National Overdose Awareness Day
Time: 06:30 pm
Location: Hope Above Fear is hosting National Overdose Awareness Day at Valerie’s House, a nonprofit organization providing ongoing grief support programs for children and families grieving the death of a loved one.
Name of Organisation: Hope Above Fear
Contact: Stephanie Shepard
On National Overdose Awareness Day we will honor the 454 lives lost to overdose in Escambia County in 2022 by placing 454 purple pinwheels on the lawn. We will have additional pinwheels for attendees at the event to place on the lawn who have lost a loved one this year or a year prior to 2022. In addition, there will be live music, food, and arts/crafts for youth attending. We will also have Narcan available. We will have several short speeches including the sheriff’s office, a recovering addict, and a mother who has been impacted by her son’s death due to overdose.