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Purple Landmarks

Let’s light up purple for overdose awareness on August 31

Each year on the night of August 31, landmarks all around the world light up purple for International Overdose Awareness Day. 

It’s one of the most visible and powerful ways we can raise awareness of the growing global overdose crisis and pay tribute to those who have tragically lost their lives.   

Over the years, we’ve seen amazing landmarks get involved, including LAX and Staples Centre in Los Angeles, the CN Tower in Toronto, Flinders St Station in Melbourne, and many more.   

Together, we can make a powerful statement – that overdose is preventable, and we are committed to ending overdose in our communities.

Light up your landmark

Join hundreds of landmarks around the world, show your community your support, and join our global event map.

Promote your purple landmark

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Request a purple landmark

Is there a local landmark you'd like to see lit up purple? Download our letter template to ask them to get involved.

Purple landmarks around the world

Here are just some of the landmarks around the world that have joined us in lighting up purple over the years. 

Overdose affects everyone. From grieving families to spontaneous first responders, the impacts of overdose are far-reaching and fall indiscriminately.

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