, TX 78701
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: TONI (Texas Overdose Naloxone Initiative)
    Contact: Heather Schubert
    Phone: 5124170908
    Email: heatherwjschubert@gmail.com

    Rally & Remembrance

    Join us on the steps of the capital to demand action, educate, and remember those we have lost.

    Local harm reduction, grief, and substance abuse support organizations will be present.

    You are encouraged to bring a picture of loved ones you have lost to overdose for our balloon release.

    A FREE naloxone training will take place in the Capital before the Rally & Remembrance. Register on our website: www.overdosedayatx.com

    Austin

    Texas

    Event: Texas Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 5:50am
    Location: Texas State Capital
    1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Texas Overdose Naloxone Initiative “TONI”
    Contact: Mark Kinzly
    Phone: 8607245339
    Email: markkinzly022@gmail.com

    The event will educate and train those in attendance of the current epidemic nationally and within Texas. There will be personal stories or loss and of rescues. We will do memorial boards and name recognition along with information from local services agencies.

    Dallas

    Texas

    Event: Rethink and Remember – Overdose Awareness Day 2018
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 2:30pm
    Location: Greater St. James Temple A.M.E. Church
    200 N. Jim Miller Road
    Dallas, TX 75217
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Becky Vance
    Phone: 9725181821
    Email: bvance@drugfreegen.org

    A collaborative community event featuring leaders from Dallas’s medical, prevention, treatment, legislative, and media sectors to increase awareness of the opioid epidemic, overdose prevention and create actionable solutions to save lives. Resource tables will feature information on prevention, treatment and recovery support services throughout North Texas. Participants are invited to bring a small picture of a loved one to attach.

    Denton

    Texas

    Event: IOAD Denton, Texas
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Denton County Courthouse Lawn
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Sharon Roland
    Phone: 2144184769
    Email: sharonroland@hotmail.com

    Speakers, Proclamation IOAD Day, Release of Balloons in memory of family and friends.

    Denton

    Texas

    Event: International Overdose Awareness 2018
    Date: 30 August 2018
    Time: 1pm
    Location: University of North Texas Campus
    Denton
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: WTF – Winning The Fight!
    Contact: Kathy
    Phone: 9724677704
    Email: kathy@wtf-winningthefight.org

    Screening of the documentary “Not Me”, providing information on Narcan and other resources, display of Educational /Memorial Boards and providing students and faculty with silver ribbons.

    Denton

    Texas

    Event: North Texas IOAD
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    5:30pm
    Location: South lawn of the Denton County Courthouse on the square (downtown Denton)
    110 W. Hickory St.
    Denton, TX 76201
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Sharon Roland
    Phone: 214-418-4769
    Email: northtexasioad@gmail.com

    Please join us for the first North Texas International Overdose Awareness event, ” Time to Remember, Time to Act”.

    This event is free and open to the public from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 31, on the South lawn of the Denton County Courthouse on the square in downtown Denton.

    Speakers will discuss the national and local opioid epidemic, how to recognize and react to the signs of overdose to save a life, and how to become involved in solutions and hope for the future. Information tables will provide contacts and services, educational brochures, and IOAD bracelets and other complimentary material. There will be a memorial balloon launch to end the evening (balloons will be provided; participants are invited to bring a small picture of a loved one to attach.)

    Fort Worth

    Texas

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day – Tarrant County
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 10:30 am
    Location: Resource Connection of Tarrant County
    2300 Circle Drive
    Fort Worth, Texas 76119
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Fort Worth Safe Communities Coalition
    Contact: Amanda Robbins
    Phone: 817-250-4876
    Email: amandarobbins@texashealth.org

    2018 INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY – Tarrant County Texas

    Join us Friday, August 31st at the Resource Connection of Tarrant County for International Overdose Awareness Day. This global event is held on 31 August each year to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death.

    This event will host local experts to address the current scope of the Overdose and Opioid Epidemic in Tarrant County, current solutions in place to prevent overdose and provide resources so YOU can act.

    Tarrant County Commissioner Precinct 1, Roy Charles Brooks, along with the Fort Worth Safe Communities Coalition Drug Overdose & Poisoning Prevention Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Agency invite all residents of Tarrant County and beyond to attend this event as a time to remember and a time to act.

    Registration and Resource Tables open at 10:30 am.

    General Program and Complimentary Lunch at 11 am to 1 pm.

    Community Drug Take Back is offered onsite for the safe disposal of medications at this event courtesy of Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office.

    A Special Thank You to our event sponsors: Karriem’s Catering, Origins Behavioral Healthcare, Starlite Recovery and Tarrant County Commissioner Precinct 1, Roy Charles Brooks.

    Fort Worth

    Texas

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day | Fort Worth
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Westside Unitarian Universalist Church
    901 Page Ave, Fort Worth, Texas 76110
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: O.D. Aid
    Contact: Lizzie Maldonado
    Phone: 817 995 8614
    Email: odaidfw@gmail.com

    It’s a time to remember and a time to act this International Overdose Awareness Day. Let’s be together in radical community to celebrate our triumphs and mourn our losses, to grieve and connect.

    O.D. Aid is aiming to end overdose in Fort Worth, to end the stigma of drugs and drug-related deaths, to provide mutual aid and material support to drug users and their families, and to acknowledge the grief in remembering those who have suffered fatal overdoses within our community.

    ❤ EVENT DETAILS ❤
    • Open mic for live music, poetry, and storytelling
    • Music by Rachel Gollay
    • Snacks and drinks
    • Free Narcan and Naloxone kits
    • More details to come

    ❤ EVENT PARTNERS ❤
    • Love, Cassidy
    • Westside Unitarian Universalist Church
    • TONI

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    Join us Aug. 30 for a free Overdose Prevention Training at True Worth Place: https://www.facebook.com/events/2181005478787429/

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    💉 THE OVERDOSE EPIDEMIC 💉

    In 2016, two-thirds of the nearly 64,000 drug overdose deaths in the U.S. were caused by opioids (CDC). By comparison, approximately 58,000 U.S. soldiers died in the Vietnam War.

    Opioid overdose mortality presents a solvable public health problem and is reversible through the timely administration of a medication called Narcan (naloxone) accompanied by emergency care.

    No one deserves to die because they use drugs or struggle with addiction. Addiction and overdose are a health issue — not a criminal issue, not a moral issue. We’re coming together to end the stigma to support people who use drugs, people in recovery and the people who love them both.

    Fort Worth

    Texas

    Event: Overdose Prevention Training
    Date: 30/08/2018
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: True Worth Place
    1513 E Presidio St, Fort Worth, Texas 76102
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: O.D. Aid
    Contact: Lizzie Maldonado
    Phone: 817 995 8614
    Email: odaidfw@gmail.com

    In 2016, two-thirds of the nearly 64,000 drug overdose deaths in the U.S. were caused by opioids (CDC). By comparison, approximately 58,000 U.S. soldiers died in the Vietnam War.

    Opioid overdose mortality presents a solvable public health problem and is reversible through the timely administration of a medication called Narcan (naloxone) accompanied by emergency care.

    Join us for a FREE overdose prevention training on Thursday, August 30th at 6:30 PM at True Worth Place and receive one free Narcan kit and life-saving tips for recognizing and reversing overdoses.

    Training will be provided by Mark Kinzly of TONI (Texas Overdose Naloxone Initiative) through O.D. Aid and Love, Cassidy. Training will be limited to 75 guests, and 75 doses of Narcan in trained hands could potentially reverse 75 deadly overdoses in our community.





    ABOUT O.D. AID

    O.D. Aid is a grassroots group of concerned civilians in Fort Worth, Texas who want to help our community prevent fatal drug overdoses. Many of us have loved ones who struggle with addiction or who have lost someone we love to overdose. We have no official affiliations, sources of funding, or alternative motivations than to make real a very achievable goal to begin distributing naloxone free of charge to the most vulnerable drug users in Fort Worth who may not be able to afford the medication today.

    Laredo

    Texas

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day/Myke’s Purpose OD Awareness
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 6m
    Location: Rock FIitness Center
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Mr or Ms Morales
    Phone: 956-740-0633
    Email: aniram7661@gmail.com

    Community wide event to remember those who have died from overdoses and educational resources will be available available. We want to Proclaim the Day, have guest speakers, Door Prizes, balloon release, candle vigil, family oriented. Bring chairs!

    Lubbock

    Texas

    Event: Overdose Awareness, Prevention &Remembrance Event
    Date: 30/08/2018
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: P.O.Box 2828
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Lubbock County VOICES Coalition
    Contact: Teresa Alvarado
    Phone: 8062412902
    Email: talvarado@starcarelubbock.org

    Proclamation if possible, music, food, kid activities, keynote speaker with a balloon release to end with a remembrance ceremony

    Lubbock

    Texas

    Event: Lubbock County Overdose Prevention, Awareness and Remembrance event
    Date: 30 August 2018
    Time:
    6pm
    Location: 5825 34th st
    Alliance church
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Lubbock County VOICES Coalition/Starcare
    Contact: Teresa Alvarado
    Phone: 8062412902
    Email: talvarado@starcarelubbock.org

    Family fun event with a balloon release in memory of those who have lost their lives to an overdose.

    Richardson

    Texas

    Event: Overdose Awareness and Memorial Balloon Launch
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Woodcreek Church
    3400 E. Renner Rd.
    Richardson, TX 75082
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Angie Rogers
    Phone: 214-577-5213
    Email: vetrx@sbcglobal.net

    Community event with local recovery organizations to educate and raise awareness about overdose. A memorial balloon launch to remember loved ones list to overdose.

    Round Rock

    Texas

    Event: Williamson County Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 25 August 2018
    Time:
    9:30am
    Location: Lakeview Pavilion, Old Settlers Park
    3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd.
    Round Rock, TX 78665
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: LifeSteps Coalition
    Contact: Kaitlin
    Phone: 5122469880
    Email: coalition@lifestepscouncil.org

    It’s a day to remember those who were lost, who are struggling and who are in recovery!

    Utah

    Salt Lake City

    Utah

    Event: Overdose Awareness Utah 2018
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    6pm
    Location: South Steps of the Utah State Capitol
    350 State State Street
    Salt Lake City, UT 84111
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Amber Baum
    Phone: 801-234-9963
    Email: overdoseawarenessutah@gmail.com

    Join us for an inspiring and healing evening to honor those we’ve lost to overdose and raise awareness of the epidemic.
    Inspiring speakers, wonderful music, resource tables, video presentation and candle lighting on the steps of the beautiful Utah State Capitol.
    August 31, 2018 from 6-9 pm
    Resource tables available from 6-7 pm (Community and non-profit resources for families and individuals)
    Program from 7-9pm

    Vermont

    Manchester

    Vermont

    Event: FED UP Rally
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 4pm
    Location: August 31, 2018, 4-8 PM Rain or Shine,
    Factory Point Town Green (rte 30/11 and Main st intersection), Manchester Vermont
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: FED UP Vermont
    Contact: wendy galbraith
    Phone: 802-362-7018
    Email: wgalbraith52@gmail.com

    We will come together as a community to make necessary changes to protect our citizens from what the US Center for Disease Control has called
    “the worst drug epidemic in US history.”
    There will be resource tables, speakers sharing valuable information, live music, and a beautiful candlelight vigil. Please bring photos of loved ones lost or suffering, a picnic dinner, and folding chairs.

    Putney

    Vermont

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil – Putney, VT
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 6pm
    Location: Putney Common
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Tammy McNamara
    Phone: 802 380 9128
    Email: theputneyhuddle@gmail.com

    Join us for a vigil to remember loved ones lost to overdose death and support those in our community who are affected by loss. More details coming soon, but we plan to have speakers, music, a candlelight vigil and sharing of stories / photos.

    Virginia

    Arlington

    Virginia

    Event: Arlington Addiction Recovery Initiative Outreach Tbale
    Date: 29/08/2018
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Clarendon Farmers Market
    Clarendon Central Park
    3140 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Arlington Addiction Recovery Initiative
    Contact: Emily Siqveland
    Phone: 703-228-4216
    Email: esiqveland@arlingtonva.us

    Outreach table to provide educational material regarding opioids and substance use, statistics on the Opioid epidemic in Arlington, and treatment and intervention resources.

    Bristol

    Virginia

    Event: VERITAS Adult Drug Treatment Court Overdose Awareness
    Date: 14 August 2018
    Time: 12noon
    Location: 415 Cumberland Street
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: VERITAS Adult Drug Treatment Court
    Contact: Margie Collins
    Phone: 2765917758
    Email: margie.collins@bristolva.org

    Hosting an event with participants in the program and others that are interested in attending. Teaching the use of NARCAN, receiving certification. Other vendors are invited for the purpose of enhancing substance abuse recovery and sobriety in participants in the program.

    Fredericksburg

    Virginia

    Event: Germanna’s End Overdose Campaign
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 10am
    Location: Germanna Community College – Fredericksburg Area Campus in Spotsylvania, Virginia. 10000 Germanna Pointe Drive, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22408
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Germanna Community College
    Contact: Sarah W. Somerville
    Phone: 540 846 7705
    Email: ssomerville@germanna.edu

    Staffing resource tables on August 29 and 30 at both campus locations. Tables will provide educational information and students will be given purple and silver ribbons to wear to promote awareness. Tee shirts will be distributed with the #End Overdose imprint for a group photo and students and staff will be encouraged to wear Purple and Silver on that Friday. Local community service board personnel will conduct REVIVE training on Friday, August 31. REVIVE is training about identification of symptoms of overdose and the proper administration of naloxone for overdose rescue. Participants who complete the REVIVE 90 minute training will be issued a prescription to obtain naloxone to carry as part of a rescue kit. Additional training will be provided in September at other College loca

    Locust Grove

    Virginia

    Event: Germanna’s End Overdose Campaign
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 10am
    Location: Germanna Community College Locust Grove Campus, 2130 Germanna Highway, Locust Grove, Virginia 22508.
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Germanna Community College
    Contact: Sarah W. Somerville
    Phone: 540 846 7705
    Email: ssomerville@germanna.edu

    Staffing resource tables on August 29 and 30 at both campus locations. Tables will provide educational information and students will be given purple and silver ribbons to wear to promote awareness. Tee shirts will be distributed with the #End Overdose imprint for a group photo and students and staff will be encouraged to wear Purple and Silver on that Friday. Local community service board personnel will conduct REVIVE training on Friday, August 31. REVIVE is training about identification of symptoms of overdose and the proper administration of naloxone for overdose rescue. Participants who complete the REVIVE 90 minute training will be issued a prescription to obtain naloxone to carry as part of a rescue kit. Additional training will be provided in September at other College locations.

    Norfolk

    Virginia

    Event: 3RD ANNUAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS WALK
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: 1890 East Little Creek Road
    Norfolk Va 23518
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SUD-Time For Change
    Contact: Shannon Hawkins
    Phone: 757-403-3712
    Email: Sdog282001@yahoo.com

    Annual Overdose Awareness Walk –
    Guest speakers include emergency response workers, city officials, recovering addicts, family and friends affected by Substance Use Disorder and Overdose. We walk 1 mile after our public speaking with balloons and signs and banners to help bring community awareness to the growing problem in our area. We also have local Community services Board on site to offer local free narcan training classes and options on recovery.

    Radford

    Virginia

    Event: 2nd Annual New River Valley Candlelight Vigil for International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    7:30pm
    Location: Bisset Park (gazebo) – 49 Berkley Williams Drive, Radford, VA 24141
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NRVCS
    Contact: Mike Wade
    Phone: 540-961-8420
    Email: info@nrvcs.org

    NRVCS, in conjunction with the Partnerships For Success grant, will host the 2nd Annual New River Valley Candlelight Vigil for International Overdose Awareness Day, at Radford’s Bisset Park gazebo on Friday, August 31, 2018. The event, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will include a brief program with remarks from treatment providers, public health officials and members of the community who have been impacted by opioid abuse and overdose. A candlelight vigil and moment of silence will be conducted at dusk. This event is free and open to any interested members of the community.

    Williamsburg

    Virginia

    Event: Remembrance Service: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: The Bruton Parish Church
    201 Duke of Glocester Street
    Williamsburg, VA 23185
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SpiritWorks Foundation
    Contact: Lynn Smyth
    Phone: 757-903-0000
    Email: Lynn@spiritworksfoundation.org

    Prayer service and reception

    Washington

    Arlington

    Washington

    Event: Arlington Remembers IOAD
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time: 3pm
    Location: Legion Park – 114 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Emily McKagan
    Phone: 360.318.5693
    Email: emilymckagan@gmail.com

    3pm-9pm
    Itinerary includes a march to the corner of Hwy 9 & Hwy 530, public speakers, Narcan training, informational resources, community remembrance, and a candlelight vigil.

    Port Angeles

    Washington

    Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Walk
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Clallam County Courthouse Bell Tower
    223 East 4th St., Port Angeles, WA 98362
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: PA CAN & TAFY
    Contact: Danny Wollam
    Phone:
    Email: portangelescan@gmail.com

    Join PA Can and TAFY (The Answer for Youth) for the
    4th Annual International Overdose Awareness Day Walk

    International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.

    Spread awareness, prevention, and remembrance to those we’ve lost to substance abuse and addiction by joining the walk.

    The walk will begin in front of the Clallam County Courthouse Bell Tower. Our walk will head North on Lincoln and finish at the Port Angeles Pier.

    Walk for Awareness,
    Walk for Prevention,
    Walk to Remember.

    Clallam County Courthouse Bell Tower August 31, 2018 at 5:00pm

    For more information: Facebook: @PortAngelesCAN

    Speakers Include:
    Joe Descala ● Tom Steffan ● Survivors ● Members of the Recovery Community ● and more.

    Vancouver

    Washington

    Event: 2nd Annual Overdose Awareness Day, Vancouver, WA
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Marshall Park
    1069 E McLoughlin Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98663
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lyn
    Phone: 3607028867
    Email: ohana.swwa@gmail.com

    Speakers, overdose information, local resources and narcan training provided.

    West Virginia

    Huntington

    West Virginia

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day (and naloxone training)
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    1pm
    Location: Prestera at Pinecrest
    5600 US Route Sixty East
    Huntington, WV 25705
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Prestera Center
    Contact: Kim Miller
    Phone: 304-741-3616
    Email: kim.miller@prestera.org

    Press conference, panel of speakers, Mayor’s proclamation, light refreshments followed by free naloxone training and distribution.

    Logan

    West Virginia

    Event: Overdose Awareness Tribute
    Date: 30/08/2018
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Hot Cup
    201 Stratton Street
    Logan, WV 25601
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Southwestern Regional Day Report Center
    Contact: Jason Jones
    Phone: 304-792-9405
    Email: amatheny@lccwv.us

    A tribute to those that have been lost and those who continue to suffer from addiction. The event includes local guest speakers, an art exhibit, and live music.

    Wisconsin

    Appleton

    Wisconsin

    Event: Fox Cities Lights of Hope
    Date: 9 September 2018
    Time:
    5pm
    Location: City Park, 500 E Franklin St, Appleton, WI 54911
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Megan Kelley Foundation
    Contact: Bev Kelley-Miller, Lori Berncich, Nicole Krueger
    Phone: 9204282564
    Email: bev@megankelleyfoundation.org

    September is National Recovery Month! Join us for this FREE event.

    The 4th Annual Fox Cities Lights of Hope will be held on September 9, 2018 at 5 pm–this allows time for people to gather together and to honor and support our loved ones in their respective stages of recovery BEFORE the opening season football game between the GB Packers and Chicago Bears which begins at 7:20 pm.

    The 2018 WI Faces of Addiction and Recovery Quilts will be displayed. The red squares signify someone in active addiction, the gray squares signify someone who is incarcerated for their addiction. Please NOTE: the Len Bias Law plays a HUGE role in the incarcerations–often friends are using together, one dies, one lives and the person who lives is charged with the death. It’s typically NOT dealers who are convicted and incarcerated. The white squares signify recovery, along with HOPE and SUCCESS. The black squares signify someone has tragically lost his or her life to addiction. We anticipate that there will be over 500 black squares–only a tiny snapshot of the number of overdoses throughout the State of Wisconsin. The quilts are considered living quilts because the statuses can change any time except for the black squares.

    At the event, we will listen to speakers and then afterwards light four candles – red for those in active addiction, gray for those who are incarcerated, white for those in recovery, black for those who have lost a loved one to addiction. Please bring your own dripless candles or a paper plate to catch any drips.

    Appleton

    Wisconsin

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

    Kenosha

    Wisconsin

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day event
    Date: 31/08/2018
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: 5407 8th Ave.
    Kenosha WI
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Kenosha Human Development Services
    Contact: Patti Hansen
    Phone: 262-764-8522
    Email: phansen@khds.org

    We will have several local agencies providing resource information. Free narcan training and free instant result HIV/Hep C testing. Light food served. Free overdose awareness items to give away.

    Sheboygan

    Wisconsin

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31 August 2018
    Time:
    4pm
    Location: Fountain Park 922 N 8th St.
    Sheboygan,WI 53081
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: WIRCO- Wisconsin Recovery Community Organization
    Contact: Heidi Thompson
    Phone: 920-645-8359
    Email: heidit@wirco.org

    Speakers who have lost someone to overdose, speakers who have survived an overdose and are now in long term recovery, Police dept, Fire Dept, and Coroner will speak as well.
    We will have resource tables of other agencies or organizations who offer recovery support services and other community services.
    We will also be educating people on the use of narcan and safe use practices.
    We will end with a candlelight vigil.

    © 2018 ~ International Overdose Awareness Day is an initiative of Penington Institute