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    Australia

    QLD

    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.

    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.

    Canada

    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.

    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: 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.

    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.

    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

    Italy

    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

    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.

    United States of America

    Alabama

    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

    California

    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”

    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

    Florida

    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

    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.

    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

    Georgia

    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

    Illinois

    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.

    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

    Kentucky

    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.

    Maryland

    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 and Frederick

    Maryland

    Activity: Commemorative Photo Banner
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 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.
    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

    Michigan

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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

    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!

    New York

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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

    Ohio

    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.

    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

    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

    Pennsylvania

    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

    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.

    Texas

    The Woodlands

    Texas

    Activity: Montgomery County Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 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 will have a memorial walk-way entrance to our event. If you have a loved on that lived in Texas, was from Texas or passed away in Texas, please email us their picture, (no graphics or words, please), along with their name, date of birth, date of passing, their age at the time of passing and your relationship to them. Feel free to add a sentence or two about them, about what they loved, or their favourite things to do. We will print the pictures 8×10, laminate them and put them on stakes to line our entry to our event. Email the photos to: kathygrasp@gmail.com

    The photos you send in will also be used in a slideshow at our event.

    We will have a resource room with information on area services available.

    We will have a Narcan demonstration.

    Speakers will start at 7 PM. Judge Wayne Mack will be speaking on overdose in Montgomery County.

    Mosaics of Mercy will be on hand to talk about their program.

    We will have a special poem reading, and candle lighting.

    A balloon release will be held at the end, using biodegradable balloons, string and clasps.

    The program will end with a special musical performance by Cris Glockz and friends.

    Please follow us for more updates on Facebook at: Montgomery County Overdose Prevention Endeavor (M-Cope)  www.facebook.com/groups/748551165814349.

    Virginia

    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.

    Washington

    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.