White IOAD logo

Sioux Falls

International Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil

Date: 31/08/2024
Time: 07:30 pm
Location: Greenway Amphitheater, Located in Cherapa Place, Sioux Falls, SD 57103
Public/Private: Public
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: Emily's Hope
Contact: Angela
Phone: 6054969876
Email: contact@emilyshope.charity
Web: https://emilyshope.charity/event/international-overdose-awareness-day-candlelight-vigil-2/

Every day, 295 lives are tragically lost to overdose in the United States. Let us come together as a community to honor and remember those who have died from overdose. By shining a light on their stories, we can raise awareness and advocate for change.

Our candlelight vigil will take place at the scenic Greenway Amphitheater, nestled in downtown Sioux Falls next to Cherapa Place and the iconic Arc of Dreams. In solidarity with this global event, the amphitheater and the Arc of Dreams will be illuminated in vibrant purple, the color that symbolizes International Overdose Awareness Day.

During the vigil, you will have the opportunity to hear firsthand from courageous families who have experienced the heart-wrenching loss of a loved one to addiction. Their stories will serve as a reminder of the devastating impact that substance use disorder can have on individuals and their families.

Additionally, we will have valuable information available on how to seek help and support for those struggling with addiction. Understanding the resources and avenues for assistance is crucial in addressing this crisis, and we aim to provide guidance to anyone seeking to make a difference.

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

Sign up to the International Overdose Awareness Day newsletter and become part of the global movement to end overdose.

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.