Sioux Falls

International Overdose Awareness Day Candelight Vigil

Date: 31/08/2023
Time: 07:30 pm
Location: Our candelight vigil will take place at the scenic Greenway Amphitheter, nestled in downtown Sioux Falls next to Cherapa Place and the iconic Arc of Dreams. In solidarity with this global event, the Arc of Dreams will be illuminated in vibrant purple, the color that symbolizes International Overdose Awareness Day.
Public/Private: Public
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: Emily’s Hope
Contact: Melissa Flynn
Phone: 605-376-7701

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. 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 overdose. 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 substance use disorder. 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.

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