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Events Archive 2017

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Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan

Event: Celebration of International Overdose Awareness Day in Afghanistan
Date: 09 September 2017 10 am
Location: Bridge Main Office Kochi Khalifa Seh rahi Alowdin Dar alaman Road Kabul Afghanistan
Contact: Abdur Raheem Reajaey
Phone: +93789146467, +797220536
Email: raheemrejaey@gmail.com

Sharing knowledge of overdose and Educate the society members how to manage overdose

Australia

Melbourne, Victoria

Event: Ceremony of 100 Lights & 10K Souls
Date: 31 August 2017 17:00PM – 20:00 PM
Location: Carlton Gardens, The Big Fountain, 1-111 Carlton St, Carlton VIC 3053
Contact: Sam or Jane
Phone: 03-93291500
Email: samj@hrvic.org.au
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The Ceremony of 100 Lights & 10k Souls is a memorial for all of our friends and family members who have left us by way of overdose.
Harm Reduction Victoria invites you to join us in remembering and celebrating the lives of our community members who have passed.
August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day.
Join us at Carlton Gardens to acknowledge and write messages of love and remembrance to our loved ones and float them in the lake.
Each 1 lantern represents 100 lives who have transitioned due to overdose around the world. Lest we Forget.

Tamworth, NSW

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: Thursday, 31st August, 2017 10am- 2pm
Location: Coledale Health and Education clinic
Coledale Community Centre
2B Kenny Drive, Tamworth NSW 2340
Contact: Kristi Latimore
Phone: 67731498
Email: klatimo2@une.edu.au
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University of New England is organizing the International Overdose Awareness Day Programme in coordination with Tamworth Family Support Services. We are inviting the guest speakers from NSW Ambulance services, Pharmacy and Needle Exchange Program to talk about the medications, Needle pick up, Reporting and Overdose.

Richmond, Victoria

Event: Deaths, Drugs, Decisions: Tackling Richmond’s Drug Crisis
Date: 31 August 2017 7:00 pm
Location: Corner Hotel
57 Swan Street
Richmond, Victoria 3121
Contact: Hannah Richardson
Phone: 03 9386 4400
Email:
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Join leading drug law reform campaigner Fiona Patten MP this International Overdose Awareness Day for a forum with personal and professional perspectives addressing Richmond’s drug crisis.

Hosted by drug law reform advocate and comedian Greg Fleet, the panel includes Fiona Patten MP who is leading the charge for legislative reform, A Current Affair reporter Laura Turner who lost her sister to a drug overdose and local paramedic, Ward Young, discussing the trauma and dangers confronting him.

Footscray, Victoria

Event: Health Works Memorial
Date: 31st August 3pm
Location: Health Works International Overdose Awareness Day Memorial.
Where: McNab Reserve Footscray
When: 31st August
Time: 3pm
Contact: Danny Jeffcote
Phone: 9448 5511
Email:

What: Event for clients to gather together and remember loved ones whom we’ve lost to overdose this past year. Opportunity to burn prayer paper and light incense.

Surry Hills, NSW

Event: Overdose Awareness Day Afternoon Tea
Date: 31/08/2017 3:30pm
Location: ACON Cafe
Ground Floor
414 Elizabeth Street
Surry Hills
NSW 2010
Contact: Lisa Andreyeva
Phone: 02 8354 7300
Email: lisaa@nuaa.org.au
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Every life counts – let’s talk about overdose

NUAA Overdose Day Event

Thursday 31 August- 3:30pm – 4.30pm

We need to talk about overdose

Overdoses are preventable and reversible. Between 2004–2014, the number of people dying from accidental overdose increased by 61% and was roughly equivalent to the road toll. For Aboriginal people, this jumped to 141% over the same time.

Each death from accidental overdose is a brother, an uncle, a sister, a mother, father

For every person who dies, up to 25 people live, some with long-term after effects. We need to support each other and make sure that anyone who cares for someone who uses drugs knows how to respond to prevent overdose and accidental death.

Join us as our community leaders and peers lead a conversation about our experiences. Our partners on the day include ACON, Family Drug Support, Students for Sensible Drug Support, the Kirketon Road Centre and The Noffs Foundation.

Drug checking kits and naloxone training will be available on the day along with NUAA Overdose prevention resources.

Come along, share some afternoon tea and raise the focus on this important issue. Hear from each other how to support and what it takes to prevent accidental overdose of our friends and family.

Surry Hills, NSW

Event: We fight for those we love
Date: 31 August 2017 3.30pm
Location: ACON Café
GRD FLR 414 Elizabeth St
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Contact: Lisa Andreyvea
Phone: 0283547300
Email: Lisaa@nuaa.org.au
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Every life counts – let’s talk about overdose

NUAA Overdose Day Event

Thursday 31 August- 3:30pm – 4.30pm

We need to talk about overdose

Overdoses are preventable and reversible. Between 2004–2014, the number of people dying from accidental overdose increased

by 61% and was roughly equivalent to the road toll. For Aboriginal people, this jumped to 141% over the same time.

Each death from accidental overdose is a brother, an uncle, a sister, a mother, father

For every person who dies, up to 25 people live, some with long-term after effects. We need to support each other and make sure that anyone who cares for someone who uses drugs knows how to respond to prevent overdose and accidental death.

Join us as our community leaders and peers lead a conversation about our experiences. Our partners on the day include ACON, Family Drug Support, Students for Sensible Drug Support, the Kirketon Road Centre and The Noffs Foundation.

Drug checking kits and naloxone training will be available on the day along with NUAA Overdose prevention resources.

Come along, share some afternoon tea and raise the focus on this important issue. Hear from each other how to support and what it takes to prevent accidental overdose of our friends and family.

Hawthorn, Victoria

Event: Launch of the Medication Support & Recovery Service
Date: 31/08/17 All Day
Location: Box Hill Town Hall (as part of the EMHSCA Mental Health & NDIS event)
1022 Whitehorse Rd
Box Hill VIC 3128
Contact: Julius Ting
Phone: 1800 931 101
Email: julius.ting@accesshc.org.au
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The Medication Support & Recovery Service (MSRS) is a NEW and FREE treatment service for people who are dependent on, or having problems with, their use of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Our service includes specialist counsellors, nursing staff and peer support workers and we are based within local community health services.

The MSRS is an initiative of the Connect4Health partnership. Connect4Health is a collaboration between three community health services in Inner East Melbourne: Access Health & Community, Carrington Health, and Link Health & Community. To provide services across the whole East and North-East region of Melbourne, Connect4Health has partnered with Inspiro Community Health Service and HealthAbility Community Health Service.

Point Cook, Melbourne

Event: Co Health & YSAS Mobile Health Access Point (MHaP)
Date: Thursday 31st September 1430- 1700
Location: Point Cook Town Centre – Corner Main & Murnong Streets Point Cook
Contact: Melissa
Phone: 0427467158
Email:

MHaP is a mobile health service working with disengaged youth with drugs and alcohol issues with an aim to link them into services.

Nimbin NSW

Event: National OD Awareness day – Nimbin
Date: 31 August 20117 12midday to 2pm
Location: Nimbin NSW – on the main street – Cullen Street Nimbin
Contact: Natalie Meyer
Phone: 0266891692
Email:
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We will be walking the main street and distributing OD information and CPR information, posting up CPR info in strategic locations along with emergency CPR kits (disposable gloves, resuc masks) and holding a community discussion about reducing OD deaths in our community and how to get hold of the funds for a community access defibrillator

Richmond, Melbourne

Event: Deaths, Drugs, Decisions: Tackling Richmond’s Drug Crisis
Date: Thursday 31 August 2017 7pm – Doors open at 6:30pm
Location: The Corner Hotel
57 Swan Street
Richmond
VIC 3121
Contact:
Phone: 03 9386 4400
Email: fiona.patten@parliament.vic.gov.au
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How do we end the needle nightmare?

Join Fiona Patten MP this International Overdose Awareness Day for a forum with personal and professional perspectives addressing Richmond’s drug crisis.

Hosted by drug law reform advocate and comedian Greg Fleet, the panel includes Fiona Patten MP who is leading the charge for legislative reform, A Current Affair reporter Laura Turner who lost her sister to a drug overdose and local paramedic Ward Young, discussing the trauma and dangers confronting them.

FREE ENTRY, NUMBERS ARE LIMITED SO PLEASE ENSURE YOU REGISTER:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/deaths-drugs-decisions-tackling-richmonds-drug-crisis-tickets-37080943099

Ipswich, Queensland

Event: Overdose Remembrance and Awareness Morning Tea
Date: 31 August 2017 10:00am
Location: EACH
24 East Street
Ipswich Qld
Contact: Barry Plotzki
Phone: 0428 734 740
Email: Barry.Plotzki@each.com.au

EACH and other AOD services in Ipswich are supporting Overdose Awareness Day by hosting a morning tea. The morning tea will be held on 31 August 2017. The morning will commence with a welcome to country, a candle lighting ceremony, followed by morning tea and a free rosemary plant giveaway to remember loved ones who have died from an accidental overdose.

Members of the public are welcome to attend. However, for catering purposes we ask that you RSVP the organizer on the number provided by Tuesday 29 August 2017.

North Richmond, Victoria

Event: Overdose Awareness Day at NRCH
Date: 31 August, 2017 12:00 pm
Location: North Richmond Community Health
23 Lennox Street, Richmond 3121
Contact: Ele Morrison
Phone: 03 9418 9830
Email: eleanorm@nrch.com.au

The event will be held by the Alcohol and Other Drug Program at NRCH. Included will be a welcome to country, a smoking ceremony, presentations from invited guests including Ambulance Victoria, and a candle lighting ceremony to remember the people we have loved who are no longer here with us.

Tamworth, NSW

Event: Coledale Overdose Awareness and Education Day
Date: 31 August 2017 1000-1300
Location: Coledale Health and Education Centre
2B Kenny Drive, Tamworth, NSW, 2340
Contact: Kristi Latimore
Phone: (02) 67731498
Email: klatimo2@une.edu.au
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This event will be held to increase and promote overdose awareness. We will be running education sessions covering needle disposal and collection, drug and alcohol awareness, polypharmacy management. There will also be a tree planting ceremony and free barbecue luncheon for everybody.

Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Event: Harm Reduction Victoria Ceremony of 100 Lights & 10000 Souls- Overdose Day Memorial
Date: 31st August 5-8pm
Location: Birrarung Marr, Melbourne
Contact: Harm Reduction Victoria
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The Ceremony of 100 Lights is a memorial for all of our friends and family members who have left us by way of overdose. Harm Reduction Victoria invites you to join us in remembering and celebrating the lives of our community members who have passed. August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day. Join us at Birrarung Marr to acknowledge and write messages of love and remembrance to our loved ones and float them down the Yarra. Each 1 lantern represents 100 others who have passed due to overdose around the world.

Redfern, Sydney

Event: International Overdose Awareness
Date: 31/08/2017 10am -5pm
Location: NSP Redfern
Contact: Simon Vong
Phone: 93950400
Email: Nikrant.shrestha@sswahs.nsw.gov.au
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This is a free training session on the administration of Naloxone, the life-saving drug used to reverse opioid overdose open to the public.
Overdose deaths are too frequent. Join us to raise awareness, support those who have lost loved ones, and learn how to prevent futures overdoses.
Our goal is to empower attendees with information to better understand how overdose affects our lives and how we can make a difference to those around us and ultimately help ourselves.

St Kilda, Melbourne

Event: Arrow Health
Date: 01/09/2017 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Arrow Health
129 Wellington Street St Kilda
Melbourne, Victoria
Contact: Felicity Lawrence
Phone: 03 9533 7888
Email: enquiries@arrowhealth.com.au

Arrow Health is supporting Overdose Awareness Day by hosting a free education, information and support session on Friday 1st September from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The staff at Arrow Health understand that addiction effects everyone, whether it’s the individual in active addiction, family, friends or even work colleagues. Therefore, our event is aimed at helping and supporting family members and friends of those struggling with addiction. Our goal is to empower attendees with information to better understand how overdose affects our lives, how we can make a difference to those around us and ultimately help ourselves.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Please register your interest by calling 9533 7888 or visiting https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/overdose-awareness-day-free-family-information-and-support-group-tickets-36990587844

Geelong, Victoria

Event: Drop in Naloxone – Overdose Education
Date: 31st August 2017 10.00 – 4.00pm
Location: Drug and Alcohol Services
40 Little Malop Street
Geelong
3220
VIC
Contact: Craig Harvey
Phone: 0417 521360
Email: craig.harvey@barwonhealth.org.au

Throughout the day, Overdose Educators will be on hand to discuss overdose, provide free training and Naloxone provision.

Darwin, NT

Event: Overdose Awareness Day SWOP NT closed sex worker only Vigil & SWRG meeting
Date: 29-8-2017 6pm – 8:30pm
Location: The SWOP NT – Sex Worker Outreach Program in the Northern Territory invites past and current sex workers to attend a vigil with our peers Call SWOP NT for venue in Darwin region only.
Contact: Skye and Leanne
Phone: +61 (08) 8944 7707
Email: Leanne.Melling@ntahc.org.au
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Closed Vigil – sex workers only – Sex Workers who inject and or use illicit drugs live with multiple stigma and discrimination.

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

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

We will discuss laws that criminalise drug using sex workers and how the how decriminalisation of sex work and drug use would reduce isolation of sex workers who use illicit drugs and reduce and therefore harms in relation to overdose and work.

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

SWOP will provide red candles, bring a hat as we will be outdoors !!!!

Alice Springs, NT

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Memorial BBQ – Alice Springs
Date: 31 August 2017 11am – 2pm
Location: Alice Springs Town Council Lawns
Contact: Roland Bull
Phone: 0889447777
Email: roland.bull@ntahc.org.au
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International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) 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 met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

Join NTAHC Alice Springs for a free BBQ on Thursday 31 August from 11am – 2pm on the Alice Springs Town Council Lawns to acknowledge this special day. Chat to our staff, have a bite to eat and help honour and remember those who have lost their lives to overdose, and support their friends and family.

Darwin, NT

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Memorial BBQ – Darwin
Date: 31 August 2017 11am – 2pm
Location: 46 Woods Street, Darwin, NT, 0800
Contact: Roland Bull
Phone: 0889447777
Email: roland.bull@ntahc.org.au
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International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) 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 met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

Join NTAHC Darwin for a free memorial BBQ on Thursday 31 August from 11am – 2pm, to acknlowledge this special day. Chat to our staff, have a bite to eat and help honour and remember those who have lost their lives to overdose, and support their friends and family.

Macquarie University, NSW

Event: SSDP Macquarie Meet & Greet for International Overdose Awareness
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 5-7pm
Location: Ubar
Macquarie University
North Ryde, NSW, Australia
Contact: Cassandra Crone (Casey)
Phone:
Email: cronec1303@gmail.com
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Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) Macquarie welcome event for semester two in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day. SSDP will be hosting a social event on campus and will be distributing wristbands and pins for overdose awareness.

Coburg, Victoria

Event: Overdose Remembrance & MSIC Advocacy
Date: August 31 2.00-3.30pm
Location: Uniting ReGen
26 Jessie St
Coburg
Vic 3058Map: http://www.regen.org.au/contact-us
Contact: Paul Aiken
Phone: 393848867
Email: paiken@regen.org.au
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We will be holding a public event at our Coburg site on the 31st (2.00-3.30pm) to remember those individuals and families affected by overdose, discuss the growing risks associated with opioids in Victoria and advocate for the establishment of a pilot Medically Supervised Injecting Centre in Richmond.

We invite anyone who has used our services, family members or interested members of the public to join us for the event and for afternoon tea.

Townsville, Queensland

Event: Townsville Overdose Day event
Date: 31 August 2017 11am
Location: Queens Gardens
Gregory street
North Ward
Townsville, Queensland
Contact: Patrick
Phone: 0407 019 762
Email: max7343@hotmail.com

Prevention and treatment of overdose; rememberence of those who have died

Melbourne, Victoria

Event: Worlds Largest Overdose Prevention Training
Date: Thursday August 31st 6:00pm
Location: Port Melbourne Town Hall
333 Bay Street
Port Melbourne
Contact: Patrick Lawrence
Phone: 9537 3177
Email: info@firststep.org.au
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Join community health organisations from St Kilda and surrounds as they come together to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day in a wonderful FREE event.

Featuring Tim Costello AO, The Choir of Hard Knocks, and Lewis Jack, this event will provide basic training to prepare you for what to do in the event that someone you know suffers an overdose.

***FREE EVENT BUT BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL***
https://www.trybooking.com/RJFM

**NOTE this training is NOT intended to replace proper medical care. An ambulance should be called as soon as possible.

Shepparton, Victoria

Event: International Overdose Awareness Breakfast/Morning Tea
Date: Thursday 31st August 2017 8:30 – 11:00
Location: Primary Care Connect
399 Wyndham Street,
Shepparton VIC 3630
Contact: Deanne Smith
Phone: (03) 58233 200
Email: dsmith@primarycareconnect.com.au

Community Breakfast and Morning Tea
8:30 to 11am Thursday 31st August 2017
8:30 FREE Community Breakfast
9:30 Guest Speaker
10:00 Naloxone Training
10:30 FREE Community Morning Tea

Inala, Queensland

Event: Inala Community International Overdose Awareness Day 2017
Date: Thursday 31st August 2017 10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: Inala Elders, 79-91 Poinsettia St, Inala, Q, 4077
Contact: Lynne Rogers
Phone: 07 3181 7651
Email:
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Our community will hold an event on Thursday 31st August at the Inala Elders to remember community members lost to overdose, acknowledge the grief still felt by families and friends and to raise awareness of overdose.

Event will include a ceremony with a minute silence, speakers and sounds from a didgeridoo.

Ballarat, Victoria

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day at Ballarat Community Health
Date: 31/08/2017
Location: Ballarat Community Health; 12 Lilburne St Lucas 3350, 260 Vickers Street Sebastopol 3356 and 12 Learmonth St Wendouree 3355
Contact: Pauline Molloy
Phone: 0408030879
Email: paulinemo@bchc.org.au
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Ours is a community awareness and remembrance event. We will have a tribute tree at each site. Community members are welcome to attend and acknowledge those who have been lost to overdose by writing a tribute message to be placed on the tree.

Melbourne – Victorian Parliament Steps, Australia

Victorian Parliament Steps
Event: Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
Date: Thursday 31st August 2017
Location: Steps of Parliament, Victoria
Contact: Penny Mercoulia
Phone: 03 9654 0430
Email: penny.mercoulia@aph.gov.au

It’s time to change the law to make it safer for our children and safer for those who are affected by drugs. We need safe injecting rooms, we need to remove sniffer dogs from society and end the stigma. We need a safer Australia. Join The Greens as we hear from people whose lives have been touched by drugs, and work towards a safer Australia where drug addiction is treated as a health issue, not a criminal one. This is a Greens run event and Greens leader Richard Di Natale will be speaking

Carnegie, Victoria

Event: Overdose Awareness Day at SHARC
Date: Thursday 31st August 2017 11.00am – 1.00pm
Location: Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC)
140 Grange Road, Carnegie VIC 3163
Contact: Natalie Wloch
Phone: 0395731753
Email: nwloch@sharc.org.au
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SHARC acknowledges the impact overdose has on both the SHARC community and the wider community. Overdose can affect anyone at any time.

We invite friends, family, staff, volunteers and the wider community who have been impacted by the loss of a loved one due to substance use to a reflection opportunity, after which a light lunch will be shared.

Richmond, Victoria

Event: Overdose Awareness Day
Date: Thursday 31st August 2017 12:00pm
Location: North Richmond Community Health
23 Lennox St
Richmond, 3121
Contact: Amelia Berg
Phone: (03) 9418 9830
Email: ameliab@nrch.com.au

Community BBQ and candlelit memorial in remembrance of the lives lost to overdose

Richmond, Victoria

Event: March to Save Lives – Rally for Safe Injecting in Richmond
Date: 27 August 2017 10.30am
Location: WHEN 10.30am Sunday 27 August 2017 Gather
WHERE Gather Jonas Street, North Richmond (adjacent North Richmond railway station)11am procession down Victoria St to Lennox St
Contact: Greg Hordacre
Phone: 0402 423 599
Email: vicstreetdrugsolutions@gmail.com

Residents for Victoria Street Drug Solutions are hosting a community-based march and rally in Victoria St, North Richmond. We are local residents who are directly and personally affected by the high levels of public drug taking and illicit drug dealing.

Join us and hear people from across Victoria speak about the losses they have experienced.
Share with us as we remember those who have lost their lives in our laneways and caparks.
Imagine with us a future where drug addiction will be treated as a health issue.

We are rational, reasonable and compassionate citizens, caring for our community and those that have been marginalised and stigmatised.

Gather in Jonas St, North Richmond at 10.30am.
March with us down Victoria St at 11am.
Stop with us in Lennox St at 11.20am and hear how families in our community have suffered due to Parliament’s inaction.
Stay on with us from 11.40am to share food and stories in the Park on the corner of Lennox and Butler streets

St Kilda, Melbourne

Event: Sharing remembrance, stories and food at the site where it all began
Date: 31st August, 2017
Location: Health Services, The Salvation Army Crisis Services at 31 Grey Street, St Kilda
Contact: Rebecca Thatcher
Phone: 03 9536 7780
Email: Rebecca.Thatcher@aus.salvationarmy.org

Please feel welcome to join us to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day at the site where it all began!
In 2001, SJ Finn held the first event here and will be back this year to help us commemorate those who have lost their lives to overdose. We will also be honoured to hear stories from people who have experienced overdose or lost loved-ones to overdose as well as from our Access Health GP Dr Josephine Samuel-King who will discuss the importance of harm reduction, naloxone and overdose education.
This will be followed by a moment of remembrance and reflection.
We look forward to sharing this important and heartening day with you.
All welcome.
Lunch from 2 p.m., formalities from 2:30 p.m. onwards

Nedlands, Perth

Event: Overdose Awareness Day: Teamwork Saves Lives
Date: 31/08/2017 All day
Location: G Block – Watling Walk
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Hospital Avenue, Nedlands
Perth, WA
Contact: Christine Duncan
Phone: +61 8 6457 3333
Email: christine.duncan@health.wa.gov.au
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We are holding an inaugural inter-disciplinary Overdose Day Event, providing education, resources and counselling information. This is a collaboration between many services at SCGH including but not limited to:
– SCGH Alcohol and Drug Service
– Western Australian Poisons Information Centre (WAPIC)
– Western Australian Clinical Toxicology Service
– SCGH Self Harm and Crisis Counselling Service (SHACC)

Berwick, Victoria

Event: Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Cermony & BBQ
Date: 31/08/2017 11.30am
Location: The Salvation Army Berwick
Corner Parkhill Drive & Ernst Wanke Road,
Berwick.
Contact: Craig Farrell
Phone: (03) 9704 1940
Email: craig.farrell@aus.salvationarmy.org
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An opportunity to celebrate, honour, and remember loved ones who have suffered from overdose. A short ceremony will take place, giving opportunity to share stories of struggle and hope, and to light candles in honour of those who have died. The ceremony will be followed by a BBQ lunch.

Hyde Park, Perth

Event: WASUA International Overdose Day BBQ
Date: 31st August 2017 12.00-2.00pm
Location: To be held at Hyde Park, via Lake Street entrance along Glendower Street, Highgate.
Contact: Diane Lloyd
Phone: 08 93258387
Email: cdw@wasua.com.au

A free BBQ will be held on Thursday 31st August from 12-2pm. The event will be held in Hyde Park, near the Memorial Tree at the Lake Street entrance in Highgate. Friends,family and all community members are welcome to attend and acknowledge those who have been lost to overdose and write a tribute message to hang on the Memorial Tree. There will be a stall with information on the harms and effects of opioid and other drug use. There will be staff and peers you can talk to, meet some people, get some info and enjoy a free BBQ.

Dandenong, Victoria

Event: Dandenong Remembers
Date: Thursday 31st August 2017 11am – 2pm
Location: ‘Dandenong Pop up Park’
Between Foster Street and Halpin Way, Dandenong 3175
(Directly opposite Dandenong Railway Station)
Contact: Leanne Van/Theresa Lewis Leevy
Phone: (03) 9792-7630
Email:

Community awareness and remembrance event – BBQ, activities, overdose prevention information, Naloxone training.

Fremantle, Perth

Event: St Patricks Overdose Awareness Day Rememberance
Date: 31/08/17 10am
Location: St Patricks
12 Queen Victoria Street,
Fremantle
WA 6160
Contact: Sean
Phone: 08 94752982
Email: Sgallacher@stpats.com.au
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A morning tea will be held at St Patricks Community Support Centre in Fremantle on 31st August at 10.30am. All community members are welcome to attend and acknowledge those who have been lost to overdose and write a tribute message in a book of condolence. There will be staff and peers present to talk about the harms and effects of opioid and other drug use and recognising and responding to overdose.

Brisbane, Queensland

Event: Brisbane International Overdose Awareness Day 2017
Date: 31st August 2017 5.00pm – 7.00pm
Location: City Hall – King George Square, Brisbane City
Contact: Jasmin
Phone: 0402828866
Email: jmraggam@hotmail.com.au
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We’re turning Brisbane City purple again with some of our famous monuments turning their lights purple to support IOAD 2017 including City Hall, King George Square and Victoria Bridge. We are having a candle light vigil with messages from all around the world displayed on our purple hearts, every heart represents a life lost to overdose. We will have guest speakers from Queensland Ambulance Service, Brisbane Night Watch Chaplains, Jon’s Legacy and Family members who have lost their loved ones to overdose. We will also share a prayer and tribute song. We welcome everyone along to commemorate the lives lost or injured from overdose. Our guest speakers will talk about how to recognise the signs of overdose including the importance of Naloxone and what to do in an emergency situation. Death from overdose is preventable and we aim to educate the wider community on this issue so more lives can be saved. We also take this day to support the thousands of families who often suffer and grieve in silence due to the stigma attached to drug related death or injury.

Leederville, Perth

Event: Addiction Medicine
Date: Saturday 23 September 2017 Saturday 23 September
Location: RACGP WA
34 Harrogate Street West
Leederville
Contact:
Phone: 08 9489 9555
Email: wa.events@racgp.org.au
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Addiction is a chronic, relapsing illness that is difficult to cure. General practitioners (GPs) and other primary care professionals have a key role to
play in prevention, early detection and management of substance misuse and addiction.

This one day Active Learning Module (ALM) aims to develop and enhance GPs’ skills in recognising and treating patients who present with drug addictions. The workshop will cover many of the dominant addictive substances seen in general practice including alcohol, benzodiazepines, cannabis, opioids and other psychostimulant drugs.

We will look at physical, psychological and legal issues surrounding these drugs, the patients who use them and the role and responsibilities of the general practitioner. Prescribing guidelines and comorbidities will also be covered.

Learning outcomes
1. Recognise substance use disorder and associated behaviours in patients.
2. Identify treatment options including brief interventions and formal treatment programs.
3. Outline the legal aspects of treatment when prescribing Schedule 8 drugs.
4. Implement a systems based approach to prescribing for a patient with a substance use disorder.

CANADA

Leduc, AB

Event: Overdose Awareness Event
Date: Friday, 24th August 2018 7pm-10pm
Location: Alexandra Park
#1 Alexandra Park
Leduc, AB
Contact: Jessica
Phone: 780-293-0789
Email:

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.

Abbotsford, BC

Event: Overdose Awareness Day
Date: Aug 31, 2017 1pm – 4pm
Location: Jubli Park, 32315 S Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC.
Contact: Kari Hackett/ Monika Verma
Phone: 778-239-1411
Email: director@plfv.ca
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This is a world event for Overdose Awareness and in the current crisis we are in with Fraser Region having a high spike in deaths in the last two weeks.
To create awareness and for everyone to know that Overdose affects all of us and Overdoses happen using illicit and licit drugs and it affects all of us. Abbotsford is second only to Surrey for Overdose Deaths.
Our hope is to bring our communities together, reduce the stigma attached to Overdoses and create more awareness in the general community around this epidemic affecting our most vulnerable citizens, those that use drugs recreationally and those that use prescription opiates.
WE thank everyone for their concern. We also encourage anyone that has lost someone to overdose to stop by the memorial quilt table and fill in a square. This will eventually become a quilt that could possibly travel across Canada and become an ongoing memorial to those that are lost.
The partners in this event are Positive Living Fraser Valley Society, SARA for Women Society, Abby PD, The City of Abbotsford, Mennonite Central Committee, Abbotsford Community Services and 5&2 Ministries, and community members.
ALSO NALOXONE TRAINING WILL BE OFFERED FOR THE ENTIRE EVENT (Inquire at the Positive Living Tent) and then there will be a group training.

Selkirk, Manitoba

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Memorial in Selkirk
Date: August 31 8:00pm
Location: Waterfront
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Email: anlina@the595.ca
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Join us to honour and remember our loved ones and community members who have died or been permanently injured by overdose.

We will have drumming by the FireHeart Womens’ Drum Group, a candle light vigil, and hear stories and tributes from friends, families, and survivors.

Sudbury, ON

Event: Overdose Awareness Day at OATC
Date: Aug 31, 2017 9:00-5:00
Location: Sudbury OATC
450 Notre Dame Ave
Sudbury ON
P3C5K8
Contact: Wendy Mauro-Allard
Phone: 705-618-7286
Email:
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On August 31 Sudbury OATC will have our dedicated Nurses and Support Staff available to discuss overdose and addiction. We will be offering free Naloxone training from a Pharmacist. All participants will receive a free Naloxone kit (bring your health card)

Parry Sound, ON

Event: Overdose Awareness Day at OATC
Date: Aug 31, 2017 9:00-1:00
Location: Parry Sound OATC
32 James St
Parry Sound, ON
Contact: Wendy Mauro-Allard
Phone: 705-618-7286
Email:
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On August 31st Parry Sound OATC will have our dedicated Nurses and Support Staff available to discuss overdose and addiction. We will be offering free Naloxone training from a Pharmacist. All participants will receive a free Naloxone kit (bring your health card) We look forward to seeing you.

Sault Ste Marie, ON

Event: Overdose Awareness Day at OATC
Date: Aug 31, 2017 8:00-4:00
Location: Sault Ste Marie OATC
500 Queen Street
Sault Ste Marie, ON
Contact: Wendy Mauro-Allard
Phone: 705-618-7286
Email:
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On August 31st Sault Ste Marie OATC will have our dedicated pharmacy staff and clinic support staff available to discuss overdose and addiction. We will be offering free Naloxone training from a Pharmacist. All participants will receive a free Naloxone kit. Please bring a valid health card. We look forward to seeing you.

North Bay, ON

Event: Overdose Awareness Day at OATC
Date: Aug 31, 2017 8:30-3:30
Location: North Bay OATC
456 Ferguson St
North Bay, ON
Contact: Wendy Mauro-Allard
Phone: 705-618-7286
Email:
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On August 31st North Bay OATC will have our dedicated Nurses and Support Staff available to discuss overdose and addiction. We will be offering free Naloxone training from a Pharmacist. All participants will receive a free Naloxone kit. Please bring a valid health card. We look forward to seeing you.

Toronto, Ontario

Event: We Fight for Those We Love and Lost
Date: August 31, 2017 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Where: Dr. Eric Hoskin’s office – 803 St Clair W between Christie & Oakwood.
Contact: odactionto@gmail.com
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Email: odactionto@gmail.com
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wo people die every day of overdose in Ontario. The provincial opioid strategy and their response is insufficient. The Minister of Health says he wants more data before further action or resources are dedicated to this public health emergency.

On Overdose Awareness Day we will hold a vigil and build a memorial outside his community office, on the territories of the Huron-Wendat, Anishinabe, the Haudenosaunee, the Mississaugas of the New Credit.

We will come together in our grief, loss and determination to demand action and honour the people we have lost to overdose. Our loved ones are not data. He wants data? Then we will bring it to his door step. We encourage people from all over the city to join us to help build a memorial that he and his government can’t ignore.

Where: Dr. Eric Hoskin’s office – 803 St Clair W between Christie & Oakwood.

What to bring: photographs, mementos, signs with your loved ones names, candles, flowers, etc.

When: We will begin building the vigil at 11 am. Come by any time and help build the memorial. Overdose prevention training with naloxone will be offered. A memorial ceremony will take place at 6 pm.

Sydney

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Cape Breton
Date: August 31, 2017 12:00 pm
Location: Wentworth Park, Sydney NS
Contact: Christine Porter
Phone: 9025671766
Email: christine.porter@bellaliant.com
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On the heels of the release of Nova Scotia’s Opioid Use and Overdose Framework, the Ally Centre of Cape Breton in partnership with Public Health, the Jane Paul Indigenous Women’s Resource Center and Mental Health and Addictions will be recognizing International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st. The groups are extending an invitation to the public to attend a memorial service for those who died or suffered permanent injury from overdose. It is a chance for families, friends, first responders, front line workers and health care providers to reflect on the lives of those lost and feel the support of others who are experiencing the same pain and trauma of loss. It is also an opportunity to create awareness and to reduce the stigma of drug related deaths. It is important that no-one feels shame or disgrace over a drug overdose. If this has happened in your family, you are not alone. From 2008 to 2016, 169 people died from drug overdose in Cape Breton.
Christine Porter, Director of the Ally Centre of Cape Breton says, “Although our Provincial and Federal Governments and Health Authorities are now moving quickly on certain aspects of harm reduction, such as sustainable funding for needle distribution programs and increased access to Naloxone, there is still a need to address increased access to a range of treatment options including Methadone and Suboxone, as well as safe consumption sites. There is also a great need to act upon the inequities felt by rural communities and those communities experiencing a lack of social infrastructure which is needed to address mental health and addictions. “
The event will take place on August 31st at the Wentworth Park band shell in Sydney at 12:00 noon. We will be providing on the spot overdose prevention training and free take home Naloxone kits as well as have lots of materials available concerning overdose prevention. An opening prayer and smudging will be performed by Katy MacEwan an Elder from Membertou. The Reverend Dana Feltmate will be speaking a few words of hope and support. There will also be a poetry reading and a song by our community Naloxone trainer, Julia DiGeorgio. The Membertou Drummers will be performing the honor song. We will hold a moment of silence, where the first names of those who have passed will be voiced in remembrance and support of their loved ones. The Ally Centre invites anybody who would like to have their loved one’s name voiced to please contact Christine Porter, 902-567-1766 or email christine.porter@bellaliant.com

Guelph ON

Event: Die In
Date: August 31, 2017 12 lunchtime
Location: St Georges square in front of the Eaton center… Downtown Guelph @ 12 o’clock (lunchtime)

Guelph, Ontario Canada
Contact: Karen L
Phone: 519-994-5419
Email: street@archguelph.ca
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We will all congregate at the Guelph Community Health Center and march down 2 the square…there will be brief words, a moment of silence for the ones we have lost…a few more words will be spoken at which time people will start to drop as if an overdose has just occurred some of the folks will be able to get up quickly thanks to Naloxone & 911 others will not be so lucky!!

Peterborough, ON

Event: Aylmer St. Naloxone Blitz
Date: Wednesday August 31 2017 8:00am – 5:30pm
Location: 296 Aylmer St. North
Peterbrough, Ontario* Downtown Peterborough near the corner of King and Aylmer *
Contact: Taylor L
Phone: 705 741 1646
Email: tlycett@onatpharm.ca
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Aylmer St. Pharmacy specializes in addiction treatments. We have a welcoming, caring environment and strive to ensure anyone going through a rough patch has somewhere to turn. Not only do we want the best for all of our patients but we also want to make the community more involved in the current opioid epidemic.

Aylmer St. Pharmacy welcomes EVERYONE in the community and surrounding area to come in and receive a FREE NALOXONE KIT & TRAINING. We also encourage community members to see what we are about – we want to help get rid of the stigma around addiction programs & naloxone kits.

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ABOUT CANADIAN ADDICTION TREATMENT PHARMACY
CATP is comprised of a team of Healthcare Professionals and Support Teams to provide care and support to individuals affected by opioid addiction. We strive on treating the whole person as well as the addiction. We care greatly to treat every person with the dignity and respect that they deserve on their journey to betterment.
CATP uses an integrated care model wherein we work collaboratively with the patient’s network of healthcare providers to optimize patient care. In addition to fulfilling the patient’s medication requirements. We also offer a complete range of pharmacy services to improve patient lifestyle, including Hepatitis C and HIV Treatments, Immunizations, Smoking Cessation, Medication Reviews, Diabetic Care, Blood Pressure Monitoring and Compliance Aids.
( more info here: http://canatp.ca/ )

Salt Spring Island, BC

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 31, 2017 12 NOON
Location: Centennial Park, Salt Spring Island
Contact: Trinda Gajek
Phone: 250-538-4886
Email:
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Join Island Health on Overdose Day to remember loved ones and community members who have died from overdose. The Harm reduction team will discuss overdose prevention strategies and provide harm reduction and Naloxone supplies at the event. For more information, please contact Trinda Gajek, Harm Reduction Public Health Lead, Salt Spring Public Health at 250-538-4886.

Lindsay, Ontario

Event: Overdose Awareness Booth
Date: August 31, 2017 12 – 4pm
Location: 10 Angeline St N, Lindsay, Ontario K9V 4M8
Contact:
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Email: quality@rmh.org
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Along with our community partners – PARN, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, and FourCAST – we will be hosting a week-long Overdose Awareness Information Booth in the Main Lobby of the Hospital. On International Overdose Awareness Day (August 31) PARN and the Health Unit, will be hosting a pop-up Naloxone Kit Distribution booth from 12-4pm.

Brampton, Ontario

Event: Overdose Prevention Training Workshop
Date: August 31, 2017 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Community Door Services Network
7700 Hurontario St
Front Conference Room
Brampton, ON L6Y 4M3
Contact: Adam
Phone:
Email: adamc@phan.ca
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The Peel Harm Reduction Committee is providing a free overdose prevention workshop as part of its free workshop series.

We will be talking about:

What is an overdose?
How drugs affect the body
Overdose risk factors
Recognizing the signs of an overdose
How to respond
Self care
Naloxone training

All those who attend will receive free Naloxone and training from Peel Public Health, as well as overdose prevention training.

Nanaimo

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 31 2017 2PM -4PM
Location: Maffeo Sutton Park
100 Comox Road
Contact: Tanya Hiltz
Phone: 2507551014
Email: ladyblackrose@telus.net
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On August 31 thousands of people worldwide will stand beside the friends and families of fatal overdose victims to reflect on their losses. The event intends to reinforce the idea that no-one need feel shame or disgrace at the death of someone from drug overdose.

Lethbridge, Alberta

Event: Lethbridge honours International Overdose Awareness Day 2017
Date: Thursday, August 31 7:00 pm
Location: Civic Center Field – 905 6 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4N9
Contact:
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Email: awhynott@lethbridgearches.com
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The event will kick off with a chalkboard on Monday, August 28th. It will be titled “For the Ones We Love”, where people are able to write messages to individuals or about how overdose has effected their lives. This will remain up until Thursday the 31st, where at 7:00pm we will have a candlelit moment of silence, as well as an opportunity to sign a pre-written letter to the government about the importance of increasing nalaxone funding.

Halifax, NS

Event: Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 31st, 2017 1030am
Location: 2158 Gottingen Street
Contact: Cindy MacIsaac
Phone: 9024200566 Ext 211
Email: direction180@ns.aliantzinc.ca

At 10:30am we will walk from Direction 180 to City Hall to hear the Proclamation acknowledging Overdose Awareness Day in Halifax, followed by three moments of silence, one for those we have lost, one for their families and loved ones and one to plea for policies and practices that improve the well being of people who use drugs. Silver ribbons and badges will be given out and we will offer on-the-spot naloxone administration training. Everyone is invited to join us in front of Mainline afterwards for a free BBQ and refreshments donated and prepared by Success College.

Longlac, ON

Event: Overdose Awareness Day at OATC (Ontario Addiction Treatment Centre)
Date: August 31, 2017 8:00 to 2:00
Location: Longlac OATC
92 Indian Rd
Longlac ON
P0T 2A0
Contact: Michelle Brunet
Phone: 705-943-5524
Email: mbrunet@oatc.ca
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On August 31st Longlac OATC will have our dedicated Nurses and Support Staff available to discuss overdose and addiction. We will be offering free Naloxone training from a Pharmacist. All participants will receive a free Naloxone kit. Please bring a valid health card to the Longlac OATC. We look forward to seeing you.

Constance Lake, ON

Event: Overdose Awareness Day OATC – Ontario Addiction Treatment Centre
Date: August 31, 2017 9:00 to 12:20
Location: Constance Lake OATC
5 Amik St
Constance Lake, ON
P0L1B0
Contact: Michelle Brunet
Phone: 705-943-5524
Email: mbrunet@oatc.ca

On August 31st Constance Lake OATC will have our dedicated Nurses and Support Staff available to discuss overdose and addiction. We will be offering free Naloxone training from a Pharmacist. All participants will receive a free Naloxone kit. Please bring a valid health card to the Constance Lake OATC. We look forward to seeing you.

Hearst, ON

Event: Overdose Awareness Day OATC – Ontario Addiction Treatment Centre
Date: August 31, 2017 1:30 to 4:00
Location: Hearst OATC
12 10th St.
Hearst, ON
P0L1N0
Contact: Michelle Brunet
Phone: 705-943-5524
Email: mbrunet@oatc.ca
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On August 31st Hearst OATC will have our dedicated Nurses and Support Staff available to discuss overdose and addiction. We will be offering free Naloxone training from a Pharmacist. All participants will receive a free Naloxone kit. Please bring a valid health card to the Hearst OATC. We look forward to seeing you.

Pic Mobert, ON

Event: Overdose Awareness Day OATC – Ontario Addiction Treatment Centre
Date: August 31, 2017 9:00 to 1:00
Location: Pic Mobert OATC
101 11th St.
Pic Mobert, ON
P0M2J0
Contact: Michelle Brunet
Phone: 705-943-5524
Email: mbrunet@oatc.ca

On August 31st Pic Mobert OATC will have our dedicated Nurses and Support Staff available to discuss overdose and addiction. We will be offering free Naloxone training from a Pharmacist. All participants will receive a free Naloxone kit. Please bring a valid health card to the Pic Mobert OATC. We look forward to seeing you.

Salmon Arm, BC

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 31, 2017 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Location: Located in the heart of downtown Salmon Arm, come join us at Ross Street Plaza on the corner of Ross Street and Hudson Avenue by the water fountain.
Contact: Kaley York-Pearce
Phone: 250-833-4101
Email: kaley.york@interiorhealth.ca

This event aims to raise awareness around overdose prevention. Naloxone training will be offered to equip community members with the knowledge and skills to reverse an overdose and save a life.

Thunder Bay, Ontario

Event: Overdose Awareness Day at OATC (Ontario Addiction Treatment Centres
Date: Aug 31, 2017 9:00 am-3:30 pm
Location: 1. OATC Thunder Bay South125 Vickers Street South, Thunder Bay Ontario, P7E 1J2
2. OATC Thunder Bay Red River 6-843 Red River Road, Thunder Bay Ontario, P7B 1K3
3. OATC Thunder Bay Westfort 218 Frederica Street West, Thunder Bay Ontario, P7E 3W2
4. OATC Thunder Bay North 119 Cumberland Street North, Thunder Bay Ontario, P7A 4M3
Contact: Kelly Tremblay
Phone: 647-400-3569
Email: Kratremblay@oatc.ca

On August 31, 2017 OATC will have our Nurses and our Support Team on hand to discuss overdosing and addictions. We will also be offering free Naloxone training. All participants will receive a naloxone kit (must bring health card) and an entry ballot for a tasty treat gift basket.

Sydney, NS

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Cape Breton
Date: August 31, 2017 12:00 pm
Location: Wentworth Park Band Shell, Sydney Nova Scotia
Contact: Christine Porter
Phone: 9025671766
Email: christine.porter@bellaliant.com
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A memorial service and prevention event. Songs and poetry along with a moment of silence while the names of those lost are voiced in remembrance and support. On the spot naloxone and overdose prevention training.

Whitehorse, Yukon

Event: Is Naloxone Enough? A Panel Discussion to Explore the Stigma of Drug Use and Overdose
Date: August 31, 2017 12 to 1:30 PM
Location: Where: Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
When: Thursday, August 31st
From: 12-1:30pm
Contact: Patricia Bacon
Phone: (867) 335-9067
Email: executivedirector@bloodties.ca
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Is Naloxone enough?

International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31st!

Join us for a thoughtful panel discussion where we TURN UP the conversation on the stigma of drug users and its relationship to the overdose crisis in Canada!

We have a strong panel – a Outreach Nurse, a Harm Reduction and Wellness Counsellor, a person with lived experience, and an Doctor of a Medical Clinic.

Fort St James, BC

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day – Coming together
Date: August 31, 2017 12pm to 6pm
Location: Spirt Square, Fort St James, BC
Contact: Stephanie Sutton
Phone: 250-570-1073
Email: healthnurse1@nakazdli.ca
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Nurses from the Nak’azdli Health Center have partnered with Nak’azdli Wellness, Northern Health Public Health Nursing, Community Paramedics, The Key, Mental Health & Addiction Services along with community members to conduct a community event that will focus on the cause: increase awareness of overdose and to acknowledge the grief for those who have been affected by overdose in someway.

With the provincial overdose emergency, we feel this is a critical time to educate community. We hope to make further parnterships with those whom are at higher risk of overdose or who know those who may be at high risk of overdose. eg. those living in our downtown core, family/friend/community members

Powell River, BC

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: Aug 31st 6:00pm
Location: Willingdon Beach Upper Lot
Contact: Amanda Evans or Darlana Treloar
Phone: 604 485 0992 Amanda / 604 483 9059 Darlana
Email: amanda@prcrc.org
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Everyday, we see lives around us being changed and lost to overdose. Overdose does not discriminate – it could be you or someone you love, a friend, or your colleague. This year on International Overdose Awareness Day, Powell River needs your support. Get involved to prevent the tragedy of overdose.
On August 31 at Willingdon Beach (Upper Lot) Powell River will participate in International Overdose Awareness Day with a community event to raise awareness, to remember those who have lost their lives to overdose, and to pay respects to their surviving family, friends, partners, coworkers, etc.
6:00 pm – City Hall: Peaceful March from City Hall to Willingdon Beach
6:00 pm – Willingdon Beach (Upper Lot): Naloxone Training and Overdose Prevention Information
6:30 pm – Willingdon Beach (Upper Lot): Memorial Tree Planting and Story Sharing Ceremony

Overdose Awareness Day has been a key remembrance event for those who have died from fatal drug overdoses since 2001. On August 31 thousands of people worldwide will stand alongside the friends and families of fatal overdose victims to reflect on those who have been lost. The event is organised on the understanding that no-one need feel shame or disgrace over a drug overdose.

Courtenay, BC

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 31, 2017 6 pm to 8 pm
Location: Simms Park, 489 Old Island Hwy, Courtenay, BC. V9N 1J6
Contact: Jennifer Hedican
Phone: 2503384487
Email: 1hed3@telus.net
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Come together to remember those who have died due to an overdose, to support those who are currently fighting addiction and to increase awareness of the disease of addiction.

New Westminster, BC

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day New Westminster, BC
Date: August 31, 2017 6 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Hyack Square, in New Westminster, British Columbia
Location: Hyack Square, beside the old Keg building, on Columbia Street (near New Westminster Skytrain station).
Contact: Sasha
Email: sbwood@uvic.ca

On August 31 let’s join together to remember loved ones and help prevent overdose in our community. Time to Remember. Time to Act. #EndOverdose #OverdoseAware2017 www.overdoseday.com

Event details: Everyone Welcome
Speakers, information, and time to remember those we loved and lost. More info TBA

Victoria, British Columbia

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: Thursday, August 31st, 2017. 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: 1 Centennial Square
Victoria BC
Contact: Heather Hobbs
Phone: 250-384-2366
Email: ioad2017vic@gmail.com
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“We Fight for Those We Love and Lost”
As the Opioid epidemic continues to impact communities across Canada, we invite families, friends and public to join us for a day of Remembrance for those lives lost. Our event will be a day of public awareness and education to help reduce the stigma of those who struggle with this health challenge. It will also be an opportunity to gather for a continued call for action to address this crisis and a meaningful Vigil to honour and remember loved ones that we have lost. The outline of events for this day include:
4:30 pm – 7:00 pm Education and Awareness/ Free Naloxone Training
4:30 pm – 8:00 pm A memorial activity to recognize the loss of a loved one
4:30 pm – 8:00 pm Information and Resource Tables
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm A rally and call to action featuring guest speakers
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Candlelight Vigil

North Bay, Ontario

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Gathering
Date: Thursday August 31, 2017 1:00-4:00pm
Location: City Hall Park
200 McIntyre Street E
North Bay Ontario
Contact: Brooke Bertrand
Phone: 705-472-6515 ext 260
Email: bbertrand@cccnip.com
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Sponsored by Community Counselling Centre of Nipissing and The AIDS Committee of North Bay and Area
Supported by Recovery Day North Bay Committee and North Bay and Area Drug Strategy Committee
Community Gathering to Remember and to Act and End Overdose

Nalaxone Training
2:30pm Balloon Release
Poetry reading, share your stories
Swag, snacks and prize drawings
Information on Recovery Day Event in September

Calgary, Alberta

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 31, 2017 11:30am-1pm
Location: Calgary City Hall
800 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, AB
Contact: Jessica Holtsbaum
Email: info.afcfa@gmail.com
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AWWEAR, Changing the Face of Addiction, and the Grateful or Dead will be carrying out awareness raising events throughout the day. Look for our volunteers in the downtown area handing out IOAD pins and information on how to get involved.

We will gather at City Hall a little before noon to listen and learn about the solutions from professionals in the field and those with lived experience.

We will honour those who have lost their lives to overdose with a Candlelight Walk at sunset along 17th Avenue.

Flags of Hope created for those we have lost will be displayed throughout the day.

Chatham, ON

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day: A Time To Remember, A Time To Act.
Date: August 31, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Location: Blythe Park – Mud Creek Recreational Trail
370 Tweedsmuir Ave W, Chatham, ON N7M 6H4
Parking available at park & street parking is available nearby.
Contact: Steve Pratt
Phone: (519) 784-2500
Email: stevep80@gmail.com
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A Time To Remember:

This is a memorial event that intends to reinforce that no one needs to feel shame or disgrace of someone who passes away from a drug-related overdose.

7:00 p.m. – Welcome
7:10 p.m. – First Nations Sunset Drummers
7:30 p.m. – Laurie Hicks speaks about her son, Ryan
7:45 p.m. – Memorial Tree Planting
8:00 p.m. – Water Lantern Ceremony

Light Refreshments & Fellowship to Follow

The Lantern Ceremony is in memory of those who have lost their lives due to an overdose, in support of the countless families across the the world mourning their loss, and in solidarity and strength for those still living with and fighting an addiction.

Participants will have an opportunity to write a message on their lantern before placing it into the water.

RAIN DATE: Sept. 1st, 7 pm, Same Location

A Time To Act:

SAVE A LIFE: OVERDOSE RESPONSE TRAINING
AIDS Support Chatham-Kent, 67 Adelaide St. S., Chatham, ON N7M 4R1

FREE Walk-In Training Sessions are offered at: 2:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., & 3:30 p.m.

Permanent injury and death from an overdose is preventable. Learn how to recognize the symptoms of an overdose and how to respond. All participants will receive a FREE NARCAN KIT as part of their training. No ID, Health Card or appointment is required. Simply show up!

KEEP CALM & CARRY NALOXONE T-SHIRT CAMPAIGN
We are asking everyone to wear a ‘SAVE A LIFE’ t-shirt. For information on how to get a shirt, please contact Julie Raymondo at: jraymondo@bluewatermethadoneclinic.ca.

Nanaimo, BC

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 31 2017 2 PM – 4 PM
Location: International Overdose Awareness Day
Maffeo Sutton Park
100 Comox Road
Nanaimos First
Contact: Tanya Hiltz
Phone: 2507551014
Email: ladyblackrose@telus.net

On August 31 thousands of people worldwide will stand beside the

friends and families of fatal overdose victims to reflect on their

losses. The event intends to reinforce the idea that no-one need

feel shame or disgrace at the death of someone from drug overdose.

Fort Erie, Ontario

Event: Overdose Awareness Gathering and Vigil
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 6:30 pm
Location: Central Fire Hall -444 Central Ave Fort Erie
Contact: Glen Walker, Executive Director of Positive Living Niagara
Phone: 905-984-8684 Ext. 112
Email: gwalker@positivelivingniagara.com
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As the opioid epidemic continues throughout the country and here in Niagara, Positive Living Niagara invites you to remember those who have passed away, reduce the stigma of drug use and drug-related deaths, and show support for your community.

On August 31st, 2017, International Overdose Awareness Day will be commemorated with a gathering and vigil at Central Fire Hall (444 Central Ave) in Fort Erie at 6:30pm. Speakers will be able to share messages and memories of those lost, and information from various community agencies will be available. Food will be provided. Attendees will be able to register for overdose prevention and response training, which includes receiving Naloxone, a drug that will temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

Vancouver, British Columbia

Event: The Commemorative Canvas: Event to honour hundreds of souls lost to the overdose crisis
Date: August 31st 12-4pm
Location: 58 W. Hastings Street,
Contact: Holly Kleban
Phone: 604-642-5809
Email: holly.kleban@vch.ca
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Downtown Eastside community partners Culture Saves Lives and Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society (WAHRS) in collaboration with Canadian Association of People Who Use Drugs (CAPUD) will be hosting an event on August 31st, International Day for Overdose Awareness, to memorialize those lost to British Columbia’s overdose crisis.
According to the BC Coroners Service, between January 2016 and May 2017 there have been 1607 illicit drug overdose deaths in British Columbia. Despite the mass attention that this has attracted both from the public and the media, efforts have been unable to successfully reduce the number of overdose incidents, and people continue to die at alarming rates. In May of 2017 129 people died of suspected overdose; this equates to more than 4 people every single day.
It’s easy to talk about these numbers and lose site of the devastating human loss, and the effects that this loss has at a community level. This event will give a voice to those that have been affected by this crisis. The day will feature a commemorative art canvas and attendees will be encouraged to add the names of those lost, as well as artistic tributes, to the canvas using paints or markers provided by the organizers. The hope is that this canvas will make its way to Parliament Hill in Ottawa where it can tell a more personalized story of the overdose crisis in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. The day will also feature speakers from local organizations that support harm reduction, and will include those with lived experience and allies, as well as First Nations’ elders. Food will be provided by the organizers.
This event is one of several coordinated events being organized by CAPUD across Canada in honour of International Day for Overdose Awareness.

Kamloops, British Columbia

Event: Kamloops International Overdose Awareness Day 2017
Date: Thursday, August 31st, 2017 12 Noon till 9PM
Location: Riverside Park, (near or on the Bandshell Lawn), 100 Lorne St, Kamloops, BC
Contact: Sherry Robinson
Phone:
Email: kamloopsodawareday@gmail.com
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To be located near the Riverside Park Bandshell in the afternoon before, during and after the Music In The Park (all ages) performance called, Big Dance Party, by Magesty on Thursday, August 31st, 2017.
The Purpose of International Overdose Awareness Day is to focus on prevention, remembrance, as well as decrease the stigma towards people with Substance Use Addictions.
This public event will be an inclusive family friendly awareness day that focuses on prevention and remembrance as well as social inclusion that encourages community conversations to expand understanding and compassion for people with substance use addictions as well as their families and friends.
12pm-8pm Join our Sharing Circle Music/Conversations & Activiities
12pm-8pm Join in creating Memorlal Flags
12pm-8pm Browse our Information Booths
12pm-4pm Join in creating Posters for the Demonstration March
4pm-6pm Join our Demonstration March around downtown Kamloops
7-8:30pm Join our Sharing Circles, Memorial Flag Craft, Browse our Information Booths while listening and participating in the ajoining Music In The Park venue, Big Dance Party by Majesty (an all ages show).
8:30-9:30 pm Join our Candlelight Vigil (flameless candles)

Nanaimo, BC

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 31 2017 2 PM- 4 PM
Location: Maffeo Sutton Park
100 Comox Road
Nanaimo B.c.
Contact: Tanya Hiltz
Phone: 2507551014
Email: ladyblackrose@telus.net

On August 31 thousands of people worldwide will stand beside the friends and families of fatal overdose victims to reflect on their losses. The event intends to reinforce the idea that no-one need feel shame or disgrace at the death of someone from drug overdose.

Oakville, Ontario

Event: 4th Annual International Overdose Awareness Day of Halton
Date: Thursday August 31, 2017 6:00-7:30PM
Location: Oakville Towne Square, 212 Lakeshore Rd E, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Contact: Tracey Stark
Phone: 5198410122
Email: resiliency4recovery@gmail.com
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Resiliency 4 Recovery, with funding from the Trillium Youth Opportunities Fund as well as the Oakville Community Foundation’s Graeme Moffat Memorial Fund, is holding the 4th Annual International Overdose Awareness Day of Halton. This event will focus on prevention and remembrance through guest speakers with a candlelight vigil. Through this event our community will come together in a stigma free and safe environment, bringing individuals closer together in healing. For more information please visit Resiliency 4 Recovery (R4R) on Facebook.

St. John’s, Newfoundland

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day – St. John’s
Date: Aug 31st, 2017 1-3pm
Location: Bannerman Park, St. John’s
Contact: Jen smith
Phone:
Email:

A community gathering to raise awareness, educate, and to respect those who have been affected by overdose. Bringing community organizations together to create dialogue around the ongoing overdose crisis, and to set goals for change.

Waterloo Region: Cambridge and Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Event: Overdose Awareness Day Community BBQ
Date: August 21st in Cambridge and August 27th in Kitchener Cambridge, Dickson Park from 4-6 pm and Kitchener, Victoria Park from 12-2 pm
Location: August 21st: Cambridge, Ontario, at Dickson Park (James & Park Ave)
4 – 6 pmAugust 27th: Kitchener, Victoria Park (David & Jubilee St)
12 – 2 pm
Contact: Kathy McKenna
Phone: 519-575-4400 extension 5386
Email: kmckenna@regionofwaterloo.ca
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Overdose affects every single one of us. Find out how you can make a difference.

Come out to a free community BBQ for Overdose Awareness Day. Learn about overdose prevention. Get a free Naloxone Kit. Visit Sanguen’s Community Health Van. Obtain harm reduction supplies and return used supplies. Listen to live music. Free food and refreshments.

Powell River, BC

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 31st 2017 6:00 p.m.
Location: Willingdon Beach
Contact: Amanda Evans
Phone:
Email: amanda@prcrc.org

The event will be held at Willingdon Beach and is open to all members of the community. The event will involve a memorial tree planting, story sharing and overdose prevention information.

Edmonton, Alberta

Event: International Overdoses Awareness Day
Date: August 31, 2017 12:15PM to 1:00PM
Location: Alberta Legislature
10800 97 Ave NW Edmonton AB
Contact: Mathew Wong
Phone: 780-424-4106 Ext. 210/211
Email:
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On Thursday August 31st, 2017 at 1215 on the steps of the Alberta Legislature, Streetworks, along with the other Harm Reduction agencies will be hosting International Overdose Awareness Day.

Since 2008, Streetworks has been hosting the event to first honor the lives of those needlessly lost to unintentional drug overdose, and secondly to raise awareness and reduce stigma surrounding this painful issue that affects people from all walks of life. There will be information booths, overdose prevention/naloxone training, a memorial wall and guest speakers beginning at 12:15PM

Grande Prairie, Alberta

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

This event will be held at Muskoseepi park and includes a free BBQ, a commemoration wall, naloxone kit distribution, live music and tributes for those who continue to struggle. Throughout the weeks leading up to the event, there will be awareness raising campaigns with flag creation sessions, positive energy stones, and awareness bracelet distribution.
Come out and share with those who are struggling, celebrate with those who have overcome, and support those who have lost loved ones.

Orangeville, ON

Event: Dufferin’s 1st Annual Overdose Awareness Day
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 10:30 – 1:00
Location: Edelbrock Centre
30 Centre Street,
Orangeville, ON
L9W 2X1
Contact: Kristy Fearon
Phone: 519-942-4122 x226
Email: kristy@familytransitionplace.ca
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10:30 am – 11:30 am Walk to Remember (3 km)
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Proclamation and Memorial Tree Planting Ceremony
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm BBQ, Health Fair and Speeches from family members and an individual with lived experience

Ottawa, ON

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

National Overdose Awareness day is an event held every year to commemorate those who have passed due to problematic substance use and those who still struggle with addictive behaviours. It is an hour long ceremony with guest speakers discussing the challenges faced by those affected by addictions and a call out for broader support in terms of drug policy’s in our communities.

Winnipeg, MB

Event: Pride and Honour
Date: August 31, 2017 12:15pm
Location: Manitoba Legislative Building
450 Broadway
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 0V8
On the steps of the legislative building
Contact: Arlene Kolb and Christine Dobbs
Phone: 204-474-1048
Email: Ommm@shaw.ca
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Type of Event: Please join us on the steps of the legislative on International Overdose Awareness Day. We will host our second gathering to honour those that have lost their battle with Addiction, a disease that has literally killed a generation of youth. We will talk for those who no longer talk for themselves, but want to be heard. share in our grief, and help stamp out the stigma, talk about compassion for those still struggling.

Hamilton, Ontario

Event: Overdose Awareness Day Event and Memorial
Date: 31 August 2017 2pm-5pm
Location: Hamilton City Hall – 71 Main St West (corner of Bay and Main), Hamilton ON L8P 4Y5
Contact: Margot Corbin
Phone: 905-546-2424 x7475
Email: margot.corbin@hamilton.ca
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An event to commemorate the lives of those who have died due to overdose.

Community agencies will have tables to inform others about their services
There will be speakers, including those whose lives have been affected by overdose.
A visual memorial to recognize and remember the lives that have been lost.

Vancouver, British Columbia

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil & Rally
Date: August 31,2017 5 pm until 8 pm
Location: North Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Contact: Tabitha Montgomery
Phone: 604 445 9299
Email: tvmontgomery2014@gmail.com
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This is a Vigil to remember those who’ve died from drug overdose deaths
and pay respect to their surviving family,friends,partners,coworkers,etc.

The Rally will be a peaceful presentation of tables set up with participants
from various active addiction social / medical services.As well as a variety
of social and support resources.Including Advocacy and Support Groups
from around the lower mainland of Vancouver City,BC.

Guest Speakers will be from various Addiction Health and Social Services.
Guests Names will be announced/ added in the future upon confirmation.
Participants will be added on the IOAD Vancouver Page and Event Invite
as they are also confirmed.The list is sure to grow over time so please
feel free to follow the FB Page linked with his registered IOAD Event listing.

The goal is to share up to date resources and facts on Drug policy changes,
Overdose Prevention information,Support and Social Services available for
all walks of life effected by Addiction and Mental Health issues in their lives.

COSTA RICA

Liberia Guanacaste

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

DENMARK

Copenhagen, Denmark

Event: Antidote APP release
Date: August 31. 4.pm – 6.pm.
Location: Halmtorvet 15, 1755 Copenhagen, Denmark
Contact: Michael Lodberg Olsen
Phone: + 45 25 85 24 85
Email: mlo@antidote.dk
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On the International Owerdose Awareness Day Antidote Denmark is presenting a brand new app, that supplies you with all the basic information you need to know to make a difference between live and death, when facing a drug overdose.

FRANCE

Reunion Island Saint Paul

Event: journée internationale de l overdose
Date: 3108 17
Location:https://www.facebook.com/events/444934739220240/
Contact:
Phone:
Email:

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

GEORGIA

Tbilisi, Rustavi, Telavi, Kutaisi, Samtredia, Ozurgeti, Batumi, Gori, Zugdidi

Event: Save the Life!
Date: 31 August 2017 7pm
Location: The event will be held in 10 different locations, in the following cities of Georgia:
Tbilisi, Rustavi, Telavi, Kutaisi, Samtredia, Ozurgeti, Batumi, Gori, Zugdidi.
All are welcome!
For details please email at: newvector444@yahoo.com
Contact: Konstantine Labartkava
Phone: 995 555101994
Email: Newvector444@yahoo.com
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Georgian Network of People Who Use Drugs (GeNPUD) organizes overdose event on August 31, 2017.
Overdose Day will be marked with lifelong trees’ planting. To commemorate deceased from Overdose, protest against repressive drug policy and to support the adoption of the National Drug Policy Platform submitted draft package in the parliament. The threes will be planted in 10 different location, in the cities of Georgia

IRELAND

Dublin, Ireland

Event: HSE, UISCE, SAOL and NFSN together for the International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: 31.08.2017 11:00-12:00h
Location: SAOL Project, 58 Amiens Street.
Contact: María Otero
Phone:
Email: maria@myuisce.org
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The HSE, UISCE, SAOL Project and NFSN have joined forces to increase awareness of Naloxone and its availability at a small event attended by media. The event will feature several speakers: Denis O’Driscoll Chief II Pharmacist, Addiction Services, HSE; as well as members of the community of people who use drugs and family members affected by Overdose.

Dublin

Event: Overdose awareness workshop
Date: 31/8/17 2 pm to 4 pm
Location: St Dominics contact centre
St Dominics road
Old Bawn
Tallaght
Dublin 24
Contact: Linda holden
Phone: 353852295772
Email: Lxholden@mail.com
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A workshop from 2 pm to 4 pm with short video , discussion and light refreshments to discuss overdose awareness to service users and their families

Limerick

Event: Ana Liffey Overdose and Naloxone workshop
Date: Tuesday 29th August 2017 9am-1pm
Location: Bedford Row Homeless Services, Limerick
Contact: Rachel O’Donoghue
Phone: 0851559158
Email: rachel.odonoghue@aldp.ie
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Ana Liffey staff will provide a workshop on Naloxone, CPR and the Recovery position to the residents of Bedford Row Homeless Services.

Limerick

Event: Limerick Responds to Opiate Overdose
Date: Friday 1st September 2017 1-2pm
Location: The Health Hub, Patrick Street, Limerick
Contact: Jenny Hannon
Phone: 083 4791264
Email: jenny.hannon@novas.ie

Public Seminar with speakers from Ana Liffey Drug Project, Novas and Partnership for Health Equity on polydrug use, overdose prevention and harm reduction initiatives to make the lives of opiate users safer.

Limerick

Event: Ana Liffey and Partnership for health Equity Naloxone Drive
Date: Thursday 31st August 2017 2-5pm
Location: Saint Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen, Limerick
Contact: Rachel O’Donoghue
Phone: 0851559158
Email: rachel.odonoghue@aldp.ie
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Ana Liffey staff will provide Naloxone training and Dr.Patrick O’Donnell will be prescribing Naloxone to people who use the facilities of Saint Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen in Limerick City.

Limerick

Event: Novas Naloxone Drive
Date: Thursday 31st August 2017 9am-1pm
Location: McGarry House
Contact: Jenny Hannon
Phone: 083 4791264
Email: jenny.hannon@novas.ie
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Novas staff will provide Naloxone training and prescribing to residents of Novas McGarry House

Limerick

Event: Ana Liffey and Partnership for Health Equity Naloxone Drive
Date: Wednesday 30th August 2017 2-5pm
Location: Ana Liffey Drug Project, Ballysimon Road, Limerick
Contact: Rachel O’Donoghue
Phone: 0851559158
Email: rachel.odonoghue@aldp.ie
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Ana Liffey staff will provide Naloxone training and Dr.Patrick O’Donnell will be onsite to prescribe Naloxone to people who use our services.

Limerick

Event: Ana Liffey&Novas -Overdose Awareness Quiz and discussion
Date: Tuesday 28th August 2017 2-4pm
Location: Novas, McGarry House, Limerick
Contact: Jenny
Phone: 083 4791264
Email: jenny.hannon@novas.ie
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Ana Liffey and Novas will host a quiz with residents of McGarry House homeless accommodation. This fun event will provide learning and discussion on overdose prevention and management.

Clare

Event: Ana Liffey Overdose Specific Outreach
Date: Thursday 31st August 2017 2-4pm
Location: Probation Offices, Ennis, Co.Clare
Contact: Shane Laffan
Phone: 0857537073
Email: shane.laffan@aldp.ie
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Ana Liffey staff will proactively meet with people who use drugs and people who are likely to witness and overdose in Probation offices in Ennis. They will provide overdose prevention and management information and advice.

Limerick

Event: Ana Liffey Overdose Specific Outreach
Date: Monday 28th August 2017 2-4pm
Location: Limerick City
Contact: Rachel O’Donoghue
Phone: 0851559158
Email: rachel.odonoghue@aldp.ie
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Ana Liffey staff will proactively meet with people who use drugs and people who are likely to witness and overdose. They will provide overdose prevention and management information and advice.

North Tipperary

Event: Ana Liffey Overdose Specific Outreach
Date: 28th August 2017 9am-1pm
Location: Thurles, North Tipperary
Contact: Pat Galligan
Phone: 0851436981
Email: pat.galligan@aldp.ie
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Ana Liffey staff will proactively meet people who use drugs and people who are likely to witness an overdose throughout Thurles. They will deliver overdose prevention and management information to these individuals.

Limerick

Event: CPR and Recovery Position Demonstration
Date: Monday 28th August 2017 2-4pm
Location: Novas McGarry House
Contact: Jenny Hannon
Phone: 083 4791264
Email: jenny.hannon@aldp.ie
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Novas will demonstrate CPR and the recovery position to people at risk of overdose and who are likely to witness overdose.

LEBANON

Beirut, Lebanon

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: 7 September 2017 None
Location: Sen el fil – Beirut – Youssef Karam Street, Daou bldg, 1st Floor
Contact: Nassam Dgheim
Phone: 1482428
Email: n.dgheim@sidc-lebanon.org
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Launching a video with a Lebanese Band who support our work!

MYANMAR (BURMA)

Myitkyina City, Moe Gang township and Hopin township Kachin State, Myanmar

Event: International overdose awareness day event
Date: 31- August – 2017 10:00 am to 12:30pm
Location: The project sites of Me’decins du Monde- Myanmar
1- MdM Drop in Center in Myitkyina City, Kachin State
2- MdM Drop in Center in Hopin township, Kachin State
3- Moe Gang hospital in Moe Gang township, Kachin State
Contact: Nu Nu Liwn, Advocacy Officer
Phone: +9509440799798
Email: advocacyofficer.kcn.mdmmyanmar@gmail.com

Me’decins du Monde will organize the international overdose awareness day event in its three project sites of Kachin State, Myanmar on the same date, 31th August.These sites are located in Myitkyina city, Moe Gang township and Hopin township. Most of the participants may be the PWUD and their family members, methadone clients, MdM staff and local harm reduction committee members. The objectives are to raise awareness of overdose and to reduce the stigma of a drug-related death.

NEPAL

Kathmandu

Event: Music For Social Cause
Date: 31/08/2017 5pm
Location: Venue):Syano Gucharan Football Ground
Address:Syano Gaucharan,Kathmandu,Nepal
Contact: Bibek Adhikari
Phone: +977-01-9860690455
Email: sambavchha@gmail.com
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Respected all,
We are going to organize a musical concert at “Syano Gaucharan Football Ground” on 31st August which is “International Overdose Awareness Day”. We are going to organize awareness program on that day and we will be focused to help people to cope the problem of overdose and will provide techniques and also provide harm reduction materials through that program.Through that program we will raise few funds for street level and homeless drug addicts who cannot afford rehabilitation treatment facility and will support them to come out of drug problem by supporting them for treatment.As we know homeless and street level of Drug users are not more aware of harm reduction,substitutes and problem of drug overdose so that we will be saving many life through that event.We would like to appeal for support from your side in this social cause so that we can make this event more effective and could include many street level drug users and homeless around Kathmandu Streets.

NORWAY

Ålesund

Location: Terminalen Byscene (Keiser Wilhelmsgate 6)
Time: Kl. 19.00–21.00

Event Information:
Konferansier Leif Hovde
– Appell
– Hege Brekke med sin fortelling «Spor i snøen»
– Sofaprat med Leif Hovde, Hege Brekke, Kari Nesset ved Ålesund behandlingssenter, Emthe Vollstad O’neill i pårørendeprosjektet og Frode Hessen fra Ålesund kommune. Temaet er «Veien videre». Hva er viktig for den som skal komme seg videre? Hvilke utfordringer står en som er ute av rusen overfor? Hvordan ses dette fra et pårørendeperspektivet?
– Musikalsk innslag med Sonja Remmen Alnes
– Lystenning
Arrangementet er et samarbeidsprosjekt mellom Kirkens Bymisjon, Kirkens SOS, Blå Kors, Camilla Tafjord Stiftelse, Ålesund kommune, Landsforeningen for Pårørende innen Psykisk helse (LPP) og Røde Kors.

Haugesund

Location: Haraldsgata (v/Fiskerne)
og Skåre Kirke

Event Information:
Kl. 14.00-16.00, Haraldsgata (v/Fiskerne)
– Stands med utdeling av brosjyrer etc.
– Servering av gratis vafler og kaffe.
– Musikalsk innslag ved Raymond Eriksen.
– Hjerte- og lungeredning-demo ved Norsk Folkehjelp.
Kl. 17.30-19.00, Skåre Kirke
– Andakt.
– Lystenning.
– Appell.
– Musikalske innslag ved Espen Fernando, Matti Røssland og Stangeland Brass.
– Servering av kaffe og kake.

Skien

Time: Kl. 18.00
Location: Doktorhuset (Kongensgate 3)

Event Information: – Foredrag og informasjon.
– Sang og musikk.
– Underholdning.
– Kaffe og kaker m.m.

Sarpsborg

Time: Kl. 12.00
Location: Byhagen, Astridsgate

Event Information:
Minnemarkering i Byhagen i Astridsgate:
– Appell
– Lystenning
– Musikk
– Servering av kaffe og vafler

Mysen

Time: Kl. 13.00
Location: Mysen Kirke og kaféen til Kirkens Bymisjon

Event Information: 
Minnemarkering i Mysen Kirke. Musikere fra Eidsberg menighet og Koret ved Phønix Haga deltar.
Samling i kaféen til Kirkens Bymisjon i Mysen (Kløverveien 11) i etterkant av minnemarkeringen i Mysen kirke.

Moss

Time: Kl. 17.00
Location: Moss Amfi (kjøpesenter) og Varmestua

Event Information:
Kl. 17.00: Minnemarkering på Moss Amfi (kjøpesenter)
– Appeller
– Lystenning
– Musikk
Rosevandring fra kjøpesenteret til vannfontenen utenfor Moss kirke – legger ned roser ved fontenen.
Stand på kjøpesenteret hele dagen
Kl. 18.00: Kaffe på Varmestua, og kort info fra daglig leder Arild Nilsen.
Markeringen i Moss er i samarbeid mellom Kirkens Bymisjon, Moss kommune, Moss menighet, Frelsesarmeen og Varmestua.

Lillehammer

Time: Kl. 12.00–14.00
Location: Sigrid Undsetsplass (i gågata).

Event Information: – Stand med informasjon om overdose og forebygging.
– Appell ved rustjenesten
– Ambulanse vil være på plass med ambulansepersonell som demonstrerer HLR på dukker og gir veiledning og informasjon. Publikum får anledning til å prøve HLR.
– Musikalsk innslag.
– Servering av kaffe og vafler.

Kristiansand

Time: Kl. 10.30-14:
Location: Markensgate.

Feltsykepleien medlemmer av nettverk rus holder stand.
Kl. 10.30-12.30:og Øvre Torv
Førstehjelpsundervisning ved Feltsykepleien og Terje Refsnes.
Kl. 19.30: Kristiansand Domkirke
Lysmesse.

Holmestrand

Time: Kl. 13–15
Location: Møtestedet (Langgaten 34)

Event Information:
– Ambulansetjenesten er til stede og viser førstehjelp ved mistanke om overdose.
– Politiet er til stede og svarer på spørsmål om politiets rolle når de bistår ambulansetjenesten.
– Møtestedet spanderer burger, kake og vafler.

Halden

Time: Kl. 11.30–12.30
Location: Halden Stasjon

Event Information: 
Minnemarkering på Halden Stasjon:
– Appell
– Lystenning
– Diktlesning
– Musikalsk innslag

Drammen

Time: Kl. 15.00
Location: Bragernes Torg (scenen)

Event Information: 
– Stand på torget
– Appeller
– Musikalske innslag
– Servering av kaffe og vafler
– Ballongslipp

Tønsberg

Location: Farmandstorvet og Møtestedet hos Kirkens Bymisjon
Date:

Kl. 17: StandsKl. 18:
– Musikalsk innslag ved Frelsesarmeen
– Appellanter
Kl. 19: Servering og underholdning – Møtestedet, Kirkens Bymisjon (Storgaten 9).
Appellanter:
– Cecilie Nordberg
– Per Jahnsen, Kirkens Bymisjon

Tromsø

Time: Kl. 18.00
Location: Kongeparken

Event Information:
Program:
– Appeller
– Dikt
– Musikalsk innslag
Suppe hos Kirkens Bymisjon i etterkant av markering i parken.

Trondheim

Time: Kl. 13–15
Location: Scenen utenfor Trondheim Torg

Event Information: 
– Åpning ved Ordfører Rita Ottervik.
– Informasjon om dagen ved Jan Erik Skjølås.
– Appell ved Thorvald Stoltenberg.
– Mental Band.
– Appell ved Åse – pårørende.
– The Skulls med gjestegitarist Skjalg Raaen.
– Appell ved bruker Rachel Halvorsen.
– Ballongslipp
– Felles vandring til Vår Frues kirke for lystenning.

Stavanger

Location: Stavanger kino, parken ved Breiavannet og St. Petri Kirke

Kl. 15.30-17.00: Stavanger kino viser «Oslo 31. august».Kl. 17.00: Parken ved Breiavannet
– Åpningstale v/Kåre Reiten
– Sang og musikk v/Atlars
– Opplæring/oppfriskning av Hjerte- og lungeredning
– Stand v/bruker- og pårørendeorganisasjoner og hjelpeapparat
Kl. 18.00: Parken ved Breiavannet – fellesmarkering Stavanger/Sandnes
– Sang og musikk v/Kaia G. Røsland m/Bymisjonens Husband
– Appell v/Mette Gjermundsen, pårørende
– Appell v/Trond Arne Ausdal, brukerorganisasjonen proLAR
Kl. 18.45: Rosetog fra parken til St. Petri Kirke
Kirkerommet er åpent med stille musikk frem til gudstjenesten starter.
Kl. 19.30: Minnegudstjeneste i St. Petri Kirke.
– Medvirkende: Øyvind Justnes Andersen, Bjørg Tysdal Moe og Anne Lise Ådnøy
– Sang v/Kaia G. Røsland og Tormod Eikill
– Kirkekaffe etter gudstjenesten

Ski

Time: Kl. 12–15
Location: Foran Rådhuset i Ski

Event Information:
Markering av Verdens overdosedag med en installasjon, servering av vafler og kaffe samt utdeling av informasjon.

Sandnes

Time: Kl. 15.00–16.30,
fortsetter deretter i Stavanger fra kl. 18.00
Location: Ruten

Event Information:
– Åpning v/ordfører i Sandnes Stanley Wirak
– Musikkinnslag v/Jossi Markhus m/flere
– Appell v/ Linda Sæland Oftedal fra Alarm
– Stands v/bruker- og pårørendeforeninger og hjelpeapparat
Arrangør: FunkisHuset, Byprestene, Veiledningssenteret, ProLar, LMS og Sandnes kommune.
Markeringen fortsetter med felles program i Stavanger – se programmet for Stavanger for mer detaljer.

Sandefjord

Time: Kl. 11–13
Location: Sandar Herredshus

Event Information: 
– Åpning ved ordfører Bjørn Ole Gleditsch
– Musikk ved Morten Vestly band
– Drop-in førstehjelpskurs for alle
– Grillmat og kake
Tilstede: A-larm, LAR, AMK, politiet, gatefotballen, psykisk helse og rustjenesten, feltpleien

Porsgrunn

Time: 18.00–20.30
Location: Ælvespeilet, kulturhus sal 2

Event Information:
– Åpning
– Musikk
– Diktlesing
– Appell

Oslo

Time: Kl. 18.00–19.30
Location: Rådhusplassen, der hvor VM i gatefotball arrangeres.

Event Information:
Program er under planlegging, men det vil være appeller fra pårørende, fagfolk og brukerorganisasjoner samt musikalskt innslag.
Det vil også være en markering av Verdens overdosedag på Prindsen mottakssenter, kl. 13.00-15.00. Her vil det være mulig for brukergruppen å komme og minnes de de har mistet, samt få litt oppdatering på kunnskap om både førstehjelp, SWITCH og nalokson nesespray.

Jørpeland

Time: Dagtid
Location: Strand videregående skole, Tau

Event Information:– Stand på videregående skole med informasjon av personell i rusomsorg og brukerrepresentant.
– Åpen kafe for rusmiddelavhengige stiller med vafler.
– Ev. deltakelse fra ambulansetjenesten (ikke endelig avklart).

Fredrikstad

Location: Stortorvet i Fredrikstad sentrum samt flere væresteder i byen

Time and Event Information:Hovedarrangement fra scenen på Stortorvet fra kl. 15.00–16.30.
– Musikkinnslag ved Mestringskoret og artist Stian Soli.
– Appeller fra kommunen og pårørende- og brukerorganisasjoner ved Ordfører, Pårørendesenteret og GatemagaZinet.
– Minneord, minnebok og roseseremoni ved gateprest Per Christian Skauen, Kirkens Bymisjon.
Stands på Stortorvet fra kl. 15.00–18.00.
– Servering av kaffe og vafler.
– Opplysningsvirksomhet: Utdeling av diverse informasjon, brosjyrer og lignende.
– Demonstrasjon av livredning fra Ambulansetjenesten og brannsikkerhet fra Brannvesenet.
Åpne væresteder utover kvelden:
– Varmestua
– Bryggekapellet
– Pårørendesenteret i Britannia huset

Bærum

Time: 11.00–14.00
Location: Bybroa og Kolsåssikten i Sandvika

Event Information: 
– Stand med utdeling av brosjyrer ved Bybroa.
– Førstehjelpsundervisning/trening på Kolsåssikten.

Bodø

Time: Kl. 14.00–16.00
Location: Møtestedet (Bankgata 9) og Bodø Domkirke (Torvgata 12)

Event Information:
14.00: Vi ønsker folk velkommen til minnemarkeringen og Vibeke Kleveland informerer om naloxon nesespray.
14.15: Vi serverer følgende mat. Suppe og snitter.
14.45: Christina Ellefsen som er vår gatediakon kjører en lystenning m/minnemarkering. Her kan de som ønsker det tenne lys i lystenningsrommet.
15.15: Kaffe og kaker blir servert.
15.30 Musikk med Kim Lie
16.30 Vi går sammen fra bymisjonen og til Domkirken
17.00 Minnemarkering i Domkirken. Musikk m/blant annet Kim Lie
Det vil være mulighet for samtaler etter lystenningen i bymisjonen og minnemarkeringen i Domkirken.

Bergen

Time: Kl. 17.00
Location: Festplassen

Event Information: 
Appeller fra:
– Sindre Remme Strand fra proLAR
– Pårørendeappellant
– Kari Dyregrov fra Høskolen på Vestlandet og Senter for Krisepsykologi
Musikk ved
– Lost and Found
– Ian G
– Hvelvet
Bergen kommune står for regi av markeringen, i tett samarbeid med Helse Bergen, private og ideelle organisasjoner og stiftelser innen rusfeltet, Landsforbundet mot stoffmisbruk (LMS), Foreningen for human narkotikapolitikk (FHN), proLAR og LARnett.
Vi håper mange har anledning til å delta på markeringen.

Asker

Time: Kl. 16.00–18.00
Location: scene utenfor Kulturhuset og Gatekapellet

Event Information 
Scene utenfor Kulturhuset fra kl. 16.00–18.00:
– Appeller
– Dikt og musikk
– Stands med Asker kommune; Psykisk helse- og rustjenester, Ambulansetjenesten, Brannvesenet ved Trygg hjemme, Recoveryverkstedet i Asker, LPP, LAR-Nett, Kirkens Feltarbeid og A-larm / Grindestua – brukerstyrt rusfri møteplass.

Gatekapellet åpent for minnestund kl. 16.30-18.00:
– Lystenning
– Prest fra Kirkens Feltarbeid vil være tilstede.

Arendal

Time: Kl. 19.00
Location: Trefoldighetskirken

Event Information 
– Solidaritetsgudstjeneste ved Åsta Ledaal.
– Jan Dørum fra Maritastifelsen.
– Musikk ved Esben Holm Eskelund.

Det blir også stand på Sam Eydes plass kl 11-13 ved Blå Kors Steg for Steg og Arendal kommunes overdoseteam.

Arendal Videregående skole og Sam Eyde Videregående skole har markeringer for sine elever i storefri.

PAKISTAN

Islamabad

Event: SAVE TOMORROW II – Time to Remember Time to Act
Date: 26 August 2017 1600 hrs
Location: Sports Complex
Kashmir Highway
Islamabad – Pakistan
Contact: Mr. Faisal Latif
Phone: +92 300 5230801
Email: info@kkawf.org
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Karim Khan Afridi Welfare Foundation (KKAWF), a non-profit organization, working for drug awareness among teenagers in Pakistan, will commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day in Pakistan. Last year we commemorated for the first time in Pakistan, and this year we are planning to extend this event to more participants.

We will arrange a professional football match with National Level Teams. The participants will be students from various educational institutions and their families. The match will be followed by Musical performance of renowned artists and performers.

SCOTLAND

Aberdeen, Scotland

Event: Lives worth remembering!
Date: 31/8/2017 11-12pm
Location: ADA. Hadden Street Aberdeen.
Contact: Jemma
Phone: 07709797884
Email: carolinebtlr@gmail.com

Tea and coffee and bakes served at ADA. Name hearts to be hanged on tree opposite ADA.
A short reading by a family member.

Dundee

Event: Addaction Dundee International Overdose Awareness Day 2017
Date: 31st August 2017 TBC
Location: Addaction Dundee
The Signpost Centre
Lothian Crescent
Dundee
DD4 HU
Contact: Bobbie Haggart & Dave Barrie
Phone: 01382 206888
Email: dda@addaction.org.uk
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This will be our fourth year of supporting International Overdose Awareness Day, providing families, loved ones, professionals and the community a safe place to come and remember those they have lost to overdose. This years event will be held in our beautiful “Garden of Hope” with a remembrance service led by Rev Robert Calvert. Please come and join us to share your stories and educate all that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.

SERBIA

Pančevo, Srbija

Event: Vreme sećanja, vreme za akciju
Date: 31.08.2017. +11:00 – 20:00 GMT
Location: Pančevo main city square, King Petar I ( Kralja Petra I )
Contact: Milan Lazarov
Phone: +381 61 322 8323
Email: novaplus@hotmail.rs
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1. ceremonial event: candle lighting, banner signing, sharing of the promotional materials, serving coffee
2. Educational event: panel discussion including drug users, representatives of police, medicine, NGO`s, and medias.

SOUTH AFRICA

Johannesburg, South Africa

Event: SANCA South Africa Overdose Day 31 August 2017
Date: 31 August 2017 8h00 to 24h00
Location: 2 Whitney Road
Whitney Gardens
Lyndhurst
Johannesburg
South Africa
2192
Contact: Louina le Roux
Phone: +27 118923829
Email: sancanational@telkomsa.net
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SANCA Heidelberg: a Unity parade through the town of Heidelberg in Gauteng, South Africa by all NPO’s. This centre have built a float with different people dressed as the various substances and one person completely in silver for International Overdose Day 2017.

SANCA Aurora: Drama and arts by clients in treatment to create awareness about the dangers of overdosing.

SANCA Nishtara: Linking women and International Overdose Day through community dialogues in Lenasia, Johannesburg.

SANCA Far North: Social media campaign to create awareness will be run.

SANCA National: a Social media campaign is run by SANCA National and press release was send to media partners. 5,000 Flyers were printed and distributed to various communities thorughout South Africa in partnership with the 29 SANCA treatment centres, the South African Federation for Mental Health and the Compassionate Friends NPO that held a national conference on the 27th of August 2017 in Durban.

SPAIN

Barcelona – Catalunya-España

Event: #NoMésMortsPerSobredosi
Date: 31 de agosto de 2017 De 17 a 20h
Location: plaça de Sant Jaume de Barcelona.
Catalunya- España
Contact: José Carbonell Viscasillas
Phone: + 34 606237532
Email: motor@catnpud.org
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Estimad@s tod@s,

el próximo día 31 de agosto se organiza en la plaza Sant Jaume de Barcelona el Día mundial de sensibilización sobre la sobredosis.
CATNPUD organiza un evento de las 5 a las 10 de la tarde, y queremos añadir más visibilidad el evento a munt, usando en particular las redes sociales.
Desde el grupo de organización del evento os pedimos ayuda urgente a todas las organizaciones personas socias. Necesitamos hacer más rumbo en las redes. Usar siempre en todas comunicaciones estas dos claves digitales :
Hashtag: #NoMésMortsPerSobredosi (en facebook i en twitter)
Web: www.catnpud.org/sobredosi

Lo ideal es hacer mensajes que incluyan ambos hashtag y enlace de la web. Para esto hemos prepardo un par de mensages cortos adjuntos basados en las revindicaciones. Os invitamos para hacer corta-pega de estos mensajes y aprovecharlos para BOMBARDEAR vuestras redes (twitter, facebook, linkedin, instagram, lo que sea) hasta el mismo día 31.

Barcelona, Catalunya

Event: Día mundial de prevenció de sobredosi
Date: 31 agost 2017 TBD
Location: Plaça Sant Jaume de Barcelona.
Contact: Grupo Motor Catnpud
Phone:
Email: info@catnpud.org
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Des de la Xarxa Catalana de Persones que Usen Drogues (CATNPUD), en ocasió del Dia Mundial de Sensibilització vers la Sobredosi, volem denunciar que les persones amb experiències de consum de substàncies psicoactives no només hem de lluitar contra l’estigma social, la desigualtat i l’exclusió, sinó que també som les principals víctimes d’una Guerra contra les Drogues que ens exposa a riscos evitables, incloent morts per sobredosi.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 en mesures sociosanitàries integrals, i emparin les nostres demandes (veure’ls enwww.catnpud.org/sobredosi).

Per això us volem convidar a participar de l’acte, portant una planta per recordar a les persones mortes en la Guerra contra les Drogues.

També podeu donar suport compartint els vostres testimonis a través de les xarxes socials, utilitzant els hashtags: #NoMésMortsPerSobredosi
#OverdoseAware2017

La cita serà el proper 31 d’Agost de les 17h a les 22h a la Plaça Sant Jaume de Barcelona

UK

Lancashire

Event: Celebration, Remembrance & Community Event
Date: 31/08/2017 12-4pm
Location: The Pavillion
Fleetwood Memorial Park
FY7 6TU
Contact: Katie Egan
Phone: 07867 805042
Email: Katie.egan@cgl.org.uk
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Free community activities & Lunch
Balloon Release
Fund raising cheque presentation by the parent of someone who died

Brighton, East Sussex

Event: IOAD Community Event & Memorial
Date: 31.8.17 11am-4pm
Location: Throughout the city between 11am-3pm.
Richmond House, Richmond Road, Brighton, BN2 3RL from 4pm.
Contact: Amy Orton-Roberts
Phone: 01273 731900
Email: aorton-roberts@pavilions.org.uk
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We will be raising awareness of signs and symptoms of overdose, how to prevent one and what to do if one occurs.
As well as, offering first aid advice & information from St John Ambulance, promoting the correct use of Prenoxad pens and signposting to the various services across the city who promote recovery with Equinox Care.

Here is an outline of where we will be:
11am-11:45am Norfolk Square, Hove

12pm-12:30pm St Nicholas’ Church, Brighton

1:30pm-2pm Morley Street, Brighton

2:15pm-3pm The Level, Brighton

In addition, we will be officially opening our memorial garden at Richmond House by remembering those who have been lost to overdose. Please feel free to visit from 4pm on 31st August to spend some quiet time in remembrance and pay tribute to a loved one by adding their name to our garden display.

Aberdeen

Event: Rememberance event and display
Date: 31/08/2017 14:00-17:00
Location: Alcohol & Drugs Action
7 Hadden Street
Aberdeen
AB11 6NU
Contact: Jemma Bremner
Phone: 01224 594700
Email: jemmabremner@hotmail.co.uk
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Join us this International Overdose Awareness Day at ADA on 7 Hadden Street to remember those who lost their lives to Overdose. Share Stories, Strength & Coffee with other survivors. Learn more about the recovery groups at ADA and receive free Naloxone and training on its use.

Canning Town, London

Event: Memorial Tree
Date: 31/08/2017 12.30pm
Location: 3 Beckton Road, Canning Town, London E16 4DE
Contact: Ian Griffiths
Phone: 0800 652 3879
Email: newham.referrals@cgl.org.uk
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Newham Rise will be planting a memorial tree in honour of people who have passed away due to overdose. The memorial tree will also offer a space for service users to reflect. The service will also be providing overdose awareness training and naloxone training throughout the day.

Cardiff, Wales

Event: Community Market
Date: 31/08/2017
Location: 57-59 St Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1FE
Contact: Leanne Bruford
Phone: 0800 008 6879
Email: SPOC@cgl.org.uk
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The service will be offering a ‘one stop shop’ for substance misuse services within a local community market place and offer support to people attending. The service will also continue to offer Naloxone training.

Cardiff, Wales

Event: Cardiff Community Market
Date: 31/08/2017
Location: 57-59 St Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1FE
Contact:
Phone: 0800 008 6879
Email: SPOC@cgl.org.uk
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The Cardiff Emotional Wellbeing Service will have a stall at a local community market promoting health and well being, giving out advice about drug and alcohol use and providing information about local services.

Swindon

Event: Swindon IOAD
Date: 31/08/2017
Location: 4 Temple Chambers
Temple Street
Swindon
SN1 1SQ
Contact:
Phone: 01793 611 870
Email: swindondrugsandalcoholservices@cgl.org.uk
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Swindon Drug and Alcohol Treatment service are running a series of events throughout the week, with naloxone and Basic Life Saving skills training.

Hertfordshire

Event: Spectrum IOAD
Date: 31/08/2017
Location: St Martin’s House, 14 The Common, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 0UR
Norton Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 2LX
Yeomans Court, Ware Road, Hertford SG13 7HJ
18 Station Road, Watford, Hertfordshire WD17 1JU
Contact: Sam Larkin
Phone:
Email: sam.larkin@cgl.org.uk
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Spectrum Hertfordshire hubs are running naloxone training and displaying ‘Going Over’ and ‘Recovery Position’ videos, there will also be a harm reduction quiz.

Luton, Bedfordshire

Event: ResoLUTioNs
Date: 31/08/2017
Location: 89 Castle Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 3AJ
Contact:
Phone: 0800 054 6603
Email: Resolutions.info@cgl.org.uk
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ResoLUTioNs in Luton will be hosting drop-in Naloxone training sessions, providing a remembrance book for people to write about loved ones they have lost to overdose, and displaying a presentation on the signs of overdose.

Newham, London

Event: CGL Newham Rise ‘Healthier You’
Date: Thursday 31st August 2017 10am – 3pm
Location: 3 Beckton Road
Canning Town
Newham
London
E16 4DE
Contact: Ian Griffiths
Phone: 0800 652 3879 Option 2
Email: ian.griffiths@cgl.org.uk
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To celebrate Overdose Awareness Day we will be holding a day of advice, information, and promotion of a healthier lifestyle.

On the day we will offer oral hygiene, smoking cessation, BBV testing, housing advice, Naloxone, Alcohol Awareness, refreshments, and more!

We will also be planting a Memorial Tree.

All are welcome.

Bradford, West yorkshire

Event: Drop-In Naloxone Training and Memorial Board
Date: Thursday 31st August 2017 10am – 1pm
Location: The Vault Recovery Cafe
Unity Recovery Centre
30 Manningham Lane
Bradford
BD1 3DN
Contact:
Phone: 01274 715860
Email: bridgeprojectadmin@bradford.nhs.uk
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Train to be a hero with us on International Overdose Awareness Day!

In just 10 minutes we can train you to administer a lifesaving naloxone injection.

Naloxone reverses the effects of opiates and can save the life of someone suffering from opiate overdose. Drop in to see us between 10am and 1pm on 31st August to pick up a naloxone kit, learn how to use it, and become a #BRADFORDLIFESAVER!

All week in The Vault we’ll have a memorial board where you can share your thoughts, messages, poems and memories of those we have lost. To respect anonymity we politely ask that you don’t post photos or full names.

London – Paris

Event: London to Paris Bicycle Ride
Date: 26th August until 30 aoüt 8am
Location: Purley, Greater London to Paris, France.
Contact: Hans
Phone:
Email:

Beginning on the 26th August I will be riding by bicycle from London to Paris to reflect on those in my life that have been affected by overdose, and to encourage people to give spare shmeckles, rubles, pesos, dollars, pounds, silver or good vibes they have lying around to the fine folk running Overdose Awareness Day. I’ll be taking photos along the way and writing short messages on my pannier bags from those who pledge a donation. With your financial support and a little time spent learning about overdose, future deaths can be prevented.

This ride is currently intended to be undertaken solo, but the more the merrier – if you are interested in joining me please let me know.

Aylesbury & High Wycombe

Event: Overdose Awareness Day
Date: 31/8/2017 Aylesbury 1pm-3.15pm / High Wycombe 10.30am-1pm
Location: There is a event at both our sites.
STaRS Aylesbury , 100A Walton Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 7SH
STaRS High Wycombe, Oasis House ,George Street ,High Wycombe , HP11 2RZ
Contact: Lizzie Fairless, Jax Weir
Phone: 01296 338 008
Email: info@oasispartnership.org
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A day to reflect and remember those who have the lost their battle against addiction. The day will be made up of educational presentations, Q&A’s . Feedback from service users on the use of Naloxone in the community and a Balloon Release in memory of those lost. Light Refreshments will be provided.

Torquay, UK

Event: Overdose Awareness Day
Date: 31/08/2017 10.30 – 3.00pm
Location: Preston Down Rd, Paignton TQ3 1RN
Contact: Hollie Bryant/Terry Ingham
Phone: 01803 29129
Email: holliebryant@nhs.net

Overdose Awareness Day

London, UK

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day 2017
Date: 31/08/17 10am-2pm
Location: Lorraine Hewitt House
12-14 Brighton Terrace
Brixton
London
SW9 8DG
Contact: Martin Mc Cusker
Phone: 0203 228 1570
Email: martin.mccusker@yahoo.com
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The event is a peer run event with food and refreshments, lots of harm reduction info on safe injecting, BBVs, all different drug ODs etc. We will be providing Take Home Naloxone kits. This year we are having a particular focus on the lives saved by drug consumption rooms, Take Home Naloxone and the increase yet again in drug related deaths in the UK with it leading in DRDs in Europe year on year and what we can do about it. We will also have a condolence book we have been using for many years now were people can write the names or messages for loved ones who have needlessly died.
The event will run on the 31st of August from 10am-2pm

Dyfed (Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire)

Event: DDAS (Dyfed Drug & Alcohol Service) – International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: 31st August – 2nd September 9am – 5pm
Location: 31st August 9am – 5pm
DDAS Office, 1-3 Vaughan Street Llanelli SA15 3TY
DDAS Office, 25 North Parade, Aberystwyth, SY23 2JN
DDAS Office, Allied House, Swans Square, Haverfordwest, SA61 2HDDDAS Community based outreach campaign on the bus.
31st August: Carmarthen town centre
1st September: Haverfordwest town centre
2nd September: Aberystwyth town centre
Contact: Mark Lewis
Phone: 07975944020
Email: mark.lewis@d-das.co.uk
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Office and community based events will be held across Dyfed (Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire) to raise the awareness that damaging and fatal overdose can happen with illegal, legal and prescribed drugs. Information will available to everyone in our communities that want to learn how to avoid or help someone in an overdose.

Prenoxad/Naloxone training and distribution will be available for those at risk along with needle exchange, free blood borne virus tests and open access for confidential support with drug and alcohol issues.

South Wales, Gwent

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day – Respect Your Peers
Date: 31/08/2017 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: The Event will be held by the Gwent Drug and Alcohol Service in four separate bases:The Hub
Queens School House,
School Lane,
Newport
NP20 1LE

St Fagan’s House
St Fagan’s Street
Caerphilly
CF83 1FZ

The Lighthouse
George Street
Pontypool
NP4 6BZ

Cru Glas
1 Church Street
Ebbw Vale
Blaenau Gwent
Contact: Nic Havard or Gavin Jones
Phone: 01633 245890
Email: nic.havard@gdas.wales
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The event will be held across Gwent to Highlight the importance of Prenoxad/Naloxone and will be attended by service users and members of the public. Hosted by the Gwent Drug & Alcohol Service with neighbouring agencies on site with their own awareness stalls to show our client base what support is available for them. We will also be having a free buffet, screenings of awareness videos, Prenoxad Training and distribution, discussion groups and a reflection zone. (Activities will vary across bases)

Bury, Manchester

Event: Overdose prevention Event
Date: 31.08.17 10am to 4pm
Location: One Recovery Bury
Humphrey House
Angouleme Way
Bury
BL9 0EQ
Contact: Mark Hinchliffe
Phone:
Email: Bury@onerecovery.org.uk
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Open Day Information event for all people involved with drug and alcohol, Users, loved ones, professionals etc.. Training given and Naloxone kits available to take away. Information on Poly Drug use and how best to keep yourselves safe and get help to others quickly and effectively.

We will also have a memory tree for anyone to share their thoughts or prayers to the loss of a loved one.

Dorset, UK

Event: Overdose Awareness Flash Mob Event
Date: Thursday 31st August 11am
Location: Christchurch Dorset – Saxon Square BH23 1QA
Contact: David Newman
Phone: 07703568455
Email: info@edp.org.uk
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Dorset substance misuse staff and service users will hold a ” flash mob” event to demonstrate to members of the public how to respond to a potential overdose with basic first aid skills. This will be supported by the British red Cross and we will also offer advice on accessing naloxone and giving support to people who have been affected by overdose.

Hereford

Event: Information and training
Date: 31/08/17 1pm – 3pm
Location: St Peter’s church
St Peter’s square
Hereford
HR1 2DL
Contact: Michelle Miles
Phone: 07874767433
Email: hsug14@outlook.com
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Information about overdose. Personal accounts from survivors and also those who’ve lost loved ones. Addaction stand. Music and refreshments. Remembrance book. Naloxone training including CPR. Disabled access. Free.

Fife

Event: Fife ADP International Overdose Awareness Day Event
Date: 31/08/2017 10am for outreach, 2pm for BBQ
Location: Lochore Meadows Country Park,
Lochore,
KY5 8BA
Contact: Katie Maxwell
Phone: 03451 55 55 55 ext 446153
Email: alcohol.druginfo@fife.gov.uk
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Fife ADP Support Team and Partners will be carrying out awareness raising events in each of the 7 committee areas in Fife from 10am – 12pm. After which we will gather at Lochore Meadows Country Park at 1pm to acknowledge all who have been affected by Overdose. There will be a barbecue which will take place at 2pm.

Dorset

Event: Overdose Awareness Flash Mob Event
Date: Tuesday 29th August 2017, 11am
Location: Town Square Bond Street Weymouth Dorset DT4 8LY
Contact: David Newman
Phone: 07703568455
Email: info@edp.org.uk
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Dorset substance misuse treatment system staff and service users, alongside members of the red cross, will stage a ” flash mob event ” to demonstrate how to respond to an overdose and issue information on where to access naloxone locally.
We will also be available offer support regarding dealing with the grief of losing someone to overdose.

Dorset

Event: Overdose Awareness Flash Mob Event
Date: Thursday 31st August 11am
Location: Blandford Forum Market Place DT11 7EB
Contact: David Newman
Phone: 07703568455
Email: info@edp.org.uk
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Dorset substance misuse staff and service users will hold a ” flash mob” event to demonstrate to members of the public how to respond to a potential overdose with basic first aid skills. This will be supported by the British red Cross and we will also offer advice on accessing naloxone and giving support to people who have been affected by overdose.

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Appleton

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

Baldwin New York

Event: Justice for Assa
Date: 4/15/2018 11 Am
Location: 1115 Jackson place Baldwin ny
Contact: Always crashes
Phone: 5167175369
Email: Alicemisk@gmail.com
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I’m looking for justice so no more young adults die overdoze from street drugs syntactic laboratory made with fetnol and elephant tranquilizer sold on Long Island streets and the punishment to sellers are little law must change more rehabs should open every day over 11 kids n young adults die overdoze here on Long Island news and county are hiding all truth and evidence arresting addicts instead of leader 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 a punishment don’t leave them on the streets until there willing to go .they will never go they are dieng overdoze I lost my son 6 weeks ago 22 years old enough I begged for help system is coorupted not enough professionals to deal with this disease law is not helping we need more detectives informers to stop this tragedy no parent should burry there kids and suffer that way

Middletown Ohio

Event: Journey to Recovery Bike Ride
Date: August 31,2018 7 am
Location: Lot 4: 3801 N. Verity Parkway, Middletown OH 45042
Contact: Brandy Turco
Phone: 5132622598
Email: Journey2recovery@hotmail.com
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This will be over a 100 mile bike ride to Ohio State Capitol, Columbus. To raise awareness and to honor those who have been taken too soon.

Staten Island NY

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: 8-31-17 6:00 am to -330 pm
Location: Staten Island University Hospital
392 Seguine Ave Staten Island NY 10309
Contact: Joanne Asparro
Phone: 718-226-2808
Email:
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An event to remember the lives of those we have lost to the disease of addiction. To train individuals with NARCAN to we can continue to save lives and to bring awareness of the signs of addiction and overdose.

Cleveland, Ohio

Event: Know The Rx: Community Opioid Memorial
Date: Thursday, August 31 11:30am EST
Location: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1100 Rock and Roll Blvd
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Contact: Amanda Vasil
Phone: 216-453-5725
Email: amanda.vasil@global-prairie.com
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Last year, Cuyahoga County lost more than 550 people to opioid overdose. This year, we’re on track to lose 800 more lives. These people are our friends, our colleagues, our neighbors, our family. Opioid prescription addiction is not unique to one demographic or one geography. It affects us all.

Join us in a community-wide remembrance of those we’ve lost to overdose. We’ll hear remarks from:
– Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish
– MetroHealth Hospital CEO Dr. Akram Boutros
– Rock & Roll Hall of Fame CEO Greg Harris

Come to remember.
Come to learn about opioid addiction risk factors.
Come to become an advocate for yourself, your family and your community.

Ridgecrest, CA

Event: Overdose Awareness 2017 Candle light vigil
Date: 08/31/2017 7pm
Location: Petroglyth Park, Ridgecrest, CA at 7pm
Contact: Ridgecrest Addiction Awareness
Phone: 7606084099
Email: Ridgecrestaddictionawareness@outlook.com
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Speakers and families will bring remeberance of the people we have lost due to overdose.

Baton Rouge, LA

Event: Narconon Louisiana Drug Education Handout
Date: 8/31/17 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
On the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol Building
Contact: Aaron Olson
Phone: 877-959-2702
Email: aolson@newliferetreat.org
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In celebration of International Overdose Awareness Day, Narconon Louisiana will fly a banner at the State Capitol building in Baton Rouge. Staff of Narconon New Life Retreat will pass out drug education information to prevent future drug use and the loss of life caused by fatal drug overdoses. Come join us and find out what you can do to make a difference in your local community.

Chattanooga, TN

Event: 1st Annual Overdose Awareness Day
Date: Thursday, 8/31/2017 7:30 – 8:30 pm CDT
Location: In front of the TN Aquarium 1 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402
Contact: Heather Hamill McDonald
Phone: 470-295-4720
Email: hhamill77@gmail.com
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Buildings and Bridges Turning Purple Across Tennessee
International Overdose Awareness Day-East Tennessee Candlelight Vigil

CHATTANOOGA, TN- Bridges and buildings in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, and Memphis will turn purple on August 31 in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day. Tennessee International Overdose Awareness Day be candlelight vigil are on Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 7:30- 8:30pm in front of the TN Aquarium. The Liberty Building (Tower) on Chestnut Street will also be lit purple as well in recognition.

Our message for the event is:
Overdose Awareness Day is for honoring those we’ve lost and to bring awareness. Not all overdoses are fatal. In fact, most are not, and that’s largely due to the Good Sam Law and Naloxone. Overdose Awareness Day is to honor those who lost their fight, but it’s also a message of hope from those of us who survived. We are a message that we go on to do great things, and help others, that we are worthy of being saved. Because my husband died from an overdose, I feel it is my responsibility, my duty to show my daughter she is not alone in losing a loved one, that some positive can come from all the pain in bringing awareness, and I can help save as many as I can and live for those who didn’t make it. Please join me in honoring those we’ve loved and lost, and to spread the message that #wedorecover – Heather Hamill McDonald, Tennessee Overdose Prevention advocate

The Chattanooga event is hosted by Tennessee Overdose Prevention (TOP) who is also coordinating the use of Facebook Live across the state of Tennessee as bridges and buildings turn purple in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, and Memphis. Before the event, the TOP Facebook group, International Overdose Awareness Day Event Live-streaming, is posting hints to help people and groups who have never used Facebook Live. Our goal with live streaming is to unite people across the state who will be unable to attend or will be attending events in other areas as we listen to speakers and light candles at the vigil. Tennessee Overdose Prevention will be using Facebook Live to live stream the speakers, candlelight vigil, and the bridge/building turning purple using the hashtag #EndOverdoseLiveTN. The International Overdose Awareness Day Events scheduled for Chattanooga, Nashville, Memphis, Bristol, and Cleveland will also be posting Facebook Live videos.

White River Jct, VT

Event: 2nd Annual International Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil
Date: 8/31/2017 7:00
Location: 167 Maple Street, White River Jct., VT 05001
Contact:
Phone: 802-295-2222
Email: critterscrusade@critterscrusade.org
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Join the Town of Hartford along with several area addiction resource organizations for the 2nd Annual International Drug Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil at Lyman Point Park from 7:00-9:00 PM on 8/31. There will be Guest Speakers, Training, Informational Booths, and Music as we come together to remember those we’ve lost, celebrate those in recovery, spread hope for those still battling their addiction; and learn about the many resources available to our community in the Upper Valley.

Candles and Luminaries will be available to remember loved ones lost to drug overdose.

Carmel, NY

Event: Hope and Healing Candlelight Memorial
Date: 8/31/17 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Location: Mahopac Chamber Park,
East Lake Blvd
Mahopac, NY
Contact: Lauren Privitera
Phone: 3472710901
Email: laulau620@yahoo.com

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Pittsburgh, PA

Event: Film Screening: A Day in The Life: The World of Humans Who Use Drugs.”
Date: Thursday, August 31 Three showings: 4:00pm, 7:00pm and 9:30pm
Location: Row House Cinema
4115 Butler St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201
Contact: Katie Houston, Prevention Point Pittsburgh
Phone: 412-247-3404
Email: katie@pppgh.org
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Prevention Point Pittsburgh invites you to a free showing of this powerful film in honor of Overdose Awareness Day.
The film takes us through one day in the life of eight people, from seven cities, in seven different countries of the world, from morning until night. They all have something in common – all of them use drugs. But these people are not defined by their drug use. All of them have their unique personalities, stories, and social networks. And the environment in which they live, the attitudes they face, the laws that regulate drug use, and the health services available to them have an enormous impact on their lives. This film is not only about drug users – it was also produced by drug users. It strives to challenge our common myths and preconceptions about drugs and the people who use them. It gives a voice to those representing one of the most marginalised communities of our world, to tell stories untold about hate, love, suffering, and happiness. It shows how they engage in social activism to break the silence and fight the stigma that shadows their days.

Trailer found here –> https://youtu.be/HnYbhpPqQsM

Bristol, VA

Event: VERITAS Adult Drug Treatment Court Overdose Awareness
Date: 6/24/2017 & 8/31/2017
Location: 415 Cumberland Street, Bristol, VA 24201
3600 Lee Hwy, Bristol, VA 24202
Contact: Margie Collins
Phone: 276-591-7758
Email: margie.collins@bristolva.org
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This year Overdose Awareness expanded past the August dates. A 5K Race/Walk for a Drug Free Bristol was held. Special participant recognition overdose awareness classes were held educating participants on overdose. Participants received Narcan certification. Additionally, a video was completed for program promotion and community awareness regarding the program. This video won a 2017 Telly Award. You may view the video on http://www.drugcourtbristolva.org on the home page of the website.

Cape Coral, FL

Event: CR OD Awareness & Addiction Recovery
Date: September 1, 2017 6:45
Location: Grace Church
13 SE 21st Place
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Contact: Lesliee510@comcast.net
Phone: 239 691-8933
Email: Lesliee510@comcast.net
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Celebrate Recovery – OD Awareness & Remembrance and also to celebrate those working their Recovery program (kick off for National Recovery Month)

Durango,Colorado

Event: Overdose awareness and prevention
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017 10 AM to 12 noon
Location: Iris park
1235 Camino Dell Rio
Durango, CO 81301
Contact: Deb
Phone:
Email:
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Different agencies will share their information with each other and the public.
Afterwards, we will walk the river trail to remember those Lost to overdose

Chillicothe, Ohio

Event: Overdose Awareness Memorial
Date: August 31, 2017 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
Location: Yoctangee Park
Contact: Tracey Kemper
Phone: 7406004187
Email: tkemper@rossdd.org
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Event will help to raise awareness with a memorial of those lives lost and to celebrate those who have survived.
Resource tables will be set up, music, memorial video and candle light vigil.

Quincy, Ma

Event: 7th Annual Quincy Overdose Candlelight Vigil
Date: August 31, 2017 6:30 PM
Location: Thomas Crane Library Lawn
40 Washington St
Quincy, Ma. 02169
Contact: Barbara Edmondson
Phone: 617-471-8400 ext 189
Email: Bedmondson@baystatecs.org
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In remembrance of folks who have died from drug overdose.`

Danbury, CT

Event: SAVE A LIFE
Date: 8-31 10 to 5
Location: 266 South Main St, Newtown, CT 06470
Contact: Mary Broder
Phone: 914 406 0991
Email: mb@msrxpharmacy.com
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Narcan training and distribution with insurance card and pharmacist writing prescription. We all have the ability to save a life !!!! This is the overdose reversal drug…please come by.

Keller, TX

Event: International Overdose Awarness Day
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Keller ISD Education Center
350 Keller Parkway
Keller, TX 76248
Contact: Kathy O’Keefe
Phone: 972-467-7704
Email: kathy@WTF-WinningTheFight.org
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There will be a showing of the “Not Me” documentary that was produced by WTF – Winning The Fight with a panel discussion afterward. A complimentary lunch will follow. The panel will be comprised of DEA, Keller ISD, Keller Police, WTF-Winning The Fight and a doctor from Clearfork Academy.

“Not Me” is the story about 8 different families and their journey through addiction, denial, death, and recovery.

Yakima ,WA

Event: A Time to Remember a Time to Act
Date: 8/31/2017 3:00 pm until 6:00pm
Location: Franklin Park
410 S 19th Ave
Yakima, WA 98902
Contact: Kim Hitchcock
Phone: 509-929-5177
Email: khitchcock@triumphtx.org
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This is Yakima’s first ever International Overdose Awareness Day and hope to mark this on the calendar every year as a community partner event. We are hoping to have community partners such as syringe exchange local treatment centers , mental health and many other community resources to the table so that the community knows where to go if they are seeking help . Providers will have a health resource table and information on services provided at this event.We have a remembrance wall for those that have been lost to an overdose , speakers that have survived an overdose and a mother that lost her son to an overdose speaking at the event. We also ask that you bring a pair of shoes to represent anyone you may have lost to an overdose .
Overdose Awareness Day has been a key remembrance event for those who have died from fatal drug overdoses since 2001. On August 31 thousands of people worldwide will stand beside the friends and families of fatal overdose victims to reflect on their losses. The event intends to reinforce the idea that no-one need feel shame or disgrace at the death of someone from drug overdose. This is Yakima’s chance to stand together with the international community observing this day.
Overdose Awareness Day also presents an opportunity to help the wider community understand that drug overdose is a social issue and no-one is immune to drug harm.

Revere, MA

Event: Revere Overdose Awareness Day
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 6:00 PM
Location: Revere High School Auditorium located @ 101 School Street. Revere, MA 02151

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Contact: Jennifer Duggan
Phone: 781-629-4158
Email: sudi@revere.org
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The City of Revere’s Subtance Use Disorder Initiatives Office is hosting its 2nd Annual Overdose Awareness Day in partnership with Just A Little Help’s Annual Bake Sale.

Just a Little Help (JLH) Burial Funds is a charity founded by Debbie Hanscom, the mother of Joseph L. Hanscom who lost his life on September 18, 2013 due to a fatal drug overdose. Its mission is to raise awareness about the impact addiction has on an entire family. JLH also provides financial assistance for families who’ve lost a loved one due to fatal drug overdose, who may face an unexpected financial burden based on the cost of funeral arrangements. All proceeds from the Bake Sale will go to JLH.

The event will also include thoughts from elected officials, communities leaders, and service providers trying to address the issue. Lastly, the SUDI Direct Service Coordinator will conduct an Overdose Education & Narcan Training to close the event.

Shelton, CT

Event: 3rd Annual 5K walk/run for Overdose Awareness
Date: 8/31/2017 5:30-9pm
Location: 100 Canal Street
Shelton, CT US 06484
Contact: Julia Markarian
Phone: (203) 395-1086
Email: fightingagainstdrugseverywhere@gmail.com
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6pm will start the run/walk followed by a candlelight memorial.

There will be local vendors there as well.

Canton, MI

Event: Recovery is Possible, Immediate Intake – Overdose Awareness Day
Date: 8/31/2017 9am – 5pm
Location: 44237 Michigan Ave, Canton MI 48188-2584
Contact: Kristin Hayes
Phone: 855-659-7734
Email: clinic@workithealth.com
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On Overdose Awareness Day, we pledge to help those who need it the most. We remember by taking action. On Thursday 8/31 from 9am to 5pm, anyone who comes to Workit Clinic (located at the MI Express Urgent Care in Canton, MI) will get IMMEDIATE INTAKE FOR TREATMENT.

Have questions? Call or text us at (855) 659-7734.
We’re here — for the lost and the living.

Mahopac NY

Event: Hope and Healing Memorial Vigil
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Mahopac Chamber Park
935 South Lake Blvd
Mahopac NY 10541
Contact: Doreen Lockwood
Phone: 845-225-4646
Email: dlockwoodncadd@gmail.com
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Hope and healing candlelight vigil in memory of those lost to drug overdoses.

Spring Valley, NY

Event: Overdose Awareness Die In
Date: August 31 11am
Location: 330 Broadway in front of Hall of Justice
San Diego, CA
Contact: Gretchen Bergman
Phone: 6196701184
Email: gretanewpath@cox.net
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On Thursday A New PATH (Parents for Addiction Treatment & Healing) will be holding a press conference and “Die In” to remember and honor those who are losing their lives every day to an accidental overdose. Participants will lie on the ground for 10 minutes symbolizing that one person dies every 10 minutes of accidental overdose in the United States. This is part of our “Ask Mom How to Save a Life” national campaign.

Tucson, Arizona

Event: Tucsons 1st Annual Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 31st, 2017 6-7:30
Location: Himmel Park 1000 N Tucson Blvd Tucson, Az
Contact: Sheelan Mamood
Phone: (520)861-9513
Email: Sfmamood0136@gmail.com
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Community gathering at Himmel Park from 6-7:39. Event will include a flagging ceremony in remembrance of those who have lost their lives to the disease of addiction. Please come out and help erase the stigma. There will be a memorial wall, guest speakers, music and a luminary ceremony to conclude.

Oakland

Event: Oakland Overdose Awareness Day
Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 6pm
Location: Quilombo
2313 San Pablo Ave.
Oakland, Ca
Contact: Savannah O’Neill
Phone:
Email: soneill@casasegura.org
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An evening to remember those we’ve lost to overdose deaths. There will be an alter for participants to memorialize loved ones lost.

Chicago, Illinois

Event: Time To Remember Time To Act
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 6:00pm
Location: La Catrina Café
1011 W. 18th Street
Chicago IL 60608
Contact: Diana Galicia
Phone: (312)434-4040
Email: lacatrinacafeon18@gmail.com

Join us for International Overdose Awareness Day, its time to do something about this epidemic that’s has invaded some lives, let’s come together as a Family, as Friends, as a Community, as a County and as a State. We will have speakers, presenters, educational information and other resources

Theresa Mah
Illinois State Representative 2nd District
Danny Solis
25th Ward Alderman
Benjamin Wegner
Opioid Overdose Educator at Chicago Recovery Alliance
Raul Maldonado
Vida Sida Group
CCHHS Representative
Cook County Health and Hospital Systems
Dr. Adrienne Segovia
Medical Examiners Office
And many more

Charlotte, NC

Event: FED UP/ Michaels VOICE Rally
Date: 08-31-2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Charles E Jonas Federal Building
401 West Trade Street
Charlotte NC
Contact: Betsy Ragone Michael’s VOICE Inc
Phone: 7043017165
Email: betsy@michaelsvoice.org
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WE NEED YOUR VOICE , WE NEED YOUR HELP, WE NEED YOUR OUTRAGE! To call for a response from yje government to the opioid epidemic

Black River Falls, WI

Event: Memorial Balloon Release 2017
Date: Aug 31 5:00 pm
Location: 22 S. First Street
Contact: Tena Quackenbush
Phone: 715-299-4130
Email: stopthestigmaofaddiction@gmail.com

We are holding a Memorial Balloon Release at 5:00 pm at our Veterans Park in Black River Falls WI

Washington, DC

Event: “Your Community, Your Conversation” International Overdose Awareness Day Panel Discussion
Date: August 31, 2017 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Howard University Hospital Tower Auditorium
2041 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20060
Contact: Courtney Wiggins
Phone: 301-825-9248
Email: cwiggins@thebizzellgroup.com
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International Overdose Awareness Day
Panel Discussion and Keynote Session 2pm-5pm

The Opioid Crisis and Community Engagement keynote session, will include the following educational objectives:

1. Understanding social and racial demographics of the opioid epidemic.
2. Understanding evidence-based interventions for prevention, identification and treatment of opioid use disorders.
3. Understanding social, racial and geographic distribution of current resources to address the opioid epidemic.
4. Understanding how to employ community engagement strategies to bolster interventions aimed at curbing the opioid epidemic in communities of color.

Ebensburg, PA

Event: Mainline Pharmacy Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 31, 2017 9am – 7pm
Location: Mainline Pharmacy
3720 New Germany Road
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Contact: Megan
Phone: 814-472-9390
Email:
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Mainline Pharmacy will be providing free education on proper medication disposal as well as free Medication Disposal Bags, which are designed to break down and deactivate leftover prescription medication and make them safe to be thrown away in the garbage. We will have a pharmacist available throughout the day (9 AM to 7 PM) to answer medication related questions and counsel on recognizing signs of overdose. We will also have local professionals in attendance from 12 – 1 PM to discuss drug and alcohol addiction resources in our county.

Newport News, Virginia

Event: Youth Challenge Prayer Service
Date: August 31, 2017 5:30pm
Location: 332 34th Street, Newport News, VA 23607
Contact: Travis Hall, Executive DIrector
Phone: 757.244.1234
Email: travis.hall@youthchallengehope.org
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5:30 -Prayer Service. Participants will be able to record loved ones names on a banner and share the impact of their loss following a prayer service.

Bay City, MICHIGAN

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Rally
Date: August 31, 2017 8:30- 10:00
Location: WENONA PARK AT WORLD FRIENDSHIP S
SHE’LL
111 CENTER AVENUE
BAY CITY, MICHIGAN
48708
Contact: Amy Gillard
Phone: 9899800468
Email: Amygillard1@gmail.com
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RALLY & CANDLELIGHT VIGIL
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PASTOR STEPHEN PICKHAM
LORI ZIOLKOWSKI
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH / NARCAN

Missoula, MT

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day at OAA
Date: August 31st, 2017 1pm-3pm MST
Location: 1500 W. Broadway, Suite A
Contact: Stephanie Cole
Phone: 406-543-4770
Email:
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This event aims to promote overdose awareness and reduce the stigma of drug-related death. There will be a free BBQ luncheon and a candlelight vigil to remember those we have lost as a result of drug overdose. We will be providing education and training on overdose prevention and response for anyone who is interested. Free Naloxone will be available!

Steamboat Springs

Event: Colorado Overdose Awareness
Date: 8/31/2017 8am-5pm
Location: 600 south Lincoln Ave and 555 Lincoln Ave
Contact: Lexi Miller
Phone: 9708796188
Email: lexi@grandfutures.org
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Placing 474 Colorado flags between 2 locations to symbolize the number of overdose deaths in 2015

Sanford, Maine

Event: OD Awareness Candlelight Vigil
Date: Thursday August 31st, 7-9pm 7pm-9pm
Location: Central Park across from City Hall . (919 Main st )
Across from Dunkin doughnuts
Contact: Ann Howgate
Phone: 207-608-2396
Email: Sportkidsjjt@yahoo.com
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Support for the community for those touched by addiction. Remembering those we have lost.

Newtown, CT

Event: Save a Life
Date: 8-31-2017 All day 10 to 5
Location: 266 South Main St, between Subway and Urgent Care
Contact: Mary Broder
Phone: 855 505 6779
Email: Mb@msrxpharmacy.com
Learn about life saving Narcan. Bring your insurance card. Pharmacist can write prescription. Everyone can save a life !!!

Santa Cruz, CA

Event: Santa Cruz International Overdose Awareness Day Rally and March
Date: 8/31/17 6pm
Location: Courtyard of Santa Cruz City Hall, 809 Center St. Santa Cruz, CA
Contact: Stefan Reich
Phone: 8312019400
Email: EndOverdoseNow@gmail.com
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A rally and march to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day, beginning with speakers at the courtyard of City Hall, and ending with a short march to the Town Clock, where we will close with a candlelight vigil in memory of all the lives lost to overdose.

Newton, NJ

Event: Candlelight Vigil
Date: August 31, 2017 7pm
Location: The Green at Newton Town Square
4 High St, Newton, NJ 07860
Contact: Katie Calvacca
Phone: 973-383-4787
Email: katie@centerforprevention.org
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Luminaries will frame the Newton Town Square, representing love for all we have lost and hope for those still struggling with substance use. Community members will also have the opportunity to commemorate loved ones by including their names to be read during the evening. Musical performance provided by Harmony in Motion under the direction of Sandy Newcomer. Please join us in being supportive as a community and as a nation to understand how to recognize and prevent drug overdoses. Recovery and overdose prevention resources, along with a mobile prescription disposal box will be available.

Harrison, AR

Event: IOAD Candlelight Vigil
Date: 8/31/17 7:30
Location: Minnie Harris Stage
Lake Harrison City Park
Harrison, AR
Contact: Cindy DeWitt
Phone:
Email: cindy.dewitt@northark.edu
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Harrison, AR August 11, 2017. North Arkansas Partnership for Health Education (NAPHE), hereby announces that August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day. In honor of this day and the countless number of people effected by addiction and overdose, NAPHE, the Region 2 Prevention Provider Program, Boone County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition facilitated by NAPHE’s Drug Free Communities Program, and AmeriCorps VISTA Program are hosting a Candlelight Vigil on Thursday, August 31 from 7:30 – 8:30 pm at the Minnie Harris Park at Lake Harrison.

Plainville, CT

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: 8/31/2017 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Location: Connecticut Clearinghouse/Wheeler Clinic
334 Farmington Ave.
Plainville, CT 06062
Contact: Judith Stonger
Phone: 860-793-9791
Email: info@ctclearinghouse.org
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Connecticut Clearinghouse is planning two training’s on Naloxone and administration of it. We are also offering a program “Hidden In Plain Sight”. This program demonstrates different ways people/youth can hide ATODs in the simplest places. All throughout the day, the Clearinghouse will also facilitate the Memory Quilt Squares. The Clearinghouse has the blank squares and a varitey of matierals to allow anyone to come and make a memorial square to honor someone who passed away from overdose. These squares are collected and sewn together with squares from across the state to make one large quilt.

San Francisco, California

Event: San Francisco Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 30, 2017 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: CIvic Center Commons, San Francisco
Contact:
Phone:
Email:
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On International Overdose Awareness Day, August 31st, please join us to celebrate the courage and reslilience of people who use drugs in San Francisco who have been responsible for saving over 3,000 lives since 2003. Join us to stand together against the racist, classist violence of the drug war.

We will gather on Civic Center Commons to remember those we have lost to overdose and other fatal consequences of the war on drugs and to honor the thousands of lives saved in San Francisco.

We will provide space to share stories and contribute to our living altar that we have been building for several years as a memorial to those we’ve lost. We will provide food and naloxone.

These are dark, difficult, dangerous times. Each time we come together in solidarity in public spaces to show our faces and stand up to hate, stigma, the white supremacist war on drugs and all the other manifestations of social injustice and terrorism is another blow to their power to intimidate. Please join us.

Safford, Az

Event: Candlelight Vigil
Date: Aug 31st 2017 6:00 PM
Location: Steps on Graham County Courthouse
800 Main St
Safford, Az
Contact:
Phone:
Email: gilavalleyfacingaddiction@gmail.com
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Candlight Vigil with 3 speakers and special music

Jeffersonville, IN

Event: Intl Awareness Day
Date: 8-31-17 7:00 pm
Location: 1840 E 8th Street
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Contact: Celina
Phone: 502-718-2542
Email: ctaylo2050@aol.com
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Candelight service remembering our loved ones. We will start at 7:00 pm.

Los Angeles, CA

Event: Overdose Awareness Hip Hop Video Online Debut
Date: August 31, 2017 Ongoing
Location: Online- Video will be posted on Youtube, Vimeo, Homeless Health Care LA’s Facebook, Instagram @hhcla and online at www.buyahoodiesavealife.com
Contact: Heather Edney
Phone: 213-739-1936
Email: Hedney@hhcla.org
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Homeless Health Care Los Angeles will be posting a video clip featuring the top Hip Hop dancers and choreographers in Los Angeles in recognition of Overdose Awareness Day. The clip, which celebrates naloxone and the people who administer it, will be posted on Instagram and is geared toward a younger audience. We are posting this in conjunction with the launch of our fundraising campaign #buyahoodiesavealife. Funds raised will go toward naloxone kits to be distributed at our skid row location.

Greenville, North Carolina

Event: 1st Annual Pitt County International Overdose
Date: 8/31/2017 5 pm – 8 am
Location: 1st Annual Pitt County International Overdose Awareness Day
5184 Corey Rd, Greenville, NC 27858
Contact: Elaine Wainright-Event Founder/Director 252-717-1508, e_wainright@yahoo.com
Phone: 252-717-1508
Email: pittcooverdoseawarenessday@gmail.com
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There will be testimonials, food, entertainment, and over 20 local vendors with resources for them.

St. Petersburg Fl

Event: St. Petersburg Fl FedUp Local Rally
Date: 8.31.2017 6 – 9 pm
Location: Williams Park
350 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Contact: Rochae Zwicharowski
Phone: 1 727 657 0444
Email: Jason@recoveryepicenter.org
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The FED UP! local events are organized to unify our message to our Federal Government for a response to this epidemic. The local events are planned to be held on International Overdose Awareness Day, Thursday, August 31, 2017.
We are in the midst of the worst drug addiction epidemic in United States history.
The epidemic is having a catastrophic impact on families and communities and is placing tremendous strain on our health care system, businesses, and local and state governments.

The mission of The FED UP! Coalition is to create one voice calling for an end to the epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths attributed to opioids (including heroin) and other prescription drugs.

The FED UP! Coalition is working to find ways to:

Prevent our children, friends, and loved ones from becoming addicted to opioids
Ensure that people suffering from opioid addiction have access to affordable, evidence-based treatment
Support and enable recovery
Eliminate opioid overdose deaths.

Bethel, CT

Event: The HERO Project’s Candlelight Vigil And Food Drive
Date: August 31, 2017 6:30pm start
Location: Bethel United Methodist Church
141 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, Connecticut 06801
Contact:
Phone:
Email: theheroproject.bethel.ct@gmail.com
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Visit “The HERO Project heroin and opiate awareness” page on facebook.

For International Overdose Awareness Day (August 31), The HERO Project will hold its 1st Annual Candlelight Vigil & Food Drive on the front lawn of the Bethel United Methodist Church, 141 Greenwood Avenue, in Bethel.

The Candlelight Vigil is intended to be an opportunity for the community to come together for strength and comfort, and to remember those who have lost their lives due to the struggle with addiction.

If you have lost a loved one to an overdose and would like to have them commemorated during the event or would like to share a few words please e-mail raghibbrennan@gmail.com.

In addition the HERO Project will be collecting donations for The Bethel Community Food Pantry from 6:30 PM -7:30 PM with the vigil starting promptly after.

Food Drive needs: canned fish, meat, fruit, peanut butter, cereal, paper goods & toiletries.

Marc Huberman will be joining us playing quiet acoustic guitar in the background.

Melbourne, Florida

Event: Overdose Awareness Event
Date: 9/9/2017 8:00pm
Location: Friendship Fellowship at Pineda
3115 Friendship Place
Rockledge, Fl 32955
Contact: Dr Vicki Barlow
Phone: 321-241-4207
Email: drvickibarlow@gmail.com
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People will have time to talk about their loved ones and may bring pictures or other items. Refreshments are available and the event is open to all and is free of charge.

After sharing we will go outside for a candlelight vigil.

Boston, Massachusetts

Event: Boston International Overdose Awareness Day Remembrance Event
Date: August 31 8-10 pm
Location: South End Branch of the Boston Public Library
685 Tremont St.

and

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
780 Albany St.
Contact: Vicki Ritterband
Phone: 617-795-0180
Email: development@bhchp.org
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As part of International Overdose Awareness Day, portraits of men and women who have died from opioid overdose will be projected on the facades of the South End Branch of the Boston Public Library and the main building of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. The portraits will include words of remembrance written by loved ones.

Bellefonte, Pennsylvania

Event: Centre County HOPE Initiative Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony
Date: September 2, 2017 7:30-9 p.m.
Location: Talleyrand Park, 320 West High Street Bellefonte, Pennsylvania 16823
Contact:
Phone:
Email: contact@centrecountyhope.org
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The Centre County HOPE (Heroin and Opioid Prevention and Education) Initiative is sponsoring a Candlelight Remembrance Vigil on Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 7:30-9:00 p.m. at Talleyrand Park to honor those who fought against the disease of addiction, and to remember those are no longer with us. The Heroin and Opioid Epidemic has affected so many members of our community. If you have lost a loved one to the disease of addiction, please know that you are not alone. At the vigil, there will be an opportunity for you to respectfully share your story. The HOPE Initiative encourages you to bring a photo of your loved one to be placed on a remembrance board, and a chair or blanket to make yourself comfortable in the park.

Yakima , Washington

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: 8/31/2017 3-6
Location: August 31 from 3:00 pm until 6: 00 pm @ Franklin Park 410 S 19th ave Yakima Wa 98902
Contact: Kim Hitchcock
Phone: 509-929-5177 or 509-248-1800
Email: khitchcock@triumphtx.org
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This event is being held at Franklin Park 410 S 19th Ave Yakima from 3:00 until dusk. This is Yakima’s first ever International Overdose Awareness Day and hope to mark this on the calendar every year as a community partner event. We are asking people to stand beside the friends and families of fatal overdose victims to reflect on their losses. We will have a memorial wall , Narcan training as well as a health style fair of community partners so that those affected by addiction and overdose know what available options they have in their community. We have 5 speakers 4 that have survived an OD because of Narcan and a mother speaking that lost her son we also have a local university with addiction specialists discussing what overdoses look like so we can raise awareness about what an overdose looks like for all substances. This event is being put on by Triumph Treatment Center and we have community partners attending from Comprehensive health Care , DSHS , Molina Health care , Untied Health care ,Farm workers clinic, New Hope clinic, Barth Treatment services, Sundown M Ranch , Merit Treatment services , The Yakima Nation treatment center and their behavioral health team as well as sponsored vendors for food from the Olive Garden, Pepsi and Starbucks.

Milwaukee, WI

Event: MCSAP International Overdose Awareness Day Event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Date: August 31, 2017 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Kosciusko Park, 2201 S. Seventh Street, Milwaukee
Contact: Lisa Kaiser
Phone: 4142702999
Email: lkaiser@communityadvocates.net
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The Milwaukee County Substance Abuse Prevention (MCSAP) coalition invites the public to gather at Kosciusko Park in Milwaukee to recognize International Overdose Awareness Day from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 31. The event will feature speakers, personal story sharing, memorial activities, resources, and a celebration of lives saved. “We encourage community members to join us as we recognize the thousands of lives impacted by overdose and to raise awareness of how overdoses can be prevented in the future,” said Rachael Cooper, MCSAP Opiate Workgroup Chair.

Seymour, IN

Event: Overdose Awareness Day
Date: 08-31-2017 6 pm-9 pm
Location: One Chamber Square and Harmony Park
Contact: Jackie Crane
Phone: 812-707-1817
Email: jackie4919@gmail.com
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We will be having a candle lighting ceremony honoring those who have lost their lives or have survived and overdose, followed by a memorial walk with proceeds going to Overdose Lifeline, ending with speakers, music and a Naloxone training and distribution event.

Poughkepsie, New York

Event: Mid Hudson GRASP Chapter candleligh vigil
Date: August 31, 2017 4pm to 7pm
Location: Walkway Over The Hudson, Parker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, New York
Contact: Ginger Doulos
Phone: 845-227-4423
Email: gingdoulos@aol.com
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Walk and candlelight vigil. Speakers who have had a loved one die as a result of substance use disorder and individuals in recovery.

New Hope, PA

Event: All Hands In for Addiction Prevention and Recovery
Date: 8/31/2017 7PM – 9PM
Location: The Event Center by Cornerstone
46 N Sugan Rd. New Hope, PA 18938
Contact: Andrea de la Flor, Executive Director, NHS Cares
Phone: 202-315-8435
Email: adelaflor@nhscares.org
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New Hope-Solebury Community Invited to Stand Together on August 31 for International Overdose Awareness Day

Presenters:
Matt Weintraub, Bucks County District Attorney
Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick
Chuck Wilson, Board President, New Hope-Solebury Cares
Merrilee Scott, President and Founder, Friends MATTer
Dr. Joseph Campbell, Bucks County Coroner (invited)

Where: The Event Center by Cornerstone, 46 N Sugan Rd. New Hope, PA 18938
When: Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 7PM – 9PM

All ages are welcome. All participants will be entered into a raffle to win a locally inspired gift! Live tribute activity for friends and loved ones. Bring photos. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is encouraged but not requred by clicking this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K7PQRSD

Additional Details: Participate in breakout discussions arranged by topic area to provide your input on upcoming plans.
Let’s stand together in New Hope-Solebury on International Overdose Awareness Day this August 31. With all hands in, we can protect future generations from the negative effects of substance abuse and connect residents in need with resources.

Listen. Connect. Provide Input. Take Action.

Hosted by: NHS Cares and Friends MATTer
Sponsored by: Cornerstone Clubs

Dunellen, NJ

Event: Dunellen Overdose Awareness Day
Date: 8/31/17 7:30pm
Location: Washington Park Gazebo
Contact: Terry Albertson/ Diana Starce
Phone:
Email: dunellenma@gmail.com
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Candlelight Ceremony, music, memories
Help raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths

LOWELL

Event: International Overdose Awareness Event
Date: August 31, 2017 5:30PM to 7:30PM EST
Location: 50 Arcand Drive (JFK Plaza)
Contact: Maryann Ballotta
Phone:
Email: mballotta@lowellma.gov
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The Lowell Police, Fire and Health Departments are planning an event in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day. There will be resource tables in the beginning of the event, a few speakers and then a candlelight vigil to honor and remember those who have lost their battle. We will have a sign in sheet throughout the beginning of the event if you would like us to read the name of a loved one during the candlelight vigil. Jimmy John’s Downtown location and Domino’s on Mammoth Road have also offered to provide food.

Del Mar, CA

Event: Overdose Awareness Sunset picnic and beach walk in Del Mar, CA
Date: 8/31/18 6:00 pm
Location: Del Mar Powerhouse Park
1600 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, CaliforniaWe will picnic on the grass, walk on the beach and have a candlelight memorial to honor our beloved family and friends who lost their lives to overdose.
Contact: Sue Harris
Phone:
Email: sue.harris@mac.com
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It’s been almost a year since we received the call that our precious 22-year old son Jameson Harris was in critical condition from a heroin/fentanyl overdose. Dana Harris and I immediately took the redeye flight to West Palm Beach, Florida. The next morning we walked into Jameson’s room in the ICU at St. Mary’s hospital.

That day was August 31. We had no idea that our son was not going to survive. We had no idea that it was International Overdose Awareness Day. We had no idea how many lives would be lost to addiction. We had no idea how our lives would be changed forever.

To honor our beautiful Jameson Harris we are marking International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31 and invite you to join us. At 6 pm, we will meet at the Del Mar Powerhouse Park for a beach walk, potluck and candlelight memorial. Anyone who wishes to attend is welcome. We’d love to have you share this special event with us in honoring our loved ones who lost their battle to this disease.

Forest Hill

Event: GRASP – Harford County – Picnic and Dove Release
Date: Thursday, August 31 5:30 pm
Location: Friends Park
37 E Jarrettsville Rd
Forest Hill, MD 21050
Contact: Lisa McLaughlin
Phone: 4436177125
Email: lisa@childrenofzionvillage.org

Picnic and Memorial Dove Release
Come join us for a covered dish picnic and Dove Release ceremony in memory of our loved ones.

Keansburg, NJ

Event: Keansburg 2nd annual Overdose Awareness
Date: August 31 2017 7pm
Location: 2 beach way Ave Keansburg N.J. 07734
Corner of Main Street and Beach way
Contact: Jeffrey Deblasio
Phone: 7326709860
Email: deblaz10@yahoo.com

August 31st is international Overdose Awareness. As a community we are gathering together to remember those that we lost due to an overdose. All are welcome to attend. 7pm starts the event. We are putting together a collage of pics of loved ones we lost and also reading out names. Guest speakers including Keansburg against heroin, harms reduction sisters and recovered addicts. Followed by candlelight vigil.

Greensboro, NC

Event: OVERDOSE AWARENESS- ODA 17
Date: August 31 6:30 Unitl
Location: 1114 Grove Street
Greensboro, NC
Contact: Louise Vincent
Phone: 3366695543
Email: louise@urbansurvivorsunion.org
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We will be planning and preparing all day for ODA 17 please come get involved. Starting at 6:30 pm our DJ will play music, people will share stories of loved ones. We will illuminate pictures sent to us on the wall of the XCHANGE. We will have food and overdose prevention information. Everyone is welcome. We will have a memorial wall and we will release Chinese sky Lanterns. Come help us will our 4th annual Overdose Awareness Day

Bradenton, FL

Event: Overdose Awareness Day Walk, Vigil and Naloxone giveaway
Date: August 31, 2017 6:30pm
Location: 2704 14th St. West
Bradenton, FL
Contact: Julia Negron
Phone: (941) 882 3116
Email: info@floridashrp.org
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Please join “Suncoast Harm Reduction Project” and “No Longer Silent” in a walk and candlelight vigil for awareness and to honor those lost to overdose. We will meet at 6pm, walk to begin at 6:30pm followed by candlelight vigil. We will be distributing Narcan (naloxone) – Learn how to save a life!

Buffalo, NY

Event: Least Resistance-Overdose Awareness Day
Date: September 1, 2017 7:00pm
Location: 206 S Elmwood Ave 14201
Contact: Liz Miller
Phone: 7168450172
Email: lmiller@evergreenhs.org
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In recognition of Overdose Awareness Day, Evergreen Health and Winged Ox Players present: Least Resistance. Least Resistance tells the story of people dealing with addiction and recovery in Jamestown, NY. The play explores the causes of drug use, and the challenges faced by people who use drugs, as well as their friends, families and communities. A remembrance ceremony and optional Naloxone (Narcan) training will follow the play.

Anniston, AL

Event: 7 Spirings Ministry memorial for International Overdoes Awareness
Date: August 31, 2017 6:30pm – 9pm
Location: 1401-1499 Moore Ave, Anniston, AL 36201
Contact: Daniel Hughes
Phone: 2567705501
Email: dhughes@7springs.org
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Raising awareness and in honor of victims families

Knox, IN

Event: Starke County Overdose Awareness Event
Date: Sunday 8/27/2017 4-6 PM CT
Location: Wythogan Park – Shelter #1
Contact: Jordan Morris
Phone: 574-249-0240
Email: movingscforward@gmail.com

Event begins at 4 PM CT. There will be a ceremony to honor all first responders at 4:30 PM followed by a story of hope from an inspiring woman in recovery from IV heroin use and abusing pain medication at 5 PM. At 5:30 PM we will have a memorial and prayer for those who have lost loved ones to the disease of addiction.

Kenosha, Wisconsin

Event: Overdose Awareness Day Event
Date: 8-31-2017 3-6 pm CST
Location: 5407 8th Ave,
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53140
Contact: Patti Hansen
Phone: 262-657-7188
Email: Phansen@khds.org

Kenosha have Human Development Services is hosting an outdoor event on 8-31-2017 from 3-6 pm CST. Also joining us is our local ARCW, a local Counseling and treatment agency and our local Community Center. We will be providing area resources for recovery. We will also be providing Needle exchange, Free Narcan training and Narcan as well as on site HIV/HEP C testing. Light refreshments will be served.

MOUNT HOLLY, NJ

Event: Overdose Awareness
Date: 8.31.17 6 -10 pm
Location: Iron Works ParkWollner Dr. MOUNT HOLLY, NJ
Contact: Christine Hoff
Phone: 6099293885
Email: Shouting4Shelby@gmail.com
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We will have resource tables. Narcan kits a sign up for a free class the following weekend.

A walk that we are asking for new or slightly used shoes to represent your lost loved one, those shoes will then be donated to homeless or rehab facilities in the area.

Public Speakers

Candlelight Vigil with photographs memorializing your lost loved one.

Send pictures & name to: Shouting4Shelby@gmail.com

Sponsored by Mount Holly Township

Hartford, CT

Event: GHHRC Opioid Overdose Prevention Training at Hartford Public Library #IOAD
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 HPL Downtown Branch 10am, 12pm, HPL Albany Branch 5pm, 7pm EDT
Location: Hartford Public Library Downtown Branch, 500 Main Street, Hartford: 10:00am, 12:00pm
Hartford Public Library Albany Branch, 1250 Albany Avenue, Hartford: 5:00pm, 7:00pm
Contact: GHHRC
Phone: 860.856.1815
Email: info@ghhrc.org
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In response to an increased demand and in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day, GHHRC is offering multiple Opioid Overdose Prevention Training sessions on Thursday, August 31, 2017 in collaboration with Hartford Public Library (HPL).
This training is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., and the majority of those deaths are from opioids like prescription painkillers and heroin. Naloxone is a safe, effective medication that, when given in time, can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. It has saved thousands of lives. If you or a loved one uses opioids, legal or illicit, you need this training!

All attendees will receive instruction on how to recognize the signs of overdose, what to do and what not to do in an overdose situation, how to administer Naloxone, and proper follow up procedures.

Naloxone Overdose Prevention Kits will be provided after training. Please bring medical insurance card (including Medicaid / Husky) and applicable prescription co-pay for pharmacist. Limited number of kits provided at no charge by GHHRC for the uninsured, while supplies last.

Website & Social Media: http://ghhrc.org http://twitter.com/ghhrc http://facebook.com/ghhrc

Weslaco, Tx

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: Thursday, August 31 2017 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Boys & Girls Club of Weslaco
300 N. Airport Dr. St. B
Weslaco, Tx
Contact: Tanya Prado
Phone: 956-78-7897 ext. 223
Email: tprado@bhsst.org

The event will focus in remembering those lives lost to overdose and celebrate those who have survived. There will be education on overdose prevention, naloxone, recovery, HIV education, and prescription drug safety. Additionally we will have several agencies providing resources.

Fairbanks, Alaska

Event: Faces of Hope: Community Connection
Date: 8/31/2017 1:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Lathrop High School Hering Auditorium and Noel Wien Public Library
Contact: Joy Wohlman Boyce
Phone: 907-456-7794
Email: joy.boyce@k12.northstar.org

Informational Fair 1:00-5:00
Noel Wien Public Library
Community organizations and businesses will be at the Library to offer information about healthy choices in our community. There will be food and plenty of giveaways. The Art Contest on display will be judged and the winner announced at Hering in the evening.
Author Jude Hassan 6:30-7:30
Lathrop High School Hering Auditorium
Jude Hassan is the best-selling author of Suburban Junky: From Honor Roll to Heroin Addict and will be here to offer insight to parents and educators as well as raw truth and encouragement to teens. He puts a face to addiction- an unforgettable face…and one full of hope.
Panel Discussion 7:30-8:30
William Charles- will be video calling in from “Kill the Heroin Epidemic Worldwide” to answer your questions and tell his story. Jeffrey Brown- Tattoo Artist, Local Business Owner
Anna Nelson- Executive Director Interior AIDS Association
Karen Taber- Coordinator Fairbanks Wellness Coalition Dr. Mark Simon- Emergency Room Physician

Burnsville, Minnesota

Event: Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil
Date: 8/31/17 7:30- 9 p.m.
Location: Crystal Lake Park Beach
1101 Crystal Lake Road
Burnsville, MN. 55337
Contact: Pam Lanhart
Phone: 612-554-1644
Email: Pam@thrivefamilysupport.org
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Candlelight Vigil in memory of all of those who have lost the battle with the disease of addiction.

Spring Lake Park

Event: Fed up rally
Date: 08/31/17 5:30-8:30 pm
Location: Able Park
Contact: Kelly or Dawn
Phone: 763-464-3159
Email:

Vigil, speakers,etc

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Event: 2nd Annual International Overdose Awarness Balloon Release
Date: August 31st, 2017 8:30pm – 9:55pm
Location: Middle of the “Stone Arch Bridge” Near St Anthony Falls
100 Portland Ave.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414
Contact: Christopher Lee Falck
Phone: 763-477-1427
Email: Christopher.Lee.Falck@gmail.com
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PLEASE COME OUT AND JOIN US……!!!!!
National Overdose Awareness Day…..

Sober And Serious 2nd Annual Balloon Release for International Overdose Awareness Day. Come show support to anyone in your life that has been affected by addiction! This was a huge last minute success last year so be “On Time” lol
This is what Recovery Looks Like & Sounds Like!
Sober Freak’in Fun Fellowship

We will be releasing balloons with Hundreds of peers into the air to remember the ones we have lost to drugs and alcohol to show that we have not forgotten our loved ones, and to show hope that recovery is possible….!!!!
We did this last year and it was absolutely beautiful, you don’t want to miss the experience……!!!!! This will take place Augest 31st at 8:30 p.m. at the Stone Arch Bridge….!!!!
Please help us show the world that addicts and alcoholics matter even after they are gone and to show that there is hope and many of us willing to do the work can recover from a hopeless state of mind and body….!!!!!

Elizabethton, TN

Event: “Faces of Addiction” community movie
Date: September 1, 2017 7:30pm
Location: Covered Bridge Park
Contact: Jilian Reece
Phone: 4233428008
Email:

The amazing filmmaker, Josh Wilson, has been working for months on a video showing the “Faces of Addiction” in our region and we will be debuting the movie in honor of International Overdose Recovery Day!

Join us at Covered Bridge Park around 7:30pm with your blankets or lawn chairs and meet the “stars” of the movie and we will get the show started around 8:30.

Popcorn and drinks will be provided! (Movie is kid-friendly)

This event is sponsored by a grant awarded to CCDP by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse.

Hamilton NJ

Event: Prevention Coalition of Mercer County
Date: August 24, 2017 5:30pm-8pm
Location: Veterans Park Hamilton NJ
North Entrance at Klockner Rd
Contact: Barbara Sprechman Mercer Council
Phone:
Email: bsprechman@mercercouncil.org
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Candlelight Vigil
Memorial Table
Resource Info
Drop Box

Medford. Oregon

Event: Max’s Mission International Overdose Awareness Remembrance and Naloxone Distribution
Date: August 31st 1 to 4 pm
Location: Alba Park
301 Westate Main Street
Medford
Oregon 97501
Contact: Julia Pinsky
Phone: 458 225 9760
Email: maxsmission@gmail.com
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From 1.to 4 we will be offering naloxone training and free distribution (naloxone from HIV Alliance). There will be a remembrance board for photos /cards to remember loved ones we have lost, all are welcome to share with us.

Millville, NJ

Event: Cumberland County’s 1st Annual Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil
Date: August 31, 2017 6:00pm
Location: Cumberland County Fairgrounds, 3001 Carmel Road, Millville, NJ 08332
Contact: Ashleigh Huff
Phone: 8564593082
Email: ashleighhu@co.cumberland.nj.us
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The Cumberland County Department of Human Services and the County Addiction and Recovery Task Force will hold its 1st Annual Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil on Thursday, August 31, 2017 (International Overdose Awareness Day) starting at 6 p.m. (rain or shine), at Cumberland County Fairgrounds, 3001 Carmel Road, Millville, NJ 08332. The Candlelight Vigil is intended to be an opportunity for the community to come together for strength, comfort, encouragement and to learn of practical solutions to prevent overdose.
If you have lost a loved one to an overdose and you would like to have them commemorated during the event, please fill out this form and email, fax or mail it with a photo to:
Email: ashleighhu@co.cumberland.nj.us
Fax: 856-455-5756
Mail: 70 West Broad Street, Bridgeton NJ 08302
Or you can fill out our online form at https://tinyurl.com/overdoseawareness2017

Hagerstown

Event: Internation Overdose Awareness Day
Date: 8/31/17 8-9 pm
Location: Town Square
Contact: David Washington
Phone: 2403133385
Email: david.washington@maryland.gov
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Please join as citizens and organizations throughout Hagerstown meet at the Public Square for a Candle Light Vigil on Overdose Awareness Day. Please feel free to bring a picture of your loved ones lost to overdose. International Overdose Awareness Day is committed to providing a platform to acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends who have lost a loved one to overdose. We aim to raise awareness that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.

Chattanooga, TN

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day- Community Outreach
Date: August 31,2017 5:30
Location: Avondale Recreation Center Chattanooga
1305 Dodson Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37406
Contact: Calandra Smith
Phone: 423-305-1449
Email: hccoalition@gmail.com
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Community awareness and outreach event along with balloon release in honor of the lives lost.

Bronx, NY

Event: Free Naloxone Training – Learn To Save A Life
Date: August 31st 7:00pm-8:30pm
Location: 1065 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY, 10459
Contact: Dan Hogle
Phone: 718-822-2049
Email: Hogle@NYsenate.gov
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OASAS and the Forward South Bronx Coalition are partnering with State Senator Jeff Klein to discuss the Opioid Epidemic and provide a training for attendees on Naloxone. Limited # of kits available. Please RSVP at 718-822-2049.

Nashville, Tennessee

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day: Middle Tennessee
Date: Thursday, August 31st, 2017 6:30 PM
Location: Brentwood United Methodist Church at 309 Franklin Road, Brentwood, TN
Contact: Hollie Keith
Phone: 765-513-1543
Email: hckeith62114@gmail.com

Please join those of us who offer prevention, addiction, and recovery resources to communities across Tennessee, individuals who have survived overdose, and the families of those who left us too soon. The Korean War Vetrans Memorial Bridge will be lighted purple for overdose awareness, and we will have a candlelight vigil in memory of those not surviving the disease of addiction. The list of speakers bringing awareness about addiction and overdose are as follows:

Brett Withers, Metro Councilman
Representative from Mayor Barry’s office
David Plazas, The Tennessean
Glenn Funk, DA
Stan Jones, DEA
Marie Crosson, Tennessee Association of Drug Court Professionals
Katherine Drotos Cuthbert, Vanderbilt University’s Center for Student Wellbeing
Sarah Cooper, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
DeWayne Holman, Nashville Prevention Partnership
Ron Crowder, Street Works
Monty Burks, Special Projects and Faith Base Initiatives for Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Family Advocates: Hollie Keith, Donna Gaddis, Terry Ferris England, and Jacqueline Perrine

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

Event: National overdose awareness day event
Date: August 31st 5pm-7:30pm
Location: Veterans memorial park
Park Place. Shippensburg Pennsylvania 17257
Contact: Kellie lumsden
Phone: 7173319460
Email: Kellielumsden@gmail.com
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A day to remember the loved ones lost to this epidemic. We will have 2 guest speakers after they are finished there will be time for the to ask private or public questions and mingle. At the end of the event we will be having a balloon realise the balloons will be provided, you will be able to right a message to your loved on

Memphis, Tennessee

Event: Memphis Overdose Awareness Day balloon release and candlelight vigil
Date: Thursday, 8/31/17 5 pm to 8 pm
Location: Martyr’s Park, Downtown Memphis
Contact: Lisa Bobal
Phone: 9016269685
Email: Lisa@abetorway.org
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A Betor Way, The Phone Of the Spirit, TN Overdose Prevention and Memphis’ War on Heroin are co-hosting a beautiful event to create awareness of overdose deaths and remove the stigma of addiction.
5 – 6:30 pm music
6:30 pm Balloon Release
6:45 Special Guest Speakers
District Attorney Amy Wierech and Memphis Police Department Deputy Chief of Special Operations Michael Harding
7:15 pm: Prayer by Mimi White, St. John’s United Methodist Church and reading of the names of those we have lost to addiction
7:30 pm Lighting of the bridge and candlelight processional to Big River Crossing

Hauppauge, NY

Event: A Night Of Gratitude
Date: 8/31/17 8:30 pm
Location: Thrive Recovery Center
1324 Motor Parkway, Suite 102
Contact: Stephanie Durso
Phone: 631-599-6177
Email: stephie.durso@gmail.com
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Overdose Awareness Day is Thursday, August 31st. We will be having speakers, a candle light vigil and a Narcan training. In honor of Overdose Awareness Day, we’ll be gathering at THRIVE on this night to express our gratitude and to recognize the efforts of first responders, our co-fighters against the deadly enemy of addiction. Come hear stories of heroism and hope as we acknowledge the tireless work done by public servants and medical personnel. We will also be remembering the lives lost to this horrific epidemic.

Please join us.

Flint Michigan

Event: FORASHLEYNBENJAMIN FOUNDATION Supporting Flint for CHANGE 💜
Date: 8-31-2016 6-8 pm
Location: 901 Harrison St Flint Mi 48502 First Christ Scientist Church across from Flint Police Dept
Contact: Sharry Anderson
Phone: 586-248-2725
Email: FORASHLEYNBENJAMIN2016@Yahoo.com
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From 6-8 pm. I lost my only daughter to fentynl OD Nov 13 2016. I am speaking about the fentynl problem in Flint and telling bf my daughters story. I am going to have others speak that want. I’m selling #STOPHEROIN bracelets for $5 to support my foundation. We will be sending balloons to heaven with their loved ones pics on them it’s my first event

Georgetown, Delaware

Event: Candlelight Vigil
Date: August 31, 2017 8:00 – 10:00 PM
Location: The Circle in Georgetown
Contact: Pauline Powell
Phone: 302-542-0266
Email: pauline.powell@attackaddiction.org
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Candlelight Vigil to remember loved ones lost to accidental overdose, to raise community awareness, and to decrease stigma attached to substance use disorder. All whose lives have been impacted by substance use disorder and the current heroin epidemic are welcome to attend.

Atascadero, CA

Event: SLO County Overdose Awareness
Date: August 31, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Atascadero Lake Park, 9100 Morro Road, at the BBQ area
Contact: Kim Lacey
Phone:
Email: slorunner26@gmail.com
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August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day. Please join us as we gather to recognize the impact overdose has had on our community. We will have a speaker and a candlelight vigil to remember loved ones we have lost. Bring pictures or other small items to honor those you wish to remember, as well as LED candles. Let us remove the stigma of overdose and substance use disorder (addiction) and welcome recovery in our community!

Rochester, NY

Event: SCOTTY B SECOND ANNUAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY
Date: August 31st 2017 3 to 8 p.m
Location: Martin Luther king Jr Park at Manhattan Square Park
353 Court Street
Rochester, Ny 14607
Contact: Becky Baker
Phone: 585 771 0896
Email: rebeccakbaker@yahoo.com

Community wise event hosted by S.O.A.R.S INC. focuses on the public health crisis facing Monroe County and surrounding areas. This is an opportunity to remember those who lost their lives to overdose. To learn practical ways to prevent overdose and overdose death. By bringing together treatment facilities, mental health insurance companies nonprofit Advocates halfway houses and to provide Narcan training two placed a family friends and loved ones can come to ask questions fine answers and seek Solutions they’ll be speakers music food Recreation and a memorial tribute with a candlelight vigil ending the evening

Reno, NV

Event: Overdose Awareness Day
Date: Aug. 31 5:30 p.m.
Location: Reno City Hall 1 E 1st St. Reno, NV 89501
Contact: Jennifer Delett-Snyder
Phone: 7753247557
Email: marketing@jtnn.org
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Community groups and citizens will meet at the Believe sign on Virginia Street and walk to Wingfield Park with messages of hope and memories of those who have suffered from an overdose. If anyone wants to join us, please contact the JTNN office.

New York, NY

Event: Overdose Prevention Training
Date: 08/31/2017 2:30pm
Location: Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center
25 Allen Street
New York, NY
Contact:
Phone: 212-226-6333
Email: questions@alliance.nyc
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The Alliance for Positive Change is bringing awareness to overdose prevention on International Overdose Awareness Day on Thursday, August 31. In 2016, New York City had 1,374 confirmed overdose deaths – a 46% increase from 2015. The Alliance is working to prevent future overdoses by offering free Naloxone training at the Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center (LESHRC).

Naloxone is a medication that reverses overdoses from opioids such as heroin and prescription painkillers. New Yorkers can get this free life-saving medication without prescription at many community-based organizations including LESHRC.

Westbrook, Maine

Event: Westbrook Remembers
Date: August 21 5 PM
Location: Starting at Riverbank Park, ending at Gazebo Park
Contact: Shelby Briggs
Phone: 207-854-0644 x 2419
Email: sbriggs@westbrook.me.us

The Westbrook Police Department’s Community Approach to Stopping Heroin will be memorializing those who have lost their lives to fatal overdose.

We will also be dedicating a piece of our City to those who have passed away, those still struggling with substance use disorders, and those who have bravely found their way to recovery. Our City leaders will speak briefly, followed by families who have lost loved ones and community members who are in recovery.

Resources and refreshments will be available.

Pittsburgh, PA

Event: PPP Movie Day at Row House
Date: August 31st, 2017 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 9:30 PM
Location: Row House Cinema-4115 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Contact: Katie
Phone: 412.247.3404
Email: info@pppgh.org
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Prevention Point Pittsburgh will have three free showings of “A Day in the Life: The World of Humans Who Use Drugs” at Row House Cinema. Showtimes are 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM, and 9:30 PM.

Lockport, NY

Event: LP Overdose Awareness Rally
Date: 08/31/17 5pm
Location: Veterans Memorial Park
East avenue
Contact: Tom Byrne
Phone: 716-364-2227
Email: tbyrne1979@gmail.com

An event to raise awareness to those who lost their lives to addiction and overall overdose awareness. Come support the cause and join us to hear people speak about their experience, strength and hope.

Cleveland, OH

Event: Naloxone Saves
Date: August 31st, 2017 7pm
Location: 700 Prospect Ave E, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Contact: Blyth Barnow
Phone:
Email: femminary@gmail.com
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Amistad Chapel UCC unites with Blyth Barnow of Femminary to present Naloxone Saves, an overdose awareness worship service.

Through preaching, music, and ritual the service will illuminate overdose reversal as real life resurrection.

During the service, we will learn more about Naloxone (also called Narcan), the medication that can reverse an opiate overdose. Volunteers from Project DAWN will train us to recognize a possible overdose and to administer Naloxone. All attendees will receive a Naloxone kit.

Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in Ohio. Let’s be people of resurrection: Learn how to reverse an overdose.

Washington, D.C.

Event: Chosen Few 2017 Overdose Community Vigil
Date: Thursday August 31, 2017 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Marvin Gaye Park
NE Division Av & Foote ST NE
Washington, DC 20019
Contact: Maurice Abbey-Bey
Phone: (202) 232-8150
Email: chosenfewdc@gmail.com
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From 4 to 8pm the District’s own Chosen Few will be hosting a community vigil at Marvin Gaye Park (located on the corner of Division Avenue NE and Fitch Place) to mourn the lives of loved ones lost to fatal drug overdose. The event will include guest speakers, educational materials, harm reduction supplies, Naloxone (Narcan) training and dinner. The event memorializes the approximately 550 people that have been lost to overdose death in the District between 2014 and 2017 with an individual gravestone to commemorate each death. Guests will also be invited to join in building a community altar to honor their loved ones.

Dunkirk, NY

Event: Not One More
Date: 8/31/17 1 pm
Location: Dunkirk Pier Central Avenue waling to City Hall 328 Central Avenue Dunkirk, Ny 14048
Contact: Jessica Falco
Phone: 716 410 5752
Email: jfalco131@gmail.com
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We are doing a memorial walk starting at the Dunkirk Pier and walking up to City Hall. From there we will be having speakers who have lost loved ones to overdose followed by other speakers including Mayor Rosas and Dunkirk Police Department. The memorial will end in a balloon release to commemorate our loved ones.

Marinette Wisconsin

Event: Balloon Launch
Date: August 30, 2017 7pm
Location: Stephenson Island
Marinette, WI
Contact: Lorri Melchoir
Phone: 906-290-3517
Email: lmelchoir01@gmail.com

We are holding the First Annual Balloon Launch in memory of those lost to Overdose

Eagle Rock, VA

Event: Angel Kisses Outreach Ministry candlelight vigil
Date: August 31,2017 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Location: Iron Gate Community Church 1115 Spring Street,Eagle Rock Va 24085
Contact: Deana Newland
Phone: 540-492-3937
Email: sisterdnewland@gmail.com

guest speakers whom have lost loved ones from overdose,overdose awareness facts,fact sheets and resource sheets will be given out,candles will be provided for all who attend,prayer,special music,community support and love,candlelight vigil

Newaygo, MI

Event: Overdose Awareness Day Candle Light Vigil
Date: August 31st 7:30 pm to 9 pm
Location: Resonate Church
302 E. 68th St.
Newaygo MI 49337
Contact: Refer to the Facebook Event Page
Phone:
Email:
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Please join us for a Candlelight Vigil in honor of Overdose Awareness Day.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
August 31st
7:30pm-9pm
There is also an 11th step meeting at 6pm for those interested in attending.
Located at: Resonate Church
302 E. 68th St
Newaygo Mi 49337
Participants who have lost a loved one to overdose are encouraged to bring a framed picture to display at the vigil.

Portland, Maine

Event: Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 31st, 7pm EST
Location: Monument Square
Portland, Maine
Contact: Zoe Odlin-Platz
Email: zop@portlandmaine.gov

Join us for an evening dedicated to mourning and remembering those lost to opiate overdose. We will have naloxone trainings, lantern making, a memorial wall for posting pictures and names and brief opening and closing remarks which will feature reading names of loved ones who have died recently. All are welcome.

Reseda, CA

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: Thursday, August 31st 2017 1;30pm-2;30pm
Location: 11700 Block of Borden Avenue, Pacoima, Ca. 91331
Contact: Joray Cubillos
Phone: 1(818)342-5897 ext-2129
Email: jcubillos@tarzanatc.org
On site Harm Reduction Services (syringe replacement) Services, Remembering those we have lost and to join us in preventing overdose death providing a table of information about overdose prevention, also scheduling training sessions to obtain Naloxone overdose kit.

El Paso, Texas

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day/El Paso, Texas
Date: August 31, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Veteran’s OneStop
9565 Diana
El Paso, Texas 79924
Contact: Susie Villalobos, Prevention Resource Center – Region 10 Evaluator
Phone: 915-782-4000 ext. 1322
Email: svillalobos@aliviane.org

10:00 a.m. Event Open
Exhibitor Tables

1st Speaker Larry Cuellar, Gilead HCV Community Specialist (Testing and Referral of Hep C)
2nd Speaker Dr. Imtiaz Alam, M.D., P.A. (Hep C Treatment)

11:00 a.m. Mark Richmond, Sacramento CMT (Prescription Medication Misuse)
Tina Torres, LCDC, (Substance Use Treatment) El Paso Behavioral Health

11:45 a.m. Testimonials Trinity Homeward Bound
Others who volunteer their stories (Open mic)

12:15-12:45 Flower pinwheel remembrance of those lost to an overdose (outside)

12:45-1:00 Closing

Waterford, Michigan

Event: Overdose Awareness Tribute Memorial
Date: August 31, 2017 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: The Warming House
5050 Civic Center Drive
Waterford, MI 48329
Contact: Pam Hoffmaster
Phone: 248-431-3225
Email: bryanshopemedia@gmail.com

Free community event to Raise Awareness, Reduce Stigma & Acknowledge the grief felt by families & friends as we gather to honor those we have lost.
An Opioid Overdose Prevention Education Training will be provided along with Free Naloxone rescue kit. (1 per family) There will be a COPE (Counsel on Prevention Education) Panel, Guest Speakers, Resource puplications will be available. A memorial display for pictures of ALL lost Loved-Ones.
Closing with a candlelight Vigil.
T-shirts & Food Available
This event is sponsored by a collaboration with
Mi-Hope and Bryan’s HOPE

Edinburg,Texas

Event: The UTRGV Collegiate Recovery Program Honors International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: Thursday, August 31st
Location: 1201 West University Drive
Contact: Counseling Center
Phone: 956-665-2574
Email:
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International overdose Awareness Day Thursday, August 31st 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Edinburg campus: Center Fountain/Brownsville campus: Student Union lawn
For special accommodations or additional formation, please contact the Counseling Center at (956) 655-2574

Daly City

Event: Overdose awareness candlelight vigil
Date: 08/16/2017 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Mussel rock Daly City, Ca. 94015
Contact: Bonnie McNamara
Phone: 650-678-9045
Email: Tombonniemac@aol.com

People in the community gathering for the common cause of getting awareness out there for the epidemic of overdose..

Asheboro, NC

Event: Overdose Awareness and Candle Light Vigil
Date: August 31 2017 6-9pm
Location: Paw Paws Place parking lot
2004 N Fayetteville st
Asheboro NC 27203
Contact: Kelly Link
Phone: 336-465-1431
Email: kellyalink@outlook.com
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Music, speakers, presentation to represent the 120 that die daily in the US! Free Narcan, Free lock boxes, free pizza and so much more! Lots of literature!
Closing out with a candle light vigil at dark.

McMinnville Oregon

Event: Christopher’s Gift Overdose Awareness Event
Date: August 31, 2017 6-9 PM
Location: First Federal Savings & Loan parking lot
118 NE 3rd St
McMinnville Oregon
Contact: Christie
Phone: 971-237-4831
Email: Christiehodges@gmail.com
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We will have educational and informational tables and guest speakers followed by a candlelight vigil. Join us to remember loved ones we have lost, give hope to those still struggling, and celebrate those in recovery. Together we can END THE STIGMA!

Inchelium WA 99151

Event: Inchelium Stop Over Dose Town Hall Meeting
Date: August 31, 2017 5:30-7:30
Location: Inchelium Community Center.
The Confederated Tribes of The Colville Reservation
Contact: Robin Bowman
Phone: 5097227067
Email: robin.bowman.bhp@colvilletribes.com
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This is an opportunity to ask questions. Education on drug overdose and how to stop one. Education on how to reach out to community members who are at risk. Support for family and friends. A path to empower all those involved in the opioid over dose crisis. By the Behavioral Health Program

Oakland, CA

Event: Oakland Overdose Awareness Day Memorial
Date: August 30th, 2017 6-8pm
Location: 2313 San Pablo Ave, Oakland CA
Contact: Savannah O’Neill
Phone:
Email: soneill@casasegura.org
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Let’s come together to honor International Overdose Awareness Day. This year our event will be held at Qilombo, a center that is losing their neighbors frequently to drug overdose. Those living on the streets in this area of Oakland are also frequently reporting using naloxone to save each others lives. This is a chance to celebrate life and survival, to recognize the daily life saving work of people who use drugs, our friends and community.

There will be speakers, art, music, and a chance to share any words you would like. This event is open to anyone, join us in creating a space to remember our loved ones lost to overdose without stigma, judgment or shame. We will provide food, cake, free narcan and art supplies to create whatever memorial you would like. We will be building a community alter that will be permanently moved to HEPPAC’s drop in center space, Casa Segura, following the event.

If you have a loved one you’d like us to remember please email their name to soneill@casaseura.org and we will create a flower with their name on it and hold up their memory. Please join us and send any questions, concerns or contributions to Savannah O’Neill at 510-434-0307 or soneill@casasegura.org.

Reno, Nevada

Event: Hope for the Epedemic
Date: August 28, 2017 Noon to 9PM
Location: 200 S Virginia Street
Floor 2
Reno, NV 89501
Contact: Kim Advent
Phone: 702-540-2139
Email: kimadvent@gmail.com
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An introduction to Philosophical-Medical Therapy treating addiction. The approach aims at the root causes and triggers. There will be a speaker provided by Avanti Wellness explaining the techniques which replace the anguish with new ideas which improve in areas of physical, psychological, and spiritual part of your life.

Las Vegas, Nevada

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Remembrance Breakfast
Date: August 31. 2017 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: 6767 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 130, Las Vegas NV, 89146
Contact: Vernalyn Willis
Phone: (702) 463-1415
Email: info@carecoalitionnv.org
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Continental Breakfast and balloon release in remembrance of those we have lost to overdose

Waterbury, CT

Event: Overdose Awareness
Date: August 31, 2017 9:00am-1:00pm
Location: Wellmore Behavioral Health
402 East Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
Contact: Regan Moriarty, LCSW
Phone: 203-755-1143
Email: rmoriarty@wellmore.org
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Learn the signs and symptoms of overdose. Training on how to prevent overdose and learn how to administer NARCAN. Bring your insurance card to receive NARCAN onsite!

Seabrook, NH 03874

Event: Night of Hope, Candlelight Vigil and Balloon Release
Date: August 31, 2017 maabrown@comcast.net
Location: The Seabrook Town Hall, 99 Lafayette Road, Seabrook, NH 03874.
Contact: Elizabeth Miller
Phone: 603-570-9444
Email: maabrown@comcast.net
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Please join us and help raise awareness!
“NIGHT OF HOPE”
Safe Harbor Recovery is inviting all of the residents, first responders, Church’s, Recovery Groups, and the surrounding communities to join us for our 1st Annual “Night of Hope,” an International Overdose Awareness Day Event.
We will all join together on Thursday, August 31, 2017 @ 6:00PM -8:00PM at
The Seabrook Town Hall, 99 Lafayette Road, Seabrook, NH 03874.
We will come together as a Community to raise awareness, celebrate the lives of those in recovery, pray for those who are still struggling, and remember our loved ones and friends we have lost from addiction.
We will have speakers at this event along with a,
BALLOON RELEASE in remembrance of our loved ones, family, and friends that we have lost, for those still struggling, and a CANDLELIGHT VIGIL for all.
*All are welcome to bring a picture of the loved one or friend that was lost from Addiction*
We will have children’s activities. We will provide Candles and Balloons.
Resources will be on hand for grief support, family support, and addiction support.
*For more information, if you would like to participate as a Recovery Group to share resources and support, or if you would like to donate, you may call Elizabeth Miller, Safe Harbor Recovery
@ 603-570-9444 and they will direct to someone who can help. Thank you!
In case of rain we will join together in the Trinity Church if needed.

Bristol, TN

Event: International Overdose Awareness dAy
Date: 8-31-2017 7pm – 9pm
Location: Bristol Tennessee High School
1112 Edgemont Avenue
Bristol, TN
Contact: Rhonda Coffey
Phone: 423-967-248
Email: theaddictsfamilytn@gmail.com
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We will be having a night of speakers, music and a candle light memorial to those we have lost to this disease. Speakers will include the Mayor, the DA and Law Enforcement. We will also have a speaker from Recovery. Many special memorials are planned to honor our lost loved ones.

North Hollywood, CA

Event: International Overdose Awareness Training & Vigil
Date: Friday, August 25, 2017 7:00 to 8:30pm 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Location: Cri-Help George T. Pfleger Center
11027 Burbank Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Contact: John Whitaker
Phone: 213-426-0165
Email: 2017ODAwareness@gmail.com
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We invite you to join us as we remember and honor individuals who have lost their lives to overdose, and to the failed war on drugs. Accidental fatal overdose is the leading cause of injury leading cause of death among people who use drugs around the world.

Accidental fatal overdose is the leading cause of injury-related death in the U.S., and the leading cause of death among people who use drugs around the world. More than 135 people are dying each day in the U.S. from accidental overdose. We encourage sensible solutions such as increased access to overdose reversal medication naloxone & implementing Good Samaritan 911 policies.

Join A New PATH (Parents for Addiction Treatment & Healing) Los Angeles, The Drug Policy Alliance, Moms United to End the War on Drugs, Law Enforcement Action Partnership, Center for Living and Learning, Paso Por Paso, Inc and other partners.

If you can’t join us, please send the name of your loved one to be remembered to: 2017ODAwareness@gmail.com For more information contact: LA PATH: 213-426-0165 or 818-442-0238 Join us at www.momsunited.net

Tulalip WA

Event: Tulalip Overdose Awareness Event
Date: 8/31/17 6pm-8pm
Location: Tulalip Community Health Department
7615 Totem Beach Rd, Tulalip WA 98271
Contact: Community Health Department
Phone: 360-716-5662
Email: PublicHealth@tulaliptribes-nsn.gov
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Activies will include creating a rock garden for those lost or affected by overdose

Methuen, Massachusetts

Event: 2nd Annual Overdose Vigil
Date: Thursday August 31, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Riverside Park
Methuen, Massachusetts
Contact: Jacque Ingersoll
Phone: 978-701-8195
Email: jingersoll@cityofmethuen.net
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Methuen Police Department’s C.A.R.E.S (Community Addiction Recovery Engagement Services) will hold their 2nd annual Overdose Vigil to honor those we have lost to the disease of addiction. During the evening there will be a video montage played showing pictures given by families of those lost, lighting and releasing of lanterns and speaking of community members. There will also be an art display from the amazing artwork by “Angels of Addiction”. Those in attendance will receive seeds so they may plant flowers in their loved ones memory wherever they wish.

Torrington

Event: Litchfield County Overdose Awareness Day Community Resource Fair and Vigil
Date: August 31, 2017 6:00 – 9:00pm
Location: Coe Memorial Park
101 Litchfield St, Torrington, CT 06790
Contact: Ariana Cardozo
Phone: 860-496-2100
Email: ariana.cardozo@mccallcenterct.org
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The Litchfield County Opiate Task Force is sponsoring a vigil to commemorate the lives lost to overdose. This free event is open to all members of the community. Offer support, hear inspiring music and share messages of hope and encouragement from those in recovery. Learn about valuable resources available for those battling addiction. Honor the memory and commemorate the lives of those lost to opioid overdose and addiction. Participate in a traditional vigil, prayers and meditation and light a candle.

New Orleans, LA

Event: New Orleans Overdose Awareness Day film screening and vigil
Date: 8/31/17 6pm (Screening); 8pm (Vigil)
Location: 1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans LA 70112 (Film); Duncan Plaza, New Orleans LA (Vigil)
Contact: Alex Niculescu
Phone: 2023205864
Email: alexnic18@gmail.com
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On August 31st, International Overdose Awareness Day, please join us as we remember and mourn our family, friends, and loved ones who have passed due to drug overdose. At 6pm at 1430 Tulane Ave, we will screen a new documentary, A Day In The Life: The World of Humans Who Use Drugs, which showcases the lives of people who use drugs around the world to reduce the stigma that too often contributes to drug overdose. Afterward, we will walk to Duncan Plaza for a candlelit vigil, where people are invited to light a candle and take a moment of silence to cherish the memory of those we have lost.

Sponsored by Tulane University Street Medicine, Social Contexts in Medicine, AMA, and White Coats 4 Black Lives; Nola AMSA; and New Orleans Harm Reduction Network/Trystereo

New Orleans, LA

Event: New Orleans Overdose Awareness Day film screening and vigil
Date: 8/31/17 6pm (Screening); 8pm (VigiL)
Location: 1430 Tulane Ave New Orleans LA 70112 (screening) and Duncan Plaza, New Orleans LA (vigil)
Contact: Alex Niculescu
Phone: 2023205864
Email: alexnic18@gmail.com
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On August 31st, International Overdose Awareness Day, please join us as we remember and mourn our family, friends, and loved ones who have passed due to drug overdose. At 6pm at 1430 Tulane Ave, we will screen a new documentary, A Day In The Life: The World of Humans Who Use Drugs, which showcases the lives of people who use drugs around the world to reduce the stigma that too often contributes to drug overdose. Afterward, we will walk to Duncan Plaza for a candlelit vigil, where people are invited to light a candle and take a moment of silence to cherish the memory of those we have lost.

Sponsored by Tulane University Street Medicine, Social Contexts in Medicine, AMA, and White Coats 4 Black Lives; Nola AMSA; and New Orleans Harm Reduction Network/Trystereo

Lafayette, IN

Event: Overdose Awareness Day
Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017 1 pm to 6 pm
Location: SURF Center at 307 North 10th Street, Lafayette, IN and Columbian Park, Purple Shelter (near corner of Park Avenue and Scott Street), Lafayette, IN
Contact: Jennifer Swartz
Phone: 765-471-9916
Email: jennifer@dftipp.org
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Type of Event: Naloxone distribution and training will be held at the SURF Center (1 to 3 pm) Time of Remembrance at Columbian Park (4 to 6 pm). Attendees may bring photos of loved ones impacted by overdose.

Reidsville North Carolina

Event: Rockingham County Overdose Awareness Day
Date: Thursday August 24th 3:00 pm
Location: Rockingham Co. Governmental Center
371 Hwy 65, Reidsville N.C
Contact: Jeff Pruett
Phone: 336 944-3264
Email: jpruett@p4care.org

Overview of the Opioid problem in Rockingham Co. Getting rid of stigma. Treatment and Prevention .

High Point, NC

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil and Balloon Release
Date: August 31, 2017 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Oak Hollow Mall
1020 Eastchester Drive
High Point, NC 27262
Contact: Calandra Lewis
Phone: 336-333-6860 ex. 227
Email:
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Celebrate Life By Coming Together is a free family event open to the public. This event will remember, celebrate, empower, and encourage the loved ones of those impacted by overdose; support those who are in recovery from substance use; and give hope to the community. This event will have food, bounce houses, games, resource tables, photograph wall displaying the faces of addiction and recovery, speakers, poets, and conclude with a candlelight vigil and balloon release.

Huntington, WV

Event: Overdose Awareness Day (@ Prestera Center, Cabell County WV)
Date: 8/31/2017 1:00 PM
Location: Prestera at Pinecrest
5600 US Route Sixty East
Huntington, WV 25705
Contact: Kim Miller
Phone: 304-525-7851, Extension 1505
Email: kim.miller@prestera.org
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A ceremony to remember overdose victims and to generate hope for those still suffering features local dignitaries and speakers from local and state government, the local Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing (GRASP) support group leader, a Mayoral proclamation for Overdose Awareness Day, an individual with overdose experience now in long-term recovery, the Commissioner of the WV DHHR, Bureau for Behavioral Health and Healthcare Facilities and Prestera Center’s CEO. The ceremony will be followed by naloxone training offered by the local health department, with free doses of naloxone for participants completing the training. We plan to have a visual display for the 144 individuals who lose their lives to overdoses in the US every day and a “Wall of Remembrance and Hope” with paper hearts for people to write a name on them and attach them to the wall. Light refreshments will be available and the event is open to the public.

Lake Arlington, IL

Event: Overdose Awareness Vigil
Date: August 31st, 6-8pm
Location: Lake Arlington
2201 N. Windsor Dr.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Contact: Laura Fry
Phone: (844) 584-5254 x803
Email: info@live4lali.org
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Live4Lali has set up a week full of events for IOAD.

Arlington Heights, IL

Event: Rx Drug Take Back Day and Naloxone Trainings
Date: August 30th, 3-7pm
Location:
For Arlington Heights Residents:
Arlington Heights Police Department
1500 W. Shure Dr.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
For Buffalo Grove Residents:
Buffalo Grove Police Department
46 Raupp Blvd.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Contact: Laura Fry
Phone: (844) 584-5254 x803
Email: info@live4lali.org
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Live4Lali has set up a week full of events for IOAD.

Chicago, IL

Event: Liv4Lali Chicago Kick-Off Event
Date: August 29th, 6-9pm
Location: 833 W. Jackson Blvd., Floor 7
Chicago, IL 60607
Contact: Laura Fry
Phone: (844) 584-5254 x803
Email: info@live4lali.org
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Live4Lali has set up a week full of events for IOAD./

Northbrook, IL

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 28, 6-9pm
Location: Northbrook Library – 1201 Cedar Lne.
Northbrook, IL
Contact: Laura Fry
Phone: (844) 584-5254 x803
Email: info@live4lali.org
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Screening of HBO Documentary, “Warning: This Drug May Kill You”
6pm – Naoloxone Trainings, Resource Tables
7pm – Screening
8pm – Panel Discussion

Mundelein, IL

Event: Overdose Awareness Event
Date: Sunday August 27, 2017 12pm – 3pm
Location: Hope Christian Fellowship
1401 S. Lake Street
Mundelein, IL
60060
Contact:Laura Fry
Phone:(844) 584-5254 x803
Email:info@live4lali.org
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Live4Lali has set up a week full of events for IOAD. Check them all out here: https://live4lali.org/events/overdose-awareness-day/

New York, NY

Event: Shaping Sanctuary: The Role of Communities of Faith in Addressing the Opioid Overdose Crisis
Date: August 24, 2017 1pm – 5pm
Location: Judson Memorial Church 55 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012
Contact:
Phone:
Email:

Join us for Shaping Sanctuary: The Role of Communities of Faith in Addressing the Opioid Overdose Crisis…a community forum with prominent speakers, listening session/discussion with panelists, and interfaith service of love and lament for lives lost to overdose.

New York, NY

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day/ Funeral Procession to the City Morgue
Date: August 31, 2017 9am – 1pm
Location: 22 West 27th St., 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001
Contact: Angie Woody
Phone:
Email: angie@vocal-ny.org

In August we are promoting events across New York all month long to address the sigificant increases in overdose deaths in the past year. We will be ending the month on August 31st, International Overdose Awareness Day, with a protest funeral march starting at Harm Reduction Coalition.

Memorial and Funeral Procession March to NYC Morgue on International Overdose Awareness Day

When: August 31st, 9:30 am to 1 pm

Where: Meet at Harm Reduction Coalition Office, (22 West 27th Street, 5th Floor), and march to NYC Morgue at Bellevue Hospital (462 1st Avenue)

Why: Overdose prevention advocates unite in their grief to demand more action from local and State government to decrease drug overdose deaths. There were 1,374 drug overdose deaths in NYC in 2016, a 46% increase from the previous year. Advocates will march with the Demolition Brass Band in a large funeral procession across midtown Manhattan to the NYC Morgue to memorialize New Yorkers who have died of overdose and to demand the immediate expansion of overdose prevention services and implement innovative new approaches that will reach people most likely to die of an overdose.

What to bring: Wear black to symbolize grief and mourning. Bring black umbrellas and photographs or mementos of loved ones who have died.

Who: Drug Policy Alliance, BOOM! Health, Harm Reduction Coalition, Housing Works, VOCAL New York (other groups and advocates are welcome)

For more information, please contact Angie Woody at VOCAL NY: angie@vocal-ny.org

Jamestown, NY

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: Thursday, August 31 6:00 p.m.
Location: 525 Falconer Street
Jamestown NY 14701
Contact: Kayla Crosby
Phone: 7163381004
Email: kaylacrosby@mail.sunyjcc.edu
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International Overdose Awareness Day
Thursday, August 31
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Hamilton Collegiate Center, Student Union
Learn about signs of overdose
Participate in service projects and create your own Trail Mix
Join our social media pledge & tribute campaign, #OverdoseAware2017
Co-sponsored by Campus Life, Student Senate and Evergreen Health

NARCAN Training
Thursday, August 31
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Carnahan Theatre
A kit containing 2 doses of naloxone will be given to each attendee.
Upon completion of the training, participants will be able to recognize the signs & symptoms of an opioid overdose, administer naloxone (Narcan) properly and take necessary follow-up steps.
Brought to you by Campus Life and Evergreen Health

Heroin: Cape Cod, USA Film Screening & Candlelight Vigil
Thursday, August 31
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. (Resource fair at 5:30 p.m.)
Scharmann Theatre
Documentary examining the impact heroin has had on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, following the stories of eight people who are all in their twenties as they battle with their addiction.
8:00 p.m. – Outside by Pond(Rain Location: Weeks Room)
Brought to you by Campus Life and Evergreen Health

New Bern NC

Event: A Night of Remembrance & Hope
Date: August 31 7:30 – 8:30
Location: Union Point Park
300 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC
Contact: Tina Davis
Phone: 2526702738
Email: cravencountyshope@gmail.com
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Join us at Union Point Park for an international overdose awareness day. We will be remembering those lost to addiction and honoring those still in active addiction. Our aim is to provide HOPE to everyone that recovery is possible. Please join us as we come together as a community to collectively overcome addiction.

Nashville, TN

Event: Candlelight Vigil
Date: August 31st 8 pm
Location: Centennial Park
2500 West End Ave.
Nashville, TN 37203
Contact: Kelsey Hunt
Phone: 6155983992
Email: kmhunt2012@gmail.com
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Candlelight vigil to remember those we’ve lost to overdose.

Fortlee, New Jersey

Event: Pamela
Date: He passed July 9th 2016 today is August 11 ,2017
Location: 134 Main Street , fortlee no
Contact:
Phone:
Email:
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My boyfriend passed away of an addiction.

Ventnor City, New Jersey

Event: Overdose Awareness and Remembrance Event
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 6-8 PM
Location: Newport Avenue and the beach
Behind the Ventnor Community Library on the beach
(if it rains it will be held in the community center)
Contact: Tracy Smith
Phone: 6094455121
Email: tracy@speakersforchange.org
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Aim to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. Also a remembrance ceremony to all those lives we have lost due to overdose or complications of addiction.

Albion NY

Event: “Just Socks Ma”
Date: 9/1/17 12:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: 327 Sunset Dr. Holley, NY 14470
Contact: Tammi Bale
Phone: 585-735-6756
Email: TammiBale2@aol.com
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the last time my saw my son Robert Bale ll alive was on Christmas morning when he left my house to go home all he requested was socks for Christmas so in his remembrance i now collect new socks and donate them to our local homeless shelter i collected over 400 pair last year this years goal is 1,000

Danville, Kentucky

Event: Time to Remember. Time to Act. in Boyle County
Date: August 31, 2017 7:00 pm
Location: St. James AME Church
124 East Walnut Danville, Kentucky 40422
Contact: Kathy Miles
Phone: 859-516-5384
Email: kathy.miles@centre.edu
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On August 31st, we will be recognizing International Overdose Awareness Day by a community candlelight vigil. Todd Barrick of Recovery Radio.FM and Heroes of Anderson County will be our speaker, music by Jeff Goins, Rise Up, testimonies of addiction recovery and a resource table.
“Join other members of our community in remembering friends and family members lost to drug overdoses and pledge to work together for a safer and healthier future for Boyle County.”

Peachtree City, GA

Event: Come Learn, Share & Be Aware
Date: 8/31/2017 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Drake Field 155 Willowbend Road Peachtree City, GA 30269
Contact: Jean Felts
Phone: 4043234170
Email: jeanmtd@yahoo.com
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Come learn about our nations opoid epidemic, learn what overdose looks like and how to respond. Free naloxone kits will be available with training for anyone who requests it.

We will have several speakers. The list of speakers is to be announced in the near future. It will include elected officials, grieving parents, local rehab resources, people in recovery and more.

Come get your free purple wristband to support overdose awareness and listen to an array of music by artists who all
lost their battle with addiction.

You can show your support online if unable to attend in person by posting a purple ribbon as your profile picture for the day.

We will end the event with a live musical performance and candlelight vigil at sunset for all who have lost their lives due to substance related causes.

Vancouver, WA

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day in memory of Ryan Furness and Devin Krugman
Date: 8/31/2017 6pm until 8pm
Location: Marshall Park
1069 E McLoughlin Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98663
Contact: Lyn Anderson
Phone: 3607028867
Email: pdxlyn@me.com
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In memory of those loved ones lost to an overdose, two mothers have come together to stop the stigma and provide a candlelighting at 8pm. Speakers, music and community resources will start at 6pm. Please join us.

IL

Event: Live4Lali Week of Events for International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: 8/27-8/31 Time Varies
Location: Lie4Lali has a week of events lined up for International Overdose Awareness Day! Check out our events and where they are located here: https://live4lali.org/events/overdose-awareness-day/
Contact: Laura Fry
Phone: (844) 584-5254 x803
Email: info@live4lali.org
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Live4Lali has set up a week full of events for IOAD. Check them all out here: https://live4lali.org/events/overdose-awareness-day/

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Event: Santa Fe Overdose Memorial
Date: August 16, 2017 3 pm
Location: Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (Old Church Courtyard)
417 Agua Fria St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Contact: Tom Starke
Phone: 505 412 0860
Email: tomstarke@comcast.net
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Recovery Santa Fe, the Friendship Club, The Santa Fe Prevention Alliance, Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, Upaya Zen Center, and the Santa Fe Recovery Center will host the first annual memorial commemorating people in Santa Fe County who died from accidental drug overdoses during 2016. This is a terrible loss to individuals, families, and our community. It’s a community tragedy that very few acknowledge because of the shame felt by those struggling with addiction, and their families. The purpose of this memorial is to provide a space and time for our community to gather and jointly acknowledge this tragedy.

The memorial will include remembrances of those who’ve passed, a tribute to those working to treat addiction and to prevent overdoses, a spiritual perspective from Joshin Byrnes of the Upaya Zen Center, a reading of first names, a moment of silence, music, and further remembrances from those attending.

Germantown, MD

Event: Free Naloxone Training
Date: 8/31/2017 10:15 AM -11:15 AM
Location: 19537 Doctors Drive, Bldg. 3, Germantown, MD 20874
Contact: Maheen Nasim
Phone: 240-654-4001
Email: mnasim@bornfreewellness.com
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This is a free training session on the administration of Naloxone, the life-saving drug used to reverse opioid overdose. This event is free and open to the public, and a pharmacy contact will be provided for attendees to obtain a supply of Naloxone. The event will take place at BornFree Wellness Center, and pre-registration is encouraged by contacting facility Director Maheen Nasim at the phone number or email listed at right.

Newtown, CT

Event: SAVE A LIFE
Date: August 31st, 2017 10 am to 5pm
Location: Main Street RX Pharmacy , 266 South Main St D-2, Newtown, CT, 06470
Contact: Mary
Phone: 914 406 0991
Email: mb@msrxpharmacy.com
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Learn about Naloxone (also know as Narcan). The opioid Overdose Reversal Drug. Pharmacist on Site, Bring Your Insurance Card.
You DO NOT NEED a Prescription from your Doctor, the Pharmacist writes it on site. Our goal is to get it into as many hands as possible. We can all make a difference by having this readily available to save a life. Caregivers, Mom, Dad, Sibling, anyone can have this. You may save a family members life, a loved one, a friend…we can make a difference !!!!

Omaha, NE

Event: Candlelight Vigil
Date: 8/30/207 7:15 pm CST
Location: Valley Hope Omaha
7703 Serum Ave.
Ralston, NE 68127
Contact: Jennifer Green
Phone: 402-370-6623
Email: JGreen@LiveWiseCoalition.org
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The LiveWise Coalition in conjunction with Valley Hope Omaha will be hosting a special Candlelight Vigil to honor those we have lost to overdose, and help create more awareness for this tragic problem. We encourage all participants to arrive around 7:15 pm CST and the Vigil will begin at 7:30 pm CST. We will open with introductions from LiveWise Coalition and Valley Hope, a brief explanation of why we are all gathered, followed by a family member’s story of their lost loved one, and then a full minute of silence to acknowledge those we’ve lost. We will close the Vigil by saying the Serenity Prayer.

Lafayette, Colorado

Event: End Overdose Day – Lafayette
Date: August 31, 2017 3-5pm
Location: Lafayette Public Library
775 W Baseline Rd, Lafayette, Colorado 80026
Contact: Jamie Feld
Phone: 303-413-7530
Email: jfeld@bouldercounty.org
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Overdose deaths are too frequent. Join us to raise awareness, support those who have lost loved ones, and learn how to prevent futures overdoses.

Speakers will share personal stories and resources in the community. Bring a poster to hold or a photo for remembrance if desired.

Resources about overdose prevention, treatment, and support for families will be available.

Longmont, Colorado

Event: End Overdose – Longmont
Date: August 31, 2017 5:30-7:30pm
Location: 6th Ave. & Main St. Longmont, CO
Contact: Jamie Feld
Phone: 303-413-7530
Email: jfeld@bouldercounty.org
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Overdose deaths are too frequent. Join us to raise awareness, support those who have lost loved ones, and learn how to prevent futures overdoses.

5:30
Procession at 6th & Main

6:30
Speakers to include Mike Butler, Brian Baum, Tom Schenault, and affected family members.

Bring a poster to hold or a photo for remembrance if desired.

Resources about overdose prevention, treatment, and support for families will be available.

#EndOverdoseCO

Denver

Event: #EndOverdoseCO TwitterChat
Date: August 31 1:00 PM MST
Location: 1300 Broadway
6th floor
Contact: Renie Dugwyler
Phone: 7205086194
Email: renie.dugwyler@coag.gov
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1300 Broadway
6th floor

Miami, FL

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day: Overdose can affect anyone.
Date: September 1st, 2017 7pm to 9pm
Location: Florida International University Graham Center
11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, Florida 33199

Directions: https://asian.fiu.edu/events/2017/cool-japan-2017/cool-japan-2017-parking.jpg
Contact: Kevin Garcia
Phone: 7863512802
Email: kevin.garcia@board.ssdp.org
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Join Students for Sensible Drug Policy at Florida International University for their International Overdose Awareness Day. This event will provide education on overdose awareness and response, how to use and obtain the life-saving drug naloxone, recognizing and responding to different overdoses, and good Samaritan 911 policy. We will be providing a platform for story sharing and discussion.

Speakers:
– Representative from the IDEA Exchange (Floridas first needle exchange program http://www.miamiherald.com/news/health-care/article92499987.html)

– Kevin Garcia (https://ssdp.org/about/board/)

– Panthers for Recovery (https://www.facebook.com/panthers4recoveryfiu/)

– Dr. Michelle Weiner (http://www.spinewellnessamerica.com/dr-michelle-weiner)

– Chief of the FIUPD Alexander Casas (https://police.fiu.edu/) [response pending]

– Carlos A. Franco-Beato (http://harmreduction.org/connect-locally/florida/carlos-franco-beato/) [response pending]

Bangor, Maine

Event: Narcan Party in Honor of International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 31 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Pickering Square, Broad Street, Bangor
Contact: Andrea Littlefield
Phone: 207-990-3626
Email: Andrea@mainehealthequity.org
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Health Equity Alliance is sponsoring this Narcan Party in Honor of International Overdose Awareness Day. There will be free entertainment by two live bands and food trucks available for purchasing food and beverages.

San Antonio, Texas

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day- San Antonio, Texas
Date: 8/31/2017 5pm-7:30pm
Location: Main Plaza San Antonio, Texas
Contact: Debra De La Garza
Phone: 210-907-2660
Email: ioad.satx@gmail.com
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IOAD-SATX 2017

Presentation of a PROCLAMATION signed by the city of San Antonio supporting and acknowledging August 31, 2017, as International Overdose Awareness Day in San Antonio, Texas!

Raise AWARENESS in the city of San Antonio on the risk of overdose by substance use; both prescription and street drugs.
*We must reach out to the youth in the community, they are the future of San Antonio!*

Offer PREVENTION information and resources in the city for those struggling with substance use.

REMEMBRANCE for those we have lost to overdose in the city of San Antonio; our children, grandchildren, spouses, siblings, and friends.

***I will post updated information on resource organizations and guest speakers that will be attending.

#IOADSATX
#MANSTRONGSATX

Oklahoma City, OK

Event: Time 4 Change
Date: 8/31/2017 8:00pm
Location: Triumph Victory Church
3425 SW 44th
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Contact: Philishia King
Phone: 580-650-8455
Email: OD.time4change2017@gmail.com

The event will begin at 8:00pm on August 31, 2017. We will begin with a welcome speech which includes our purpose for the event, facts about overdose, and a brief description of what’s to come for the evening. Afterwards we will have live music from a musician who has first hand experience with overdose. All speakers and performers at our event have a personal connection to overdose or substance abuse in some way. Once he is finished playing, we will have three speakers address the audience, each of which have been impacted by overdose and will provide personal experiences as well as speak to the impact of overdose from different perspectives. We will hand out fact sheets and spend time speaking about facts and resources for overdose. We will have staff onsite who are ready to speak with anyone who is struggling with sobriety, overdose, or addiction in any way. We will have a table of resources for people to utilize in the community. Our staff will include church members as well as members from the recovery community who have long-term sobriety. While people are mingling with staff or gathering resources, we will have entertainers/performers including a hula hooper. The event will end with a candlelit vigil to recognize and remember those we have lost to overdose and those who have been impacted in any way by overdose. People will be free to stay as long as needed. The event will tentatively be an hour and a half.

Cumming, Ga

Event: 1st teacup memorial service
Date: August 31st 2017 6:00-8:00
Location: 2920 Ronald Reagan Pkwy, Suiite 113
Cumming, Ga 30041
Contact: jennifer hodge
Phone: 678-793-1303
Email: Jenniferhodgerealtor@gmail.com
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tea cup memorial service – names, Date of birth-date of death, drug of choice and a little bit about the person…. forever attached to a specific person that lost their life.

Rockford, IL

Event: Overdose Awareness Day 2017
Date: 8/26/2017 11:00 – 1:00
Location: YMCA Log Lodge
200 Y Blvd
Rocxkford, IL
61107
Contact: Tammy Wardemann
Phone: 815-298-2538
Email: Lindsey@hopeoveraddiction.net
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https://hopeoveraddiction.wixsite.com/overdoseawareness17

Hope Over Addiction Presenting
Volunteers of Hope Over Addiction

Overdose Awareness Shirt and Bracelet Sales

Memorial Video
of loved ones lost to addiction


***Community Members Presenting***
Victoria Green
Local Music

Pastor Dan Herman
Prayer
from Old Stone Congregational Church

***Guest Speakers***
William Hintz
Winnebago County Coroner

Litesa Wallace
Illinois State Representative

Proclamations from:
Mayor McNamara
Rockford Mayor

Cheri Bustos
U.S. Representative
Illinois 17th congressional district

Santa Barbara

Event: Santa Barbara Overdose Awareness Day
Date: Thursday August 31st, 2017 6:30pm pst
Location: De La Guerra Plaza Santa Barbara, California
Contact: Robbin O’Neill-Gregory, Recovery Fusion
Phone: 805.689.1256
Email: allwaysrecovery@icloud.com
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Overdose Awareness Day. Please join us on Thursday, August 31, 2017, at 6 p.m. as we fill our hearts and community with hope. A time to remember and a time for a change. We will be joining together to raise awareness, break the stigma, celebrate recovery and remember those we have loved and lost. This is a free event for the Santa Barbara community. We will be lighting the way with violet colored luminaries. We will be walking from De La Guerra Plaza to Stearn’s Wharf where names will be read honoring our loved ones ending with a moment of silence. Purple ribbons and candles will be provided. Everyone is welcome. Please call 805.689.1256 for further details.

Buffalo, Erie County, New York

Event: Candlelight Memorail
Date: August 31, 2017 6:30pm
Location: LaSalle Park Pavilion
Contact: Deb Smith
Phone:
Email: Debra.Smith@erie.gov

Join Us to Remember Our Loved Ones Taken by the Epidemic. Please join us for an event to remember those taken by this dreadful epidemic as we raise awareness of this disease, educate the public and advocate for respectful treatment of our Loved Ones. Our members include those struggling with the disease of addiction, a Loved One’s addiction or loss of a Loved One due to the disease of addiction. Our group offers comfort and support to each other. We offer kindness to each other as we navigate through what may be the worst time of our lives. Some of us need to walk this dreadful path, but we are not alone. Our Loved Ones didn’t deserve this and neither did we.

Richmond, IN

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Luminaria Ceremony
Date: 8/31/17 6:30p.m.
Location: First United Methodist Church – 318 National Road West, Richmond, IN 47374
Contact: Stacey Steele
Phone: 765-962-6922
Email: ssteele@bgcrichmond.org

Individuals will have the opportunity to create and light luminaria in honor or in memory of a loved one. There will be a few speakers.

Indianapolis, IN

Event: Indiana Overdose Awareness Day
Date: 8/27/2017 5:00-8:00 PM
Location: Indiana State Museum – Great Hall, 650 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
Contact: Justin Phillips
Phone: 317-828-6883
Email: contact@overdose-lifeline.org
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​Overdose Lifeline’s 4th annual Indiana Overdose Awareness Day event will be hosted at the Indiana State Museum – Great Hall, 650 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Join the commemoration of those that have lost their lives to the ravaging disease of addiction and the pain felt by the families and friends of those left to grieve. Learn about steps you can take to prevent an overdose and about the overdose reversal drug naloxone, naloxone training and distribution. Special Guest Speakers and Candlelight vigil immediately following.

Worcester, MA

Event: UMASS Memorial Medical/Recovery Coaches Recognizing IOAD
Date: 8/31/2017 All Day
Location: Umass Memorial Medical Center/ Med School 55 N. Lake Avenue Worcester 01655
Contact: Richard Kenny
Phone: 508-963-5003
Email: richard.kenny@umassmemorial.org

There will be an outdoor event, that will include flags recognizing the number of deaths in Massachusetts in 2016 by overdose deaths. In addition we will have staffed recovery coaches standing by, to speak out on prevention especially with the help of Narcan. Also, we will discuss services within the hospital for those with substance use disorders, and those who need help in this area.

Denver, CO

Event: HRAC Overdose Awareness Day Die-In
Date: 8/31/17 4:30PM
Location: Harm Reduction Action Center
231 East Colfax Ave.,
Denver, CO 80203
Contact: Kat Humphries
Phone: 303-572-7800
Email: kat.harm.reduction@gmail.com
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The Harm Reduction Action Center will be celebrating Overdose Awareness Day with an action-packed event. We will meet at HRAC (231 E. Colfax Ave) at 4:30 on Thursday, August 31. Once assembled, we will march to a local park to participate in a die-in, to provide a visual impact of those we lost, and continue to lose, to overdoses in our community. We will be all done by 6:00. Folks should bring their own signs. If folks haven’t already, they are welcome to bring a 5×7 picture of their loved one that passed away due to overdose and we will add them to our overdose memorial wall in our agency

Charleston, SC

Event: Charleston, SC “Overdose Awareness and Tribute”
Date: 08/31/2017 6:30 pm
Location: Riverfront Park
1061 Everglades Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405
Contact: Mina M McCann
Phone: 8433437234
Email: mina9497@gmail.com
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Gathering, speakers, testimonials and tribute.

Ithaca, New York

Event: Ithaca Community Forum
Date: August 31, 2017 4:30 to 6 pm
Location: The Space at Greenstar
700 West Buffalo Street
Ithaca, New York 14850
Contact: John Rowley
Phone: 6072274446
Email: johnrowley2@gmail.com
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Community Educational Forum sponsored by the Ithaca Plan
It will include a basic education presentation then a forum with local service providers.
The event will include a Commemoration for those lost to overdose and conclude with a Narcan training.

Fort Wayne, IN

Event: Healing Our Community With Hope: Walk & Vigil
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 6 p.m. EST
Location: The Lutheran Foundation – Lutheran Park
3024 Fairfield Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46807
Contact:
Phone:
Email: megan.tinkel@allencounty.us
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Please join us on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 6 p.m. EST as we fill our hearts and community with hope. Beginning at 6 p.m. there will be opening comments, a balloon release, walk, and vigil to honor those who lost their lives to overdose and those who survived. The focus of this event is HOPE and hope for families.

If you have lost a loved one to overdose, please bring a picture or treasured item to display at the vigil.

Also available at the event, a resource table with educational flyers/handouts as well as an opportunity to join a new community support group.

Bel air md

Event: Harford against heroin in loving memory of Kaitlyn
Date: 8/27/2017 3-9pm
Location: Steelefish grille
660 Bolton street bel air md

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Contact: Jeanie miller
Phone:
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Fundraising to assist families to treat addiction

Keansburg NJ

Event: Keansburg 2nd Annual Overdose Awareness Event
Date: August 31, 2017 6:45-Dusk
Location: Main Street and Beachway, Keansburg NJ 07734
Contact: Eileen Corcoran
Phone: 2062934851
Email: Murcor1@gmail.com
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Harm Reduction Sisters and Keansburg Against Heroin, will host Keansburg’s 2nd Annual International Overdose Event on August 31, 2017.

Gathering will start around 6:45 PM until Dusk. We ask that everyone who wants to join us remember that everyone is invited. Come on out and honor lost loved ones who have been lost to the community. We have a local guest speaker , and will be reading off the names of people who want their loved ones names announced at the event.

Thomasville, NC

Event: Overdose Awareness Event
Date: 9/31/17 7pm
Location: Tristan’s Haven
365 Shell Road
Thomasville NC 27360
Contact: Hope Thompson
Phone: 3363096272
Email: Tristanshaven@gmail.com
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We will be remembering those lost to overdose.
We will decorate sky lanterns in those we lost memory and release them. Light refreshments provided.

District of Columbia

Event: America is #FEDUP2017 – IOAD Opioid March
Date: August 31, 2017 12:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: National Press Club
529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045

The Ellipse

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500
Contact: Sean O’Donnell
Phone: 612-850-3107
Email: info@feduprally.org
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2017 marks half a decade of unifying families, organizations, and allies from across our nation who’ve stood together in an alliance to end the opioid epidemic. With another year of increased deaths and the change of power in our federal government, this year we’re planning a series of events nationwide on August 31, 2017, International Overdose Awareness Day — a day of remembrance and awareness, recognized worldwide. To send the greatest impact, we’ve updated the agenda to include a press conference, networking, a candlelight vigil for those we’ve lost and a march to the White House.

We’re FED UP! and we’re calling for immediate, coordinated and comprehensive federal action to end the epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths attributed to opioids.

Event Details

Thursday, August 31, 2017

12:00 pm – Press Conference

National Press Club, Washington, DC

Register early, seating is limited.

1:00 pm – Networking Luncheon

Networking luncheon with fellow advocates from across the nation and abroad

National Press Club, Washington, DC

7:00 pm – Candlelight Vigil

Join us as we honor our lost loved ones at the Ellipse (behind White House) followed by a march to the White House.

White House Ellipse

8:00 pm – Opioid March to White House

Cleveland, TN

Event: Art for Awareness
Date: August 31, 2017 10am to 7pm (EST)
Location: 220 Urbane Road, Cleveland, TN 37311 (Cleveland Family YMCA) – Multi Purpose Room
Contact: Tanya Southerland
Phone: 423-805-3367
Email: tanya@graabcoalition.com
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Art for Awareness event will allow the general public to share their vision for the future, by helping break the stigma related to substance abuse. Members of the community are encouraged to submit pieces to share a message of hope to others.

The community will also have access to information on the signs of substance abuse and overdose awareness for a variety of substances. Brochures, pamphlets and flyers are just a sampling of what we will have on hand for you to take home. Staff will also be on hand to answer any questions you might have about community resources.

Stop by to pick up information or drop in to share your art work or create your own. Art supplies will be limited but donations will gladly be accepted.

Peoria, Illinois

Event: Candlelight Vigil for Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 31st, 2017 7-9 PM
Location: Tower Park
1222 E. Kingman Ave
Peoria Heights, Illinois 61616
Contact: Tamara Olt
Phone: 3093692649
Email: tamaraolt@yahoo.com
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A community event to remember those we have lost, those in recovery, and those still struggling.
We will have speakers and music.
Free naloxone and training.

Hartford, CT

Event: Honoring Loved Ones Lost to Overdose
Date: August 31, 2017 5:30pm
Location: Connecticut State Capital Building
210 Capital Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Contact: Sarah Howroyd
Phone: 860.682.2244
Email: hope@manchesterct.gov
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Please join us on August 31, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. to honor loved ones lost or seriously injured from opioid-related overdose on International Overdose Awareness Day. We will stand in solidarity on the front steps of the state capital to display the immense importance of our loved ones lost.

We ask willing participants to create sign(s) with picture(s) of their loved ones. Our goal is to showcase the brevity of this crisis, break stigma, and unite together to show support and let people know they are not alone.

More needs to be done on every level pertaining to the opioid crisis, and this display will help solidify that fact. We will take time to honor those lost or seriously injured, and address the need for more to be done as well.

Please only RSVP yes if you intend on coming. As we will need an accurate count of participants! Thank you, and any questions can be directed via email to Sarah at: hope@manchesterct.gov or Jen at: justicesfight@gmail.com! #OverdoseAware2017 #OpioidCrisis

Concord, NC

Event: You Are Not Alone
Date: 8/31/2017 6pm-9pm
Location: Rotary Square
120 Union Street South
Concord, NC 28025
Contact: Tonya Wiseman
Phone: 980-236-1691
Email: admin@surfofcentralcarolinas.org
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SURF will be hosting the first ‘You Are Not Alone’ services fair in Cabarrus County, NC.

A variety of addiction and recovery service providers, community groups, and other non-profits will be sharing with the public the services they provide in Cabarrus County for those living with a substance use disorder, as well as the families impacted by substance use.

Wilmington, NC

Event: ILM Unite for Overdose Awareness
Date: 8/31/2017 6p-9p
Location: Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
1941 Amphitheater Drive
Wilmington, NC 28401
Contact: Olivia Herndon
Phone: 9102842782
Email:
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Join our community as we come together for an evening of fellowship, education, to remember those we’ve lost.

Fall River, Ma

Event: Raising Awareness Saving lives
Date: 8/31/2017 3:30 for outreach, 5:30 for Addiction Help Center
Location: 175 North Main street for Outreach & Engagement
1 Government Center for Addiction Help Center, Memorial Video & candle light Possession
Contact: Lance
Phone: 508-324-3512
Email: RecoverFallRiver@gmail.Com
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Outreach in the community providing education about overdose awareness.
Addiction Help Center offering immediate access to treatment for individuals with substance Use disorder.
Guest speakers and music offering Remembrance, Hope & Action with a memorial video to conclude with a candle lit possession to a local church to ring the church bell for every life lost. With a prayer service.

Laredo, Texas

Event: Overdose Awareness Day in Honor of Miguel Lozoya
Date: August 31, 2017 5pm to 10pm
Location: 820 Gale St, Laredo, TX 78041
Contact: Marina Morales
Phone: 956-740-0633
Email: marinamorales1974@icloud.com
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candle light vigil
guest speaker

Rockford, IL

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day 2017
Date: August 26th 2017 11am to 1:00pm
Location: Rock YMCA Log Lodge
200 Y Blvd
Rockford, Illinois 61107
Contact: Lindsey Tierney
Phone: 608-290-2873
Email: info@hopeoveraddiction.net
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Hope Over Addiction a non-profit advocacy organization in Rockford Illinois. HOA provides support, education and resources for those affected by drug addiction and grief following a fatal overdose.

HOA is hosting International Overdose Day on Aug. 26th 2017 in Rockford at the YMCA Log Lodge from 11am-1pm. This event is to recognize those lost to overdose and addiction.

– Rose Drop at the Rock River
In Memory of Loved Ones Lost to Overdose & Addiction
– Guest Speakers
From the community and local government
– Food Trucks
Kona Ice & Veebos Pizza
– Music
– T-Shirt and Bracelet Sales
https://hopeoveraddiction.wixsite.com/overdoseawareness17

Jamestown NY

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Film & Vigil
Date: August 31, 2017 6:00 pm
Location: The Robert Lee Scharmann Theater
Jamestown Community College
525 Falconer Street, Jamestown, NY 14701
Contact: Ian Eastman
Phone: 716-541-0678
Email: ieastman@evergreenhs.org
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Please join us at the Jamestown Community College Scharmann Theater for a free film screening of Heroin: Cape Cod USA. This documentary follows the stories of eight people who are all in their twenties as they battle with their addiction. The screening will be followed with a remembrance of loved ones lost to the overdose epidemic. People may bring a photograph or other symbol to display. Presented by Evergreen Health & the Jamestown Community College Campus Life.

(Resource fair prior to the film screening at 5:30 pm)

Keene, NH

Event: 3rd Annual KHH Candlelight Vigil
Date: 08/31/2017 6:30PM
Location: Central Square – Main St.
Keene, NH 03431
Contact: Jessica
Phone: 603-762-3354
Email: jessica.white@keeneserenitycenter.org
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Gathering together in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day.
3rd year of the event coordinated by Keene Hates Heroin.
Gathering together, sharing hope, raising awareness, personal stories shared, and closing with a candlelight vigil circling the common and a shared moment of silence for those lost and those still struggling.

Santa Barbara, CA

Event: Good Heart Recovery: Overdose Awareness Lantern Release
Date: 08/31/2017 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Leadbetter Beach
Shoreline Drive & Loma Alta
Contact: Lacee Dilmore
Phone: (818) 416-2270
Email: lacee@goodheartrecovery.com
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6:00pm: Introduction and Gathering
6:30pm: Community Discussion and Memorial Moments
7:30pm: Biogradeable Lantern Release

*Music will be played throughout the event
*All are welcome
*We will honor those that have passed and also give hope and faith out to those who are still suffering and at risk of death by overdose

Fairbanks, Alaska

Event: Faces of Hope: Community Connection
Date: 8/31/2017 1:00-9:00 p.m.
Location:
Noel Wien Public Library
1215 Cowles Street
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
and
Lathrop High School
901 Airport Way
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
Contact: Joy Wohlman Boyce
Email: joy.boyce@k12.northstar.org
Faces of Hope Art Contest:
The Fairbanks Wellness Coalition, Noel Wien Public Library, and Lathrop High School are joining forces to create an art installation and event, “The Faces of Hope: Community Connection.” The opioid and heroin crisis has reached an all time high across the United States. However, it has not yet reached the astounding numbers here in Fairbanks. Let’s recognize the positive ways to prevent addiction from touching our community.There will be an art contest in which all entries will be displayed at Noel Wien as well as Lathrop High School. All 2-D and 3-D pieces will be eligible for a $100 or $50 Visa gift card for a 1st and 2nd prize respectively. Anyone can enter!Entries need to be taken to Noel Wien Public Library’s Office or Reference Desk by August 24th. There is a possibility of this installation becoming a traveling art show!Think of a positive way to represent addiction awareness and/or prevention–positive messages in art are what we want!Drug and alcohol abuse is currently the number one cause of death for Americans under fifty. The good news? This can be prevented with education within our community.
Across the United States (and world) communities are looking for answers and, despite economic challenges, proactive grassroots organizations are adapting to address drug use and the stigma associated with this epidemic. The face of addiction is someone’s brother, mother, sister, or friend. And, the people we love and care about have nowhere to turn in many cases. This needs to change.
The Fairbanks Wellness Coalition is joining with community partners to bring International Overdose Awareness Day to Fairbanks on August 31, 2017 in the Noel Wien Library Auditorium and Lathrop High School Auditorium.  Our town will join this international movement with an informational fair, an art competition, a panel discussion, and then participate in the “Door to Hope,” an installation that allows all to leave messages about addiction, hope, and community connection. The art competition “The Faces of Hope: Community Connection,” will be judged, and prizes awarded during the panel discussion.
Students and parents are encouraged to attend this unique event intended to provide information in a positive and thought-provoking way. Snacks, sponsored by the Fairbanks Wellness Coalition, will be offered. The afternoon at Noel Wien Auditorium will run from 1-5 pm for an informal information fair for teens.  Students and parents will then head over to Lathrop High School to hear a panel of speakers and then participate in a vigil to remember those who we’ve lost to addiction and those struggling with addiction.

Raleigh NC

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: 08/31/2017 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: Bicentennial Plaza
1 E Edenton Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
Contact: Frankie Andrews
Phone: 336-326-5325
Email: fandrews@ncapda.org

Steve Mange from Attorney General’s office will be speaking along with Chief Bashore from Nashville Police Department will be speaking about his Hope Program.

Parents who have lost children will be speaking.

Also a moment of remembrance of those lost to this epidemic.

Indiana, Pennsylvania

Event: Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 31 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Hadley Union Building (Ohio Room)
319 Pratt Drive
Indiana, PA 15705-2965
Contact: Lisa McCann
Email: l.mccann@iup.edu

Information tables by university and community organizations; guest speakers; live acoustic music; a Speak Out; Candlelight Memorial Walk.

Goshen

Event: Stand Together To Remember
Date: 8/31/2017 7:00pm
Location: Village Square
Goshen, New York 10924
Contact: MaryAlice Presto
Phone: 8452949000 ext 227
Email: mpresto@adacinfo.com
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A candlelight remembrance ceremony to honor those who have lost their lives due to overdose and show support for those still battling addiction everyday.

Bay City

Event: JO JO’S MISSION… IT STARTS WITH ONE! INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS & CANDLE VIGIL
Date: August 31, 2017 8:30- 10:00
Location: WENONA PARK AT WORLD FRIENDSHIP SHE’LL
111 CENTER AVENUE
BAY CITY, MI 48708
Contact: Amy Gillard
Phone: 9899800468
Email: Amygillard1@gmail.com

ON national overdose awareness day, we invite you to gather with family and friends in remembrance of those who have died from a drug overdose. We will provide education and support regarding drug addiction and it’s effects on the addict, loved ones and our community. Most importantly we will share without shame, as addiction is a disease… not a choice.

Charlotte, NC

Event: Michael’s VOICE Inc. International Overdose Awareness Day Even
Date: 8/31/2017 5-9
Location: Wedgewood Church
4800 Wedgewood Dr
Charlotte, NC 28210
Contact: Taylor Hart
Phone: 252-671-0389
Email: betsy@michaelsvoice.org
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Art Exhibit “Art and Addiction”

5-530 sign in /mingle/ multiple vendor booths with addiction and recovery resources
530-545 welcome from Betsy Ragone
545-630 the science of addiction by Dr. William Wright
630-715 history of heroin epidemic in Charlotte by Capt. Nate King
715-745 NARCAN training by Russell Guccio
745-815 memorial to those lost from overdose and tribute to those recovering
815-9 interfaith candlelight vigil

The Dalles, Oregon

Event: Candlelight Vigil
Date: August 31,2017 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: The Dalles City Park 707 Union St. The Dalles Or. 97058
Contact: Shannon
Phone: 5413400478
Email: gilman.shannon7787@gmail.com

We will be meeting together as a community to remember the people we have lost to addiction. Also we will be providing information about resources that we have that can help the still suffering addict. At the end we will will have a Candlelight Vigil.

Kenosha Wisconsin

Event: Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 31st 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location: Civic Park 5700 Sheridan rd Kenosha wi. 53140
Contact: Jimpat
Phone: 2624091931
Email: stopheroininkenosha@yahoo.com

This event is for awareness and prevention, an event to remember our loved ones lost and to say that we have not forgotten and we will never give up!!!!

Grafton, MA

Event: Opioid Crisis Training with Greater Grafton Medical Reserve Corps
Date: August 31, 2017 7:30 p.m.
Location: Grafton Municipal Center
Greater Grafton Medical Reserve Corps
30 Providence Road
Grafton, MA 01519
Contact: Lindsey Fox
Phone:
Email: foxl@grafton-ma.gov
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Join the Greater Grafton Medical Reserve Corps in breaking barriers of addiction by becoming an informed citizen. Learn about opioids, effects on the brain, signs and symptoms of an overdose, and how to respond in an emergency situation.

Hillsborough, NC

Event: Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil
Date: 08/31/2017 7pm-9pm
Location: Old Courthouse Lawn
East King St. Hillsborough, NC 27278
Contact: Angie Thomas
Phone: 919-265-9285
Email: angirahrah@yahoo.com
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Aug 31st from 7pm-9pm
Remembering our loved ones and celebrating recovery.
A memorial wall to remember those that lost their battle, tables set up with educational material and resources. Various speakers and a candlelight vigil at dusk.

Concord, CA

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 31, 2017 6:00-7:30 PM
Location: The event will take place at:Concord Community Park
3501 Cowell Road
Concord, CA CA
Contact: Nancy Juracka
Phone: 310 722-5425
Email: nancy_juracka@yahoo.com
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Time to Remember – Time to Act.
A free event to remember those we’ve lost and learn how each of us can help prevent addiction and overdose deaths.

We will have speakers from the community and special event activities, such as Overdose Rescue training, Comfort Station, thanks and recognition, and a lost loved ones remembrance. Free educational material available.

Caribou Maine

Event: Recovery Aroostook Vigil
Date: 8/31/17 8:30-10 pm
Location: 66 Sweden Street, Caribou Maine 04736
Contact: Erik Lamoreau
Phone: (207) 4989958
Email: Erik.lamoreau17@gmail.com

Candlelight vigil after the Thursday Nights on Sweden Street Fair

Worcester, MA

Event: A Candlelight Vigil of Memory and Hope
Date: 8/31/17 5:30 pm
Location: Worcester City Hall Common and Plaza
455 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Contact: Dr. Matilde Castiel
Phone: 508-799-8486
Email:
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The Worcester Department of Health and Human Services, along with our community partners will honor International Overdose Awareness Day, with a candlelight vigil and an addiction and recovery awareness campaign at the Worcester Common. International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held 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 met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. There will be an opportunity for people to receive information and referral to services for addiction and recovery. The event will provide an opportunity for the public to express sorrow while also raising awareness on the actions needed to provide more services for recovery and improve understanding of the opioid abuse epidemic. Participation is free and all are welcome to attend.

Port Clinton, Ohio

Event: Overdose Awareness Day
Date: 08/31/2017 1:00 p.m.
Location: Ottawa County Courthouse
315 Madison Street
Port Clinton, OH 43452
Contact: Margaret Osborne
Phone: 567-262-3142
Email: mosborne@ocbdd.org
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Nineteen Ottawa County citizens lost their lives to the opioid epidemic from October 2015 through January 2017. Nineteen to many. The epidemic is shattering families, friends, and communities. The Ottawa County Family & Children First Council, a collaborative of public and private agencies, 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 19 Silent Silhouettes on the lawn of the Ottawa County Courthouse* on August 31, 2017, 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.
Nate Kehlmeier and Kenn Bower Jr., both in recovery, will highlight their personal journeys and their decisions to make a change in their lives. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office along with Family & Children First Council Contract Manager, Margaret Osborne and Dr. Daniel Cadigan, coroner, will give a brief statement on the impact the epidemic has had on Ottawa County.
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.

Cobleskill

Event: Overdose Candlelight Vigil and Memorial Event
Date: August 31, 2017 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Veteran’s Park
1 Park Place
Cobleskill, NY 12043
Contact: Norine Hodges
Phone: 5182348705
Email: casacoby@yahoo.com
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Coming together to honor and remember our loved ones. There will be several speakers whose lives have been deeply touched by the Opiate Epidemic. There will be an opportunity to share something on our Memorial Collage. It will end with candle-lighting, a moment of silence and a prayer.

Providence, RI

Event: Raise the Banner of Love
Date: 8/31/17 6pm
Location: RI State House
82 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02903
Contact: Tina Peterson
Phone:
Email:
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Vigil for all the lives lost at 6pm…..Let Their Lives Take a Message to the State House…..

Greensburg, PA

Event: Overdose Awareness Day
Date: Thursday August 31, 2017 5pm – 7:30pm
Location: St Clair Park
135 North Maple Avenue
Greensburg Pa 15601
Contact: Kendra DiLascio
Phone: 412-760-0119
Email: westmorelandadvocates@gmail.com
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An evening of hope, rememberance, and action. Featuring live entertainment, refreshments, speakers, resource expo, 50/50 and gift basket raffles.

Breese, IL

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day – Clinton County, IL
Date: August 31, 2017 6:00 pm
Location: Jaycee’s Park
Mater Dei Drive
Breese, IL 62230
Contact: Jentry Mitchell
Phone: 618-444-0138
Email: jenschniers@yahoo.com
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A gathering to honor the lives of those who have lost the battle of addiction and to give encouragement to those individuals who are still fighting.
Starting at 6pm, Balloon release at 7pm

Gloucester, MA.

Event: 7th Annual Gloucester Overdose Vigil
Date: Monday August 28th, 2017 6:30pm
Location: On the Water
Stacy Boulevard, Cut Bridge, Flag Pole area.
Closest GPS Address 99 Western Ave. Gloucester Ma.
Contact: Kathy Day
Phone: 781-258-8948
Email: katday4@gmail.com
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Join us for a peaceful night of healing to remember those we have lost to overdose.
6:30pm to make luminaries
7pm event start luminaries, speakers, music, candlelit reading of names.

Aliquippa, PA

Event: OD Awareness 17 – Tree Planting
Date: August 31, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: TBA
Contact: Nicole Waddell
Phone: 7244195087
Email: nik.waddell@gmail.com
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Remember overdose. Wear silver or purple. We will have purple and silver ribbons for you to share with your family and friends. Our ceremony will consist of a brief speech regarding overdose and a moment of silence for those that have lost loved ones. We will then plant the tree and those that have lost loved ones can take a purple ladybug in remembrance of a loved one to lay at the bottom of the tree. You can also write a message if you choose on the rock. This is a free event for all ages. Brochures to recovery will be available. Join us for a short ceremony of remember, hope, and faith.

End the stigma. NO MORE SHAME.
I either love someone,
Am someone,
Or lost someone.

With that being said all are welcome that are have a relationship with someone addicted to drugs, are someone addicted to drugs, or have to deal with losing someone over this epidemic every day.

Bayboro, NC

Event: Pamlico County Drug Awareness
Date: 08/31/17 7:00 pm
Location: Pamlico County High School
A.H. Hatsell Auditorium
Hwy 55, Bayboro, NC 28515
Contact: Sarah Winfrey
Phone: 2526717576
Email: slw62@live.com
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Evening of prayer, testimony and remembrance

Hagerstown, IN

Event: Erase The Stigma
Date: August 31st, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Location: ~Hagerstown City Park~across from the Hagerstown City Building
East College St.
Hagerstown, IN 47346
Contact: Rena Holcomb & Robyn Richardson
Phone: 7654895014 7654896233
Email: robynrichardson79@gmail.com
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We are having our 1st annual “Erase The Stigma” rally to help erase the negative stigma associated with addiction, as well as a memorial service for the loved ones we have lost & for the Addicts still struggling. We will have Speakers, Resources, Door Prizes, CandleLight Service, & more. We are also having a Raffle so that we can begin collecting/saving money for upcoming events & for a permanent Memorial Marker for those we have lost to addiction. ( Bench, Tree, etc. ) Hope to see everyone there!!

West Chester, PA

Event: Building Community, Sharing Hope
Date: August 31, 2017 5:30 to 8:30 PM
Location: Charles A. Melton Community Center
501 East Miner Street
West Chester, PA
Contact: John Gailey
Phone: 6103081094
Email: proactchesco@gmail.com
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Chester County PRO-ACT is hosting a community-wide event to remember those lost to the disease of addiction and celebrate hope and recovery. The event will feature music, food and refreshments, recovery and overdose prevention resources, keynote speakers and a moment of silence for overdose victims.

Sacramento CA

Event: FedUp! Coalition Overdose Awareness Day Rally
Date: August 31 2017 9:00am-1:00pm
Location: California State Capitol
1315 10th Street
Sacramento CA 95814
Area 22
Contact: Sandra Chavez
Phone: 916-479-1201
Email: Sandrachavez62@gmail.com
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We will have invited speakers and a balloon release to honor those who have passed. We will share the FedUp! Coalitions’ platform. FedUp! Will host IOD rallies across the USA and Canada.

Ocean Springs, MS

Event: Rock Your Ribbon
Date: August 1-31,2017
Location: This is an online event being hosted by Someone’s Child and Tasha’s Heart on Facebook
Contact: Cheryl Laster Howell
Phone: 251-776-2616
Email: someoneschild86@yahoo.com
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We are asking everyone to change their profile picture to a purple ribbon for the entire month of August in remembrance of those we have lost to overdose. We are sharing purple ribbons on our event page for participants to download and share.

Lower Lake

Event: Overdose Awareness
Date: 8/31/2017 11:00 AM to 1300
Location: P.O. 474
Contact: Annunziata van Voorene “Annina”
Phone: 7074807319
Email: anypositivechange_lakeco@hotmail.com
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P.O. 474

Chambersburg, PA

Event: Rebound: The Chris Herren Story
Date: August 31, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Location: Chambersburg Senior High School
511 S 6th St.
Chambersburg, PA
Contact: Lindsay Walls
Phone:
Email: ltheveni@su.edu
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Former NBA player and recovering addict, Chris Herren tells his story of losing everything, his struggle to find sobriety, and how he hopes to spread awareness.

In honor of Marc Brumbaugh (3.5.90 – 4.22.17)

Akron, Ohio

Event: Lights of Change ~ Overdose Awareness Day
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 5:30-9pm
Location: Lock 3 Akron, Ohio
200 S Main Street
Akron, Ohio 44308
Contact: Ruthie Ammerman Stimac
Phone: stimimom@aol.com
Email: stimimom@aol.com
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I’m conjunction with International Overdose Awareness Day, OhioCAN (Change Addiction Now) Summit County will be hosting a Lights of Change~Overdose Awareness Day event the evening of August 31, 2017 from 6-9pm in downtown Akron.
We will have educational and informational tables and speakers followed by a candlelight vigil. Join us to remember loved we have lost, give hope to those still struggling, and celebrate those in recovery. Together we can Change Addiction Now!

Naples, Fl

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day 2017
Date: 8/31/17 6PM until Dusk
Location: Lowdermilk Park
1301 Gulf Shore Blvd N,
Naples, FL 34102
Contact: Alex Conrad
Phone: 1 (844)- 422-3446
Email: aconrad@beginnow.com
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Isle of Palms Recovery Center and New Paradigms Counseling will be partnering to bring you an event focused on honoring the lives of those we have lost due to addiction. Our hope is to provide support and a sense of community for friends and family. This event is free to the public. Please contact us using the information provided with any questions you may have.

Event includes will include:

– Guest speakers
– Music
– An opportunity to remember and celebrate those who have lost their lives to overdose

Frankfort, Indiana

Event: Clinton County 2nd Annual Overdose Awareness Day Event
Date: August 31st 2017 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Veterans Park Gazebo
2 West Washngton St.
Frankfort, Indiana
Contact: Kim Newhart
Phone: 7656569086
Email:
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Raising Awareness by Remembering Those Loved Ones Lost From Addiction and/or Complications of. Memorial Service with Prayer Chain. Testimonials from recoverying addicts showing that there is hope and understanding. Entertainment also provided. Stop the Shame, Stop the Silence, Stop the Stigma. Hand to Hand , Heart to Heart.

Derry

Event: Overdose Awareness Day Vilgil
Date: 08/31/2017 6pm-9pm
Location: MacGregor Park
64 E Broadway
Derry, NH 03038
Contact: Lisa Walsh
Phone: 6033000272
Email: lawalsh06@gmail.com
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Candlelight vigil for lives lost to overdose.
Music, speakers and slideshow

Itasca, IL

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Event
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 1:00 pm – 5:00pm
Location: National Safety Council
1121 Spring Lake Drive
Itasca, IL 60143
Contact: Morgan Cihak
Phone: 630-775-2162
Email:
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Free Naloxone trainings: 1:00pm – 2:00pm and 2:15pm – 3:15pm — space is limited, so please contact if you are interested in attending!

You will learn the following during the training: How to identify signs of overdose, What is Naloxone and how it works, When and how to administer naloxone, First aid procedures, and Community resources to prevent and treat opioid use disorders. Training will be provided by DuPage County Narcan and DuPage County Health Department.

An event will take place after the trainings with guest speakers of those who lost a loved one, recovery, and a booth with resources and information!

Ebensburg, PA

Event: Overdose Awareness
Date: August 31, 2017 5:00-6:00pm training and 6:00-7:00 remembrance
Location: 313 West High Street
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Contact: Sheena Thomas
Phone: 8144727888
Email: sheenatarachko@twinlakescenter.org

This event is divided into two parts. The first hour will be a Narcan training and distribution of Narcan. Only 25 seats are available for this training. If interested, you must register in advance by calling 814-472-7888. The second hour will be a remembrance of those that have lost their lives from an overdose. We will have a prayer and luminary outside of the building. You do not have to attend both events and can choose between one or the other.

Pemberton New Jersey

Event: Drug Overdose Awareness
Date: August 31, 2017 4pm
Location: American legion post 294 39 fort dix Rd. Pemberton N.J. 08068
Contact: James Tyler
Phone: 609-975-2232
Email: Jrtcontracting@live.com
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Everyone is welcome to join this nonprofit event. This is for our loved ones that we have lost, for the people that are struggling or in need of help with drug addiction, and for the family members that seek help to help a loved one with drugs. Great music, narcan training, public speakers, and good food. This event will be kid friendly with a bounce house and inflatable water slide. Take the time out to become one in the community and make a stand to make this community better.

Manchester Center, Vt 05255

Event: Fed Up Manchester Vermont
Date: Thursday August 31, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: The Factory Point Town Green Manchester Center Vt 05255
Contact: Wendy Galbraith
Phone: 802 362-7018
Email: wgalbraith52@gmail.com

We will gather on the Green in Manchester Center Vermont, with those across the nation calling for an end to our nation’s epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths attributed to opioids (including heroin) and other prescription drugs. Information tables, music, speaker’s and candle light vigil. Bring signs and pictures of those who have lost their lives to this horrible disease. We are FED UP and it is time to speak up, come out of the darkness and stop this epidemic, turn it around and get help for those who are affected! We need help from our Public Representatives and everyone to get involved! This is crushing our families and communities and it is TIME FOR ACTION! Rain or Shine!

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Mt. Sterling, Missouri

Event: Angels of Awareness, International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 31, 2017 All day on August 31, 2017
Location: Online event.
Contact: Lynda Crowe
Phone: 573-257-7395
Email: Schh2016c@gmail.com
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This is a Facebook online event where family and friends can share their loved ones story, picture or whatever they choose to help us raise awareness and stop the stigma of drug overdose…

Lower Sioux Community, Morton MN

Event: #4UVal Cansayapi Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 31,2017 1:00 pm
Location: 39527 Reservation Highway 1, Morton MN 56270
Contact: Wanda Blue
Phone: 7636457397
Email: Wbluelowersioux@yahoo.com

Natives against Heroin will be here for support and questions. Community members in recovery and parents who lost a child to overdose also speaking. Ending with memorials of those we lost.

Ottawa IL

Event: Buddy’s Purpose Overdose Awareness Walk
Date: 08/26/17 10 am-12pm
Location: Washington Park 101 E Lafayette St Ottawa IL 61350 walking to Allen Park 215 Spring St. Ottawa IL
Contact: Lori Brown
Phone: 815-993-8314
Email: buddyspurpose@yahoo.com
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Walking to remember those lost, loved and still struggling with substance abuse.
Will have speakers, resource tables and a butterfly release.
We will memory them lost and give hope to those still struggling.

Phoenix, AZ

Event: Time to Remember, Time To Act- International Overdose Awareness Day Phoenix
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 5:30PM-7:30PM
Location: Studio 164
13627 N 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Contact: Nicholas Jensen
Phone: 6028858283
Email: nickjensen901@gmail.com
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Time to Remember, Time to Act- International Overdose Awareness Day Phoenix

About the Event
August 31st marks the day to come together as a community to remember those who have been lost as a result of a drug overdose. 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.
There will be members and representatives from the local recovery community, sober living facilities, and other community actors that will be providing information and will be available to answer questions. This is way for Phoenix to come together and show solidarity and hopefully provide some hope and healing to people who need it the most. It is a safe space where friends and family can share memories and share their story with people who understand and empathize with what they are going through.
Mainly, this is an event of hope. Hope that we will be able to slowly, through our strength and courage, begin to make a difference for people experiencing addiction in Phoenix and start to change the conversation surrounding overdose prevention.

Event Schedule
5:30PM-5:45PM- Opening Remarks
5:45PM-6:30PM- Meet and greet and light refreshments
6:30PM-7:20PM- Distribute and Light Candles/Share Memories
7:20PM-7:30PM- Closing remarks and Moment of Silence

Other Information
We will be meeting at Studio 164, a newly opened meeting space and will hold a candlelight vigil in memory of those we have lost. There will be a memorial slideshow shown in the background. If you wish the memorialize someone close that you have lost, please send a their name, picture, and any other information you wish to share to nickjensen901@gmail.com or brandon.m@abtrs.com.

Hauppauge

Event: Bikers Against Heroin Overdose Awareness Poker Run
Date: August 27th 2017
Location: THRIVE 1324 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, New York, NY 11749
Contact: Linda Alagna
Phone: 9173735546
Email: lalmt1212@gmail.com
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Overdose Awareness Poker Run to bring awareness to overdose to benefit THRIVE Recovery Center , and CASJ community action for social Justice

Sayville, NY 11782

Event: FED UP and MAXED OUT
Date: August 31, 2017 6:00 – 9:00pm
Location: The Common Ground Park
The Park located between Candee and Gillette Avenues
Contact: Dorothy Knowlton Johnson
Phone: 631-275-1592
Email: maxedoutdp@optonline.net
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International Overdose Awareness Day.
FED UP and MAXEDOUT!

A Mother’s plea. Without shame or stigma change is possible………

“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.”
Marie Curie

Binghamton

Event: Trail of Truth for International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: 8/24/17 4pm
Location: 7 Court Street, Binghamton, NY
Contact: Alexis Pleus
Phone: 6072456878
Email: truthpharm@gmail.com
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The walk is a unique and moving presentation. We have a mock cemetery with painted tombstones for loved ones who have been submitted to be memorialized. We have people speak and then we march to our governmental plaza where the family members participate in a visual art performance. This is a photo album from last year: https://www.facebook.com/pg/TruthPharm/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1719058911689786

Glens Falls, New York

Event: Overdose Awareness Downtown
Date: 8/31/2017 5pm-7pm
Location: 167 Glen St
Glens Falls, New York
Contact: Ashley Livingston
Phone: 5182236127
Email: forwwc@gmail.com
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We will be having an open discussion around our Tree of Hope in the park, so anyone that wants to can share their experiences with overdose. Then we will have light snacks setup in the Gazebo so individuals can unwind and continue to share their experiences in a safe place, we will also have information about our free monthly Narcan trainings in our communities, and other resources that are available in our comunities.

Hamtilton, New Jersey

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Mercer County NJ USA
Date: Thursday July 24, 2017 5:30pm – 8:00pm Eastern Standard
Location: Veteran’s Park
Klockner Rd (Entrance Near Steinert H.S.)
Hamilton, NJ 08690
Contact: Justine Frank
Phone: 848.667.4426
Email: jlfranknj@gmail.com

A Candlelight Vigil and Remembrance of those lost to substance abuse disorders.
Created in partnership by the Prevention Coalition of Mercer County, the Mercer Council on Alcoholism & Drug Addiction.
and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office. This collaboration is known as the “One Voice” Initiative of Mercer County.
Visitors are asked to bring a pair of shoes or photograph of their loved one to place on the memorial display. After the
guest speakers have concluded, all will gather in the vigil circle and have an opportunity to step into that circle and offer
a few words in honor of those they have lost. Will conclude with the congregation joining in a closing song. Agencies, Treatment
providers, Civic organizations, Hospitals and other interested parties are invited to set up informational tables for no fee but must pre-register.

Danville, Kentucky

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil
Date: Ajugust 31, 2017 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: St. James AME Church, East Walnut Street, Danville, Kentucky 40422
Contact: Kathy Miles, Coordinator, Boyle County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy, Inc.
Phone: 859-516-5384
Email: kathy.miles@centre.edu
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Speakers, music, prayer, candlelighting in memory of those lost to overdose deaths, educational materials available on overdose death prevention, and treatment resources

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Event: Kennett Square IOAD
Date: 8.31.17 7PM
Location: First Baptist Church, 415 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA. 19348
Contact: Andy Rumford
Phone: 610.742.5249
Email: longwoodcorvette@yahoo.com
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This event will include a Candle Light Vigil, Guest speakers, music and information about IOAD and how it is affecting our Community.

Gardner, Ma

Event: North Central MA Overdose Vigil & Night of Hope
Date: 8/31 6:30-8:30
Location: Monument Square
Contact: Michelle Dunn
Phone: 978-314-7889
Email: Michelle@aedfoundationinc.org

Music, speakers, luminaries, memorial video

Everett, WA

Event: A Night to Remember. A Time to Act.
Date: August 31, 2017 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Thornton A. Sullivan Park, Silver Lake
11400 Silver Lake Rd
Everett, WA. 98208
Contact: Debbie Warfield
Phone:
Email: dwarfhome@hotmail.com

Candlelight Vigil
Visual Memorial
Speakers
Resources

Superior, WI

Event: Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August, 31, 2017 4pm to 8pm
Location: Barker’s Island Festival Park
Contact: Sarah King
Phone: 218-591-5797
Email: wendywthc@yahoo.com

Crescent Moon will be playing and food vendors will be available. Wristbands and badges will be handed out at the entrance and literature will be available to those attending. We will also have some prizes to be given out by random drawing. A donation area will be available for those who want to donate to Int. Overdose Awareness program.

Honolulu, HI

Event: Overdose Awareness Day Teach-in and Memorial
Date: August 31, 2017 Noon-2pm
Location: Harris United Methodist Church
1420 Nuuanu Ave. (at Vineyard)
Honolulu, HI 96813
Contact: Leilani Maxera
Phone: 808-853-3292
Email: lmaxera@chowproject.org

We will be holding an event for Overdose Awareness Day that will include an update on overdose issues in Hawai’i and a training on how to prevent overdose, how to recognize it, and what to do when it happens. We will have individual naloxone trainings on site, with free overdose prevention kits to give to participants. There will also be a memorial space to honor those we have lost to overdose.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Ravenna Ohio 44266

Event: OhioCan Lights of Change
Date: Aug 31st 2017 7pm
Location: Ravenna City Park field of dreams
175 Oakwood st
Ravenna ohio 44266
Contact: Mary Beth Day
Phone: 330-459-4686
Email: Me.day1@hotmail.com

In honor of International Overdose Awareness Day we recognize those lost to addiction by holding a candle vigil… a white candle symbolizes those lost , we recognize those in Recovery by lighting a red candle and those still struggling a purple candle. We will have guest speakers and resources available

Warren, Ohii

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 31st, 2017 Thursday 6p-9p
Location: Trumbull County Courthouse Square
161 High Street NW
Warren, Ohio
Contact: Elizabeth Beckley OhioCAN Vice President / County Coordinator
Phone: 330.717.9241
Email: Ohiowecan4@gmail.com

Music, speakers, memorial , candle light vigil and more.

New London, CT

Event: New London Overdose Awareness and Prevention
Date: August 31, 2017 10-2
Location: Williams Park
New London, CT
Contact: Jennifer Muggeo
Phone: 860.448.4882
Email: jmuggeo@llhd.org

Community providers and residents will honor overdose awareness day at this event featuring free overdose reversal kits, information from treatment providers and a drug take back event.

Seattle, WA

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 31, 2017 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Westlake Park
401 Pine St., Seattle, WA 98101
Contact: Patricia Sully
Phone: 2069635529
Email: info@vocal-wa.org

Join us in recognizing International Awareness Day, where for the 2nd year VOCAL-WA will fill Westlake Park with balloons symbolizing those we lost this year to overdose.

We will also have information tables, the “Know Us” photo display, speakers, and Naloxone training and distribution (while supplies last).

One life is too many lost.

#EndOverdose #NotOneMore #YesToSCS #SaferIsBetter

Rockville Maryland

Event: Montgomery County International Overdose Awareness Day vigil
Date: August 31, 2017 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Location: Justice Plaza, plaza between the Montgomery County Circuit Court and the County Executive Building, facing East Jefferson Street, Rockville Maryland (free parking in the Jury parking lot- located at the intersection of East Jefferson Street (Route 28) and Monroe Street
Contact: Marielsa Bernard
Phone: 240-462-7389
Email: rememberingourlovedones2017@gmail.com

This is the second annual public event sponsored by S.O.U.L. (Surviving Our Ultimate Loss) families of Montgomery County and other community partners to remember loved ones who have been lost to a drug overdose, and to honor those in recovery. Guest speakers will share their stories, and educational and support resources will be available. There will be a memorial video featuring pictures of family members and friends we have lost and the evening will end with a candlelight vigil. Please submit any pictures, along with the name of the person, date of birth and date of death, that you would like to have included in the memorial video to the email address: rememberingourlovedones2017@gmail.com

Bridgewater, NJ

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 31, 2017 7:00-9:00 PM
Location: Somerville-Bridgewater ELKS Lodge
375 Union Avenue, Bridgewater NJ 08807
Contact: Jennifer Sorensen
Phone: 908-704-6305
Email:

We will have local speakers, leaders, and resources available. Candlelight vigil to follow. Event is open to all community members, and will celebrate recovery while commemorating those we have lost to the disease of addiction.

Sneads Ferry,NC

Event: Light the Night Purple
Date: August 31, 2017 THURSDAY 730pm – 9pm
Location: Salem Baptist Church
198 Sneads Ferry Rd
Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
Contact: Vanessa Sapp or Cindy Patane
Phone: (910) 546-5478 or (910) 381-0886
Email: sneadsferryshope@gmail.com

Painting memory rocks for HOPE @ 730pm
Candlelight Vigil @ dusk

*if you can’t attend, please change your porch light to a purple light and light the night purple tonight in memory of all those we have lost to overdoses

Pittsburgh, PA

Event: Tribute DIsplay of Victims of the Overdose Crisis
Date: August 31, 2017 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: City-County Building Portico
414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Contact: Jeanna Fisher
Phone: 412-627-0428
Email: IrememberMarley@gmail.com

Families and Friends of victims in the Pittsburgh area are invited to display a tribute to their loved one. Tributes will include mounted photos, poems, and free speech messages on the subject of drug overdose.

Oakland, Maryland

Event: Walk of Life and Candle Light Vigil
Date: August 31, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Glades Park Pavilion and walking trail
200 Glades Square
Oakland, Maryland 21550
Contact: Sadie
Phone: 301-334-7730 ext 6599
Email: sadie.liller@maryland.gov

A walk of life depicting what someone goes through while in active addiction and then the road to recovery. Signs will line the walking path that tell a story of what someone goes through while on the walk of addiction and the walk to recovery.Luminaries will be given out for those to remember a loved one lost to addiction or someone who is struggling with addiction or to celebrate someone in recovery. Guest speakers include Jean Tumbarello, Taylor Day, Matt Friend and Josh Duckworth. Speakers will talk about how addiction has impacted their lives.Informational tables from different agencies will be set up at the event.To end the event a candle light vigil will be held to remember those who have lost the fight and to honor the ones still fighting the fight. This event is free and open to everyone.

Fraser, Michigan

Event: Macomb County Overdose Awareness Day Gathering
Date: August 31, 2017 7pm
Location: Christ Church, 34385 Garfield Road, Fraser, MI 48026
Contact: Denise Tononi
Phone: 586-675-4082
Email: deniseodad2017@gmail.com

Everyday, we see lives around us being changed and lost to overdose. Overdose does not discriminate. Come join us to understand how overdose affects each one of us. Come join us to remember the loved ones we have lost. It’s time to Remember. It’s time to Act. Join us for speakers, resources, support, and a candle ceremony to remember those struggling with addiction and those who have lost their lives to overdose.

Newark, Delaware

Event: 7th Annual IOAD Candle light Vigil
Date: 8/31/17 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: The intersection of Rt. 896 and Main Street near “Old University” and the campus of The University Of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
Contact: Liz Perkins
Phone: 3025986296
Email: Liz.Perkins@atTAcKaddiction.org

August 31 of every year has been established as International Overdose Awareness Day. This 8/31/17 will be our seventh event. It is a day set aside to honor those we have lost to SUD (Substance Use Disorder), which have been way too many in our community. Families who have experienced this pandemic first hand will hold a candlelight vigil as well as dispense information to help educate the community regarding the complications of this disease and where to find help. Delaware has established a state web sight called www.helpisherede.com to give families some guidance.

Las Vegas, NV

Event: Overdose Awareness Day
Date: 8/31/2017 7-730pm (OD Prevention) 730-830pm (OD Awareness Vigil)
Location: Stupak Community Park
300 W. Boston Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Contact: Jenny Gratzke
Phone: 702-913-3960
Email: gratzke.snhra@gmail.com

The Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance will be having a 1/2 hr. overdose prevention training from 7pm-730pm followed by an Overdose Awareness candlelight vigil from 730pm-830pm. Overdose prevention kits will be provided to the first 60 people attending the training, as well as resources for naloxone, an opiate antagonist. Light refreshments will be provided at this event which will be immediately following a Marijuana Awareness event that will inform and educate the public about Las Vegas’s marijuana laws and marijuana safety for children.

Hartford, Vermont

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Candle Light Vigil
Date: 08/31/17 7 – 9 PM
Location: Lyman Point Park
167 Maple St
White River Jct, Vt 05001
Contact: Sarah Bragg-Donovan
Phone: 802-295-2222
Email: critterscrusade@critterscrusade.org

Thursday 8/31, 6-9PM at Lyman Point Park, Candle Light Vigil, Guest Speakers, Training and music.

Chillicothe, Ohio

Event: caresrossco@gmail.com
Date: August 31, 2017 6:30pm
Location: Yoctangee Park
The Rotary Shelter
Chillicothe, OH 45601
Contact: Tracey Kemper Hermann
Phone: 740-600-4187

This will be a memorial event for anyone that has lost a loved one to an overdose.
Date: August 31, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm and will end at 8:30pm.
There will be a memorial video that will includes pictures of loved ones we have lost in our community. Please submit your pictures to email provided if you would like your loved ones picture included.
There will be a balloon release and a candle lighting in memory of our loved ones.
Guest speaker will share their stories.
Resources will be on hand for grief support, family support, and addiction support.

Franklin, NC

Event: 4th Annual Night of Hope
Date: 8/31/17 6pm
Location: Rec Park Large Pavillion, 365 Allman Creek Road, Franklin, NC
(next to the tennis courts and pool)
Contact: Stephanie Almeida
Phone: 617-828-9184
Email: preventionrocks@gmail.com

Join us on Thursday, August 31st for the 4th Annual Night of Hope, an international overdose awareness day event. We will come together as a community to celebrate the lives of those in recovery, pray for those who are still struggling, and remember our loved ones we have lost from addiction especially those lost to overdoses.

Please bring your family and friends that have been affected by substance use and overdose. See the My Name Is Project! Free kid activities, free food and drinks will be provided. Overdose reversal kits with naloxone/narcan will be available at no charge while they last!

Sponsored by the Macon OD Prevention Coalition, Full Circle Recovery Center, Learn to Cope NC and Western NC AIDS Project.

Memphis

Event: A Betor Way Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 31, 2017 4 pm to 8 pm
Location: Cooper Young Gazebo at intersection of Cooper Street and Young Avenue
Contact: Lisa Bobal
Phone: 9016269685
Email: lisabobal@gmail.com
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Help us create awareness of overdose deaths and remove the stigma of addiction. We will have a few soeakers who will tell their stories, bands to entertain us, information of where to get help and a display of broken hearts representing each person who lost their life in 2016 to an overdose.

Kenmore, Ohio

Event: Hope Will Never Be Silent
Date: August 31, 2017 8:00 pm
Location: The Rialto Theatre
1000 Kenmore Boulevard
Akron, OH 44303
Contact: Tessa Gaffney
Phone: 3308010933
Email: tmg343@gmail.com
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A recovery meeting featuring the real stories of our neighbors and familiar songs in a new light.

VT

Event: FedUp Manchester VT
Date: August 31, 2017 rain or shine 6-8 PM
Location: Factory Point Town Green
Depot St 11/30 just east of Main St Rte 7A
Contact: Wendy Galbraith
Phone: 8023627018
Email: wgalbraith52@gmail.com
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Resource tables for counseling, treatment, NA, Comfort.
Speakers
Music
Candlelight Vigil
We want to bring awareness about this epidemic problem, provide resources to those in need, comfort support and love to those hurting, hope to those who suffer. Prominent speakers .
Music by a renowned artist. A beautiful candlelight remembrance.
Please bring photos of those who have been lost .

New Canaan

Event: Overdose Awareness Day & Candlelight Vigil
Date: 8/31/17 7PM
Location: New Canaan Pop Up Park
4 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840
Contact: Paul Reinhardt
Phone: 2035646374
Email: preinhar99@gmail.com
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An awareness event and candlelight vigil in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day and the young members of the community who died too soon. The event is themed “Helping Each Other to Heal”, and invites all members of the community to: 1) Learn more about addiction, mental illness and prevention; 2) Listen to parents and young people in recovery share their stories of hope; and 3) Honor those who passed and those still struggling. Please contribute your words in honor of a loved one or friend. There will be Resource Tables, a Hope & Remembrance Wall, live music, lighting of candles, and words of tribute from the community clergy.

MOUNT HOLLY, NEW JERSEY

Event: Christine Hoff
Date: August 31, 2017 5:30 pm till 10 pm
Location: Iron Works Park (Mill Dam) Wollner Dr. Mount Holly, NJ 08060
Contact: Christine Hoff
Phone: 6099293885
Email: Shouting4Shelby@gmail.com
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Memorial walk – asking all participants to being a pair of shoe to represent their loved one. Those shoe will then be collected and donated to local shelters.

Speakers
Candlelight Vigil
Memorial Slide of your loved one

Sponsored by Mount Holly Township

Shelton, CT

Event: FADE walk / run and rememberce ceremony
Date: August 31, 2017 6-9PM
Location: Shelton Riverwalk Pavillion
Canal Street, Shelton, CT 06484
Contact: Pam
Phone: 203-736-8566
Email: fade@gmail.com
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Fighting Against Drugs Everywhere (FADE) will host it’s 3rd annual memory 5k walk and run followed by a candle remembrance service.

Radford, VA

Event: “We Are the Faces of Addiction” Candlelight Vigil
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 7:00 – 8:30 PM EST
Location: Bisset Park Gazebo
49 Berkley Williams Drive
Radford, VA (USA) 24141
Contact: Mike Wade
Phone: 540-961-8300
Email: info@nrvcs.org
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A community awareness event, focusing on the prevention of prescription drug abuse and heroin overdose. The evening will conclude with a candlelight vigil to remember those who have been lost to overdose.

Massachusetts

Event: Scituate Sunrise Overdose Awareness Vigil
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 5:30am-6:30am
Location: Scituate Lighthouse,
100 Lighthouse Rd,
Scituate,
MA02066
Contact: Barbara Quinlan
Phone: 7813781061
Email: bquinlan@scituatema.gov

This is an ecumenical service held at sunrise. Members of the community are invited to come and remember their loved one lost to overdose and to gather together for a few words and songs of remembrance. This is a wonderful location to enjoy the beauty of the sunrise and the dawn of a new day. Attendees are welcome to leave a small stone of remembrance to recognize their loved one.
Resources will be made available and all are welcome to stay for coffee and a chat at the parking lot at the end of the service. A Free Narcan Training will be provided at the offices of South Shore Peer Recovery, 50 Cole Parkway, Scituate on Saturday, September 2 from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

Washington, DC

Event: INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY – STEPS 2 HEALING & TRUTHSHARING with MommieActivist
Date: July 31, 2917 Starts at 2:00pm est until 6:00pm
Location: 1215 Holbrook Street, NE Washington, DC 20002
Contact: Queen Karen
Phone: 202 670-1599
Email: mommieactivist@gmail.com

The event will be about Healing and Truthsharing. The MommieActivist and Sons Radio Show will air about 2 hours during a 4 hour event. There will be food and if weather allows it will be outside. RSVP is a must.

Winchester, IN

Event: Overdose Awareness Event
Date: August 31, 2017 5:30-8 PM
Location: Courthouse Square, Washington St. to Amphitheatre in Goodrich Park, N. Union St.
Contact: Kayla Prescott
Phone: 7655469480
Email: kaybush9480@gmail.com

At 5:30 PM the event will begin on the courthouse square where crosses will be placed in honor of those our community has lost due to overdose. There will then be a memorial walk to the amphitheatre in the park where 3-4 bands will be playing and booths will be set up. Join us for a night of remembrance!

DOUGLASVILLE, GA

Event: 2nd Annual Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 31, 2017 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: CROSSROADS CHURCH 5960 Stewart Parkway Douglasville, GA 30135
Contact: Kathy Key
Phone: 404-304-5696
Email: familiesagainstdrugs@gmail.com

Raise awareness about overdose in our community. We will also have naloxone training and free naloxone kits. There will be speakers from the community. Every 10 minutes (to signify how often someone dies from an overdose) someone in recovery or someone who has lost a loved one will silently approach the stage to light a battery operated candle.
We will have different organizations set up in the foyer with information on recovery, current drugs on the streets, how to spot an overdose and how to respond.
We are hoping to bring about change in our community by raising awareness.

Wilmington, NC

Event: Candlelight Vigil
Date: August 31, 2017 7-9 pm
Location: Riverfront Park
5 N Water Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Contact: Alecia Roberts
Phone: 910-579-4948
Email: ncparentscoalitionforchange@yahoo.com

Candlelight Vigil to remember those lost to overdose, encourage those struggling, and celebrate those in recovery.

Denver, CO

Event: Palisade Peach and Produce Stand Fundraiser to Fight the Opioid Epidemic
Date: 8/12-8/13/17 9 am – 5 pm
Location: Cody’s Fresh Start Charity Works
Mrs. Condies Salad Company (venue)
3225 Denargo Street
Denver, CO 80216
Contact: Mary Cucarola
Phone: 3039413120
Email: mary@codysfreshstart.org

HELP FIGHT THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC BY BUYING YOUR FRESH COLORADO PRODUCE FROM YOUR LOCAL CHARITY – Cody’s Fresh Start Charity Works – for one weekend only! All proceeds go to CFS to help fight this epidemic.

WHEN: Saturday 8/12 & Sunday 8/13 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

WHERE: Mrs. Condies Salad Company’s warehouse, 3225 Denargo St, Denver, CO 80216 (near Coors Field). We will be set up outside in the parking lot.

WHAT: Fresh Palisade peaches, Olathe corn, Rocky Ford melons, Grand Junction tomatoes, and more local produce unloaded right from the farms that grow it.

WHAT WE DO: We are in the trenches trying to save lives from opiate/opioid addiction by providing treatment scholarships to those in need, helping families deal with their loved ones’ addiction by providing them with resources, and spreading addiction awareness to end the stigma by speaking, writing, and holding special events.

If you have any questions, please contact jaclyn@codysfreshstart.org or mary@codysfreshstart.org.

Wichita Falls Texas

Event: Overdose awareness day walk and balloon release
Date: August 26, 2017 8am-10:30 am
Location: Sikes Lake center in Wichita Falls Texas / # 2 eureka circle Wichita Falls , Texas 76308
Contact: Shannon Marteney
Phone: 940-923-2110
Email: Shannonmarteney8@gmail.com

Registration is free and will begin at 8 am. There will be raffle prizes , a walk , and balloon release . The event will run until about 10:30 am.

Pittsburgh, PA

Event: CLEAR OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY
Date: August 31, 2017 12 noon
Location: TRINITY EPISCOPAL CATHEDRAL, 328 SIXTH AVENUE, PITTSBURGH, PA 15222
Contact: Karen Plavan
Phone: 412-281-8360
Email: karenplavan@gmail.com
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PRAYER SERVICE

Cobleskill

Event: Overdose Candlelight Vigil
Date: 8/31/17 6:30 -8:30pm.
Location: Veteran’s Park, West Main Street, Cobleskill, NY 12043
Contact: Norine Hodges
Phone: 5182348705
Email: casacoby@yahoo.com
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Starting at 6:30 speakers will share what they have experienced, what they have seen, what they have been doing to change the trajectory of opiate addiction in our community. We want to honor all the precious soles we have lost to this devistating disease.

Marlborough, MA

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil
Date: Thurs., August 31, 2017 7:30 p.m.
Location: Frank D. Walker Building/Front Lawn
255 Main Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
Contact: Kathy Leonard
Phone: 978-875-0606
Email: drummerinheaven@gmail.com
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In memory of those that have lost their lives to fatal overdoses, we will place one purple flag for every life lost in Massachusetts in 2016. There will be over 2,000 flags on the front lawn of the Walker Building in Marlborough on display during the last week in August. On August 31, at 7:30 p.m., a candlelight vigil will be held to honor those lives. We will have guest speakers and a slideshow of some of the many lives lost to overdose in Massachusetts. This is our third year doing this vigil, and it promises to be another emotional and moving experience.

Utica, NY

Event: Overdose Day Balloon-o-grams
Date: August 14, 2017 10:00 a.m.
Location: Oneida County, New York
Contact: Kathy Peters, Advocacy Coordinator
Phone: 315.768.2650
Email: kpeters@cflrinc.org
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Black and Silver Balloon-o-grams with informational packets are being delivered to all of the media outlets throughout the county on Monday, August 14 to encourage them to cover IOAD on the 30th. The packets will include a news alert, an overdose fact sheet, 2-3 story sheets from local residents who have lost someone to overdose, silver badges for on-air personalities, and contact information for local service providers.

Dubuque, Iowa

Event: 2nd Annual Dubuque International Overdose Awareness Day Event
Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017 3pm-9:30pm
Location: Washington Park
700 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52002
Contact: Casandra Shaw
Phone:
Email: Hope2Help1Live@gmail.com
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Join us for a day of prevention education and an evening of remembrance of those we’ve loved and lost to the devastating disease of addiction. Stand with us, in alliance with FedUp! and hundreds of other organizations around the world, as we give a voice to the Dubuque community in observance of International Overdose Awareness Day

Mundelein, IL 60060

Event: Overdose Awareness Event 2017
Date: Sunday August 27, 2017 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Location: New Hope Christian Fellowship Church
1401 S. Lake St.
Mundelein, IL 60060
Contact: Francisco Franco
Phone: 8479899423
Email: franco007@comcast.net
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The Franco Family and Live4Lali, Inc. are hosting the 4th Annual Overdose Awareness Day. Come out and bring family and friends as we celebrate the lives of those who overdosed. Let us never forget the dignity, and respect the value of their lives.. There will be plenty of time to ask and receive information from over fifteen different Resource Organizations that provide substance abuse recovery services. Free Naloxone training will be conducted by a team from Live4Lali. The afternoon will be filled with information from various guest speakers from national, state, county, and village organizations, personal stories, visual pictures, and ending with prayer and a candlelight vigil.

Reno, Nevada

Event: Hope for the Epedemic
Date: August 28, 2017 5PM-9PM
Location: 200 South Virginia Street
2nd Floor
Reno, NV 89509
Contact: Kristine Modzelewski
Phone: 617-838-6523
Email: Kristine@wearecandor.com
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An introduction to Philosophical-Medical Therapy in treating addiction. The approach aims at root causes and triggers; replacing the anguish with new ideas which improve areas in the physical, psychological, and spiritual part of your life. We provide a comprehensive and high-quality health care exceeding all expectations with a 95% success rate.

Saratoga Springs, New York

Event: Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil
Date: August 31, 2017 7:00 pm
Location: Congress Park, Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
Contact: Healing Springs Recovery Community & Outreach Center
Phone: 518-306-3048
Email:
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Candlelight Vigil

Bristol, PA

Event: Southern Bucks Overdose Awareness Day
Date: 08/31/2017 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: The Southern Bucks Recovery Community Center
1286 Veterans Highway Suite D-6A Bristol, PA 19007
Contact: Victoria Spencer
Phone: 2157883738 EXT: 112
Email: vspencer@councilsepa.org
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In 2016, Bucks County had 185 fatalities caused by drug overdose alone. That’s not just a number, those are people. Those people had families, friends, and affected the lives of others. As a community, let’s come together in honor of the lives lost to the opioid epidemic.

For more information, contact Victoria Spencer at 215-788-3738 ext. 112 or email her at vspencer@councilsepa.org

Hurleyville, NY

Event: Sullivan County FedUp Rally
Date: August 31, 2017 1 – 4
Location: 11 Moriningside Park Rd
Hurleyville, NY 12747
Contact: Dana Zeider-Grochmal / Jennifer Reinhardt
Phone: 8454343370
Email: jreinhardt@dycinc.org

Free Narcan Training to the first 25 people interested from 1 – 2.
Rally from 2- 4

Lubbock, Texas

Event: #EndOverDose Rally 2017
Date: 08/31/2017 6pm-8pm
Location: Alliance Church
5825 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79407
Contact: Kimber Walker
Phone: 412-915-2525
Email: astallings13@gmail.com
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#EndOverdose is the 2nd annual Overdose Awareness Rally for Lubbock Texas. We will have food, fun, and music. We will also have a speaker or two to tell their story on how Overdose effected their lives. Kid friendly.

Greenville NC

Event: 1st Annual Pitt County IOAD
Date: August 31st 2017 5pm-8pm
Location: H. Boyd Lee Park
5184 Corey Road
Greenville NC 27858
Contact: Elaine C Wainright
Phone: 1-252-717-1508
Email: PittCoOverdoseAwarenessDay@gmail.com
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Education, Resources, Speakers, Memorial & Living Wall. Free to the public

Knoxville, Tennessee

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day – East Tennessee
Date: August 31, 2017 4 – 9 pm
Location: Volunteer Landing Park Central, 956 Volunteer Landing Lane, Knoxville, TN 37915
Contact: Nancy Carter Daniels
Phone: 865 599-4776
Email: TnOverdosePrevention@gmail.com
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Speakers: 5 pm – 7:30 pm
Candlelight Vigil: 7:30 pm – 9 pm
Tables will include Taygan’s Team, The AD Foundation, The Addict’s Family, Mimi’s Place, Rocky Top Recovery, Positively Living KRED, You Are LInked to Resources will be using Facebook Live to share our speakers (General Charme Allen, Webster Bailey, Judge Chuck Cerny, Ron Hanaver), our Candlelight Vigil, and the Henley Street Bridge turning purple.

Tables and Activities will include:
Personalizing Purple Crosses
Naloxone Awareness and Training
Taking a Faces of Knoxville Recovery photo for our billboards
Hep C screening and referral to treatment

Family advocates who will speak include:

Jane New, Mimi’s Place
Tyler Trotter
Heather Ruzic, Caleb’s Song
Jennifer Miller, Families for Sensible Drug Policy
Dave Pelsor,
Donna Towe, Taygan’s Team

The Knoxville, TN event is affiliated with Tennessee Overdose Prevention who will be the coordinator of using Facebook Live across the state of Tennessee as we turn bridges purple in Knoxville, Nashville, and Memphis. The TOP Facebook group, International Overdose Awareness Day Event Live-streaming, is posting hints to help people and groups who have never used Facebook Live.

Our message as stated by Bethany Morse –

‘Overdose Awareness Day is for honoring those we’ve lost and to bring awareness. Not all overdoses are fatal. In fact, most are not, and that’s largely due to the Good Sam Law and Naloxone. Overdose Awareness Day is to honor those who lost their fight, but it’s also a message of hope from those of us who survived. We are a message that we go on to do great things, and help others, that we are worthy of being saved. Because I was spared multiple times, I feel it is my responsibility, my duty to help save as many as I can and live for those who didn’t make it. Please join me in honoring those we’ve loved and lost, and to spread the message that #wedorecover’

Cobleskill

Event: Norine Hodges
Date: August 31, 2017 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Route 7, Main Street, Veteran’s Park.
Contact: Norine Hodges
Phone: 518 234-8705
Email: casacoby@yahoo.com
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Starting at 6:30 pm we will hold our 2nd Annual Overdose Candlelight Vigil to remember all the precious lives we’ve lose and whose lives have been deeply affection by addiction. We will have several people speak about their experiences and what they are doing to help with this problem as well as information and resources to help our community.

Eureka, Ca

Event: Humboldt Overdose Areaness Day
Date: 8/31/2017 1:00-4:00pm
Location: SACCO Amphitheater, 1 waterfront drive in Eureka. 1:00-4:00 pm.
Contact: Brandie Wilson
Phone: 707-407-6013
Email: hachr707@gmail.com
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Amanda Reiman of Flow Kana, Drug Policy Alliance and High Sobriety will be speaking about her work in Cannabis as an Exit to opiate. Rachel from SANE will educate us about harm reduciton techniques to stay alive and understand over intoxication of meth. We will also have food hosted by Motel 6, Naloxone traing and a safe consumption site mock up.

Oceanside, CA

Event: INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY PIER WALK AND MEMORIAL
Date: August 31, 2017 18:30
Location: Oceanside, CA USA Pier. Address for the Oceanside Pier is
The Strand N, Oceanside, CA, South Pier Plaza bleachers
Contact: Mike Robinson
Phone: 817.676.1304
Email: pmrobins11@gmail.com
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Sponsored by the three GRASP groups (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing) in the San Diego County area, Carlsbad, La Mesa and North San Diego County. Will be doing a pier walk and memorial. Gathering at the pier plaza, south side of the pier. Personal, hand carried remembrance signage OK.

Greenville NC

Event: Pitt County International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 31st 5p.m.-8p.m.
Location: H. Boyd Lee Park
5184 Corey Road
Greenville NC. 27858
Contact: Elaine Wainright
Phone: 1-252-7171-1508
Email: e_wainright@yahoo.com
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1st Annual Pitt County International Overdose Awareness Day

Bronx

Event: Silas Kelly Memorial Soccer Tournament
Date: 15 July 2017 10:30 A.M.
Location: Fields 1 and 3
Van Cortlandt Park Parade Ground
Bronx, NY 10471 USA
Contact: Stephen P Dillon
Phone: 7185819686
Email: dillonst@bc.edu
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Tournament Sign Up: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iMRpBv1YfgnOJQalSgPEuxCuO57v4tl_TJY2PT7Yyzs/edit?usp=sharing

Today, June 7th is Silas’ 21st birthday. And June 22 will mark the first anniversary since our dear friend passed away. On Saturday, July 15th, at 10.30am in Van Cortland Park, Bronx N.Y. – the second annual King Silas Cup will be held in his honor. Everyone is welcome and all players will once again receive a custom jersey with Silas’ name on the back.

So if you are in New York, join us for fun, sun and soccer; for an evening reception after the games, where we will swap stories and memories of Silas as we celebrate and honor his life and passing.

The tournament last summer was a fantastic success and it helped raise over $5,000. As Silas was very happy when he was around animals we decided to donate contributions in his memory to the New York Humane Society, an animal shelter.

This year we have elected to donate all funds raised to the International Overdose Awareness Day, which is on August 31 – ( www.overdoseday.com) Please give what you can, in memory of dear gentle Silas; any amount no matter the size will help this good cause

Middltown Ohio

Event: Exodus event
Date: Aug 12 2017 5-8pm
Location: 1500 Pershing Ave. Middletown, OH. 45044
Contact: Kandi
Phone: 5133932563
Email: rapha@newspringlive.com
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Guest speaker, live Christian rock band, free hot dogs chips water bounce house live dramas. All is welcome

Indianapolis

Event: Indiana Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 27, 2017 4:00-8:00 pm EST
Location: 1100 W 42nd Street
Suite 375
Contact: Justin Phillips
Phone: 3178286883
Email: justin.overdoselifeline@gmail.com
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Family gathering and pitch In, display of lost loved ones, candle light vigil, policy discussion, naloxone training, inclusion of government leaders.

Sewell, NJ

Event: Recovery Works
Date: August 31, 2017 5:30pm
Location: James Atkinson Park
138 Bethel Mill Rd
Sewell, NJ 08080
Contact: robert bamford
Phone: 856-384-6929
Email: rbamford@co.gloucester.nj.us
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Celebrate recovery and work to tend the stigma surrounding drug and alcohol addiction with a shorty walk around Atkinson Park, prior to the candlelight vigil

Sewell, NJ

Event: Candlelight Memorial Vigil
Date: August 31, 2017 7:00PM
Location: James Atkinson Park
138 Bethel Mill Rd
Sewell, NJ 08080
Contact: robert bamford
Phone: 856-384-6929
Email: rbamford@co.gloucester.nj.us
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Candlelight Vigil to remember loved ones lost to substance abuse

Milford, MA

Event: 3rd Annual Missin’ Matt Walk
Date: 09/11/2017 11:00am
Location: Milford Town Park Bandstand corner of Congress Street and Walnut Street.
Contact: Meghan Giacomuzzi
Phone: 508-933-4571
Email: meghan.truitt@yahoo.com
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We have a ton of resources about addiction, recovery, relapse prevention, harm reduction and much information for loved ones who has a family member with the disease. We have several guest speakers including, two Chiefs of police from the surrounding towns, a state representative, a recovering addict and a family member of an addict. We also have a new program that gives Children who have lost a parent to an overdose a Christmas by providing them with presents from The Missin’ Matt Foundation.

Portland, Maine

Event: 4th Annual International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
Date: August 31, 2017 5pm
Location: Monument Square, Portland, Maine.
Contact: Brittney Dunham
Phone: 207-659-6224
Email: iamhereoutreachteam@gmail.com
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Join us for the 4th annual overdose awareness day vigil hosted by the I AM HERE Outreach Team. Each year we gather to remember the lives we have lost, to celebrate their spirits and to share our feelings and thoughts through art and community. Create a memorial lantern or add a name to our list of People We Have Lost to be read at the end of the vigil. Keynote speaker and other activities TBA.

Elgin

Event: Overdose Awareness Event
Date: 8/31/2017 7:30 p.m.
Location: Renz Addiction Counseling Center
Two American Way, Elgin,IL 60120
Contact: Deb Howe
Phone: 8477423545
Email: dhowe@renzcenter.org
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Remembering lives lost through overdose. Community members can call/email loved one’s information (birthdate, overdose death, first name or initials). Information will be printed on signs and/or read out loud during a ceremony outside on the agency’s Serenity Path.

Oklahoma City, OK

Event: Rally to End Opioid Addiction
Date: August 31, 2017 6 pm
Location: St. John Missionary Baptist Church
5700 N Kelly Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Contact: Veola Bray
Phone: 405-323-5126
Email: Veolabray@cox.net
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We will rally with the youth and adults from support groups. There will be testimonies and encouragement for those who have lost loved ones from this addiction. Community leaders will be invited to join us in this effort to bring awareness to this disease. A balloon release will be at the end.

Chicago, IL

Event: Kirby Rehab Overdose Aware 2017
Date: August 31, 2017 1:00pm-3:00pm
Location: 723 W. 111th St
Chicago, IL 60628
Contact: Lea Kirby
Phone: 7736144002
Email: kirbyrehab2@gmail.com
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Balloon Launch

Old Bridge

Event: Old Bridge Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 31 5pm -8pm
Location: Old Bridge Township
One Old Bridge Plaza
Old Bridge NJ 08857
Contact: Maureen McLoughlin
Phone: 7329911022
Email: Familiesagainstaddictioncnj@gmail.com
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Come out and bring family and friends as we celebrate the lives of those who overdosed. Let us never forget the dignity, and respect the value of their lives. We all will make posters for the walk, gather for ceremony and candlelight vigil. There will be plenty of time to ask and receive information about Families Against Addiction services. The evening will be filled with personal stories, visual pictures displayed, personalized posters, and ending with song and candlelight vigil.

Mahopac, New York

Event: Hope and Healing – Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 31, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Location: Mahopac Chamber Park
Routes 6/6N
Mahopac, NY 10541
Contact: Lauren Privitera
Phone: 347-271-0901
Email: laulau620@yahoo.com
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This event will honor those who have lost their life to addiction especially to the children who of the parents in our GRASP chapter.
I am partnering with the Prevention Council of Putnam and Friends of Recovery in order to spread awareness, stop the stigma of addiction and offer hope for the future. We plan to end the evening with a candle lighting ceremony and tributes to honor those who have tragically passed away from their illness.

Worcester

Event: Worcester International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
Date: 8/31/2017 5 PM
Location: Worcester City Hall, ]
455 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Contact: Rev. Aaron Payson
Phone: 508-963-5959
Email: arpayson@charter.net
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Annual Overdose Awareness Day Vigil

Seattle, WA

Event: We Can Do More.
Date: 08/31/2017 5-7pm
Location: 1415 NE 43rd St, Seattle, WA 98105

In the Alley in Between the Post office and the Church at the University District Needle Exchange.
Contact: Lisa Al-Hakim
Phone: 206-775-9472
Email: lisa@peoplesharmreductionalliance.org
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The Peoples Harm Reduction Alliance will be Remembering those who have lost their lives to overdose, and acknowledging that we can do more.
Overdose Deaths Are preventable.
We will be educating folks on the way Consumption Rooms, and breaking down the walls of Drug user Stigma can prevent most Overdose Deaths.
We will have a Memorial wall at the University District Needle Exchange. Feel free to bring pictures, or write something about your experience with overdose and hang it on The University Needle exchange wall.
We will have free Narcan/Naloxone training and Kits, We Believe it is every citizens responsibility to Carry and be versed in how to administer Narcan, and save lives.
Its time to stop talking and take action to save the lives of our sisters and brothers.
We will have Refreshments and the exchange will be open 5pm-7pm
This event is free.

Landenberg, PA

Event: Chester County PA Overdose Vigil 2017
Date: 8/31/2017 5:30 doors open, vigil begins approx. 7:30 PM
Location: New Garden Township Hall
299 Starr Road, Landenberg, PA 19350
Contact: Jacquelene M Smiro
Phone: 4846397990
Email: ccnopetaskforce@gmail.com
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Remembering those lost to overdose and addiction.

**Bring at least 1 photo to be added to memory wall when you arrive**

5:30: Doors open: Visit resources, socialize with other family members

Keynote speaker: TBD
Family Members: Jane Walker, mother of James, Margaret Wrester, mother of Jenny Rose (aka Polish Princess)
Prayer Warrior: Marcos Almonte MDiv
Young Person in Recovery: George Evangelou

7:00 Welcome
7:05 Key Note Speaker
7:10: Community Leader: Steve Allaband
7:15: Young Person in Recovery: George Evangelou
7:30: Family Member: Jane Walker, mother of James
7:45 Candle lighting ceremony: Celebration of life: Margaret Wrester, mother of Jenny
8:00 Final blessing/Spiritual Uplift: Marcos Almonte MDiv

Organizer Contacts: Jacki Smiro ccnopetaskforce@gmail.com or Lynne Massi mommamassi@comcast.net

Lexington, KY

Event: Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 26, 2017 10am
Location: Jacobson Park, Shelter #6
4001 Athens Boonesboro Rd
Lexington, Kentucky 40509
Contact: Shelley Elswick
Phone:
Email: voices.of.hope.lex@gmail.com
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The event will take place at Shelter #6 in Jacobson Park.

FREE public gathering–local observance of Overdose Awareness Day for Prevention & Remembrance–to include:

-a resource fair
-overdose response training
-a memorial wall
-Bluebirds of Hope community project
-speakers, including Rex Chapman
-& a memorial tree watering ceremony

marshfield ma

Event: 3rd annual overdose vigil
Date: August 31,2017 530-830
Location: Snow road Marshfield on the town green
Contact: julie keohane
Phone:
Email: julieakeohane81@gmail.com
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We will be displaying flags on the town green in memory over those who have lost their battle to overdose.
We will also have numerous out reach tables

Charlotte, NC

Event: Michael’s VOICE International Overdose Awareness Day Event
Date: 08-31-2017 5:00 to 9:00 PM
Location: Wedgewood Church
4800 Wedgewood Drive
Charlotte NC
Contact: Betsy Ragone
Phone: 704-301-7165
Email: Betsy@michaelsvoice.org
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Education, Awareness, anti-stigma effort, science behavior behind addiction, tribute to those lost and those in recovery very a candlelight vigil

Denver

Event: Overdose Awareness Day Twitter Chat
Date: August 31 1:00 PM
Location: 1300 Broadway
6th floor
Contact: Renie Dugwyler
Phone: 7205086194
Email: renie.dugwyler@coag.gov
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1300 Broadway
6th floor

Port Angeles, WA

Event: 2017 Port Angeles’ International Overdose Awareness Walk
Date: 08/31/2017 5:30
Location: Start in front of Clallam County Courthouse belltower, on Lincoln Street. Walk will end at the Port Angeles City Pier.
Contact: PA Can
Phone:
Email: portangelescan@gmail.com
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Join us for our 3rd Overdose Awareness Walk! We will start in front the of bell tower of the Clallam County Courthouse, and head North to the city Pier. Speakers include those from the recovery community, individuals who have survived overdoses, or who has lost someone to an overdose. Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe drumming circle will be present to bless us with their spiritual and healing musical talents. Bring a sign to hold on the walk (some may be available as well), pictures of loved ones you’ve lost, and anything else to get yours and our message across.

Watertown, New York

Event: Community.Recovery.Action.Day
Date: August 27, 2017 2 – 4 PM
Location: Thompson Park
Large Pavilion
1 Thompson Park
Watertown, NY 13601
Contact: Anita Seefried-Brown
Phone: 315-788-4660
Email:
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To bring attention to the destructive nature of substance abuse and addiction, the Community.Recovery.Action.Day event will provide awareness and information about the disease of addiction; provide resources on where to get help for someone who is currently struggling with addiction; and provide a place of healing and remembrance for those who have lost loved ones to overdose deaths.

Recovery-and memory-themed arts and crafts for young children and balloon release.

Minot, ND

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day at Oak Park
Date: August 31, 2017 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Oak Park Amphitheater, 11th to 14th Block of 4th Ave. NW, Minot, ND 58703
Contact: Mitzie Nay
Phone: 701-720-6270
Email: naymitzie@gmail.com
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An event to raise awareness of the signs and dangers of overdose and how to treat an overdose. Our community can come together to share their stories and offer support to those who struggle with a substance use disorder (SUD) or who love someone who does.

Bronx, NY

Event: King Silas Kelly Cup
Date: 07/15/2017 10AM-3PM
Location: West 240th st and Broadway, Riverdale, Bronx, NY, 10471
Contact: Tim
Phone: 914-885-4463
Email: tdaly1@binghamton.edu
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The friends and family of Silas Kelly are organizing an annual tournament in memory of our dear friend Silas. Last year, we raised over $5,000 to donate to an animal shelter in NYC inspired by his love for animals. This year, we plan on raising the same amount and donating it to the international overdose awareness day.

Forked River NJ

Event: 2nd Annual Ocean County NJ FED UP! Overdose Awareness Event 2017
Date: August 31st 2017 6 to 9 pm
Location: Lacey United Methodist Church 203 Lacey Rd Forked River NJ 08731
Contact: Donna Catlow
Phone: 732-425-7938
Email: oceancountynj@youngpeopleinrecovery.org
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An evening to remember those we have lost to an accidental overdose, support loved ones and those that are struggling. We will have resource tables, speakers and will end the evening with a balloon release, prayer and a candle vigil.

Round Rock

Event: 2nd Annual Williamson County Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 19th, 2017 10 am to 12 pm
Location: Lakeview Pavillion @ Old Settler’s Park
3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd. Round Rock, Texas 78665
Contact: Jessyca Daniel
Phone: 5122469880
Email: coalition@lifestepscouncil.org
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A day to remember those who were lost, who are struggling, and who are in recovery.
The event will have some speakers, a memorial flower release.

South Amboy, NJ

Event: FED UP! LOCAL! 2017
Date: 8/31/2017 5-8 PM
Location: South Amboy Middle High School
200 Governor Harold G Hoffman Plaza
South Amboy NJ 08878
Contact: Kimberly Seber
Phone: 909-565-4415
Email: RootsToAddiction@yahoo.com
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Speakers – Resource Tables – Memorial Vigil of lives lost to accidental overdose – shoe rack display

Austin, TX

Event: Overdose Awareness Day Austin, TX * Rally & Remembrance
Date: August 31, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: State Capitol
South Steps
1100 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
USA
Contact: Heather Schubert
Phone: 5124170908
Email: heatherwjschubert@gmail.com
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Rally and Remembrance
Rally to:
Eradicate the negative stigma associated with addiction and overdose
Raise an awareness of the overdose epidemic
Eliminate overdose deaths
Change failed drug policies
Education and distribution of Naloxone

Remembrance:
of those we have lost to overdose

We will end our rally with a remembrance and balloon release. Everyone is encouraged to bring a photo of those they have lost to overdose for the balloon release.

Idaho Falls, ID

Event: Cody Jack Hill Event
Date: Aug. 31, 2017 1pm 8pm
Location: ??? Not Sure as of today I will let u know ASAP
Contact: tracy Shaul
Phone: 2082060477
Email:
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fun run
candlelight vigil
more to come

Newark

Event: 3rd Annual International Overdose Awareness Day Rally
Date: 08/31/2017 4-7pm
Location: Canal Market-Newark Ohio
Contact: Trish Perry
Phone: 7404055682
Email: t-pf@hotmail.com
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Rally with several speakers, balloon release, candle lighting to honor those lost

Newport, Vermont

Event: Overdose Awareness and Memory Walk
Date: June 24, 2017 1:00 pm to 4:00 PM
Location: Gardner Park Gazebo, Newport, Vermont
Contact: Tara Patten
Phone:
Email: tara.patten@yahoo.com
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This will be our first annual overdose awareness & Memory Walk. Walking in memory of those loved, lost and still struggling. The walk will begin at the Gazebo in Newport, we will walk about a mile to bring awareness to the drug epidemic in our community. Picture boards will be set up in memory of our loved ones lost to a substance passing. Guest speaker Tim Ryan founder/executive director at A man in recovery, helping one addict at a time. He is also a Midwest outreach director at the Banyan treatment center.
Some other local community members will be speaking and giving testimonies, then ending with a lantern-river balloon release.

Chicago

Event: Overdose Awareness Day 2017
Date: August 31, 2017 12:00pm 3:00pm
Location: 723 W. 111th St
Contact: Lea Kirby
Phone: 7736144002
Email: lkirby@kirbyrehab.org
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Balloon Launch

Methuen

Event: C.A.R.E.S Initiative 2nd Annual Overdose Vigil
Date: 08/31/17 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Riverside Park, Methuen Massachusetts
Contact: Jacque Ingersoll
Phone: 9787018195
Email: jingersoll@ci.methuen.ma.us
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An evening to remember those we love that have been lost to the disease of addiction.

Lawrence, Massachusetts

Event: 1st Annual Devin Rooney Memorial Walk for Awareness of Drug Addiction and Overdose
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 6-8pm
Location: Howard Park
377 Lawrence Street
Lawrence, Massachusetts 01841
Contact: Cathy Johnson
Phone: 603-560-3522
Email: cathyb67@comcast.net
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Short walk for awareness of drug addiction and overdose in memory of Devin T. Rooney, who overdosed and died on the steps of this park in Lawrence. There will also be a brief candlelight vigil at dusk to honor the memory and life of Devin as well as countless others that have fallen victim to the horrible drug epidemic plaguing or communities.

Rochester, NY

Event: 2nd Annual Scotty B Overdose Awareness Event
Date: August 31, 2017 3 pm – 8 pm
Location: Martin Luther King Jr Park, Manhattan Square Park, 353 Court St, Rochester, NY 14607
Contact: Becky Baker
Phone: 585-771-0896
Email: rebeccakbaker@yahoo.com
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S.O.A.R.S, Inc. proudly presents the 2nd Annual Scotty B Overdose Awareness Day, a one of a kind event that includes a Memorial Service for all those that have lost their life to overdose in Monroe County as well as its surrounding counties, speakers, Health Care Fair that includes treatment facilities, halfway houses, NYS OASAS, Recovery Coaches, Narcan Training, Community Coalitions, Speakers, Food vendors, Music/band, Kids Booth with face painting, games, and more

Frankfort, Kentucky

Event: Fed Up! International Overdose Awareness Day Candle Light Vigil
Date: 8/31/2017 7:30pm
Location: Frankfort Kentucky – State Capital more details to come please visit http://ky-fedup-ioad.com/pages/index.php
Contact: Emily Walden
Phone: 502-759-4116
Email: ewalden3@gmail.com
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Candle light Vigil to occur at the same time as the candle light vigil in Washington DC – http://feduprally.org/

Louisville, Kentucky

Event: Fed Up! International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: 8/31/2017 11:30 am
Location: Downtown Louisville, KY – Please visit http://ky-fedup-ioad.com/pages/index.php for details coming soon
Contact: Emily Walden
Phone: 502-759-4116
Email: ewalden3@gmail.com
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This is in remembrance of those we have lost to this epidemic and a call for Federal Action – http://feduprally.org/

Pottsville, Pennsylvania

Event: Vinny’s Angels
Date: August 31, 2017 7 pm
Location: First United Methodist Church, 330 W. Market St
Contact: Cynthia Nye
Phone: 570-617-7033
Email:
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Remembrance of those we lost to overdose and those people still struggling. Brief memorial service.

Newark, Ohio

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day Rally
Date: August 31 ,2017 4:30-7pm
Location: 25 E Canal St, Newark, Ohio 43055
Contact: Patricia Perry
Phone: 740 405 5682
Email: t-pf@hotmail.com

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

Canton

Event: 3rd Annual Drug Overdose Awareness Walk in Canton Illinois
Date: August 27 2017 1pm
Location: 250 S. Avenue D, Canton Illinois 61520
Wallace Park
Contact: Sue Tisdale
Phone: 3092675995
Email: susanm34@hotmail.com
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Speakers, Drug Addiction and Overdose prevention resources, Memorial Walk

Frederick, MD

Event: Hope For Change Fest
Date: August 19, 2017 12 noon- 7pm
Location: Baker Park.
21 N Bentz St, Frederick, MD 21701
Contact: Chasity Fox
Phone: 240-440-2020
Email: Rjslastingstrengthfoundation@gmail.com

Time to Remember Time to Act! Hope for Change Fest is a community event for everyone of all ages and walks of life to bring awareness to addiction and overdoses around our community and country. Come join us with live music from local bands, snacks and drinks, activities for all ages and education on the growing epidemic our community faces. Learn how you can be a part to help combat this epidemic. We also will be having a candlelight vigil at end of fest to honor all that we have lost from overdose.

Howell, Michigan 48843

Event: Project Hope United to Change
Date: August 31, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Cleary University – Johnson Center 3750 Cleary Drive Howell MI 48843
Contact: Francine Zysk
Phone: 517-540-7637

To educate and prevention of overdose. The focus of collaboration with all involved is harm reduction. The event will include a packet of resources, brochures and information surrounding harm reduction. Our speakers and panel include: Law Enforcement – 911 calls and what is a person do during an overdose, how to spread the word and educate in the workplace, overdose recognition and response training, naloxone training, big red barrel presentation, prescription disposal education, well versed overdose speakers active in harm reduction work, overdose survivor panel, faith recovery presentation, overdose media and the reality of overdose and much more.

Galveston

Event: Austin’s Hope Overdose Awareness rally
Date: August 31, 2017 6:00 p.m.
Location: 417 S. California St.
Galveston, Indiana 46932
Contact: Mike Boyles
Phone: 5747258339
Email: austinshope2016@gmail.com
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Overdose awareness rally
Free Naloxone training and distribution

Washington DC

Event: FED UP! International Overdose Awareness Day 8.31.17 – Press Conference – Candlelight Vigil – March to White House
Date: 31 August 2017 11am onwards
Location: Washington Dc – National Press Club and March to Whitehouse
Contact:
Phone:
Email: emilywalden@feduprally.org
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Press Conference – Candlelight Vigil – March to White House

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017

International Overdose Awareness Day

The FED UP! Coalition to End the Opioid Epidemic is calling for immediate, coordinated and comprehensive federal action to end the epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths attributed to opioids (including heroin).

11:00am – Press Conference – National Press Club, Washington, DC

1:00pm – Networking Luncheon – National Press Club, Washington, DC

7:00pm – Candlelight Vigil – White House Ellipse (south of White House)

8:00pm – March to White House

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

Ellicott City, Maryland

Event: International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: August 31, 2017 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 9120 Frederick Rd. Ellicott City, MD 21042
Contact: Barbara Allen
Phone: 410-480-2334
Email: Barbara@jamesplaceinc.org

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

Hagerstown, Maryland

Event: Remembering Brooke – to save others.
Date: Thursday, August 31st – 2017 6pm
Location: Doubs Woods Park – 13075 South Potomac – Hagerstown Md. 21740
Contact: Angelia (Angie) von Gersdorff
Phone: 301-992-7833

Remembering loved ones we’ve lost to overdose with a balloon release followed by candlelight vigil.

Glen Burnie, MD

Event: Carol Boyer
Date: August 31, 2017 7.15pm
Location: Arundel Christian Church
710 Aquahart Road
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Contact: Carol Boyer
Phone: 443-591-2070

The Second Annual International Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil will be held for all of Anne Arundel County and any others wishing to share their story. If you have lost someone to overdose, or have overdosed yourself, please reach out to Carol Boyer 443-591-2070, carolaboyer119@gmail.com.

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Flagler Beach, FL

Event: Flagler Memorial
Date: 08/31/17 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Location: Veterans Memorial Park
105 South 2nd Street
Flagler Beach FL, 32136
Contact: Dorothy Gallant
Email: gallantdorothy51@gmail.com
Phone: 3862832094

Candlelight memorial service

Agenda:
Set up- 5:00-6:15
Event check-in: 6:30-7:30
Educational- 7:00-8:00
Open Speaker- 8:00-8:15
EMT Speaker- 8:15-8:30
Political- 8:30-8:45
Tributes- 8:45-9:15
Candle light/closing- 9:15-9:30

Education will include how to respond to an overdose, understanding addiction and treatment options.