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    - Online/Digital

    Alexandria

    VA

    Activity: Live Show for MOP festival
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:20 am
    Location: Livestream
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Icarus Tyree
    Phone: 7033094823
    Email: ityreex@gmail.com

    Playing a set as part of Musicians for Overdose Prevention’s online festival

    Asheville

    North Carolina

    Activity: Solo Show
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Home show
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Galen
    Phone:
    Email: fortytwentytens@gmail.com

    Solo show

    Birmingham

    Alabama

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day 2021: Discussion with Dr. Jerome Adams, 20th U.S. Surgeon General
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: https://bit.ly/ioadwebinar
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Overdose Data to Action Team – Jefferson County Department of Health
    Contact: Abbi Pearman
    Phone: 2059301335
    Email: abbigail.pearman@jcdh.org

    Join the Jefferson County Department of Health on August 31, 2021 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. CST to recognize International Overdose Awareness Day with a webinar discussion with Dr. Jerome Adams, 20th U.S. Surgeon General, moderated by Lauren Sisler.

    Dr. Adams will discuss the worsening opioid overdose crisis in the U.S., his experience as the Indiana State Health Commissioner during the nation’s largest HIV & Hepatitis C outbreak associated with IV drug use, the impact of substance use disorder on his life, his work as “America’s Doctor” fighting the issues of substance use disorder and ensuing stigma, mental illness, and the opioid epidemic, and the importance of the work being done to combat these public health crises. Lauren Sisler, an award-winning sports broadcaster for ESPN and SEC Network and host at AL.com, will moderate this discussion, as well as share how substance use disorder has impacted her life. The audience is encouraged to submit their own questions throughout the event.

    Chicago

    IL

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Celebration 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jamelia Hand
    Phone:
    Email: Jhand@vantageclinicalconsulting.com

    Join me in recognizing International Overdose Awareness Day 2021 to honor and recognize our loved ones lost to drug overdose. Let’s share stories of encouragement and lift each other on this very special day.

    Hamilton

    Ontario

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice
    Contact: Jessica Milette
    Phone: 905-387-2448 ext. 2206
    Email: support@kemphospice.org

    Our loved ones are more than their substance use – they are a million and one more things. The Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice will be holding a virtual memorial on International Overdose Awareness Day to honour our loved ones whom we miss on this day, and every day.

    We invite you to submit a photo of your loved one along with a few words about what makes them special to you.

    To RSVP for our virtual gathering please contact support@kemphospice.org or 905-387-2448 ext. 2206

    Lakewood

    CO

    Activity: Virtual 5K
    Date: 22/08/2021
    Time:
    Location: Virtual 5K throughout the state of CO (emphasis on Larimer, Boulder, and Jefferson counties)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Jefferson County Public Health
    Contact: Julia Deziel
    Phone: 8023939760
    Email: jdeziel@jeffco.us

    We are hosting an International Overdose Awareness Day Virtual 5k this year across our counties – Boulder, Jefferson, and Larimer. Participants can run, walk, bike, hike, or move in any way that suits them anytime between Sunday August 22nd and OAD – August 31st. Sign up is free, and participants will have the option to donate to organizations in their counties that are combating stigma around substance use.

    We will send participants a purple bandana to wear while they run, and if they are able to donate, we will also send them an IOAD sticker. We have an online form for participants to submit their times as well as any pictures of them completing the 5k that they’d like to share. After the last day of the 5K window, we will send everyone who signed up an email with a multimedia celebration of the 5k as well as a list of resources and places to get Narcan and Narcan training across all participating counties.

    Oak Ridge

    Tennessee

    Activity: Time to Remember – Sharing Lost Lives
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time:
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Tennessee Overdose Prevention
    Contact: Nancy Carter Daniels
    Phone: 865-599-4776
    Email: TnOverdosePrevention@gmail.com

    Tennessee Overdose Prevention will be using Facebook Live to spotlight “”Time to Remember – Sharing Lost Lives” with remembering slideshow / videos of individuals who lost their lives to the disease of addiction including overdose, suicide, accidents, infections, and other effects of substance use disorder.

    We appreciate anyone who sends Tennessee Overdose Prevention and LINKED their videos of their loved ones for us to feature on International Overdose Awareness Day and throughout the month of August.

    If you would like us to include your loved ones, email us at Tnoverdoseprevention@gmail.com and we’ll send you a google form for an official video release. If you had a slideshow video done through your funeral home, you can give them a call and ask for a link, the url.

    We will be live-streaming on August 31, but the videos will also be available to view at anytime on our website, youarelinked.org. At least one video will be posted each day through August 31. We expect to fill up our time slots quickly and will post a deadline for including your video. Tennessee families were prioritized through August 7.

    The Facebook Live event will also feature:

    Obituaries that mention addiction
    Memoirs
    Families that have lost more than one person
    Articles sharing the stories of lost loved ones
    Facebook pages remembering lost loved ones

    #Remembering
    #TimeToRememberSharingLostLives
    #ENDOVERDOSE
    #InternationalOverdoseAwarenessMonth
    #IOAD2021
    #TimeToRemember
    #SharingLostLives
    #30daysofrememberance

    We are continuing our efforts with our Facebook group, Turning Your Community Purple 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1542220495898776/?ref=share

    #TurningYourCommunityPurple
    #EmpirePurple
    IOAD2020Purple
    IOAD2021Purple

    Rome (Italy); London (UK); Beirut (Lebanon); Melbourne (Australia) and various locations in the USA

    Italy and other countries worldwide

    Activity: Rome Consensus 2.0 Humanitarian Drug Policy video series on IOAD 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Rome Consensus 2.0
    Contact: Romina Marchionne
    Phone: +393496742118
    Email: info@romeconsensus.com

    The Rome Consensus 2.0 will join the Penington Institute’s global campaign through social media. We created several videos about Overdose Awareness that will be shared on a weekly basis between now and August 31st.
    On week one, we are pleased to share our first two videos with you! Thanks to Dr. Massimo Barra, IFRC special envoy for health, founder of Fondazione Villa Maraini, the National Agency of the Italian Red Cross for pathological addictions and creator of the Rome Consensus and to Ms. Giovanna Campello, chief at UNODC Prevention, Treatment & Rehabilitation Section for supporting this initiative on International Overdose Awareness Day 2021!

    Teheran (IRAN); Rome (ITALY)

    IRAN and ITALY

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day 2021 – The Red Cross & Red Crescent humanitarian drug policy, training and action, joint project for Iran.
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: online webinar
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Iranian Red Crescent, Italian Red Cross, Villa Maraini Foundation
    Contact: Mauro Patti
    Phone:
    Email: partnership@villamaraini.it

    WEBINAR
    AGENDA
    13:00-13:10 Dr. Esfandiar, Director General of international Operations and Humanitaria Programs – IRCS; Dr. Alikhani, Director General of Health and Treatment, IRCS (opening speech)
    13:10 -13:20 Dr. Moradian, USG for Health, Treatment and Rehabilitation Division -IRCS
    13:20 -13:30 Dr. Barra, Chairman of the RCRC Partnership on Substance Abuse
    13:30 – 13:40 Dr .Qoddosi, Head of the prevention and harm reduction of Alcohol and Tobacco Department – Ministry of Health
    13:40 – 13:50 Dr. Goguadze, Senior Officer of IFRC Health Department
    13:50 – 13:55 Dr. Toserkan Manesh, Director General of Treatment and Social Protections Iran Drug Control Secretariat
    13:55 – 14:05 Ms. Gasbarrini, Project Manager – Villa Maraini Foundation
    14:05 – 14:20 Dr. Barra and Dr. Moradian (wrap up)
    14:20 – 14:30 Question/Answer

    The RCRC humanitarian drug policy, training and action, joint project for Iran is financed by European Commission and coordinated by
    the Villa Maraini Foundation.

    August 31st, 2021 – 1 3 . 0 0 – 1 4 : 3 0 P M ( T E H R A N T I M E )

    Webinar link https://teams.live.com/meet/94406857000408

    - Worldwide

    Vienna

    Activity: Evidence-Based Approaches to Opioid Overdose Recognition and Management: Share the facts – Save lives
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 01:30 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: UNODC
    Contact: Anja Busse
    Phone:
    Email:

    The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) together with the International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP) are organizing a webinar on “Evidence-Based Approaches to Opioid Overdose Recognition and Management: Share the facts – Save lives” held on 31 August 2021.

    Experts in opioid overdose prevention will deliver presentations to provide our international audience with the following learning outcomes:

    • A brief introduction to features of opioid overdose and recognition
    • Overview of prevention and risks of occurrence
    • Available interventions (drug and other treatment options, first responders / direct response naloxone, take-home naloxone)
    • What is naloxone?
    • Recent findings and evidence on the effectiveness of naloxone
    • Implementation challenges and availability

    Presentations:

    Introduction to the UNODC-WHO Initiative to Stop-Overdose-Safely (S-O-S)
    • Dr. Dzmitry Krupchanka (WHO)
    • Anja Busse (UNODC)

    S-O-S Results
    • Professor Paul Dietze (Burnet Institute, Australia)

    Effectiveness of Naloxone in Saving Lives
    • Professor Sir John Strang (Kings College, UK)

    Afghanistan

    Kabul

    Kabul

    Activity: Overdose Awareness for community
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: Maiwand Avenue next to Eidgha Masjid district number one (Bridge Office)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Bridge Hope Health Organization (BHHO)
    Contact: Abdur Raheem Rejaey
    Phone: 0789146467
    Email: raheemrejaey@gmail.com

    Gathering and tribute to the pass away friends and colleagues during the year who have lost their life due to overdose

    Australia

    ACT

    Acton

    ACT

    Activity: Telstra Tower Lights Up Purple for IOAD 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Telstra Tower
    100 Black Mountain Dr
    Acton ACT 2601
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Telstra Tower will be lit purple, in honour and remembrance of those who have died due to overdose and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

    Townsville

    QLD

    Activity: Overdose Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Queens Gardens, North Ward
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Patrick
    Phone: 0407019762
    Email: max7343@hotmail.com

    Education and Remembrance. Free Naloxone, ambulance service demonstration and Q and A

    NSW

    bankstown

    NSW

    Activity: Canterbury Bankstown Overdose Awareness Campain
    Date: 25/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Bankstown
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CDAT
    Contact: kassie paice
    Phone: +61432290494
    Email: paicec@missionaustralia.com.au

    Bankstown Central Shopping Centre
    Facebook and Instagram pages from youth services around Bankstown

    Coffs harbour

    NSW

    Activity: tribute tree
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 am
    Location: Community Village, 22 Earl St Coffs Harbour
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Coffs Harbour Neighborhood Centre
    Contact: Di
    Phone: 0408555157
    Email: volunteering@chnc.com.au

    Coffs Harbour NHC support an array of community members from all walks of life.
    A young artist volunteer created a huge chalk tribute tree in the centre of our community hub. Community members who seek support from our essential services or were able to request online a leaf to be dded to the tree with the name of a loved one they had lost to overdose.

    Lightning Ridge

    NSW

    Activity: Lightning Ridge Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: HealthOne (Lightning Ridge Multipurpose Service)
    25 Pandora Street
    Lightning Ridge NSW 2834
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Royal Flying Doctors South Eastern Section
    Contact: Sara Smith
    Phone: 0439440034
    Email: sara.smith@rfdsse.org.au

    BBQ and cupcakes, education sessions about safe Drug and Alcohol use, rehab referral pathways, What is Nexalone how it could save a life, disposing of sharps in our community safely, Hep C screening Deadly Liver Vouchers and appointment options to start on an AOD recovery journey.

    Partnership event between Lightning Ridge Local Health District (Western NSW Health) and the Royal Flying Doctors South Eastern Section Wellbeing Place Lightning Ridge (Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselling and Wellbeing Services)

    Newcastle

    NSW

    Activity: Newcastle Town Hall Lights Up Purple for IOAD 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Newcastle Town Hall
    290 King St
    Newcastle NSW 2300
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Newcastle Town Hall will be lit purple, in honour and remembrance of those who have died due to overdose and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

    North Sydney

    NSW

    Activity: Health Professional Thank You on IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: 56 Berry Street, North Sydney however our ‘event’ is a video we are creating to email to our database of healthcare professionals.
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Inside Practice Pty Ltd
    Contact: Darren Magick / Dr Phil Mitchell
    Phone: 0420 252 130
    Email: darren@insidepractice.com.au

    We mean to create a video, animated, to memorialise those we have lost to overdose whilst acknowledging the continued risks and potential for prevention. The animation will also serve to provide thanks to healthcare professionals and caregivers on the front lines supporting those in most need – ie those at risk of overdose. The video is sent by email to our list of 20,000 healthcare professionals Australia wide.

    Sydney

    NSW

    Activity: BH Leos – Overdose Awareness Campaign
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Baulkham Hills
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Baulkham Hills Leo Club
    Contact: Jaydee Nomisasa
    Phone:
    Email:

    We are running a social media campaign on our Social Media Page

    NT

    Katherine

    NT

    Activity: Katherine Town Square Lights Up Purple for IOAD 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Katherine Town Square
    50 Cent Park
    Katherine NT
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Katherine Town Square will be lit purple, in honour and remembrance of those who have died due to overdose and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

    QLD

    Brisbane

    QLD

    Activity: Hi-Ground Chatroom Takeover Launch – Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: https://chat.hi-ground.org/
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hi-Ground
    Contact: Brooke Walters
    Phone:
    Email: hi-ground@quihn.org

    Hi-Ground has officially partnered with Queensland’s peer advocacy organisation QuIVAA and to celebrate we are launching the first of our chatroom takeover sessions on the International Overdose Awareness Day!

    We will have guest speakers who are peers and have lived experience stories to share, we will be holding space for anyone who would like to contribute to this conversation. In the second half of the session we will also have a QuIVAA & QuIHN member chat about the advocacy and journey to push life saving medicine naloxone into the harm reduction services across Australia!

    Cairns

    QLD

    Activity: Remember Them
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: 305 Severin St
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Youthlink
    Contact: Nadine Horosak
    Phone: 0740316179
    Email: nadine@youthlink.org.au

    We will invite clients to light a candle for their loved one and say a little prayer or tell a little story about them. So often there is no closure when an overdose occurs, this creates an opportunity for people to say goodbye.
    We will also take note of how many people have direct experience of overdose throughout the week, most clients have either survived an overdose themselves or been there when someone they know has overdosed. This is to raise awareness of how common it is adn easily and quickly it can happen.
    We will be educating on ways to avoid overdose and strategies on how to keep your mates safe. If our application for Naloxone administration is approved we will have those out for the community.

    Gold Coast

    QLD

    Activity: IOAD Book Launch My Name Is Mum- How Prescription Drug Addiction Killed My Son fundraiser
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: HOTA Gold Coast in Evandale Park on north side of building . All welcome
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Sandra McGivern
    Phone: 0413679790
    Email: Smcg@iinet.net.au

    My Name Is Mum –
    How Prescription Drug Addiction
    Killed My Son.
    A Book by Sandra McGivern
    Released on Tuesday Aug 31, 2021, International Overdose Awareness Day.
    Proceeds to #endoverdose and support mums of addicts.

    Angus McGivern was a 17-year-old Australian boy living his Gridiron football dream before being swept into the American opioid epidemic. My Name is Mum – How Prescription Drug Addiction Killed My Son tells how Sandra McGivern struggled next to her son for ten years to overcome his addiction. Their journey includes fleeing America in the middle of the night to avoid impossible court consequences, the desperate search for a rehabilitation bed in Australia and finally, the tragic aftermath of losing a son too soon to an overwhelming addiction when help was in sight. Determined not to let Angus’s death be in vain, Sandra’s story did not end there. She has used her experiences to become a leading advocate in prescription drug addiction awareness, an often-uphill battle against bureaucracy. This book is a frank, touching and honest account of what one Mum’s love can achieve!
    All Enquiries to Sandra McGivern. Author Coach, Speaker, Presenter. Available for Radio, Tv and Live Interviews. Dr Jennifer Stevens, Pain Specialist and Head of Real Time Prescription Monitoring Group, NSW Health also available for comment.

    South Brisbane

    QLD

    Activity: Kurilpa Bridge Lights Up Purple for IOAD 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 am
    Location: Kurilpa Bridge
    South Brisbane QLD 4101
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email: QGAO.ParksandBridges@hpw.qld.gov.au

    Kurilpa Bridge will be lit purple, in honour and remembrance of those who have died due to overdose and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

    South Brisbane

    QLD

    Activity: Victoria Bridge Lights Up Purple for IOAD 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: The Victoria Bridge
    South Brisbane QLD 4101
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Victoria Bridge will be lit purple, in honour and remembrance of those who have died due to overdose and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

    Surfers Paradise

    QLD

    Activity: Skypoint Lights Up Purple for IOAD 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Skypoint
    Q1 Building
    9 Hamilton Ave
    Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email: info@skypoint.com.au

    Skypoint will be lit purple, in honour and remembrance of those who have died due to overdose and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

    Townsville

    QLD

    Activity: The Townsville Sign Lights Up Purple for IOAD 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: The Townsville Sign
    Townsville QLD
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    The Townsville sign will be lit purple, in honour and remembrance of those who have died due to overdose and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

    Townsville

    QLD

    Activity: Wharton Reef Lighthouse Lights Up Purple for IOAD 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Wharton Reef Lighthouse
    Palmer St, Townsville
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Wharton Reef Lighthouse will be lit purple, in honour and remembrance of those who have died due to overdose and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

    Townsville

    QLD

    Activity: Townsville’s Old Magistrates Court House Lights Up Purple for IOAD 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Old Magistrates Court House
    Townsville QLD
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Townsville’s Old Magistrates Court House will be lit purple, in honour and remembrance of those who have died due to overdose and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

    Townsville

    QLD

    Activity: Little Fletcher Bridge Lights Up Purple for IOAD 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Little Fletcher Bridge
    Little Fletcher St
    Townsville QLD 4810
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Little Fletcher Bridge will be lit purple, in honour and remembrance of those who have died due to overdose and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

    Townsville

    QLD

    Activity: George Roberts Bridge Lights Up Purple for IOAD 202
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: George Roberts Bridge
    Townsville QLD 4810
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    George Roberts Bridge will be lit purple, in honour and remembrance of those who have died due to overdose and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

    SA

    Adelaide

    SA

    Activity: UC CNP Overdose Awareness Day 21
    Date: 30/08/2021
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: UCity [Uniting Communities]
    43 Franklin St
    1st Floor Aod + CNP
    Adelaide. SA. 5000
    AUSTRALIA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Uniting Communities: UCity
    Contact: Penni
    Phone: 08 8202 5152
    Email: Penni@hepatitissa.asn.au

    Via the CNP – Clean Needle Program – we will be promoting harm reduction, overdose awareness and responses to opioids, stimulants, psychoactive drugs.
    Key features we are planning for IOAD on 1st floor UCity Adelaide, include a Memory tree [to which people can express memorandums or write messages on gorgeous paper and attach] + badges with badge making kit. We’re also hoping to display the OAD quilt created previously by clean needle program clients. Naloxone is still available free in SA from registered pharmacies so promotion of requisite vouchers along with info on use and access of THN [Take Home Naloxone] will happen during the week of 31st August.
    Posters, novelty resources and information will additionally be displayed to support and promote IOAD with focus in clean needle program, aod services as well as throughout the whole of Uniting Communities.

    Adelaide

    SA

    Activity: Adelaide Town Hall lights up Purple for IOAD 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: Adelaide Town Hall
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Adelaide
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Adelaide Town Hall will be lit purple, in honour and remembrance of those who have died due to overdose and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

    Mt Gambier

    SA

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: The Blue Lake – John Watson Drive, Mount Gambier – western lookout at the Cactus Garden grassed area with the intention of social distancing around the rim of the Blue Lake.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Rotary Mt Gambier West & Limestone Coast Drug Action Team
    Contact: Jade Hill
    Phone: 87351049
    Email: jade.hill@police.sa.gov.au

    Rotary Mount Gambier West and The Limestone Coast Drug Action Team would like to host a vigil to remember those who have lost their lives to overdose and the families who have lost a loved one to overdose. This event will be held to reduce stigma and support our community by lining the rim of The Blue Lake as a symbol of unity and acknowledgement.
    The event will commence at 5.30pm where a brief discussion regarding overdose will take place before a pause of silence. The community are encouraged to wear purple and bring a candle along with them to honor and remember those lives lost.
    The Mt Gambier attraction sites – The Main Corner, Centenary Tower, The Lady Nelson will also be lit purple on the evening of as a symbol of respect, remembrance and support.

    Prospect

    SA

    Activity: Aboriginal Community Connect BBQ for International Overdose Awareness Day 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Aboriginal Community Connect
    196 Prospect Road
    Prospect SA 5082
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Aboriginal Community Connect – Uniting Communities
    Contact: Damien Ralphs
    Phone: 08 8344 6054
    Email: damien.ralphs@unitingcommunities.org

    Aboriginal Community Connect invites you to join us for our International Overdose Awareness Day 2021 BBQ.
    Wear something Purple to help raise awareness. Keep an eye out on our Facebook Page (Aboriginal Community Connect)
    Tuesday 31st August 2021
    12 noon – 2pm
    196 Prospect Road, Prospect, SA, 5082
    For more information or to confirm your attendance please contact Damien Ralphs on 08 8344 6054 or Dr. Keyvan Abak on 0417 699 832

    TAS

    Hobart

    TAS

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: From 01/07/2021, culminating on 31/8/2021
    Time:
    Location: Community Events held in Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council Tas. (Inc)
    Contact: Cathy Gibson
    Phone: 03 6231 5002
    Email: cathy@atdc.org.au

    Be a part of ending overdose. How many origami cranes can you fold?

    HOW TO PARTICIPATE
    1. FOLD A CRANE Time to remember, time to act
    • Nominate a Crane Champion in your organisation to coordinate crane folding sessions and to attend International Overdose Awareness Day events
    • Hold a crane folding session with friends, family, or workmates. How many can you fold?
    • Be part of an artwork of origami cranes, by coming to an event in your region and placing your cranes on the artwork.
    • Talk about overdose. Anyone can be affected, talking about overdose can save a life.
    • Upload photos of cranes to social media #EndOverdose #OverdoseAware #IOAD2021 @OverdoseDay @atdctas

    Free paper packs available from:
    o ATDC, 175 Collins Street, Hobart
    o City Mission, 48 Frederick Street, Launceston
    o Anglicare Tasmania, 31 King St, Devonport
    o YFCC, 129 Wilson Street, Burnie

    2. ATTEND AN IOAD COMMUNITY EVENT
    Tuesday, 31st August 2021 10:00am to 2:00pm

    • nipaluna/Hobart: Mawson Place Waterside Pavilion, Argyle Street
      Waterside Pavilion will be open the week leading up to IOAD from 10am to 4pm for crane folding and displaying. Refer to ATDC website for opening times and contact ATDC if you would like to arrange a group session.
    • Launceston: Reception Room, Town Hall, St John Street
    • Devonport: RANT Arts, 45-47 Stewart Street

    Bring folded cranes to your local community event and contribute to the region’s artwork. Events will be held in Devonport, Launceston and nipaluna/Hobart and will include crane folding, placing cranes as part of an artwork, talks and a minute’s silence to remember those we have lost to overdose.
    Haven’t folded a crane?  Can’t fold a crane? We have you covered. Pre-folded cranes will be available on the day so everyone can be part of creating the art installation.
    For community event details see atdc.org.au/overdoseday

    3. RAISE AWARENESS Share with your networks
    • Change your Facebook Profile Frame.
    • Add a banner to your email signature.
    • Promote IOAD by using promotional materials available.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION visit atdc.org.au/overdoseday or phone Cathy on 6231 5002.

    Launceston

    TAS

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time:
    Location: 111 Elizabeth Street, Launceston TAS 7250
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Salvation Army
    Contact: Shannon Hyland
    Phone: 03 6323 7500
    Email: shannon.hyland@salvationarmy.org.au

    We want to frame this event with a ceremonial and educational focus. Thus, we will have a large banner for everyone to sign, a memorial book for everyone to sign if they wish, tree planting. We will also invite clients to speak about their lived experience regarding alcohol and other drug use and overdose. There will be brochures available to attendees to collect.

    VIC

    City of Yarra

    VIC

    Activity: What International Overdose Awareness Day means to me
    Date: 06/09/2021
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Online event Monday 6th September at 7.30pm, www.ydhf.org.au
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Yarra Drug and Health Forum
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Join us for this event online Monday 6 September commencing at 7.30pm www.ydhf.org.au

    What International Overdose Awareness Day means to me – hear personal accounts from family and friends of people who have died of overdose, politicians, peer workers and others about what this day means to them.

    For more information about International Overdose Awareness Day visit

    International Overdose Awareness Day

    Docklands

    VIC

    Activity: Bolte Bridge Lights Up Purple for IOAD 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Bolte Bridge
    Docklands VIC 3008
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email: ewon2@transurban.com

    Bolte Bridge will be lit purple, in honour and remembrance of those who have died due to overdose and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

    Fitzroy

    VIC

    Activity: Online Naloxone Training
    Date: 27/08/2021
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: zoom link Harm Reduction Victoria is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Topic: Naloxone Administration
    Time: Aug 27, 2021 04:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87869555825?pwd=Q1h0cDMrelhOVkdoODJHQXU2UkpBUT09

    Meeting ID: 878 6955 5825
    Passcode: IOAD2021
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Harm Reduction Victoria
    Contact: Jane Dicka
    Phone: 0425817451
    Email: janed@hrvic.org.au

    peer based, online session covering when and how to administer naloxone. Free naloxone kits for those who participate.

    Fitzroy

    VIC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: To be confirmed
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Fitzroy Legal Service
    Contact: Laura Button
    Phone: 0402 644 085
    Email: lbutton@fls.org.au

    The Women’s Leadership Group is holding a vigil on International Overdose Awareness Day for the many we’ve lost, and continue to lose, to drug overdose.

    Jazzy, one of the group’s original members, is one of those, and died within days of exiting custody.

    This event will:

    • Focus on women. They are underrepresented in this conversation. Due to criminalisation, stigma and shame, our women are dying in the shadows and often their stories are either whitewashed or not told.

    • Memorialise their deaths and celebrate their lives – they are not just how their story ended.

    • Speak to the necessity of drug decriminalisation – Government policy neglects women’s health in favour of criminalising them.

    • Pay tribute to the costs this exacts on partners, children, family members, friends, acquaintances, and community.

    Speakers to be announced.

    The Women’s Leadership Group

    The Women’s Leadership Group is an advocacy group composed of women with expert experience of incarceration and criminalisation. The group’s mandate is to undertake systemic advocacy aimed at challenging the inherent harms of the criminal justice system and connected social sector, as it relates to incarcerated and criminalised women.

    Fitzroy Legal Service

    We work towards a fairer and more just Victorian community, one in which the legal and broader social system supports equity and justice.

    Home

    Footscary

    VIC

    Activity: IOAD Memorial Event
    Date: 30/08/2021
    Time: 10:15 am
    Location: Events will take place all week from Monday 30th @
    Health Works
    4-12 Buckley St.
    Footscray
    VIC 3011
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: cohealth – Health Works
    Contact: Andy Sinclair
    Phone: 9448 5510
    Email: Healthworks@cohealth.org.au

    Health Works will this year be promoting and providing naloxone training and access for all PWID’s, family and friends.
    We will have the silber badges and purple wrist bands to hand out, and cardboard purple stars for people to write either the name of a loved one who has passed from a drug overdose, or a memorial message.These will be displayed in our courtyard outside the NSP on a perspex board.

    These activities will take place ALL WEEK from the Monday 30th.

    We are also promoting both the HRVic on-line training this Friday 27th @ 4pm and the First Step on-line training on Monday 30th @ 5pm to our clients.
    As a special treat on Tuesday 31st and Wednesday 1st Sept. we will have cupcakes and muffins to give out to clients that will have edible messages on top about overdose prevention.

    Geelong

    VIC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Geelong
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time:
    Location: Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Barwon Health
    Contact: Isabella Natale
    Phone: 1800 196 850
    Email: harmreductionservices@barwonhealth.org.au

    Social media campaign

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: AAMI Park Lights Up Purple for IOAD 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: AAMI Park
    Olympic Blvd
    Melbourne
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Alex Stockton
    Phone:
    Email: AStockton@mopt.vic.gov.au

    AAMI Park will be lit purple, in honour and remembrance of those who have died due to overdose and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Flinders St Station Lights Up Purple for IOAD 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Flinders St Station
    Flinders St
    Melbourne VIC 3000
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Graeme
    Phone: Kaye
    Email: Graeme.Kaye@development.vic.gov.au

    Flinders St Station will be lit purple, in honour and remembrance of those who have died due to overdose and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Melbourne Town Hall Lights Up Purple for IOAD 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Melbourne Town Hall
    90-130 Swanston St
    Melbourne VIC 3000
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Melbourne Town Hall will be lit purple, in honour and remembrance of those who have died due to overdose and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: SHARC observes International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Reception
    Phone: 95731740
    Email: info@sharc.org.au

    SHARC invites you to join us virtually to share in memory, reflection, education and community.
    We also ask that all attendees bring a candle which you will be invited to light during the event.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 31 Grey St, St Kilda 3182.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Salvation Army – Access Health
    Contact: Jasmine Stubbs
    Phone: 9536 7780
    Email:

    For International Overdose Awareness Day 2021 Access Health and 24/7 NSP will be handing out small care packages to the community to acknowledge those who have lost a loved one to overdose and to say thank you to those who have engaged in harm reduction, to those who have reversed an overdose and to those who have engaged in conversations/education to prevent and reduce drug-related harm.

    Access Health and 24/7 NSP stand in remembrance of those who have died due to overdose and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

    Mitcham

    VIC

    Activity: The Salvation Army International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:05 pm
    Location: On line TEAMS event
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Salvation Army
    Contact: juanita davis
    Phone:
    Email: juanita.davis@salvationarmy.org.au

    The plan for the event will be:
    • An introduction to International Overdose Awareness Day including its history and this year’s theme “A time to remember a time to act”
    • A naloxone training Session
    • Staff stories
    • Reflective song

    Richmond

    VIC

    Activity: Virtual Morning Tea
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:30 am
    Location: 1 Hoddle Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ACSO
    Contact: Aston Elliot
    Phone: 0438992884
    Email: aelliot@acso.org.au

    Virtual morning tea, memorials, information sharing re safe use and OD prevention, candle lighting for staff in ACSOs AOD intake, assessment and treatment teams.

    St.Kilda

    VIC

    Activity: World’s Largest Overdose Prevention Training
    Date: 30/08/2021
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: ONLINE
    For bookings go to
    https://www.trybooking.com/BTLUS
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Community Organisations from StKilda and surrounds
    Contact: Del
    Phone: 0415496620
    Email: Delwyn@firststep.org.au

    The 5th Annual World’s Largest Overdose Prevention Training will include a deep dive into overdose: who is vulnerable, how it happens, what to look out for. We will then walk you through what to do in the event of an overdose and finish with some words from the folks at SHARC (Self Help Addiction Resource Centre)

    Who is it for? Suitable for anyone likely to witness an overdose: family, friends, people living in areas of high drug use, sector workers, students of AOD etc.

    Supported by: First Step, Penington Institute, Star Health, Launch Housing, Salvation Army/Access Health, St.Kilda Gatehouse, Windana, Alfred Health (South City Clinic), Whitelion, Harm Reduction Victoria and SHARC (Family Drug Help)

    Stawell

    VIC

    Activity: Spreading the word
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Grampians Community Health
    Contact: Emma Mackley
    Phone: 0417550742
    Email: emma.mackley@gch.org.au

    Grampians Community Health are hanging purple lights aorund all of their sites.

    They have also relased their first Podcast – Community Is Our Middle Name. The first episode focuses on International Overdose Awareness day and the importance of having this conversation. The host speaks with Emma our Non Residential Withdrawal Nurse.

    Wodonga

    VIC

    Activity: Overdose prevention Day local media campaign
    Date: 02/08/2021
    Time:
    Location: Wodonga Vic
    Wangaratta Vic
    Albury NSW
    and surrounding area’s
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Gateway health Wodonga and Wangaratta
    Contact: lucy hanrahan
    Phone: 0424148892
    Email: lucy.hanrahan@gatewayhealth.org.au

    -Albury, Wodonga and Wangaratta council are lighting a monument purple in each city center.
    -Media campaign (local news, radio and new paper’s)
    -social media release- via gateway health website, Facebook and Instagram pages

    WA

    Broome

    WA

    Activity: Remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Entrance Point beach Broome
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cyrenian House
    Contact: CHMR
    Phone: 91926400
    Email: CHMRreception@cyrenianhouse.com

    A brief gathering to remember those who have left us due to overdose and to support those who would like to attend.

    Perth

    WA

    Activity: IOAD Light up Yagan Square
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 am
    Location: Yagan Square Northbridge/Perth
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: MHC
    Contact: Grace Oh
    Phone: +61405126916
    Email: grace.oh@mhc.wa.gov.au

    IOAD Light up Yagan Square
    Light up purple and silver and run promotional posters for 12 hours on giant screen using IOAD campaign posters
    Promote and raise awareness of;
    IOAD, opioid overdose, access to naloxone and local community based agency IOAD events

    Perth

    WA

    Activity: Remembrance Ceremony Morning Tea
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 11AM, TUESDAY 31ST AUGUST
    ROYAL PARK HALL
    180 CHARLES STREET, NORTH PERTH
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Peer Based Harm Reduction WA
    Contact: Paul Dessauer
    Phone: (08)9325 8387
    Email: outreach@harmreductionwa.org

    Dear friend,

    Our Remembrance Ceremony is held on International Overdose Awareness Day each year.
    It aims to raise awareness of overdose and to reduce the stigma associated with a drug-related death.

    On this day we remember all those who have passed, and we acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends of those who have died or suffered a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. Stigma in relation to drug use and drug addiction is a barrier which discourages people from seeking help for drug problems, and stigma only adds to the suffering of families and friends who lose someone they love.

    On this day we also spread the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.

    Peer Based Harm Reduction WA would like to invite you to attend our Remembrance Morning Tea, 11:00am, Tuesday 31 August, at Royal Park Hall, 180 Charles Street, West Perth.
    Please feel free to share this invitation through your networks.

    Austria

    Vienna

    Activity: In memory of all the drug victims, especially Aleksander +19, Patrick +20, Patryk +19, Denis 34,
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Online meeting Vienna, Austria
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Doro Götterer Sabine Oehlzand
    Phone:
    Email: purplewing.austria@gmail.com

    International online meeting of the group Purple wing Vienna, Austria and Parents of drug victims Poland Purple wing “Purple Absentees” G-Poland. International online meeting of the group Purple wing Vienna, Austria and Parents of drug victims Poland Purple wing “Purple Absentees” G-Poland
    In memory of the victims, spreading awareness on drug overdoses, causes and prevention.

    Burundi

    MUYINGA

    Activity: Decrease overdose
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Egide NDUWAYO
    Phone: +25768868716
    Email: cannynduwayo@mail.com

    In Burundi, there are drug users. We no longer condemn drug users. But nowadays, there is an increase in using drugs. Many people are dying because of overdose. Therefore, we want to make drugs users aware of overdose.

    Canada

    Abbotsford

    BC

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day March 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: 2552 McCallum Rd to 33737 George Ferguson Way
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug War Survivors Abbotsford
    Contact: Brittany Maple
    Phone: 778-201-8899
    Email: Brittany@drugwarsurvivors.com

    We are marching from Jubilee Park to Trinity memorial United church followed by a free bbq, speakers, music and awards. Come join us to honour those we have lost and push for change for our communities!

    Abbotsford

    British Columbia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Walk and Gathering
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Mill Lake Shelter #2 (water park)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: LIFE Recovery Association
    Contact: Coletta Holmes
    Phone: 604-855-4440
    Email: director@liferecovery.ca

    Please join us as we remember lives lost in the overdose epidemic.

    6:30 Welcome and Walk
    7:30 Memorial Ceremony

    Airdrie

    Albert

    Activity: Airdrie Overdose Awareness
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Nose Creek Park, Airdrie
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Julie Hazelwanter
    Phone:
    Email: Airdrieioad@gmail.com

    Commemorate our Purple Bridge of Hope. Various organizations will set up Booths for awareness and Harm Reduction, Speeches, Music, Awareness and support

    Angus

    Ontario

    Activity: Mental Health First Aid
    Date: 23/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: This will be an online event via Zoom
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: WellRight Centre
    Phone:
    Email: info@wellrightcentre.ca

    I am offering Mental Health First Training Sept 22&23, 2021 as well as October 2, 2021. I will be contributing 15% of each registered participant up until Sept 1, 2021.

    Bancroft

    Ontario

    Activity: Memorial Plaque Unveiling
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 04:20 pm
    Location: 23B Bridge St W
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: North Hastings Community Trust
    Contact: Victoria Burke
    Phone:
    Email:

    We will be unveiling a community art project that is a memorial plaque to honor the lives we have lost to overdoses.

    Barrie

    Ontario

    Activity: Vigil of Hope and Remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Meridan Place, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ryan’s Hope
    Contact: Christine Nayler
    Phone: 249-733-3489
    Email: ryanshopeandhonour@gmail.com

    In honour of International Overdose Awareness Day and in memory of lives lost due to the toxic drug crisis we invite you to join us for a candlelight vigil at Meridian Place at 8:00 pm on August 31st.

    There will some songs of remembrance followed by a moment of silence, some words by family and friends of those lost and lightning of candles (battery operated)

    Our Flags of Hope will be a part of these ceremonies after which time they will be displayed in the downtown branch of the Barrie Library for a limited time.

    As purple is the colour of IOAD people are invited to wear purple.

    As August is International Overdose Awareness Month people are invited to tie purple ribbons around their trees in remembrance of lives lost.

    In keeping with COVID health guidelines, we are limiting the size of the gathering to 100 people. Purple ribbons will be handed as people arrive. Those attending are reminded to keep 6 feet apart from those not in their household and to wear masks when social distancing isn’t possible. Masks will be provided for those that need one

    Barrie

    Ontario

    Activity: Ceremony of Hope and Remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Barrie City Hall, Barrie Ontario
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ryan’s Hope
    Contact: Christine Nayler
    Phone: 249-733-3489
    Email: ryanshopeandhonour@gmail.com

    On International Overdose Awareness Day, August 31st, 2021 we invite you to join us for a Ceremony of Hope and Remembrance at City Hall in memory of lives lost due to the toxic drug crisis.

    Our ceremony will begin at 10:00 am and will include the lowering of flags in memory of those lost due to the toxic drug crisis, a moment of silence followed by words of remembrance and hope.

    The Gilbert Centre will be on-site sharing information about Harm reduction and handing out Naloxone kits. Hospice Simcoe will be on hand to offer grief support.

    As purple is the colour of IOAD people are invited to wear purple.

    As August is International Overdose Awareness Month people are invited to tie purple ribbons around their trees in remembrance of lives lost.

    In keeping with COVID health guidelines, we are limiting the size of the gathering to 100 people. Those attending are reminded to keep 6 feet apart from those not in their household and to wear masks when social distancing isn’t possible. Masks will be provided for those that need one.

    Belleville

    Ontario

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Virtual Symposium
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:30 am
    Location: Online/Virtual
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Addictions and Mental Health Services – Hastings and Prince Edward
    Contact: Barinder Gill
    Phone: 613-329-6268
    Email: bgill@amhs-hpe.ca

    We are teaming up with community partners, staff, clients, and families who have lost loved ones to raise awareness, provide education and resources, and reduce stigma.

    Virtual Overdose Awareness Symposium

    Tuesday, August 31, 2021

    10:30 – 11:30 am

    Join online: https://bit.ly/OverdoseAwarenessDay2021

    Join by phone: 613-209-3054

    Meeting ID: 944 7234 6841 / Passcode: 535590

    Brantford

    ON

    Activity: Brantford’s 3rd Annual International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Victoria Park, 65 Market St, Brantford, ON, Canada, N3T 2Z7
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Brantford Substance Users Network
    Contact: Shawna Bray
    Phone: 226 227-7005
    Email: shawnabray@bsun.live

    Candle light vigil the night before on August 30, 7pm.
    August 31, 1pm Victoria Park.

    Brantford

    ON

    Activity: Brantford’s 3rd Annual International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Brantford District Labour Centre 1100 Clarence St Parking Lot
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Brantford Substance Users Network
    Contact: Shawna Bray
    Phone: 226 227-7005
    Email: shawnabray@bsun.live

    Time: 6:00 to 8:00
    8 to 9 is the Candlelight Vigil
    Admission: Free with Free Pizza
    6:00 Welcome and speakers – Free Pizza and Water
    6:30 BTW Street Theatre Troupe
    7:00 Screening of INDISPOSABLE: A Devised Theatre Exploration Into Brantford’s Opioid Epidemic
    8:00 Candlelight Vigil Walk to Victoria Park

    PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR PREVIOSLY POSTED EVENT
    HAS BEEN MOVED

    Brockville

    Ontario

    Activity: jesbesharah@gmail.com
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: City Hall
    1 King st W
    Brockville, On
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: jes besharah
    Phone: 6138027143
    Email: jesbesharah@gmail.com

    We want to gather together to the people we have lost to bad drug policies. This will be a place to hold them up, remember the good times and educate others on just how big this problem actually is. Please come join us. Laugh, cry, whatever you want. This is the time and place for us all to share our losses.

    Calgary

    Alberta

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day in the Park
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 1221 2 Street Southwest, Calgary, AB, T2R 0W5
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Safeworks
    Contact: Safeworks Harm Reduction
    Phone: 14038639769
    Email: safeworksharmreduction@albertahealthservices.ca

    Join us at Central Memorial Park starting at 10:00am for speakers, performances and more to help us all understand how this affects each one of us. Come join us to remember the loved ones we have lost. It’s time to Remember. It’s time to Act.

    Calgary

    Alberta

    Activity: Painkiller: Inside the Opioid Crisis – Screening
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:15 pm
    Location: Central Library – Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall
    800 3 Street Southeast
    Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall
    Calgary, AB T2G 0E7
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Safeworks – AHS
    Contact: Safeworks Harm Reduction
    Phone: 14038639769
    Email: safeworksharmreduction@albertahealthservices.ca

    On this International Overdose Awareness Day, please join Safeworks for a free screening of Painkiller: Inside the Opioid Crisis followed by a panel discussion with local experts.
    5:15pm – 7:30pm at the Central Library in Calgary
    This TELUS Health Originals documentary, tells the human story behind the overdose epidemic affecting Canada. The documentary seeks to raise awareness and end the stigma of addiction by educating and informing viewers on what Fentanyl is and how it is affecting our country.

    Calgary

    Alberta

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Central Memorial Park
    1221 2st sw, Calgary, Alberta, T2R 0W5
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Street Cats YYC
    Contact: Ally
    Phone:
    Email: Streetcatsyyc@gmail.com

    Candle Light Vigil
    •Flameless candles provided
    •Remembrance Board
    •Speakers
    •Performances

    A day of awareness is needed to grieve the lives lost, celebrate the lives saved, and educate folks on the necessary call to action to end the overdose crisis.

    People who use drugs are dying and need to be the centre of policies and strategies. This is done through Harm Reduction. Harm Reduction provides access to tools, support, information, and resources free of fear of stigma or retribution.

    Join us as we take time to remember those we lost, learn how to take action, and collectively provide healing space as a community.

    Campbell River

    British Columbia

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day- Campbell River
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Spirit Square, on Shoppers Row, Downtown Campbell River.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Campbell River Community Action Team
    Contact: Gwen Donaldson
    Phone:
    Email: info@communityactioncr.ca

    Join us on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, from 11-3 pm in Spirit Square for Overdose Awareness Day. We will have education stations set up, including naloxone training, harm reduction, and other community resources. We will also have community-based art projects focused on raising awareness of the impact of the illicit Drug-Poisoning crisis in our region.

    Castlegar

    British Columbia

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Event: Free Barbeque, Harm Reduction & Fundraiser.
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time:
    Location: 1660 Columbia Avenue
    Flamingo Motel Parking Lot
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Castlegar & District Community Services Society
    Contact: Anastasia Koroleva
    Phone: 2503048791
    Email: marketing@cdcss.ca

    Castlegar & District Community Services Society is hosting an Overdose Awareness Day event. Free barbeque, harm reduction supplies, naloxone training, as well as relevant information and local resources will be available. Join us in the conversation about the importance of harm reduction and destigmatization of substance use on August 31st!

    Castlegar

    British Columbia

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Event: Free Barbeque, Harm Reduction & Fundraiser.
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 1660 Columbia Avenue
    Flamingo Motel Parking Lot
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Castlegar & District Community Services Society
    Contact: Kristein Johnson
    Phone: 250 608 0264
    Email: kristein.johnson@cdcss.ca

    Castlegar & District Community Services Society is hosting an Overdose Awareness Day event. Free barbeque, harm reduction supplies, naloxone training, as well as relevant information and local resources will be available. Join us in the conversation about the importance of harm reduction and destigmatization of substance use on August 31st!

    Chatham

    Ontario

    Activity: CKDAC’s International Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 425 McNaughton Ave W, Social Media and several other locations across Kent County.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Chatham Kent Drug Awareness Council
    Contact: Scott Roose
    Phone: 5193540430232
    Email: scott@uwock.ca

    This years event will once again hold a virtual vigil on Facebook Live. The city and county will be awash with purple ribbons that can be picked up at several key location across the county. This is also a place to leave your memorial pieces for someone who has been lost to a drug poisoning. A social media campaign will run Aug 25-Sept 1 along with Print and radio spots through out the week.

    Chippewa of the Thames

    Ontario

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Memorial Walk
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 am
    Location: Chippewa Ball Park / Pow wow Grounds
    640 Jubilee Rd, Muncey, ON N0L 1Y0
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Chippewa Health Centre
    Contact: Ann Marie Proulx-White
    Phone: 2269770763
    Email: yawatati@gmail.com

    Memorial Walk 9:30-9:45am Starting at Mount Elgin Monument to the Chippewa Ball Park
    Honour Song and Opening words from Chief French
    Invited Speakers & Open Mic 11:00-11:30am
    Indigenous Traditional Feast 12:00
    Closing words & Clean up 1:00pm

    Cobourg

    ON

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day 2021 Northumberland County
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Victoria Hall, in front of building
    55 King Street West
    Cobourg, ON K9A 2M2
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Moms Stop the Harm
    Contact: Missy McLean
    Phone: 6478806363
    Email: missyhopemclean@gmail.com

    Candlelight Vigil
    Opportunity to share names and short stories about loved ones lost to overdose.
    Community members are invited to submit requests to speak or have someone share on their behalf by completing this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XAcGys9eh3ZoLf1IGJycplLgPuVvSr6I_9fxzYT1HDk/edit

    Cobourg

    ON

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day 2021 Northumberland County
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Victoria Hall, in front of building
    55 King Street West
    Cobourg, ON K9A 2K4
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Moms Stop the Harm
    Contact: Missy McLean
    Phone: 6478806363
    Email: missyhopemclean@gmail.com

    Memorial and Awareness Day Event
    An opportunity to decorate flags and rocks in memory of those lost to overdose.
    Free Naloxone training
    Sidewalk Talks
    Education about harm reduction
    Sharing advocacy initiatives, including petition onsite for signing

    Cold Lake

    Alberta

    Activity: Cold Lake National Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 4801 51 Street,
    Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cold Lake John Howard Society
    Contact: Leanne Correia
    Phone: 17802019732
    Email: leadoutreachcljhs@gmail.com

    Awareness day/memorial day/training day
    Free BBQ – community event

    Cranbrook

    British Columbia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day 2021: Cranbrook
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 209A 16 Ave N Cranbrook, British Columbia
    Parking Lot of the Community Connections Building of Southeast BC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: East Kootenay Network of People who Use Drugs
    Contact: Jessica Lamb
    Phone: 2504278008
    Email: supply.or.we.die@gmail.com

    EKNPUD in collaboration with ANKORS are hosting activities in the Parking Lot of Community Connections Society of Southeast BC building at 209A 16 Avenue North. They include; Naloxone Training, Pop-up Inhalation OPS, Community Based Resources, food by Healthy Caring Meals, Drug Checking (at Ankors), Live Music, an Art Exhibit, a memorial to those we have lost, and much more. It is a day that is about healing, community, connection, and collaboration.

    D’Arcy

    British Columbia

    Activity: you are my family
    Date: 15/09/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: PO Box 88
    100 Casper Charlie Place, Darcy BC
    V0N 1L0
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: N’Quatqua First Naiton
    Contact: Carol Thervarge
    Phone: 604 452 3221
    Email: carol.thevarge@nquatqua.ca

    6 PM – evening Dinner
    7 PM evening open forum with speakers of International Traditional Medicine/ alternative methods for addiction’s
    Iboga Ceremony Shaman
    Peyote/ Native American Church and Traditional Indigenous Medicine, minister/road man
    someone who has been on the front lines of DTES Vancouver Opioid Crisis for 9 years

    Delta

    British Columbia

    Activity: End the Stigma
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time:
    Location: Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Delta
    Contact: Olga Shcherbyna
    Phone: 604-946-3273
    Email: communications@delta.ca

    On August 31, 2021, the City of Delta, in collaboration with Fraser Health Authority, Delta Police Department, Delta School District and Tsawwassen First Nation will launch the Share Your Story initiative. The initiative builds on the End the Stigma campaign, launched in 2020, and which aims to combat stigma around using drugs and promotes harm reduction supports and resources available in Delta. The second phase of the campaign will include a social media campaign with videos featuring a community advocate with a lived experience of using drugs telling his story and answering questions about the harm reduction approach to supporting those who use drugs. In addition, the City will launch a new platform for community members to share their stories and a poster with sites in Delta to check your drugs for safety and get a free naloxone kits.

    Delta

    Ontario

    Activity: Purple ribbon
    Date: 25/08/2021
    Time:
    Location: Delta, Ontario, Canada
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Anthea Brown
    Phone:
    Email:

    I have tied 35 purple ribbons on our trees in memory of our son who died of fentanyl poisoning.

    EDMONTON

    AB

    Activity: IOAD 2021 – Edmonton, AB
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Victoria Park Site 6 – 12130 River Valley Road, Edmonton
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Healing Hearts Support Group – International Overdose Awareness Day gathering
    Contact: Angela
    Phone:
    Email: healingheartsedmonton@gmail.com

    Our event will provide an opportunity for families to honour loved ones lost to overdose and substance use harms. Mostly a memorial event with a candlelight vigil. The High Level Bridge will be lit in purple to commemorate IOAD. There will be the opportunity for people to speak their loved ones names and to support one another.

    We will have purple ribbons, flameless candles, car decals and a calendar available for sale.

    **More details to be announced on our FB page as they are available**

    Edmonton

    AB

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day YEG 2021 Rally
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:01 pm
    Location: March: Noon at the Homeless Memorial Park in Edmonton (103A Ave and 100 St.)
    Rally: 1:30 at the steps of the Alberta legislature
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Moms Stop The Harm
    Contact: Petra Schulz
    Phone:
    Email: info@momsstoptheharm.com

    Hosted by Albertans for Evidence Based Drug Policy
    Join the coalition of Albertans for Evidence Based Drug Policy on International Overdose Awareness Day #IOAD2021 for a march and rally. We gather to remember thousands of Albertans who have died by drug poisoning or other substance use related causes and to call for an effective public health response to this crisis.

    Meet at noon at the Homeless Memorial Park in Edmonton (103A Ave and 100 St.) and march to the legislature with outreach and action along the way.
    The rally at the steps of the Alberta legislature begins at 1:30 pm with speakers from coalition members, lead by people with lived and living experiences.
    #DrugPolicyDeathAB #IOAD2021 #SupportSCS
    In 2021 more people have died from drug poisoning than ever before in the history of our province. In March of 2021 more than 4 people died every day. The UCP government responded to this crisis by closing live-saving harm reduction services, which has already resulted in the deaths of people who used to use these services, while evidence-based interventions, such as the expansion of supervised consumption services and the provision of safe pharmaceutical alternatives to ever more toxic street drugs is flat out rejected. While the investment in treatment promised by the UCP, is positive, we first have to keep people alive.

    We can’t let the people we love die. Join us to take a stand for evidence and for life.
    Albertans for Evidence Based Drug Policy includes many concerned individuals and the following organizations:

    AAWEAR
    The Canadian Association of People who Use Drugs (CAPUD)
    Moms Stop the Harm
    Change the Face of Addiction
    HIV Legal Network
    The Canadian Drug Policy Coalition
    The Harm Reduction Nurses Association (HRNA)
    Alberta Nurses Coalition for Harm Reduction (ANCHR)
    EACH+EVERY – Businesses for Harm Reduction
    Friends of Medicare
    Westside Harm Reduction
    The Liam Project – Calgary
    Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy – National, Calgary and Edmonton Chapter

    Fort Nelson BC

    British Columbia

    Activity: Fact Find Fun
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: RR1 Mile 295 Alaska Highway
    Fort Nelson First Nation Health and Wellness
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Fort Nelson First Nation
    Contact: Saralee Andrews
    Phone: 2505003330
    Email:

    A walk to booths with trivia questions for participants to answer, Once completed the trivia questions, hand in the paper for a draw.
    To lead up to the fact finding fun, a panel discussion including, cultural, colonisation, and substance use will be held.

    Fredericton

    Activity: Fredericton International Overdose Awareness Day Community BBQ
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Phoenix Square – Fredericton City Hall
    198 York St.,
    Fredericton, NB
    E3B 3N7
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: River Stone Recovery Centre
    Contact: Kate Harland
    Phone:
    Email: kate.harland@recoverynb.ca

    This event is a community BBQ with local organizations on site who work with people who use drugs in our community. There will be a moment of silence, guest speakers and a memorial set up to pay respect for individuals in our community who have been effected by the overdose crisis.

    Hamilton

    Ontario

    Activity: Angel’s voice 💜
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 1049 Rymal Rd E Unit 15
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Brittany Gray
    Phone: 9059289025
    Email: brittanygray905@outlook.com

    Going to spread the word about overdose and continue to be a narcan advocate.

    Hamilton

    Ontario

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Hamilton
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Various locations (specific locations to be announced closer to the date) including the memorial to those who have lost their lives to overdose in the John and Rebecca Park (located at the corner of John St and Rebecca St)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hamilton Public Health, The AIDS Network, Keeping Six and Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre
    Contact: Margot Corbin
    Phone: 905-973-3748
    Email: margot.corbin@hamilton.ca

    The event will include a memorial to those who have lost their lives to drug poisoning that individuals can contribute to. There will be overdose response training and naloxone kits provided. Discussions around stigma will be promoted. There will be the opportunity for people to stand with one another in support of those who have lost loved ones to overdose/drug poisoning. The event hopes to also raise awareness of the issues surrounding the opioid epidemic including decreasing stigma.
    **More details to be announced as they become available**

    Hamilton

    Ontario

    Activity: In Memory of Jake
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Rachel Chaplow
    Phone: 2894083316
    Email: racheljchaplow@gmail.com

    In honour of my fiancé, Jacob Fedorneac, who passed away on June 3, 2020 from a fentanyl overdose- he was only 26. Mental health and addiction were two things that were very important to him and he took the time to educate himself and others around him break the stigma surrounding the two.

    Hamilton

    Ontario

    Activity: ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE IOAD 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 03:30 pm
    Location: 1049 rymal rd e unit 15. In the grassy area beside the complex.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Brittany Gray
    Phone: 9059289025
    Email: brittanygray905@outlook.com

    We’re Hoping to have all different types of things going on. Come to learn how to use Narcan kits, how to know when someone is having an overdose and what to do. Learn about the “Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act” also a candlelit memorial for all the mothers, dads, brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts uncles and children whom have lost their life to overdose.

    Hamilton

    ON

    Activity: DRUGS! (The Telethon!)
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Joe Amero
    Phone: 16476388523
    Email: joeamero@gmail.com

    DRUGS! (The Musical)
    has it all:
    a VLOG, an Instagram, a FaceBook page, a TikTok, a telethon, a documentary, the musical itself, and now an official GoFundMe campaign to raise money for community partners across Canada making a difference in the realm of Harm Reduction!

    Joe Amero is a Toronto based comedian and Social Worker. He’s a graduate of the Longform & Improv conservatories at The Second City Training Centre where he co-created his prolific troupe Pepperoni Pizza Cats.
    Joe is an alumni of Bad Dog Theatre’s Featured Players and has enjoyed performing stand up and sketch comedy as well as appearing in films. Joe is a survivor of addiction and is beyond grateful to spend his time these days with his loving family.

    DRUGS! (The Musical) is the follow up to his sold out one person show Blood.
    But this isn’t about Joe Amero or even DRUGS! (The Musical).
    The whole idea was created to raise awareness through education and destigmatize drug use by celebrating the true and steady soldiers on the front lines doing the real work and contribute to their amazingly worthy cause.

    ALL the proceeds from this campaign will benefit Canadian Harm Reduction efforts and initiatives.

    Harm Reduction (as defined by The Canadian Drug Policy Coalition ) is a comprehensive, just and science-based approach to substance use. It represents policies, strategies and services, which aim to assist people who use legal and illegal psychoactive drugs to live safer and healthier lives.

    Thanks to you all in advance for your contribution to this undeniable, evidence-based intervention and the amazing people practicing it and saving lives every day.

    *Here’s our list of community partners as of now:

    Ontario
    Hamilton AIDS Network
    Toronto Indigenous Harm Reduction (TIHR)

    Quebec
    AQPSUD

    Nova Scotia
    The ALLY Centre of Cape Breton

    New Brunswick
    Avenue B

    Prince Edward Island & ALL of the Atlantic Region
    SUNAR – Substance User Network of the Atlantic Region

    Newfoundland
    ACNL

    Alberta
    Turning Point

    Saskatchewan
    Prairie Harm Reduction

    Manitoba
    Manitoba Harm Reduction Network

    British Columbia
    Moms Stop The Harm

    Northwest Territories
    Yellowknife Womens Society Yellowknife Street Outreach

    Yukon
    Blood Ties Four Directions Centre

    Nunavut
    Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line

    *Partners subject to change

    Our goal is to hand them $1000 each to aid in their amazing work (but we’re fairly certain they’d accept more)
    Please donate today
    HARM REDUCTION SAVES LIVES!

    Hamilton

    Ontario

    Activity: IOAD 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 03:30 pm
    Location: 15-1049 Rymal Rd E
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Brittany Gray
    Phone: 905-928-9025
    Email: B.lynn.gray.905@gmail.com

    We are having a memorial service, Narcan training, CPR basics, how to spot an OD and knowledge on the Good Samaritan Law.

    Kamloops

    BC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day – Coming Together
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: August 31. 2021
    501 McDonald Ave
    McDonald Park, Kamloops, BC
    5 – 7 pm
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Addiction Matters – Kamloops
    Contact: Sandra Tully/Jessica Mensinger
    Phone:
    Email: sltully99@gmail.com

    Join us to remember, without stigma, those we have lost to overdose and acknowledge the profound grief of family and friends left behind. We will connect through art, education, Naloxone training, music, poetry, bannock and more.
    Everyone is welcome

    Kamloops

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day- Coming Together
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: McDonald Park
    262 King Street
    Kamloops BC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jessica
    Phone: 250-319-7391
    Email:

    Hosted by the Addiction Matters Kamloops coalition this is a public gathering to remember, without stigma, those we have lost to overdose through art, education, Naloxone training, music, poetry, bannock and more.

    Kimberley

    British Columbia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness
    Date: 23/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: The Platzl
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: East Kootenay Network of People who Use Drugs
    Contact: Jessica Lamb
    Phone: 2504278008
    Email: supply.or.we.die@gmail.com

    We will be tying purple ribbon bows to 28 trees in the Platzl in Kimberley to honour the 28 people who have died from accidental drug poisonings in the East Kootenay’s in the past 19 months. Each bow will have a heart attached to it with a fact about overdoses, and information for our event happening in Cranbrook on August 31, 2021.

    Kingston

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Fundraiser
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Samantha Brown
    Phone: 6138880055
    Email:

    On October 5th 2019, a fentanyl overdose took the life of my brother in-law Kyle Brown, who was taken from us way too soon. I have witnessed and continue to feel the grief and sorrow associated with this tragic loss. Therefore, this day holds a very special place in mine and my family’s heart! Now is the time to remember and the time to act! We teamed up with Multi Innovations and created T-shirts and hats to raise awareness and remember/honour Kyle. We raised $1370 and proceeds are being donated to KFLA Addictions and Mental Health Services in our hometown Kingston, ON. An organization that offers programs and services to those struggling from all type of mental illness and addictions. On August 31st we will wear our t-shirts and hats in hopes to spread awareness, speak openly/honestly about overdose/addiction, end the silence and proudly honour Kyle.

    Kitchener

    Ontario

    Activity: Death by Substance Use & Community Impact
    Date: 24/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 65 Hanson Ave
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Bereaved Families of Ontario – Midwestern Region
    Contact: Melina Pearson
    Phone: 5196030196
    Email: melina@bfomidwest.org

    Substance use deaths have a huge impact in our community. From the family and friends who are grieving to the way these deaths are viewed, often from a stigmatizing lens, there are impacts on us all. Unfortunately, stigma and prejudice can go hand-in-hand with the grief that stems from substance use deaths. This can lead to feelings of guilt, shame, and isolation for those who are grieving.

    Join us for an education session to learn more about the impact of substance use death from a personal and community perspective where supportive first-person language will be used, and ideas for support offered for everyone.

    Kitchener

    Ontario

    Activity: Death by Substance Use & Community Impact
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: 65 Hanson Ave
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Bereaved Families of Ontario – Midwestern Region
    Contact: Melina Pearson
    Phone: 5196030196
    Email: melina@bfomidwest.org

    Substance use deaths have a huge impact in our community. From the family and friends who are grieving to the way these deaths are viewed, often from a stigmatizing lens, there are impacts on us all. Unfortunately, stigma and prejudice can go hand-in-hand with the grief that stems from substance use deaths. This can lead to feelings of guilt, shame, and isolation for those who are grieving.

    Join us for an education session to learn more about the impact of substance use death from a personal and community perspective where supportive first-person language will be used, and ideas for support offered for everyone.

    Kitchener

    Ontario

    Activity: Death by Substance Use & Community Impact
    Date: 01/09/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: 65 Hanson Ave
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Bereaved Families of Ontario – Midwestern Region
    Contact: Melina Pearson
    Phone: 5196030196
    Email: melina@bfomidwest.org

    Substance use deaths have a huge impact in our community. From the family and friends who are grieving to the way these deaths are viewed, often from a stigmatizing lens, there are impacts on us all. Unfortunately, stigma and prejudice can go hand-in-hand with the grief that stems from substance use deaths. This can lead to feelings of guilt, shame, and isolation for those who are grieving.

    Join us for an education session to learn more about the impact of substance use death from a personal and community perspective where supportive first-person language will be used, and ideas for support offered for everyone.

    Kitchener

    Ontario

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Vigil (Region of Waterloo)
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Victoria Park Clock Tower, Kitchener, ON, N2G 1J2
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jesse Burt
    Phone: 519-465-3994
    Email: OverdoseAwarenessWR@gmail.com

    A two part event will be taking place at Victoria Park Clock Tower. A group of community members will be hosting a drop-in from 11:00am – 6:30pm. The drop-in will be for; public education, creating a space for the community to come together to learn from different experiences and perspectives. To help bridge the larger community’s understanding of substance use, stigma and structural issues. It will consist of a visual reminder of the 370+ unique individuals who have passed away since 2017 in Waterloo Region. As well as a self guided education tour of this health crisis, including Naloxone distribution and training, support circles, music and art.

    The day will end with a Vigil at 6:30pm – 8pm for those community members who are impacted by this health crisis. There will be speeches, stories, poems, and songs shared by those who are living this reality every day. Pizza (limited) and drinks will be available for our folks.

    We believe in solidarity, we ask others who have been directly or indirectly impacted to come together to mourn, support, and learn what can be done to end any further preventable deaths. We invite you to come join in conversations on how we can shift the dialogue and the responsibility in this crisis by asking for change at all levels of government, including our Region. To do this, we are asking everyone to show up as individuals, not representing a job or organization but as humans who care. No organization is running this event, just affected community members. Everyone is invited, everyone is welcome. Please help spread the word.

    On the Day:
    1) Follow Covid-19 safety measures; practice social distancing, wear a mask
    2) Wear purple or black (or your Supportive Shirts)
    3) There is limited parking but there is nearby street parking on (Roland St, Schneider St, David St and Dill St)

    If you would like to get involved, volunteer, support the event or have questions please email OverdoseAwarenessWR@gmail.com

    Langley

    BC

    Activity: Langley IOAD 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Locations:
    Derek Doubleday Arboretum 21559 Fraser Hwy (Static display, and walk start point)
    Douglas Park 5403 206 st Langley (Static display and walk finish point + candlelight vigil & BBQ location)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Daniel Snyder
    Phone: 604-309-2777
    Email: danielsnyder@telus.net

    Langley will be hosting dual static displays at two sites. A display of empty shoes at Derek Doubleday representing the lives lost to overdose since a public health emergency was declared in our province five years ago. A second display of crosses tied with purple ribbons at Derek Doubleday.

    On August 31st a memorial walk is planned for 6pm from Derek Doubleday to Douglas Park (~1.3km). Upon arrival at Douglas Park we will have available naloxone training, a community BBQ, speakers corner, and culminating in a candlelight vigil & memorial.

    Leduc

    Alberta

    Activity: 5th Annual Overdose Awareness, Prevention & Remembrance Event
    Date: 27/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Leduc Civic Centre#1 Alexandra Park Leduc, AB
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dylan’s Hope Foundation
    Contact: Jessica Farmer
    Phone: 7802930789
    Email: timetoactleduc@shaw.ca

    The evening will provide an opportunity to come together to honor loved ones lost to overdose, raise awareness on the overdose epidemic, help to end the stigma associated with overdose and substance use. During the event there will be naloxone kits available with training, a memorial activity and a candle vigil. This is a free event.

    Leduc County

    Alberta

    Activity: Living Library for Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Online on Zoom
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Leduc County FCSS
    Contact: Eugena Maguire
    Phone: 780-955-6421
    Email: eugena@leduc-county.com

    Human beings are like books: they contain stories and wisdom far beyond their covers or outward appearances. This session will feature four speakers who have lived experience of loss related to addictions and/or overdose. It’s time to open up conversations, increase our understanding, normalize human vulnerability and reduce stigma associated with substance use.

    London

    ON

    Activity: London – Substance Poisoning Awareness Demonstration
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Downtown London – Address to be shared closer to event.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Nikki V
    Phone:
    Email: nikkivenair@gmail.com

    Please join us on August 31 at 11am for a memorial demonstration, naloxone training, harm reduction items and education about substance poisoning.

    Maple Ridge

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 27/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Memorial Peace Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Stop Overdose Ridge Meadows(STORM)
    Contact: Kim Dumore
    Phone:
    Email: dumores@outlook.com

    We are creating a free community event, with a resource fair, free lunch, entertainment, and Personal Experiences Speaker & Tributes of

    Medicine Hat

    AB

    Activity: Medicine Hat Drug Coalition IOAD event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:09 pm
    Location: outside on First Street SE-between the Medicine Hat Public Library and the Court of Queens Bench Law Building
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Medicine Hat Drug Coalition
    Contact: Kym Porter
    Phone: 14035807051
    Email: kk_porter@hotmail.com

    The event will include speakers, music, a land acknowledgement and blessing, naloxone, information and a candlelight vigil.

    Mission

    British Columbia

    Activity: Int’l OD Awareness Month – Community Picnic & Art-making Dialogue
    Date: 26/08/2021
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Fraser River Heritage Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mission Overdose Community Action Team
    Contact: Kat Wahamaa
    Phone:
    Email: stopoverdosemission@gmail.com

    A time to REMEMBER LIVES LOST. A Time to ACT.
    The Mission Overdose Community Action Team (MOCAT) hosts the community arts dialogue Flower Power – Growing Stronger Together. Growing our understanding, our knowledge, our compassion, our trust. Growing a stronger, more resilient community where everyone is valued and can flourish.

    FREE COMMUNITY PICNIC & Art Making Dialogue August 26 3-6pm
    Fraser River Heritage Park
    Show Your Support! Paint a flower, abstracts, anime, cartoon – wherever your art takes you! Refreshments and all art
    materials supplied. All ages welcome. All the art work will be displayed at the IOAD ARTWALK August 31 4—7pm First Avenue
    Flower Power Community Art Show in downtown Mission businesses.

    Mission

    British Columbia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Artwalk
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Downtown Mission – First Avenue
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mission Overdose Community Action Team
    Contact: Kat Wahamaa
    Phone:
    Email: stopoverdosemission@gmail.com

    Community art displayed in downtown Mission businesses.
    Music – MarKaren, Low Barrier Chorus (harm reduction choir) and more.
    Resource tables, Naloxone training, conversation.
    6:30 PM – Remembrance Vigil

    Mississauga

    Ontario

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00pm
    Location: We are hoping to be hosting our second International Overdose Awareness Event again this year at the Port Credit Lighthouse. I will update/confirm location as time approaches.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Christine Inrig
    Phone: 416-998-6930
    Email: christineninrig@hotmail.com

    Hosting our Second International Overdose Awareness Day Event.

    This event will be a memorial event, an event to raise awareness and show support.

    Mississauga

    Ontario

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Ceremony
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: The Port Credit Lighthouse – 105 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga, ON L5H 1E9
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Christine Inrig
    Phone: 416-998-6930
    Email: christineninrig@hotmail.com

    Please join us at the Port Credit Lighthouse at 7pm for our International Overdose Awareness Day Ceremony, where we will remember our loved ones, raise awareness and try to end the stigma!

    Mississauga

    Ontario

    Activity: DrinkSmart Overdose Awareness
    Date: 24/08/2021
    Time:
    Location: Online – Across Ontario
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: DrinkSmart
    Contact: Lora
    Phone:
    Email: info@drinksmart.ca

    Online trivia to break down myths and share DrinkSmartTIPS related to alcohol overdose prevention, signs, and responses.

    Moncton

    New Brunswick

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 80 Weldon Street – Back parking lot
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ENSEMBLE
    Contact: Ashley Legere
    Phone: 506-859-9616
    Email: alegere@ensemblegm.ca

    In association with the John Howard Society of Canada, Ensemble – located at 80 Weldon street, will be having a free BBQ, naloxone training, merch table, point of care testing for Hep C and a moment of silence to remember our lost loved ones from 11am-3pm.

    Montréal

    Québec

    Activity: Journée Internationale de Sensibilisation aux Surdoses
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Place Émilie-Gamelin
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Moms Stop the Harm
    Contact: Isabelle Fortier
    Phone: 418-809-6118
    Email: msthfranco@gmail.com

    Journée de sensibilisation et de commémoration des personnes décédées par surdoses.

    Kiosques d’information et de sensibilisation.

    Montréal

    Quebec

    Activity: Lederhosen Lucil Dedicated Rehearsal Set…from the Pantry to your living rooms!
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Youtube broadcast / instagram @kllmuir teaser leading up to stream…
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lucil
    Phone: N/A
    Email: lederhosenlucil@gmail.com

    We heard about International Overdose Prevention Day recently through Holy Crap Podcast hosts Cinnamon and John. This 10-song Lederhosen Lucil (in her StarWarshosen) set will be dedicated to two of Krista’s friends – one who did and one who didn’t survive accidental overdoses back in the 90’s/early 2000’s. We are still learning about overdose prevention ourselves but wanted to sing in solidarity with other artists, musicians, teachers, parents – concerned citizens of the world – as part of International Overdose Prevention Day.

    Moose Jaw

    SK

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day – Regina and Moose Jaw events
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time:
    Location: Moose Jaw: Victory Church 637 Main Street North, Moose Jaw 4pm to 6pm
    Regina: Mamaweyatitan Centre, 3355 6th Avenue, Regina, 11am to 1pm
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jody Oakes
    Phone: 306-690-9384
    Email: joakes@sk.johnhoward.ca

    Take what you need and leave the rest table (naloxone; harm reduction supplies; menstrual products and personal care items)
    Meals to Go
    Naloxone Training
    Education and Awareness Tables
    Speakers including those with lived experience
    Recognition of lives lost

    Nanaimo

    NANAIMO

    Activity: IOAD 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Maffeo Sutton Park (12 to 6pm) and Wisteria Lane (8pm to 10pm)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Nanaimo Community Action Team on the Overdose Crisis
    Contact: Tanis Dagert
    Phone: 250-668-5159
    Email: catnanaimo@gmail.com

    Nanaimo – noon to 6 pm, August 31, Maffeo Sutton Park, 100 Comox Road. Hosted by the Nanaimo Community Action Team on the Overdose Crisis (a.k.a. the Nanaimo CAT). Highlights include welcome and prayer on behalf of Snuneymuxw First Nations, reading of the City of Nanaimo International Overdose Awareness Day Proclamation, speakers and story sharing, meet local service providers at pop-up resource tables, naloxone training and harm reduction education on behalf of AVI, art in the park with Rise Bridge and more! That evening from sunset (8pm) on an LED Light Vigil will be held at Wisteria Community Association’s Overdose Memorial Garden. Lights will
    illuminate the garden and hearts at the corner of Wisteria Lane and Milton. As well, the Nanaimo Bastion will be lit up in purple and purple ribbons will be put up around the community in honor of loved ones lost, by Moms Stop the Harm.

    Newmarket

    Ontario

    Activity: York Region Public Health Overdose Awareness Day Social Media
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: york.ca/opioids
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Regional Municipality of York (York Region)
    Contact: Amy Hlaing
    Phone: 1-877-464-9675
    Email: substance@york.ca

    This is a social media campaign to recognize the day on August 31 in coordination with our partner organizations on our Opioid Action work group.

    North Bay

    Ontario

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day (Week) North Bay & Area,ON
    Date: 30/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: North Bay, Sturgeon Falls, Mattawa, and Parry Sound Ontario.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Erin Russell (Volunteer Committee Member, Co-Chair Harm Reduction Pillar- North Bay (CDSNBA)
    Phone: https://m.facebook.com/Overdose-Awareness-Day-North-Bay-434777910711126/
    Email: harmreductionpillarcdsnb@outlook.com

    International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31. Each year this event aims to raise awareness about overdose and that overdose is preventable. International Overdose Awareness Day remembers those who have died or sustained a permanent injury related to drug use. Join our local International Overdose Awareness Day North Bay (CDSNBA) Planning Committee for a week of events in honour of those who have been affected by overdose.

    Registration for all online events is required. To register, Registration for all events closes on Fri., August 27, 2021 @ 12 p.m.
    https://www.myhealthunit.ca/en/health-topics/international-overdose-awareness-day.asp
    Questions?
    Email: harmreductionpillarcdsnb@outlook.com

    Week of Events for Mon., August 30 – Fri., September 3, 2021.

    Online Naloxone Training – Mon., August 30, 2021 @ 10-11:30 a.m.
    Learn how to help save a life. This online training will provide basic information about opioids, signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, and how to respond to an opioid overdose. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and will be provided with additional resources.
    Please register via this link: https://www.myhealthunit.ca/en/health-topics/international-overdose-awareness-day.asp

    Online Opening Ceremonies – Tues., August 31, 2021 @ 1-2 p.m.
    Join us for our online International Overdose Awareness Day opening ceremonies in remembrance of those affected by overdose. We will be discussing the importance of OAD, on-going concerns, week of events, etc. Please register via this link: https://www.myhealthunit.ca/en/health-topics/international-overdose-awareness-day.asp

    Free Snack Bags – Wed., September 1, 2021 – All Day!
    Free snack bags, that include harm reduction messaging, on Wednesday. To pick up a snack bag in North Bay, Sturgeon Falls, Parry Sound, or Mattawa, please follow this link for more information: https://www.myhealthunit.ca/en/health-topics/international-overdose-awareness-day.asp

    Online Substance Use Panel – Thurs., September 2, 2021 @ 1:30-3:30 p.m.
    An interactive live panel of working professionals and individuals with lived experience will discuss the awareness, importance, and prevention of overdoses as we honour those affected by overdose. Panelists will answer your questions, and speak about substance use related trends and work occurring in the Nipissing and Parry Sound districts. Prevention, harm reduction, treatment and enforcement perspectives will be provided.
    Submit questions in advance using the Google form provided or ask them on the day of the event!
    Please register for this event via this link: https://www.myhealthunit.ca/en/health-topics/international-overdose-awareness-day.asp

    Here are two other activities you can participate in over the week:
    International Overdose Awareness Day Giveaways: Pick-up one of our giveaway packages at the sites listed below, while quantities last. Each package includes a naloxone button, pin, memorial flower packet, pop socket and harm reduction card.
    Visit the Overdose Awareness Garden: Write a message on your memorial flower packet to someone affected by overdose. Visit and/or plant the package in the International Overdose Awareness Day garden, located across from City Hall (McIntyre Street) throughout the week. You may also wish to plant you memorial flower packet in your garden at home.

    Participate in one of the activities listed above at the following locations, North Bay, Sturgeon Falls, Parry Sound, or Mattawa, please follow this link for more information: https://www.myhealthunit.ca/en/health-topics/international-overdose-awareness-day.asp
    Prizes!
    Participate in any of the online or in-person activities at the locations above to have your name entered into a draw for a door prize!

    To learn more about International Overdose Awareness Day, visit: our Overdose Awareness Day North Bay Facebook page! https://m.facebook.com/Overdose-Awareness-Day-North-Bay-434777910711126/

    Oakville

    ON

    Activity: Remembrance Wall
    Date: 23/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 125 North Service Rd East Oakville Ontario
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre
    Contact: Crystal Martin
    Phone: 905 257 6029
    Email: connector@opnc.ca

    Come visit and post a name of a loved one whose life has been lost due to Opiods or leave an encouraging message.

    Olds

    Alberta

    Activity: Taco ‘Bout Substance Use Event in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Centennial Park, Olds, AB
    5037 – 53sr Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Olds and Area Substance Use Coalition
    Contact: Jody Tomm
    Phone: 403-507-8174
    Email: oldssubstanceuse@gmail.com

    Taco Tuesday Themed Event in support of International Overdose Awareness Day, August 31st.

    Why not combine one of our favorite foods with activities and information for all ages regarding substances, community organizations, Naloxone Kits, substance use and mental health prevention and health promotion. Please join the Olds and Area Substance Use Coalition in honoring those we have lost to overdose, look at how we can work at reducing stigma, and learn ways to support one another while respecting our differences!

    We will provide free taco tickets on a first come first served basis for up to 150 people. There will a requirement for you to complete (albeit a fun and informative, inclusive one) before you are able to turn your tickets in for delicious food!

    Many community organizations will have tables set up with information on services provided and will be on site to answer any questions you may have. Activities for all ages will include things like: “Toss Your Cookies” game with alcohol impairment goggles, “Walk the Line” with cannabis impairment goggles, “Pay it Forward” positive message card making station, amongst others.

    The overdose crisis has only increased in severity since the pandemic hit last year, the drug supply has become increasingly toxic and cross contaminated, supervised consumption services in Alberta have been closed, evidenced based harm reduction programming has been reduced…. and people are losing their lives at higher rates than ever. Come learn about how we can work at preventing overdose and poisonings, and realize that every life lost is someone’s father, sister, child, parent, friend, and loved one.

    If you have any questions or would like to discuss this event further, please contact us on social media or via email (Facebook and Instagram: @oldsstubstanceuse, email: emailoldssubstanceuse@gmail.com)

    Oliver

    BC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Oliver Eats Ltd 6060 Station St. Oliver, BC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Moms Stop The Harm
    Contact: Stephanie Lines
    Phone: 250-488-1376
    Email: stephanie.lines@oneskycommunity.com

    Moms Stop the Harm South Okanagan
    presents

    International Overdose Awareness Day:
    Prevention and Remembrance

    at Oliver Eats Ltd.
    6060 Station St. Oliver, BC

    Tuesday August 31 2021
    10am – 3pm

    Free Admission for All
    Free Pancake Brunch & Cookies
    Free Haircuts & Counselling
    Balloon Animals, Colouring Pages, Family & Youth Friendly Activities
    Nasal & Injectable Naloxone Training
    Live Music by yarrows, Double Stop Creek, The Cliff McIntyre Band and badgentina.

    Hosted with the support of:
    Osoyoos Indian Band
    Oliver Eats Ltd.
    Desert Sun Counselling & Resource Centre
    Oliver Missions
    InnerVisions Hair Design
    Lucky Crane Pottery
    OneSky Community Resources
    Foundry Penticton
    Keep The Cold Off Penticton
    Penticton +Area Overdose Prevention Society

    All activities are dependent upon the most up to date safety regulations for BC, according to the Public Health Act.
    Unforeseen changes may be made.

    Orillia

    Ontario

    Activity: Drug Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Start at the Opera House front entrance
    Mississauga & West St.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Johanne Logue
    Phone: 705-345-6501
    Email: littleredrocket69@yahoo.com

    A walk down our main street tying purple ribbons and pictures of our loved ones lost to the poles
    ends down at the park with a song of remembrance being sung by a friend. Will also have an information table set up from SMDHU

    OTTAWA

    ON

    Activity: Overdose Awareness day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: Canadian Tribute to Human Rights
    220 Elgin street Ottawa On
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Louise Goodman
    Phone: 6132276827
    Email: lgoodman@sandyhillchc.on.ca

    Speakers and tables with information in regards to overdose awareness . Tributes and education.

    Ottawa

    Ontario

    Activity: In memory of those lost to overdose, toxic drug poisonings.
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: 110 Laurier Ave – IOAD flag at half mast
    Ottawa sign – 6 York Street “purple illumination”
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Moms Stop The Harm
    Contact: Christine Wingate
    Phone:
    Email: wingatecj282@gmail.com

    IOAD Flag will be flown at half mast on 110 Laurier West Marion Dewar Bldg, City Hall. From sunrise to sunset.

    The “OTTAWA” sign will be illuminated purple at 6 York Street, at dusk.

    Mayor Jim Watson will present the IOAD-Ottawa Proclamation at 11:30 am in front of the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights monument -229 Elgin Street.

    Christine Wingate of Moms Stop The Harm will speak in front of the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights monument at 229 Elgin Street. This event which is organized by Sandy Hill Community Health Centre in partnership with other organizations starts at 11:30 am.

     

    Penticton

    BC

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day @ Gyro
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Gyro Park – Penticton
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Interior Health
    Contact: Melissa
    Phone:
    Email: melissa.mundy@interiorhealth.ca

    Join us August 31, 2021 from 10am-2pm at Gyro Park Penticton

    Interior Health & Community Partner Agencies

    Naloxone training and kits, information on how to connect and more..

    More details TBA

    Peterborough

    ON

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 01:08 pm
    Location: The Overdose Awareness Event will be held at 130 King St. at the very end of King St @ Millenium Park in front of Silver Bean cafe looking over the water in Peterborough Ontario. The event will start at 1-4 pm.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Dylan DeMarsh
    Phone: 705 772 7240
    Email: dylan@parn.ca

    The Overdose Awareness event will begin at 1-4 pm. I will have social distance circles on grass and there will be people speaking in recovery as well as Narcan training and lots of information. We will have a projector playing a slide show of our loved ones lost to addiction and health issues from substance use. There will be members from our local Harm Reduction offices Parn and Elizabeth Fry as well as 4-Cast as they can become quite close to their clients. I am extending an invite to our Medical Officer Of Health again this year too. We will also have different Moms speaking. I am a member of Moms Stop The Harm and a few other members will be in attendance too.

    POWELL RIVER BC

    BC

    Activity: IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Willingdon Beach “Upper Lot”
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: MomsStopTheHarm/PrCat/Sustain
    Contact: Darlana L Treloar
    Phone: 6044839059
    Email: darlana.treloar@gmail.com

    Powell River will have March
    Die in
    Candlelight vigil/memorial
    Pizza and refreshments

    Prince George

    British Columbia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Site of Mr. PG @ the intersection of Highway 16 and Highway 97.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Moms Stop The Harm, Positive Living North, The Pounds Project, PG Community Action Team, Hospice Hearts
    Contact: Corinne Woods
    Phone:
    Email: cvwoods@shaw.ca

    Naloxone training, injectable and nasal. Harm reduction education. Family friendly space, snacks and refreshments, memorial crafts.
    Please join us from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at the site of Mr. PG. for harm reduction education and to remember our loved ones lost to opioid poisonings. Candlelight vigil at dusk and Mr. PG will light up purple, with an IOAD flag to fly throughout the week.
    We welcome the opportunity for our community to gather together to reduce the stigma that surrounds those who use substances, to honour our loved ones who lost their fight, and to acknowledge the grief of the families left behind.

    Prince Rupert

    BC

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:30 pm
    Location: Git Loch M’oon (1600 Park Avenue, Prince Rupert BC)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Friendship House Association Prince Rupert
    Contact: Katie M
    Phone: 250-600-4247
    Email:

    Naloxone training, harm reduction with drugs and alcohol, community resources and supports

    Quesnel

    British Columbia

    Activity: Csun IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: The hut by the river and also csun office
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Csun
    Contact: Rebecca mcleod
    Phone: 2502559681
    Email: 1queenb1989@gmail.com

    Ioad overdose awareness and balloon release

    Quesnel

    BC

    Activity: Wild women if the North’s Memorial Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Lebordais Park, Quesnel BC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Wild women if the North Society
    Contact: Willow or Megan
    Phone: 1(250)925-1060
    Email: Wildwomenofthenorth@gmail.com

    A memorial event for all those lost to overdose, harm reduction training and peer support. Facilitated by peers for peers and their families.

    Regina

    SK

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day – Regina and Moose Jaw events
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Regina: Mamaweyatitan Centre – 3355 6th Avenue, Regina 11am to 1pm
    Moose Jaw: Victory Church – 637 Main Street North, Moose Jaw 4pm to 6pm
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Ronni Nrodal
    Phone: 306-731-7573
    Email: ronni@nordallaw.ca

    Take what you need and leave the rest table (naloxone; harm reduction supplies; menstrual products and personal care items)
    Meals to Go
    Naloxone Training
    Education and Awareness Tables
    Speakers including those with lived experience
    Recognition of lives lost

    Regina and MooseJaw

    Sask Canada

    Activity: Remember and Prevent
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 3355 6th ave Regina
    637 Main St N Moosejaw
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Ronni
    Phone:
    Email: Ronni@nordallaw.ca

    Raise awareness that lives do not need to be lost to overdose.

    Richmond Hill

    Ontario, Canada

    Activity: International Poisoning Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Krasman Centre
    Contact: Dylan de la Riviere
    Phone: 6477174035
    Email: d.delariviere@krasmancentre.com

    Primarily virtual with a live streaming base
    Memorial Opening
    Education – harm reduction
    Art Gallery
    Advocacy
    Grief Workshop
    Memorial Closing

    Saint-Jérôme

    QC

    Activity: Journée Internationale de Sensibilisation aux Surdoses
    Date: 27/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Le Dispensaire
    527 rue Saint-Georges
    Saint-Jérôme, QC,
    J7Z 5B6
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Moms Stop the Harm
    Contact: Isabelle Fortier
    Phone: 418-809-6118
    Email: msthfranco@gmail.com

    Join regional leader from Moms Stop the Harm and harm reduction staff from Le Dispensaire for an afternoon of remembrance, education, and naloxone training. Live music and public speeches.

    Salmo

    British Columbia

    Activity: Salmo’s 1st Annual IOAD Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 311 Railway Avenue, Salmo, BC, V0G 1Z0
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jacqueline Huser
    Phone: 250-357-9686
    Email: jacquiehuser@gmail.com

    There will be an information table for resources
    Bring a picture of your loved one that lost their life to drug toxicity – we will honor, celebrate, and remember them!
    Watch a livestreamed Candlelight Vigil at 6:30pm (bring your own chair):
    Guest Speakers: Lisa LaPointe (BC Chief Coroner), Jennifer Charlesworth (Representative for Children and Youth), Adam Olsen (Green Party MLA) and Leslie McBain (Moms Stop the Harm)
    Hosted by www.momsstoptheharm.com
    Sign up for Naloxone Training to be facilitated by ANCHORS at a later date

    Sarnia

    Ontario

    Activity: #EndOverdose – Naloxone Training Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 118 Victoria Street North
    Sarnia, ON
    N7T 5W9
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: BMC Pharmacy
    Contact: Marcel Laporte
    Phone: 519-337-9900
    Email: staff.bmcsarnia01@gmail.com

    – Naloxone Kit training
    – Give Aways
    – Memorial Board

    Sarnia

    Ontario

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Sarnia/Lambton Event – In Memory of Those We’ve Lost
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Centennial Park, downtown Sarnia, near the fish fountain.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Bluewater Health
    Contact: Laurie Hicks
    Phone: 519-333-7317
    Email: lhicks@bluewaterhealth.ca

    Participants will be provided a purple carnation and a purple ribbon. They can write the name of the person they lost on the purple ribbon and tie it around the railing along the river. Local MH&A resources will be offered.

    Saskatoon

    Saskatchewan

    Activity: We Remember
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: Saskatchewan Legislative Building
    2405 Legislative Dr, Regina, SK S4S 0B3
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Prairie Harm Reduction
    Contact: Jason Mercredi
    Phone: 3062425005
    Email: admin@prairiehr.ca

    1,600 crosses will be placed on the laws of the Saskatchewan Legislature to bring awareness to all the overdose deaths that have taken place in Saskatchewan since 2010.

    St.Thomas

    Activity: Second annual International Overdose Awareness day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Corner of White street and Talbot street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Nameless
    Contact: Leticia
    Phone:
    Email: ThenamelessST@outlook.com

    From 6:30pm-8pm
    Ribbon tying, naloxone training, hydration station, purchase merch to support The Nameless, and space to create art.
    Masks and social distancing in place.

    Surrey

    British Columbia

    Activity: Overdose is Preventable
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 08:30 am
    Location: Virtual
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Overdose Response Community Action Team
    Contact: Sukh Shergill
    Phone:
    Email: sukh@dialoguesinaction.com

    International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) provides an opportunity for us to reflect on practical ways to prevent overdose in our community. Overdose is preventable.

    Join us on this Overdose Day event to learn about overdose awareness and prevention from leaders on the front line of the overdose crisis. Including those with lived experience, family, Indigenous, Medical and First Responder perspectives.

    Key Note: Guy Felicella

    Guy spent years in the grips of addiction and now dedicates his life to advocating for harm reduction and removing the stigma against addiction and substance users. He will discuss relevant topics of safer supply, decriminalization, harm reduction and treatment options. Guy is pushing the barriers to address current overdose crisis and addressing the truth behind the toxic drug supply.

    Learn and ask questions to this diverse group of presenters:
    Leslie Mcbain – Co-Founder Moms Stop the Harm, Family Lead BCCSU, Bereaved Mother
    Len Pierre – Consultant, Indigenous Cultural Safety and Humility
    Dr. Sharon Vipler – Addiction Medicine Lead, Fraser Health, Opioid Agonist Therapy
    Mark Griffioen – Surrey Deputy Fire Chief of Community Risk Reduction, From Data to Action
    Hosted by Jesse Atton – Mental Health & Harm Reduction Worker/Advocate

    Surrey

    AB

    Activity: Metis Nation BC End Overdose
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: 13401 – 108 Avenue
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Metis Nation British Columbia (MNBC)
    Contact: Terri Gillis
    Phone: 6048162421
    Email: tgillis@mnbc.ca

    MNBC will be at Gateway Station/Headquarters for Metis Nation BC. We will be offering information, snacks, and water. As this is our new location, we want to welcome and meet anyone who would like to stop by.

    Surrey

    BC

    Activity: #EndOverdose
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Chief Joe Mathias Centre
    100 – Capilano Road
    Vancouver, BC
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre
    Contact: Nicole Webb
    Phone: 604-536-6522
    Email: nicole.webb@dignitymemorial.com

    Virtual Memorial Event honouring those affected by the overdose crisis in our communities.

    Surrey

    British Columbia

    Activity: Remembering those gone too soon
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara
    7050 120 St, Surrey, BC V3W 3M8
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Students Overcoming Substance Use Disorder & Addictions Society of Canada
    Contact: Gurkirat Singh
    Phone: +16046171324
    Email: soouda@samhaa.org

    – Remembering lives gone too soon
    -Ending stigma & building capacity through
    community outreach.
    – Introducing harm reduction skills to
    vulnerable populations.
    – Providing culturally relevant, language-
    specific overdose response &
    prevention training.
    – Naloxone Training
    – Connecting families with mental health &
    substance use resources.

    Sydney

    Nova Scotia

    Activity: Overdose Awareness and Remembrance Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:45 am
    Location: Wentworth Park Bandshell, Sydney, Nova Scotia
    Meet at 150 Bentinck Street, Sydney. Gather to march down to Wentworth Park.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Ally Centre of Cape Breton
    Contact: Natasha Rowe
    Phone: 9025743342
    Email: natasha.rowe@bellaliant.com

    What: Overdose Awareness and Remembrance Day
    When: Tuesday, August 31st 2021 11am meet at 150 Bentinck Street, gather to march down to Wentworth Park. Event start at 11:45am
    Where: Wentworth Park Bandshell, Sydney, NS
    Why: To invite you to stand beside friends and families of overdose victims to reflect on their lives and their losses. Events such as this will reinforce the idea that no-one feels shame or disgrace at the death of someone from drug overdose. There are programs and interventions that can safely prevent deaths due to overdose. Cape Breton is without this programming although proposals have and will continue to be submitted to both federal and provincial health departments and efforts are being made nationally to change policy within government to make the tools necessary for these interventions available to the populations most affected.
    We invite anybody who lost someone to overdose to submit the first name of the person they lost to our naloxone trainer, communitynaloxonetrainer@gmail.com. You can come to the Ally Centre prior to the event to write their name, or on site the day of the event. We will hold 3 moments of silence – One for the people who have died of accidental overdose; One for the families, friends and loved ones of those who passed; and one to appeal for evidence based interventions, services and supports to mitigate the risks for people who use drugs.

    Terrace

    BC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day BBQ
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: George Little Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Moms Stop The Harm
    Contact: Lana
    Phone: 250-922-4520
    Email: lanagreene757@gmail.com

    Drumming, BBQ, Sharing, rock painting

    Toronto

    Ontario

    Activity: Syme Woolner Overdose Awareness Booth
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: 2468 Eglinton Avenue. West, Unit 3, Toronto, Ontario M6M 5E2 – Booth at park located behind the building
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Syme Woolner Neighbourhood and Family Centre
    Contact: Uzefa Gulma
    Phone: 4167667634×2230
    Email: harmreductionworker@symewoolner.org

    Free pizza, ribbons, naloxone, information and print resources will be distributed to raise awareness about the ongoing Opioid Crisis.

    Toronto

    Activity: World Poisoning Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: This event will be virtually via Zoom. Our Richmond Hill drop by location will arrange a central physical space for memorial banner and a broadcast centre.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Krasman Centre
    Contact: Dylan de la Rivière
    Phone: 647-717-4035
    Email: d.delariviere@krasmancentre.com

    World Poisoning Awareness Day is a virtual memorial and day of education and action on August 31st from 10AM-4pm.
    We aim to amplify the voices of people who use drugs (PWUD), raise awareness about overdose prevention, and reduce the stigma that surrounds drug-related deaths.
    We demand an end to racist and oppressive and failed ‘war on drugs’.
    The morning of this event will focus on education about harm reduction and the negative implications of the ‘war on drugs’ as well as resources of support. The afternoon portion of the day will honour and remember the lives lost during this poisoning epidemic.

    Register online: https://forms.gle/GPo9mKJRNTreH7fA7

    TORONTO

    ON

    Activity: TORONTO IOAD Flag Raising (AM) and Candlelight Vigil (PM)
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 11am – Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. West, Toronto – FLAG RAISING8PM – Roundhouse Park, 255 Bremner Blvd, Toronto (at the south side of the CN Tower) – CANDLELIGHT VIGIL
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Moms Stop The Harm, SISTERING & Families for Addiction Recovery
    Contact: Irene Paterson
    Phone:
    Email:

    Mayor John Tory has proclaimed August 31st Overdose Awareness Day in Toronto, ON, CANADA
    • 11:00am, AUGUST 31ST – Mayor John Tory will raise the IOAD FLAG at TORONTO CITY HALL, 100 Queen St. W. Toronto.
    View the flag rising from Nathan Phillips Square. Bring a photo of your loved one as we remember them. (Arrive 10:45am)
    • 8pm, AUGUST 31st – The CN TOWER will illuminate PURPLE in recognition of INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY.
    Join us at Roundhouse Park, 255 Bremner Blvd for a CANDLELIGHT VIGIL as we remember our loved ones and give strength to those struggling today.

    This year Flags of Hope has collaborated with SISTERING and the YORK HERITAGE QUILTERS GUILD to craft quilts of remembrance from our Flags of Hope. These works of art will be on display at Nathan Phillips Square for the morning Flag Raising ceremony and at the base of CN Tower (Roundhouse Park) for the evening illumination and candlelight ceremony.
    By holding these events, we are joining a global movement for Understanding, Compassion, Awareness and Change.

    Flags of Hope, Change the Face of Addiction: By creating Flags of Hope, we are sending love and light to those who have passed due to drug related harms, and to those currently struggling. They also help raise awareness and strengthen the hope that there will be an end to the current crisis.

    Moms Stop the Harm (MSTH) is a network of Canadian families whose loved ones died from drug related harms or who have struggled with substance use. We call for an end to the failed war on drugs and embrace an approach that reduces harm and respects human rights. People who use drugs should not be criminalized and must be treated with compassion and respect.

    SISTERING is a low-barrier multi-service agency that offers practical and emotional support to marginalized women and diverse trans people through programs, which enable them to take greater control over their lives, including a harm reduction.

    Families for Addiction Recovery (FAR) is a national charity founded by parents of children who have struggled with addiction from their teens. Our goal is long-term recovery for those with addiction and their families. FAR’s mission is to support families affected by substance use disorder and protect persons struggling with SUD, particularly youth, by promoting publicly-funded, timely, compassionate, evidence-based treatment; supporting research; and working to end stigma.

    York Heritage Quilters Guild York strives to preserve the heritage of quilt making as a craft and art form. Our members promote learning, sharing and workmanship with each other and with the community. We will display heritage quilts made by the quilter’s guild from our Flags of Hope

    Toronto

    Ontario

    Activity: Remembering Ontario’s Victims of Opioid Use Disorder
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Bellvue Square Park
    5 Bellevue Ave
    Toronto, ON
    M5T 2N4
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: FRAEM (the Foundation for the Responsible Administration of Emergency Medicines)
    Contact: JASON NEWMAN
    Phone: 15196399453
    Email: info@administeremergencymedicines.com

    Come join us and tell us about someone you lost to the opioid crisis. We are here to listen. Harm reduction supplies are also available.

    Truro and Amherst

    NS

    Activity: One Overdose Death is One Too Many
    Date: 27/08/2021
    Time: 09:09 am
    Location: 33 Pleasant Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Northern Healthy Connections Society
    Contact: Albert McNutt
    Phone: 19028950931
    Email: super@nhcsociety.ca

    In both Truro and Amherst the Northern Healthy Connections Society will have a display board promoting the Harm Reduction/Needle Exchange/Naloxone Training provided throughout the northern zone of Nova Scotia (Colchester-East Hants, Cumberland and Pictou Counties). This area is also home to three Indigenous/First Nations Communities (Millbrook, Sipkne’katik and Pictou Landing). Posters and information has been displayed and distributed in various locations such as local Pharmacies, Library, Public Health, Mental Health, etc. The display board and Naloxone Training will be set up at the Farmers’ Market in Amherst, Nova Scotia on Friday August 27th and at the Truro Farmers’ Market on Saturday August 28th. Board members will be joining the staff to assist. There will be copies of the material downloaded and printed related to overdoes and opioids, alcohol, stimulants, meth, etc available to anyone interested in acquiring educational and awareness material.

    Truro and Amherst

    Nova Scotia

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day 2021
    Date: 27/08/2021
    Time: 08:30 am
    Location: On August 27, 2021 the Opioid Council of Cumberland Council along with staff from the Northern Healthy Connections Society will be setting up a display highlighting the need for greater awareness of substance use disorder and overdose deaths. There will be resources available. This event will be held at the local Farmer’s Market from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm.On August 28, 2021 the Northern Healthy Connections Society will be hosting an Overdose Awareness Day with a display, educational resources will be available.

    At both events staff and volunteers will be wearing white T-shirts with # Overdose Awareness and the name of the local organization in purple. There will also be Naloxone Training and Free Kits at both the Truro and Amherst events.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Northern Healthy Connections Society
    Contact: Albert McNutt
    Phone: 19028950931
    Email: super@nhcsociety.ca

    Display table with education board, resources, Naloxone Training, free Naloxone Kits. Education, knowledge exchange, Printed materials.

    VANCOUVER

    BC

    Activity: STILL DYING- DO YOU SEE US YET?
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 am
    Location: VARIOUS LOCATIONS- START AT BURRARD BRIDGE PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY- CONTINUE UP BURRARD STREET. OTHER LOCATONS IN NORTH VANCOUVER, LANGLEY
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Moms Stop the Harm
    Contact: DEB BAILEY
    Phone: 6049700416
    Email: dhbailey@telus.net

    WE PLAN TO DRAW BODY SHAPES TO MAKE PEOPLE AWARE OF THE TREMENDOUS NUMBER OF PEOPLE DYING FROM TAINTED STREET DRUGS. WE WILL TIE A PURPLE RIBBON BY EACH SHAPE AND LEAVE SOME “POSTCARD”MESSAGES TO HELP PEOPLE DEVELOP AWARENESS.

    WE WILL BE ASKING TELUS SCIENCE WORLD, BURRARD BRIDGE, ROGERS, BC PLACE, CITY HALL ,AND VARIOUS OTHER LOCATIONS TO ‘LIGHT UP PURPLE.”

    Victoria

    BC

    Activity: A Walk for J: Steps to Awareness-Victoria
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 am
    Location: Victoria, B.C.Participants will gather at the Beacon Hill Park sign on Dallas Road and Cook St. We will walk towards and around the loop at Clover Point down the path along the ocean just past Ross BayCemetery to where the beach stops loop around and back to where we started. Wear purple , bring your own water bottle !
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Chadd Cawson
    Phone: 431 276-1272
    Email: chaddcawson@gmail.com

    A Walk for J first began in Winnipeg in 2018, then branded as Drop the Needle, Pick up the Pace which was the walk’s name for 2 years before rebranding it A Walk for J last year. I started this walk in honour of my sister Jeni who I lost to an Overdose in 2017 in Florida where she was living . My sister loved the ocean and beaches so while I know she loved the first 2 live walks she would participarticularly love this route, Whike I started this walk to honour my sister it is meant to honour every soul we lost too soon to a drug related death. To honour every person from A to Z is what A Walk for J aims to do while spreading awareness.

    Victoria

    British Columbia

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Moms Stop the Harm
    Contact: Jennifer Howard
    Phone: 250-889-5926
    Email: jennifer.howard@momsstoptheharm.com

    Live Streamed Facebook Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance – A free online memorial event featuring words of remembrance and live music by local musician, Jill Cooper plus guest speakers, Leslie McBain (Moms Stop The Harm), Lisa Lapointe (BC Chief Coroner), Jennifer Charlesworth (Representative for Children and Youth) and Adam Olsen (Green Party MLA). Through words and song we will gather in loving remembrance of all those who died from overdose. Please light a candle in remembrance of your loved one and join us this evening.

    Whitehorse

    Yukon

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day at LePage Park
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: LePage Park corner of 3rd Ave. and Wood St.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Blood Ties Four Directions
    Contact: Britt Olaney
    Phone: +1 (867) 332-8267
    Email: education@bloodties.ca

    Supportive listening and memorial table
    Naloxone training
    Food table
    Resources and partnership tables

    Winnipeg

    Manitoba

    Activity: A Walk for J – Virtual Steps to Awareness
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Worldwide – post photos of yourself wearing purple from the dates August 28-31 to promote Overdose Awareness. A Walk for J was started in Winnipeg, Manitoba but due to some COVID-19 restrictions still in place our walk will be a virtual one for the second year in a row.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Chadd Cawson
    Phone: 431 276-1272
    Email: chaddcawson@gmail.com

    A Walk for J was started in Winnipeg, Manitoba, then under the name Drop the Needle, Pick up the Pace, in 2018. It was was rebranded A Walk for J in 2020 in honour of my sister Jeni Leigh and Jody Wasserman’s brother Josh Zeller. Due to COVID-19 restrictions still in place our walk this year will be virtual. We are opening up our event from the weekend of August 28 to Aug 31 (IOAD). We are asking people to wear purple and capture photos or videos of themselves walking. It could be up a mountain, by water, in your small bubble or by yourself. Post your photos to your social media and our A Walk for J Facebook page

    Colombia

    Cali

    Valle del Cauca

    Activity: Barrio Sucre, una comunidad preparada para atender sobredosis. Barrio Sucre, a community prepared to deal with overdoses
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Calle 18 con carrera 12, barrio Sucre
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Corporación Viviendo
    Contact: Mishelle Cerón
    Phone: +57 3164025451
    Email: Mishelleceron@corporacionviviendo.org

    The Harm Reduction Program team of Corporación Viviendo in the city of Cali (Colombia) will carry out an intervention in the Sucre neighborhood, in a place where heroin is consumed by injection in the street. The intervention consists of a play to recreate how an overdose is treated. In this way we seek to draw people’s attention and teach them how to do it.

    Cyprus

    Nicosia

    Activity: Eleftheria Square in Nicosia lit purple
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Eleftheria Square, down town Nicosia
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cyprus National Addictions Authority
    Contact: Evi Kyprianou
    Phone: 0035722442966
    Email: evi.kyprianou@naac.org.cy

    Eleftheria Square in down town Nicosia was lit purple on the 31st of August 2021. A press release was sent previously in order for the public to be aware for the reasons the square was lit purple. Also, posters with #endoverdose were present and a harm reduction mobile unit was disseminating information.

    The event was organised by the Cyprus National Addictions Authority, in collaboration with Nicosia Munisipality and the harm reduction/ drop-in centre “STOCHOS”.

    France

    Charleville Mézières

    ardennes

    Activity: Newsletter Vice Versa Special International Overdose Day
    Date: 26/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: CAARUD YOZ
    5 impasse Louis Gabriel Croizon
    08000 Charleville Mézières
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SOS HEPATITES –
    Contact: juliette
    Phone: 0682085957
    Email: newsletterviceversa@gmail.com

    Vice Versa is a newsletter who speak addictology and hepatology.
    Most of hepatitis C today are found in drug users population, so with this newsletter we give addictologic informations to hepatologists and we give hepatologic informations to people specialized in addictology.
    For example, last month we spoke also about WHD (world hepatitis day) and this month we’ll speak about overdose day,
    this newsletter is in french language and we have 3 000 readers.

    Germany

    Darmstadt

    Hessen

    Activity: IOAD Darmstadt
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:30 am
    Location: scentral/Herrngarten, Streetworkbus Frühstück/Luisenplatz Darmstadt
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: scentral – Drogenhilfe Darmstadt
    Contact: Andreas Gohlke
    Phone: 06151-3605332
    Email: scentral@diakonie-darmstadt.de

    Die Drogenhilfeeinrichtung scentral am Herrngarten in Darmstadt wird das wöchentliche Frühstück am Luisenplatz dafür nutzen,
    um auf das Thema Überdosierungen aufmerksam zu machen. Das Thema soll durch öffentlich sichtbare Plakate auch an die Gesamtbevölkerung herangetragen werden. In der Einrichtung scentral, werden ebenfalls Plakate aufgehängt. Am Vormittag werden Sozialarbeiter*innen wie jeden Dienstag den Streetworkbus am Luisenplatz begleiten und stehen Klient*innen und anderen Interessierten für Gespräche zur Verfügung. Diesmal mit dem Fokus „International Overdose Awareness Day“. Am Nachmittag wird der Stand auf den Hof der Einrichtung verlegt, um dort Gespräche zu führen, sowohl um über die Möglichkeiten zur Vermeidung von Überdosierungen zu sprechen, als auch Betroffenen die Möglichkeit zu geben, über Erfahrungen zu sprechen.

    India

    Gurdaspur

    Punjab

    Activity: Overdose day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Batala city near patrol pump
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: JKSPYM Exclusive TI
    Contact: Varinder Kaur
    Phone: 8284067424
    Email: Jkspymbatala@gmail.com

    We will fo natak and awareness camp on this day

    Pune

    Maharashtra

    Activity: Awareness program Opioids Overdose
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 02:04 pm
    Location: Sr No 482/A Shripal Apartment Bajirao Road Shaniwar Peth Pune 411030 Maharashtra
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Janhvi Foundation
    Contact: Mr Sagar Pakale
    Phone: 8999322855
    Email: janhvifoundation@gmail.com

    1)Basic of Opioids
    2) What is Overdose
    3) Risk factors for Opioids Overdose
    4) Signs & Symptoms of Opioid Overdose
    5) Preventing Overdose
    6) Overdose Management
    7)Naloxone
    8) Recovery Counselling

    Ireland

    Bray

    Leinster

    Activity: Naloxone & Overdose Awareness Trainer Training
    Date: 25/08/2021
    Time:
    Location: Bray Community Addiction Team
    Bray, Co Wicklow
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: UISCE Advocacy For People Who Use Drugs
    Contact: Lynn Jefferys
    Phone: 015554693
    Email:

    Train the Trainer hosted by Bray Community Addictions Team for several members of the community. Trainees will learn the risks and signs of overdose, and how to respond with Naloxone.

    This is a pre-booked & private event.

    Please get in touch if you would like more info about naloxone training in Ireland.

    Cork

    Munster

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day – Demonstration and Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Angelsea Street, Cork, Munster, Ireland
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Students for Sensible Drug Policy.
    Contact: Emily Shilling
    Phone:
    Email: ssdp@societies.ucc.ie

    Vigil outside courthouse with some speakers.

    Dublin

    Activity: ‘Time to Remember. Time to Act. Overdose Can Affect Us All’  International Overdose Awareness Day Webinar 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Online Webinar
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The HSE and Department of Health
    Contact: Sarah Hamza
    Phone:
    Email: sarah.hamza@hse.ie

    Broadcasting the voice of service users, third-level students, families affected by overdose and with collaboration from UISCE and the See Change – this event aims to highlight the lived experience of different populations who are impacted by overdose and related stigma in Ireland.

    Visit Event Website https://www.drugs.ie/international_overdose_awareness_day_20211/

    Dublin

    Activity: ‘Time to Remember. Time to Act. Overdose Can Affect Us All’  IOAD Awareness Campaign – Follow #EndOverdoseIrl
    Date: 24/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Across Ireland
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The HSE and Department of Health
    Contact: Sarah Hamza
    Phone:
    Email: sarah.hamza@hse.ie

    A visual campaign – look out for speech bubbles and badges in your area, follow and tag #EndOverdoseIrl

    This campaign aims to highlight the lived experience of different populations in Ireland who are impacted by overdose and related stigma. Please visit drugs.ie for further details – resources are available for download if you wish to take part.

    Visit Event Website https://www.drugs.ie/international_overdose_awareness_day_20211/

     

     

     

    Dublin

    Leinster

    Activity: Naloxone & Overdose Awareness Trainer Training
    Date: 26/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: JADD, Tallaght, Dublin 24
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: UISCE
    Contact: Lynn Jefferys
    Phone: 015554693
    Email: peersupport@myuisce.org

    Train the Trainer hosted by Jobstown Assisting Drug Dependency Project (JADD) for their staff and particpants. Trainees will learn the risks and signs of overdose, and how to respond with Naloxone, as well as how to perform brief interventions on overdose with people accessing their services.

    This is a pre-booked & private event.

    Please get in touch with UISCE if you would like more info about naloxone training in Ireland.

    Dublin

    Activity: Launch of the ‘VanaLiffey’ – Mobile Harm Reduction Unit.
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time:
    Location:
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ana Liffey Drug Project
    Contact: Tony Duffin
    Phone: 00 353 1 878 6899
    Email: info@aldp.ie

    The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Alison Gilliland, will launch the ‘VanaLiffey’ on International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Ana Liffey Drug Project are very grateful to Lifeline Ambulance Service who donated the vehicle; and to HSE Social Inclusion DNCC who support the service.

    Ana Liffey has established the ‘VanaLiffey’ – a mobile harm reduction unit which includes the provision of naloxone and training; needle & syringe program and training; rapid access to OST assessments; and other referrals on an outreach basis in Dublin City Centre.

    More information will be available following the launch of the service. Follow #VanaLiffey.

    Limerick

    Activity: Naloxone Mural in Limerick City
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Canteen,
    Catherine Street,
    Limerick
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ana Liffey Drug Project
    Contact: Rachel O’Donoghue
    Phone:
    Email: rachel.odonoghue@aldp.ie

    A Naloxone mural in Limerick City Centre, which has been developed in partnership:
    – Supported by the Midwest Regional Drug and Alcohol Forum.
    – Working with Ana Liffey Drug Project, the mural was designed and painted by the artist collective ‘DrawOut’.
    – The mural is on the side of local business – ‘Canteen’.
    The goal of the mural is to draw attention to the availability of the life saving drug Naloxone in the Midwest; and to celebrate the amazing peers and staff who administer it and save lives.
    The launch event speakers will include an Ana Liffey service user; and staff involved in the provision and administration of Naloxone.

    Italy

    Alessandria

    Italia

    Activity: Giornata Mondiale Sensibilizzazione Overdose
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:30 am
    Location: Alessandria, Via santa caterina da Siena 36
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: DropIn Alessandria
    Contact: Valentina Mancuso
    Phone: 3493678930
    Email:

    We organized a public event inside the alexandria drop in, we contacted an addiction doctor to talk about three types of overdoses:
    Heroin overdose
    Cocaine overdose
    Benzodiazepine overdose
    We will also screen the event organized by itanpud and chemical sisters inside the service.

    Naples

    Activity: Tre lettere per proteggersi e proteggere
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Drop In sited in Via Postica della Maddalena, 42, in Naples (80139)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ItaNPUD
    Contact: Emilia Piermartini
    Phone: +393924201173
    Email: itanpud@gmail.com

    Within the support of a public harm reduction service of Naples (Drop In ASL NA1) we will furnish a two-hour formation about drug use and drug overdoses (not only the opioid ones), leaded by some peers of us, the Italian Network of People who Use Drugs, along with some peers operator and health professionals also. We will use three words to explain three focal points: the recognition of an overdose, the inititative to take, the sensibilization to make. Because of this we chose the title «Tre parole per proteggersi e proteggere» (three words to protect ourselves and protect, that in Italian makes more sense).
    Thanks also to the printing of more copies of our recent Manual edited by us during the Support. Don’t Punish 2021 campaign, we hope to reach always more people not only on the fatal overdose issue but in general on the PUDs’ human rights issue. The title of our manual is «Manuale di sopravvivenza in uno Stato proibizionista» (Survival manual in a prohibitionist State).

    REGGIO NELL’EMILIA

    Italia

    Activity: musica, arte e parole per tutelarci dall’overdose
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: via Ferdinando Bocconi 2/4, Reggio Emilia – 42100
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ausl Reggio Emilia – drug addiction service
    Contact: Luana Oddi
    Phone: 3383681864
    Email: luana.oddi@ausl.re.it

    Evento musicale, stile concerto di musica classica o jazz.
    Attività atelieristica (arte) con lavori ispirati ed inerenti al tema dell’overdose
    Distribuzione materiale sterile, naloxone e volantini informativi sull’overdose.
    Disponibilità da parte degli operatori sanitari ad esercitazioni su primo soccorso e somministrazione naloxone

    REGGIO NELL’EMILIA

    Outside US

    Activity: IOAD – Giornata Internazionale Consapevolezza sulle Overdose a Reggio Emilia
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Via Bocconi 2/4 – Reggio Emilia 42100 – ITALY
    Via Amendola 2 – Parco San Lazzaro – Reggio Emilia – ITALY
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SerDP Drug Addiction Service AUSL RE and Low Threshold Service (Ausl RE / Cooperativa La Quercia)
    Contact: LUANA ODDI
    Phone: 3383681864
    Email: luana.oddi@ausl.re.it

    Di seguito gli eventi che si svolgeranno nella giornata del 31 agosto:
    – un evento musicale con il laboratorio di musicoterapia della coop La Quercia del drop-in/SEI, che vedrà la collaborazione di dipendenti dell’AUSL di Reggio Emilia ed aperto agli operatori della rete dei Servizi delle Dipendenze. Tale evento si svolgerà durante l’orario di apertura del servizio, quindi tra le 9 e le 16 nell’area esterna del Servizio a Bassa Soglia del SerDP di Via Bocconi;
    – le conduttrici del laboratorio “Cura e Benessere del Corpo” del progetto donne del SerDP “REGALATI UNA COCCOLA” e di quello di Arte Terapia del drop-in/SEI coop. La Quercia metteranno a disposizione i loro saperi e strumenti relazionali;
    – sempre nella mattina del 31 agosto, nell’area cortiliva esterna del Servizio a Bassa Soglia di via Bocconi, la dottoressa Boni Iulica del SerDP in collaborazione con i Volontari della Croce Rossa, sarà a disposizione per dare istruzioni agli utenti presenti, sulle manovre di primo soccorso e di utilizzo del naloxone in caso di intossicazione da sostanze e/o stato di incoscienza;
    – esposizione e distribuzione nei locali del servizio SerDP di naloxone, materiale sterile, presidi di tutela per le Infezioni Sessualmente Trasmissibili (IST) e materiale informativo su sostanze e loro rischi;
    – magliette, camici, gadget e DPI (Dispositivi di Protezione Individuale) decorati con loghi specifici della giornata e che i vari operatori in servizio potranno indossare.
    – comunicato dell’azienda sanitaria (AUSL REGGIO EMILIA) sul portale aziendale

    Torino

    Please Select (only U.S. / Can / Aus)

    Activity: “Mai senza naloxone”- Naloxone Social Media Campaign
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 am
    Location: Both the organizaztions are at national level; the campaign is a social media one
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Forum Droghe&ITARDD-Italian Harm Reduction Network
    Contact: Susanna Ronconi, Pino di Pino
    Phone: +39 3394155985 +39 3206858380
    Email: segreteria@forumdroghe.it

    This social media campaign uses 7 images of people of different gender and ages who have been saved thanks to take-home-naloxone and the solidarity and intervention of friends, other users or family members. It is the final event of the 3 years campaign “Mai senza nalonoe” (Never without Naloxone), coordinated by Forum Droghe and ITARDD to share and promote THN. The campaign will be launceh on the 31st August and will stay online (FB, Twitter, Instagram).

    Turin

    Activity: Giornata Internazionale di Consapevolezza sull’Overdose
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 03:30 pm
    Location: Drop In
    c/o Ospedale Amedeo di Savoia
    Corso Svizzera, 144
    10149 Torino (TO)
    Italia
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drop In ASL Città di Torino
    Contact: Maria Teresa Ninni
    Phone: +393342545005
    Email: mariateresa.ninni@aslcittaditorino.it

    – live radio session: music, songs and speakers offering info and advice on drug use, possibly lethal combinations and overdose related matter
    – live simulation of an overdose situation with drug consumers, peer operators and professional educators all taking part
    – posters specifically prepared for the occasion: from how to recognise signs of overdose to how to administer Naloxone
    – live streaming of the event on our Facebook page

    Turin

    Activity: Giornata Internazionale di Consapevolezza sull’Overdose
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 03:30 pm
    Location: Drop In
    c/o Ospedale Amedeo di Savoia
    Corso Svizzera, 144
    10149 Torino (TO)
    Italia
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drop In ASL Città di Torino
    Contact: Maria Teresa Ninni
    Phone: +393342545005
    Email: mariateresa.ninni@aslcittaditorino.it

    – live radio session: music, songs and speakers offering info and advice on drug use, possibly lethal combinations and overdose related matter
    – live simulation of an overdose situation with drug consumers, peer operators and professional educators all taking part
    – posters specifically prepared for the occasion: from how to recognise signs of overdose to how to administer Naloxone
    – live streaming of the event on our Facebook page

    Venice

    Activity: Venice overdose awareness days
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: M9 museum Mestre
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Tavolo Bassa Soglia Dip. Dipendenze AULSS3 SERENISSIMA, VENETO
    Contact: Alessandro Pani
    Phone: 041 2608250
    Email:

    Info point in a public square.
    Information about overdose.

    Lebanon

    Beirut

    Beirut

    Activity: IOAD 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Sin el fil – Youssef el Hayek Street – Confidence Center.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SIDC
    Contact: Nassam
    Phone: 01482428
    Email: Info@sidc-lebanon.org

    Social media campaign aims to raise awareness about overdose, prevention, stigma and discrimination, availability of Naloxone and harm reduction services.

    Mauritius

    Quatre Bornes

    Activity: Campagne de sensibilisation à l’overdose
    Date: 27/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Online campaign on our Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/Collectif.Urgence.Toxida/
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Collectif Urgence Toxida
    Contact: Gaelle Bernard
    Phone: 00230 5974 12 90
    Email: g.bernard@cut.mu

    Online awareness campaign with shared videos and visuals. In parallel, the position paper with our recommendations for an action plan sent last year to the authorities and which remained unanswered, is being sent again.

    Mexico

    Mexicali

    Baja California

    Activity: Community Overdose Remembrance Event.
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: “Centro Comunitario”
    Calle Azueta 230-3, Col. Primera Sección; en el Centro Histórico de Mexicali!
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Integración Social Verter A. C.
    Contact: Said Slim Pasaran
    Phone: +52 5540553025
    Email: sslim@verter.org.mx

    Community Overdose Remembrance Event.
    With video projection, training to prevent overdose, distribution of naloxone and narcan, talks between peers, food, supervised consumption service, fentanyl detection tests, syringe, needles and other supplies for the community.

    New Zealand

    Christchurch

    Activity: Michael Fowler Centre
    Date: 30/09/2021
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Christchurch International Airport Terminal Building
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: New Zealand Needle Exchange Programme
    Contact: Jason George
    Phone: 0273439023
    Email: jgeorge@nznep.org.nz

    Christchurch International Airport Terminal Building will be lit in purple for International Overdose Awareness Day

    Christchurch

    Canterbury

    Activity: Carter Fountain, Wellington, New Zealand – Lighting Up Purple
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time:
    Location: Carter Fountain, Oriental Bay, Wellington, New Zealand
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: New Zealand Needle Exchange Programme
    Contact: Jason George
    Phone:
    Email: jgeorge@nznep.org.nz

    Carter Fountain in Oriental Bay, Wellington will be lit in purple for International Overdose Awareness Day

    Gisborne

    Canterbury

    Activity: Gisborne Town Centre Clock lit in purple
    Date: 30/08/2021
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Gisborne town centre
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: New Zealand Needle Exchange Programme
    Contact: Jason George
    Phone: 0273439023
    Email: jgeorge@nznep.org.nz

    Robinson Memorial Town Clock in Gisborne will be lit in purple for international overdose awareness day

    Palmerston North

    Canterbury

    Activity: Palmerston North Hopwood Clock Tower Lit in Purple
    Date: 30/08/2021
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: The Square, Palmerston North
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: New Zealand Needle Exchange Programme
    Contact: Jason George
    Phone: 0273439023
    Email: jgeorge@nznep.org.nz

    Palmerston North Hopwood Clock Tower will be lit in Purple to raise awareness for International Overdose Awareness Day

    Palmerston North

    Canterbury

    Activity: Palmerston North Hopwood Clock Tower Lit in Purple
    Date: 30/08/2021
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: The Square, Palmerston North
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: New Zealand Needle Exchange Programme
    Contact: Jason George
    Phone: 0273439023
    Email: jgeorge@nznep.org.nz

    Palmerston North Hopwood Clock Tower will be lit in Purple to raise awareness for International Overdose Awareness Day

    Wellington

    Activity: Michael Fowler Centre – Lit in Purple
    Date: 30/08/2021
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Michael Fowler Centre, Wakefield St, Wellington
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: New Zealand Needle Exchange Programme
    Contact: Jason George
    Phone: 0273439023
    Email: jgeorge@nznep.org.nz

    Michael Fowler Centre will be lit in purple**

    ** Unfortunately Due to Covid19 lockdown restrictions this may not be possible

    Wellington

    Activity: Fundraise for naloxone
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 am
    Location: 32 Ocean Road
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NZ Drug Foundation
    Contact: Sarah Helm
    Phone: 021756533
    Email: admin@drugfoundation.org.nz

    We are fundraising to buy naloxone!
    Our goals are to:
    – draw attention to the lack of availability of naloxone in NZ;
    – create some additional demand for naloxone to motivate the drug company and our drug funding agency to act
    – to raise awareness among people who use drugs that naloxone would help them
    – and most importantly, to put some naloxone into the hands of those who need it!

    Nigeria

    Lagos

    Lagos

    Activity: Virtual discussion
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: This will be an online discussion, a physical venue will not be needed.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Knowledge Over Drug Abuse (KODA Nigeria)
    Contact: Olalekan Ademola
    Phone: +2348027067697
    Email: Koda.ngoffice@gmail.com

    The event looks to discuss the causes, prevention, and treatment of overdose, and its relationships with drug policies especially in Nigeria.

    Nigeria has an unimpressive record of overdose cases, they are either under reported, or not reported at all. This discussion will help enlighten participants on how to identify traits of overdose, and how help can be quickly gotten without stigmatizing against the person.

    Poland

    Gdynia

    Pomorskie

    Activity: Patrycja Jankiewicz
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 am
    Location: Ul.Zamenhofa
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Patrycja Jankiewicz
    Phone: +48513029831
    Email: jpatrycja1203@gmail.com

    PATII JOT

    Warszawa Krakow Gdynia Gdansk Sosnowiec Lodz

    Poland

    Activity: In memory of Polish victims of drug addiction
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Due to the pandemic situation, the address cannot be given. The meeting will be online.
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: RoRODZICE OFIAR NARKOTYKÓW, DOPALACZY, LEKÓW, OPIATÓW- Purple wing G-Poland
    Contact: Patrycja Jankiewicz, Tomasz Lichtarski
    Phone:
    Email: purplewing.polska@gmail.com

    There will be an online meeting about drug overdose awareness.
    It will be a day of remembrance for our children: Adam, Aleksander, Arek, Bartek, Krystian,Marta, Michal, Maciej, Olek and all Polish victims of drug addiction.

    Portugal

    Barcelos

    Activity: Quizz Overdose
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Médicos do Mundo (Doctors of the world)
    Contact: Rute Mendes
    Phone: +351 934784654
    Email: saudeemequipaderua@medicosdomunto.pt

    We are an harm reduction project that functions through a proximity team. On our morning round we did a quizz with our target group ( people who use drugs). The activity consisted in a game of questions about drugs such as cocaine and heroin, symptoms of their use, their overdose effects, interaction with other drugs, how to act before an overdose and so on. The exchange of questions and answers stimulated discussions about the theme and educational moments that contributed to harm reduction.

    Lisbon

    Activity: Heroine and cocaine tests and overdose prevention
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Calçada de Santo André 79-83, Lisbon, 1100-496
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: GAT/IN-Mouraria and Kosmicare
    Contact: Silvia Busi
    Phone: + 912 870 382
    Email: silvia.busi@gatportugal.org

    We will do drug checking on heroin and cocaine to detect fentanyl. We will also discuss about other substances contained in drugs, how/where the users can tests them and overdose prevention. We will love also to hear the experience of the users.

    Puerto Rico

    Juncos

    Puerto Rico

    Activity: Lucha contra las muertes por sobredosis
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Carr 929 km 1.5 Bo. Lirios
    Juncos, PR
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Estancia Serena, Inc.
    Contact: Zoraya Rivera
    Phone: (787) 333-6140 x 435
    Email: dir@es.juncos.pr

    Estancia Serena, Inc. (ESI) is hosting various events throughout the month of august.

    •Coordinate trainings on how to identify an overdose and how to administer narcan properly.

    •Initiating a campaign with facts, valuable information and how we can all help to prevent overdose in order to educate our social network community.

    •Our grand event; Estancia Serena, Inc is going to commemorate the lives lost in the past, give support with those in grieve and celebrate those who are bravely trying to get sober.

    We will illuminate our facilities on august 31st and carry it on throughout September for recovery month. We exhorted private and government organizations to join us in this effort.

    San Juan

    PR

    Activity: Vivencias Compartidas: La Crisis de los Opioides desde una Perspectiva de Responsabilidad Social
    Date: 30/08/2021
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Administración Central UPR, Jardín Botánico Sur, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: University of Puerto Rico
    Contact: Elba Guzman, Wanda Domenech
    Phone:
    Email:

    Workshop: THE SILENT PANDEMIC
    Theater play presentation: BEGutsy (recorded presentation) and Documentary: Opioids in Puerto Rico: a chronic health problem. After the presentations there will be a CONVERSATORY.
    DUE TO COVID-19 PROTOCOLS, IN-HOUSE EVENTS WILL BE STRICTLY BY INVITATION. THE ENTRY OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOT CONFIRMED PARTICIPATION WILL NOT BE ALLOWED

    San Juan

    Puerto Rico

    Activity: Vivencias compartidas: la crisis de los opioides desde una perspectiva de responsabilidad social
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Administración Central
    Jardín Botánico Sur
    1187 Calle Flamboyán Sur
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: University of Puerto Rico
    Contact: Wanda Domenech
    Phone: 1-787-403-8310
    Email: wanda.domenech@upr.edu

    La Universidad de Puerto Rico conmemora el International Overdose Awareness day con el objetivo de:

    – reducir el estigma de las muertes relacionadas con las drogas
    – ofrecer información básica sobre el riesgo de sobredosis
    – honrar el recuerdo de las personas que han muerto a causa de una sobredosis
    – promover la prevención del uso de sustancias y los servicios de apoyo existentes en las comunidades locales

    A tono con la observancia se presentarán las actividades:

    1. Obra teatral Be Gutsy

    Descripción: La obra teatral Be Gutsy escenifica el drama de seis personas que luchan ante el estigma y sus problemas de salud causados por el uso de los opioides.

    Los actores son estudiantes del Departamento de Drama de la UPR Río Piedras. El elenco está compuesto por Fabiana Ochoa Zayas, Alicia Vega, Rossana Pabón, Gabriel McRoberts, Jorge Alexander y Anthony Valentín, quienes tradujeron y adaptaron la obra que creó un grupo de jóvenes en Nueva York. La obra es dirigida por Norwill Fragoso, actriz y dramaturga puertorriqueña.

    2. Documental Opioides en Puerto Rico: un problema crónico de salud

    Descripción: En agosto de 2017, la tragedia sacudió a la Dra. Elba Guzmán y a su familia. Su único hijo murió intoxicado con alcohol y opioides. La comunidad universitaria (UPR en Arecibo) donde trabaja la doctora Guzmán se conmovió ante el inesperado suceso. Su vivencia inspiró a estudiantes de Comunicaciones junto a varios de sus profesores a desarrollar varios proyectos de concienciación para alertar sobre el uso de los opioides. El documental presenta una recopilación investigativa acerca de la epidemia de opioides en Puerto Rico. Al final del documental la doctora Guzmán compartirá con los participantes un mensaje de concienciación.

    Facebook Live @opioidesPR

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    Doha

    Activity: World Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2021
    Time:
    Location: The event was hosted on Naufar ground
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Naufar
    Contact: Dayanah Cheikh
    Phone:
    Email: comms@naufar.com

    With your support for the past two years, we have hosted the World Overdose Awareness Day in Naufar, in Doha, Qatar.
    The primary goal of our one-week event is to raise awareness in a culture where the stigma around addiction is tremendous. Our staff has been dedicating several sessions with our patients on overdose.
    This year, we also launched a video from one of our pharmacists explaining overdose prevention and Naloxone. This video is published on all our social media channels.
    The patients placed small purple flags on the grass at Naufar main entrance to remember those who lost the battle. Our building lit up purple the whole week.
    We have also asked our patients and staff to write messages on small butterflies hanged in our lobby.
    We sent a press release to the local media about the event.

    Seychelles

    Mahe

    Perseverance

    Activity: Special Memorial Service
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Holy Spirit Parish, Perseverance
    Mahe
    Seychelles
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Agency for Prevention Of Drug Abuse and Rehabilitation
    Contact: Dr Annabelle Marie
    Phone: 00248 2789114
    Email: anabelle.marie@gov.sc

    For the occasion of International Overdose Awareness Day, staff at APDAR MAT Clinic are organizing a special mass in remembrance of victims of drug overdose, and to pray for the family, friends and staff who were involved in their care. Come and participate in our candle lighting ceremony, and let us spread the light of hope that we have in Christ Jesus, so we can continue the fight to free our loved ones from the hook of addiction.

    Slovenia

    Ljubljana

    Activity: Mi smo tisti s katerimi ste nas strašili
    Date: 27/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Trg Republike- a square in front of Slovenian Parliament
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: društvo AREAL
    Contact: Janko Belin
    Phone: +386 (0) 70 133 804
    Email: areal@email.com

    We are gathering since March 2020 to protest against the right wing misogyny nationalistic government that is fraternizing with Victor Orban. Ivan Janez Janša now PM was behind the destruction of our shelter project back in 2008. No passaran!

    South Africa

    Johannesburg

    None

    Activity: International Overdose Candle Light
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: 2 Whitney Road
    Lyndhurst
    Johannesburg
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Sanca National Office
    Contact: Vuyelwa Clara Monnakgotla
    Phone: 0118923829
    Email: claral@sancaoffice.org.za

    South African Coalitions will be in a CADCA training workshop for Social Workers, Directors and Community Development Workers and a moment of silence will be observed to commemorate all the loved ones who passed on due to overdose

    The 31 individual Sanca clinics will post thier activities and also do awareness campaigns nationwide

    Spain

    Barcelona

    Catalonia

    Activity: DÍA DE SENSIBILITZACIÓ SOBRE LES MORTS PER SOBREDOSI
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Agora, Carrer de l’Aurora, El Raval, Barcelona 08001
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CATNPUD (Catalan Network of People who Use Drugs – Xarxa Catalana de Persones que Usem Drogues)
    Contact: Aura Roig
    Phone:
    Email: info@catnpud.org

    Des de la Xarxa Catalana de Persones que Usem Drogues (CATNPUD), volem denunciar que les persones consumdiores som les principals víctimes d’una Guerra contra les Drogues que ens exposa a riscos innecessaris i evitables, com les morts per sobredosi, principalment per opiacis però també per alcohol, medicaments depressors, estimulants i altres substàncies com les NPS.

    Creiem fermament que les morts per sobredosi són totalment evitables i que gran part d’elles succeixen per l’aïllament social, estigma i rebuig cap a persones que consumeixen drogues en condicions de marginalitat i clandestinitat.

    S’estima que, en 2018, es van produir a la Unió Europea al menys 8.300 morts per sobredosi relacionades amb drogues il·legals, el que representa una situació estable en comparació amb 2017. Aquesta estimació total ascendeix a 9.200 morts si s’inclouen Noruega i Turquia, el que constitueix un lleuger descens en relació amb l’estimació revisada de 9.500 a 2017. L’anàlisi europeu, però, és provisional i probablement subestima el nombre real de morts ocorregudes al 2018 (Informe Europeu Drogues 2020).

    Als Estats Units les morts per sobredosi d’opiacis van augmentar de 50.963 al 2.019 fins a 69.710 el 2020. El fentanil, un opiaci sintètic 100 vegades més potent que la morfina, és el responsable de la major part de morts pel desconeixement de la seva presència en dosis d’heroïna i altres substàncies.

    Les més de 50.000 morts per opiacis suposen un augment de el 100% respecte a les xifres de fa una dècada, en el que es qualifica com una autèntica “crisi” en l’Informe 2021 Mundial sobre Drogues publicat per l’Oficina de Nacions Unides per a la Droga i el Delicte (ONUDD).

    A la resta del món les xifres no són més esperançadores en relació a les polítiques prohibicionistes internacionals, es calcula que al món hi ha 260 mil·lions de persones que han consumit drogues al 2018 (ONUDD, 2020) un 30% que al 2018.

    La priorització de mesures punitives reflecteixen un menyspreu de la centralitat i interconnexió dels drets humans, així com manca de corresponsabilitat i transparència en les polítiques de drogues. D’aquí la urgència d’un canvi de paradigma que prioritzi el benestar de les persones, una inversió en mesures sociosanitàries integrals i estratègies per a la regularització de substàncies que són il·legals i de consum massiu.

    Per aquests motius ens plau convocar-vos el dia 31 d’agost de 2021 Dia Internacional de la Prevenció de les Sobredosisi i record de les persones que han mort per aquesta causa a l’âgora Juan Andrés Benitez (C/Aurora, Barcelona) d’11 a 17h amb els següents actes:

    *PROGRAMA*
    Conversatori i cercle d’experiències, Performance, vermut i picoteig, Homenatge al Mur de la Memòria, Dinar, i Micro Obert.

    Sweden

    Lund

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day – Run & Walk at Camurus
    Date: 30/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Global internal event at Camurus’ different locations
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Camurus
    Contact: Anna Bolin
    Phone:
    Email:

    To show support, get involved and actively take part in raising awareness internally and externally on this important topic, Camurus organizes an 5 km run or walk for all company employees globally. The team members, spread out in different countries, will during the week of August 30th, get moving wearing a t-shirt with the IOAD logo and #EndOverdose printed on it.

    Stockholm

    Stockholm

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Sweden
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Brukarföreningen Stockholm
    Livdjursgatan 5A
    SE-12162 Johanneshov
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Stockholm Drug Users Union
    Contact: Magnus Brahn
    Phone: +46763464520
    Email: stockholm@brukarforeningarna.se

    Handout and training of how and when to use naloxone (both types).

    Tanzania

    Tanga city

    Tanga

    Activity: Community engagement it’s quality services
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Maua street No:05,
    Ngamiani kaskazini
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Gift Of Hope Foundation
    Contact: Saidi Bandawe
    Phone: 0684731384
    Email: saidibandawe@gmail.com

    Community engagement it’s key of quality services.we need overdose treatment from community it’s self to control death.will train drugs user to save and advocacy charity

    United Kingdom

    England

    Birkenhead

    Activity: Nightingales Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 88-90 Argyle Street
    Grange Precinct
    Birkenhead
    CH41 6AG
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Change Grow Live (Wirral Ways/Nightingales CIC)
    Contact: Becky Christian
    Phone: +447919155212
    Email: Becky.Christian@cgl.org.uk

    Nightingales Café is the hub of the community, open to everyone, as well as serving people in recovery, their families, and friends. Overdose has a far-reaching impact on our customers and as part of International Overdose Awareness Day 2021 we are using the opportunity to spread awareness of overdose death, provide educational resources to help save lives, remembering without stigma those who have died or suffered injury due to overdose, and improve the safety of the people in our community. The café will be open from 9am to 8.30pm where you can leave a message of remembrance in our tribute tree, learn about or take-home naloxone, watch our educational materials that will be screened all day, talk to other people affected by overdose, or simply join us for a hot meal, a cup of tea or a listening ear. Together we can help #EndOverdose.

    Birmingham

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Live
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 04:16 pm
    Location: Filmed in Brighton, Bristol, London, Chester, Birmingham, Plymouth and Manchester. Shared on social media.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Geese Theatre Company
    Contact: Emma Smallman
    Phone: 0121 449 6222
    Email: info@geese.co.uk

    For the fourth year running recovery arts communities across the UK are coming together to create performances of remembrance, respect and awareness raising for International Overdose Awareness Day. With an original piece of music created by New Note Orchestra and movement by Fallen Angels Dance Theatre, we are filming people in recovery in seven cities across the UK and creating a four-minute film that will be shown on social media throughout August 31st.
    The project is a partnership between small performance adventures, Edit Sweet, We are Not Saints, Fallen Angels, New Note Orchestra, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Bristol Drugs Project, Geese Theatre, Outside Edge Theatre Company, TiPP and The Men’s Room.

    Brighton

    EAST SUSSEX

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Live
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:11 am
    Location: Filmed in Brighton, Bristol, London, Chester, Birmingham, Plymouth and Manchester. Shared on social media.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: small performance adventures
    Contact: Kate McCoy
    Phone: 07786068462
    Email: projects@smallperformanceadventures.com

    For the fourth year running recovery arts communities across the UK are coming together to create performances of remembrance, respect and awareness raising for International Overdose Awareness Day. With an original piece of music created by New Note Orchestra and movement by Fallen Angels Dance Theatre, we are filming people in recovery in seven cities across the UK and creating a four minute film that will be shown on social media throughout August 31st.
    The project is a partnership between small performance adventures, Edit Sweet, We are Not Saints, Fallen Angels, New Note Orchestra, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Bristol Drugs Project, Geese Theatre, Outside Edge Theatre Company, TiPP and The Men’s Room.

    Brighton & Hove

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Campaign
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 08:30 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Brighton & Hove City Council
    Contact: Georgia Setterfield
    Phone:
    Email: georgia.setterfield@brighton-hove.gov.uk

    We have asked some local landmarks to light up in purple at 8:30pm on the 31st August: The I360, The Palace Pier, The Brighton Centre and the Royal Pavilion. Cascade Creative Recovery Choir will be singing in front of the I360 and in the Royal Pavilions gardens just as the lights go purple. We will launch a news story with a description of what we are doing and why.

    The other aspect will be distributing harm reduction information to help raise awareness that overdose is preventable and how. This will be using hard copies and also social media messaging,

    Bristol

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Live
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 01:13 pm
    Location: Filmed in Brighton, Bristol, London, Chester, Birmingham, Plymouth and Manchester. Shared on social media.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Bristol Drugs Project
    Contact: Sophie Wilsdon
    Phone: 0117 987 6000
    Email: sophie.wilsdon@bdp.org.uk

    For the fourth year running recovery arts communities across the UK are coming together to create performances of remembrance, respect and awareness raising for International Overdose Awareness Day. With an original piece of music created by New Note Orchestra and movement by Fallen Angels Dance Theatre, we are filming people in recovery in seven cities across the UK and creating a four minute film that will be shown on social media throughout August 31st.
    The project is a partnership between small performance adventures, Edit Sweet, We are Not Saints, Fallen Angels, New Note Orchestra, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Bristol Drugs Project, Geese Theatre, Outside Edge Theatre Company, TiPP and The Men’s Room.

    Chester

    Cheshire

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day live Chester launch
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 02:02 pm
    Location: Filmed in Brighton, Bristol, London, Chester, Birmingham, Plymouth, and Manchester. Shared on social media
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Fallen Angels Dance Theatre
    Contact: Claire Morris
    Phone: +447801478548
    Email: claire@fallenangelsdt.org

    For the fourth year running recovery arts communities across the UK are coming together to create performances of remembrance, respect and awareness raising for International Overdose Awareness Day. With an original piece of music created by New Note Orchestra and movement by Fallen Angels Dance Theatre, we are filming people in recovery in seven cities across the UK and creating a four-minute film that will be shown on social media throughout August 31st.

    The project is a partnership between small performance adventures, Edit Sweet, We are Not Saints, Fallen Angels, New Note Orchestra, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Bristol Drugs Project, Geese Theatre, Outside Edge Theatre Company, TiPP and The Men’s Room.

    Guildford

    Activity: HMP Send IOD
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: HMP Send
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Forward Trust
    Contact: Paul Philpot
    Phone: +447954168546
    Email: paul.philpot@justice.gov.uk

    Awareness of drug overdose in prison and in the community on release

    London

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Live
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:17pm
    Location: Filmed in Brighton, Bristol, London, Chester, Birmingham, Plymouth and Manchester. Shared on social media.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Outside Edge Theatre Company
    Contact: Molly Cox
    Phone: 02073718020
    Email: admin@edgetc.org

    For the fourth year running recovery arts communities across the UK are coming together to create performances of remembrance, respect and awareness raising for International Overdose Awareness Day. With an original piece of music created by New Note Orchestra and movement by Fallen Angels Dance Theatre, we are filming people in recovery in seven cities across the UK and creating a four-minute film that will be shown on social media throughout August 31st.

    The project is a partnership between small performance adventures, Edit Sweet, We are Not Saints, Fallen Angels, New Note Orchestra, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Bristol Drugs Project, Geese Theatre, Outside Edge Theatre Company, TiPP and The Men’s Room.

    Manchester

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Live
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 03:15 pm
    Location: Filmed in Brighton, Bristol, London, Chester, Birmingham, Plymouth and Manchester. Shared on social media.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Men’s Room
    Contact: Shelley Wagon
    Phone: 07932 678725
    Email: shelley@mroom.co.uk

    For the fourth year running recovery arts communities across the UK are coming together to create performances of remembrance, respect and awareness raising for International Overdose Awareness Day. With an original piece of music created by New Note Orchestra and movement by Fallen Angels Dance Theatre, we are filming people in recovery in seven cities across the UK and creating a four-minute film that will be shown on social media throughout August 31st.
    The project is a partnership between small performance adventures, Edit Sweet, We are Not Saints, Fallen Angels, New Note Orchestra, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Bristol Drugs Project, Geese Theatre, Outside Edge Theatre Company, TiPP and The Men’s Room.

    Middlesbrough

    Activity: Candle light church service
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: The Church of St John The Evangelist, Marton Road, MIddlesbrough TS1 2DY
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Connections
    Contact: Andrew Robinson
    Phone: 07508517588
    Email: Andrew.robinson@recoveryconnections.org.uk

    A Candle light service to come together in love and remembrance of those we have lost to Overdose and addiction.

    Scotland

    Dundee

    Activity: Remembrance Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: We Are With You
    Lothian Crescent
    Dundee
    DD4 0HU
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: We Are With You
    Contact: Bobbie Lawson
    Phone: 07760755673
    Email: bobbie.lawson@wearewithyou.org.uk

    You are invited to join us on International Overdose Awareness Day on the 31st August 2021 in our Garden of Hope. We have planted forget me not seeds and you are welcome to write a message on the pot for a loved one.

    Edinburgh

    Stirlingshire

    Activity: Scottish Parliament Remembrance Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Scottish Parliament Building
    Edinburgh EH99 1SP
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Safe Consumption
    Contact: Peter Krykant
    Phone: +44 (0) 7733111879
    Email: krykantpete1@live.co.uk

    At 10am on the morning of IOAD we will gather with the first Overdose Prevention Mobile Service in the UK
    We will have demonstrations of how this service works, information regarding Naloxone and how to recognise an overdose. We will have information about service in Scotland and support that is available.
    This will be followed by messages being read out for people who have lost someone to overdose and speakers who have direct experience of near fatal-overdose, followed by a wreath being laid and a minutes silence.

    Greenock

    Inverclyde

    Activity: Inverclyde Remembrance Evening
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: By the Cenotaph in Wellpark, Regent Street, Greenock, PA15 4QY
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs
    Contact: Daryl McLeister
    Phone: 07554 686672
    Email: daryl@sfad.org.uk

    Inverclyde Alcohol and Drug Partnership are hosting a Remembrance Event to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day on 31st August

    Inverclyde Alcohol and Drug Partnership are supporting a Remembrance Event to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day on Tuesday the 31st August. This will be an outdoor event, at the Wellpark in Greenock.

    International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

    The event will begin at 7pm at the Cenotaph in the Wellpark, and will feature some guest speakers, including well known ‘Inverclyders’: Ronnie Cowan, MP, and Ian Arthur, superintendent at the church in King Street in Port Glasgow from the Salvation Army.

    At 7:45pm we will then lead a procession from the Wellpark to the Harbour. At sunset, 8:15pm, we’ll place roses in the Clyde as a mark of remembrance, followed by a short, silent, candle-lit vigil to remember those we have lost.

    The event is free and open to all friends and family of someone we have lost, including children.

    We are asking people to sign up in advance to help us plan out attendance numbers, but it’s also okay to turn up on the night.

    Inverclyde is a community of kind and compassionate people, and as a community it is it time to show that compassion to those who have lost someone to alcohol or drug use.

    Irvine, Ayrshire

    Activity: North Ayrshire International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Lowgreen, Irvine
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Turning Point Scotland
    Contact: Jennifer Lang
    Phone: 01294 447407
    Email: northayrshireinfo@turningpointscotland.com

    An event of remembrance to celebrate the precious lives of those we have lost to overdose and to raise awareness of harm reduction and support available to prevent further overdose.

    South Lanarkshire

    south lanarkshire

    Activity: Overdose Awareness
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time:
    Location: Across south Lanarkshire Beacons
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Turning Point Scotland/ My support day/ NHS harm Reduction Team/All in family
    Contact: Stewart Gallacher
    Phone:
    Email: GORTEnquiries@turningpointscotland.com

    Event for families and people at risk. Overdose and drug awareness sessions and naloxone training by numerous providers and peers.

    United States of America

    Alabama

    Cape May Court House

    Alabama

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 25/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: 6200 Park Boulevard, Wildwood Crest NJ 08260
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cape Regional Medical Center
    Contact: Patrick Miller
    Phone: 6094089560
    Email: pmiller@caperegional.com

    This year we’ll be hosting the event on the Atlantic Star, part of the Starlight Fleet of boats in Wildwood Crest, NJ. The use of the Atlantic Star was generously donated by the owners in honor of their son, JW Cicchitti.

    This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, August 25th from 6:30 pm to 9 pm, and will be a remembrance cruise honoring the friends, family, and loved ones we’ve lost to opioid overdose. Additionally, there will be food and refreshments, and the attendees will be releasing biodegradable, floating lanterns into the sky to commemorate the event.

    Every year, CARES makes a special point to highlight specific people or industries who have contributed to the fight against substance use, and this year we will be honoring the commercial fishing professionals of Cape May County.

    The Atlantic Star only has 30 seats remaining, so please let us know if you are interested in attending the event. There is no charge to attend.

    If you’re interested in attending, or have a picture of a loved one or friend that you’d like to share on our remembrance wall, please contact Patrick Miller at pmiller@caperegional.com or by calling 609-435-6272. I also attached the Overdose Awareness flyer for your review.

    Carthage

    Alabama

    Activity: Lights for Recovery
    Date: 30/09/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Historic Courthouse
    211 Main St. N
    Carthage, TN 37030
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ROPS 3N
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 6155881622
    Email: sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Join us as we Celebrate Recovery, Support those still struggling, and Remember the lives lost to overdose.

    Castle Rock

    Alabama

    Activity: We Remember -A Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 08:15 pm
    Location: 300 2nd St, Castle Rock, CO 80104
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: HardBeauty & HardBeauty Foundation
    Contact: Racquel Garcia
    Phone: 719-660-2831
    Email: director@hardbeautyfoundation.org

    Our CEO lost her best Friend Shanna to and Overdose in 2009 and it changed her life forever. We know she is not alone.
    We invite you to come and honor those you have lost or give thanks for your own life if you’ve survived. We will provide LED candles for everyone who attends free of charge. Feel free to bring posters with pictures or any memorabilia you want.

    Cheektowaga

    NEW YORK

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Dingens Park
    Cheektowaga, NY
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Bonts World Foundation
    Contact: Ashley
    Phone: 7164192462
    Email: Bontsworldfoundation@gmail.com

    Overdose/opiate awareness event. Informational event. Narcan training. Drug dog demos

    Des Moines

    Alabama

    Activity: Overdose awareness candlelight vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 1221 center st #3
    Des Moines, IA 50309
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition
    Contact: Deborah
    Phone: 515-207-5202
    Email: Deborah@iowaharmreductioncoalitiom.org

    7-9pm speaker and candle vigil to honor our friends and family

    Dothan

    Alabama

    Activity: A Day of Hope
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Angel of Hope
    Westgate Park
    501 Recreation Dr
    Dothan AL 36302
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SpectraCare
    Contact: Marlene Lassiter
    Phone: 800-951-HELP (4357)
    Email: marlenel@spectracare.org

    Offering a special place for our community to come together, pray, reflect, and remember their loved ones. The site will be open to the public all day. A candlelight vigil will begin at 7p.m. to honor those affected by drug overdose and to remember those gone too soon due to fatal drug overdoses.

    Dothan

    Alabama

    Activity: Day of Hope
    Date: 07/09/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Angel of Hope
    Westgate Pkwy
    501 Recreation Rd
    Dothan AL 36301
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Marlene Lassiter
    Phone: 3347902956
    Email: marlenel@spectracare.org

    *Original event was rescheduled due to Hurricane Ida.

    Please consider attending our 3rd annual memorial event to mark International Overdose Awareness Day on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021. There will be a candlelight vigil beginning at 7 o’clock in the evening at the Angel of Hope located at Westgate Park. We will remember those lost to overdose, support individuals and families coping with substance abuse and grief, and explore how to prevent overdose from claiming another life.

    Hebron

    Alabama

    Activity: OverDose Prevention with Narcan
    Date: 30/08/2021
    Time:
    Location: 203 west Alyea street
    614
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Shatter Silence inc.
    Contact: Angela Johnson Bleau
    Phone: 2197462620
    Email: Shattersilenceinc@gmail.com

    This event will have 40 to 50 people joining to education one another about Suicide Prevention & Narcan Training & Distribution.

    Huntsville

    Alabama

    Activity: 1009 Flags
    Date: 26/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: 225 Pratt Avenue, Huntsville, AL 35801
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Not One More Alabama
    Contact: Patricia C. Sykstus
    Phone: 2565200208
    Email: mail@notonemorealabama.org

    In recognition of the 1009 people who lost their lives to an overdose in Alabama in 2020 (Provisional CDC statistics), we will be putting 1009 purple flags with corresponding signage on the corner in front of our office (by the street). This will raise awareness to the scope of the problem and help to reduce stigma by opening up conversations about substance use disorders.

    IDAHO FALLS

    Alabama

    Activity: INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: CIVITAN PARK
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Steve Malley
    Phone: 208 789 92334
    Email: stephenp.malley@gmail.com

    Candlelight Vigil. Remembering family and friends lost to overdose. Bring a picture of your family member or friend who is/are no longer with us. Recognizing all the warriors in recovery, spreading hope to those still lost in active use.

    Johnstown

    Alabama

    Activity: Cambria County IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: PNG Park
    90 Johns St.
    Johnstown, PA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cambria County Drug Coalition
    Contact: Natalie Kauffman
    Phone: 814-619-4505
    Email: natalie.kauffman@drugcoalition.org

    Join us as we gather together for our 5th Annual IOAD Event. This memorial service will begin at 7pm at PNG Park in Downtown Johnstown. The hour long event will include speakers, music and a book reading. As this is our 5th year we will feature the Empty Chair Memorial and place an empty chair for every life lost to overdose in Cambria County over the past 5 years. Families are encouraged to bring a picture or memento of their loved one to be place on one of the chairs. Additional chairs will be available to be placed for those who lost their life prior to our first event 5 years ago and their families are encouraged to participate in this memorial. The Stone Bridge will be lit in the Awareness Color of Purple at sunset. The event will also be streamed live to the Cambria County Drug Coalition’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CambriaCountyDrugCoalition

    Kill Devil Hills

    Alabama

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Virtual Music Festival Cor de Lux
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 01:30 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Dawn Moraga
    Phone: 252-347-8957
    Email: Cordeluxband@gmail.com

    Virtual Music festival by Holy Crap Records to raise awareness for International Overdose Awareness Day

    Lubbock

    Alabama

    Activity: Overdose Awareness and Remembrance Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Heart of Worship
    19101 FM 1730
    Lubbock, Texas 79424
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Tonia Soto
    Phone: 8064669707
    Email: arrowsandwingslc@gmail.com

    The event will consist of a conversation from the standpoint of mother and other family members who have lost someone to overdose and remembering those lost through a slideshow of those lost in the Lubbock and surrounding communities.
    If you would like your pictures loved one to be put in the remembers slideshow please contact us before event to ensure they will be recognized.

    Newton

    Alabama

    Activity: IOAD Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Heroes Memorial Park, Newton AL. 44 College St, Newton AL
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SpectraCare Health Systems
    Contact: Ashley Floreno
    Phone: 954-790-7588
    Email: ashleyf@spectracare.org

    Tuesday August 31st, 5:00pm-7:00pm. Will have demonstration to properly administer Narcan and how to recognize signs of an overdose.

    Wadley

    Alabama

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Southern Union State Community College
    750 Roberts St.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Help Alabama Recover
    Contact: Angie Cheshire
    Phone: 256-395-0150
    Email: helpalabamarecover@gmail.com

    Overdose Awareness and Prevention

    Alaska

    Fairbanks

    Alaska

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Walk
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: 724 27th Ave Suite 2
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Bridge
    Contact: Linda Setterberg
    Phone: 9073785859
    Email: lindase@iacnvl.org

    The Bridge is planning an International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) event in Fairbanks, Alaska, on Tuesday, August 31. We plan to walk from the river walk at Griffin Park next to the Morris Thompson Cultural Center at 4pm to Pioneer Park (aka Alaskaland). We will have overdose awareness presentations, a reading of the names of those lost to overdose around the state of Alaska, and resources available in Fairbanks for grief counseling, as well as treatment options for those at risk of overdose. We will also give away Narcan kits with fentanyl test strips.

    Homer

    Alaska

    Activity: IOAD Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Church on the Rock Building
    1061 East End Rd.
    Homer, AK 99603
    6:00-8:00 pm
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cook Inlet Counseling on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (CICADA)
    Contact: Jaclyn Rainwater
    Phone: 907-756-3530
    Email: jaclyn.rainwater@cicadaalaska.org

    Share your tribute to someone lost from addiction.
    Short stories of hope.
    How to prevent overdose.
    Community Resources and Handouts.

    Arizona

    Casa Grande

    Arizona

    Activity: “A Walk To Remember”
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 am
    Location: Walk begins at Neon Sign Park, 408 N Sacaton St, Casa Grande, AZ 85122 and ends at Compass Christian Church, 1510 N. Casa Grande Ave, Casa Grande, Az 85122.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Compass Christian Church Celebrate Recovery
    Contact: Diane Kelly
    Phone: 540-226-8976
    Email: dkellyrocks@yahoo.com

    A 1 mile walk to remember those lost to an overdose. Once at the church, we will have loads of booths set up representing different organizations and resources in the community. We will also have food trucks, music, a memorial wall, free Narcan and Narcan training.

    Phoenix

    Arizona

    Activity: RI Recovery Summit: The Rest of the Story
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: RI International
    Contact: Joy Brunson-Nsubuga
    Phone: (919) 758-9317
    Email: Joy.BrunsonNsubuga@riinternational.com

    A virtual summit about substance use recovery held on International Overdose Awareness Day 2021.

    Phoenix

    Arizona

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Celebration on life
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Pioneer Park 526 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85203
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Sonoran Prevention Works
    Contact: Lisette Geraldo
    Phone: 928.514.1845
    Email: lgeraldo@spwaz.org

    We will be gathering to remember and celebrate the lives of those that we have lost to preventable overdose deaths. We will read the names of those we lost, build altars, and listen to music.
    Speakers will address the overdose epidemic and the social determinants of health that lead to overdose deaths.
    Food and drink provided.
    masks required.

    Prescott

    Arizona

    Activity: In Honor of Nick Anzalone
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 600 W Gurley St
    Suite 100
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dorn Homes
    Contact: Anna Merrell
    Phone: 19284459427145
    Email: amerrell@dornhomes.com

    In honor of our co-workers son who overdosed and died on August 15th, 2021, our company is taking a moment of silence during work on August 31st. We will be wearing our International Overdose Awareness bracelets as soon as they arrive as well.

    Queen Creek

    Arizona

    Activity: Queen Creek/San Tan Valley Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: 22407 S. Ellsworth rd. Queen Creek, AZ 85142
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Misty Terrigino
    Phone: 4808234375
    Email: mistyt_1981@yahoo.com

    Free family and pet friendly community event to help promote overdose awareness.We will have Narcan and fentanyl test strip training, bounce house, food trucks, memorial garden to remember lost love ones and a balloon release with lots more.

    Safford

    Arizona

    Activity: 2021 Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:45 pm
    Location: Graham County Courthouse Steps
    800 W Main St
    Safford, AZ 85546
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Graham County Substance Abuse Coalition
    Contact: Jan Napier
    Phone: 520-507-3246
    Email: gilavalleyfacingaddiction@gmail.com

    A night of remembrance and education, with music and speaker and a slideshow.

    Show Low

    Arizona

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Festival Marketplace
    1034 Deuce of Clubs
    Show Low, Arizona 85901
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Navajo County Health Department
    Contact: Linda Teague
    Phone: 9283586778
    Email: linda.teague@navajocountyaz.gov

    The Navajo County Health Department in coordination with other mental health supporting agencies and community members will have booths, educational materials, FREE Narcan/Naloxone, memorial wall, and candle light vigil on Saturday, August 28th from 4-7.

    Tucson

    Arizona

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Celebration on life
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Reid Park 100 S Country Club Rd, Tucson, AZ Ramada 17
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Sonoran Prevention Works
    Contact: Mariana Velazquez
    Phone: 928.550.0809
    Email: mvelazquez@spwaz.org

    Come gather as a community to remember and celebrate the lives that have been lost to preventable overdose deaths.
    We will read the names of those we have lost, build an altar, and enjoy food, music and speakers.
    We will also be posting remmerances to our facebook page. If you would like to post a remembrance and have your loved ones name read at the event, please go to https://tinyurl.com/SPWIOAD2021

    Tucson

    Arizona

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Tucson
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Gene C. Reid Park
    Ramada #1
    900 S Randolph Way
    Tucson, Arizona
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Enlightening Hope Project
    Contact: Naomi
    Phone: 5202893993
    Email: Naomi.vega@enlighteninghopeproject.com

    Celebrate those in recovery, remember those who were lost and remind our community that the fight to help is not done.
    Meet and greet, guest speakers, lighting flameless Japanese lanterns

    Arkansas

    Mulberry

    Arkansas

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: We will be having a candlelight vigil to remember those we have lost to overdose and addiction and those who are suffering.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Stacy Muntz
    Phone: 479-650-6333
    Email: stacy.muntz@gmail.com

    The event will take place at our city park and we will have a candlelight vigil and prayers, we will also give people a platform to share their stories.

    California

    Arcata

    California

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day, August 31, 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time:
    Location: 1600 Weeot Way
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: United Indian Health Services
    Contact: Amanda Colegrove
    Phone:
    Email:

    We are honoring those who have been lost to overdose with a Coastal Redwood or Evergreen Huckleberry giveaway so participants can plant them in memory of those who have been lost to overdose or as a hope and encouragement to our communities for a healthier future.
    We are also giving away Narcan (with a brief training), fentanyl test strips, medication lockboxes and Rx deactivation pouches.

    Daly City

    California

    Activity: 5th Annual Overdose Awareness Night
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Mussel Rock Park (The Dumps)
    Skyline Dr & Westline Dr
    Daly City CA 94015
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jennifer Sisson
    Phone: 6505150891
    Email: jenn75955@yahoo.com

    Speakers on Recovery, Education and Harm Reduction, Memorial Table & Candlelight Vigil at Sunset

    Encinitas

    California

    Activity: Healing Through Action
    Date: 29/08/2021
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Encinitas Community Park
    425 Santa Fe Drive
    Encinitas, CA 92024
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: North County Justice Allies – Addiction Awareness Initiative
    Contact: Liz Young
    Phone: 7609172533
    Email: THEFOURYOUNGS@sbcglobal.net

    The Addiction Awareness Initiative of the North County Justice Allies invite you to light a candle and participate in an expressive arts ceremony to remember those we have lost. We will be partnering with the North County LGBTQ Resource Center and other Harm Reduction Partners in this event to educate and raise awareness of overdose, addiction and harm reduction. All are welcome to join us in this community event where we will come together to provide “Healing Through Action”

    Gilroy

    California

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Concert and Art Show
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: 6th Street Studios and Art Gallery
    64 W 6th Street
    Gilroy, CA 95020
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Santa Clara County Opioid Overdose Prevention Project
    Contact: Emily Dietzenbach
    Phone:
    Email: emily.dietzenbach@phd.sccgov.org

    A free public concert and art show to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day. Local youth and substance use organizations will be there to do outreach.

    Goleta

    California

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Concert(ish)
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Katie Ciurleo
    Phone:
    Email:

    Live-streamed concert to bring awareness and education – 5:30PDT, 8:30EDT

    Hollister

    California

    Activity: Overdose Awareness in San Benito County Community Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Veteran’s Memorial Building
    649 San Benito St, Hollister, CA 95023
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Veronica Johnson
    Phone: 831-637-5367
    Email: vjohnson@cosb.us

    San Benito County Opioid Task Force, San Benito County Behavioral Health, and Valley Health Associates (MAT Treatment Provider) will be providing information, Narcan trainings, etc. Throughout town awareness signs will be hosted by community partners and members.

    Lakeport

    California

    Activity: Lake County International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Library Park, Lakeport
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hope Rising Lake County
    Contact: Mary Gross
    Phone:
    Email: mary@hoperisinglc.org

    On August 31st, in Lakeport’s Library Park, Hope Rising-SafeRx will be hosting Lake Counties International Overdose Awareness Day. Representatives from Lake County Behavioral Health and Lake County Tribal Health, among others will be tabling and providing information, resources, and connections to services. SafeRx will be providing Narcan trainings and education on the overdose crisis within Lake County. All community members are encouraged to come and participate in creating “headstones” for loved ones who have lost their lives to overdose. Materials such as poster boards and paint will be provided to create these headstones to pay tribute to the lives lost, which gives a visual aid to the amount of overdoses this county has faced.

    Los Angeles

    California

    Activity: Los Angeles Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Southwest corner of MacArthur Park, near the lake
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Community Health Project LA
    Contact: Shannon Knox
    Phone:
    Email: shannon@chpla.org

    A memorial and action to bring awareness to OD in LA, and also advocate for better drug policy. There will be a memorial art installation, free naloxone, syringe kits, pipes, food, water, vaccines, and community members speaking.

    Los Angeles

    California

    Activity: Scientology Network’s International Overdose Awareness Day TV Marathon
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Scientology Media Productions
    Contact: Erin Banks
    Phone:
    Email: info@scnmedia.net

    On August 31st, Scientology Network will mark International Overdose Awareness Day with a full day of relevant programming. The marathon is dedicated to raising awareness on the true dangers of drugs to reverse the rising tide of drug overdoses.

    As part of an ongoing global and multifaceted approach to raising awareness on the true dangers of drugs, Scientology Network is airing a special marathon of shows. Featured are individuals and organizations using the Drug-Free World campaign in their fight against drugs. Viewers will see how they bring the realities of drug abuse to the streets, the schools and communities around the world.

    The day’s programming includes:

    -Voices for Humanity, the only ongoing television series dedicated to those working in the streets, schools and communities to combat drugs and other major social ills;
    -PSAs to raise awareness of the dangers of drug use; and
    -The Truth About Drugs documentary, a powerful and comprehensive look into the true dangers of drugs—from marijuana, opioids and synthetic street drugs to the addictive pharmaceuticals marketed with slick Madison Avenue advertising campaigns.

    See the full schedule at scientology.tv/schedule.

    Marin County

    California

    Activity: Marin County CA – Naloxone Training & Zoom Event for IOAD 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time:
    Location: TBD Marin County
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Michelle Leopold
    Phone: 4153024055
    Email: michelle@wearenotalone.community

    Details to follow – Save the date for Marin’s 2nd IOAD Event

    Naloxone Training and Narcan distribution

    Zoom meeting – Remembrance of Marin Overdose victims, Awareness, Education & Training

    Thank you to our community partners, including the Spahr Center, RxSafe Marin, Marin Healthy Youth Partnerships

    Monterey

    California

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day – Flying Flags at Half-Staff
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time:
    Location: Various venues
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Monterey County Prescribe Safe Initiative
    Contact: Andrew Daly
    Phone:
    Email: andrewjohndaly94@gmail.com

    The Monterey County Prescribe Safe Initiative has partnered with the Monterey County Health Department, Police Department, Sheriff’s Department, high schools & more to lower their flags to half-staff to remember lives lost to overdose and raise awareness of the crisis.

    San Bernardino

    California

    Activity: VARP Overdose Awareness Day Observance
    Date: 24/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: 1100 North D Street
    San Bernardino, CA 92410
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: James Dettman
    Phone: +1 909-506-1317
    Email: jdettman@varpinc.org

    Have you lost someone to overdose? For too many of us, the answer is yes.

    International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31. VARP (a group of drug and alcohol rehab facilities) is joining in this global effort to remember those who have died of overdose, and to save the lives of possible future victims.

    VARP staff, and the consumers in our men’s, women’s, and outpatient programs, will participate in a variety of activities in observation of International Overdose Awareness Day:
    17 VARP buildings will be lit up in purple during the week leading up to August 31.
    Candlelight vigil and balloon release, in remembrance of overdose victims, on August 31.
    Picture, banner and yard memorials, paying tribute to overdose victims.
    Special groups and movie screenings related to the overdose crisis.
    Social media campaign.
    Lanyards and wristbands for consumers and staff.
    Posters on display throughout VARP.
    And much more!

    San Diego

    California

    Activity: UCSD Emergency Medicine stands in solidarity with those who suffer the effects of Overdose
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:30 am
    Location: University of CaliforniaEmergency Medicine
    UC San Diego Health
    200 W Arbor Dr
    San Diego, CA 92103
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: University of California San Diego (UCSD) Emergency Medicine
    Contact: Dennis Whitmyer
    Phone: 16194719115
    Email: DWhitmyer@health.ucsd.edu

    UCSD Emergency Medicine will once again stand in solidarity with those who have suffered the effects of overdose.

    Presentation on Overdose signs and symptoms – Narcan use/orientation

    San Luis Obispo

    California

    Activity: SLO Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Mitchell Park, 1400 Osos St., San Luis Obispo, CA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SLO Overdose Awareness & the SLO Opioid Safety Coalition
    Contact: Kim Lacey
    Phone:
    Email: sloevent@yahoo.com

    SLO OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY EVENT – A time for remembrance & learning. Free Naloxone (Narcan) trainings – learn how you can reverse an overdose; Resource Fair – information tables hosted by a wide range of community resources; Candle-lighting ceremony to remember our loved ones and all who are affected by substance use. Event will be held outdoors.

    Santa Barbara

    California

    Activity: Santa Barbara Opioid Safety Coalition International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Santa Barbara’s Farmer’s Market on State St.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Santa Barbara Opioid Safety Coalition
    Contact: Cindy Loayza or Alex Partida
    Phone: 805-618-7852
    Email: vista@sbclinics.org

    On August 31st, International Overdose Awareness Day, the Santa Barbara Opioid Safety Coalition (SBOSC) invites the community to attend our table at the Farmer’s Market on State St. to learn how overdose affects every single one of us and how you can make a difference. Join us at our table between 3:00 – 7:00 pm between the 600 & 700 blocks on State St. to learn more.
    International Overdose Awareness Day provides an opportunity for us to reflect on practical ways to prevent overdose in our community. Knowing the real facts about drugs and what to do when you see someone experiencing an overdose DOES save lives.

    SANTA MARIA

    California

    Activity: Let’s Make A Difference overdose awareness event
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Pioneer Park
    1150 W Foster Rd
    Santa Maria CA 93455
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Let’s Make A Difference
    Contact: Danielle Murillo
    Phone: 8057206986
    Email: letsmakeadifferencesm@gmail.com

    Overdose awareness event with resource booths amd memory wall

    Saugus

    California

    Activity: Celebration of Living Lives in Recovery & Remembering Those Lost
    Date: 04/09/2021
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: We will be having our 2nd Annual Virtual Celebration of Life and Living in Recovery. We will also add this year joining with those in recovery to celebrate USA National Recovery Month activities.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Paso Por Paso
    Contact: John Whitaker
    Phone: 213-400-6542
    Email: OverdoseAwareness0831@gmail.com

    We will be reading the names of those whose lives were lost due to overdose death and have some of their lives highlighted by loved ones shared. We will have individuals in recovery as well sharing their experience, strength and hope highlighting their own day-to-day struggles and triumphs as people living with addictive disease.

    Spring Valley

    California

    Activity: PATH International Overdose Awareness Day Candelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: San Diego County Administration Building
    1600 Pacific Highway
    San Diego, CA 92101
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: A New PATH
    Contact: April Ella
    Phone: 619-670-1184
    Email: april@anewpath.org

    In honor of International Overdose Awareness Day, PATH & the La Mesa Chapter of GRASP will be holding a candlelight vigil on the steps of the County Administration Building that will be lit purple. We are remembering lives lost and promoting solutions to the overdose crises, hosting a community overdose prevention training & Narcan distribution.

    We invite you to bring a wallet-sized picture of a loved one lost to overdose to add to our Tree of Remembrance.

    Thousand Oaks

    California

    Activity: HHCLA x Tarantula Hill: Official Launch of Marlon Nash Drive
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Live stream from Homeless Health Care Los Angeles’ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HomelessHealthCareLosAngeles/Or join us at Tarantula Hill Brewing Company
    244 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Taylor Brethouwer
    Phone: 402.560.4816.
    Email: tbrethouwer@hhcla.org

    On August 31, Homeless Health Care Los Angeles is teaming up with Tarantula Hill to launch the Marlon Nash Drive, an overdose awareness campaign targeting Gen Z. Overdose deaths have reached an all time high (93,000 deaths last year — a 30% increase from the year before). A primary goal of the Marlon Nash Drive is to spread awareness about overdose prevention resources such as Narcan/naloxone.

    On August 31, partners Maggie & Elliot will live stream from their dorms to share their stories and talk more about the campaign. Join us at Tarantula Hill or tune-in to learn more about the campaign and how you can play a vital role in combating this opioid epidemic.

    Valley Center

    California

    Activity: 1st Annual Overdose Awareness Walk
    Date: 24/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Rincon Ball Fields, Rincon Reservation
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Indian Health Council, Inc.
    Contact: Ashley Rhodes
    Phone: 760-749-1410 ext 5334
    Email: arhodes@indianhealth.com

    We will walk and pay tribute to those that we have lost in our community to opioid overdose. We will have speakers, food, and resources.

    Willits

    California

    Activity: Social Media Storm & Opioid Recognition/Response Training
    Date: 24/08/2021
    Time: 10:01 am
    Location: 472 E. Valley St
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Safe Rx Mendocino Opioid Safety Coalition
    Contact: Buffey Bourassa
    Phone: 7074563803
    Email: bourassab@mendocinocounty.org

    Safe Rx Mendocino Opioid Safety Coalition has launched a social media storm (https://www.facebook.com/SafeRxMendocino/) and an Opioid Recognition and Response Training video (https://fb.watch/7BJy6c8YkT/)

    Colorado

    Boulder

    Colorado

    Activity: Streetwise Mural Festival
    Date: 12/09/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 2525 13th St. Boulder, CO
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Boulder County Community Services
    Contact: Kelly Veit
    Phone: 8479033396
    Email: kveit@bouldercounty.org

    Boulder County Community Services in partnership with the Boulder County Substance Use Advisory Group, is participating in an event to honor those who have been lost to overdose and inspire those still struggling with addiction. The International Overdose Awareness Day event is being hosted by Streetwise Arts, a local nonprofit with a goal to amplify social advocacy and dialogue with the artistic enhancement of our urban spaces. Streetwise has paired Boulder County Community Services with two local artists, to paint a mural dedicated to the vision of the County’s Substance Use Advisory Group: a community wide shared leadership group with the overarching goals to reduce stigma around Substance Use Disorders, reduce overdoses and fatalities and support resiliencey in recovery.

    Our featured artists will be Jason Graves, and Kailia Spencer. Jason has spent the last 15 years creating public art across Denver, Boulder, Vail, Miami, New Orleans and California. He is also a three-time featured artist for Denver’s Crush Walls mural festival. Kaila is a Boulder native who has been painting in Australia, Northern CA, Boulder and Denver for the past 12 years and focuses on nature, wildlife and mystical expression in her murals. Kaila’s lived experience with the loss of 3 friends to overdose gives her the empathy and compassion to the mission of ending stigma and overdose loss

    Denver

    Colorado

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day event with the Rockies
    Date: 22/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: We will be hosting a sober support Tailgate at the Phoenix which is located at 2239 Champa St. We will then be managing a sober support section inside the Colorado Rockies baseball game.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Sober AF Entertainment
    Contact: Duke Rumely
    Phone: 3038889019
    Email: Duke@soberafe.com

    We are hosting a sober support brunch before the Colorado Rockies baseball game on August 22. We will have multiple speakers including the owner of the Rockies and State Senator Brittany Pattersen. We will then I’ll wear purple shirts to signify International and Overdose a Awareness day. We will be heading out free purple shirts. And then all sit together in section 110 and 111. We will have discounted seats for those seats.

    Denver

    Colorado

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 01:30 pm
    Location: 112 E. 8th Avenue
    Denver, CO 80203
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Harm Reduction Action Center
    Contact: Lisa Raville
    Phone: 303-572-7800
    Email: HRAC.Denver@gmail.com

    Join the Harm Reduction Action Center participants, staff, and community partners for a time of mourning and overdose prevention education. Tuesday, August 31 from 1:30-3:30 outside of the HRAC. There will be narcan trainings, fentanyl testing strip trainings, ruckus raising, and a memorial.

    Our event partners are below … and we are still adding folks:
    Denver Health, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Vivent Health, STAR van, Second Chance Center, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, Addiction Research Treatment Services (ARTS), Serenity, Stout Street Foundation, Magnolia Medical, Project Safe, GRASP (Grief Recovery After Substance Passing), Healthier Colorado, Positive Women’s Network – Colorado, Healthier Colorado, Denver Homeless Out Loud, Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health, and Colorado Organizations Responding to AIDS (CORA), to name a few.

    El Jebel

    Colorado

    Activity: YOU MATTER
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Crown Mountain Park
    501 Eagle Count Drive,
    El Jebel, CO 81623
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Aperture Of Hope, LLC
    Contact: Cath Adams
    Phone: 970-948-3621
    Email: cath@apertureofhope.com

    August 31, 2021 5:00 – 7:00 pm
    Information Booths: Harm Reduction, Holistic Healing, Awareness Photography in Recovery, Peer Support, Grief Support, etc.
    Live band, Speakers with lived experience in recovery or loved one with SUD or who has passed, Honor Walk.

    Connecticut

    Enfield

    Connecticut

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Enfield Congregational, United Church of Christ
    1295 Enfield Street
    Enfield, CT 06082
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Enfield Congregational, United Church of Christ
    Contact: Greg Gray
    Phone: 860-745-3646
    Email: Greg@EnfieldUCC.org

    Prayer vigil to remember those we have lost to overdose

    Enfield

    Connecticut

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 1295 Enfield Street
    Enfield, CT 06082
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Enfield Congregational, United Church of Christ
    Contact: Greg Gray
    Phone: 860-745-3646
    Email: Greg@EnfieldUCC.org

    International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31st each year that aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related death. On this day at 7pm we will gather to pray and remember.

    Fairfield

    Connecticut

    Activity: 4th Annual Fairfield CARES International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Sherman Town Green Gazebo, 1451 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Fairfield CARES Community Coalition
    Contact: Reini Knorr
    Phone: 2035378860
    Email: FairfieldCARES@fairfieldct.org

    See details on our event page: https://www.fairfieldct.org/fairfieldcaresnews/?FeedID=2866

    Candlelight Vigil to mark International Overdose Awareness Day hosted by Fairfield CARES Community Coalition and the Fairfield Health Department.

    Hartford

    Connecticut

    Activity: IOAD vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: CT State Capital Building lawn
    210 Capital Ave
    Hartford, CT
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Today I Matter, Inc
    Contact: John Lally
    Phone: 860-490-9886
    Email: TodayiMatterInc@Gmail.Com

    Memorial poster project of faces of some of those lost to overdose, reading of names, candlelight vigil, Narcan training, support

    Middlefiled

    Connecticut

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 29/08/2021
    Time:
    Location: Middlefield and Durham Ct
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Durham Middlefield Local Wellness Coalition
    Contact: Dena Miccinello
    Phone: 8603490258
    Email: dmiccinello@dmyfs.org

    Durham Middlefield Local Wellness Coalition will be celebrating International Overdose awareness day in 2021 by sharing information on social media daily for the week of August 29th to September 4th, a press release will be published, drug deactivation bags will be free to community members, resources will be emailed to community members, resources will be shared at the local farmers market and in town buildings. To follow along and learn more make sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook, @dmlwc.

    New Britain

    Connecticut

    Activity: Light of Hope Lantern Launch
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Walnut Hill Park
    184 West Main Street
    New Britain, CT 06051
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: New Britain Recovers
    Contact: Mallory Deprey
    Phone: 18608263370
    Email: mallory.deprey@newbritainct.gov

    The event will take place in a public park. The idea is to raise awareness as to how many people are affected by the opioid epidemic by using floating lanterns to represent those that have passed. WE will also have colored lanterns to launch as a way to show how many people have survived an overdose. This Lantern launch will be coupled with resource booths, narcan distribution, and local agencies and vendors to share resources about National Overdose day and ways the can receive help if they or a loved one has been impacted by this drug epidemic.

    The lantern launch is also a kick start to National Recovery Month (September) and we will host panel discussions, breakfast networking, and information loading, city wide, at various New Britain Recovers task force agencies. These events will be once a week all month long.

    North Haven

    Connecticut

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day: The Arts of Hope Health & Healing
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: New Haven Green, 250 Temple Street New Haven CT 06511
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Quinnipiack Valley Health District
    Contact: Kara Sepulveda
    Phone: 2038006749
    Email: ks@qvhd.org

    Overdose Awareness Day is an international event celebrated annually across the world. This year Cornell Scott Hill Health Center (CSHHC) is partnering with both the New Haven Health Department (NHHD) & the Quinnipiack Valley Health District (QVHD) with the goal of expanding education and outreach to a larger portion of our community. Scheduled for Tuesday, August 31st from 12PM-6PM the Arts of Hope Health & Healing themed event will utilize different forms of art to capture some of the expressive outlets utilized by those impacted by substance use. Vendors representing various community agencies will be stationed throughout the green along with art stations, a sculpture displaying the signatures of those who’ve passed, yoga, live music, screening of locally produced film fentanyl madness, and more. The goal of the event is to raise awareness on how the opioid crisis is impacting our immediate community, share stories, spread hope and support to all involved. Naloxone (Narcan) the opioid overdose reversal medication will be distributed throughout the day paired with training to prevent future fatal overdoses. The evening will commence with a candle light vigil to celebrate the lives lost to date to a drug overdose.

    Torrington

    Connecticut

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Resource Fair and Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Coe Memorial Park. 101 Litchfield St, Torrington, CT
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Litchfield County Opiate Task Force
    Contact: Lauren Pristo
    Phone: 8606263194
    Email: Lauren.pristo@mccallcenterct.org

    Join us as we come together to commemorate the lives of those lost to overdose. The event will offer local resources and support, followed by speakers and a candlelight vigil to share messages of remembrance, healing, and hope. Narcan will be provided at no cost during the event by local harm reduction agencies.

    Delaware

    Newark

    Delaware

    Activity: 2021 IOAD Candlelight Vigil/Delaware
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Our 2021 10th annual Candlelight Vigil will be held at the T intersection of Route 896 and Main Street, near the Old University area of the University of Delaware, Newark Delaware. This event is sponsored by “atTAcKaddiction”, New Castle County Chapter.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: atTAcKaddiction
    Contact: Elizabeth L Perkins
    Phone: 3025986296
    Email: Liz@martyperkins.com

    Awareness and Remembrance: Time to Remember, Time to Act

    A Candlelight vigil of remembrance of those Delawareans who have lost their battle against SUD, including an Awareness opportunity to support and educate those families, who may be seeking resources, currently struggling with Substance Use Disorder.

    Wilmington

    Delaware

    Activity: Delaware International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 27/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Banning Canby Park
    Wilmington, DE
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Delaware Community Response Team
    Contact: Jaclyn Tomasetti
    Phone:
    Email: jtomasett@umusa.net

    Overdose awareness remembrance ceremony with local substance use organizations present

    Florida

    Boca Raton

    Florida

    Activity: Boca Raton (Palm Beach County) SE FL: Save a life with a spray!! International Overdose Awareness Day NARCAN training & giveaway
    Date: 29/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Carmen Care Advance Laser Therapy3301 NW 2nd Ave #100, Boca Raton, FL 33431
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Luis Garcia
    Phone: 9548594696
    Email: luisgarciafla2@gmail.com

    SE FL: Save a life with a spray!! International Overdose Awareness Day NARCAN training & giveaway

    PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED AT 954-859-4696.
    Please leave a voicemail. No texting.

    You must attend a one hour class at 10AM, 11AM, 1PM or 2 PM

    I’ll help you thanks to GoFundMe donors.
    PLEASE DONATE TO MY GOFUNDME which makes this possible
    Luis Garcia, a retired 28 year firefighter/paramedic is donating NARCAN he purchased and offering training.

    www.facebook.com/events/2892895317628671

    BUNNELL

    Florida

    Activity: 2021 INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY
    Date: 29/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: KIM HAMMOND JUSTICE CENTER
    1769 E Moody Blvd, Building #1 – Kim C. Hammond Justice Center, Bunnell, FL 32110
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: FLAGLER COUNTYWIDE OPIOID TASK FORCE
    Contact: KATHLEEN A DALTON
    Phone: 3865854858
    Email: studying.forensix@gmail.com

    nternational Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. Time to Remember. Time to Act.
    Sponsored by the Flagler Countywide Opioid Task Force and The Flagler County Drug Court Foundation
    We will hold a candlelight vigil on August 29 from 6pm until 7:30 pm.with guest speakers and families left behind to mourn their family members. Candles will be provided. Please bring a photo of your loved one.
    Everyone in the community is welcome
    Narcan will be available FREE OF CHARGE as well as usage instructions.
    Please come join us on the lawn of the Courthouse to remember the victims of overdose and those fighting addiction

    Cape Canaveral

    Florida

    Activity: Space Coast Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Cheri Down Park located at 8330 Ridgewood Ave, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Nancy Shine
    Phone: 407.272.0938
    Email: nshine2009@yahoo.com

    All are welcome to attend and share the story of their loved ones and receive valuable information.

    Daytona Beach

    Florida

    Activity: 3rd Annual Keeping Hope: Overdose Awareness & Remembrance Day
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Daytona Beach Drive-In Christian Church
    3140 S. Atlantic Ave.
    Daytona Beach, FL
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Volusia Recovery Alliance
    Contact: Cathy Hartman
    Phone: 386-490-2234
    Email: heartful@cfl.rr.com

    Volusia Recovery Alliance is very excited to announce our Signature event happening on Saturday August 28th @ 5pm in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day! Save the Date!
    Please join our 3rd Annual Keeping Hope: Overdose Awareness & Remembrance Day sponsored by Halifax Health – Continuing Care.
    Our event focuses on awareness, remembrance and providing a safe space for that to happen.
    Please join our event on Facebook (link below) to learn more, invite others, share and help us get the word out.
    https://fb.me/e/1pcxIMGR0
    If you are interested in finding out about sponsorship, please go to our website:

    KEEPING HOPE 2021


    #VolusiaRecoveryAlliance #OverdoseAwareness #Remembering #Community

    Delray Beach

    Florida

    Activity: Delray Beach (Palm Beach County) SE FL: Save a life with a spray!! International Overdose Awareness Day NARCAN training & giveaway
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: SE FL: Save a life with a spray!! International Overdose Awareness Day NARCAN training & giveaway
    PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED AT 954-859-4696.
    Please leave a voicemail. No texting.
    You must attend a one hour class at 5:30PM. LOCATION : THE Crossroads Club@ 1700 Lake Ida Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33445
    www.facebook.com/events/865393414094254
    I’ll help you thanks to GoFundMe donors.
    PLEASE DONATE TO MY GOFUNDME which makes this possible
    Luis Garcia, a retired 28 year firefighter/paramedic is donating NARCAN he purchased and offering training.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Luis Garcia
    Phone: 9548594696
    Email: luisgarciafla2@gmail.com

    SE FL: Save a life with a spray!! International Overdose Awareness Day NARCAN training & giveaway
    PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED AT 954-859-4696.
    Please leave a voicemail. No texting.
    You must attend a one hour class at 5:30PM. LOCATION : THE Crossroads Club@ 1700 Lake Ida Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33445
    www.facebook.com/events/865393414094254
    I’ll help you thanks to GoFundMe donors.
    PLEASE DONATE TO MY GOFUNDME which makes this possible
    Luis Garcia, a retired 28 year firefighter/paramedic is donating NARCAN he purchased and offering training.

    Fort Myers

    Florida

    Activity: Light Up the Sky: Remembering those we have lost and here for those who need us.
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 2291 Jackson Street
    Fort Myers, Florida
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: A Voice in the Wilderness Empowerment Center
    Contact: Ramona Miller
    Phone: 2398106648
    Email: 4runner4purpose@gmail.com

    We will RAP.
    A day of Remembrance, Awareness, and Prevention.
    Our guests will hear from speakers and will be trained in administering Narcan. We will end the evening by lighting candles as a symbol of safety for our loved ones battling addiction and releasing lanterns in honor of those we have lost.

    Fort Myers

    Florida

    Activity: Let’s Light Up 41
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 2291 Jackson Avenue
    Fort Myers, FL 33901
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: A Voice in the Wilderness Empowerment Center
    Contact: Ramona D Miller
    Phone: 2398106648
    Email: 4runner4purpose@gmail.com

    Remembering those we have lost and here for those who need us. There will be speakers, free NARCAN training and distribution and more.

    Gainesville

    Florida

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day hosted by Out of Harm’s Reach
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Curia on the Drag
    2029A NW 6th St
    Gainesville, FL 32609
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Out of Harm’s Reach
    Contact: Casey Willey
    Phone: (352) 559-9948‬
    Email: outofharmsreach.harmreduction@gmail.com

    Please join us at Curia on the Drag from 3:00pm-7:00pm as we remember those we’ve lost to overdose and educate attendees on harm reduction practices and overdose prevention tactics. We will be distributing free Narcan, fentanyl testing strips, and literature as well as taking donations for our current projects. Narcan training events will take place each hour on the hour.

    Jacksonville

    Florida

    Activity: Walk A Mile In Their Shoes #HonoredNotShamed
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: SOUTHBANK RIVERWALK
    1001 Museum Circle
    Jacksonville, Florida
    32207
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: RAD Heartstrings
    Contact: Bonny or Cami
    Phone: (904) 753-1904
    Email: RADHeartstrings@gmail.com

    Nestled along the St. John’s Riverfront with beautiful views of downtown Jacksonville and the Acosta Bridge (which will be lit purple for the event.) As well as partners of ours, across the river, turning their top stories purple in honor and remembrance of the beautiful lives and loves we have lost. We will have local resources participating in the event. Mental Health, MAT Practioners, Homeless resources, Food Insecurity, Treatment Facilities offering several different pathways, Medical professionals, Dental resources, Food Trucks, Music, Training and free Narcan.** We asked that those who have lost someone bring a pair of shoes**. Bringing awareness by lining the Riverwalk with broken hearts and dreams. Please bring a poster of the face of your loss(es). For those details please visit: www.radheartstrings.org or Daughtershineinc.com Come to be loved, hugged in a safe, judgement free area. This night is ALL about our losses. Vigil candles, Tea Cups etc. will be available at the event.

    Lake Placid

    Florida

    Activity: CENTRAL FL International Overdose Awareness DAY:IN Memory of Jared Wyland – NARCAN Giveaway@954-859-4696
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Lakeshore Mall, 901 US Hwy 27 N, Sebring FL 33870
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Luis Garcia
    Phone: 9548594696
    Email: luisgarciafla2@gmail.com

    IN HONOR OF INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY – AUGUST 31 – & IN MEMORY OF Jared Benjamin Wyland (5/9/02 – 3/25/20)
    WORLD Overdose Awareness DAY Narcan Giveaway— HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA

    PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED AT 954-859-4696. Please leave a voicemail. No texting.

    GIVEAWAY IS FROM 10AM-3PM

    www.facebook.com/events/132718592336315

    I’ll help you thanks to GoFundMe donors.

    PLEASE DONATE TO MY GOFUNDME which makes this possible
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/usa-opioid-crisis-mortality-reduction-with-narcan

    Luis Garcia, a retired 28 year firefighter/paramedic is donating NARCAN he purchased and offering training.

    YOU MUST ATTEND A 30 MINUTE CLASS

    Bethel Baptist Church of Lake Placid, FL
    216 E Park St, Lake Placid, FL. 33852
    corner of Park and Magnolia.

    Lake Worth

    Florida

    Activity: Lake Worth (Palm Beach County) SE FL: Save a life with a spray!! International Overdose Awareness Day NARCAN training & giveaway
    Date: 30/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: SE FL: Save a life with a spray!! International Overdose Awareness Day NARCAN training & giveaway
    PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED AT 954-859-4696.
    Please leave a voicemail. No texting.
    You must attend a one hour class at 10AM, 11AM, 1PM or 2 PM
    I’ll help you thanks to GoFundMe donors.
    PLEASE DONATE TO MY GOFUNDME which makes this possible
    Luis Garcia, a retired 28 year firefighter/paramedic is donating NARCAN he purchased and offering training.
    www.facebook.com/events/388211292663342
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Luis Garcia
    Phone: 9548594696
    Email: luisgarciafla2@gmail.com

    SE FL: Save a life with a spray!! International Overdose Awareness Day NARCAN training & giveaway
    PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED AT 954-859-4696.
    Please leave a voicemail. No texting.
    You must attend a one hour class at 10AM, 11AM, 1PM or 2 PM
    I’ll help you thanks to GoFundMe donors.
    PLEASE DONATE TO MY GOFUNDME which makes this possible
    Luis Garcia, a retired 28 year firefighter/paramedic is donating NARCAN he purchased and offering training.
    www.facebook.com/events/388211292663342

    Miami

    Florida

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Florida International University, GC Lawns
    11200 SW 8 Street
    Miami, FL 33199
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Miami Recovery Project
    Contact: Thomas Guerra
    Phone: 305-967-8509
    Email: info@miamirecoveryproject.org

    Overdose Awareness Day 2021 August 31, 2021 6PM-8:30PM Florida International University, GC Lawns
    International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August each year and 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 died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.
    Resources tables will include community organizations, treatment centers, detoxes, university departments, and student organizations.
    On the spot Narcan training and free Narcan will be available.
    Miami Dade Proclamation will be presented.
    Guest speakers will share there experience with overdose.
    Candle light vigil to remember those lost to Overdose.
    Would you like to participate? email us at info@miamirecoveryproject.org

    Okeechobee

    Florida

    Activity: TREASURE COAST, FL International Overdose Awareness DAY HOMELESS camp NARCAN &EssentialLivingSupply Giveaway on Sunday,August 29, 2021
    Date: 29/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: I WILL BE ENTERING THE HOMELESS CAMPS BEHIND THESE TWO LOCATIONS:
    6:30-7:15PM WALMART Supercenter@
    2101 S Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34974
    7:15-8:00 PM McDonald’s @
    401 E, SW Park St, Okeechobee, FL 34972
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Luis Garcia
    Phone: 9548594696
    Email: luisgarciafla2@gmail.com

    TREASURE COAST, FL International Overdose Awareness DAY HOMELESS camp NARCAN &EssentialLivingSupply Giveaway on Sunday,August 29, 2021
    CALL 954-859-4696 to donate or assist
    I WILL BE ENTERING THE HOMELESS CAMPS BEHIND THESE TWO LOCATIONS:
    6:30-7:15PM WALMART Supercenter@
    2101 S Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34974
    7:15-8:00 PM McDonald’s @
    401 E, SW Park St, Okeechobee, FL 34972
    www.facebook.com/events/4206325609487165

    Okeechobee

    Florida

    Activity: Treasure Coast, FL: Save a life with a spray!! International Overdose Awareness Day NARCAN training & giveaway
    Date: 29/07/2021
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: RiteLife Services, Inc
    202 NE 2nd Street, Bays 5 & 6 Okeechobee, Florida 34972
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Luis Garcia
    Phone: 9548594696
    Email: luisgarciafla2@gmail.com

    Treasure Coast, FL: Save a life with a spray!! International Overdose Awareness Day NARCAN training & giveaway
    PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED AT 954-859-4696.
    Please leave a voicemail. No texting.
    Sunday, August 29,2021,you can attend a one hour class at 3,4 or 5 PM AT :
    RiteLife Services, Inc
    202 NE 2nd Street, Bays 5 & 6 Okeechobee, Florida 34972
    www.facebook.com/events/425440772338215

    I’ll help you thanks to GoFundMe donors.
    PLEASE DONATE TO MY GOFUNDME which makes this possible.

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/usa-opioid-crisis-mortality-reduction-with-narcan

    Luis Garcia, a retired 28 year firefighter/paramedic is donating NARCAN he purchased and offering training

    Orlando

    Florida

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Candle Light Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Lake Eola
    Orlando Florida
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Project Noelle
    Contact: KELI CLARK
    Phone: 800-637-9956
    Email: projectnoellehelps@gmail.com

    Speakers, Resource Tables, Lighting of Candles

    Port St. Lucie

    Florida

    Activity: SE FL(Port St. Lucie) : Save a life with a spray!! International Overdose Awareness Day NARCAN training & giveaway
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens@ 2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Luis Garcia
    Phone: 954-859-4696 
    Email: luisgarciafla2@gmail.com

    SE FL(Port St. Lucie) : Save a life with a spray!! International Overdose Awareness Day NARCAN training & giveaway

    PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED AT 954-859-4696.
    Please leave a voicemail. No texting.

    I will conduct 30 minute classes starting at 7PM.

    LOCATION: Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens@ 2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

    www.facebook.com/events/4063696303738926

    I’ll help you thanks to GoFundMe donors.
    PLEASE DONATE TO MY GOFUNDME which makes this possible
    Luis Garcia, a retired 28 year firefighter/paramedic is donating NARCAN he purchased and offering training.

    Sebring

    Florida

    Activity: CENTRAL FL International Overdose Awareness DAY HOMELESS camp NARCAN &EssentialLivingSupply Giveaway on Saturday, August 28, 2021
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 03:30 pm
    Location: I WILL BE ENTERING THE HOMELESS CAMPS BEHIND THESE TWO LOCATIONS:
    3:30-4:15PM WALMART Supercenter@ 3525 US Hwy 27 N, Sebring, FL 33870
    4:15-5:00PM St. John United Methodist Church@ 33631 Grand Prix Dr, Sebring, FL 33872
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Luis Garcia
    Phone: 9548594696
    Email: luisgarciafla2@gmail.com

    CENTRAL FL International Overdose Awareness DAY HOMELESS camp NARCAN &EssentialLivingSupply Giveaway on Saturday, August 28, 2021
    CALL 954-859-4696 to donate or assist
    I WILL BE ENTERING THE HOMELESS CAMPS BEHIND THESE TWO LOCATIONS:
    3:30-4:15PM WALMART Supercenter@ 3525 US Hwy 27 N, Sebring, FL 33870
    4:15-5:00PM St. John United Methodist Church@ 33631 Grand Prix Dr, Sebring, FL 33872
    www.facebook.com/events/681343842825714

    Sebring

    Florida

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day 2021
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Lakeshore Mall
    901 US 27 N
    Sebring, FL. 33870
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Ida Wyland
    Phone: 9415491652
    Email: EndOverdose.FL@gmail.com

    Overdose Awareness and Education sponsored by “the J.A.R.E.D. Project” in memory of Jared “JayWavy” Wyland (May 9, 2002 – March 25, 2020). Narcan giveaways, mental health screenings, local resources and vendor booths.

    Seminole County

    Florida

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Community Event
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Reiter Park 301 W Warren Ave Longwood, FL 32750
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Seminole County Sheriff’s Office
    Contact: Marissa Cellini
    Phone:
    Email:

    This is a community event with over 20 community organizations and 4 speakers to bring awareness to overdoses and ending the stigma.

    Tampa Bay

    Florida

    Activity: Opioid Overdose and Impact Regional Report for Tampa Bay Press Conference
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Virtual Press Conference 10-11am
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Project Opioid Tampa Bay
    Contact: Jennifer Webb
    Phone:
    Email: jw@omnipublic.global

    This event will be a press conference to raise awareness about opioid-related fatalities in our region, particularly since the pandemic. We will be rolling out our regional report of who’s dying in Tampa Bay from opioid overdoses and how our community is faring when it comes to behavioral health outcomes.
    Guest Speakers include:
    David Pizzo, Florida Blue West Market President, Chair, Project Opioid Tampa Bay
    The Honorable Jennifer Webb, Executive Director, Project Opioid Tampa Bay

    West Palm Beach

    Florida

    Activity: West Palm Beach FL: Save a life with a spray!! International Overdose Awareness Day NARCAN training
    Date: 30/08/2021
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: ( LGBTQI Focused) Inspire Recovery
    909 N Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Luis Garcia
    Phone: 9548594696
    Email: luisgarciafla2@gmail.com

    LGBTQI FRIENDLY: West Palm Beach FL: Save a life with a spray!! International Overdose Awareness Day NARCAN training
    PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED AT 954-859-4696.
    Please leave a voicemail. No texting.
    Monday, August 30,2021,you can attend a one hour class at 4,5 or 6 PM AT :
    ( LGBTQI Focused) Inspire Recovery
    909 N Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
    www.facebook.com/events/904084830459781
    I’ll help you thanks to GoFundMe donors.
    PLEASE DONATE TO MY GOFUNDME which makes this possible.
    Luis Garcia, a retired 28 year firefighter/paramedic is donating NARCAN he purchased and offering training

    West Palm Beach

    Florida

    Activity: West Palm Beach (Palm Beach County) SE FL: Save a life with a spray!! International Overdose Awareness Day NARCAN training & giveaway
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Palm Beach County Medical Society, 3540 Forest Hill Blvd Ste 101, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Luis Garcia
    Phone: 9548594696
    Email: luisgarciafla2@gmail.com

    SE FL: Save a life with a spray!! International Overdose Awareness Day NARCAN training & giveaway

    PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED AT 954-859-4696.
    Please leave a voicemail. No texting.

    You must attend a one hour class at 10AM, 11AM, 1PM or 2 PM

    I’ll help you thanks to GoFundMe donors.
    PLEASE DONATE TO MY GOFUNDME which makes this possible
    Luis Garcia, a retired 28 year firefighter/paramedic is donating NARCAN he purchased and offering training.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/424284015579227/

    Georgia

    Albany

    Georgia

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Vigil
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Veterans Park Amphitheatre
    100 W Oglethorpe Blvd.
    Albany GA 31701
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Change Center
    Contact: Alesha Burgman
    Phone: 2292999678
    Email: akburgman@albanycsb.org

    Candlelight Vigil in remembrance of those lost to overdose, Narcan training and dispersal, stories of hope, and valuable information provided by city officials.

    Atlanta

    Georgia

    Activity: Metro Atlanta International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: To Be Determined
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Tori
    Phone:
    Email: overdoseawarenessdayatlanta@gmail.com

    Candlelight vigil
    Overdose prevention and harm reduction education
    More details to come
    Contact overdoseawarenessdayatlanta@gmail.com

    Chattanooga

    Georgia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time:
    Location: 5721 Marlin Rd, Building 6100, Building 3200
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Calandra smith
    Phone: 14234866599
    Email: calandra.smith@hccoalition.org

    Hamilton County Coalition and partners will be hosting various events such as purple sand project (social media) lighting events and overdose trainings.

    Cumming Georgia

    Georgia

    Activity: International Overdose/Fentanyl Awareness Teacup Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: United Way
    240 Elm Street
    Cumming Georgia 30040
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Realty4Recovery.org
    Contact: Jennifer Hodge
    Phone: 678-793-1303
    Email: Jenniferhodgerealtor@gmail.com

    2021 Teacup memorial will consist of resources for getting sober, Banners displaying approx 3300 faces of those we have lost and approximately 1400 hundred teacups will be lit honoring . Our banners will represent what it looks like in American every 2 weeks.,3300 new faces will be added to new banners.

    Dunwoody

    Georgia

    Activity: Metro Atlanta International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Park at Pernoshal Court
    Dunwoody, GATuesday, August 31, 2021
    7:00-8:30 pm
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Contact: Tori Miller
    Phone:
    Email: overdoseawarenessdayatlanta@gmail.com

    International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. Time to Remember. Time to Act.
    Please join us for the local event at Park at Pernoshal Court in Dunwoody, Georgia on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 from 7:00-8:30 pm. We will have speakers on overdose prevention and harm reduction as well as a candlelight vigil to honor the lives of loved ones lost to overdose.
    Speakers will include some of the founders of Georgia Overdose Prevention.
    If you would like to bring a photo of your loved one, we will have a table to display them.
    We will collect donations at the event to go towards a bulk purchase of fentanyl test strips to be distributed by local harm reduction efforts. If you can’t attend the event and would like to donate towards this, you can donate by Venmo to @andygish You have probably heard that there are naloxone shortages and an increase in overdose deaths right now so access to these strips are more important than ever. We will announce the amount of any donations collected beforehand at the event.
    Rain or shine. If there is severe weather, we will update closer to event time.
    COVID Safety Precautions: This event will be outdoors. Please wear masks and practice social distancing.
    There is free parking at Park at Pernoshal Court and the venue is also close to the Marta busline.

    Fort Oglethrope

    Georgia

    Activity: Overdose Prevention Paint Your Side Walk
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 2007 Old Lafayette Rd.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Northwest Georgia Treatment Center “New Season”
    Contact: Julia M. Rivera
    Phone: 7068619390
    Email: julia.rivera@cmglp.com

    We will paint our side walk in remembrance of those lost to overdose and to create awareness of overdose.

    Newnan

    Georgia

    Activity: Innternational Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: 60 Sprayberry Road, Newnan GA
    The Dog Park – There is a tree dedicated to those that have lost their battles to addiction
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: GRASP
    Contact: Ms. Pat Rudd
    Phone: 770-301-3990
    Email: ruddpr@gmail.com

    Purple ribbons will be provided and we will write our loved ones names on the ribbons to hang on the tree
    A few poems will be read

    Peachtree City

    Georgia

    Activity: Purple Golf Cart Tunnels for International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: All golf cart tunnels on Peachtree City’s 100+ miles of golf cart paths will be lit in the color purple in remembrance of all the lives lost to drug overdose.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jean Felts
    Phone: 4043234170
    Email: jean.felts@gmail.com

    All golf cart tunnels on Peachtree City’s 100+ miles of golf cart paths will be lit in the color purple in remembrance of all the lives lost to drug overdose. Stop by and take a walk or ride to help raise awareness and end the stigma surrounding the disease of drug addiction.

    Peachtree City

    Georgia

    Activity: Fayetteville International Overdose Awareness Day 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jean Felts
    Phone: 4043234170
    Email: jean.felts@gmail.com

    Join us at the Gazebo in downtown Fayetteville At 7PM we will begin by placing the names of lost loved ones on purple ribbons and tying them to the memorial tree. We also have 100 white landscape flags to display with names written in purple around the tree. Several speakers are planned to give short statements of hope, love and compassion. At dusk, approx. 8:15 we will begin lighting hand held candles for a candlelight vigil. At this time we will “Say their Names” and have a moment of silence.

    Idaho

    Boise

    Idaho

    Activity: District IV International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 700 W Jefferson St, Boise, ID 83702, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Idaho Harm Reduction Project
    Contact: Sydnie Shirley
    Phone: 208-991-4574
    Email: sydnie@idahoharmreductionproject.org

    This event aims to raise awareness of fatal and nonfatal overdose, reduce the stigma of drug-related emergency and death, and promote public health through harm reduction initiatives such as naloxone education and distribution.
    Idaho’s event will take place in-person, outside Idaho’s Capitol steps.

    Kamiah

    Idaho

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Riverfront Park 101 3rd street Kamiah
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: UYLC Recovery
    Contact: Amber Sanderson
    Phone: 2088273347
    Email: uylcrecovery@gmail.com

    We will have people speak about their personal experiences with overdose, law enforcement and EMS speak about witnessing overdose, Narcan training and hand out narcan kits. We will end the evening with a flower ceremony in remembrance of loved ones lost to addiction

    Illinois

    Aurora

    Illinois

    Activity: West Side Heroin and Opioid Task Force Resource Fair
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Chicago’s West Side at Jackson and Pulaski
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: West Side Heroin and Opioid Task Force
    Contact: Sandra Harrison
    Phone: 7736713315
    Email: sandrah@dvatraining.org

    The West Side Heroin and Opioid Task Force is hosting a community resource fair to promote awareness of the opioid crisis on the west side of Chicago. The Task Force is promoting education and awareness of the overdose crisis plaguing our communities. We will offer on-site training to include: Recognizing and Responding to Overdose, How to Administer Naloxone and Narcan Training.
    West Side Heroin and Opioid Task Force Community Resource Faiir will include FREE haircuts to promote positive self-image among local residents struggling with addiction.

    Breese

    Illinois

    Activity: Clinton County International Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 09/01/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Main Pavilion-Northside Park Breese, IL 62230
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Cara Loddeke
    Phone: 6188039969
    Email: caraeloddeke@gmail.com

    Please see Clinton County Overdose Awareness Facebook page.

    Cherry

    Illinois

    Activity: Buddy’s Purpose 10th Overdose Awareness Walk
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Cherry Park
    Main st Cherry Il 61317
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Buddy’s Purpose
    Contact: Lori Brown
    Phone: 815-993-6294
    Email: Buddyspurpose@yahoo.com

    A walk to remember our loved ones gone to soon from a substance death. To bring awareness to the drug epidemic happening in our community and educate the public on harm reduction.

    Galesburg, IL

    Illinois

    Activity: International overdose Awareness Day Candelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:15 pm
    Location: Town Square
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Bridgeway
    Contact: Letha Dennison
    Phone:
    Email: lethadennison@gmail.com

    Lighting candles in memory of the ones weve lost to addiction. Candles and bracelets provided

    Greenville

    Illinois

    Activity: Bond County Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Bond County Court House Lawn
    200 W College Ave
    Greenville, IL 62246
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Toni Randall
    Phone: 6183042590
    Email: tcrandall@chestnut.org

    Free Snacks & Bottled Water
    Information Booths
    Guest Speakers & Remembrance of those Lost to Overdose

    Kankakee

    Illinois

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Salvation Army
    148 N. Harrison Ave
    Kankakee, Il 60901
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Kankakee County Health Department
    Contact: Julie Larsen
    Phone: 8158029445
    Email: jlarsen@kankakeehealth.org

    – Community members are encouraged to share their stories in honor of loved ones who have lost their lives to overdose.
    – Training for the life saving opioid overdose reversal nasal spray, Narcan, will be presented with free Narcan kits.
    – Light refreshments will be available.

    Sponsored by Kankakee County Health Department, Pledge for Life Partnership, State Representative Jackie Haas, District 79, the Salvation Army, and Partnership for a Healthy Community.

    Naperville

    Illinois

    Activity: Forever In Our Hearts
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Naperville Grand Pavilion 912 Honorary Sindt Memorial Court
    Naperville, IL 60540
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Path to Recovery Foundation
    Contact: Deb Lewin
    Phone: 6302344271
    Email: deb.lewin@pathtorecoveryfoundation.org

    The event will have speakers, resources, Narcan training, tree dedication and pray vigil.

    Naperville

    Illinois

    Activity: Individual
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Free call in show on the new,free Emotional Core Therapy App which is scientifically proven to be the most effective psychological approach available worldwide to treat addictions. Once you learn how to use the ECT App,you have a psychological approach to identify and monitor happiness which is a goal of nearly all humans. The ECT model is very similar to Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy. The App has links to my books,training videos and journal articles on relapse and addictions. The ECT model is the only psychological approach that treats the true cause of addictions which is the underlying emotions. Call 630-788-1100 on date of event between 9-11am central time.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Robert Moylan
    Phone: 630-788-1100
    Email: bmoylan111@gmail.com

    Free call in show on the new,free Emotional Core Therapy App which is scientifically proven to be the most effective psychological approach available worldwide to treat addictions. Once you learn how to use the ECT App,you have a psychological approach to identify and monitor happiness which is a goal of nearly all humans. The ECT model is very similar to Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy. The App has links to my books,training videos and journal articles on relapse and addictions. The ECT model is the only psychological approach that treats the true cause of addictions which is the underlying emotions.

    oak forest

    Illinois

    Activity: Drug Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Faith Pres. Church
    6200 167th St
    Tinley Park, Il 60477Outside under Pavilion
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: carey M murray
    Phone: 7085604945
    Email: nannamyrray@sbcglobal.net

    Honoring those lost to addiction

    Remembering their names

    focus on stopping the Stigma

    Peoria

    Illinois

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Peoria Riverfront (by the Spirit of Peoria Steamboat Landing)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Jolt Foundation
    Contact: Chris Schaffner
    Phone: 309-966-3643
    Email: joltharmreduction@gmail.com

    New CDC data reports there were over 93,000 fatal overdoses in 2020.
    We invite you to come and honor those you have lost or give thanks for your own life if you’ve survived.
    We will provide LED candles for everyone who attends free of charge. Feel free to bring posters with pictures or any memorabilia you want.
    We will also honor those who are working on the frontlines of the overdose crisis, who are saving lives every day in our communities.

    Pontiac

    Illinois

    Activity: Overdose awareness
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 1319 n Chicago
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Patricia Hamilton
    Phone: 8155798088
    Email: Patti2profuse@yahoo.com

    Share stories
    Light candles
    Pictures

    Pontiac

    Illinois

    Activity: IOAD4FTF
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: HUMISTON RIVERSIDE PARK
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: LAND
    Contact: Robby Becker
    Phone: 8156741299
    Email: becker5151@hotmail.com

    MUSIC, FOOD, CANDLELIGHT VIGIL, SPEAKERS, KIDS GAMES, NARCAN, HARM REDUCTION

    Quincy

    Illinois

    Activity: Quincy observes Overdose Awareness Day on August 31
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time:
    Location: Quincy Bayview Bridge
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SIU Center for Family Medicine – Quincy
    Contact: Diane Hughes
    Phone: 2172249484
    Email: dhughes@siumed.edu

    Press Release:
    Quincy, Illinois, August 26, 2021 – The City of Quincy Bayview Bridge will be illuminated in purple on the evening of Tuesday, August 31, in observance of International Overdose Awareness Day.
    According to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 93,000 deaths occurred in the United States in 2020 due to drug overdose, an increase of 29% from 2019. [American Hospital Association]
    Michael Connolly, MD, from SIU Center for Family Medicine – Quincy said, “Overdose Awareness Day is observed to remember the lives that we’ve lost to overdoses, to raise public awareness and to reduce stigma so those who need help will seek help.” Dr. Connolly provides care in the Medication Assisted Treatment Clinic in Quincy that treats patients with opioid addictions.
    Betty Coonrod, coordinator for the Adams County Substance Abuse Coalition and employee at the health department, said, “We have a lot of passionate organizations in our community working together to address this issue. Our hope is that we can help people get plugged into the resources they need.” The coalition is a network of agencies and organizations that work to bring education and awareness to the community about substance abuse, stigma and prevention.
    To learn more about Overdose Awareness Day, visit overdoseday.com or look for #EndOverdose on social media.

    Rockford

    Illinois

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Nicholas Conservatory near the YMCA Lodge
    1354 North 2nd Street, Rockford Illinois 61107
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Winnebago County Health Department
    Contact: Alysia Maggio
    Phone: 815-720-4000
    Email: amaggio@wchd.org

    FREE Naloxone Training from 4-9PM at the Food Truck Tuesday Event
    For other Naloxone Training locations and times go to www.wchd.org/trainings
    Morgan Street bridge will be lit purple
    Join in honoring those lost to drug overdose at a Memorial flower release around 7:15PM

    If you are unable to attend, feel free to show your support for lives lost from overdose with purple lights outside your home or by using a Facebook frame.

    The Winnebago County Health Department Drug Overdose Prevention Program Partners includes: Rosecrance, Live R.E.A.L., Remedies, TASC, NAMI, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department, Omni Youth Services, Rockford Fire, UIC LP Johnson Clinic, Crusader Clinic, and Swedish American.

    Waukegan

    Illinois

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: 202 South Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL @ 5:00 – 7:00 PM
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Live4Lali and Northern Illinois Recovery Community Organization (NIRCO)
    Contact: Jody Daitchman
    Phone: 844-584-5254 ext. 801
    Email: jody@live4lali.org

    Our message is simple – the tragedy of overdose death is preventable and more must be done to save lives.

    Join us in partnership with Northern Illinois Recovery Community Organization (NIRCO) on August 31st for a night of remembrance, story sharing, networking, and education. We will have a panel discussion hosted by Dr. Mary Roberson, naloxone training and safe supply resources, as well as a photo memorial and candlelight vigil commemorating those we have lost to overdose.

    If you would like your loved one recognized, please submit their name and photo by 6:00PM on August 27th at bit.ly/IOADFORM

    Woodstock

    Illinois

    Activity: McHenry County International Overdose Awareness
    Date: 26/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Historic Woodstock Square Gazebo
    Benton Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition
    Contact: Laura Crain
    Phone: 8153344048
    Email: llcrain@mchenrycountyil.gov

    Motorcycle Ride
    Speakers
    Resources
    Naloxone Training
    Music
    Prizes

    Indiana

    Bloomington

    Indiana

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Bloomington
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Butler Park 812 W 9th St, Bloomington, IN 47404
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Indiana Recovery Alliance
    Contact: Kylee Rachelle Kimbrough
    Phone: 8122299976
    Email: dasheratl@gmail.com

    The Indiana Recovery Alliance invites the community to honor International Overdose Awareness Day by joining us in Butler Park from 7pm to 9pm for education on overdose prevention, narcan training and distribution, and a candle light memorial vigil to remember lives lost to overdose. The evening will feature many educational displays surrounding overdose prevention, Drug Stigma, Fentanyl demystified with facts/myths, free information about safe consumption sites, Sharps education, local resources prescribing MAT and much more..
    We will be practicing social distancing, wearing and providing face masks to participant and providing hand sanitizer.

    Fort Wayne

    Indiana

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day 2021…A Day of Hope and Healing
    Date: 21/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Allen County Courthouse
    715 S Calhoun St.
    Fort Wayne, IN 46802
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Andrea Schroeder
    Phone: 2605576315
    Email: overdoseawarenessday@gmail.com

    Join us on August 21st for a day of healing and hope to honor our loved ones that we’ve lost to an overdose. Also, let’s celebrate those in recovery and what is being done in our community to prevent more tragic deaths.
    Organized by:
    Andrea Schroeder / Miriah’s Journey
    Jennifer Hope / The Mom of An Addict
    Theresa Garcia Juillerat / JAVA
    More Details to come…
    International Overdose Awareness Day (August 31st) and month is in August. This day provides an opportunity for us to reflect on practical ways to prevent overdose in our community. Overdose is preventable. Knowing the real facts about drugs and what to do when you see someone experiencing an overdose DOES save lives. IOAD events that aim to educate our communities about drugs can really help.Each year we lose thousands of people from drug overdose globally. Some survive but suffer a permanent injury, with devastating impact to their families and friends. Fort Wayne, IN and Allen county is not immune. You may have seen it; it has happened to people around you. Tomorrow, it could happen to someone you love. This is not an invisible issue.

    Frankfort

    Indiana

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Prairie Creek Park, 260 E Washington St
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Center Township Trustee
    Contact: Jami Pratt
    Phone: 765-357-9100
    Email: jpratt@centertownshipofclintoncounty.com

    Remember those we’ve lost and provide Hope and Strength to those still struggling

    There will be live music, food trucks, guest speakers, peer to peer recovery support, and Narcan training

    Holland

    Indiana

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 26/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Holland American Legion Park
    Henke Stadium
    North Meridian Street, Holland, Indiana
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dubois County Substance Abuse Council
    Contact: Jenna Bieker
    Phone: 812-639-8896
    Email: dcsac@duboiscountyin.org

    Our Fourth Annual Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil is a community event that honors those we have lost to overdose. We will have guest speakers, a candlelight vigil, name reading of those lost, a poem reading, live music, addiction resources, and an open mic portion where attendees can share their experience with addiction. The event is free, open to anyone, and hosted rain or shine.

    Indianapolis

    Indiana

    Activity: Indiana Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 29/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Indiana State Museum
    650 W Washington Street_ Great Hall
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Overdose Lifeline Inc.
    Contact: Justin Phillips
    Phone: 317-828-6883
    Email: justin@overdoselifeline.org

    Indiana Overdose Awareness Day is sponsored by Overdose Lifeline. ODL has held an ODAD each year since 2014. ODL honors and recognizes lives lost with a display of photos and a candlelight vigil. We celebrate our loved ones with a light meal and support for each other.

    Indianapolis

    Indiana

    Activity: Necessary Stories
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
    Location: Virtual event
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Indiana Rural Opioid Consortium
    Contact: Heidi Malone
    Phone:
    Email: hmalone@indianarha.org

    Indiana Rural Opioid Consortium (InROC) program director, Dr. Amnah Anwar, will host a live YouTube event focused on International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD).

    Join us for an afternoon of necessary stories – stories of incredible hardship, loss, displacement, uncertainty, and recovery.

    The audience will be able to interact with hosts and others via live YouTube chat during the event and will also have the opportunity to connect with InROC team members via secure link where confidential questions may be asked.

    Connect to the live event here: https://www.youtube.com/user/IndianaRHA

    Lafayette

    Indiana

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Remembrance Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Recovery Cafe
    330 Fountain Street
    Lafayette Indiana
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Rhonda Stein/1 Love Harm Reduction
    Phone: 7654138595
    Email: rsstein@comcast.net

    We will be hosting an overdose awareness remembrance ceremony at noon with 60 live butterflies to release in honor of our loved ones.
    Naloxone training and distribution available.

    Monitcello

    Indiana

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 321 W. Broadway Street, Monticello, IN 47960 (Monticello Public Library)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: United Council on Opioids
    Contact: Kiera Lewellyn
    Phone: 574-583-6544
    Email: kiera@whitecountyunitedway.org

    An event to honor lost loved ones due to overdose, provide education, and connect with peers.

    Iowa

    Ames

    Iowa

    Activity: IOAD 2021 in Ames, Iowa
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am–noon
    Location: Ada Hayden Heritage Park, 5205 Grand Avenue, Ames, Iowa 50010
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    * Speakers targeting substance use disorder/mental health

    * Mom Warriors sharing their personal story/journey fighting our opioid crisis in Iowa (ending the stigma and silence)

    * NARCAN training

    * Giving away “Dose of Love” pouches

    (These will include a voucher to get a bottle of NARCAN after completing our training the day of our event. The “Dose of Love” pouches will also include a few other love-filled items.)

    Clinton

    Iowa

    Activity: OVERDOSE AND ADDICTION AWARENESS VIGIL
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Clinton Bandshell, 251 Ballpark Drive, Clinton, Iowa
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Clinton Substance Abuse Council, Inc.
    Contact: Kristin
    Phone: 5632414371
    Email: kristin@csaciowa.org

    On Tuesday August 31, 2021, from 5:00PM-8:30PM, Clinton community professionals and community members will hold our 3rd Annual Overdose and Addiction Awareness Vigil. The theme of the vigil is “Ending Addiction Changes Everything.” This will be an evening of education and awareness, as well as an opportunity to pay tribute to those lost to overdoses and struggling or recovering from addiction. The International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31st each year, and aims to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of addiction and overdose.

    The CDC estimates that 81,230 drug overdose deaths occurred from June 2019 to May 2020. Overdose death rates in the U.S. have more than doubled over the past decade, surpassing motor vehicle accidents as the leading cause of injury-related death in the country. The opioid epidemic is a National Challenge that needs a community solution. This part of creating awareness, is one piece of our community solution.

    The 4th Annual Overdose & Addiction Awareness Vigil Events will be held on August 31, 2021, from 5:00 – 8:30PM, at the Riverview Bandshell located at 251, Ball Park Drive, (Across from Riverview Pool) in Clinton, Iowa. Please bring your own lawn chair. We are still decided a plan for inclement weather. Music and resource Tables will be open prior to the event starting at 5PM.

    Schedule of Events:
    5:00– RESOURCE TABLES & MUSIC
    6:00—8:00-EDUCATION, AWARENESS & TESTIMONIALS
    PRAYER VIGIL TO FOLLOW
    For more information, visit: www.ClintonCRUSH.org or call 563-241-4371 or
    kristin@csaciowa.org CRUSH stands for Community Resources United to Stop Heroin. Our committee has decided that our local chapter should include all drugs, hence the +.

    Des Moines

    Iowa

    Activity: Beyond Hope
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: The Riverwalk Hub, Des Moines, Iowa
    215 Water St, Des Moines, IA 50309
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Focal Theatre Lab
    Contact: Alyson O’Hara, Vivian Cook, Taylor Sklenar
    Phone:
    Email: focaltheatrelab@gmail.com

    In conjunction with International Overdose Awareness Day, Beyond Hope is a one night theater event surrounding the themes of addiction, loss, overdose, grief, and hope. This 60-minute performance includes short plays, poetry, prose, and music written and performed by members of the Des Moines and Ames community.

    Kentucky

    Corbin

    Kentucky

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Walk
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: E MONROE ST., Corbin, KY 40701
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kelsee Dewees
    Phone: 606-765-3077
    Email: kelseej.dewees@ky.gov

    The event is held on August 31, 2021, you may show up anytime between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
    OVERDOSE AWARENESS WALK will start at E MONROE ST, CORBIN, KY 40701
    FREE NALOXONE will be provided by The Kentucky Department for Public Health, the Kentucky Pharmacist Association and THE WHITLEY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT will be offering free Naloxone education and kits to everyone 18 years or older at SANDERS PARK, CORBIN, KY 40701.

    Danville

    Kentucky

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Night
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Weisiger Park, Boyle County Courthouse, corner of Main and 4th Streets, Danville, KY
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Boyle County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy, Inc. and Isaiah House REAL HOPE Behavioral Health
    Contact: Kathy Miles
    Phone: 8595165384
    Email: kathy.miles@centre.edu

    Speakers, Music, Memorial service of those lost to O.D.s, O.D. response education and free Narcan

    Lexington

    Kentucky

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: New Voices of Hope location at 644 N. Broadway Lexington KY 40508
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: BrightView Health
    Contact: Sari Cason
    Phone: 859-333-3787
    Email: s.cason@brightviewhealth.com

    Narcan Distribution & Training
    Harm Reduction Education
    Enrollment for Recovery Coaching
    Memory Board for loved ones

    Mt. Sterling

    Kentucky

    Activity: Montgomery County Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 153 South Maysville Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Montgomery County ASAP Board
    Contact: April Smith
    Phone: 8597715527
    Email: japril.smith@uky.edu

    Tuesday August 31, 2021, 6-8 pm
    Guest Speakers, Resource Tables, Family testimonials, Interactive Memory Tree, Balloon Release.

    Nicholasville

    Kentucky

    Activity: OD2A Community Day
    Date: 20/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: 210 E. Walnut St. Nicholasville, KY 40356
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Jessamine County Health Department
    Contact: Sidney Bisschop
    Phone: 8595500484
    Email: sidneyd.bisschop@ky.gov

    Bringing local community resources all in one space to show and support individuals/ local community who have been affected in any way with SUD.

    Louisiana

    Alexandria Louisiana

    Louisiana

    Activity: Millie Mattered Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 29/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Alexandria City Park
    City Park Blvd. 71301
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lilly harvey
    Phone: 3184031310
    Email: milliemattered@aol.com

    An event to bring awareness to the Overdose epidemic and what kind of impact it is having in our community.
    Testimonials from survivor’s and those who are effected by death of a loved one. candle lit visual at a memorial bench in city park.

    Lake Charles

    Louisiana

    Activity: “Break the Silence”
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 3700 W Prien Lake Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70605Prien Lake Park.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Imperial Calasieau Human Service Authority/South West Louisiana Area Health Education Center
    Contact: Kristen Gonzalez
    Phone: 13378841420
    Email: kristen.gonzalez@swlahec.com

    Our event will highlight the stories and uplift victims families.

    Maine

    Portland

    Maine

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Congress Square Park
    At the crossroads of Congress St. and High St. in Portland, Maine
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Portland Public Health
    Contact: Kerri Barton
    Phone: 207-541-6952
    Email: kbarton@portlandmaine.gov

    We will gather with the community and in partnership with others working in overdose prevention to provide overdose prevention information and naloxone training. All are invited to contribute to a memorial in honor of those we’ve lost to a drug overdose.

    Maryland

    Calvert County

    Maryland

    Activity: Light Calvert County Purple
    Date: 19/08/2021
    Time:
    Location: Throughout Calvert County, MD. Multi-Day Event at various locations. Community Outreach Stations will be setup for packet pickup on a schedule of days and times starting Aug 19 thru Aug 29.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Collaboration of several Organizations
    Contact: Sandy Mattingly
    Phone:
    Email: Sandy.otse@yahoo.com

    Free distribution of purple bulbs to our community to display and show their support for overdose awareness. Packets will include resource and educational material in addition to a purple bulb.

    Ellicott City

    Maryland

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day – Recovery & Remembrance – the Journeys of Healing
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 9120 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: OCCC, ROSC, HD Health Department
    Contact: Barbara Allen
    Phone: 410.491.4149
    Email: info@jamesplaceinc.org

    6-7 pm – Meet & Greet
    7 – 8:30 pm – Program

    We celebrate all in recovery as they share their stories (married couples this year – two in recovery) and then we honor those who have gone before us with two couples sharing their loss and how they’ve begun to find healing.
    Meet & Greet is to promote new and existing supports in the county and the State of Maryland.

    Frederick

    Maryland

    Activity: Commemorative Photo Display, Ceremony & Vigil
    Date: 29/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Frederick Health Village, 1 Frederick Health Way, Frederick, MD
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Surviving Our Ultimate Loss
    Contact: Marielsa Bernard
    Phone: (240) 777-9196
    Email: mcrememberingourlovedones@gmail.com

    Tentative Schedule of Events:
    6:00 pm Reception for the families that provide pictures of their loved ones for the commemorative photo display
    6:30 pm Doors open to Public
    7:00 pm Ceremony & Vigil

    Glow Vigil – North Beach, MD. Narcan Training – Several County Locations

    Maryland

    Activity: Glow Vigil and Narcan Training
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Glow Vigil – North Beach Boardwalk, At the Pavilion
    9023 Bay Avenue, North Beach, MD 20714
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Collaboration
    Contact: Sandy Mattingly
    Phone:
    Email: Sandy.otse@yahoo.com

    Memorial in honor and memory of those we have lost to overdose. An overdose awareness event to include several advocacy speakers, reading of names, lost souls shoe exhibit.

    Laurel

    Maryland

    Activity: Waxter’s First Annual Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: 375 Red Clay Road
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kim Nichols
    Phone: 3013626199
    Email: kim.nichols@maryland.gov

    Its to educate teens on some causes of overdose/ teaching signs of overdose and how to respond. We will have a speaker that has overdosed to share what happened and how they are living today. Posters with some famous people whom overdosed.

    Prince Frederick

    Maryland

    Activity: “Light Calvert Purple”
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Calvert County, Maryland
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Non-profit Substance Abuse Prevention Education coalition
    Contact: Candice D’Agostino
    Phone: 4105353733
    Email: Candice.DAgostino@calvertcountymd.gov

    Our organization will partner with local community groups to distribute 1200 purple light bulbs to county residents and businesses to shine on August 31st. We will also provide Narcan training on this date at our county’s three community centers. In addition, we are planning a memorial event to occur that evening.

    Rockville

    Maryland

    Activity: Commemorative Photo Banner
    Date: 26/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Memorial Plaza, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville, MD
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Surviving Our Ultimate Loss
    Contact: Marielsa Bernard
    Phone: (240) 777-9196
    Email: mcrememberingourlovedones@gmail.com

    A short presentation with videos and a key speaker, with resources table. Individual weatherproof banners will be displayed outdoors.

    All loved ones will be featured on individual weatherproof banners that will be displayed outdoors with duplicate displays in Montgomery County and Frederick County, MD, beginning with a special program for families and friends in Rockville and in Frederick.

    Salisbury

    Maryland

    Activity: Tri County Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Winterplace Park
    6737 Blue Ribbon Rd
    salisbury, MD 21804
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset County Health Departments
    Contact: Jessica Taylor
    Phone:
    Email: wicomico.lbha@maryland.gov

    Our event is Free and family friendly from 6:30-8:30pm; we will have over 24 vendors the public can visit to discuss services, speakers sharing their strength and hope, food and snow cone sales on premises, our Dreams for Recovery lock monument will be on site for anyone who would like to place a lock for a loved one still in bondage of addiction and we will conclude with a floating lantern ceremony on the pond. Narcan trainings will also be offered during the event.

    Washington

    Maryland

    Activity: LostVoices of Fentanyl Rally
    Date: 27/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 3505 international place nw
    Washington DC 2008
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: LostVoices of Fentanyl
    Contact: April Babcock
    Phone: 4438011504
    Email: Aprilbb33@icloud.com

    Rally at the People’s republic of China to educate that fentanyl crisis starts with China, they are business partners with the Mexican cartels killing Americans with fentanyl and its analogs

    Massachusetts

    Braintree

    Massachusetts

    Activity: IOAD Ceremony & Butterfly Release
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 1 JKF Memorial Dr
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Sun Will Rise Foundation & The Braintree Community Partnership on Substance Use
    Contact: robyn houston-bean
    Phone: 7817894604
    Email: robyn@thesunwillrise.org

    We will have a short ceremony followed by a memorial butterfly release. A parent of loss will speak, along with members of our local government. All are invited.
    Purple flags will be placed along the fence at the Braintree Town Hall Lawn representing the numbers of lives lost in MA in 2020 and white flags will represent the number Braintree residents who died due to overdose in 2020.

    Bridgewater

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Respite at Mercy Street
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: center street (RT 28)
    Bridgewater MA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Episcopal Church
    Contact: eileen mc intyre
    Phone: 5085869757
    Email: emcihome3@comcast.net

    this is an evening of remembering, of learning, of challenging the stigma around drug overdose, of respite and of prayer

    Brockton

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Annual Overdose Vigil by Candlelight
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Brockton High School
    470 Forest Avenue
    Brockton MA 02301
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Brockton Area Prevention Collaborative
    Contact: Amanda Sandoval
    Phone: 5089712054
    Email: asandoval@hptc.org

    Join us on International Overdose Awareness Day for our Annual Overdose Vigil by Candlelight to honor the lives we have lost.

    Fall River

    Massachusetts

    Activity: RCVR annual Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 04:30 pm
    Location: Government Center Fall River
    1 Government Center, Fall River Ma 02720
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recover Fall River
    Contact: Laurie Godwin
    Phone: 508-451-8841
    Email: Recoverfallriver@gmail.com

    Resource providers
    Intro with a dove release
    guest speakers on recovery, hope and loss
    Musician
    poetry
    visual photographic memorial
    video memorial tribute

    Gloucester

    Massachusetts

    Activity: 11th Annual Gloucester Overdose Vigil
    Date: 30/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Stacy Boulevard, Flag Pole area (next to Cut Bridge) Gloucester, Ma. 01930
    Best GPS Address 99 Western Ave. Gloucester, Ma. 01930
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kathy Day
    Phone: 7812588948
    Email: katday4@gmail.com

    11th Annual Overdose Vigil. For the second year in a row due to COVID we are hosting a scaled back event called “Luminaries and Love” where we will light and display the 700+ luminary bags from past years offering the community a chance to walk, view the bags, make new luminary bags, and be with others who know and understand. Attendee’s can also make bags in advance and bring them the night of.
    This year we are also hosting a Canned Good Drive with a purpose. We are asking for donations of small non expired canned goods (tuna, vegetables etc.) collected items will be used to weigh down luminary backs and then donated after to The Open Door and The Action Emergency Shelter. Donation locations include Cape Ann Lanes, 53 Gloucester Ave. and the GPD Community Impact Unit suite 23 Brows Mall. the bulk of donations will be collected by 8/29, attendee’s may also bring donations with them.
    Event Date: Monday August 30th
    Rain Date Tuesday Aug. 31st
    6:30-8:30pm

    Great Barrington

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Rememberance Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Town Hall Park
    334 Main St. Great Barrington, MA 01230
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Rural Recovery
    Contact: Gary Pratt
    Phone: 4138545828
    Email: help@rural-recovery.org

    On Tuesday, August 31st at 6pm, there will be a vigil held at Town Hall Park in remembrance of those lost to overdose.

    The event will include:

    Opening remarks and the recitation of the “Blessing for an Addict”
    Shared stories from those who’ve lost a loved one to overdose
    An overview of the new and developing resources for recovery/support in South County, i.e. the recovery center
    An opportunity for people to select a memorial flower to be placed in a large vase and share the names/etc of those they’ve lost.
    Closing remarks

    Hudson

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Hudson, MA Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Hudson Town Hall 78 Main Street Hudson, MA 01749
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Town of Hudson & Hudson Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Lauren Antonelli
    Phone: 978-568-9658
    Email: Lantonelli@townofhudson.org

    The Town of Hudson and the Hudson Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will host an International Overdose Awareness Day event on 8/31/21 at 4:00pm during the Hudson Farmers Market located at Hudson Town Hall. The speaking program will include local elected officials, as well as a member of Team Sharing, a grief support group for parents who have lost children to Substance Use Disorder. There will be a resource table at the event. The Town Hall lawn will display flags for the entire week in observance of the Hudson residents we have lost to overdose since 2018.

    Marlborough

    Massachusetts

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:15 pm
    Location: The Walker Building, 255 Main Street, Marlborough, MA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kathy Leonard
    Phone: (978) 875-0606
    Email: drummerinheaven@gmail.com

    Display of 2,104 purple flags honoring the lives lost to overdose in the state of Massachusetts in 2020. Candlelight vigil to be held at 6:45 pm on Tues., August 31. Guest speakers include artist Domenic Esposito and acclaimed photographer Michael Blanchard, both of whom are passionate about spreading awareness and education regarding substance use disorder and the lives and families it affects. Free Narcan Training will be offered one hour prior to the Candlelight vigil, from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

    MARSHFIELD

    Massachusetts

    Activity: OVERDOSE AWARENESS SUNRISE VIGIL
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 am
    Location: HARBOR PARK
    DRIEBEK WAY
    MARSHFIELD MA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: MARSHFIELD FACTS
    Contact: MARY PRICE
    Phone: (781) 888-1279
    Email: MARSHFIELDFACTS@GMAIL.COM

    SUNRISE VIGIL…WORDS OF REMEMBERANCE, MUSIC, EXPRESSIONS OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT

    ROCKS AVAILABLE TO PAINT AND PLACE UNDER MEMORIAL TREE

    Springfield

    Massachusetts

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Proclamation
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 36 Court Street, Springfield, MA 01103
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Springfield
    Contact: William Baker
    Phone: 4137876100
    Email: wbaker@springfieldcityhall.com

    Mayor Domenic J. Sarno issued a mayoral proclamation declaring August 31, 2021 as “International Overdose Awareness Day” in the City of Springfield, Massachusetts to help raise awareness and honor the memory of the lives lost.

    Taunton

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Taunton Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 30/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Liberty & Union Park, Main Street, Taunton MA 02780
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Taunton Opiate and Substance Use Task Force
    Contact: Lori Gonsalves
    Phone: 508-863-6075
    Email: coryscause@aol.com

    Flags display remembering those who have overdosed or lost their lives to an overdose, Speakers, Resource Tables, Free Raffle Prizes, Light Refreshments, Kid Friendly arts & crafts,

    Worcester

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Memorial Flags & Facebook Live
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Facebook Live: https://fb.me/e/UKWAQ4LwMemorial Flag Planting:
    Green in front of the Ambulatory Care Center
    55 Lake Ave N
    Worcester, MA 01655
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Overdose Prevention Fund
    Contact: Brittany Chapman
    Phone:
    Email: OverdosePreventionFund@gmail.com

    💜 In honor of International Overdose Awareness Day (Tuesday, August 31st), a small group of Overdose Prevention Fund volunteers will be planting 2,104 purple flags on the campus green to represent the lives lost to opioid-related overdoses in Massachusetts over the past year.
    💜 We invite you to join us on the UMass Memorial Medical Center Facebook page for a Facebook Live starting at at 12:00PM.
    —–
    ➡️ Dr. Kavita Babu, Chief Opioid Officer at UMass Memorial Health and Director of the Overdose Prevention Fund, will lead us through a brief ceremony of reflection and remembrance, as we support all who are grieving.
    ➡️ Amy Nichols, Certified Recovery Coach at UMass Memorial Medical Center, will share her experience, strength, and hope as a person in long-term recovery.
    ➡️ Ron Gigliotti, a Lieutenant with Worcester EMS, will discuss the naloxone (Narcan) leave-behind program, which is one of many ongoing efforts aimed at ending overdose deaths.
    ➡️ Dr. Erik Garcia, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at UMass Medical School and Medical Director of the Homeless Outreach and Advocacy Project, will close out the live session with an overview of Road to Care, a mobile clinic providing care to individuals experiencing homelessness and substance use disorder in Worcester, MA.

    Michigan

    Adrian

    Michigan

    Activity: Day of HOPE (Health Ownership Prevention & Education)
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Adrian Farmer’s Market Pavilion – 101-181 Toledo St, Adrian, MI 49221
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Lenawee Community Mental Health Authority
    Contact: Madeline DeMarco
    Phone: 5172640181
    Email: mdemarco@lcmha.org

    A family-friendly community event celebrating behavioral health and wellness in Lenawee County. The event will feature a Naloxone training and distribution, a meet and greet with a mobile recovery unit, tables promoting local behavioral health resources, food, music, and fun!

    Ann Arbor

    Michigan

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day at Liberty Plaza
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Liberty Plaza
    255 E Liberty St
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Home of New Vision
    Contact: Brianna Dobbs
    Phone: 7346452932
    Email: root@homeofnewvision.org

    Ongoing overdose education and naloxone training & luminary memorial. We will be offering supplies to make the memorial.

    Brighton

    Michigan

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Amber Reineck House
    Contact: Gina Wessel
    Phone: 8105992439
    Email: info@amberreineckhouse.org

    Downtown Brighton at the Mill Pond!
    Live Music. Testimony. Narc Can Training. Resources. Raffle.

    Clinton Township

    Michigan

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 28241 Mound Road, Warren Mi
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Families Against Narcotics INC
    Contact: TERRI BRADEN
    Phone: 586-246-4355
    Email: LINDAFORFAN@GMAIL.COM

    Please join Families Against Narcotics for our 5th annual observation of International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD). We gather to remember and celebrate the lives of those who have tragically been lost to a drug or alcohol addiction. We offer support to their loved ones who grieve their untimely deaths. And we honor those in recovery- because with education, encouragement, and determination – RECOVERY IS ATTAINABLE.

    Detroit

    Michigan

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day on the Detroit River Walk
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Detroit River Walk
    Renaissance Center
    400 Renaissance Drive
    Detroit, MI 48243
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Michigan Poison & Drug Information Center
    Contact: Denise Kolakowski
    Phone: 3138870287
    Email: denise.kolakowski@wayne.edu

    The Michigan Poison & Drug Information Center in partnership with the Empowerment Zone Coalition and other community partners, will be on the Detroit River Walk to provide the public with information about the risks of use and misuse of prescription medication, and other substances linked to drug overdoses.

    Detroit

    Michigan

    Activity: Overdose Rescue Training in Recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 18/08/2021
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Virtually Via Zoom
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AmeriCorps Community Training Program For Overdose Rescue
    Contact: Maggie Graham
    Phone: 313-681-5207
    Email: maggie.actwayne@gmail.com

    The ACT program aims to save lives by teaching community members in the Michigan tri-county region how to recognize an opioid overdose, how to administer Narcan (a life-saving opioid antidote), and how to perform hands-only CPR.

    Detroit

    Michigan

    Activity: Overdose Prevention Harm Reduction Community Fair & Rally
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Eastside Community Network
    4401 Conner St.
    Detroit, MI 48215
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Eastside Community Network
    Contact: Kathryn Douglass
    Phone: 313.571.2800
    Email: kdouglass@ecn-detroit.org

    Ceremony and Celebration. Stop The Stigma Around Drug Use. Harm Reduction.

    Flushing

    Michigan

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness day: Celebration of Life
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Riverbank Park
    328 Saginaw St, Flint, MI 48502
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Genesee County Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Leah M Johnson
    Phone: 8102473738
    Email: ljohnson@thegcpc.org

    Genesee County Prevention Coalition and our community partners are hosting a celebration of life. Tomas Tello will be DJing, community partners will have vendor tables and resources, along with Narcan/Naloxone training for all in attendance. There will also be a community memorial art project, please bring a photo of your loved one to incorporate into the photo mosaic. Closing out the event will be speakers, 4 minutes of silence, and a prayer.

    Fowlerville

    Michigan

    Activity: International overdose Awareness Day event and vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: TBD
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mitchell’s Hope Inc
    Contact: Michele Wagner
    Phone: 517 775 5600
    Email: mitchellshope@gmail.com

    Mitchell’s Hope is hosting their 7th annual International overdose Awareness Day event and Candlelight vigil. Free Narcan Available

    Hastings

    Michigan

    Activity: BCSC Overdose Awareness Concert
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Thornapple Plaza
    301 E State St
    Hastings, MI 49058
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Barry County Serenity Club
    Contact: Cheyenne Ballard
    Phone: 6165701906
    Email: bcsc.sobriety@gmail.com

    We are putting on a concert to raise awareness of overdoses and the people effected.

    Kalamazoo

    Michigan

    Activity: kvicol@yahoo.com
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Old Burdick’s
    100 W Michigan Ave.
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kelly Vicol
    Phone: 2699101435
    Email: kvicol@yahoo.com

    In Memory of Tom, we will be having dinner with family and close friends and after dinner, we will be joining another event across the street for a stance.

    monroe

    Michigan

    Activity: Light up the Darkness Overdose Memorial Walk
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: 111 W Elm Ave, Monroe, MI 48162 (Parking Lot)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: RAW at Catholic Charites of Southeast Michigan
    Contact: Ashley Aggi
    Phone: 3136334754
    Email: rawmonroe@ccsem.org

    Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan and Recovery Advocacy Warriors (RAW) are recognizing Overdose Awareness Day with our
    Second Annual “Light Up The Darkness Memorial Glow Walk”

    On August 31st we are asking the Monroe community to join us at St. Mary’s Parking lot at 8 PM where we will begin the walk.

    This year we would like to stick to all neon colors and glow print with a black background for the poster boards.

    In addition we plan on creating and painting memorial/ stigma breaking rocks, to place all around the downtown Monroe community to be found during the month of September which is National Recovery Month❤

    We have 3 dates selected for community members to help create poster boards and paint rocks at the Main Office of Catholic Charities located at 25 S. Monroe St. Suite 205.

    The dates are the following:

    August 17th at 12pm
    August 24th at 12pm
    August 31st at 12pm

    Families are welcomed.

    Come help us prepare for an amazing Glow Up at our August 31st Light Up The Darkness Memorial Glow Walk .

    You may also create a Memorial Stigma Breaking Rock and/or poster board at home and drop it off at the office or bring it the day of the walk.

    We hope you are able to participate as we bring awareness to overdose, break the stigma surrounding addiction and begin our celebration of recovery.

    If you have additional questions, please reach out to RAW at Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan and Recovery Advocacy Warriors (RAW) are recognizing Overdose Awareness Day with our
    Second Annual “Light Up The Darkness Memorial Glow Walk”

    On August 31st we are asking the Monroe community to join us at St. Mary’s Parking lot at 8 PM where we will begin the walk.

    This year we would like to stick to all neon colors and glow print with a black background for the poster boards.

    In addition we plan on creating and painting memorial/ stigma breaking rocks, to place all around the downtown Monroe community to be found during the month of September which is National Recovery Month❤

    We have 3 dates selected for community members to help create poster boards and paint rocks at the Main Office of Catholic Charities located at 25 S. Monroe St. Suite 205.

    The dates are the following:

    August 17th at 12pm
    August 24th at 12pm
    August 31st at 12pm

    Families are welcomed.

    Come help us prepare for an amazing Glow Up at our August 31st Light Up The Darkness Memorial Glow Walk .

    You may also create a Memorial Stigma Breaking Rock and/or poster board at home and drop it off at the office or bring it the day of the walk.

    We hope you are able to participate as we bring awareness to overdose, break the stigma surrounding addiction and begin our celebration of recovery.

    If you have additional questions, please reach out to RAW at rawmonroe@ccsem.org or you may call our office at 734-240-3850
    or you may call our office at 734-240-3850

    Minnesota

    Chisago City, MN

    Minnesota

    Activity: Minnesota State Fair
    Date: 30/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: 1265 Snelling Avenue North
    Saint Paul Minnesota
    55108-3003
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Doris Zacho
    Phone: 16513021106
    Email: Dzacho17@gmail.com

    We will be hosting a booth for the Minnesota State Fair held on August 30-31 and September 1st in the Kare 11 Healthcare Barn. This booth will be filled with resources-our son died of an overdose on April 7 2019.

    COON RAPIDS

    Minnesota

    Activity: IOAD Lighting of the I35W bridge (Bridget will light up purple)
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: I35W Mississippi Bridge Minneapolis Minnesota
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Anne
    Phone: 7639231818
    Email: aemerson0179@gmail.com

    The I35W Missippi Bridge will have its lights turn purple to honor and remember our loved ones lost to overdose and raise awareness to the dangers of opioids. The lights will be purple from 1/2 before sunset to 1/2 hour after sunrise.

    Minneapolis

    Minnesota

    Activity: Lowry Bridge lights up Purple for IOAD 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: Lowry Bridge
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Lowry Bridge will be lit purple, in honour and remembrance of those who have died due to overdose and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

    Minneapolis

    Minnesota

    Activity: 135W Mississippi River Bridge lights up Purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: 135W Mississippi Bridge
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    The 135W Mississippi Bridge will be lit purple, in honour and remembrance of those who have died due to overdose and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

    Mississippi

    Picayune

    Mississippi

    Activity: Hope Springs Eternal Overdose Awareness Rally
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Crosby Commons
    801 Goodyear Blvd.
    Picayune, MS
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Someone’s Child
    Contact: Cheryl Howell
    Phone: 251-776-2616
    Email: info@someones-child.org

    This is an overdose awareness rally and candlelight vigil in memory of those we have lost to addiction.
    We are bringing hope and awareness to our community!
    Food, music, vendor booths and activities for the kids.
    Everyone is welcome!

    Missouri

    St. Joseph

    Missouri

    Activity: St. Joseph Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Civic Center Park
    1100 Frederick Ave
    Saint Joseph, MO 64501
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Buchanan County Opioid Taskforce
    Contact: Nancy King
    Phone: 816-236-1491
    Email: nking@stjoemo.org

    Join us for St. Joseph’s annual International Overdose Awareness Day
    Tuesday August 31st, 7:30pm @ Civic Center Park 1100 Frederick Avenue, St. Joseph, Missouri
    WE REQUEST THE USE OF FACE MASKS AND WILL ARRANGE SEATING WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING IN MIND

    TImeline of Events:
    7:45pm Mayoral Proclamation
    8:00pm (after sunset) – Light Up City Hall Purple
    8:05pm – Light Up the Night to honor loved ones lost (lights provided)
    8:10pm – Open mic time for sharing inspiration and hope from overdose survivors as well as honoring those we have lost
    to overdose

    Activities:
    – Memorial area to place photos or mementos of loved ones lost
    – IOAD pins, masks, silicone bracelets, lanyards, and masks available for free while supplies last
    – Educational booths with local resources for substance use disorders
    – Information about Missouri’s Good Samaritan Law – Don’t Run, Call 911
    – Narcan Distribution (free)

    Call (816) 236-1491 for more information

    St. Joseph

    Missouri

    Activity: St. Joseph Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Civic Center Park
    1100 Frederick Ave
    Saint Joseph, MO 64501
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Buchanan County Opioid Taskforce
    Contact: Nancy King
    Phone: 816-236-1491
    Email: nking@stjoemo.org

    Join us for St. Joseph’s Annual International Overdose Awareness Day
    Tuesday August 31st, 7:30pm @ Civic Center Park 1100 Frederick Avenue, St. Joseph, Missouri
    WE REQUEST THE USE OF FACE MASKS AND WILL ARRANGE SEATING WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING IN MIND
    Timeline of Events:
    7:45pm Mayoral Proclamation
    8:00pm (after sunset) – Light Up City Hall Purple
    8:05pm – Light Up the Night to honor loved ones lost (lights provided)
    8:10pm – Open mic time for sharing inspiration and hope from overdose survivors as well as honoring those we have lost
    to overdose
    Activities:
    – Memorial area to place photos or mementos of loved ones lost
    – IOAD pins, masks, silicone bracelets, lanyards, and masks available for free while supplies last
    – Educational booths with local resources for substance use disorders including:
    * The Center
    * Denovo Recovery
    * Family Guidance Center
    * New Season (St. Joe Metro Treatment Center)
    * Total Freedom
    – Information about Missouri’s Good Samaritan Law – Don’t Run, Call 911
    – Narcan Distribution (free)
    Call (816) 236-1491 for more information

    St. Louis

    Missouri

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Caravan
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: 10266 W Florissant Ave
    Saint Louis, MO 63136
    United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: H.E.A.L.: STOP HEROIN
    Contact: Ellis Fitzwalter
    Phone: 314-723-2257
    Email: ellisfit@gmail.com

    Join us on August 31 to observe International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) and remember the lives lost to drug overdose with a car caravan that will travel throughout the community. The event location and starting point of the car caravan is the Dellwood Recreation Center located at 10266 W Florissant Ave, St. Louis, MO 63136. The event will begin at 5:30PM so attendees can decorate their vehicles in purple and/or pictures of loved one. Cars, trucks, jeeps, motorcycles or whatever you drive are welcome. At 6:30PM, there will be a tribute to lives lost by speaking your loved one’s name and age. The caravan will immediately follow this tribute. The caravan route will take us through parts of Dellwood and Ferguson, an area that has been hit hard with Substance Use Disorder and is a largely underserved community.

    We encourage you to bring no larger than 5X7 pictures of your loved one that we will display. Also, we will have the Can You See Me Now banners on display and information how you can get your loved one on a banner. There will be Narcan and information on resources available.

    In addition to the car caravan, other activities to observe IOAD include the placement of four digital billboards (locations to be posted as the event draws near), and the McDonnell Planetarium at the St. Louis Science Center and the Wheel at Union Station will once again be lighting up purple for IOAD.

    We would like to thank the city of Dellwood for hosting this event and allowing us to use the Dellwood Recreation Center as the meeting place. Also we would like to thank the North County Cooperative and the Ferguson Police Departments for escorting the caravan and the Metro North Fire Department for joining in on the caravan.

    Feel free to share this event.

    Warrensburg

    Missouri

    Activity: Time to Act
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: The address of Recovery Lighthouse, Inc. is 204 E. Market St, Warrensburg, MO 64093
    The event address is at our local court house – 300 N. Main, Warrensburg, MO 64093
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Lighthouse, Inc.
    Contact: Sherry Rapp
    Phone: 660-864-0902
    Email: sherry@recoverylighthouse.org

    6:00 – Misty shares her story of losing her brother to overdose. Blake shares his story of partying with friends and being left alone when they thought he had overdosed. Judge Brent Teichman will educate us as to the Good Samaritan Law.
    7:00 – EMTs will do a training and demonstration for Narcan. Detective Watkins of the Narcotics Unit will talk of the opioid crisis in Johnson County. We will have Narcan available for distribution to community members.
    7:30 – Proclamation from Mayor Scott Holmberg.
    7:45 – A special prayer lead by Pastor Patrick remembering those we have lost to an overdose, the survivors, and those that are still struggling with substance use.
    8:00 – Begin the candlelight vigil and walk.

    Montana

    Billings

    Montana

    Activity: Overdose Awareness MT
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Rose Park Shelter -21st W & Ave C
    Billings, MT 59101
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Carol Keenan
    Phone: 14066708850
    Email: cjkeenan@bresnan.net

    A gathering to remember those lost to drug overdoses and to bring awareness and to help reduce the stigma of drug overdoses.
    Speakers, music, food trucks, Tshirts.

    Helena

    Montana

    Activity: Montana Overdose Awareness
    Date: 29/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Pura Vida Wellness Center, Inc -2480 E Broadway Apt 12D, Helena, MT 59601Lewis & Clark Fairgrounds 93 W Custer Ave, Helena, MT 59602
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Pura Vida Wellness Center, INC.
    Contact: Shelly A Languell
    Phone: 4065589832
    Email: 406puravidawellnesscenter@gmail.com

    Raise Public Awareness through having a memorial vigil for those lost to overdose.
    We will have Naloxone trainer/distributer at the event.

    Missoula

    Montana

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Missoula, MT
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: 1500 W. Broadway, Suite A
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Open Aid Alliance
    Contact: Stephanie Cole
    Phone: 4065434770
    Email: stephanie@openaidalliance.org

    Lighting the Missoula County Courthouse Purple
    12am -8pm on the courthouse lawn
    -Overdose Response Trainings
    -Free Narcan
    -Other community resources
    -Opportunity to pay tribute to loved ones lost due to drug overdose

    Nebraska

    Kearney

    Nebraska

    Activity: Lights of Hope
    Date: 13/09/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Harmon Park Sonortorioum, Kearney, Nebraska
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Region 3 Behavioral Health Services
    Contact: Tammy Fiala
    Phone: 308-440-7862
    Email: tfiala@region3.net

    Lights of Hope is an event where family and loved ones gather to recognize those lost to overdose as well as those working towards recovery. We line the stage of the Sonortorium with luminaries. We have music and speakers. Educational handouts and local TV coverage

    Nevada

    Las Vegas

    Nevada

    Activity: Las Vegas International Overdose Awareness Day Light Our Country Purple Event
    Date: 30/08/2021
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Welcome To Las Vegas Sign
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Moms Against Drugs and Drug Epidemic Awareness Walk Across America
    Contact: Debi Nadler
    Phone: +1 (702) 271-1666
    Email: Dnadler@cox.net

    Please join us as we light up the Las Vegas Sign Purple to honor our loved ones and to raise awareness and end the stigma of overdose. Feel free to bring pictures of your lost loved ones.

    Las Vegas

    Nevada

    Activity: SNHRA’s 5th International Overdose Awareness Day event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Chuck Minker Sports Complex
    275 N Mojave Rd
    Las Vegas, NV 89101
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance
    Contact: Jenny Gratzke
    Phone: 7029133960
    Email: sonvharmreductionalliance@gmail.com

    Free Event- Will be in-person and live streamed on FB and YouTube. COVID-19 Precautions will be in effect. Masks are to be worn by all attendees. Vendor tables and speakers, Overdose Prevention training, Silent Auction and a Candlelight Vigil honoring those we have lost to Overdose and support those still living.

    Reno

    Nevada

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 02/09/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Believe Sign at City Plaza Reno Nevada then a Walk of Remembrance to Wingfield Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: JTNN
    Contact: JTNN Staff Member
    Phone: (775) 324-7557
    Email: outreach@jtnn.org

    Attendees will be invited to share messages of hope and recovery.
    FREE NARCAN TO ATTENDEES
    Empty Shoes to End Overdose:
    Attendees are encouraged to bring a photo of loved one lost to overdose and a pair of shoes to symbolize their absence in the world. Their names will be read aloud and a bell will be rung in their honor. Shoes may be collected following the event or can be donated to people seeking recovery from Substance Use Disorder.
    International Overdose Awareness Day is an opportunity to remember loved ones lost to overdose. The tragedy of overdose death is preventable and more must be done to save lives!

    New Hampshire

    Laconia

    New Hampshire

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Bartlett Beach
    150 Winnisquam Ave, Laconia, NH 03246
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Navigating Recovery of the Lakes Region
    Contact: Asheena Miller
    Phone: 603-524-5939
    Email: asheena@navigatingrecovery.org

    International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31st each to help raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths. We will hold a vigil to remember those who have died or have a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. We will have music, guest speakers, individual testimonies, ribbon tying and community resources available at the event.

    New Jersey

    Bridgeton

    New Jersey

    Activity: 5th Annual Overdose Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: NJ Motorsports Park
    Millville, NJ 08332
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cumberland County Human Services
    Contact: Ashleigh Huff
    Phone: 8564593082
    Email: ashleighhu@co.cumberland.nj.us

    Support for families and friends: memorial activities, songs, candlelight vigil and video tribute montage (digital also)

    Bridgewater

    New Jersey

    Activity: Overdose Awareness and Recovery Walk
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Duke Island Park – 189 Old York Road Bridgewater NJ 08807
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Operation Helping Hand – Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office
    Contact: Program Manager
    Phone:
    Email: OHH@co.somerset.nj.us

    Overdose awareness and recovery walk. 2 mile walk, recovery resources, and food trucks.

    Clifton

    New Jersey

    Activity: CASA Night of Hope
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Candle vigil will take place in front of Clifton City Hall
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Clifton Against Substance Abuse
    Contact: Dorothy Adlon
    Phone: 973.715.8642
    Email:

    Clifton Against Substance Abuse (CASA)
    invites you to attend a
    “Candlelight Vigil” and a “Night of Hope”
    to commemorate
    International Overdose Awareness Day 2021

    Tuesday, August 31, 2021/ 8 PM
    Clifton City Hall, 900 Clifton Avenue,
    Clifton, NJ
    Join us for this FREE community event featuring
    Music, Speakers, Resources, Luminaries and Memorial Vigil

    What is International Overdose Awareness Day? It is a day of remembrance of those who have overdosed without stigma, those who have died, and acknowledge the grief of family and friends left behind.

    The campaign raises awareness of overdose, which is one of the world’s worst public health crises. It acknowledges the profound grief felt by family and friends whose loved ones have died or suffered permanent injury from a drug overdose.

    Help us spread the message about the tragedy of drug overdose deaths and that drug overdose is preventable

    For more information contact : Dorothy Adlon – 973.715.8642

    Dunellen

    New Jersey

    Activity: 5th Annual Overdose Awareness Ceremony
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00pm
    Location: Washington Memorial Park
    Washington Ave and First Street
    Dunellen, NJ
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dunellen Municipal Alliance
    Contact: Terri Albertson
    Phone: 732-668-7218
    Email: Dunellenma@gmail.com

    Information tables, music, statistics and information.

    Remembrance ceremony for those lost to or affected by overdose.

    Forked River

    New Jersey

    Activity: FED-UP International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Lacey Twp Community Hall Corner of Lacey Rd & Rt 9 Forked River NJ 08731
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Xodus Recovery Community Center
    Contact: Donna Catlow
    Phone: 609-316-8421
    Email: xrccenter@gmail.com

    Join the Xodus Recovery Community Center for the FED UP International Overdose Awareness Day Event on August 31st 2021 from 6~9 pm at the Forked River Community Hall. Event will include speakers, resource tables and a candle light vigil.

    Lawrence Township

    New Jersey

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Lawrence Township Central Park
    100 Dave Nevius Way & Eggert Crossing Rd
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: PCMC, One Voice, Mercer Council, Prosecutor of Mercer County, Lawrence Township
    Contact: Prevention Coalition of Mercer County
    Phone:
    Email: pcmc@mercercouncil.org

    The One Voice Initiative – The Prevention Coalition of Mercer County, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, Mercer Council on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction & Lawrence Township Present – International Overdose Awareness Day – Prevent, Remember, Honor, Support

    Memorial Display – Friends and family are welcome to bring memorabilia of their loved ones (pictures, shoes etc.)
    Unused Medicine Drop Box
    Narcan Demonstration
    Candlelight Vigil
    Recovery and Treatment Resources and Connections

    Register at www. MercerCouncil.org or through QR code

    For more information, email pcmc@mercercouncil.org

    Free T-shirts while supplies last with registration.

    Organisations may table at this event for no charge.

    Millville

    New Jersey

    Activity: 5th Annual Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: New Jersey Motorsports Park, 8000 Dividing Creek Rd, Millville, NJ 08332
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cumberland County Department of Human Services
    Contact: Ashleigh Huff
    Phone: 8564593082
    Email: ashleighhu@co.cumberland.nj.us

    The Cumberland County Board of County Commissioners and the Cumberland County Department of Human Services will hold its 5th Annual Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at the New Jersey Motorsports Park, 8000 Dividing Creek Rd, Millville, NJ 08332. Doors will open at 6:00 pm. The Candlelight Vigil is intended to be an opportunity for the community to come together for strength, comfort and encouragement. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and/or chairs to sit on.

    Register at ccvigil21.eventbrite.com

    If you have lost a loved one to an overdose and you would like to have them commemorated during the event, please fill out our online form at tinyurl.com/ccvigil21

    Newton

    New Jersey

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Veterans Park (Newton Green), 4 Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Center for Prevention & Counseling
    Contact: Marjorie Timmerman
    Phone: 973-940-2966
    Email: marjorie@centerforprevention.org

    In observance of International Overdose Awareness Day on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, the Center for Prevention and Counseling staff along with volunteers from the Sussex County Recovery Community Center invite the public to a walk-through candlelight vigil with photos, stories, achievements, funny and/or fond memories of loved ones that have been lost to overdose or addiction. Between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., this special public memorial representing love for all who have lost someone to drug overdose and hope for those still struggling with substance use will frame the walkways of the Newton New Jersey Town Square (known to locals as the Newton Green). Special guest speakers include Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch, Center for Prevention & Counseling Executive Director, Becky Carlson, and a blessing by Lead Pastor Sean Muldowney of Market Street Mission Sussex County. The Harmony in Motion singers will provide a musical backdrop for the event. In addition, banners showing the faces of thousands of individuals from across the United States that have lost their lives to overdose will be on display courtesy of the Can You See Me Now national campaign. International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that overdose death is preventable and is an opportunity for those who have lost loved ones to remember and reflect. Participation in the International Overdose Awareness Day vigil is free and information on virtual and in-person recovery support services, including how to get help for yourself or a loved one and, how to access Narcan to reverse opioid overdose will be available at the event. More information about this year’s event can be found at www.centerforprevention.org/rcc .

    Phillipsburg

    New Jersey

    Activity: Police Support Recovery – A Walk to Remember
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Shappell Park, Phillipsburg NJ
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Safe Harbor Easton
    Contact: Amanda Lance
    Phone: 610-258-5550 ex:253
    Email: Alance@safeharboreaston.org

    Free Event!
    Come and Support Overdose Awareness Day with Safe Harbor, along with Easton Police Department and Phillipsburg Police Department. When communities come together we build a stronger foundation! Help end the stigma. If you’ve lost someone you love to addiction we will all walk to remember them. Phillipsburg will be meeting Easton on the free bridge and everyone will be given a flower to toss over the bridge for remembrance. Awards, free food, and live music will be held at Easton’s Amphitheater. Special Guest: TJ Spitter and a special rememberance cermony at the bridge for Ofc Dominic Belcastro
    Pet Friendly, Kid Friendly!

    Rockaway

    New Jersey

    Activity: Memorial Butterfly Release
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Donatoni Community Park
    231 W. Main St.
    Rockaway NJ 07866
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Prevention is Key/ CARES
    Contact: Kelly LaBar
    Phone: 973-830-0723
    Email: klabar@mcpik.org

    We invite you to join us for a day of
    remembrance in observance of International
    Overdose Awareness Day. On August 28th, we
    will host a live butterfly release, honoring
    the memory of the loved ones we have lost to
    overdose.
    If you would like to honor your loved ones by having
    their name read during the butterfly release,
    please get in touch with Kelly LaBar at
    klabar@mcpik.org or call 973-830-0723.

    South Amboy

    New Jersey

    Activity: FED UP ! Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: South Amboy Middle High School
    200 Governor Harold G. Hoffman Plaza
    South Amboy, NJ 08879
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: South Amboy Municipal Alliance
    Contact: Kimberly Seber
    Phone: 9085654415
    Email: RootsToAddiction@yahoo.com

    Speakers, resource tables and memorial vigil
    If you have lost a love one to substance use, feel free to bring a photo to display.

    Washington

    New Jersey

    Activity: Awareness, Hope & Healing
    Date: 29/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: the Blue Army Shrine, 674 Mountain View Rd, E. Asbury (Washington)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Parent to Parent Addiction Services, Inc.
    Contact: Helen Carey
    Phone: 9083914159
    Email: Parent2Parentwc@gmail.com

    First 60 families/loved ones will receive a butterfly to release. Candle lightening and reading of names. please bring a photo of loved one lost.

    Wayne

    New Jersey

    Activity: Wayne Alliance Remembers and Shares Hope
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: 475 Valley Road -Town Hall Entrance
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: WAYNE ALLIANCE for the Prevention of Substance Abuse
    Contact: Wayne Alliance
    Phone: 8626863112
    Email: alliance@waynetownship.com

    The public is invited to the 4th annual candle vigil and awareness event.
    We share candles with the first 100 attendees and enjoy a message from our Mayor along with testimonies from those who have lost along with hope for those left behind.
    Join us for the unveiling of the Stigma-free Contemplation Zone donated by Vision to Achieve in memory of Tim Lindstrom.
    Pre-Event-visit the Black Poster Project on the townhall front lawn.

    Westampton

    New Jersey

    Activity: Candlelight Memorial Service
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 5 Pioneer Blvd, Westampton NJ Burlington County Amphitheatre
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Prevention Plus of Burlington County
    Contact: Chrissy Hoff or Joe Conlin
    Phone: 609-261-0001
    Email: shouting4shelby@gmail.com

    Candlelight Memorial Service & Remembrance

    Westampton

    New Jersey

    Activity: Shouting4Shelby’s 5th Annual International Overdose Awareness Memorial Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 5 Pioneer Blvd. Westampton NJ 08060
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Shouting4Shelby Inc
    Contact: Christine Hoff
    Phone: 609.929.3885
    Email: Shouting4shelby@gmail.com

    Candlelight and photo video Memorial Service to remember those lost to addiction.

    Please send your loved one’s photo and name to Shouting4Shelby@gmail.com by August 15th.

    New Mexico

    Las Cruces

    New Mexico

    Activity: Open House & Community Forum on the Fentanyl Crisis in Las Cruces
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 04:30 pm
    Location: Ideal Option Clinic: 532 N Telshor Blvd., Ste. G, Las Cruces, NM 88011
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Olivia Easly
    Phone: 919.946.6644
    Email: oliviaeasly@idealoption.net

    To recognize International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, please join Ideal Option and Peak Behavioral Health Services for an open house and community forum in Las Cruces. We will honor those who have lost their lives to addiction and discuss fentanyl, the new driver behind the overdose crisis. Attendees will hear from community leaders and those in recovery, and gain a rare glimpse into how office-based medication assisted treatment (MAT) works. Refreshments will be served.

    New York

    Batavia

    New York

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 25/08/2021
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Austin Park, Jefferson Ave, Batavia, NY, 14020
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Genesee-Orleans-Wyoming Opioid Task Force
    Contact: Christen Ferraro
    Phone:
    Email: cferraro@gcasa.org

    Join us from 4:00pm-7:00pm at Austin Park in Batavia to help raise awareness and remember the lives that have been lost due to an overdose. Local agencies will have tables with information, food will be provided, and we will have FREE Narcan training and kits.

    Bronx

    New York

    Activity: BOOM!Health’s International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 226 E 144th Street
    Bronx, NY 10451
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: BOOM!Health
    Contact: Elizabeth Powers
    Phone: 347-200-0177
    Email: epowers@boomhealth.org

    The BOOM!Health Harm Reduction Center will be hosting an outdoor event directly outside of our building from 12pm-3pm. There will be syringe exchange services, Naloxone training, educational information, and an opportunity to remember those we’ve lost to overdose.

    Social Distancing and Masks are required.

    Brooklyn

    New York

    Activity: Bergen House Saves Lives
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 1173 Bergen Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11213
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Core Services-Bergen House Senior Transitional Residence
    Contact: Nychelle Shanck
    Phone: 718-684-4505 ext 217
    Email: nshanck@coresvcs.org

    Information sessions, Narcan training, Harm reduction education

    Brooklyn

    New York

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Restoration Plaza in Bedstuy New York
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Phoenix House NY|LI
    Contact: Savannah
    Phone: 5164573443
    Email: bkcrc@phoenixhouseny.org

    Free Narcan Training throughout the day, Candelight Vigil @ 8 PM, Community Outreach 11 – 3 PM

    Jamestown

    New York

    Activity: Mental Heath Association International Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 31 Water Street Suite 7 Door 14
    Mental Health Association
    Jamestown, NY 14701Event location
    Jamestown Community College Campus
    525 Falconer Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County
    Contact: Allison Murphy
    Phone: 7163970140
    Email: allison.murphy@mhachautauqua.org

    I venue for different agencies in the Communities to come together at our Local College to support and provide information and recourses. I am the Overdose Response Peer, I will be doing Narcan training.

    Liverpool

    New York

    Activity: Overdose Awareness 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Butterfly Garden of HOPE
    Onondaga Lake Parkway
    Liverpool, NY
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Margie Baxter
    Phone:
    Email:

    A candle lit gazebo circled in purple string lights highlighted with the names of loved ones lost to overdose written on acrylic globes will be on display. Names of community members lost to overdose will be read at sunset on August 31, 2021.
    Presented by HOPE for Bereaved and Prevention Network.

    Lockport

    New York

    Activity: Lockport Overdose Awareness Day Rally
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Veterans Memorial Park
    400 East Ave.
    Lockport, NY 14094
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Independent Living Of Niagara County
    Contact: Jillian Moss
    Phone: 716-284-4131
    Email: lpoverdoserally@gmail.com

    ILNC is hosting the 5th Annual Lockport Overdose Awareness Day Rally at Veterans Park in Lockport, NY, on August 31 from 5pm to 8pm. This event is part of International Overdose Awareness Day. There will be speakers from different backgrounds affected by overdose, free Narcan training and resources, a candlelight vigil with a bell ringing ceremony for every life lost to overdose in Niagara and surrounding counties, and a memorial table to honor loved ones who have passed from overdose.

    Mahopac

    New York

    Activity: Hope and Healing
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Mahopac Chamber Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: lauren privitera
    Phone: 3472710901
    Email: laulau620@yahoo.com

    Please join us to celebrate the lives of the loved ones we have lost due to the disease of addiction. Candles will be provided (bring matches).
    – Narcan training
    – Rock painting
    – Individual Tributes
    If you would like to include a loved one in our slideshow, please email laulau620@yahoo.com with their picture and a tribute

    New City

    New York

    Activity: Rockland County Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 29/08/2021
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Tallman Beach and Pool Club
    2 Tallman Mountain Road
    Sparkill, NY 10976
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Friends of Recovery Rockland
    Contact: caren s schwartz
    Phone: 8455482086
    Email: schwartz.caren@gmail.com

    Gathering for those affected by substance use disorder overdose loss. Speakers, music, candle light vigil, information tables, Narcan training.

    New York

    New York

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Straus Houses 225 east 27th street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue [In front of Community Center]
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Midtown Community Court
    Contact: Anna Lifsec
    Phone:
    Email: alifsec@nycourts.gov

    Services Offered:
    Naloxone Training
    Fentanyl Test Strips
    PPE Distribution
    Emergency Housing Resources
    Benefits Screening
    LGBTQIA+ Support
    Mental Health Support
    Substance Use Support
    Vaccinations
    Employment Services

    Service Providers
    Housing Works
    Revcore Recovery Services
    Project STAY
    The LGBTQ+ Center
    Fountain House
    Ryan Health
    Next Step – Project Renewal

    Free food, merchandise and entertainment will also be provided. At 2:30 there will be a memorial service for those lost to overdose. International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died, and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. Time to Remember. Time to Act.

    New York City

    New York

    Activity: Dopey Podcast Overdose Awareness Zoom Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: The event will be virtual, in the Dopey Clubhouse Zoom Room: 804.300.586
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dopey Podcast
    Contact: Lizz
    Phone: 610-972-5153
    Email: toodlesforchris@gmail.com

    A virtual gathering to raise awareness about overdose deaths as well as remember those we’ve lost. We will also be sharing information and resources re: harm reduction, narcan training and supply, support groups, etc.

    Queens

    New York

    Activity: Walk A Mile In Our Shoes
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Starting Point J.H.S 194. 154-60 17th Ave Whitestone NY 11357
    11:00am Tuesday Aug 31 2021
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: James Raymond
    Phone: 7183440529
    Email: Jayray1389@icloud.com

    We will meet at J.H.S 194 and walk to Whitestone Park roughly a mile where there will be names read for those who’ve passed due to an OverDose a balloon let go ceremony and a story or two from an addict and a family member who has lost someone

    Rhinebeck

    New York

    Activity: #EndOverdose Recovery Lantern Walk
    Date: 14/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Rhinebeck Bank (start). 6414 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Linda Vincent
    Phone: (845) 656-9330
    Email: thegiftednest@yahoo.com

    What: August is International Overdose Awareness month. This is a memorial walk for those we’ve lost to overdose to bring awareness to the issue of the opioid crisis.

    Where: Meet in the middle of town at the Rhinebeck bank parking lot. Our goal is to start off with a brief talk by public figures from the town and then walk together towards Oblong books and end at Samuel’s for a purple treat. Stores along the walk will have purple lights lit in their front windows. You can buy pre-made lanterns & #endoverdose t-shirts and cards at A.L. Stickles 5 & Dime right in town at 13 E. Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.

    We recommend: Wear purple, bring any memorabilia/messages/posters of loved ones you’ve lost to overdose, carry a lantern, live stream the event to your social media accounts to help spread awareness and build community around this issue locally, nationally, and globally.

    Saratoga Springs

    New York

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Vigil
    Date: 27/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Congress Park, Saratoga Springs NY 12866
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: RAIS
    Contact: Sue Martin
    Phone: 5184617692
    Email: treatmentplease@yahoo.com

    Narcan Training at 5:30 followed by candlelight vigil at 7PM

    Syracuse

    New York

    Activity: Narcan Training Drive Through
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: 906 Spencer St Syracuse NY 13204, large parking lot
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Prevention Network CNY
    Contact: Kein Trease
    Phone: 3154711359
    Email: Ktrease@preventionnetworkcny.org

    Join us as we work to raise awareness and educate our community for Overdose Awareness day 2021. Prevention Network, with support from the Onondaga County Health Department, will offer a drive-through set up to distribute medication disposal bags, train on how to use Narcan, give out Narcan kits, plus other educational, prevention material. We are glad to train you from your vehicle. Those who do not have access to a vehicle can be Narcan trained in our parking lot practicing social distancing. For more information, please call our office at 315-471-1359. Special thanks to Onondaga County Health Department for their participation in this overdose awareness day event. Pre-registration is encouraged but NOT required and can be completed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7PVBW2C

    Walden

    New York

    Activity: Opioid Overdose Awareness Memorial Orange County New York
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Opioid Overdose Awareness Memorial
    Route 52
    Walden, NY 12586
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Friends of Recovery Orange County New York
    Contact: Andrew Matthews
    Phone: 917-903-4878
    Email: friendsofrecoveryorange@gmail.com

    A gathering of people to recognize those that we have lost due to opioid overdose.

    Watertown

    New York

    Activity: Overdose Awareness and Remembrance Day
    Date: 15/09/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Watertown City Hall
    245 Washington Street
    Watertown, NY 13601
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Anita Seefried-Brown
    Phone: 3157884660
    Email: aseefried-brown@pivot2health.com

    On Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 12 PM – 1 PM, at the Watertown City Hall, the community is invited to commemorate and honor the lives lost to overdose deaths and to honor and celebrate the lives of those who are living their recovery. To bring attention to the destructive nature of substance abuse and addiction, the event will provide awareness and information about the disease of addiction; provide resources on where to get help for someone who is currently struggling with addiction; provide naloxone training to individuals concerned about a family member or friend; and provide a place of healing and remembrance for those who have lost loved ones due to addiction.

    State and local lawmakers and law enforcement personnel will renew their commitment to assist the community and the Alliance for Better Communities to reduce and mitigate the impact of drugs in our community. The Chairman of the Jefferson County Legislature will read the proclamation. Attendees will have the opportunity to sign the banner and to place a foot print with a loved ones name on a memorial tapestry. Appropriate music will be provided by Fyne Print Williams, a local artist.

    Watertown

    New York

    Activity: Overdose Awareness and Remembrance Day
    Date: 15/09/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Watertown City Hall
    245 Washington Street
    Watertown, NY 13601
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Anita Seefried-Brown
    Phone: 3157884660
    Email: aseefried-brown@pivot2health.com

    On Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 12 PM – 1 PM, at the Watertown City Hall, the community is invited to commemorate and honor the lives lost to overdose deaths and to honor and celebrate the lives of those who are living their recovery. To bring attention to the destructive nature of substance abuse and addiction, the event will provide awareness and information about the disease of addiction; provide resources on where to get help for someone who is currently struggling with addiction; provide naloxone training to individuals concerned about a family member or friend; and provide a place of healing and remembrance for those who have lost loved ones due to addiction.

    State and local lawmakers and law enforcement personnel will renew their commitment to assist the community and the Alliance for Better Communities to reduce and mitigate the impact of drugs in our community. The Chairman of the Jefferson County Legislature will read the proclamation. Attendees will have the opportunity to sign the banner and to place a foot print with a loved ones name on a memorial tapestry. Appropriate music will be provided by Fyne Print Williams, a local artist.

    West Sand Lake

    New York

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Begins at Miller Hill/Sand Lake Elementary School – 8439 Miller Hill, Averill Park, NY 12018 vehicle procession to
    West Sand Lake – 24 Meeler Road, West Sand Lake, NY 12196
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Nopiates Committee, Inc.
    Contact: Kim Murdick
    Phone: 5185222097
    Email: nopiatesevents@gmail.com

    On Tuesday, August 31 all are welcome to join our Memorial Overdose Awareness Event. Vehicle procession will begin at 6pm in Averill Park at the Miller Hill Elementary School parking area and conclude in West Sand Lake at the West Sand Lake Elementary School. Nopiates Committee partnered with WVCR The Saint 88.3 fm . Participants are encouraged to tune into 88.3 on the fm dial and join us as we take over the airways, remember our lost loved ones, hear supportive messages, along with recovery and support services that are available in our community.

    Wilmington

    New York

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Wilmington Public Beach
    Wilmington NY 12997
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Connecting Youth and Communitues
    Contact: Sue Martin
    Phone: 518-461-7692
    Email: Treatmentplease@yahoo.com

    Narcan Training followed by a Candle Light Vigil

    Wurtsboro

    New York

    Activity: Narcan Training
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 68 Sullivan St
    Wurtsboro, NY 12790
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mamakating First Aid Squad
    Contact: Jeff Ashdown
    Phone: 8455919843
    Email: jeffrey.d.ashdown@gmail.com

    Free Narcan Training

    North Carolina

    Asheboro

    North Carolina

    Activity: 4th Annual Overdose Awareness Vigil.
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Randolph County Courthouse Parking Lot
    176 East Salisbury St
    Asheboro NC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Community Hope Alliance
    Contact: Kelly Link
    Phone: 336-465-1431
    Email: kellyalink@outlook.com

    220 pair of shoes to represent the 220 people who die everyday in the US from overdose line the sidewalks with purple ribbons.
    There will be a table for photos of your loved ones and a balloon release.
    Every one welcome to speak.
    There will be free Naloxone and training.
    CHA executive director will talk about CHAs numbers and other statistics.
    Free food and drinks.
    Tshirts, books, necklaces, and baked items for sale.

    Belews Creek

    North Carolina

    Activity: Candle Light Vigil Service
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 7505 Preston Rd. Belews Creek NC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Belews Creek Cowboy Church
    Contact: jenny tilley
    Phone: 336-595-3624
    Email: belewscreekcowboychurch@yahoo.com

    singing, speaker, testimonies, lighting of candles, video, wall of faces who have lost the battle. Hand outs.

    Belmont

    North Carolina

    Activity: Remembering Steve
    Date: 29/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: 106 Live Oak Dr.
    Belmont, NC 28012
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Angie Murphy
    Phone: 704-675-3750
    Email: angelamurphy0685@gmail.com

    My brother passed away suddenly from the effects of a drug overdose. I want to help educate people on how to help addicts and get the resources they need, as well as how to properly use Narcan in the event it’s needed. This will all be done in remembrance of my brother, Steve. I hope some merchandise will be provided for us for our events…?

    Black Mountain

    North Carolina

    Activity: Bad Banker LIVE!!
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Scott Sturdy’s studio
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Bad Banker
    Contact: Cinnamon Kennedy
    Phone: 8287136872
    Email: cinnamon.kennedy@gmail.com

    Bad Banker plays not all but many of the hits – LIVE on Facebook (7pm EST)

    Boone

    North Carolina

    Activity: #endoverdose in Watauga County: In Conjunction with International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89507637201?pwd=SDJmY3VYb1hUY2x0QmtSaW1qYlg4UT09Meeting ID: 895 0763 7201
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    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Mary McKinney
    Phone: 8282634113
    Email: mmftinboone@gmail.com

    We will gather virtually to
    *acknowledge the grief felt in our community for people who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose,
    *to raise awareness of overdose and overdose prevention resources,
    *reduce the stigma of a drug-related death, and
    *honor the memory of lost loved ones.

    Speakers will share from lived experience. Local resources will be shared. Names of people lost to overdose will be shared.
    Support will be available via private breakout.

    Share pictures and names for memorial:
    https://fb.me/e/1HdHdOIni

    Charlotte

    North Carolina

    Activity: Charlotte NC-International Overdose Awareness Day 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Carolina Center for Recovery and Charlotte Detox Centers
    7349 Statesville Rd
    Charlotte NC 28269
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Michaels VOICE Inc
    Contact: Betsy Ragone
    Phone: 7043017165
    Email: betsy@michaelsvoice.org

    Michael’s VOICE, Carolina Center for Recovery, Anchor of Hope Sober Living and Emerald School of Excellence are hosting this event to print the Charlotte Community together and provide an evening of remembrance, education and awareness.
    Prepare a luminaria for our candlelight vigil, enjoy food, get educated on local resources and grab a tee shirt!

    (More info as we get closer to event day)

    Hickory

    North Carolina

    Activity: Unity in the Community – International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Olive Branch Ministry/Points of HOPE
    Northminster Presbyterian Church
    3730 N. Center Street
    Hickory, NC 28601
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Olive Branch Ministry
    Contact: Michelle Mathis
    Phone: 828.291.7023
    Email: olivebranchgals@gmail.com

    Unity in the Community – International Overdose Awareness Day

    Come join us as we bring awareness to International Awareness Day and how the overdose crisis continues to impact our community, locally and globally. We will have directly impacted speakers, educational opportunities, and overdose reversal training.

    Free hotdogs, drinks, chips for all. Face painting for children. Local vendors and community organizations will be present. You are invited to participate in a community memorial art project that will be created at this event that will hang in the Olive Branch/Points of HOPE Center.

    Lenoir

    North Carolina

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Candle Light Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 225 Main Street NW
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Joshua S Buss Foundation
    Contact: Tracy Andrews
    Phone: 828-726-3058
    Email: tracyandrews@joshuasbussfoundation.com

    We will gather to remember those we have lost to overdose and drug -toxicity related deaths.

    Lincolnton

    North Carolina

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 1 Court Square, Lincolnton, NC 28092
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ICGH Lincoln
    Contact: Rebecca Collins
    Phone: 8284496865
    Email: rcollins@integratedcarehickory.com

    Come join ICGH Lincoln from 11 AM to 3 PM to make a pledge to end overdose, reduce stigma, and unite as a community.

    Lincolnton

    North Carolina

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Lincoln County Court House
    1 Court Square, Lincolnton, NC 28092
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ICGH Lincolnton
    Contact: Rebecca Collins
    Phone: 8284496865
    Email: rcollins@integratedcarehickory.com

    Please come join ICGH Lincolnton and make a pledge to end overdose, reduce stigma, raise awareness, unite as a community, and remember those we lost.
    We will provide a training at 12 and 2 pm on how to use narcan.
    We can be the change to #ENDOVERDOSE and put an end to the stigma. 2:30pm we will light a candle for lives lost to overdose. Please wear purple to honor this day.

    Marion

    North Carolina

    Activity: McDowell county overdose awareness day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Main st. Marion , NC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: McDowell Mission Ministries
    Contact: Crystal Sweatt
    Phone: 8286596490
    Email: Crystal.grace.green@gmail.com

    Candle light vigil, guest speakers, music, tribute banner, walk, resource tables

    Monroe

    North Carolina

    Activity: Overdose Remembrance Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 2111 Stafford St Ext
    Monroe, NC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Bridge To Recovery
    Contact: Treena
    Phone: 7042211760
    Email: treena.norwood@thebridgetorecovery.org

    9:00 am light refreshments, followed by a moment of silence, remarks and dedicating flags to the Ones who lost their lives to accidental overdose.

    Morganton

    North Carolina

    Activity: Fantømex – International Overdose Awareness Live Stream
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Fantømex
    Contact: Isaac Crouch
    Phone: 8284468951
    Email: fantomexband@gmail.com

    We’re excited to do our part in spreading awareness of overdose prevention. We plan on streaming a short set from our practice place on International Overdose Awareness day. We’ll be streaming on our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/fantomexband) and our Youtube page(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClb1GD-cAuGjy8M7u35oAZA) simultaneously.

    New Bern

    North Carolina

    Activity: A Night of Remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Union Point Park
    210 East Front Street New Bern, NC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CRAVEN COUNTYS HOPE
    Contact: Tina Davis
    Phone: 252-571-8626
    Email: CRAVENCOUNTYSHOPE@GMAIL.COM

    3 guest speakers sharing testimonies and how they are working in the community to help those that want and need help.
    Setting floating candles on the river for remembrance of those that have passed and those whom are struggling.

    New Bern

    North Carolina

    Activity: A Night Of Remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Union Point Park
    210 East Front Street
    New Bern NC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Craven County’s Hope
    Contact: Tina Davis
    Phone: 252-670-2738
    Email: Cravencountyshope@gmail.com

    A night of remembrance is to remember those who died and acknowledge the family and friends left behind.

    Raleigh

    North Carolina

    Activity: 5th Annual NC Rally for Change
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: 1 E Edenton St,
    Raleigh NC, 27601
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation:
    Name of Organisation: NCAPDA
    Contact: Randy Abbott
    Phone: 336-210-3711
    Email: IOADraleighrally@gmail.com

    Raleigh Rally 2021 – Advocating for Change, Ending the Stigma, and Remembering our Lost Loved Ones.

    Join us for the 5th annual event as we come together to honor and remember those lost in North Carolina due to drug- or alcohol-related causes and offer support to those in or seeking recovery. From 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm we will hear important messages from a number of presenters. Starting at approximately 7:00 pm we will begin our candlelight vigil including a reading of names of loved ones lost from North Carolina.

    Statesville

    North Carolina

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: 225 E Iredell Ave
    Mooresville, Nc 28115
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug-Alcohol Coalition of Iredell
    Contact: Jill McLelland
    Phone: 704-978-8814
    Email: info@daciredell.org

    Candlelight Vigil with speakers

    Thomasville

    North Carolina

    Activity: One goal a day is the secret to great achievements!!
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: 308 Carter dr Thomasville n.c 27360
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Shawnta
    Phone: 3365616999
    Email: Shawntastephenson144@gmail.com

    I will invite family and friends to help remember the family members and friends we’ve lost as well as show and talk to the younger ones still using also explain the risk of using and teach them to use narcan and not to be scared to call for help and never use alone incase something was to happen I would like to encourage them to join us in spreading awareness and saving lives

    Waynesville

    North Carolina

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day: Haywood County’s Visual Tribute
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 215 N. Main Street Waynesville, NC 28786
    Haywood County Historic Courthouse
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The SHARE Project
    Contact: Lisa M Falbo
    Phone: 8283371368
    Email: info@theshareproject.org

    BECAUSE NO ONE SHOULD BE DEFINED BY THEIR DARKEST MOMENTS!
    222 LIVES A DAY are LOST in our country to DRUG OVERDOSE.
    Tuesday, August 31st is INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY.
    As a way of honoring all the lives lost to the horrible drug epidemic, The SHARE Project is hosting a drop-by, drive-by visual memorial in front of the historic Haywood County Courthouse for International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD).
    At 6:00pm on August 31st, we will set up a powerful display of 222 mason jars filled with purple lights on the steps and lawn of the courthouse. The display will be left up until 6:00am the next morning.
    We are extending an open invitation to members of the community to gather between 8:30pm – 9:00pm. At 9:00pm, we will offer a moment of silence in remembrance of the many lives lost to the drug crisis and pay our respects to the friends and family members who mourn the loss of their loved one(s) every day.

    Williamston

    North Carolina

    Activity: International Opioid Overdose Awareness Night
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Moratac Park in Williamston, NC (102 River Dr, Williamston, NC 27892)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: 2nd Judicial District Opioid Coalition
    Contact: Kirsten Beasley
    Phone: 2527913125
    Email: kirsten.smith@mtwdh.org

    Awareness event – decrease stigma, educate about how to prevent overdose, syringe exchange presentation and free Narcan training, memorial at close of event

    North Dakota

    Fargo

    North Dakota

    Activity: Fargo City Hall Lights Up Purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time:
    Location: Fargo City Hall, 225 4th St N
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Fargo Cass Public Health
    Contact: Robyn
    Phone: 701-241-1341
    Email: rlitkesall@fargond.gov

    Fargo City Hall will be lit purple in honor and remembrance of those who have died due to overdose and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

    Mandaree

    North Dakota

    Activity: Walking to Remember DeRae Dawn Mann
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Mandaree Public School
    Mandaree Water Chief Hall
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jordan Fox-Mann
    Phone: 701-421-9214
    Email: foxrosejordan@gmail.com

    Prayer walk to remember our loved ones who have passed on from opiate overdose.

    NEW TOWN

    North Dakota

    Activity: RIP Fluffy Overdose Awareness Walk
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: PO BOX 956
    Four Bears Memorial Bridge
    New Town, ND 58763
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Katlyn Goodiron
    Phone: 7014216555
    Email: katedanielle17@gmail.com

    Memorial Walk over Four Bears bridge 1 mile long

    Ohio

    Chillicothe

    Ohio

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Memorial 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: 2 N. Paint Street Chillicothe Ohio 45601
    Steps of Ross County Courthouse
    Rain date will be considered.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Project 4-14 Harm Reduction
    Contact: Tracey Kemper
    Phone: 740-600-4187
    Email: grasphelpohio@gmail.com

    Speakers, resources, naloxone distribution and candle light memorial.

    Cincinnati

    Ohio

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Ballon Release
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Mt Echo Park
    202 Crestline Ave
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45205
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cincinnati Against Herion
    Contact: Christel Brooks
    Phone:
    Email: Nkyps@ymail.com

    Good conversations with other people who can relate to how you feel, some pizza & pop and a balloon release at the end of event.

    COLUMBUS

    Ohio

    Activity: Joy in the Wilderness International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Crossroads World Outreach Church
    165 S Cypress Rd
    Columbus, OH 43222
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Joy in the Wilderness Ministries
    Contact: Anita Swain
    Phone: 6144329372
    Email: www.Joyinthewilderness7@yahoo.com

    We are going to Celebrate the Loss of our Love Ones to overdose. Bring a picture of your love one, and if you want you can share a memory of them. Various speakers, and an ending prayer for strength of the families who have suffered lost. This will be a time of encouragement, reflection, and prevention.

    East Liverpool

    Ohio

    Activity: Block Party & After Party
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Church of God – 431 Grant St, East Liverpool, OH 43920Finish Line Bar & Grille – 1120 Pennsylvania Ave, East Liverpool, OH 43920
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: River Valley Organizing
    Contact: Thomas Powell
    Phone:
    Email:

    Join us for a two-part community event in East Liverpool on August 28, 2021 in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day!

    The event will kick-off with a Block Party at the Church of God at 431 Grant St, East Liverpool, OH 43920 (USA) from 1-5pm. This is a family-friendly event where you can enjoy live music, food vendors, games, and more. Attendees will receive a ticket upon entry that can be used at the basket raffle! There will also be a Memorial Wall where families can commemorate their loved ones lost to overdose.

    Later that evening, join us for an After Party at the Finish Line Bar & Grille at 1120 Pennsylvania Ave, East Liverpool, OH 43920 (USA) from 8-11pm. Enjoy live music from a variety of artists that will be performing their original music!

    We look forward to our community coming together to #endoverdose and remember without stigma those who have died.

    Fairport Harbor

    Ohio

    Activity: Overdose awareness
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Fairport harbor beach
    301 Huntington Beach dr
    Fairport Harbor dr 44077
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Michelle Mccall-Liddy
    Phone: 440-554-4364
    Email: Mrsliddy@gmail.com

    Candlelight vigil with lantern send off bring photo of your Loved one who has passed

    Galion

    Ohio

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Galion Square
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Project Noelle
    Contact: KELI Clark
    Phone: 4192712107
    Email: projectnoellehelps@gmail.com

    Speakers, Information tables, lighting of candles and readingbot names.

    Jefferson

    Ohio

    Activity: Overdose Awareness
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: West 44th Street and Main Ave Ashtabula,ohio
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Ashtabula County Movement
    Contact: Pamela Carroll-Nesbitt or Tabitha Blevins
    Phone: 440-381-5906 or 440-319-4118
    Email: ashtabulamovement@gmail.com

    To raise awareness to the overdoses . To provide information for counseling, rehab, places to for shelter, to get a meal. We hope to get help to educate the narcan.

    Lexington

    Ohio

    Activity: Fusion and The 11/22 Project Night of Awareness and Rememberance
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Lexington Community Park, Plymouth St, Lexington, Oh
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jen Lemon
    Phone: 419-565-5441
    Email: the1122project@gmail.com

    We will have a number of speakers, there will be a time for people to share, information table.
    We have a memory wall and will do sky lanterns and a drums circle to finish out the evening. This will begin at 6 pm

    Lorain

    Ohio

    Activity: Lorain County International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Sunset Terrace at Lakeview Park
    1800 W Erie Ave.
    Lorain, OH 44052
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery Services Board of Lorain County
    Contact: Jinx Mastney
    Phone: 440-233-2020
    Email: outreach@mharslc.org

    The Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery Services Board of Lorain County will observe International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, in collaboration with dozens of valued community partners. The event will be marked by a vigil in honor of the 138 lives lost in 2020 to accidental overdoses in Lorain County. It will also include community partners sharing information about resources for those struggling with addiction and a shoe memorial in memory of those who have walked the road of addiction and died. There will be a short program that will include a welcome from MHARS Board leadership and remarks from faith leaders, people in recovery and their families. The event is free and open to the public. The event will be held at Sunset Terrace at Lakeview Park from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on August 31.

    Marysville

    Ohio

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day-Narcan Distribution
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Memorial Health Pavilion
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Wings Support
    Contact: Wings Support and Recovery
    Phone: 6146986969
    Email: t.ulery@wingsrecoveryohio.com

    Wings is pleased to announce that we are now a Narcan distribution and training site. Our goal is to end the stigma of overdose and raise awareness while distributing 100 Narcan kits to the community.

    Mount Vernon

    Ohio

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 404 South Gay Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Knox Substance Abuse Action Team
    Contact: Tina Cockrell
    Phone: 740-392-2200
    Email: tcockrell@knoxhealth.com

    Observed on the 31st of August each year, International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) seeks to create better understanding of overdose, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths, and create change to reduce the harms associated with drug use.
    The Knox Substance Abuse Action Team (KSAAT) invites the Knox County community to come together on August 31st to remember those who have died or suffered permanent injury due to drug overdose and support families who have lost their sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters. The event set to take place on the lawn at 404 South Gay Street, Mount Vernon, beginning at 7:00 pm. Education will be provided about Narcan and participants can take home a Narcan kit as well as a KSAAT Resource Toolkit. Other organizations will be available to provide resources. The event will conclude with the Rastin Tower, footbridge and viaduct being illuminated in purple to symbolize awareness of overdose and its effects. Family members who have lost a loved one are encouraged to bring photos.
    By holding an event each year, Knox County is a global movement for understanding, compassion, and change. KSAAT thanks the Freedom Center, Hospice of Knox County, Knox Community Hospital, and Riverside Recovery for their community partnership. We are all a part of the solution.

    Norwalk

    Ohio

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Candle Light Vigil
    Date: 29/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Suhr Park
    37 W. Main St
    Norwalk Ohio
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Project Noelle
    Contact: KELI CLARK
    Phone: 800-637-9956
    Email: projectnoellehelps@gmail.com

    Speakers, Resource Tables, Lighting of Candles

    Oak Hill

    Ohio

    Activity: Hope Iver Shame- Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Facebook Live
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Field if Hope
    Contact: Linda Phillips
    Phone: 7402453051
    Email: lindaphillips@fieldofhope.life

    Ohio Overdose Awareness Day is Tuesday, August 31st. FOH will be hosting a LIVE event at 4:00 that day along with Gallia County Health Department to pay tribute to loved ones who have lost their lives to drug overdose and provide life-saving information.

    There isn’t much time to submit a tribute! Just send the information below along with a picture(optional) to the FOH FB messenger.

    This event is for everyone who has lost a loved one to addiction, been touched by addiction in their lives, or wants to be part of the solution—email lindaphillips@fieldofhope.life for more information

    Port Clinton

    Ohio

    Activity: Ottawa County Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: 315 Madison Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ottawa County Family & Children First Council
    Contact: Margaret Osborne
    Phone: 5672623651
    Email: mosborne@co.ottawa.oh.us

    Ottawa County Family & Children First Council Recognizes “Overdose Awareness Day”

    Seven Ottawa County citizens lost their lives to an overdose in 2020. Seven too many. The epidemic is shattering families, friends, and communities. The Ottawa County Drug Free Collaborative, an initiative of the Ottawa County Family & Children First Council, includes public and private agencies and is committed to “Reduce substance abuse to protect the health, safety, and quality of life for all, especially children”. Council members and public officials will unveil the 2020 Silent Silhouettes on the lawn of the Ottawa County Courthouse on August 31, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., to recognize “Overdose Awareness Day”. The ceremony, which is open to the public, will include a proclamation by the Ottawa County Commissioners and provide an opportunity for the community to remember those we’ve lost while making a commitment to those in recovery.
    Speakers include Sheriff Steve Levorchick; Mircea Handru, The Director of the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot counties, a person in recovery and a family member who lost a loved one last year. After the ceremony, members of council and the community will take part in a remembrance and awareness walk. Participants will travel from the Courthouse and east on Fourth Street to Light House Sober Living, a “recovery residence” for men. The house will be open to the public for tours and will have information on resources available within the county.
    Ottawa County Family and Children First Council vision is that every child in Ottawa County will feel safe and secure within a stable family. By serving as an agent of collaboration, the council is committed to increase public awareness of the dangers of substance abuse with emphasis on opiates, treatment options and to ensure healthier communities across Ottawa County in the future.
    For more information, please contact Margaret Osborne, Council Director, at 567-262-3651.
    What: Overdose Awareness Day
    When: August 31, 2021, 1:00 p.m.
    Where: Ottawa County Courthouse, 315 Madison Street, Port Clinton, OH 43452

    Portsmouth

    Ohio

    Activity: River Valley Organizing’s Day of Awareness and Remembrance
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Mound Park in Portsmouth, Ohio
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: River Valley Organizing
    Contact: Abby Spears
    Phone: 7403579773
    Email: info@rivervalleyorganizing.org

    River Valley Organizing will be hosting the community as we discuss overdose awareness and remember those who have been lost. The event will bring together speakers, musicians, local leaders, and community members in a day that will spread awareness to individuals about the risks of overdose and about naloxone and how to reverse an overdose. We will also lift up and honor those we have lost through a memorial walk and lantern release.

    Portsmouth

    Ohio

    Activity: Project Remember Me
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Tracy Park (Portsmouth Ohio)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ASCEND Counseling and Recovery Services
    Contact: Chrissy Boyd
    Phone: 7408768290
    Email: cdeskins@mysolace.org

    A Night of Luminaries at Tracy Park
    Governor Mike Dewine amended section 5.2269 of the Revised Code to designate August 31 as “Ohio Overdose Awareness Day”. To commemorate Overdose Awareness Day, On Tuesday, August 31st, 2021 we will be representing the lives lost in Scioto County due to the drug epidemic with a luminary. Project Remember Me is a Quiet Memorial; we request all community members remain silent after 8 pm. Project Remember Me’s purpose is to foster the remembrance of lost loved ones, assist with the grieving process, and encourage our community to reflect on the nature of our community crisis. We wish to add value, visibility, and dignity to those who may be marginalized or diminished: Unintentional Overdose Deaths.

    Rittman

    Ohio

    Activity: International overdose awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 346 N Main St
    Rittman, Ohio 44270
    (Next to goodwill)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Rittman Community Free Will Baptist Church
    Contact: Mollie Raber
    Phone: 330-406-8270
    Email: mraber1250@aol.com

    We will have speakers, testimonies, singers, altars open, baptism available, memorial videos with pictures and names of lost loved ones, candlelight vigil, and dark purple balloon release also in memory of lost loved ones.

    Sandusky

    Ohio

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Candle Light Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Shoreline Park
    411 E. Shoreline Dr
    Sandusky Ohio
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Project Noelle
    Contact: KELI CLARK
    Phone: 4192712107
    Email: projectnoellehelps@gmail.com

    Speakers, Resouce Tables, Light of Candles

    Springfield

    Ohio

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 04:30 am
    Location: City Hall Plaza
    76 E High St. Springfield, OH
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Clark County Partners in Prevention
    Contact: Leslie Hoylman
    Phone: 9373285300
    Email: lhoylman@mckinleyhall.org

    Clark County Partners in Prevention is partnering with Clark County Substance Prevention, Treatment, and Support Coalition for a event in memory of those lost to overdose in our community. The event will include Narcan distribution, food, memorial walk, balloon release, and educational materials to create awareness.

    Toledo

    Ohio

    Activity: Chalk the Walk
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Glass City Metropark
    983 Front St.
    Toledo, OH 43605
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Northwest Ohio Syringe Service
    Contact: Courtney Stewart
    Phone: 419-213-2655
    Email: noss@co.lucas.oh.us

    Chalk the Walk is an annual public art memorial. We gather professional arts, art therapy groups, and the community at large to chalk out memorials on the sidewalks of our highest overdose zip code. Narcan training and distribution and guided meditation are offered throughout the event. A ceremony will be held to honor those we have lost to overdose. We empower those surviving to take action to prevent overdose death. The ceremony is followed by food and fellowship.

    Wilmington

    Ohio

    Activity: Overdose awareness day event.
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: I am a community Outreach manager for Brightview Health.. Brightview is an outpatient sud treatment provider. There are Brightviews all over the state of Ohio and Kentucky. Every Brightview will be hosting an event for overdose awareness day.
    I am at the Brightview at 485 W. Main St. Wilmington, OH 45177.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Brightview Health
    Contact: Julie Clemons
    Phone:
    Email: J.robinson@brightviewhealth.com

    Every location will have Narcan training. There will also be purple flags placed in recognition of every overdose within that county. Beyond that each center will be different.
    In Wilmington we will be hosting a cookout. The health department will be there offering covid vaccinations. There will be community resources. Plus a ribbon to remember those affected by overdose and narcan training.

    Youngstown

    Ohio

    Activity: OhioCAN Mahoning County International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown
    1105 Elm St.
    Youngstown, Ohio 44505
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: OhioCAN (Change Addiction Now)
    Contact: Hopeanne Lovrinoff-Moran
    Phone: 330-507-5313
    Email: Ohiowecan50@gmail.com

    We will gather to remember all those we’ve lost to Overdose and support loved ones left behind. Free of charge walk up NARCAN kit distribution. Luminarias tagged with all those lost in Mahoning County in past 24 months and luminaria offered free of charge to anyone wishing to tag and light in remembrance of loved ones lost. Names of all loved ones lost will be read out loud.Two landmarks in Youngstown Ohio will be lit purple to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day: The Premier Bank Tower & The Market Street Bridge (both in downtown Youngstown).

    Oklahoma

    Ardmore

    Oklahoma

    Activity: Carter County Substance Abuse Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: McClure Chapel, 501 W Main St, Ardmore, OK 73401
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Carter County Substance Abuse Prevention Committee
    Contact: Lisa Jackson
    Phone: 580-490-9197 x 103
    Email: ccsapc@gmail.com

    The Carter County Substance Abuse Memorial is a time for the community to come together and remember those who have been lost to substance abuse. A candlelight vigil is held during the event along with music and personal testimonials. Reducing the stigma surrounding substance use disorders is important, so we use this time to support those in recovery and provide local resources to attendees. Free food is available and we will have a drawing for door prizes. We have several community sponsors for the event. Thank you to our sponsors who helped make this event possible: Chick-Fil-A, Define Your Direction, DOT Foods, First United Methodist Church, Lighthouse Behavioral Wellness Centers, Oxford House, Salvation Army, Stevens Media Group, and Wichita Mountains Prevention Network.

    Oklahoma City

    Oklahoma

    Activity: Prevention and Recovery in the Park
    Date: 04/09/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Scissortail Park: 300 SW 7th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73109
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: DCCCA
    Contact: Daniela Acacio
    Phone: 8322578582
    Email: dacacio@dccca.org

    DCCCA / Substance Abuse Prevention Alliance is hosting a Prevention and Recovery in the Park Event at Scissortail Park on Saturday September 4th from 6:30-8:30. This event is open to the community and vendors will be providing various free resources including Narcan and other medication safety resources. The event will also guest star speakers that embody both prevention and recovery. Seed packets will be distributed in order to remember those lost to an overdose.

    Scissortail Park: 300 SW 7th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73109

    Oklahoma City

    Oklahoma

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Scissortail Park, 300 SW 7th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73109
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Substance Abuse Program – Dynamic Systems Technology
    Contact: Stephanie Paidoussis
    Phone: 405-228-5231
    Email: stephanie.paidoussis@dystech.com

    We are asking individuals to attend with a candle and wear the color purple to represent Overdose Awareness. The event will last approximately two hours, and we will be handing out various flyers and fact sheets listed on this website.

    Oklahoma City

    Oklahoma

    Activity: Sowing Seeds of Hope
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: NE OKC Community and Culture Center – 3815 N Kelley Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73111
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: DCCCA/ SUPA
    Contact: Daniela Acacio
    Phone: 8322578582
    Email: dacacio@dccca.org

    The NE OKC Community and Culture Center and DCCCA / Substance Abuse Prevention Alliance are hosting a Community Resource Fair and International Drug Overdose Awareness Event. Local community vendors will be providing various resources and Narcan/ other medication safety resources. There will also be a medication take back box so that community members can drop off any unused or unwanted medications safely. Seed packets will be distributed in order to “Sow Seeds of Hope” while we remember those lost to an overdose.

    The event will take place at the NE OKC Community and Cultural Center from 4-7PM on August 31st, 2021.

    Oklahoma City

    Oklahoma

    Activity: Substance Abuse: A Community’s Response
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Virtual Panel Discussion
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Oklahoma Conference of Churches
    Contact: Michael Owens
    Phone: 2623089233
    Email: mowens@okchurches.org

    Join us, August 31, 2021 at 6:30 PM CST for International Overdose Awareness Day. We will have an in depth panel discussion on the signs, prevention and treatment of people suffering with substance abuse. Whether you are a person of faith or not, addiction affects us all. Tune in for this important discussion.

    Pryor

    Oklahoma

    Activity: Mayes County DROP/CBPS
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Pryor Jr. High- 7 S. Hogan Street, Pryor, OK
    Pryor High School- 1100 SE 9th Street, Pryor, OK
    Salina Middle School- 909 Saltwell, Salina,Ok
    Salina High School-910 Saltwell,Salina,OK
    Adair Middle School- 205 Gen Harley Hughes Avenue, Adair, OK
    Adair High School- 101 Gen Harley Hughes Avenue, Adair, OK
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mayes County DROP Coalition
    Contact: Lynn Cunningham
    Phone: 918-825-4115
    Email:

    Each school site will promote International Overdose Awareness Day by the youth organization’s displaying 27 Purple Flags that represent the number of Mayes County residents that died over a four year period. The visual concept is equivalent to the average classroom.
    Each site will have a student lead project to promote the day.

    Tahlequah

    Oklahoma

    Activity: We Hold Sacred
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: WW Keeler Complex
    17675 Muskogee Ave Tahlequah, OK 74464
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cherokee Nation Tribal Opioid Response
    Contact: Coleman Cox
    Phone:
    Email: coleman-cox@cherokee.org

    We hold Sacred…
    -Someone Who lost their life to overdose
    -Someone In Treatment for their Substance Use
    -Someone “Active” in their substance use
    -Someone living daily in Recovery

    Tribal Citizens will come to the main Cherokee Nation headquarters and tell us who they hold sacred by writing a note and placing it on our Sacred Wall next to one of the 4 categories above. We will create a growing info-graph showing each other just who we hold sacred. Participants will receive healthy snacks and other free resources, such as Narcan, medicine safes and disposal pouches, as well as meet our Peer Recovery team.

    Oregon

    Eugene

    Oregon

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Pop Up
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Monroe Park (Monroe Street & West 10th Avenue)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Community Outreach through Radical and Empowerment (CORE)
    Contact: Brittiny Raine
    Phone: 541-870-0036
    Email: 541core@gmail.com

    CORE’s Street Outreach Alliance Project (SOAP) will be doing a pop up event. There will be
    *Food
    *Beverages
    *Survival Supplies
    *Educational materials
    *Narcan Training if requested
    *Harm Reduction Supplies
    *Safer Sex Supplies
    *Young Adult advocates for folks to make appointments with
    *Music
    *Resource navigation

    Scappoose

    Oregon

    Activity: Oregon International Overdose Awareness Day 2021
    Date: 14/08/2021
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: This is a Facebook Page I created which I will use to promote overdose awareness, provide a safe and nurturing space for people to share their stories, provide action steps we can take such as contacting our governor about important overdose and addiction related topics, and build an overdose and addiction action group to improve conditions in the state of Oregon.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kate Raina
    Phone: 5033968438
    Email: kateraina3@gmail.com

    This is a Facebook Page in which the above is and will occur through the end of the month (and beyond if there is interest). I had originally looked for events in Oregon but did not find any for this year. Due to physical limitations I’m experiencing right now, I am not able to create an in-person event. I am hoping to reach many Oregonians and stand up for Overdose Awareness. I had a personal experience with an overdose of a close family member last fall. They fortunately survived the experience due to fast action and Naloxone. I’m aware every moment since then how closely we shaved an immense tragedy in our family. I want to promote awareness and potentially help others.

    Pennsylvania

    Berwick

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day 4th Annual Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Sponsler Park
    Monroe St
    Berwick, PA 18603
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Jeremy’s Journey
    Contact: Michelle Creasy
    Phone: 1-570-205-1772
    Email: jeremysjourney27@gmail.com

    4th Annual Candlelight Vigil hosted by Jeremy’s Journey- speakers will include those who have lost loved ones due to overdose, those in recovery, elected officials, United in Recovery, and more. Resources will be available. The event will conclude with a candle lighting ceremony in memory of all lives lost to overdose. Candles will be provided.
    Can You See Me Now banners and PA Drug Epidemic Awareness Walk Across America banners will be on display. (Rain date: August 29th)

    Glenside

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: barbara senst
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 04:30 pm
    Location: Oreland Pizza, Oreland, PA
    Locals Coffee, Wyndmoor, PA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Springfield Township Opioid ACTION Committee
    Contact: Barbara Senst
    Phone: 267-230-9003
    Email: stoac2019@gmail.com

    Distributing Up-to-Date information, Discussions, Narcan distribution information and education, overdose information, No Shame Pledge

    Hazleton

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 223 W. Broad StVenue – Laurel Mall – 106 Laurel Mall dr. Hazleton, PA 18202 10AM-3PM
    Venue – State Representative Tarah Toohill’s office – 1 W. Broad St. Hazleton, PA 18201 11AM-1PM
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Pathway To Recovery
    Contact: Eileen Panzarella
    Phone: 5704559902
    Email: epanzarella@pathway-to-recovery.org

    Information booth with awareness info on how to recognize and reverse an overdose. Free medication disposal pouches will be distributed

    Indiana

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: 6th Annual Indiana Co. Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Brush Valley Community Park,
    Brush Valley, PA, Route 56
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Blairsville Support Group Against Drugs
    Contact: Becky Perkovich
    Phone: 724-388-1124
    Email: r.a.perky47@gmail.com

    6-7:00pm – Music, crowd/vendor networking,
    NARCAN training, Memorial craft table
    7:00pm – Speakers
    7:45pm – Awareness Walk
    8:00pm – Candlelight Vigil

    Indiana

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: 6th Annual Indiana County Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Brush Valley Community Park,
    Route 56, Brush Valley, PA, 15720
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Blairsville Support Group Against Drugs
    Contact: Rebecca A Perkovich
    Phone: 17243881124
    Email: r.a.perky47@gmail.com

    6:00-7:00pm NARCAN training, networking with resource information and community leaders, Memory Craft Table
    7:00-8:00pm Speaker Hour
    8:00pm Memory March
    8:30pm Candlelight Vigil

    Johnstown

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Cambria County IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: PNG Park
    90 Johns St.
    Johnstown PA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cambria County Drug Coalition
    Contact: Natalie Kauffman
    Phone: 8146194505
    Email: natalie.kauffman@drugcoalition.org

    Join us as we gather together for our 5th Annual IOAD Event. This memorial service will begin at 7pm at PNG Park in Downtown Johnstown. The hour long event will include speakers, music and a book reading. As this is our 5th year we will feature the Empty Chair Memorial and place an empty chair for every life lost to overdose in Cambria County over the past 5 years. Families are encouraged to bring a picture or memento of their loved one to be place on one of the chairs. Additional chairs will be available to be placed for those who lost their life prior to our first event 5 years ago and their families are encouraged to participate in this memorial. The Stone Bridge will be lit in the Awareness Color of Purple at sunset. The event will also be streamed live to the Cambria County Drug Coalition’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CambriaCountyDrugCoalition

    Kingston

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: 9th International Overdose Awareness Walk
    Date: 29/08/2021
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: August 29th
    3pm-6pm
    Kirby Park
    Kingston,PA.
    Pavilion 2 (by pond)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: GRASP
    Contact: Carol Coolbaugh
    Phone: 570 991 7199
    Email: Carolcoolbaugh324@gmail.com

    This is a free event that will have a memory walk,speakers,music, food, information tables,Narcan training and give away ending with a balloon release.

    Montrose

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: IOAD event on the Montrose Green
    Date: 27/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Across from the Court House on the Montrose Green
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Stop the Stigma
    Contact: Lynne Graham
    Phone: 570-934-1160
    Email: Lbgraham52@gmail.com

    Educational resource tables, inspirational speakers, remembrance of those lost to Overdose by name and tolling of bell, free hotdogs and hamburgers

    Mount Joy

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day: A Time of Healing After Overdose Loss
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 4075 Old Harrisburg Pike, Mount Joy, PA 17552
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hospice & Community Care’s Pathways Center for Grief & Loss
    Contact: Patti Anewalt
    Phone: 717-391-2412
    Email: panewalt@hospicecommunity.org

    The purpose of this event is to connect those grieving an overdose death with others, learning from others what helps them cope. Participants are encouraged to bring a photo or memento of their loved one to display on our Memory Table. A panel of GRASP participants (Grief Recovery After Substance Passing) will share their experience of loss and how GRASP helps them. We will have Q & A along with local updates and a closing memorial.

    Philadelphia

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Panel Discussion
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:30 pm
    Location: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/international-overdose-awareness-day-panel-discussion-tickets-168443889207
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Temple University College of Public Health
    Contact: Luisa Klemm
    Phone:
    Email: cphevent@temple.edu

    There were over 90,000 overdose deaths in the 12-month period ending January 2021, an unprecedented increase of nearly 30%. During the same time, the rate in Pennsylvania increased about 17% with over 5000 death. In Philadelphia, the number of overdose related deaths was 1214, a 9% increase in a city that already had the second highest overdose rate in the country. It is important to note that overdose deaths rose 29% for Black persons in Philly and dropped 10% for white persons. Overdose deaths are more common with opioid and stimulant (with or without opioid adulteration) use and reported differently than deaths from alcohol poisoning. However, deaths from alcohol poisoning with and without depressants and opioids is also increasing. There are several ways to reduce overdose deaths, collectively referred to as Harm Reduction, however, stigma around persons who use substances reduces community acceptance of these strategies.

    International Overdose Awareness Day was started in 2001 and aims to raise awareness about the risks of overdose, educate persons on how to intervene when witnessing an overdose, and offer family members and communities a space to honor – without stigma- their loved ones who have died from overdose. IOAD is run by a non-profit Australian public health organization who support evidence-based strategies and policy.

    This year the College of Public Health has put together a diverse panel who will speak on how the overdose crises has affected the North Philadelphia community, substance use stigma and its impact on overdose prevention, the signs of overdose, how to respond to an overdose, and how medical amnesty can protect Temple students who report substance use related emergencies.

    Speakers:

    Clayton Ruley: Prevention Point Philadelphia Director of Community Engagement and Volunteer Services

    Katherine Zuk: Social and Behavioral Sciences Grad Student/TA

    James J. Graham III D.O.: Medical Director- Crisis Response Center, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University Hospital

    Megan M. Patrick, Ed.D: Assistant Dean, Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards, Temple University

    Moderators:

    Deirdre Dingman, DrPH, MPH, CHES: Assistant Professor Social and Behavioral Sciences.

    Kate Gallagher, MSW, LCSW: Director of Community Based Learning for the Office of Community-Engaged Research and Practice

    Stroudsburg

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Memorial Drive
    Date: 29/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Event begins at Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church, 915 North 5th Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360Memorial Drive begins at the Wesleyan Church runs through down town Stroudsburg and ends at the Hughes Library on Route 611 in Stroudsburg.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Rays of Hope for Addiction
    Contact: Debra Hartley
    Phone: 610-751-6638
    Email: dlh304@yahoo.com

    Event begins at the Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church with vehicle window painting to honor lost loved ones and or messages of love and hope. Event will features Speakers, Vendors, NARCAN Distribution and Training, Reflection Music, Prayers for Lives Lost, Dedication Ceremony for the lives lost and County Proclamation.

    Event will culminate with participants lining up their vehicles to be escorted by local law enforcement for the 2 mile drive through down town Stroudsburg, up Main Street to Route 611, then ending and disbursing at the Hughes Library near the Stroud Mall.

    Church parking lot opens at 5:00 PM to decorate vehicles. Washable window paint provided.

    Event is an out door event

    USA

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Somebody’s Someone
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Begin at North Park Gazebo, North Water St, Kittanning, PA 16201 (across from Arch St)
    End at Recovery Capital, 281 North McKean St, Kittanning, PA 16201
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Capital
    Contact: Shasta Wilkinson
    Phone: 724-548-8334 x504
    Email: recoverycapital@aicdac.org

    Event begins at 7pm at the North Park Gazebo. We will have resources for accessing help, family support groups, grief support and have Narcan to distribute. We will have 2 speakers and Name reading tribute of those lost to overdose. @ 8pm Candlelight Vigil begins. We will promenade a short distance to Recovery Capital and conclude the event with keepsake exchange. Event is FREE.

    Warminster

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Driving for Derek
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 489 e. County line rd. Warminster pa
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kate
    Phone:
    Email: katecoss2@gmail.com

    Meet up at Archies big heads to decorate cars with pictures of lost loved ones due to overdose. Drive through town (hatboro) and meet up back at starting point. Once back we will honor lost loved ones lives by spreading awareness and raising money to go to international overdose awareness!

    live Dj, raffles and 50/50!

    Warren

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Prayer Service
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 200 Market St., Warren, PA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: First United Methodist Church
    Contact: Barb Young
    Phone: 814-723-4930
    Email: FUMCWarren@firstumwarren.com

    A Prayer Service where family members and friends can grieve together and find hope and healing

    Rhode Island

    Arctic

    Rhode Island

    Activity: IOAD Community Candlelight Vigil Remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Majestic Gazebo in Arctic.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Cathy Schultz
    Phone:
    Email:

    Community Overdose Awareness and Remembrance.

    3rd Annual Overdose Awareness Day.

    6–8pm.

    West Warwick

    Rhode Island

    Activity: West Warwick HEZ Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Gazebo at Washington and Main Street, West Warwick
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Tamara Burman
    Phone:
    Email: tamarab@thundermisthealth.org

    In honor of International Overdose Awareness Day and in partnership with a statewide effort to come together to bring awareness to fatal overdoses, West Warwick Health Equity Zone’s Overdose Prevention and Recovery Workgroup will be hosting a Candlelight Vigil.

    Woonsocket

    Rhode Island

    Activity: Time to Remember. Time to Learn. Time to Act.
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: 800 Clinton Street, Woonsocket, RI
    In the parking lot
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Community Care Alliance
    Contact: Colleen Joubert
    Phone: 401235 7475
    Email: CJoubert@CommunityCareRI.org

    We are a community, gathering in memory of those lost to overdose and reaching out to those who are struggling. At 5:00 PM, we will observe a moment of silence for those lost to overdose and to support those continuing to struggle with substance use.
    Please join us and hang an ornament in honor of someone you love.

    Woonsocket

    Rhode Island

    Activity: IOAD prevention and remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: At the parking lot,
    800 Clinton Street,
    Woonsocket
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Cathy Schultz
    Phone:
    Email:

    Time to Remember. Time to Learn. Time to Act.

    We are a community, gathering in memory of those lost to overdose and reaching out to those who are struggling.

    Please join us:
    * food
    * crafts
    * education
    * goodie bags.

    At 5pm we will observe a moment of silence for those lost to overdose and to support those continuing to struggle with substance use.

    Hang a remembrance ornament in honor of your loved one.

    South Carolina

    Greenville

    South Carolina

    Activity: Jessica’s Walk for Overdose Awareness
    Date: 27/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Piazza Bergamo, 23 North Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Rose Stepp
    Phone: 864-653-0829
    Email: bambistepp2010@gmail.com

    This is our second Jessica’s Walk for Overdose Awareness. We walk from 23 North Main Street, Greenville, SC to Falls Park to hold a candle light vigil in honor of those who lost their lives to accidental overdose. This year we will also provide information regarding harm reduction services and will have a naloxone use training. A loving family who attended the walk last year will share a little about their loss and and their journey since the passing of their son. Our main purpose is to raise awareness and educate our community about preventable overdose deaths.

    Greenwood

    South Carolina

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 26/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 116 Trinity St.
    Abbeville, SC 29620
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Greenwood Abbeville Coalition (GAC)
    Contact: Teresa Roy
    Phone: 8642271001
    Email: troy@cornerstonecares.org

    community movie night showing “The Anonymous People” followed by a candlelight vigil

    Greenwood

    South Carolina

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 24/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 110 Main Street N
    Greenwood, SC 29646
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Greenwood Abbeville Coalition (GAC)
    Contact: Teresa Roy
    Phone: 8642271001
    Email: troy@cornerstonecares.org

    Community movie night showing “The Anonymous People” concluding with a candlelight vigil.

    Mount Pleasant

    South Carolina

    Activity: Light the Way for Hope
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Mount Pleasant Towne Hall Front Lawn
    100 Ann Edwards Lane Mount Pleasant SC 29464
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: WakeUp Carolina
    Contact: Nanci Shipman
    Phone: 8439728154
    Email: info@wakeupcarolina.org

    Narcan, Candle light visual, Speakers, remembrance/education

    Myrtle Beach

    South Carolina

    Activity: Myrtle Beach Candlelight vigil
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: We are holding our event at the Beach. We will be at 2985 S ocean Blvd. Myrtle Beach . Right in front of Damons restaurant. But on the beach side.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Myrtle Beach drug Epidemic awareness group
    Contact: kim
    Phone: (843)286-9129
    Email: Kimlepera@outlook.com

    We will have some guest speakers, crosses we are supplying all the candles. so please come and see us . We will be starting at 6pm. if you cant make our event and if you would like to us to call out your loved ones name. please reach us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/palmetto and we will be honor to do its.

    South Dakota

    Sioux Falls

    South Dakota

    Activity: INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY CANDLELIGHT VIGIL
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Raven Outdoor Amphitheater
    205 E 6th St.
    Sioux Falls, SD, 57104 United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Melissa Flynn
    Phone:
    Email:

    We are holding a candlelight vigil at the outdoor Raven Amphitheater in downtown Sioux Falls next to the Arc of Dreams, which will be lit up in purple, the color to recognize International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Hear from families who have lost loved ones to addiction, as well as those who continue to battle substance use disorder. There will also be information on how to get help and what families can do to help a struggling loved one. Singer Elisabeth Hunstad will perform.

    Sioux Falls

    South Dakota

    Activity: Community Resource Navigation to support SUD
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Online Training via Zoom for residents of South Dakota
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Helpline Center
    Contact: Taylor Funke
    Phone: 6052741411
    Email: taylor@helplinecenter.org

    Learn to navigate the resources in the online 211 database and Helpline Center app to help support the work you do with individuals who might be struggling with a substance use disorder. Become familiar with educations documents and resource guides to help guide those who might be struggling to be able to connect with support.

    Tennessee

    Ashland City

    Tennessee

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Cheatham County Courthouse Lawn
    Ashland City Tennessee
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cheatham County Community Enhancement Coalition
    Contact: Candis Batey
    Phone: 615-636-7840
    Email: cbatey@cheathamcoalition.org

    Cheatham County is hosting an International Overdose Awareness Event on August 31st from 6:30 pm until 8 pm on the Courthouse front lawn in Ashland City. We are remembering the ones lost due to overdose. We are inviting anyone who has lost a loved one to an overdose to attend. We will have a food truck, vendors, 2 speakers, snacks/water, we will be announcing the names of the ones lost to overdose and ringing a bell to honor their names/lives. Also, we will be lighting eco-friendly sky lanterns at the end to release them into the air.

    Baxter

    Tennessee

    Activity: Opioid Overdose Reversal Training
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 120 Elmore Town Road
    Baxter, TN 38544
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ROPS 3N
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 6155881622
    Email: suzanneangel@icloud.com

    Recovery picnic and Opioid Overdose Reversal Training and a time of remembrance for those we lost.

    Carthage

    Tennessee

    Activity: Opioid Overdose Reversal Training
    Date: 13/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Smith County Chamber of Commerce
    939 Upper Ferry Road
    Carthage, TN 37030
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ROPS 3N
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 6155881622
    Email: sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Opioid Overdose Reversal Training

    Carthage

    Tennessee

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Balloon Release and Narcan Training
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Macon Community Hospital Entrance
    305 W. Locust St
    Lafayette, TN 37083
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ROPS 3N
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 6155881622
    Email: sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    A time to remember the lives lost to overdose with a balloon release. Opioid Overdose Reversal Training will be available to all in attendance.

    Celina

    Tennessee

    Activity: Drive-Thru Opioid Overdose Reversal Trianing
    Date: 25/09/2021
    Time: 07:30 am
    Location: 139 East Lake Avenue
    Celina, TN 38551
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ROPS 3n
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 615-588-1622
    Email: Sanger.rops3n@gmail.com

    Drive Thru Opioid Overdose Reversal Training

    Chattanooga

    Tennessee

    Activity: 2nd Annual Candlelight Memorial l by zoom
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Hospice of Chattanooga hosting a candlelight memorial for Mothers of Overdose Loss on August 31 at 5:30 EST
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hospice of Chattanooga
    Contact: Donna Rosado
    Phone: 424-892-1533
    Email: brenda.purcell@comcast.net

    A support group made of moms who have loss children to overdose death or fentanyl poisoning. Meets the first Tuesday of each month 5:30 to 6:30 pm EST. For more information contact 423-892-1533. Donna Rosado, Grief Counselor.

    Coalmont

    Tennessee

    Activity: GRUNDY INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Rock Creek Pharmacy and Florist, 9971 SR 56, Coalmont, TN, United States, Tennessee
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Grundy Recovery Alliance Community Endeavor (GRACE)
    Contact: Dave Hodges
    Phone: 484-885-0381
    Email: grundyrecoveryalliance@gmail.com

    Join G.R.A.C.E. and Grundy Safe Communities Coalition at ROCK CREEK PHARMACY at 7 pm on August 31, 2021.
    Come hear from Mayor Michael Brady and our surprise Guest Speakers talk about Overdose Awareness and remembrance of our loved ones lost to overdose. The event will include a Candlelight Service in remembrance of our Loved Ones Lost to Overdose, a MEMORIAL WALL with pictures of loved ones Lost to Overdose, and music. Food available for purchase by SAM’S CORNER BBQ

    COLUMBIA

    Tennessee

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Courthouse
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Holly
    Phone: 9319821873
    Email: Holly_christine1214@hotmail.com

    Light from the darkness will be hosting a candle light vigil for Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st at 6pm in front of the Maury County Courthouse.

    Please join us as we remember those who have lost their life to substance abuse and addiction and ending the stigma of drug related deaths.

    Columbia

    Tennessee

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 308 West 7th St. Columbia, TN 38401
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Light from the Darkness
    Contact: Holly Terry
    Phone: 931-981-4289
    Email: holly_christine1214@hotmail.com

    Light from the darkness will be hosting our 3rd annual candle light vigil for Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st at 6pm at the Memorial Building in downtown Columbia

    Please join us as we remember those who have lost their life to substance abuse and addiction and ending the stigma of drug related deaths.
    We appreciate your support and hope you will come out wearing purple to join us.

    We will be joined again this year by Dr. Stephen Lloyd, Medical Director for Cedar Recovery, as well as numerous others who play a vital role in helping those that are in addiction as well as their loved ones in helping them on their road to recovery. Narcan training will be available on site as well.

    If you have lost a loved one to substance abuse/addiction and would like to have their picture displayed and/or their name read out loud PLEASE let us know. Email your picture to holly_christine1214@hotmail.com no later than AUGUST 20th. Pictures will be printed in 8×10 frame and can be returned to you after the event. If you would just like their name read aloud but no picture displayed you may send to the same email.

    Cookeville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Festival of Comapassion
    Date: 04/09/2021
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: 255 Kacie Ave
    Cookeville, TN
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ROPS 3N
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 6155881622
    Email: sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Have a hot meal served to you while enjoying an afternoon of no-strings attached opportunities for growth while stocking up on hygiene, food, and other necessity items. Narcan Training is free and open to all.

    Covington

    Tennessee

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: 145 W Church Ave, Covington, TN 38019
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug Free Tipton
    Contact: Hannah Yawn
    Phone: 901-378-0545
    Email: drugfreetipton@gmail.com

    Ringing bells for one minute followed by a moment of silence

    Crossville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil and Naloxone Training
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Cumberland County Courthouse Lawn
    2 N. Main Street
    Crossville, TN 38555
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ROPS 3N
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 6155881622
    Email: sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Community event to remember lives lost to overdose and learn how to recognize and respond to an Opioid Overdose.

    Crossville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Opioid Overdose Reversal Training
    Date: 01/09/2021
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: 2954 US 70N
    Crossville, TN 38557
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ROPS 3N
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 6155881622
    Email: sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Opioid Overdose Reversal Training presented by Regional Overdose Prevention Specialists

    Crossville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Opioid Overdose Reversal Training
    Date: 01/09/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 2954 US 70N
    Crossville, TN 38555
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ROPS 3N
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 6155881622
    Email: sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Opioid Overdose Reversal Training

    Elizabethton

    Tennessee

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Rally
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library 201 N. Sycamore Street Elizabethton, Tennessee 37643
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Carter County Drug Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Brooke Jones
    Phone:
    Email: brooke@cartercountydrugprevention.org

    Please join Carter County Drug Prevention at the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library on 8/31 for Overdose Prevention Education, a Memorial for Loved Ones lost to addiction, Free Naloxone training and kits, Free Medication Lock Boxes, Free Medication Disposal, and Resources for Prevention and Treatment.

    Erwin

    Tennessee

    Activity: Lighting up Main Street
    Date: 24/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: All Main street businesses in downtown
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Unicoi County Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Christy Smith
    Phone: 423-737-6522
    Email: ucpreventioncoalition@gmail.com

    The Coalition has provided purple led lights and bulbs to businesses for awareness day as well as posters and yard signs that are placed downtown and on main street in Erwin.

    Franklin

    Tennessee

    Activity: WCADC Coalition and Community Overdose Prevention Training
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: Aspen Grove Park, Franklin, TN 37067
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: 5N2 ROPS/WCADC
    Contact: Michael Bare
    Phone: 919-698-2306
    Email: mbare@wcadctn.org

    Narcan Training and general in person Coalition meeting for International Overdose Awareness Day

    Franklin

    Tennessee

    Activity: Williamson Co TN Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: Aspen Grove Park, Franklin TN
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Williamson Co Anti-Drug Coalition
    Contact: Kim
    Phone:
    Email: Ktyner@wcadctn.org

    Narcan training and remembrance of those lost to an overdose.

    Jackson

    Tennessee

    Activity: Community Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Unity Park – across from Carl Perkins Civic Center
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Jackson Madison Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Sarah Mays
    Phone: 731-694-2544
    Email: Sarah@jmprevent.org

    partnering with the Parks & Recreation Dept with the City of Jackson to share names of lost loved ones to overdose, discuss overdose statistics locally and state and nationally and talk about risk factors and harm reduction efforts to raise awareness for those at high risk.

    Jamestown

    Tennessee

    Activity: Hopefest Fentress County
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 326 White Oak Road
    Jamestown, TN 38556
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Manna House Ministries and ROPS 3N
    Contact: Suzanne Angel or Billy Webb
    Phone: 6155881622
    Email: sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Recovery resources, information, time of remembrance, opioid overdose reversal training.

    Knoxville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Live Free Overdose Remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 1216 Cedar Fork Road
    Tazewell, TN 37879
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Live Free
    Contact: Susan Stone
    Phone:
    Email: Smstone4444@gmail.com

    Vigil, Testimonials, balloon release

    Knoxville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Knoxville Overdose Awareness
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Volunteer Landing400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jessica Stanley
    Phone: 8654405598
    Email: Jstanley@metrodrug.org

    Naloxone training, Overdose awareness shirts, multiple speakers including overdose survivors and family members who lost loved ones to overdose folllowed by a memorial service to honor those we’ve lost to overdoses.

    Lafayette

    Tennessee

    Activity: international Overdose Awareness Balloon Release
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Macon County Community Hospital Helipad
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ROPS 3N
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 6155881622
    Email: Sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    A time to remember the lives lost to overdose locally and worldwide. This event is hosted by Macon County Prevention Coalition and Macon Community Hospital. Region 3N Regional Overdose Prevention Specialists will provide Opioid Overdose Reversal Training.

    Lebanon

    Tennessee

    Activity: Opioid Overdose Reversal Training
    Date: 14/09/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Tennessee State Fair
    Wilson County Fairgrounds
    945 E Baddour Parkway
    Lebanon, TN 37087
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ROPS 3N
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 6155881622
    Email: sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Narcan Training

    Lebanon

    Tennessee

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness in Wilson County
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 02:30 pm
    Location: The Journey Church
    1240 Leeville Pike, Lebanon, TN 37090
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: DrugFree WilCo
    Contact: Tammy Grow
    Phone: 629-210-6626
    Email: tammyngrow@gmail.com

    DrugFree WilCo invites you to join us for International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st.
    “In Remembrance Of” cards displayed and shared of lost loved ones to overdose
    Proclamation presentation
    Recovery Program at The Journey Church
    How to get involved with DrugFree WilCo
    What you can do in the community – Upcoming events
    Naloxone Training – provided by ROPS

    Madisonville

    Tennessee

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 30/08/2021
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Monroe County Rescue Squad Station 1
    5166 New Hwy 68, Madisonville, TN 37354
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Monroe County Prevention & Wellness Coalition
    Contact: Gabbie McConkey
    Phone: 4235453015
    Email: gabbie.mchc@gmail.com

    Community Partners in the substance misuse and recovery community will have information booths set up. The “Stashed Away” trailer from the TN National Guard Counter Drug Task Force will be set up from 5:30-7:30. Our main speaker, Tommy Farmer with TBI Dangerous Drug Task Force, will speak on Overdose Trends at 6:00, followed by a Q&A at 6:30. Narcan training will be from 7:30-8:00. The night will end with a candlelight vigil in remembrance of those who have lost their lives to overdose.

    Memphis

    Tennessee

    Activity: Memphis’ Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Hope Church
    8500 walnut Grove Road
    38018
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: A Betor Way
    Contact: Lisa Bobal
    Phone: 9016269685
    Email: llisa@abetorway.org

    Music and remembrance, bell ringing at 7 pm

    Memphis

    Tennessee

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Bell Ringing
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 8500 Walnut Grove Rd
    Cordova, TN 38016
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Memphis Area Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Lisa Bobal
    Phone: 901-626-9685
    Email: lisa@abetorway.org

    6pm – Music & Rememberance
    6:30pm – Guest Speakers
    7pm – Bell Ringing

    Bring A Photo of Your Loved One
    #CanYouSeeMeNow Banners Will Be Displayed
    Narcan Overdose Prevention Training will be provided
    T-Shirts & wristbands will be available for sale

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Cannon County Celebrate Recovery
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 413 W Main St, Woodbury, TN 37190
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: 5N2 ROPS
    Contact: Michael Bare
    Phone: 919-698-2306
    Email: mbare@wcadctn.org

    Celebrate Recovery is a faith based organization that helps those actively in recovery a place to turn for resources and encouragement. Michael Bare (Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist) will be a guest speaker there on 8/31 giving a training on overdose prevention and use of Naloxone to save lives in our communities

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Be the One Suicide Prevention Training
    Date: 16/08/2021
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: This event will be held virtually using Microsoft Teams.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: TN Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
    Contact: Joanne Perley
    Phone:
    Email: betheone.info@tn.gov

    This training works to address the suicide prevention component of preventing overdose. Far too many people die from the hopelessness that leads to suicide, and sadly, coworkers in workplaces are not exempt. The Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services would like to equip your teams and your departments with training to recognize the signs and prevent suicide in the workforce.

    Who should attend?`
    This training is intended for any employee interested in the topic, and it is also a great introduction for HR staff who are interested in becoming trainers in their departments.

    What will you learn? There are three key components of the campaign:

    1. Provides suicide awareness and social marketing strategies by providing information regarding suicide and serves as a reminder that suicide can happen at any time to anyone
    2. Teaches participants how to recognize when someone may be thinking about suicide, how to ask the question directly and offers tips on how to develop good listening skills, which is a key component of suicide prevention
    3. Provides postvention suggestions in the event a suicide occurs to someone in the workforce

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Be the One Suicide Prevention Training
    Date: 20/08/2021
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: This training will be held virtually by MS Teams.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: TN Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
    Contact: Joanne Perley
    Phone:
    Email: betheone.info@tn.gov

    The intersection of overdose and suicide is a well-documented phenomenon. Far too many people die from the hopelessness that leads to suicide, and sadly, coworkers in workplaces are not exempt. The Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services would like to equip your teams and your departments with training to recognize the signs and prevent suicide in the workforce.

    Who should attend?`
    This training is intended for any employee interested in the topic, and it is also a great introduction for HR staff who are interested in becoming trainers in their departments.

    What will you learn? There are three key components of the campaign:

    1. Provides suicide awareness and social marketing strategies by providing information regarding suicide and serves as a reminder that suicide can happen at any time to anyone

    2. Teaches participants how to recognize when someone may be thinking about suicide, how to ask the question directly and offers tips on how to develop good listening skills, which is a key component of suicide prevention

    3. Provides postvention suggestions in the event a suicide occurs to someone in the workforce

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Opioid Overdose Reversal (Naloxone) Training
    Date: 26/08/2021
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: This training will be held virtually.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: TN Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
    Contact: Andrea Hancock
    Phone:
    Email: ahancock@starsnashville.org

    Get ready for International Overdose Awareness Day (August 31) by equipping yourself with the knowledge on how to respond in the event of an opioid overdose. This presentation will show you the signs to recognize, how to respond with the overdose reversal drug naloxone, and some of the brain science behind why people develop a substance use disorder.

    Presenter Andrea Hancock serves as a Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist in the Nashville area working under a program funded by TDMHSAS. Register for this virtual training by emailing ahancock@starsnashville.org.

    Naloxone is a key tool in reversing the rising tide of overdose and resulting deaths. Naloxone is the only antidote to reverse an opioid overdose, and it’s never been easier to use. This training is perfect for people at risk of opioid overdose, family and friends of those who are at risk of opioid overdose, and anyone interested in learning how they can save a life by reversing an overdose.

    Learn more about the ROPS program at this link: www.tn.gov/behavioral-health/ROPS

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Opioid Overdose Reversal (Naloxone) Training
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Training will be held virtually on Zoom.
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: TN Department of Mental Health Substance Abuse Services
    Contact: Dustin Ritchie
    Phone:
    Email: dustin.ritchie@fcstn.net

    This event will be held virtually on Zoom. Please register using the link on Eventbrite. Presenters Dustin Ritchie and Matt Brown serve as Regional Overdose Prevention Specialists in southern middle Tennessee working under a program funded by TDMHSAS.

    Get ready for International Overdose Awareness Day (August 31) by equipping yourself with the knowledge on how to respond in the event of an opioid overdose. This presentation will show you the signs to recognize, how to respond with the overdose reversal drug naloxone, and some of the brain science behind why people develop a substance use disorder.

    Naloxone is a key tool in reversing the rising tide of overdose and resulting deaths. Naloxone is the only antidote to reverse an opioid overdose, and it’s never been easier to use. This training is perfect for people at risk of opioid overdose, family and friends of those who are at risk of opioid overdose, and anyone interested in learning how they can save a life by reversing an overdose.
    Learn more about the ROPS program at this link: www.tn.gov/behavioral-health/ROPS

    NASHVILLE

    Tennessee

    Activity: STARS Collaborative Effort
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 1704 Charlotte Ave
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: STARS
    Contact: Monti Herring
    Phone: 6154953175
    Email: kherring@starsnashvile.org

    This event will bring our community and our community partners together. We will shed light on the ongoing epidemic of Substance Use Disorder and co-occurring conditions. This event will look to provide valuable information and resources for all all groups. Our aim through this coordinated event is to be a firm, supportive starting point for recovery; whether it is their first time, or seventh.

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Syringe Services Programs, Harm Reduction, and Overdose Prevention in Tennessee: A Panel Discussion
    Date: 30/08/2021
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: This event is virtual and will be hosted on WebEx. Register at the following link to gain access: https://tn.webex.com/tn/j.php?RGID=r1e8e8bcca439fc760906d1d4939eb8ad
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: End the Syndemic Tennessee
    Contact: Amber Coyne
    Phone: 615-291-5930
    Email: amber.coyne@tn.gov

    August 31st, communities around the world will host a variety of activities in support of International Overdose Awareness Day. Inspired by annual community events hosted in Melbourne, Australia, International Overdose Awareness Day was brought to the global stage in 2012 as nations like the United States and Australia were beginning to understand the magnitude of the opioid crisis. Since 2012, IOAD has maintained it’s original purpose to raise awareness, reduce stigma of drug-related death and commemorate those who have been lost to drug overdose.

    This year End the Syndemic Tennessee is coordinating a dynamic panel those working on the frontlines at Syringe Services Programs (SSP) across the state to discuss the role of SSPs and harm reduction in preventing overdose in Tennessee.

    Join us on Monday August 30th as we dive into real stories about the impact of these programs for individuals and communities.

    DATE: Monday August 30th

    TIME: 1:00pm-2:00pm central/ 2:00pm-3:00pm eastern

    LINK TO REGISTER: https://tn.webex.com/tn/j.php?RGID=r1e8e8bcca439fc760906d1d4939eb8ad

    Learn more about End the Syndemic Tennessee at https://endthesyndemictn.org/

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness – Madison
    Date: 25/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Kroger parking lot – 200 Gallatin Pike S. Madison TN, 37115
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kaitlynn Whiteaker
    Phone: 6159836818
    Email: kjackson@starsnashville.org

    This event is a community fair to spread awareness about Madison’s high overdose rate, as well as provide resources to the people of Madison.

    The event will be held in the parking lot of the Madison Kroger, immediately behind the bus stop.

    NorthWest TN

    Tennessee

    Activity: IOAD Awareness
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Across North West TN
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Prevention Alliance of Dyersburg and Dyer County
    Contact: Melesa Lassiter
    Phone: 7318197603
    Email: melesa@martinhousing.org

    We are encouraging everyone to wear purple or light up their organization purple in support of IOAD, Resources given for individuals to make contact with local ROPS for Narcan resources. #endoverdose #IOAD2021

    Oak Ridge

    Tennessee

    Activity: OakRidge Tennessee Overdose Awareness Gathering
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 107 Gated Drive
    Oak Ridge Tennessee, 37830
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Rachel Purnell
    Phone: 8652756304
    Email: ryerye0485@gmail.com

    This event is to come together as family and friends to honor those we love who have passed from overdose…or the nature of….to also discuss thing we would like to do to get the community more involved.

    Oneida

    Tennessee

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day August 31st
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Training: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83710731982Recovery Meeting and Candlelight Vigil: Thrive Church, 130 Choate Lane, Oneida, TN 37841
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: STAND Coalition, ASAP of Anderson, RCADC
    Contact: Trent Coffey
    Phone: (423) 286-9925
    Email: STAND@highland.net

    Overdose Awareness and Narcan Administration Training: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83710731982

    Recovery Meeting and Candlelight Vigil: Thrive Church, 130 Choate Lane, Oneida, TN 37841

    Smithville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Glow Vigil
    Date: 26/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Dekalb Courthouse Lawn
    South Public Square
    Smithville, TN 37166
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ROPS 3N
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 6157350646
    Email: sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Please join us as we honor the memories of the loved ones lost to overdose and acknowledge that overdose death does not discriminate. Opioid Overdose Reversal will be available and without cost to all in attendance.

    Sparta

    Tennessee

    Activity: Opioid Overdose Reversal Training
    Date: 21/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 5 West Maple St
    Sparta, TN 38583
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ROPS 3N
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 615-588-1622
    Email: sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Opioid Overdose Reversal Training

    Statewide

    Tennessee

    Activity: Meeting People Where They Are: Rural TN Panel Discussion
    Date: 30/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: ***Virtual Event**To register for this event and receive the Zoom link to participate, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meeting-people-where-they-are-rural-tn-panel-discussion-tickets-167374292013. Or you can watch this panel discussion live on our Facebook page at this link: Facebook.com/TNMentalHealthSubstanceAbuseServices
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ResilienTN
    Contact: Cate Faulkner
    Phone:
    Email: Cate.Faulkner@tn.gov

    Tennessee is a diverse state in many ways, and that requires unique approaches to statewide problems like overdose prevention and substance use disorder. As we mark International Overdose Awareness Day, join us for a panel discussion with community outreach workers who serve rural areas of the state. They will share their experiences working to prevent overdoses and save lives in Tennessee.

    Event is 12 pm, August 30th (Central Time).

    Statewide

    Tennessee

    Activity: Meeting People Where They Are: Urban TN Panel Discussion
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: **Virtual Event**To register for the event and receive a Zoom link, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meeting-people-where-they-are-urban-tn-panel-discussion-tickets-167369299079?aff=erelpanelorg. OR feel free to join us the day of via Facebook Live from the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service’s page: Facebook.com/TNMentalHealthSubstanceAbuseServices
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ResilienTN
    Contact: Cate Faulkner
    Phone:
    Email: Cate.Faulkner@tn.gov

    Tennessee is a diverse state in many ways, and that requires unique approaches to statewide problems like overdose prevention and substance use disorder. As we mark International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD), join us for a panel discussion with community outreach workers who serve urban areas of the state. They will share their experiences working to prevent overdoses and save lives in Tennessee.

    The event is August 31st, 2021 at 12 pm CT (Central Time).

    Union City

    Tennessee

    Activity: Help is Here TN Redline
    Date: 23/08/2021
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: P.O. Box 483
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Obion County Prevention
    Contact: Carla Aaron
    Phone: 7314468879
    Email: ocpcoalition@gmail.com

    We have given local farmers market vendors bags with the TN Redline number on them to give to their customers along with Narcan info in the bags. We will also be handing out these bags at our local county fair. A local dentist office will give their patients toothbrushes and toothpaste in our plastic TN Redline bags.
    We will be posting a short video of our Lifeline Coordinator on social media.
    Our youth will take TN Redline stickers “Help is Here” to our local coffee and nutrition stores to place on their cups.

    Union city

    Tennessee

    Activity: Virtual concert
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time:
    Location: Virtual Facebook
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Obion county prevention coalition
    Contact: Carla
    Phone: 7315921718
    Email: Ocpcoalition@gmail.com

    Regional coalitions along with a community partners put together a concert

    Union City TN

    Tennessee

    Activity: Obion County Fair
    Date: 21/08/2021
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Inside the Obion County Fair
    Obion County Fair Grounds
    1711 E Church St, Union City, TN 38261
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Obion County Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Melesa Lassiter
    Phone: 731-819-7603
    Email: melesa@martinhousing.org

    Obion County Fair with Ride and entertainment
    Overdose Prevention Materials given to every participant, Challenged every participant to participate in IOAD through wearing purple and posting to social media on IOAD

    Winchester

    Tennessee

    Activity: IOAD Proclamation Signing
    Date: 27/08/2021
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: 1 N. Jefferson St Suite 1
    Winchester, TN 37398
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Matt Brown
    Phone: 931-308-5463
    Email: matt.brown@fcstn.net

    We will be holding an event that will include a proclamation signing, overdose reversal trainings, as well as other recovery support resources.

    Texas

    Conroe

    Texas

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Walkathon
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: 2510 South Loop 336 West
    Conroe, TX 77304
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Back Pain & Joint Center of Texas
    Contact: Julianna Daniel
    Phone: 9366479944
    Email: relief@backpaincenteroftexas.com

    The Back Pain & Joint Center of Texas will be hosting an Overdose Awareness Walkathon August 28th at 8am-10am. We will have multiple different businesses and groups that also have a passion for bringing awareness to overdoses and how they can be prevented. We will walk 4,000 steps in remembrance of the over 4,000 lives lost just in Texas last year to overdoses.

    Lake Worth

    Texas

    Activity: NORTH TEXAS ADDICTION COUNSELING OVERDOSE AWARENESS
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: 3539 NW Jim Wright Frwy. Lake Worth, Texas 76135
    North Texas Addiction Counseling & Education, Inc.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: North Texas Addiction Counseling & Education, Inc.
    Contact: Leesa Nelson
    Phone: 8178748544
    Email: nelson.leesa@gmail.com

    Candlelight Vigil

    Laredo

    Texas

    Activity: 5th Annual Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 2207 Adriana Ct
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Myke’s Purpose Overdose Awareness
    Contact: Marina Moreno
    Phone: 956-740-0633
    Email: Mykeyspurpose@gmail.com

    Due to the rise in COVID Cases, we will host a private event with a balloon release to commemorate our loved ones.

    Round Rock

    Texas

    Activity: Williamson County Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 21/08/2021
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: Old Settlers Park – Lake pavilion, 3300 East Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, Texas.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: LifeSteps – Williamson County Council on Alcohol and Drugs
    Contact: Rosana Sielaff
    Phone: 512 246-9880
    Email: Rosana@lifestepscouncil.org

    This is our 6th Annual Event. A day to recognize those who lost their lives to overdose, acknowledge the loved ones of those lost and give them support. Support those still struggling with substance use and recognize ways to stop the stigma of addiction. We have resource tables for other nonprofits, health organizations, treatment centers, grief support. Narcan will be available from Wilco Mobile Outreach. Program begins 9:30 am until 11:30 am. Speakers include persons who have survived overdose, family member of someone lost to overdose, founder of CLEAN CAUSE, and more. We have a memorial wall of pictures of those lost, then gather under a huge willow tree to have a prayers and then a memorial walk to the lakeside to relwaswcflowers into the water in remembrance of our loved ones lost. Cold bottled water provided. Fellowship and support. Please send pics of loved ones from Texas who died from overdose. Provide their name, DOB, DOD, town to donnapedia@gmail.com and I will add to our memorial wall.

    Springtown

    Texas

    Activity: We ARE our brothers keeper overdose awareness memorial
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 100 main st springtown Texas 76082
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: We ARE our brothers keeper
    Contact: Jessica
    Phone: 817-629-6129
    Email: jessicamichelle1376@icloud.com

    Flag display, guest speakers,

    The Woodlands

    Texas

    Activity: Montgomery County Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Stonebridge Church
    THE YOUTH BUILDING
    1 Stonebridge Road
    The Woodlands, TX 77382
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Montgomery County Overdose Prevention Endeavor
    Contact: sarah
    Phone: 12814359916
    Email: sarahhall7@aol.com

    Our 2021 event will focus on Education and Awareness in Montgomery County, Texas, and the surrounding Greater Houston area.

    We’re presenting a Memorial Walkway, as you enter the building, with pictures of people connected to Texas that have been lost due to substance use or an alcohol / drug related suicide.*

    Location:  StoneBridge Church

    Youth Building

    1 Stonebridge

    The Woodlands, TX 77382

     

    5:30 pm

    Doors Open

    Talk with local experts in our resource room & gather information on treatment centers, community support, grief support and much more!

    Enjoy light refreshments.

     

    6:30 pm

    Narcan demonstration (take home a free kit with Narcan)

     

    7:00 pm

    Guest Speakers including Montgomery County Justice of the Peace and Coroner, The Honorable Wayne L. Mack and House District 15 State Representative Steve Toth

     

    The program will end with a special musical performance by Cris Glockz and friends.

     

    Approximately 8:15 pm

    A balloon release will be held using biodegradable balloons, string, and clasps.

     

    Please follow us for more updates on Facebook at: Montgomery County Overdose Prevention Endeavor (M-Cope)  www.facebook.com/groups/748551165814349.

     

    * If you or your loved one have or currently live anywhere in Texas, or if they passed in our state, and you would like us to honor them, please send us their picture (no graphics or words on picture) so we may recognize them through a walkway picture and in our slideshow. Please include the following: name, date of passing, age at passing, their relationship to you, connection to Texas, and a sentence or 2 with something you would like to share about them.  The photos you send will also be used in a slideshow at our event. Send pictures to Kathygrasp@gmail.com

    Utah

    Salt Lake City

    Utah

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Utah 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Utah State Capitol South Steps
    350 State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Overdose Awareness Utah
    Contact: Amber Baum
    Phone: 801-234-9963
    Email: overdoseawarenessutah@gmail.com

    Turn the Capitol Purple for Overdose Awareness 2021
    Come join us as we remember those we’ve lost to overdose death. Create change and connection and raise awareness that overdose deaths are preventable.
    Live music performances.
    Amazing and inspiring speakers. Rep. Steve Eliason will update us on where Utah has been and where we are going in the future to combat this disease and epidemic.
    Tiffany Roe, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, award winning psychology teacher, host of the Therapy Thoughts Podcast, speaker, and owner of Mindful Counseling will offer inspiration, guidance and connection to those in attendance.
    Large display will cover the South lawn. The display will help quantify and humanize the number of people we are losing EVERY single day.
    And of course we will turn the Capitol purple.
    Narcan and Fentanyl Test strips will be available both before and after the event.
    Raise awareness. Start a conversation. Share without shame. End overdose deaths.

    St. George

    Utah

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Dixie State University (Gardner Center Ballroom)
    300 South 900 East
    St George UT 84770
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness
    Contact: Marcie Gray, Ben Martinez, or Crystal Randall
    Phone: 435-319-8800
    Email: marcie.gray@myusara.com

    Honoring those we’ve lost and fighting for those who need us!
    Dinner and speakers

    Vermont

    Barre

    Vermont

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Aldrich Library
    6 Washington St
    Barre, VT 05641
    On the Green
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Vermont CARES
    Contact: Martina
    Phone: 8025281139
    Email: martina@vtcares.org

    YOU ARE INVITED to join Vermont CARES in recognizing National Overdose Awareness Day!!!

    Tuesday, August 31st from 2-4PM

    We are coming out of “Covid-Hibernation” and are ready to flood the streets with safer supplies like Naloxone, Fentanyl Test Strips, Safer Sex supplies and lots and lots of educational and other resources.

    We want to make this a day to recognize the pain and trauma of overdose AND a day to celebrate prevention, health, and wellness. This is a collaboration between Vermont CARES and several other local non-profits.

    Come on out and make this a special and unique event to raise awareness, educate and remember.

    Virginia

    Arlington

    Virginia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Virtual – Zoom
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Arlington Addiction Recovery Initiative
    Contact: Emily Siqveland
    Phone: 703-228-4216
    Email: aari@arlingtonva.us

    Please join us in honoring International Overdose Awareness Day. The event will take place via zoom at 7 PM on August 31st.

    Schedule of events:
    Welcome
    Tribute to those we have lost
    Online memory board
    Story of Hope & Recovery
    Available Resources

    Fredericksburg

    Virginia

    Activity: FREE NARCAN & RAPID REVIVE DRIVE UP TRAINING
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 08:30 am
    Location: Fredericksburg Area Campus 10000 Germanna Point Drive Fredericksburg, VA 22408-9543
    & Locust Grove Campus 2130 Germanna Highway Locust Grove, VA 22508-2102Campus parking lot follow the event signs.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Rappahannock Area Community Services Board
    Contact: Sherry Norton-Williams
    Phone: 540-940-2325
    Email: snorton@rappahannockareacsb.org

    REVIVE! is the Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education (OONE) program for the Commonwealth of Virginia. REVIVE! provides training on how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose emergency using naloxone.

    This ten-minute training covers a brief understanding of opioids, how opioid overdoses happen, risk factors for opioid overdoses, and how to respond to an opioid overdose emergency with the administration of Naloxone.

    Every person 18 years and older who participates in this 10 minute Rapid Revive training, receives a free dose of Narcan Nasal Spray.
    This event will follow COVID safety protocol, all attendees must wear a protective mask covering their nose and mouth and observe physical distancing guidelines.

    Henrico

    Virginia

    Activity: Virginia Recognizes IOAD 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Deep Run Rec Center
    9900 Ridgefield Parkway
    Henrico VA 23233
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: GRAPLE
    Contact: Tracy Grow
    Phone: 804-229-5024
    Email: Graplerva@gmail.com

    International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.
    Time to Remember.
    Time to Act.

    Join us as we recognize IOAD 2021 on Tuesday, August 31st in Virginia. This collaborative event will be a day to reflect, offer support, and bring awareness in honor of those we have lost to substance use disorder.

    The event is FREE and will feature:
    Speakers… Grief & Loss Resources…
    Narcan Training…
    Remembrance Activities…
    a Butterfly Release, and more….!

    May we all learn to love more and judge less.

    #LOVEMOREJUDGELESS

    Manassas

    Virginia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 30/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Harris Pavilion
    9201 Center St
    Manassas, VA 20110
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Prince William County Community Services
    Contact: Heather Martinsen
    Phone: 571-641-7019
    Email: csbhwteam@pwcgov.org

    The event will include guest speakers, time for remembrance, opioid recognition and response training, and a candlelight moment of silence.

    Radford

    Virginia

    Activity: 4th Annual Candlelight Vigil for International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Bisset Park (gazebo)
    49 Berkley Williams Dr, Radford, VA 24141
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: New River Valley Community Services
    Contact: Mike Wade
    Phone: 540-961-8300
    Email: info@nrvcs.org

    After missing a year due to COVID-19, we will be conducting our 4th Annual Candlelight Vigil for International Overdose Awareness Day. Held outdoors at Bisset Park’s gazebo in Radford, Virginia, members of the community are invited to join us as we remember and honor those who have lost their lives to overdose and the disease of addiction.

    Richmond

    Virginia

    Activity: Metro Richmond International Overdose Awareness Day Events
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time:
    Location: Multiple locations throughout Richmond, VA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Richmond Opioid Task Force
    Contact: Julie Karr
    Phone: 804-592-8069
    Email: julie.karr@vdh.virginia.gov

    Richmond Opioid Task Force will be hosting events throughout the day on August 31, 2021. Free naloxone will be available at all events. Please check https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/richmond-city/opioids/ for updates and locations beginning 8/9/2021.

    Richmond

    Virginia

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: 2300 Dumbarton Road
    Richmond, Virginia 23228
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Nathan Mitchell
    Phone: 804-249-1845
    Email: info@mcshin.org

    Come together for a loving, supportive community
    event to share and remember.

    We will have music, speakers, and opportunities to
    contribute to The White Marker Project
    and The Memorial Garden

    Washington

    Belfair

    Washington

    Activity: Mason County Overdose Awareness Walk
    Date: 01/09/2021
    Time: 05:45 pm
    Location: Timberland Regional Library
    23081 NE State Route 3
    Belfair, WA 98528
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mason County Community Services – Public Health
    Contact: Abe Gardner
    Phone: 360-427-9670 Ext 131
    Email: agardner@masoncountywa.gov

    Join us as we honor the memory of the lives lost to overdose and provide hope to those who are still struggling. Every member of the community is invited!

    Bremerton

    Washington

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Vigil: Celebration of Life for Loved Ones Who Have Died from Overdose
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Evergreen Rotary Park,
    1500 Park Ave, Bremerton, WA 98337
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation:
    Name of Organisation: Peninsula Harm Reduction Network
    Contact: Kaela Moontree
    Phone: 360-633-9757
    Email: kaela.moontree@kitsappublichealth.org

    We will hold a vigil to remember and honor those who have lost their lives to overdose. We will also provide naloxone and training on how to use it. COVID-19 vaccine education and vaccines will be available.

    Centralia

    Washington

    Activity: 1st Annual Overdose Awareness
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: Riverside Park 313 Lowe St. Centralia, WA 98531
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Community Integrated Health Services
    Contact: Christine Semanko
    Phone: 360.827.2019
    Email: csemanko@Cihealthservices.com

    Narcan education and distribution
    Speaker 11:30

    Please visit our website for more information https://cihealthservices.com/

     

    Long Beach

    Washington

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Drive Thru Naloxone Training
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 7013 Sandridge Rd
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Pacific County Health and Human Services Department
    Contact: Jackie Smith
    Phone: 3606429349
    Email: jsmith@co.pacific.wa.us

    To support International Overdose Awareness Day, the Pacific County Health & Human Services Department is partnering with Willapa Behavioral Health in support of the Opioid Response Team efforts will be handing out (free) Naloxone on Tuesday 8/31. It will be a drive-up training (approximately 5 minutes) and anyone (over 18) is welcome to come and receive a kit! Our goal is to get Naloxone into any hands as possible to help save lives within our community. We will be hosting two events happening from 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM. One event will be at Sheldon Field in Ocean Park (25701 Ocean Beach Hwy, Ocean Park, WA 98640.) Another event will be happening at Valley View Health Center in Raymond (300 Ocean Ave, Raymond, WA 98577.)

    If you like to help show support for International Overdose Awareness Day please wear purple! If you want to take a picture or pictures please send them my way or post them on social media with the hashtags #EndTheStigmaPacificCounty #NaloxoneSavesLives

    Mount Vernon

    Washington

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day, Temporary Memorials
    Date: 20/08/2021
    Time:
    Location: Mount Vernon: Skagit Valley REACH Center, 1413 E College Way, Mt Vernon, WA 98273
    Burlington: Burlington-Edison High School Tennis Courts, N Burlington Blvd, Burlington, WA 98233
    Sedro-Woolley: Harry Osborne Park and Caboose, WA-9, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
    Concrete: Outside the East County Resource Center, Douglas Vose III Way, Concrete, WA 98237
    Anacortes: Anacortes Family Center, 2702 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, WA 98221
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Skagit County Public Health
    Contact: McKinzie Gales
    Phone: 360-416-1528
    Email: mgales@co.skagit.wa.us

    Temporary memorials will be placed in several Skagit County towns/cities from August 20th – September 3rd, in remembrance of individuals lost to overdose.

    Skagit County Public Health is also sharing overdose awareness information via Facebook throughout the month of August. Any Skagit County resident can pick up naloxone for free from Public Health.

    Republic

    Washington

    Activity: Planting New Life
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Patterson Park
    The park is centrally located at the corner of Kean Street and Highway 20 W., across from Stonerose Interpretive Center.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ferry County Overdose Awareness
    Contact: Danielle Jones
    Phone: 509-207-9133
    Email: Ferrycountyoverdoseawareness@gmail.com

    This year we will be planting new life in honor of those who have left Earth too soon. We have a brand new raised bed in our city park just waiting to be filled with love. Please come write a message to your loved one and gather resources and free Narcan. We will also hold space for you to share publicly about how addiction has impacted your life. Please join us!

    Shelton

    Washington

    Activity: Mason County Overdose Awareness Walk
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:45 pm
    Location: Kneeland Park
    100 Turner Ave
    Shelton, WA 98584
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mason County Community Services – Public Health
    Contact: Abe Gardner
    Phone: 360-427-9670 Ext 131
    Email: agardner@masoncountywa.gov

    Join us as we honor the memory of the lives lost to overdose and provide hope to those who are still struggling. Every member of the community is invited!

    Vancouver

    Washington

    Activity: 5th Annual Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: TBA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lyn Anderson
    Phone: 3607028867
    Email: ohana.swwa@gmail.com

    Memorial, awareness, messages of HOPE and naloxone training for the community.

    Vancouver

    Washington

    Activity: 5th Annual Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Marshall Park and Community Center
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lyn Anderson
    Phone: 3607028867
    Email: pdxlyn@me.com

    From 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on August 31st join us for naloxone training and distribution. Meet in the park at 5:30 to 7:00 for a memorial for those loss to a drug overdose.

    Yakima

    Washington

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: 120 S 3rd Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Triumph Treatment Services
    Contact: Francisca Torrico
    Phone: 5098534136
    Email: ftorrico@triumphtx.org

    Overdose Awareness day this year will be hosted live and in person at Franklin Park in Yakima, WA where we will have people share their personal experiences with everyone. There will be information and resources from many organizations in our community who are fighting for the same purpose. A tribute with purple flags set out in the open grass will be representative of each person we have lost in our county. We will also have a purple banner where people are welcomed to put up a picture of their loved ones who lost their live to an overdose. This is also a day of hope, in recognition of the tens of thousands of lives that have been saved from overdose, and a call to further action to end the overdose crisis.

    Washington DC

    DC

    Washington DC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Marvin Gaye Park
    5200 Foote St. NE
    Washington DC
    20019
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: HIPS
    Contact: Johnny Bailey
    Phone: 703-303-9470
    Email: outreach@hips.org

    Please join HIPS, the AU Humanities Truck, Students for a Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), Revise Inc., and other community partners for our annual event to remember and honor all those we’ve lost to overdose.
    93,000 people in the U.S. died in 2020 from overdose. In DC, 511 people died from an overdose fatality. These are record-high numbers both locally and nationally. Overdose death is preventable, and there’s never been a more urgent time to learn how (and learn how to save a life!).

    We’ll be gathering from 4-8pm at Marvin Gaye Park for a live performance from singer/songwriter Tony Aye, music, and cookout. We’ll also be hosting a Narcan/overdose response training and hear from people who use drugs and/or people in recovery about their lived experience, as well as providers/researchers with local expertise on drug use and overdose in the District. Some HIPS services, including HIV/Hep C testing, safer sex and safer drug use supplies, and linkage to medication-assisted treatment (MAT), will also be available.

    We will also be paying tribute to Maurice Abbey-Bey (affectionately known as Moe), whose tireless work as HIPS’s Syringe Exchange Coordinator and the founder/President of The Chosen Few made it possible for us to successfully hold this event now for many years.

    The event will be held outside, with masks available for anyone who needs one. We will be live-streaming it on Facebook for folks who are not able or comfortable attending in-person. Please reach out to Johnny Bailey at outreach@hips.org if you have any questions/concerns or are interested in joining us as a community partner, and follow HIPS’s Facebook page for further updates closer to the date: https://www.facebook.com/iloveHIPS

    Washington

    Washington DC

    Activity: “You are not Alone” #LivelongDC
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: 400 I ST SW
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Westminster DC, Building Rhythm Thru Recovery
    Contact: George Kerr III
    Phone: 12029780517
    Email: George@GIIIAssociates.com

    International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held annually on August 31. Its objective is to raise awareness of drug overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths. On this day, we collectively acknowledge the grief felt by family and friends and remember those who have died or suffer permanent injury due to drug overdose.

    On Tuesday, August 31 from 5-8pm, Ward 6 will hold a networking event “You are not Alone” #LivelongDC to bring greater awareness to this crisis by providing information and support on drug user health to the general public. This in-person event will take place at Westminster DC, 400 I Street SW, Washington DC 20024 and will be livestreamed to our FB page. The program includes networking and tabling from 5-6:30pm followed by storytelling and panel discussions.

    Participating community partners include: Westminster DC; Ward 5 & 6 Prevention Center; Total Family Care Coalition; Community Connections; Family Medical Counseling Services; Reason to Hope Foundation; HealthHIV; We Act Radio; and Riverside Church in SW.

    Washington

    Washington DC

    Activity: IOAD Narcan Training
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 2041 Georgia Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20059
    2nd Floor Cafeteria
    Function Room A
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Howard University Hospital Department of Psychiatry
    Contact: Ebony Caldwell, MD
    Phone:
    Email: Ioadhuh2021@gmail.com

    The Howard University Hospital (HUH) Department of Psychiatry, in conjunction with The Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) and School of Pharmacy, plans to recognize IOAD by hosting an in-person Narcan training, informational tabling, and social media campaign.

    During our training and tabling, HUH Staff and members of the community will have the opportunity to learn more about the impact of opioids in our community and how to administer Narcan, a lifesaving medication that reverses opioid overdose. Upon successful completion of the training, each attendee will receive a certificate. Face masks and social distancing are required. You can find more information by visiting our website or going to The_HOPE_Initiative on Instagram.

    West Virginia

    Beckley

    West Virginia

    Activity: Beckley’s 2nd Annual International Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 29/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Beckley Art Park
    Lewis McManus Trail
    3rd Avenue
    Beckley, WV
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Raleigh County Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Donna Eleo
    Phone: 3049623571
    Email: counselordonna@yahoo.com

    Walk of Remembrance
    Narcan Education & Distribution
    Speakers
    Resources
    Food, Activities & Raffles
    Candlelight Vigil

    Lewisburg

    West Virginia

    Activity: NARCAN SAVE-A-LIFE
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Monroe County Public Library, Union WV
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Seneca Health Services
    Contact: Richard Martin
    Phone: 3046466992
    Email: rmartin@shsinc.org

    Education and distribution of NARCAN and naloxone injectors, treatment options and drug overdose awareness.

    Marlinton

    West Virginia

    Activity: Memorial Color Walk
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Ninth Street at Greenbrier River Trail
    Marlinton, WV 24954
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Pocahontas County Day Report
    Contact: Reta Griffith
    Phone: 304-799-6650
    Email: dayreportpocahontas@gmail.com

    Memorial Color Walk from Wellness Center to Stillwell Park beginning at 1 p.m.
    Posters for lost persons will be placed along the trail and opportunity for color spray/dust to decorate shirts during walk

    Petersburg

    West Virginia

    Activity: Russ Hedrick RRC Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00pm
    Location: Petersburg Town Park, South Main Street, Petersburg, WV 26847
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Russ Hedrick Recovery Resource Center
    Contact: Roger Dodd
    Phone: 3046685157
    Email: rhrrcphg@gmail.com

    There will be speakers from political, religious, behavioral health and law enforcement agencies as well as coalitions on all facets of SUD treatment and recovery. There will be a live broadcast on radio and special events of remembrance for those lost to overdose. Training on spotting the signs of overdose and Naloxone/Narcan administration.

    Petersburg

    West Virginia

    Activity: Russ Hedrick RRC Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: City Park, Petersburg, WV 26847
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Russ Hedrick Recovery Resource Center
    Contact: Roger Dodd
    Phone: 3042575200
    Email: rogerd@phgmail.net

    We will have guest speakers including State Delegates, Mayor, Chief Of Police and then testimonials and remembrances from friends and relatives who have lost someone to overdose. We will have purple painted rocks that attendees can paint the name of a victim and this will be distributed county wide in parks unless they want to take it home with them. At the end of the event black balloons with the name of a victim will be released by friends and family after a dedication by a local pastor. We will have food and music.

    Princeton

    West Virginia

    Activity: Be the Light Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: 200 12th Street Extension
    Princeton, WV 24740
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Southern Highlands Community Mental Health Center | Community Connections, Inc.
    Contact: Wilimena Jones, RN
    Phone: 304-425-9541
    Email: wilimenajones@shcmhc.com

    Plan to join us for the “International Overdose Awareness Day: Be the Light” event on Tuesday, August 31st from 5-7 p.m.
    This day is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died, and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

    We will have speakers of hope from the recovery community and information on resources.

    The general public is invited to this free event, and there will be a candlelight vigil following to honor those we have lost to the addiction epidemic.

    Wisconsin

    Green Bay

    Wisconsin

    Activity: A Future Brown County Rooted in Harm Reduction – Harm Reduction 101 virtual
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: virtual presentation; https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-future-brown-county-rooted-in-harm-reduction-harm-reduction-101-virtual-tickets-164898825827
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Brown County Public Health
    Contact: Kris Kovacic
    Phone: 19204466408
    Email: kris.kovacic@browncountywi.gov

    Harm reduction involves taking action through policy and programming to reduce the harmful effects of behavior. It involves a range of non-judgmental approaches and strategies aimed at providing and enhancing the knowledge, skills resources and supports for individuals, their families and communities to make informed decisions to be safer and healthier.
    With the current opiate overdoses on the rise, as a community, we must come together and do everything we can do to prevent future opiate deaths. Last year alone, over 67,000 people died of opiate overdoses nationwide.

    Green Bay

    Wisconsin

    Activity: A Future Brown County Rooted in Harm Reduction – Narcan Training
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Neville Public Museum
    210 Museum Place
    Green Bay, WI, 54303
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Brown County Public Health
    Contact: Kris Kovacic
    Phone: 19204466408
    Email: kris.kovacic@browncountywi.gov

    This one hour training presented by Vivent Health, will give YOU the tools needed to identify opiate overdose and save a life.
    This training is free and open to any of the public that is able to attend. Please join us for this very important training, your hour commitment, may save a life.
    Please register for this event, as supplies will be provided to each person in attendance.

    Madison

    Wisconsin

    Activity: Madison Overdose Awareness Day March and Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: James Madison Park
    614 East Gorham Street
    Madison, WI 53703
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Vanessa Hurr
    Phone:
    Email: vanessaahurr@gmail.com

    International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. Time to Remember. Time to Act.

    On August 31, 2021, we will unite as a community to provide resources from local organizations in our battle against addiction and, ultimately, overdose. Together, we’ll march from James Madison Park down N Hamilton St and end at the Madison Capitol Building. A candle-lit vigil will be held and a few of our organizers and sponsors will speak on the topic of loss, hope, and what recovery looks like for the many people of our community.

    Schedule:

    7pm- Gather in James Madison Park and receive your complimentary flameless candle along with shirts, buttons, and educational material on overdose prevention
    7:30pm- March down N Hamilton St towards the Madison State Capitol Building
    8:00pm- On the steps of the Madison State Capitol building, a moment of silence will be recognized for those we have lost. Organizers will then speak on overdose awareness
    9:00pm- Event concludes

    Madison

    Wisconsin

    Activity: 4th Annual International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Tuesday, August 31st, 2021Olbrich Park (along Atwood Avenue, where memorial flags will be posted)

    6 PM Gather for Pizza, Snowcones and Fellowship

    7PM Speakers/program begins
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Safe Communities
    Contact: Kristina Vaccaro
    Phone:
    Email: kvaccaro@safercommunity.net

    International Overdose Awareness Day 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. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have lost their battle with a substance use disorder. International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that overdose death is preventable.