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Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Caravan
Date: 31/08/2021
Time: 05:30 pm
Location: 10266 W Florissant Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63136
United States
Public/Private: Public
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: H.E.A.L.: STOP HEROIN
Contact: Ellis Fitzwalter
Phone: 314-723-2257
Email: ellisfit@gmail.com

Join us on August 31 to observe International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) and remember the lives lost to drug overdose with a car caravan that will travel throughout the community. The event location and starting point of the car caravan is the Dellwood Recreation Center located at 10266 W Florissant Ave, St. Louis, MO 63136. 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 through parts of Dellwood and Ferguson, an area that has been hit hard with Substance Use Disorder and is a largely underserved community.

We encourage you to bring no larger than 5X7 pictures of your loved one that we will display. Also, we will have the Can You See Me Now banners on display and information how you can get your loved one on a banner. There will be Narcan and information on resources available.

In addition to the car 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 the city of Dellwood for hosting this event and allowing us to use the Dellwood Recreation Center as the meeting place. Also we would like to thank the North County Cooperative and the Ferguson Police Departments for escorting the caravan and the Metro North Fire Department for joining in on the caravan.

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