St. Louis

International Overdose Awareness Day

Date: 31/08/2023
Time: 05:30 pm
Location: Concordia Lutheran Church
Public/Private: Public
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: H.E.A.L.: STOP HEROIN
Contact: Ellis Fitzwalter
Phone: 3147232257

On August 31 join PreventEd, SOUL, MONet and H.E.A.L. to observe International Overdose Awareness Day, a day to remember the lives lost to substance overdose with a walk in Kirkwood, Missouri. The event and starting point of the walk will be Concordia Lutheran Church, 505 S. Kirkwood Rd., St. Louis, MO 63122. We will gather at 5:30pm and the tribute to lives lost will begin at 6pm. The walk will start at 6:30pm. The walk is about 1.4 miles and is relatively flat. If you don’t want to walk, feel free to bring a lawn chair and watch the beginning and end of the walk. In addition to the event the McDonnell Planetarium at the St. Louis Science Center and the Wheel at Union Station will once again be lighting up purple for IOAD. You can order IOAD shirts and signs at All orders for delivery or personalization must be placed by August 15th.

There will be Narcan, Fentanyl Test Strips, Deterra Bags, bracelets, window stickers, and other resources at the event.

Bring a pair of lightly used shoes to be set up as a display of all the empty shoes representing lives lost. The shoes will be donated after the event.

Wear your IOAD shirt or bright colored clothing and feel free to bring a sign or picture of your loved one to carry while you walk. There will be signs available to carry if you need one. No profanity or negative messages on your clothing or signs, please.

Remember – Prevent – End the Stigma

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

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