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Events 2018

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Event: Overdose Awareness Day Memorial & Celbration Service
Location: The Salvation Army Berwick
Corner of Ernst Wanke Road & Parkhill Drive
Berwick, Melbourne, Australia
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: The Salvation Army Berwick
Contact: Craig Farrell
Phone: 03 9704 1940

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




Event: Overdose Awareness Day Event and Memorial
Location: TBD
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: City of Hamilton’s Harm Reduction Program
Contact: Margot Corbin
Phone: 905-546-2424 x7475

Details to follow: Come and join us to remember those who have lost their lives to overdose, to support those whose lives have been affected by overdose, to raise awareness of overdose in our local community, to decrease the stigma of drug-related death and to provide harm reduction resources and Naloxone to those who need it.


british columbia

Event: International Overdose Awareness
Date: Aug. 31 2018 1:30 till 3:00 PM
Location: 150 Nlcol Street
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: Wisteria Community Association
Contact: Tanya Hiltz
Phone: 2507551014
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Event: Overdose Awareness Event
Date: Friday, August 24th 7pm-10pm
Location: Alexandra Park
#1 Alexandra Park
Leduc, AB
Contact: Jessica
Phone: 780-293-0789

Time to Remember, Time To Act

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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



Event: Novas Naloxone Drive
Date: Wednesday 30th August 2017 9am-1pm
Location: McGarry House
Contact: Jenny Hannon
Phone: 083 4791264

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



Event: Ziua Internationala de Constientizare a Efectelor Supradozei
Date: 31/08/18
Location: Eveniment online:
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: Centrul de Informare asupra Dependentei
Contact: Otilia Tudorel

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



North Carolina

Event: Michaels VOICE/FED UP call to Action
Location: Charles R. Jonas Federal Building, 401 W Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: Michael’s VOICE Inc
Contact: Betsy Ragone
Phone: 704-301-7165

Immediate action from our federal agencies is needed to prevent new cases of opioid addiction, to prevent more overdose deaths and to ensure access to effective treatment for millions who have become addicted.


New Jersey

Event: Candlelight Vigil
Location: Newton Green
Main St. and Spring St.
Newton, NJ 07860
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: Center for Prevention & Counseling
Contact: Katie Calvacca
Phone: 973-940-2966

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



Event: Annual Overdose Awareness Walk
Location: Jones Park, Canton Il
Individual/Organisation: Individual
Name of Organisation:
Contact: Sue Tisdale
Phone: 3092675995

Overdose Awareness, prevention, memorial

N Billerica


Event: Massachusetts State of Awareness – #IOAD2018
Location: City Hall Plaza
1 City Hall Square
Boston, Massachusetts
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: Heroin Is Killing My Town, Inc.
Contact: Dina Favreau

Overdose Awareness Vigil



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

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

Ellicott City


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

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



Event: Narcan Party in Recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 31, 2018 4 pm
Location: Event will be held at Pickering Square in Bangor
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: Health Equity Alliance
Contact: Andrea Littlefield
Phone: 2079903626

We’re still working on the details of the event. There will be a small memorial to honor those 418 lives that were lost in 2017 due to overdoses in the state of Maine. We hope to have entertainment and food trucks. We also will offer training to those interested in learning how to administer Naloxone/Narcan.

Santa Barbara


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

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



Event: How to Stop the Epidemic
Date: August 30, 2018 5PM-8PM
Location: Avanti Wellness LLC
200 S Virginia Street
Second Floor
Reno, NV 89501
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: Avanti Wellness LLC
Contact: Kristine Modzelewski
Phone: 6198386523

We will share our ideas of how to stop the epidemic. We have been working for a decade in developing national relationships and connecting families with an option.



Event: StewKelley Memorial Walk
Date: August 30, 2018 6 pm
Location: Memorial Park, 1620 E Witzke Blvd, Appleton, WI 54911
Contact: Bev Kelley-Miller, Wendy Steward
Phone: 9204282564
Memorial Walk to begin at 6 pm at Memorial Park, Appleton to remember all those who died from a drug-related cause.


New York

Event: Justice for Assa
Date: 4/15/2018 11 Am
Location: 1115 Jackson place Baldwin NY
Contact: Always crashes
Phone: 5167175369

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