A Light to Remember: Duchesne County Celebration of Hope Following Loss

Date: 31/08/2022
Time: 07:00 pm
Location: Old Mill Park
278 E 100 N
Roosevelt, UT 84066
Public/Private: Public
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: Utah State University Extension Duchesne County/Tribal & Rural Opioid Initiative Resource Center
Contact: Mercedis Zismer
Phone: 801-831-3092

Celebrate hope and remember those who suffer in a night of 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.
Receive a food voucher to enjoy dinner on-site (first 100 participants).

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.

7:00 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 on the Memory Wall, learn about local resources, 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:
Tribal and Rural Opioid Initiative Resource Center
Utah State University Extension Duchesne County
USU Tooele County Health Extension
Northeastern Counseling Center
And more!

This program is made possible by SAMHSA Grant Award #1H79TI083267-01 and partially supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). 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.
Utah State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and is committed to a learning and working environment free from discrimination. For USU’s non-discrimination notice, see

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