A Light to Remember: South Salt Lake County Luminary Celebration of Hope Following Loss

Date: 31/08/2022
Time: 07:30 pm
Location: Historic Wheeler Park
6531 South 900 East
Murray, UT 84121
Public/Private: Public
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: Utah State University Health Extension Salt Lake County / A Light to Remember
Contact: Jennie Mauk
Phone: 385-468-4820

Celebrate hope and remember those who suffer in a night of gathering and healing.

FREE Registration:

Participants will:
– Have the opportunity to share a name/photo on the Memory Wall and light a luminary for recovery and healing.
– Receive free naloxone and a community resource bag, filled with items generously donated by local businesses and organizations.
– Share a moment of silence and view lighted luminaries on the pond.
– Purchase dinner from one of the on-site, local food truck.
– Learn about community resources and local opportunities to support recovery.

All community members are invited. Admission is free, pre-registration is requested. The experience of remembering and honoring is priceless.

This event is an opportunity to honor and show community support for those who are (or ever have been) in need of hope, healing, and recovery, those experiencing substance use disorder and friends/family who have supported someone with SUD.

Each year, August 31 is recognized worldwide as International Overdose Awareness Day, which is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose and remember without stigma those who have died and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. The campaign raises awareness of overdose, which is one of the world’s worst public health crises. Through this event, we acknowledge the profound grief felt by families and friends whose loved ones have died or suffered permanent injury from a drug overdose. International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message about the tragedy of drug overdose death and that drug overdose is preventable. Participating in our local event allows community members to come together in support of each other through a common experience. We are also able to continue educating the community about what substance use disorder really is and how to better support those who need it.

7:30 pm – 8:55 pm: Meander through community partner booths, pick up your Resource Bag, receive a brief naloxone training session and free naloxone kit, launch a luminary, post a photo and message on the Memory Wall, redeem your food voucher, enjoy the experience of sharing in this honor with the community.
9:00 pm: Moment of Silence honoring those who have been lost to overdose (in support of International Overdose Awareness Day, #endoverdose).

We sincerely appreciate the community partners who are supporting this event:
Utah State University Health Extension Salt Lake County
A Light to Remember
Intermountain Healthcare
Recovery Rockstars

This program is partially supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1 million. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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