St Louis

International Overdose Awareness Day Caravan

Date: 31/08/2022
Time: 05:30 pm
Location: Jefferson County Library, Northwest Branch, 5680 Missouri PP, High Ridge, MO 63049
Public/Private: Public
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: H.E.A.L.: STOP HEROIN, INC.
Contact: Ellis C Fitzwalter
Phone: 3147232257
Email: ellisfit@gmail.com
Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/413096284171515/?ref=newsfeed

Join us on August 31 to observe International Overdose Awareness Day, to remember the lives lost to substance overdose with a caravan that will travel throughout the community. The event location and starting point of the caravan is the Jefferson County Library, Northwest Branch, 5680 Missouri PP, High Ridge, MO. 63049. The event will begin at 5:30PM so attendees can decorate their vehicles in purple and/or pictures of loved one. Cars, trucks, jeeps, motorcycles or whatever you drive are welcome. At 6:30PM, there will be a tribute to lives lost by speaking your loved one’s name and age. The caravan will immediately follow this tribute. The caravan route will take us down Highway 30 to BB, to Cedar Hill Rd, and back on Highway 30, an area that has been hit hard with Substance Use Disorder.
We encourage you to bring no larger than 5X7 pictures of your loved one that we will display. There will be Narcan and resources available.
In addition to the caravan, other activities to observe IOAD include the placement of four digital billboards (locations to be posted as the event draws near), and the McDonnell Planetarium at the St. Louis Science Center and the Wheel at Union Station will once again be lighting up purple for IOAD.
We would like to thank Jefferson County for hosting this event and allowing us to use the Library as the meeting place. Also we would like to thank the Cpl. Faulkner and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department for laying the route out.
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