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  • San Clemente

    California

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Night of Remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Virtual
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Community Outreach Alliance
    Contact: Jodia Barber
    Phone:
    Email: communityoutreachalliancesc@gmail.com

    Take a photo of a candle and share it on all social media platforms to support those who are lost and those who are struggling.

    Meriden

    Connecticut

    Activity: Rushford, Hartford HealthCare Virtual Concert
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Virtual
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Meriden Healthy Youth Coalition
    Contact: Krystle Blake
    Phone:
    Email: krystle.blake@hhchealth.org

    A virtual concert by KC Makes Music, Jordan Meyer, Joe Nester, Colicchie, B-RAiN & REM ONE from 6 pm to 8 pm that can be viewed live on the Meriden Healthy Youth Coalition Facebook page.

    Meriden

    Connecticut

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Panel Discussion
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Virtual
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Meriden Healthy Youth Coalition
    Contact: Megan Fitzsimon
    Phone:
    Email:

    International Overdose Awareness Day virtual panel discussion

    Hartford

    Connecticut

    Activity: Hardford HealthCare Live Facebook Discussion
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hardford HealthCare
    Contact: Tina Varona
    Phone:
    Email: tina.varona@hhchealth.org

    A Facebook live video that indicates what family and friends can do support a loved one struggling with drug addiction — particularly opioid misuse and addiction — what the community is doing to support this cause and to highlight those that have taken a step to seek recovery from opioid misuse and addiction and to show that recovery is possible.

    Meriden

    Connecticut

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Drive Through
    Date: 29/09/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Hubbard Park
    999 W Main St, Meriden, CT 06451, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Rushford & Meriden Healthy Youth Coalition
    Contact: Megan Fitzsimons
    Phone:
    Email: megan.fitzsimons@hhchealth.org

    Rushford and the City of Meriden are hosting an Overdose Awareness Day Drive-Through at Hubbard Park in Meriden from 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday, August 29. Drive-by each table for resources, giveaways, prizes, freebies, and a remembrance table to honor those lost to a drug overdose and also to obtain a token of hope for those in your life who may be struggling during this time.

    Hudson

    New York

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day social media tribute
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Greener Pathways
    Contact: Carl Quinn
    Phone:
    Email: carlq@twincountyrecoveryservices.org

    A tribute video with photos of 44 loved ones.

    Oakland

    Maryland

    Activity: Garrett County Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Mountain Fresh Pavillion Oakland Maryland
    South 1st St, Oakland, MD 21550, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AddictionHappens.org, Stand Together Garrett County Against Drugs
    Contact: Sadie Miller
    Phone:
    Email: sandy.miller@maryland.gov

    A Stories of Hope & Candlelight Vigil is scheduled to raise awareness that overdose affects all walks of life and it is preventable. Resource tables will be available with information about prevention, treatment, recovery and support groups.

    PHILADELPHIA

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: NALAXONE TRAINING
    Date: 20/10/2020
    Time: 06:02 pm
    Location: 112 East Allegheny Avenue, Philadelphia. P.A. 19134
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: APM
    Contact: MARIA M. CANELA
    Phone: 18566551915
    Email: m.canelamd@hotmail.com

    Training (overdose identification/Naloxone/Narcan)

    Hillsboro

    Ohio

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Hillsboro, Ohio
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hope for High County & Reach for Tomorrow
    Contact: Beth Bullock
    Phone:
    Email:

    Lantern release, and guest speakers in memory of those who have passed away from an overdose.

    Waynesville

    North Carolina

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Haywood County
    Date: 31/10/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Haywood County Courthouse
    285 N Main St, Waynesville, NC 28786, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Michele Rogers, Lisa Falbo
    Phone:
    Email: info@theshareproject.org

    August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day. The SHARE Project is honored to be a part of remembering the 200 lives that are lost everyday to this disease. We are bringing our Banner display to the Historic Haywood County Courthouse lawn for the entire day. Please consider making it part of your day to stop past and see what the faces of addiction and overdose look like!

    Pueblo

    Colorado

    Activity: Night of Rememberance and Hope
    Date: 01/09/2020
    Time: 07:09 pm
    Location: NeighborWorks Southern Colorado
    1241 E Routt Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Judy Solano
    Phone:
    Email: homebase@socoharmreduction.org

    The Southern Colorado Harm Reduction Association is hosting a ‘Night of Remembrance and Hope’. Join us for an evening lantern-releasing ceremony in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day. If you have lost a loved one to overdose, you are invited to release a lantern in rememberance.

    Altoona

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Blair County International Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Highland Park
    Highland Park. 4719 5th Avenue Altoona, PA 16602
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Pennsylvania Recovery Organizations Alliance
    Contact: William Stauffer
    Phone:
    Email: billstauffer@pro-a.org

    Among the highlights will be the inaugural display of two quilts created by Blair County residents for the Pennsylvania Recovery Organisations Alliance’s “Our Lives Matter” project. Blair County’s regional quilt depicts 16 local lives lost to substance use disorder.

    Annapolis

    Maryland

    Activity: IOAD Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: People’s Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
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    Annapolis officials and local leaders held a ceremony at The People’s Park on Monday to award a local activist for her hard work and observe International Overdose Awareness Day by paying tribute to people who have died to overdoses.

    Boise

    Idaho

    Activity: Boise goes purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: JUMP, Zion’s Bank, US Bank & Boise Centre
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
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    JUMP, Zion’s Bank, US Bank and the Boise Centre all turned on their lights purple to remember those who have lost their lives to overdose.

    Clarksburg

    West Virginia

    Activity: IOAD candlelight vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: First United Methodist Church, Clarksburg
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Clarksburg City Mission & First United Methodist Church
    Contact:
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    A candlelight vigil was held for Overdose Awareness Day outside of First United Methodist Church in Clarksburg. The Clarksburg City Mission and First United Methodist Church collaborated to put together the vigil to spread awareness on overdoses in the country and to honor loved ones who have passed away due to drug overdoses. Attendees heard from people who are recovering addicts as well as loved ones of people who died of overdoses.

    Binghamton

    New York

    Activity: Narcan Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 22 Riverside Drive
    Binghamton, New York 13905
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Southern Tier Aids Program (STAP)
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email: MKaminsky@stapinc.org

    August 31st marks International Overdose Awareness day. In recognition of this day Svante Myrick declared today Overdose Awareness day in Ithaca and Ithaca’s branch of the Southern Tier Aids Program set up tables in their front lawn in hope of spreading awareness and encouraging people to stop in for NARCAN training.

    Community members were welcome to come to STAP and imprint a purple hand print commemorating a life that had been taken from a fatal overdose.

    Altoona

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Blair County International Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Highland Park
    Highland Park. 4719 5th Avenue Altoona, PA 16602
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Pennsylvania Recovery Organizations Alliance
    Contact: William Stauffer
    Phone:
    Email: billstauffer@pro-a.org

    Among the highlights will be the inaugural display of two quilts created by Blair County residents for the Pennsylvania Recovery Organisations Alliance’s “Our Lives Matter” project. Blair County’s regional quilt depicts 16 local lives lost to substance use disorder.

    Crete

    Nebraska

    Activity: Protect yourself and friends
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Crete
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Myron Parsley
    Phone:
    Email:

    Myron Parsley recently sent out an email on behalf of Active Minds to all Crete students that contained a link to an informational PDF on drug overdose and includes resources for more information.

    Rigdway

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Luminary Service
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Elk County Courthouse
    250 Main St, Ridgway, PA 15853, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mecca-Mann Mission
    Contact: Kelin Dauber
    Phone:
    Email: themmmission@gmail.com

    In light of International Drug Overdose Awareness Day, Messengers Supporting Recovery and Mecca-Mann Mission hosted a luminary service at the Elk County Courthouse Monday.

    Cape May

    New Jersey

    Activity: Drive-In Move Night
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: 43 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Patrick Miller
    Phone:
    Email: pmiller@caperegional.com

    Cape Addiction Recovery Services organised an edcuational screening about the use of Narcan, as part of a drive-in movie night at Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal, for International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Guests in attenedance had passed Hope One, Cape May County’s rolling outreach to community members who have experience with drug dependence.

    Sand Lake

    New York

    Activity: Memorial Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 8448 Miller Hill Rd, Averill Park, NY 12018, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Nopiates Committee
    Contact: Kim Murdick
    Phone:
    Email: nopiatesevents@gmail.com

    The Nopiates Committee held a remembrance vigil and drive-through ceremony for people who have lost their lives from overdose.

    Huntington

    West Virginia

    Activity: Day of Hope
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: online via zoom
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Marshall University
    Contact: a
    Phone:
    Email: ucomm@marshall.edu

    Marshall University hosts a virtual “Day of Hope” in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day

    Liberty Corner

    New Jersey

    Activity: Community in Crisis
    Date: 01/09/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Community in Crisis
    Contact: Ken
    Phone:
    Email: Info@communityincrisis.org

    The Community Hub building is awash in purple light to remember those lost to overdoses and to raise awareness for the prescription pill and heroin epidemic, which this year has been further compounded by the isolation, restrictions and mental health impact of COVID-19.

    Trees and lampposts throughout town are sporting a purple ribbon and Community in Crisis is offering purple light bulbs to those who wish to display the awareness colour in their home windows or outdoors throughout the month of September.

    Wilkes-Barre

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Remembrance tree
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: New Roots
    ​121 Water Street
    Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: New Roots Recovery Support Center
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email: information@newrootspa.org

    For International Overdose Awareness Day, members of New Roots Recovery Support Center held an event to raise awareness of tragic and preventable death due to overdose.

    Guests honored loved ones who have lost their battles with addiction and those who overcame.

    A remembrance tree for people to come in and write to somebody that they lost to an overdose or even who’s recovered from an overdose.

    Cape Girardeau

    Missouri

    Activity: Balloon release for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: FCC Behavioural Health, Gibson Recovery Center & Community Counseling Center
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email: info@fccinc.org

    Balloon release in honor of those who have been affected by overdose

    Long Beach

    Washington

    Activity: Drive Thru Naloxone Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: 7013 Sandridge Rd, Long Beach, WA 98631, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Pacific County Public Health and Human Services
    Contact: Mary Goelz
    Phone:
    Email: mgoelz@co.pacific.wa.us

    Today is International Overdoes Awareness day! Don’t forget to wear purple and use the #EndTheStigmaPacificCounty #NaloxoneSavesLives We will be handing out Naloxone (narcan) in Long Beach in the county parking lot from 9-11 and in South Bend in the county annex building parking lot from 1-3!

    Shirley

    New York

    Activity: Pen Messages to lost loved ones
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Smith Point County Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
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    Friends and family of overdose victims paid tribute to their loved ones as part of an emotional evening at Smith Point County Park Monday.

    On National Overdose Awareness Day, messages of love and loss were written on leaves and tossed into the water.

    Shippensburg

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Prayer Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: The Harbor – a sober bar and recovery house
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Harbor
    Contact:
    Phone:
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    The Harbor, a sober bar and recovery house in Shippensburg, held a prayer vigil to mark International Overdose Awareness Day

    New Lenox

    Illinois

    Activity: Your Light Still Shines
    Date: 28/09/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 1 Veterans PkwyNew Lenox, IL 60451, USA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Daniel Martin
    Phone:
    Email: dmartin@newlenox.net

    For the past two years the Village of New Lenox and the New Lenox Safe Community Coalition have hosted “Your Light Still Shines,” in support of Overdose Awareness Day. This event has typically featured Narcan® training, informational tables, memorial tables, the HERO “Hidden in Plain Sight” trailer, medication takeback, and keynote speakers. However, with restrictions in place due to COVID-19, the event will be held virtually this year.
    On Monday, September 28, 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, “Your Light Still Shines” will be held via Zoom videoconference and will feature the following speakers:

    Salisbury

    Alabama

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Virtual Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Virtual
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jessica Taylor
    Phone:
    Email:

    The Wicomico County Health Department hosted a virtual event over YouTube to observe International Overdose Awareness Day.

    The video featured members of the community who have struggled with addiction sharing stories, introduced Health Department officials and local organisations who provide services for people experiencing drug dependence. Resources were also provided.

    Florida

    Florida

    Activity: Time to Remember, Time to Act
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: FANA
    Contact:
    Phone:
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    The theme this year is “Time to Remember, Time to Act.” And, the Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists (FANA), representing more than 5,400 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), has been doing its part to continue to educate and empower patients about non-opioid alternatives available to them during the course of their anesthesia and medical treatment.

    Florida is one of only a handful of states in the country that has adopted a non-opioid alternatives law, which gives patients the right to request that no opioids are administered without a conversation occurring with their health care providers.

    Patients should be empowered to make medical decisions during the course of their treatment based on the facts and their preferences. The current non-opioid alternatives law provides patients and health care providers with the tool they need to make informed decisions about the treatment options.

    Morris County

    New Jersey

    Activity: Morris County Tree Planting Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Morris County Addiction Center off Central Ave
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Morris County Officials
    Name of Organisation:
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    Morris County, state and federal officials will join families who lost loved-ones due to overdoses and several community organizations today in Parsippany to recognize International Overdose Awareness Day, an annual event observed to reduce the stigma of drug-addiction and the tragedy of drug-related deaths.

    The occasion will be marked with a freshly planted, weeping cherry tree, dubbed an “Angel Tree Memorial,” dedicated outside the Morris County Addiction Center off Central Avenue.

    Irving

    Texas

    Activity: ACEP Marks International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: online/virtual
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: American College of Emergency Physicians
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    August 31 marks International Overdose Awareness Day, and unfortunately the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated treatment and recovery for many people who struggle with substance use disorder and opioid misuse. Recognizing the signs of a drug overdose and knowing what to do could save a life, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

    For patients and families, it is important to recognise the signs of an opioid or other kind of drug overdose, for more information visit https://www.emergencyphysicians.org/article/substance-use-disorders/recognizing-the-risk-factors-and-signs-of-an-opioid-overdose

    Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Pennsylvania State Capitol
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Pennsylvania Opioid Command Center
    Contact:
    Phone:
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    Pennsylvania’s Opioid Command Center encouraged all Pennsylvanians to participate during International Overdose Awareness Day, celebrated annually on August 31, in remembering those who have lost their battle with substance use disorder.

    International Overdose Awareness Day aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

    Salem

    Oregon

    Activity: ROCC Recovery and Outreach Center balloon release
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 2555 Silverton Road NE, Suite C, Salem, OR 97301
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The ROCC Recovery and Outreach Center
    Contact: Shannon Becker
    Phone:
    Email: info@roccsalem.org

    The ROCC Recovery and Outreach Center in Joplin are having a balloon release to remember those lost to overdose. And reminding those of us left behind to know the signs.

    Salt Lake City

    Utah

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day 2020 Virtual Naloxone Training and drive by Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: online/virtual
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Overdose Awareness Utah
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email: overdoseawarenessutah@gmail.com

    virtual naloxone training and drive by memorial

    La Crosse County

    Wisconsin

    Activity: Alliance to Heal shares new data on Internaltional Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: online at https://www.alliancetoheal.com/about.html
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Alliance to Heal
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Alliance to Heal shares new data on International Overdose Awareness Day

    Mt Pleasant

    South Carolina

    Activity: Light the Way for Hope
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 857 COLEMAN BLVD., SUITE D
    MT. PLEASANT, SC 29464
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Wake Up Carolina
    Contact: Nancy Steadman Shipman
    Phone:
    Email: info@wakeupcarolina.org

    WakeUp Carolina partnered with the Mt. Pleasant Police Department and the Charleston Center for the second annual ‘Light the Way for Hope’ event.

    The virtual event paid tribute to lives lost, and also helped reduce the stigma around drug-related deaths.

    Outside Mount Pleasant Town Hall, bags were lit up with the name of each person who lost their life.

    Maine

    Oregon

    Activity: The Recovery Puzzla
    Date: 01/09/2020
    Time: 03:30 pm
    Location: Eastern Promenade, Cutter Street, Portland, Maine
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Radical Recovery Art Directive
    Contact: Glenn Simpson
    Phone:
    Email: radicalrecoveryartdirective@gmail.com

    For International Overdose Awareness Day, RRAD created a recovery puzzle memorial.

    259 pieces of the puzzle are spread out on the grass, each representing a drug overdose death in Maine.

    When each of these individual tragedies are joined, they show that they’re part of a much bigger issue.

    Wilkes Barre

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: New Roots Recovery Support Center
    121 Water Street Wilkes Barre Pa 18072
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: New Roots Recovery Support Center
    Contact: Ashlynn
    Phone: 570-262-3268
    Email: aheller@newrootspa.org

    We held an Overdose Awareness Day, where we brought our members and the community together to make awareness of the rising overdoses in our area and the country overall during a world wide pandemic. We did a Remembrance Tree that we had painted on the wall of our center for our members and people of the community to be able to come in and write names of loved ones we have lost to this horrific disease, so they would be remembered daily by everyone whom walks through our doors.

    Charlestown

    West Virginia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day tribute walk
    Date: 30/09/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Steven Grant
    Phone:
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    Steven Grant walked 22.7 miles across three West Virginian counties, to honor the memory of his late partner Jessica and others in the community who have lost their lives to overdose.

    Blackwood

    New Jersey

    Activity: Camden County Remembrance and Hope Memorial unveiling
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Timber Creek Park, Blackwood NJ
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Camden County
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    Unveilling ceremony of the Camden County Remembrance and Hope Memorial at Timber Creek Park on Monday afternoon

    Upon arrival, it will be hard to mistake the large purple ribbon, the universal symbol of opioid addiction awareness, standing beside a sloping wall and benches for visitors to sit and reflect.

    Fayetteville

    North Carolina

    Activity: Fayetteville Police Department recognise International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Fayetteville Police Department
    Contact:
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    Monday is International Overdose Awareness Day – a day meant to reduce the stigma around overdoses and remember the lives lost to overdoses.

    Sgt. Jeremy Glass with the Fayetteville Police Department talks about what it’s like responding to an overdose call.

    Sylvania

    Ohio

    Activity: ProMedica distributes Narcan to patients who are at risk of overdosing
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ProMedica
    Contact:
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    In light of International Overdose Awareness Day, ProMedica is on a mission to lower those numbers with emergency Narcan distribution kits, also known as Project PEND.

    Frankfort

    Kentucky

    Activity: Governors Mansion lights up purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Governor Andy Beshear’s mansion, Kentucky
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
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    Governor Beshear recognises International Overdose Awareness Day, his mansion will be lit up purple Monday night to honor the lives lost due to overdoses

    Wilmington

    North Carolina

    Activity: Banner Display to Commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Bringing Addiction Crisis Knowledge offering families Focus
    Contact: Kathy Williams
    Phone:
    Email:

    A public banner display targeting people driving down driving down Holden Beach Road in Shallotte. Increasing public awareness of the lives of loved ones lost to overdose, to mark IOAD.

    Huntington

    West Virginia

    Activity: Virtual Day of Hope
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: This event was held online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Marshall University Collegiate Recovery Community
    Contact: Jamie Lukhmanova or Amy Saunders
    Phone: 3049625774
    Email: collegiaterecovery@marshall.edu

    The Marshall University Collegiate Recovery Community and West Virginia Collegiate Recovery Network have organized a multifaceted one-day event that will focus on reducing stigma around overdoses, increasing awareness for recovery supports in West Virginia, and remembering the lives of those lost to the drug epidemic. Following in the footsteps of previous events at the capitol in Charleston – an event hosted by Cece and Bobby Brown of the Ryan’s Hope for the past five years – Virtual Day of Hope aims to bring Overdose Awareness Day to everyone, no matter what part of the state they are physically distancing in.
    The event will take place Monday, Aug. 31 and is available to virtually through Zoom.
    Some of the events included throughout the day are a panel to look at overdose prevention around the state, a naloxone training, public policy forum to discuss overdose prevention laws, a Post-Vention panel, and a remembrance ceremony.
    “The idea was to highlight how experiencing an overdose can impact a person’s decision to get into recovery, while still honoring those we’ve lost to overdose,” said Jamie Menshouse-Lukhmanova, a person in long-term recovery and the Recovery Coach for Marshall Univeristy Collegiate Recovery Community. “Connection and support are the biggest pieces in recovery. Being able to hear how others have overcome adversity and about the supportive resources in our state can go a long way to helping those in active addiction realize there’s hope for them too.”
    The day will feature survivor stories from people in long-term recovery and take a look at how stories can reduce stigma. Panelists and speakers from across the state will be giving their insight and speaking from experience on how to reduce stigma.
    Some of the speakers will include:
    – Dr. Lindsay Acree, Univeristy of Charleston Pharmacy School
    – Dr. Susan Bissett, West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute
    – Elizabeth Coffey, DHHR BBH SOR
    – Rachel Thaxton, DHHR Office of Drug Control Policy
    – Kim and Mike Holmes, recovery coaches for Concord Univeristy and Bluefield State University
    – Denise Hanson, GRASP
    – Dr. Kristen Lillvis, Movable: Narratives of Recovery and Place
    – Joe Deegan, WVAADC
    – Delegate Mike Pushkin
    – Delegate Matt Rohrbach
    – Cece and Bobby Brown, founders of Ryan’s Hope

    Charlestown

    West Virginia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day tribute walk
    Date: 30/09/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Steven Grant
    Phone:
    Email:

    Steven Grant walked 22.7 miles across three West Virginian counties, to honor the memory of his late partner Jessica and others in the community who have lost their lives to overdose.

    Knoxville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Knox County Health Department recognises IOAD in 2020
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Knox County Health Department, 140 Dameron Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: KCHD Senior Director and Public Health Officer Dr. Martha Buchanan
    Phone:
    Email:

    Knox County Health Department recognises International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st.

    The City of Knoxville will illuminate the pedestrian bridge over Henley Street, in purple, to recognise IOAD 2020.

    Jamestown

    Kentucky

    Activity: Signed proclamations in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 23 Industry Drive
    P.O. Box 830
    Jamestown, KY 42629
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency
    Contact: Marlene Taylor
    Phone:
    Email:

    In observance of International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st, County Judge/Executives across the Lake Cumberland area signed proclamations recognising the impact overdoses have in our area.

    Marion

    North Carolina

    Activity: IOAD Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: McDowell County Courthouse
    Address: 21 S Main St, Marion, NC 28752, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Marion East Community Forum
    Contact: Debora Workman
    Phone:
    Email:

    Marion Mayor Steve Little presented organiser Debora Workman with a proclamation declaring Monday International Overdose Awareness Day. Others in attended ioncluded Police Chief Allen Lawrence, Police Lt. Rusty Jenkins, Council member Ann Harkey and paramedic staff. Attendants held candles and walked in honor and memory of loved ones affected by drug overdose and dependence.

    Sterling Heights

    Michigan

    Activity: Naloxone Distribution Drive-Thru
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Location of Venue:
    St. Michael Catholic Community
    40501 Hayes Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48313Our organization serves Macomb County, Michigan.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Macomb Partnership for Overdose Prevention
    Contact: Annette Perrino
    Phone: 586-469-6049
    Email: annette.perrino@macombgov.org

    To distribute free naloxone to the community without the person needing to attend a structured training class. We also distributed Deterra bags at the event. Information on how to use naloxone along with resources in the county were shared as well.

    Gallatin

    Tennessee

    Activity: Mayor Paige Brown proclamation
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Virtual meeting
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: angela.burnside@gallatin-tn.gov
    Phone:
    Email:

    Mayor Paige Brown to present a proclamation for International Overdose Awareness Day, observed on Aug. 31. The mayor’s proclamation will help inform the public of the growing opioid epidemic.

    Shamokin

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Gaudenzia Residential Center – (tree planting ceremony) 500 Northumberland County Drive, Coal Township, PA
    Claude Kehler Park – (recovery stories speaker event, Narcan distribution) 578 W. Arch St, Shamokin, PA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way
    Contact: Stephanie Thomas
    Phone: 5709880993
    Email: admin@gsvuw.org

    Tree planting ceremony & recovery stories speaker event with free Narcan distribution.
    Special attendees to both locations were the current Miss America – Camille Schrier & Netflix docuseries star of “The Pharmacist” Dan Schneider.

    Springfield

    Massachusetts

    Activity: MHA Tree Planting
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Mental Health Association Building, Worthington Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mental Health Association
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    On International Overdose Awareness Day, a tree will be planted in Springfield to remember the people who lost their lives to addiction and pay tribute to those fighting to recover. Monday is about spreading awareness of the resources available to those struggling with addiction.

    Harrisburg

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Flags fly at half mast to remember those lost
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Governors Office – Commonwealth Flag
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    The Wolf Administration’s Opioid Command Center is encouraging all Pennsylvanians to participate by taking a moment to remember those lost. The Governor’s office has also asked that all Commonwealth flags fly at half-staff in recognition of the Pennsylvanians who lost their lives due to SUD.

    Trenton

    New Jersey

    Activity: Legislation Signing
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: New Jersey
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
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    Gov. Phil Murphy to sign a resolution designating Aug. 31 of each year as “Overdose Awareness Day” in New Jersey.

    Garden State acknowledges it lost 2,900 residents to fatal drug overdoses in 2018 compared with more than 14,000 residents who died from novel coronavirus complications since March.

    “Recognizing Overdose Awareness Day in New Jersey sends a strong message to former and current substance users,” the resolution states, “namely, that they are valued, and that overdose death is preventable.”

    Newark

    Ohio

    Activity: Memorial Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
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    A heart-felt event was held in Newark Monday night for International Overdose Awareness Day. Hundreds came together to share resources and tell personal stories of overdoses, and in some cases, loss.

    Albany

    New York

    Activity: Project Safe Point IOAD Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Townsend Park, Albany
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Project Safe Point
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    A speak out and remembrance for international overdose awareness day

    Los Angeles

    California

    Activity: Los Angeles City Hall lights up purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Los Angeles City Hall
    200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Los Angeles
    Contact: LA City Council
    Phone:
    Email:

    Los Angeles City Hall will be lit purple for International Overdose Awareness Day 2020

    Knoxville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Candelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: City County Building at the Hill Avenue entrance.
    400 Main Street Knoxville, TN 3790
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug Overdose Support Group
    Contact: Tracee Smith
    Phone: 865-215-3875
    Email: tracee.smith@knoxcounty.org

    The Drug Overdose Support Group invites the community to attend the Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil to remember loved ones who have lost their lives to a drug overdose.
    The vigil will be held outside the City County Building at the Hill Avenue entrance.
    All participants are asked to following social distancing guidelines, including wearing a mask.
    Families and friends in attendance will have the opportunity to share a photo, along with the name and age, of their loved ones during the ceremony.
    If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Tracee Smith at 865-215-3875 or tracee.smith@knoxcounty.org.

    Little Rock

    Arkansas

    Activity: Lincolnton Memorial Gathering
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Wayne Howard
    Phone:
    Email:

    Gathering to remember victims fallen to overdose as well as a radio broadcast with a mother of a survivor

    Burlington County

    New Jersey

    Activity: Burlington County IOAD Virtual Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Scott Coffina
    Phone:
    Email:

    Burlington County Virtual IOAD Vigil hosted by County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and many other guest speakers.

    Glenwood

    Iowa

    Activity: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church IOAD Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Chelsea Self
    Phone:
    Email:

    Good Shepherd Lutheran Church IOAD Memorial

    Winona Lake

    Alabama

    Activity: Winona Lake IOAD Cardboard Boat Regatta
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Liz Shepherd
    Phone:
    Email:

    Winona Lake IOAD Cardboard Boat Regatta

    Reno

    Nevada

    Activity: Reno IOAD Community Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Sharlee Smith
    Phone:
    Email:

    The community is invited to gather by the stage around 5 p.m. that day to create and leave heartfelt messages on foam flowers. There will be social distancing and folks will be asked to wear a mask.

    Fredericksburg

    Virginia

    Activity: Virtual Training Session on Opiod Addiction
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Germanna Community College
    Phone:
    Email:

    Virtual Training Session on Opiod Addiction hosted by Germanna Community College

    Altoona

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Highland Park IOAD Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Nicole Fuschino
    Phone:
    Email:

    Memorial at Highland Park

    Gloucester

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Blynmann Bridge Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Desi Smith
    Phone:
    Email:

    Blynmann Bridge Candlelight Vigil IOAD

    Medford

    Oregon

    Activity: Medford Community IOAD Gathering
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Max’s Mission
    Phone:
    Email:

    Medford Community IOAD Gathering

    Cincinnati

    Ohio

    Activity: Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services Free Overdose Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: WKRC
    Phone:
    Email:

    Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services Free Overdose Training

    Huntington

    Tennessee

    Activity: Huntington Virtual Day of Hope
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Cece and Bobby Brown
    Phone:
    Email:

    The Marshall University Collegiate Recovery Community and West Virginia Collegiate Recovery Network are joining for a one-day event that will focus on reducing the stigma around overdoses, increasing awareness for recovery support in West Virginia and remembering the lives of those who have been lost to an overdose.

    Canton

    Illinois

    Activity: Walk A Mile In My Shoes, Addiction and Overdose Awareness Walk
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Darronte Mathews
    Phone:
    Email:

    Walk A Mile In My Shoes, Addiction and Overdose Awareness Walk

    Lafayette

    Indiana

    Activity: COMMUNITY OBSERVES INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY AT COLUMBIAN PARK
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Micah Upshaw
    Phone:
    Email:

    COMMUNITY OBSERVES INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY AT COLUMBIAN PARK

    Livingston County

    Michigan

    Activity: The Livingston County Suicide Prevention Task Force and CASA-Trinity Inc. candlelight vigil via Zoom
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: LCN Staff
    Phone:
    Email:

    The Livingston County Suicide Prevention Task Force and CASA-Trinity Inc. are planning a virtual candlelight vigil via Zoom to coincide with two global events – World Suicide Prevention Day and International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Portland

    Oregon

    Activity: Naloxone Training Via Zoom
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Virtual, via Zoom
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: HIV Alliance
    Contact: Dane Zahner
    Phone: 541-228-8074
    Email: dzahner@allianceor.org

    HIV Alliance will be hosting eight 30-minute online overdose response trainings via Zoom in honor or National Overdose Awareness Day. Join us on Monday, August 31st to receive free naloxone training.

    Once you have completed the online training, you can pick up naloxone at any of our syringe exchange locations. See hivalliance.org for details on syringe exchange locations and schedules. For questions about this training, contact Dane Zahner at dzahner@allianceor.org or 541-228-8074.

    Hartford

    Connecticut

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day press conference
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Connecticut State Capitol
    210 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: https://www.cthousegop.com/rutigliano/contact-me/
    Phone:
    Email:

    State Rep. David Rutigliano (R-123rd District), Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Gov. Ned Lamont, Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz and Mental Health and Addiction Commissioner Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, Ph. D., gathered with representatives of the Center for Addiction Recovery, the Greater Hartford Harm Reduction Coalition, and several families affected by addictions for a press conference to make International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Hartford

    Connecticut

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day cookout
    Date: 01/09/2020
    Time: 04:00 am
    Location: Greater Hartford Harm Reduction Coalition
    The Drop
    557/559 Albany Avenue, Hartford, CT 06112
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: markj@ghhrc.org
    Phone:
    Email: markj@ghhrc.org

    We’re throwing a cookout in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day. Join us as we celebrate life, love and resiliency.

    New Castle Couty

    Delaware

    Activity: Lowering flags to raise overdose awareness in New Castle County
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: New Castle County Government Center on Commons Boulevard
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
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    Flags in New Castle County and across the State of Delaware will be at half-staff in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day, August 31, 2020.

    Troy

    New York

    Activity: free naloxone and curbside pick-up.
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Rennselaer County Health Department
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Rennselaer County Health Department
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    free naloxone and curbside pick-up

    Nassau County

    New York

    Activity: Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Police Commissioner discuss increase in overdoses in 2020
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder on Monday discussed the increase in overdoses in 2020 and what the county is doing to fight opioid abuse

    Columbia

    South Carolina

    Activity: Gov. Henry McMaster proclamation
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    In honor of IOAD, Gov. Henry McMaster proclaimed Aug. 31 as Overdose Awareness Day throughout the state, and September as Recovery Month.

    Hendersonville

    North Carolina

    Activity: Henderson County uses grant to create OD response team
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Henderson County Health Department
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Monday is Overdose Awareness Day in North Carolina, and a federal grant is allowing Henderson County to create a Post Overdose Response Team, which is nicknamed PORT.

    Newton

    New Jersey

    Activity: Virtual Symposium in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Virutal event.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: County of Sussex
    Contact: Sylvia Petillo
    Phone:
    Email: spetillo@sussex.nj.us

    A virtual symposium in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day. Featuring photo journalist Kimberley Butler, photographer begind the exhibition ‘Alice in Opioidland’.

    Michigan

    Michigan

    Activity: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Naloxone program
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Public announcement that the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced a new program Monday to try and help reduce overdose deaths.

    It will allow EMS to leave Naloxone kits with overdose patients they save using Naloxone

    Wilmington

    Delaware

    Activity: Delaware state flag at state facilities lowered to half staff to observe IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Carvel State Office Building
    820 N. French Street
    12th Floor
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Delaware Governor John Carney
    Phone: +1 302-577-3210
    Email:

    Lowering the state flag to half mast to remember those who have lost their lives to overdose and those who are struggling with addiction.

    Canton

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Celebration of Life
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Armando Recreation Center
    92 Pleasant Street
    Canton, MA 02021
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse
    Contact: Charlie Doody
    Phone:
    Email: cantonmaalliance@gmail.com

    Socially-distanced International Overdose Awareness Day event remembering those lost to drug overdose and supporting people who are dependent on drugs.
    Event features author Maureen Cavanagh as speaker, selected readings, musical performance by vocalist Lisa Yves, candle-lighting ceremony and reading of names in memory of loved ones lost.

    Cohasset

    Massachusetts

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day — Annual Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:45 pm
    Location: Cohasset Common
    Highland Ave, Cohasset, MA 02025, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Nicole Balaschi
    Phone:
    Email: nbalaschi@cohassetma.org

    Words of remembrance, songs, and expressions of community strength.

    Roseville

    Alabama

    Activity: IOAD Self Care Kit Giveaway
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: 396A Station Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Granite Wellness Centers
    Phone:
    Email:

    Drive through self-care kit giveaway

    Goshen

    Indiana

    Activity: Stronger Than Addiction Memorial
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kimberley King
    Phone:
    Email:

    Memorial for overdose victims

    Lincoln

    Nebraska

    Activity: Virtual Lights of Hope
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: DHHS
    Phone:
    Email:

    State Capitol light up in purpler and get together for those who have fallen victim to overdose

    Pontiac

    Michigan

    Activity: IOAD Drive Through Resource Fair
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Oakland County Times
    Phone:
    Email:

    Drive through IOAD resource fair

    NY

    New York

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day at the Black River Drive-In Movie Theater
    Date: 11/09/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Black River Drive-In Movie Theater
    28035 NY-3
    Watertown, NY 13601
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Alliance for Better Communities
    Contact: Anita Seefried-Brown
    Phone: 315-788-4660
    Email: aseefried-brown@pivot2health.com

    Due to COVID-19 all activities were held virtually. The Alliance partnered with the Black River Drive-In Movie Theater to run the TRIBUTE TO OVERDOSE VICTIMS PowerPoint on a loop from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM until the previews were aired. The drive-in movie theater owner created a 30-minute preview show interspersed with the reading of the 2020 International Overdose Awareness Day Proclamation by the county administrator; messages by the Jefferson County District Attorney, Jefferson County Sheriff, and New York State Assemlyman. Additionally, 27 television ads the Alliance had created ranging from education about Narcan and how to obtain a Narcan reversal kit, Disease of Opioid Addiction, 911 Good Samaritan Law, as well as youth-oriented PSA’s regarding underage prescription drug use not prescribed by a doctor, and Safe Medication Disposal Box, were rotated throughout the preview show and intermissions.

    All adult occupants of cars coming through the gate received “swag bags” containing Alliance materials as well as materials from the two local addiction and mental health treatment facilities.

    Kerrville

    Texas

    Activity: Night of Remembrance
    Date: 26/09/2020
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Sabine Kuenzel
    Phone: 832.361.2849
    Email: sabine3722@att.net

    Night of Remembrance to round out our September participation in National Recovery Month with a Night of Remembrance

    Red Bank

    New Jersey

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Count Basie Field
    11 Henry Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Tigger House Foundation
    Contact: Amy Thomas
    Phone:
    Email: amy@tiggerhouse.org

    awareness event with resource table and a short program

    Jamestown

    New York

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Virtual Information Session
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 525 Falconer Street JCC.Virtual event via Zoom.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Jamestown Community College
    Contact: Kayla Crosby
    Phone: 7163381004
    Email: kaylacrosby@mail.sunyjcc.edu

    OBJECTIVE: Recognize the signs of overdose. Learn about community resources.
    A FREE event to remember people who’ve died from overdose, support people who struggle with substance use, and work against substance use stigma.

    Virtual Zoom Information Session https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYsceGprT8oHd2S09EX03N_4zr9E9Cy-DrX

    12:05 p.m. Welcome by Dr. Kirk Young
    Crack Babies by Odd?Rod
    Evergreen Health – Ian Eastman
    Community Alliance for Suicide Prevention – Victoria Eckert
    HOPE Chautauqua – Kari Huels
    Resource Center – Amber Sigular
    CombatAddictionCHQ – Steve Kilburn
    CCMH Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene – Annie Rosenthal
    Prevention Works-Trish Whetstone
    The Chautauqua Center – Alicia Snow
    JCC Resources – Jamie Coccarelli and Barry Swanson

    Camden

    New Jersey

    Activity: webinar: Reinforcing each other’s roles in Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) Access
    Date: 02/09/2020
    Time: 01:30 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers
    Contact: Karen Sepulveda
    Phone:
    Email:

    Reinforcing each other’s roles in Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) Access
    September 2, 2020 1:30-2:30 pm

    Join us for a webinar Wednesday, September 2nd to learn more about how health care providers and other staff who do not prescribe medications for addiction treatment can directly support patient treatment and education to reduce the stigma around MOUD.

    Valerie Ganetsky of the Southern NJ Medications for Addiction Treatment Center of Excellence and Rachel Rafeq with Cooper University Hospital Emergency Department will join us to present about MOUD, including common considerations and frequently asked questions.

    Brian Colangelo, MSW, LCSW of Cooper University Hospital Addiction Medicine department will lead a discussion of best practices in supportive messaging throughout a patient’s ecosystem of care.

    Register for free at https://camdencoalition.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zVgZKAxNRLmYU2wi1uPgMQ

    Bridgeton

    New Jersey

    Activity: Lighting Up Purple & Wear Purple
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Countywide
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cumberland County, New Jersey Government
    Contact: Melissa Niles
    Phone: 856-459-3080
    Email: melissani@co.cumberland.nj.us

    In honor of International Overdose Awareness Day, Cumberland County Government is lighting up their Administration Building and the Courthouse Bell Tower and staff and community members are encouraged to wear purple, take pictures and post to our social media during the entire week of August 31, 2020.

    Millville

    New Jersey

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: New Jersey Motorsports Park
    6000 Dividing Creek Road
    Millville, New Jersey 08332
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cumberland County Department of Human Services
    Contact: Melissa Niles or Ashleigh Huff
    Phone: 856-459-3080 or 856-459-3082
    Email: ashleighhu@co.cumberland.nj.us

    Remembrance Activities – Overdose Survivors, Family & Friends of those who lost someone to overdose share their stories, music, community support, resources, memorial and candlelight vigil

    Franklin

    North Carolina

    Activity: 7th Annual Night of Hope
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Full Circle Recovery Center, 3261 Georgia Road, Franklin, NCIn the parking lot to comply with COVID-19 restrictions. Free masks will be provided to anyone in need.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Full Circle Recovery Center, LLC
    Contact: Stephanie Almeida
    Phone: 617-828-9184
    Email: preventionrocks@gmail.com

    Join us for the 7th Annual Night of Hope, an International Overdose Awareness Day event.

    Let’s come together as a community to celebrate the lives of those in recovery, pray for those who are struggling, and remember loved ones we have lost from addiction and overdose.

    Event is free! Enjoy a free hot dog plate, free giveaways, free overdose training and naloxone.

    Create a luminary for your loved one and share you loved ones name to be read during the ceremony.

    Eureka

    California

    Activity: Online Campaign – Instagram and FB
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 1522 3rd St, Eureka, CA 95501
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction
    Contact: Lasara
    Phone: 707-298-9198
    Email: hachr707@gmail.com

    We will share a graphic and a statement on our social media.

    Doylestown

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Opioid Education & Narcan Response – PCB Approved for 1.5 hours
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Council of Southeast PA, Inc.
    Contact: david fialko
    Phone:
    Email: dfialko@councilsepa.org

    August 31st, 2020 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    With the COVID 19 pandemic affecting many aspects of recovery supports and structures it is important that families and professionals educate themselves about how to respond to an opiate overdose.
    The Council is proud to offer this in depth look at opioids and narcan response presented by Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist David Fialko.

    This training provides:
    Insight into opioids
    Effects of opioid use
    How to respond to an opioid overdose

    The hour and half training is designed to provide caregivers, community members, families and professionals a better understanding of how to identify and respond to a opioid overdose.

    Instructions on how to receive a Free Dose of Narcan through the mail will be provided after the training. You will need to select the county you live in during the registration. You will also need to complete the post test and evaluation after the training.

    Westfield

    New Jersey

    Activity: Move for Matt
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Suzanne Toriello
    Phone:
    Email:

    Sunrise to Sunset walk/run/ride/get active for Matt Toriello & all those we have lost to overdose 💜

    Margate

    Florida

    Activity: Memorial Video
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 pm
    Location: 451
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Fellowship Recovery Community Organization
    Contact: Luis C Somoza
    Phone: 954-501-8280
    Email: info@ffrco.org

    A video tribute to those we have lost through the years.

    Pittsburgh

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Virtual
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Addiction Medicine, Allegheny Health Network
    Contact: Mark Fuller MD
    Phone: 412-359-3743
    Email: Mark.Fuller@ahn.org

    Zoom Call. Inform people of the purpose of International Overdose Awareness Day. Have several speakers talk about overdose and prevention. Have a memorial at the end for those we have lost.

    Nogales

    Arizona

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Santa Cruz County, AZ
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Santa Cruz County Drug Free Community Coalition & SOSA Consortium
    Contact: Eva Zuniga
    Phone: 520-619-9941
    Email: ezuniga@circlesofpeace.us

    8am-9am: Radio interview on Maxima 99.1 with substance abuse treatment and recovery professionals.

    12pm-2pm: Screening and discussion of “Beautiful Boy” on Circles of Peace Facebook page.

    3pm-4pm: Harm reduction virtual training on Santa Cruz County Drug Free Community Coalition Facebook page.

    4:30pm-5pm: Drive-thru take back event. Naloxone, pill timer caps, lock bags, and deterra distribution (Mastick Way)

    5pm-6pm: Proclamation, testimonies, speeches, balloon releasing , and call to action. (Mastick Way and streamed live on We Love Nogales Facebook page).

    Radford

    Virginia

    Activity: Virtual Town Hall
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Online via Facebook live (www.facebook.com/nrvcsofficial)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: New River Valley Community Services
    Contact: Mike Wade
    Phone: 540-257-0678
    Email: info@nrvcs.org

    New River Valley Community Services (NRVCS) will host a virtual town hall via Facebook Live on Monday, August 31 at 7 PM (EST). Panelists will include treatment providers, law enforcement personnel and individuals in active recovery. Viewers will be asked to submit questions prior to and during the event.

    That same evening, all five of NRVCS’ clinics will be basked in purple light to honor and remember those who have lost their lives to overdose.

    NRVCS will also launch a series of drive-thru Narcan distribution events that day.

    Dorset

    Vermont

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Labyrinth Garden Walk Observance
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Dorset Vermont
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Gretchen Lima
    Phone: 802 362-5548
    Email: Gretchenlima@aol.com

    6 pm – 8 pm Labyrinth Garden Walk, prayer, meditation, followed by Memorial Observance – sharing poems, pictures and prayers

    Delray Beach

    Florida

    Activity: International overdose awareness day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Delray Beach City Hall
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Ross
    Phone: 561-774-9853
    Email: rbankler1720@gmail.com

    We are going to walk from Delray Beach City Hall to the beach holding on to two 100 ft ropes with ribbons on them our main objective is to bring awareness that an addict does not have to die of an overdose but there’s going to be a projector with a big screen showing the pictures of some of the loved ones we’ve lost and then we’re going to bring up some people to say their loved ones names

    Wadley

    Alabama

    Activity: Alabama Recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:08 pm
    Location: Midway Community Life Center 14093 Hwy. 431 Wedowee, Al. 36278
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Help Alabama Recover / Al. Drug Epidemic Awareness Walk Across America
    Contact: Angie Cheshire
    Phone: 256 -395-0150
    Email: angie36276@gmail.com

    Visiting Recovery Center will provide handouts.
    Our organization will provide handouts, food, and a candle light vigil.
    Banners will be on display.

    Blairsville

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: 6th Annual Indiana County Overdose Awareness Virtual Vigil Video
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: This year is a virtual vigil video
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Blairsville (PA) Support Group Against Drugs
    Contact: Rebecca A Perkovich
    Phone: 7243881124
    Email: r.a.perky47@gmail.com

    Virtual Vigil Video – FaceBook/YouTube

    Portsmouth

    Ohio

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Procession
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: 1193 Fairground Road Lucasville, Ohio 45648 .
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Deborah Jones
    Phone: 7404038042
    Email: jones.1555@osu.edu

    Scioto County’s 1st Overdose Funeral Procession is scheduled to leave the Scioto County Fairground at 4:00PM and will travel Southbound on State Route 23, proceed through downtown Portsmouth, Oh and return to Scioto County Fairground.

    Houston

    Texas

    Activity: SCCP Operation Naloxone Facebook Campaign
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: Facebook
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: UH SCCP
    Contact: Nick Palma
    Phone:
    Email:

    We are encouraging students in our pharmacy school to update their FB profile pictures to one with them wearing purple (color for opioid awareness). We have also created a frame for them to use that says “Naloxone Saves Lives”

    Anoka

    Minnesota

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day – Open House
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Chillin Recovery Cafe
    1192 First Avenue, Suite 102
    Anoka, MN 55303
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Chillin Recovery Cafe, Inc.
    Contact: Stephen Martin
    Phone: 763-412-5624
    Email: smartin@chillincafe.org

    We will be hosting an Open House on August 31st from 2-8PM to raise awareness about Overdose signs and what to do to prevent overdose deaths. This will be capped off by a performance by musical group Sawyer’s Dream, who is a 70’s based original music group. Our tagline for their performance is, “What is Sawyer’s Dream? Answer – #endoverdose

    Bronx

    New York

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 754 East 151st. Street, Bronx, New York 10455
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Acacia Network
    Contact: Javier Mercado
    Phone: 929-237-3455
    Email: Jmercado@promesa.org

    Narcan Trainers will be onsite.We will be passing out purple ribbons for everyone to wear to honor those we have lost to an overdose. We will also come together for a moment of silence, stick butterflies on purple ribbons, and write the names of loved ones in memory of all those we have lost to overdose.

    Lawrenceburg

    Tennessee

    Activity: Opoid Informational And Narcan Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 240 W. Gaines St.
    Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Matt Brown
    Phone: 931-308-5674
    Email: matt.brown.rops@gmail.com

    We will be partnering with the Lawrence County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition and setting up a tent at the Lawrence County Courthouse to do Narcan Trainings and provide outreach and education to prevent overdoses.

    Winchester

    Tennessee

    Activity: Narcan Training and Proclamation Signing
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: 1547 Phillip Fulmer Pkwy.
    Winchester, TN 37398
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Franklin County Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Matt Brown
    Phone: 931-308-5674
    Email: matt.brown.rops@gmail.com

    We will be setting up tent tent and doing Narcan trainings and providing outreach and education to stop overdose. The Mayor of Winchester will also be signing a proclamation at the event. Everyone is welcome

    Springfield

    Ohio

    Activity: #endthestigma
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 1101 E. High St.
    Springfield, OH 45505
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Thrive Behavioral Health
    Contact: Julie Robinson
    Phone: 9375710592
    Email: jrobinson@thrivepeersupport.com

    We will have narcan training. We will also be passing out purple ribbons for everyone to wear, to honor those we have lost to an overdose. Please join us for lunch. We will provide hot dogs, chips and water. (while supplies last) We will also have 1 purple flag for each life lost to an overdose in Clark County Ohio.

    Memphis

    Tennessee

    Activity: IOAD bell ringing awareness event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Hope Church, 8500 Walnut Grove Rd, Cordova, TN 38018
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: A Betor Way
    Contact: LIsa Bobal
    Phone: 9016269685
    Email: lisa@abetorway.org

    Families and friends will come together for a moment of silence and then a bell ringing at 7:30 pm in memory of all those we have lost to overdose. We will also have free Narcan training after the event.

    Atlanta

    Georgia

    Activity: ATC Fall 2020 Opioid Awareness
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Atlanta Technical College
    1560 Metropolitan Parkway
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Atlanta Technical College
    Contact: Dr. Shawn Adams
    Phone: 404.225.4005
    Email: sadams@atlantatech.edu

    Students, faculty, and staff to show their support of this day by wearing purple and posting pictures on our institution student life page

    Carthage

    Tennessee

    Activity: Naloxone Use Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Historic Courthouse
    Carthage, TN 37030
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Smith County Drug Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 615-588-1622
    Email: sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Naloxone Use Training

    Grafton

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Virtual Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Please log onto the event with the following link: https://meet.google.com/lookup/a7bbkpfe4t?authuser=4&hs=179
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Grafton Job Corps Center
    Contact: Ms. Leo
    Phone: 508-887-7312
    Email: cherenfant.leotilde@jobcorps.org

    Virtual event on International Overdose Awareness Day on Monday August 31, 2020 at 1PM. Narcan training and speakers have been scheduled for this informational event. Please log onto the event with the following link: https://meet.google.com/lookup/a7bbkpfe4t?authuser=4&hs=179

    Los Angeles

    California

    Activity: Virtual Memorial
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Paso Por Paso, Inc.,, A New Path LA, & John Whitaker CATCii (Johnny) is inviting you to celebrate the lives of those who passed due to overdose.Topic: Int’l Overdose Awareness Virtual Memorial 2020
    Time: Aug 30, 2020 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) (The Room Will Be Open @ 3:30-3:45 pm for mingling)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89031760755?
    pwd=MFNGNit5TXkyVERWZldwM3JiNFBzdz09

    If you are already a Zoom User just enter in the Meeting ID # and PassCode

    Meeting ID: 890 3176 0755
    Passcode: IODA2020
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Paso Por Paso and A New PATH, LA
    Contact: John Whitaker CATCii
    Phone: 213-400-6542
    Email: overdoseawareness0831@gmail.com

    A Virtual ZOOM meeting with Naloxone Training and then a Memorial naming and sharing of all those whose lives were cut short due to overdose

    Chicago

    Illinois

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Resource Event and Press Conference
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Numerous physical and Virtual Sites. Resource and Press Conference to be held at Jackson Blvd. and Pulaski Ave, Chicago, IL
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: West Side Heroin/Opioid Task Force (Chicago, IL)
    Contact: Lee Rusch
    Phone: 17734501567
    Email: westsidetaskforce@yahoo.com

    West Side Heroin/Opioid Task Force member agencies and individuals will be conducting various in-person and virtual events throughout the day, with Resource Event and Press Conference being a kick-off recognition of the day. Participating organizations will deliver OEND service, PPE distribution, Hep-C testing, housing support, first aid and medical screenings, Census registration. There will be recognition and remembrance of those who we have lost to overdose, and a recommitment to more OEND, linkages to OUD treatment, including Medicin Assisted Recovery. Other member agencies will have frequent postings on social media, both pre-done and live. These include sharing of memorials, personal testimony, panel discussions, OEND videos, etc. The Task Force Social media director will be attempting to run member postings through the Task Force FB page: @westsidetaskforce2020

    The press conference will be convened by State Representative La Shawn K. Ford, IL-8. The focus will be on the dramatic racial disparity of overdoses and resultant deaths in the Black and Latinx Communities in Chicago and across the state of IL. Excerpt from the rep. Ford’s Press Release:

    Opioid-related overdoses and deaths have risen at alarming rates in Chicago. West Side Black residents account for a disproportionate number of those deaths. According to the June 30, 2020 Chicago Department of Public Health Alert, from January 1, 2020 through May 31, 2020, there have been at least 472 opioid-related overdose deaths in Chicago, which is an increase of 46% from the same time in 2019. Of the 86 opioid-related overdose deaths in May 2020 in Chicago, 56% were Black, 22% were White, and 19% were Latinx. Most significantly, of those 86 deaths, 81% involved fentanyl, either alone or in combination with heroin. Fentanyl-contaminated cocaine is also increasingly seen as a cause of overdose and death.

    Birmingham

    Alabama

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Keynote Speaker Event and Flag Display
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Keynote Speaker Event: Zoom and Facebook live
    Flag Display: UAB Ryals Public Health Building, 1665 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35233
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Jefferson County Department of Health
    Contact: Kimmy Chieh
    Phone: 2059301321
    Email: naloxonetraining@jcdh.org

    Please join JCDH on Facebook Live to observe International Overdose Awareness Day with a Lecture and Q&A with David Sheff and a virtual naloxone training.
    A purple flag display was placed in front of the UAB School of Public Health to remember those who have passed away from an overdose in Jefferson County in 2019, and all those who continue to struggle with the risk of overdose. Pictures will be posted on the JCDH social media.

    Gettysburg

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Adams County Proclamation with County Commissioners
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 233 West High St (updated from past events)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Adams County Overdose Awareness Task Force Center For Youth & Community Development
    Contact: Eileen Grenell
    Phone: 7173574439
    Email: acsaprevention@cfygettysburg.com

    8/26/31, Wednesday, 9 AM
    Proclamation: Adams County Commissioners, public meeting

    8/31/20, Monday, 7 PM
    2nd Annual Adams County International Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Walk: “A Time to Remember. A Time to Act.” – meeting at county courthouse in Gettysburg, PA @ 7 PM and walking to GARA Rec Park amphitheater for short program (comments from family survivors and other community members), individually wrapped cookies and bottled water provided, along with prepared bags of literature; will be walking by building under construction to be ready by the end of 2020 as new Mercy House Recovery Center (for men)

    Monroe

    Activity: Light Up The Darkness-Glow Walk
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:15 pm
    Location: Saint Mary’s Park
    1-277 W Elm Ave
    Monroe, MI 48162
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Ashley Aggi
    Phone: 313-633-4754
    Email: Ashleyaggi@gmail.com

    Please join us by coming together for a short glow walk around downtown for Overdose Awareness day.
    The Glow theme is purple; please bring flashlights, glow sticks and jewelry, LED purple candles, dress up in purple glow paint and be creative if you would like.

    Please wear a mask as we will practice social distancing as we collaborate.

    Whether you attend physically or simply post a picture wearing purple, lighting a purple candle, or sharing how the fight to end overdose impacts you- it is a powerful way to stand together to remember people who have lost their lives to overdose and spread community awareness.
    We stand together;
    No more stigma, No more shame.

    Please remember to take pictures and post with at the very least these hashtags #OverdoseAwareness #MonroeMi #EndOverDose #IOAD2020

    Please share and invite your friends whether they come to walk with us or post a picture with the hashtags. They are making a difference.

    This will build momentum 💙

    Lawrenceburg

    Tennessee

    Activity: Free Narcan Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: 240 West Gaines St
    Ste 9
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: LCSAP Coalition
    Contact: Alesha Harris
    Phone: 9312445533
    Email: alharris@lawcotn.org

    We will be hosting a NARCAN training and providing free NARCAN from 8:00am -11:30am. There will also be resources from different agencies available this day!

    Franklin

    Tennessee

    Activity: Medication Lockboxes Distribution Around County
    Date: 26/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Fairview TN, Nolensville, TN, Franklin, TN
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Williamson Co. Anti-Drug Coalition
    Contact: Kim Tyner
    Phone:
    Email: ktyner@wcadctn.org

    WCADC partnered with three local small agencies to distribute Medication Lockboxes to their customers in need. WCADC also provided those pharmacies with information on overdoses and talking to your kids about drugs for distribution. WCADC also partnered with WAVES and a local Hospice organization to provide lockboxes to their houses.

    Ogdensburg

    New York

    Activity: Narcan training – County wide
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Ogdensburg: Corner of Ford and State Street
    Canton: Canton Village Park, Park Street
    Potsdam: Ives Park Gazebo
    Massena: 56 Main Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Seaway Valley Prevention Council
    Contact: Bill Doyle
    Phone: 3157134861
    Email: bdoyle@svpc.net

    The Seaway Valley Prevention Council is hosting free Narcan (Naloxone) training in four areas of St. Lawrence County. We will have Narcan (Naloxone) trainers in front of the movie theater in Ogdensburg, 56 Main Street Massena, Ives Park Gazebo in Potsdam, and Canton Village Park in Canton.

    Paris

    Tennessee

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Candle Light Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Eiffel Tower Park
    1020 Maurice Fields Drive
    Paris,TN 38242
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Henry County Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Sarah Thomas
    Phone: 7313362250
    Email: hcpc38242@gmail.com

    We are hosting a Candle light Vigil to remember those lost, and the ones in recover. We will two personal testimonies giving by survivors in recover, and a special guest speaker, District Attorney Rebecca Griffey. We will a moment of silence ceremony and refreshments afterward along with resources. The Eiffel tower will be light up Purple in support.

    Woodbridge

    New Jersey

    Activity: Memorial Candle Light Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Woodbridge Community Center 600 Main Street Woodbridge NJ
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Sharon Gomez
    Phone:
    Email: mrsmezzi@aol.com

    Memorial Candle light Vigil, Please feel free to speak about your loved one that you have lost and would also like to hear from recovering addicts to encourage others that are struggle with Drug addiction

    ROCKLEDGE

    Florida

    Activity: Viewing of Opiod Crisis video and a video Testimony
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Saturdays 6:00 p.m.
    Cross Bridge Church
    651 Barnes Blvd., Rockledge FL 32955
    Follow Celebrate Recovery signs to the back parking lot.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Celebrate Recovery at Cross Bridge Church
    Contact: Peggy
    Phone: 3214003657
    Email: peggyrecovers@yahoo.com

    Celebrate Recovery is an international Christian 12 step program.
    On Saturday August 29 at 6:00, the large group meeting will include worship songs, reading of the steps, and then a presentation of an Overdose Awareness video, and a video testimony. Then at 7:00 participants are encouraged to continue the program as we split into gender specific groups for a discussion of the presentation.
    Celebrate Recovery meetings are here every week at 6:00 p.m. and alternates weekly between testimonies and lessons on recovery.
    Visit celebraterecovery.com for a list of meetings in your area.

    BLACK MOUNTAIN

    North Carolina

    Activity: Artists Against Overdose
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Musicians for Overdose Prevention / National Harm Reduction Coalition
    Contact: JP Kennedy
    Phone: 8287136872
    Email: 505050John@gmail.com

    National Harm Reduction’s first-ever International Overdose Awareness Day Virtual Concert, Monday, August 31st. Partnering with Musicians For Overdose Prevention, this mini concert will feature 25 artists streaming short performances from around the globe, in order to raise funds for Harm Reduction Coalition’s national harm reduction work, including overdose prevention, policy, and program training. Some of the artists already announced include Speedy Ortiz, Diet Cig, Esther Rose, Partner, Top Nachos, Anjimile, Tongues of Fire, and Rich Girls, with many more to come in the coming days. The event will stream live on FaceBook.

    Long Branch

    New Jersey

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: City Hall
    344 Broadway
    Long Branch, New Jersey
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: HEARS (Health, Education, Addiction and Recovery Support) The Long Branch Mayor’s Task Force on Substance-Use Disorders
    Contact: Anita Voogt
    Phone: 908 601 1426
    Email: avoogt@longbranch.org

    There are 99 purple flags set-up around City Hall in honor of the 99 people who died in our County (Monmouth County) in the first 6 months of this year. The event will take place on the steps of City Hall with presentations by our elected leaders, Congressman Pallone, Senator Gopal, Assemblyman Houghtaling, Freeholder Kiley, Mayor Pallone, Councilwoman Voogt followed by a presentation from the Brookdale Community College President, Dr. Stout, someone in recovery, a non-denominational blessing and then premiere of a virtual purple ribbon video with messages people submitted in remembrance of loved ones lost to overdoes.

    Lakewood

    Colorado

    Activity: Points West Ribbon Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Jefferson County Public Health — Points West Syringe Services Program
    645 Parfet St.
    Lakewood, CO 80215
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Jefferson County Public Health Points West
    Contact: Ruth Hollenback
    Phone: 720-434-7221
    Email: rhollenback@jeffco.us

    Since the initiation of the COVID-19 lockdown, Jefferson County has seen a devastating increase in overdoses in the community. Points West, JCPH’s syringe service program, will be acknowledging Overdose Awareness Day throughout next week. Program participants can create memorial ribbons to be hung in remembrance. We encourage you to participate by donning a purple ribbon with us. Points West is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10-5. Please stop by to add a purple ribbon and learn more about our program.

    Lake Placid

    Florida

    Activity: First Annual Overdose Awareness, Prevention & Remembrance Day In Memory of Jared “JayWavy” Wyland
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Bethel Baptist Church of Lake Placid
    216 E Park St
    Lake Placid, FL. 33852
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: “The J.A.R.E.D. project” & Heartland Core Wellness
    Contact: Ida Wyland
    Phone: 857-529-9289 (857-JAY-WAVY)
    Email: EndOverdose.FL@gmail.com

    Free community event bringing awareness to the signs and symptoms of overdose. Mental health screenings (depression; anxiety, addiction); blood pressure checks; addiction & counseling resources; Remembrance Wall in memory of loved ones whom we have lost to overdose & addiction. Free Narcan, PPE & Covid-19 Living Supplies (must call Luis Garcia w/USA Opiods Crisis Mortality w/Narcan at 954-859-4696 to pre-register for Narcan & supplies.)

    Gloucester

    Massachusetts

    Activity: 10th Annual Gloucester Overdose Vigil Luminaries & Love
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Flag Pole area, Stacy Boulevard just before Cut Bridge nearest GPS address is 99 Western Ave.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: KATHRYN DAY
    Phone: 7812588948
    Email: katday4@gmail.com

    10th Annual Gloucester Overdose Vigil. Scaled back version due to COVID. Please join us for a Display of 600+ luminaries created over the past 9 years. The event is 8/31/20 7-9pm with raindate 9/1. Attendee’s are encouraged to make luminaries in advance and bring them with them to display. Glow sticks will be provided. Luminaries will be safely spaced for viewing, masks are encourage. GPD is creating a drive by area for viewing.

    Rock Hill

    South Carolina

    Activity: Keystone IOAD -Narcan Distribution Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:30 am
    Location: 1600 Ebenezer Road Rock Hill, South Carolina 29732
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Keystone Substance Abuse Services
    Contact: Alexandra Greenawalt
    Phone: 803-323-6878
    Email: info@keystoneyork.org

    ROCK HILL, SC- International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. IOAD spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable. In honor of IOAD, Keystone is hosting a socially distant drive-thru event on Aug. 31st from 8:30 am- 4:30 pm at 1600 Ebenezer Rd. Rock Hill, SC 29732. Keystone will provide a free luminary bag to honor family and friends who have died by an overdose, Narcan to prevent future overdoses, educational materials & resources to York County support groups, and at-home Deterra drug deactivation bags for unused or expired medications. All in the hopes to SAVE LIVES!

    We hope the community will join us to remember the lives of those who were lost to an overdose. We encourage people to show their support by wearing purple, changing their porch light to a purple bulb, or tying a purple ribbon to their tree or mailbox. The City of Rock Hill is supporting IOAD by lighting the Main Street water tower purple that evening. Keystone and the people of York County are joining a global movement for understanding, compassion, and change.

    Spring Valley

    California

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil & Tree of Remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:09 pm
    Location: Crown Point Park, off Crown Point Dr. San Diego, CA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: A New PATH (Parents for Addiction Treatment & Healing)
    Contact: GRETCHEN BERGMAN
    Phone: 6196701184
    Email: GRETCHENANEWPATH@GMAIL.COM

    Remembering Lives Lost & Promoting Solutions to the Overdose Crisis. The event will include a community overdose prevention training and naloxone distribution. People are invited to bring a wallet size picture of a loved one lost to overdose to add to our Tree of Remembrance, and to sign our banner. We ask that attendees wear masks. The event will be live streamed to Facebook. 7pm PT. Candlelight vigil.

    Pownal

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Virtual Wall of Remembrance
    Date: 25/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: This is a virtual event
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Josh Bressette Commit to Save a Life, Inc.
    Contact: Kenna Waterman
    Phone:
    Email: commit2save@gmail.com

    We will be remembering our friends and loved ones that have been lost to the opioid epidemic by creating a virtual wall of remembrance on our Facebook page.
    https://m.facebook.com/JBC2SAL/?ref=bookmarks
    Please email commit2save@gmail.com
    Please include picture, date of birth and /or date of death, and age at time of death.
    If we have pictures of your loved one from prior events please let us know if you would like us to post.

    New York

    New York

    Activity: Interactive Memorial and Resource Table
    Date: 27/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Annenberg West Lobby, 1468 Madison Avenue, New York, NY, 10029
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: REACH Program At Mount Sinai Hospital
    Contact: Jeffrey Weiss
    Phone: 646-951-1693
    Email: reach@mountsinai.org

    From Thursday, August 27th to Thursday, September 3rd, we will have an interactive Memorial and Resource Table set up in the Annenberg West Lobby (1468 Madison Avenue) at the Mount Sinai Hospital. Participants can write letters to or tie ribbons on a tree for patients, clients, or loved ones who have been lost to overdose. There will also be a variety of resources about overdose, buprenorphine treatment, and the REACH program as well as our events available at the table.

    Missoula

    Montana

    Activity: Overdose Prevention and Response Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:30 pm
    Location: The training will take place virtually using Google Meet on August 31 from 1:30-3:00pm MST. When you submit your registration, you’ll receive the meeting and connection details. Register at https://www.openaidalliance.org/ioad
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Open Aid Alliance
    Contact: Amanda Reese
    Phone: 406-543-4770
    Email: amanda@openaidalliance.org

    An Overdose Prevention and Response Training presented by Open Aid Alliance in collaboration with Idaho Harm Reduction Project.

    At the end of this training, attendees will be able to prevent, recognize, and respond to opioid overdose situations. Attendees will gain knowledge in rescue breathing and the administration of intranasal and intramuscular naloxone. There will also be information on how to access naloxone in both Montana and Idaho.

    This session will wrap-up with a moment of remembrance for those who have died from a drug overdose. To share a story about your loved one you are invited to record a tribute by calling or texting 406-213-5002. You can also text pictures of your loved one to the same number. Your tribute message will be posted on Open Aid Alliance’s website. Your message and a photo collage may also be shared during the virtual events on 8/31.

    Boulder

    Activity: Boulder County Overdose Awareness Day: Drive-In Film and Naloxone Distribution
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: The drive-in film will be screened in the parking lot of St Aidan’s Episcopal Church: 2425 Colorado Ave, Boulder, CO 80302.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Arielle Gross
    Phone:
    Email: agross@bouldercounty.org

    Boulder County’s 2020 Overdose Awareness Day event will feature the film “Beautiful Boy,” naloxone training along with distribution of nasal Narcan kits, a space to honor loved ones lost to overdose, as well as information and resources surrounding Substance Use Disorder. We will hold two showings, at 5 pm and 8 pm.

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Tennessee Save a Life Overdose Prevention Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: virtual hosted on WebEx
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Amber Coyne
    Phone:
    Email: endthesyndemic.tn@tn.gov

    The Overdose Prevention Training will cover topic areas such as harm reduction strategies; cover stigma related to substance use disorders; information on the opioid crisis in Tennessee; and how to administer naloxone effectively.
    Register: https://tngov.webex.com/tngov/onstage/g.php?MTID=efcf8612a7efd9b36e5acf9cb9250a6bb

    Winchester

    Tennessee

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: 851 Dinah Shore Boulevard
    Winchester, Tn. 37398
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Franklin County Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Melanie Morrow
    Phone: 9319677825
    Email: melanie.morrow@fcstn.net

    FREE Narcan Training
    Family Substance Abuse Toolkits
    FREE Medicine Lock Box
    Drive Thru Drug Take Back

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: End the Syndemic Tennessee: IOAD Panel Discussion
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Virtual event hosted on WebEx
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: End the Syndemic Tennessee
    Contact: Amber Coyne
    Phone:
    Email: endthesyndemic.tn@tn.gov

    Join us on International Overdose Awareness Day 2020 as we recognize the complexities of overdose in Tennessee and how it intersects with HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and viral hepatitis. Hear from four incredible local leaders serving as Tri-chairs for End the Syndemic Tennessee talk about their experiences across the state.
    Register: https://tngov.webex.com/tngov/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef365f4e2328b54a80281ab6921ba7855

    Statewide

    Idaho

    Activity: Overdose Prevention and Response Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Join a Zoom Meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2089914574
    Meeting ID: 208 991 4574
    Mobile: +12532158782,,2089914574# US (Tacoma),
    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbJEdEuCn3
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Idaho Harm Reduction Project
    Contact: Marjorie Wilson
    Phone: 208-991-4574
    Email: idahoharmreductionproject@gmail.com

    Idaho Harm Reduction Project and Open Aid Alliance invite you to join a virtual Overdose Prevention and Response Training. At the end of this training session attendees will be able to:
    – Prevent, recognize, and respond to an opioid overdose.
    – Have a better understanding of state Good Samaritan Laws.
    – Learn where to access naloxone and other overdose prevention resources in Idaho and Montana.

    This session will wrap-up with a moment of remembrance for those who have died from a drug overdose. To share a story about your loved one you are invited to record a tribute by calling or texting 406-213-5002. You can also text pictures of your loved one to the same number. Your tribute message will be posted on Open Aid Alliance’s website. Your message and a photo collage may also be shared during this virtual event on 8/31.

    Lorain County

    Ohio

    Activity: Purple Flag Memorials Over County, Lighting Buildings Purple, Social Media Promotion of Overdose Awareness Day Video
    Date: 26/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Throughout Lorain County Ohio
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery Services Board of Lorain County
    Contact: Sarah Reinhold
    Phone: 440-233-2020
    Email: sreinhold@mharslc.org

    We will be doing a couple of different activities for the day.

    1. Display 89 flags to represent the 89 lives lost to Drug Overdose in 2019. This will be displayed in over 30 locations across Lorain County.
    2. Promoting wearing purple in these businesses across Lorain County.
    3. Ringing Church bells across Lorain County at 12pm for 89 seconds.
    4. Lighting multiple buildings purple across Lorain County on August 31st, 2020.
    5. Display and promoting a video on August 31st, highlighting recovery stories, those who have lost someone to overdose and connecting them to resources available in Lorain County, ultimately trying to provide hope to residents affected by drug overdose.

    Cape Girardeau

    Missouri

    Activity: international Drug Overdose Awareness Day Honor Walk
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Capaha Park BandShell Cape Girardeau Mo. 63701
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recover Out Loud
    Contact: Kristi Booth
    Phone: 5738378773
    Email: Kristi1booth@gmail.com

    We will have speakers starting at 6:45. we will cite names of members of our community who we all have lost.
    We will have a moment of silence We will light candles and have a silent walk concluding the event

    West Warwick

    Rhode Island

    Activity: Community Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: (Majestic Gazebo) Center of Arctic, West Warwick, RI
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: West Warwick Health Equity Zone
    Contact: Cathy Schultz
    Phone: 401-615-2800 ext. 4963
    Email: cathys@thundermisthealth.org

    West Warwick Health Equity Zone’s Overdose Prevention and Recovery Workgroup will be holding its 2nd annual Community Overdose Awareness Community Candlelight Vigil, which includes a Banner Signing and t-shirts. Your choice of #No More Stigma and #End Overdose RI.

    Lafayette

    Indiana

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Columbian Park Purple Shelter
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Rhonda Stein
    Phone: 7654138595
    Email: rsstein@comcast.net

    Event starts at 3 pm-5pm

    Naloxone and CPR Training
    Guest speaker
    Time of Remembrance

    Sponsored by the Drug-Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County

    Salt Lake City

    Utah

    Activity: Naloxone Training for End Users
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Virtual: https://zoom.us/j/96807939404
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Utah Naloxone
    Contact: Jen Plumb
    Phone: 385-495-9050
    Email: utahnaloxone@gmail.com

    Please join us for a virtual Naloxone Rescue Kit Training in support of International Overdose Awareness Day 2020. Registration is required to attend the virtual training. Must provide T-shirt size in the “Questions and Comments Box” to receive a free T-shirt in addition to a Free Utah Naloxone Rescue Kit. All information gathered is completely confidential.

    Madisonville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Overdose Awareness & Prevention Event
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 615 Warren St.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Monroe County Prevention & Wellness Coalition
    Contact: Gabrielle McConkey
    Phone:
    Email: gabbie.mchc@gmail.com

    FREE NARCAN TRAINING & DISTRIBUTION
    NO CONTACT DRUG TAKE BACK
    PREVENTION EDUCATION MATERIALS FOR PARENTS & CAREGIVERS
    ‘REVEALED: A HIDDEN WORLD’ EDUCATION TOOL FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS
    DISPOSE RX DISTRIBUTION- AN AT HOME SAFE DISPOSAL PRODUCT
    FREE GIVEAWAYS-WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
    MEMORIAL WALL IN HONOR OF LOVE ONES LOST TO OVERDOSE

    Sewaren

    New Jersey

    Activity: Candle Light Vigil – Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Alvin P Williams Park 563 Cliff Road Sewaren, NJ 07077
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Sharon Gomez
    Phone: 7329126348
    Email:

    Candle Light Vigil – Memorial for Loved ones who have passed and also to support recovering addicts.

    Smithville

    Tennessee

    Activity: International Overdose Awarness Day
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Joel L. Evins Park @ the Gazebo across from the Smithville Fire Department
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: DeKalb Co Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Jennifer Matthews
    Phone: 615-580-9290
    Email: dekalbtnprevention@gmail.com

    International Overdose Awareness Day is a globa levent held each year and aims
    to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-relate ddeath.It
    also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who
    have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. We will havea candle light vigil, Free Narcan training, Guest Sepakers og Live Music.

    PLEASE ADHERE TO CDC GUIDELINES BY WEARING A MASK AND
    MAINTAINING 6 FEET SOCIAL DISTANCING

    Stratford

    Connecticut

    Activity: Town of Stratford Overdose Awareness Social Media Campaign
    Date: 24/08/2020
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Stratford Health Department and Community Services
    Contact: Kelley Meier
    Phone:
    Email:

    The Town of Stratford, Stratford Health Department, and Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families have partnered together to offer a week long social media campaign in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st. All week long we will be sharing messages of hope and provide local resources and information to help raise awareness of opioid overdose, reduce the stigma of a drug-related death, and acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. To see our messages, please visit @StratfordHealthDepartmentCT and @StratfordPartnershipForYouthAndFamilies on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

    Franklin

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Purple Flags
    Date: 27/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Franklin, Medway, Norfolk, Wrentham, Plainville, Walpole, Millis, Foxboro, Mansfield
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SAFE Coalition
    Contact: Jennifer
    Phone: 8589528120
    Email: info@safecoalitionma.org

    The SAFE Coalition is dedicated to providing homes in our communities with purple flags to raise awareness for International Overdose Awareness day. We encourage all those honoring this day with a flag to share their experiences of growth and resiliency with others they care about.

    Columbus

    Ohio

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Community Resource Fair
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Franklin County Coroner’s Office
    2090 Frank Rd. Columbus, OH 43223
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Safe Point
    Contact: Emily Rodriguez
    Phone: 2169263457
    Email: emilyrodriguez@equitashealth.com

    We will be hosting an event to bring awareness to the increasing number of overdose deaths in the county. We will be providing educational information, resources for those actively battling addiction, free naloxone, and small treats! We will be placing purple flags in remembrance of those who have lost their lives to overdose.

    dyersburg

    Tennessee

    Activity: Rx Take Back & Virtual Narcan Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:12 am
    Location: 401 East Cedat Street, Dyersburg TN
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Prevention Alliance of Dyersburg & Dyer County
    Contact: Christi Bane
    Phone: 7316764307
    Email: paddcoordintor@gmail.com

    CONTACT FREE Rx Take Back and CONTACT FREE Virtual Narcan Training

    Washington

    Maryland

    Activity: 2020 International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 03:07 pm
    Location: Mommieactivist and Sons
    August 31st
    3:00 – 7:00 pm est Hourly Check in
    712-770-5390 code 419145
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mommieactivist and Sons
    Contact: Queen Karen aka Mommieactivist
    Phone: 202 812-8091
    Email: mommieactivist@gmail.com

    20th International Overdose Awareness Day includes state by state check in on activities memorializing those we lost to overdose. As well as connecting, educating and embracing the impacted families.

    Indianapolis

    Indiana

    Activity: Light Up The World 2020
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 12710 Tealwood Dr
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46236
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Someone’s Child-Helping Hands
    Contact: Heather Feeney
    Phone:
    Email: Schh2016c@gmail.com

    Live Facebook Event honoring those that have been lost due to SUD

    Enicinitas

    California

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Community Mandala
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Green Belt, Village Park Encinitas
    Corner of Glen Arbor and Park Dale Lane
    Look for the Purple Signs, enter Village Park Way, or Willowspring from Encinitas Blvd.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The North County Justice Allies
    Contact: Lisa Nava
    Phone: 760 213-1267
    Email: ncjusticeallies@yahoo.com

    Join us in person, COVID style, masks and socially distanced or join us virtually by creating your own nature mandala at home and posting to #iaodncja

    The Addiction Awareness Initiative
    The opioid epidemic, fueled by the war on drugs And an influx of synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, carfentonil has affected every community in the United States with staggering death tolls from overdose.
    Although the epicenter of this epidemic is in the heart of the mid west, it’s devastating toll has reached the West Coast in a wave and there is no end in sight with complications from COVID 19.
    Compassion, Education and Harm reduction, such as Narcan or Naloxone is proven to save lives and lead to recovery for those suffering from Substance Abuse Disorder and helps to end the stigma and is shown to increase positive outcomes.
    The North County Justice Allies invite you to light a candle, learn and work to bring harm reduction to our community and remember those we have lost.

    To submit the name of a loved one to be remembered, please visit our website
    #ioad #ncja #endstigma #caringfor people #endoverdose #harmreduction #canyouseeus
    www.ncjusticeallies.org

    Denton

    Texas

    Activity: North TX Overdose Awareness
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Downtown Courthouse on the Square
    110 W. Hickory St.
    Denton, TX 76201
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: R.O.O. Reacting to Opioid Overdose
    Contact: Sharon Roland
    Phone: 214-418-4769
    Email: northtexasioad@gmail.com

    THIS YEAR’S NORTH TX OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE COVID PANDEMIC.

    Instead, we will be displaying the “Time to Remember” wall (with pictures and names of those from our community lost to overdose) on the south lawn of the Denton Courthouse on the Square from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. We will have information and resources about overdose and free Narcan for anyone stopping by. At 12:00 noon, the First United Methodist Church of Denton will ring the church bells 8 times to symbolize that approximately every eight minutes someone dies from overdose each day in the U.S.

    Liberty Twp

    New Jersey

    Activity: Warren County Overdose Awareness Day Candle Vigil
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Mountain Lake Fire Company-72 Fire
    99 Tamarack Rd
    Belvidere, NJ 07823
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Parent to Parent Addiction Services
    Contact: Kathleen Rybicki
    Phone: 908-507-1679
    Email: kathleenr927@gmail.com

    Overdose Awareness Day Candle Vigil & Butterfly Release
    A day of remembrance and awareness in honor of our lost loved ones
    We will be following CDC guidelines. Please wear a mask and remember to social distance.

    Harrisburg

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: PA Team Sharing Rally to Pennsylvania Capitol
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Pennsylvania State Capitol Complex,
    Front steps,
    501 North 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: PA Team Sharing
    Contact: Tracy Martin
    Phone: 410-937-4799
    Email: doveracer@gmail.com

    Rally on the Step of the State Capitol
    10am- Opening with Prayer
    10:15- Display of Angels
    10:20- Introduction of Speakers
    10:30- Speakers
    12:00 – Angel Name Reading
    2:00 – Rally closing
    * Banner display of all the Angels of the parents in Pennsylvania
    * Children’s activities

    Delray Beach

    Activity: IOAD2020 Awareness, Candle Light Vigil & Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: START:
    Delray Beach City Hall
    100 NW 1st Ave
    Delray Beach, FL 33444END:
    The Delray Beach
    (Behind the Atlantic Ave Pavilion
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Ellen Isaacs
    Phone: 561-860-0770
    Email: ryansopc@gmail.com

    We cordially invite you all to come join us in Delray Beach on International Overdose Awarness Day, August 31, 2020 at 5:30 pm.

    We have asked Mayor Petrolia to lower the flags, turn Delray Beach purple and much more.

    We shall be walking with social distancing to the beach for a beautiful candle lit memorial that shall include the following:

    – Ropes with purple ribbons every 6 feet as we walk down both sides of the Atlantic Avenue;
    upon arrival we will continue social distancing in a circle. The ropes will be tied off to commemorate the ties that bind are community together.
    -Healing Music
    -Streaming pictures of 100’s of Angel’s
    -Reading of all of their names
    -Welcoming the parents to speak about their angel(s)
    – There will be other activities for memorializing, education, harm reduction and awareness

    This memorial shall fall into sunset.

    It’s time for the Recovery Mecca of the USA to begin healing! Everyone is invited; all grieving family members & friends, homeless and afflicted, recovery advocates, members & professionals, first responders (police, fire, & ems), healthcare heroes (ER Physicians, RN’s, Respiratory, Physical, Occupational &
    Speech Therapists, CNA’s, Transporters, Medical Examiner’s, Funeral Home Employee’s, all elected City officials & employees and lastly the Mental Health Professionals.

    #IOAD is designed for education and awareness which rolls directly into #Recovery Month. There are many success stories of people with long term recovery. Please take our hand and walk into the light.
    We wish you ALL Peace, Love, Laughter and Light❣

    For participation, please grab your sneakers, masks, purple garb and poster boards of
    your fallen loved one’s and be respectful with Social Distancing.💜
    #NeverToBeForgotten

    Further information and updates can be located on Facebook at Ryan’s Opioid Pandemic Coalition (@RyansOPC) page or call Ellen at 561-860-0770. Blessings to all during this personally sensitive time in all of our lives.🙏☝️👣💜

    Belews Creek

    North Carolina

    Activity: candle vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: 7505 Preston Rd Belews Creek NC 27009
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Belews Creek Cowboy Church
    Contact: jenny Tilley
    Phone: 336-595-3624
    Email: belewscreekcowboychurch@yahoo.com

    Candle light vigil. people telling they’re stories or honoring a loved one by speaking, or in song.

    Laguna Niguel

    California

    Activity: Walking for Alex-Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Walk
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Laguna Niguel Regiona Park 28241 La Paz Rd, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
    We will all meet at Shelter 10 and begin our 1.8 mile walk around Sulphur Creek Reservoir Loop
    There is a $5 fee to park inside of the park or plenty of parking on the street or lot next door.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Alexander Neville Foundation
    Contact: Melissa M.
    Phone: 480-619-0910
    Email: msbadousek@gmail.com

    Please wear Red (Alex’s favorite color) if possible. Purple ribbons and bracelets for Overdose Awareness will be given to wear when you arrive. We will begin walking promptly at 10:30 am. This is an easy trail walk so all ages are welcome. Please adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear a mask. There is a $5 fee to park inside of the park or plenty of parking on the street or lot next door.
    We will all meet at Shelter 10 and begin our 1.8 mile walk around Sulphur Creek Reservoir Loop

    Las Vegas

    Nevada

    Activity: NV Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Registration: http://nvoverdoseday.com/
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance
    Contact: Veronica Portilla
    Phone: 702-759-0717
    Email: Overdoseawareness.snhra@gmail.com

    Join us for Southern Nevada’s Harm Reduction Alliance’s 4th Annual Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Monday August 31st from 6-7:30 p.m..
    This is a virtual Event that will include a Vigil to remember those we have lost, Overdose Prevention Education followed by a panel of Community members to discuss their experience with overdose .

    Those who attend the Overdose Prevention training will have the opportunity to pick up Naloxone and an Overdose Prevention kit from a community provider near them.

    Washington D.C.

    Maryland

    Activity: DC International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Livestreamed from Marvin Gaye Park.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: HIPS and The Chosen Few
    Contact: Shane Sullivan
    Phone:
    Email: shane@hips.org

    In memory of those we’ve lost, and in celebration of those still with us, HIPS and The Chosen Few will be live-streaming stories of addiction, recovery, and overdose by HIPS staff and peers and Chosen Few members who have been personally impacted by the overdose crisis. Please join us at our Facebook page for a virtual livestream: https://www.facebook.com/iloveHIPS

    Sevierville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Virtual Overdose Prevention Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Virtual Training
    Zoom Room # 8656794506
    Password: 717789
    For an invitation link please send request to marissa.sccrops@gmail.com
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Sevier County C.A.R.E.S.
    Contact: Marissa Valentine
    Phone: 8656794506
    Email: marissa.sccrops@gmail.com

    This is a virtual event open to the public to help raise awareness for Opioid Use Disorder and decrease the instance of death from overdose through the distribution of Naloxone. If you or a family memeber are at risk for overdose and are outside of the service region of 2South we can provide you with information of a point of contact for a Naloxone kit. Region 2South serves the citizens of Blount, Cocke, Hamblen, Jefferson, Loudon , Monroe, and Sevier Counties in Tennessee.

    Madisonville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Overdose Prevention TrainINg with Naloxone Distribution
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Monroe County Prevention and Wellness Coalition
    615 Warren Street
    Madisonville TN, 37354
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Marissa Valentine
    Phone: 8656794506
    Email: marissa.sccrops@gmail.com

    Overdose Prevention Training with Naloxone distribution in collaboration with the Monroe County Prevention and Wellness Coalition.This is a minimal contact drive thru event with coalition resources and a drug take back event in addition to the naloxone training.

    Maryville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Overdose Prevention Training with Naloxone Distribution
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: The Smithview Pavillion
    601 Smithview Drive
    Maryville TN, 37803.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Marissa Valentine
    Phone: 8656794506
    Email: marissa.sccrops@gmail.com

    I will be providing Overdose Prevention Training with Naloxone distribution in collaboration with Be Aware Blount. This is a minimal contact drive thru event form 6:00-8:00pm on the evening of August 31, 2020.

    Martin

    Tennessee

    Activity: #endoverdose
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Walmart Supercenter
    134 Courtright Rd.
    Martin, TN 38237
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Weakley County Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Melesa Lassiter
    Phone: +7318197603
    Email: melesa@martinhousing.org

    Prescription Drug Take Back (bring your used & expired meds for disposal)
    FREE Medication Lock Boxes—prevent accidental overdoses & pilfering
    FREE Virtual Overdose Response Training & resources for Narcan (Naloxone) Kits

    CONTACT FREE

    Indianapolis

    Indiana

    Activity: InROC Overdose Awareness Day Event – Necessary Stories
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: The event will take place virtually.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Indiana Rural Opioid Consortium
    Contact: Heidi Malone
    Phone:
    Email: hmalone@indianarha.org

    Indiana Rural Opioid Consortium (InROC) program director, Dr. Amnah Anwar and Indiana Rural Health Association (IRHA) Policy, Research & Development Officer, Cody Mullen, PhD, will host a live YouTube event focused on International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD).

    Join us for an afternoon of necessary stories – stories of incredible hardship, loss, displacement, uncertainty, and recovery. We will hear from Katrina Norris, LCSW, who will speak about her experience raising her grandchildren while their mother tries to cope with substance use disorder (SUD). Kara Dawson, RN will share her story of living in fear of an ex-husband with SUD, the stigma of abuse, and finally the decision to leave that relationship for the sake of her and her son’s safety. Finally, Charmin Gabbard, RC will detail her path to and beyond substance use through the lenses of a traumatic childhood, the criminal justice system, and ultimately long-term recovery.

    The audience will be able to interact with hosts and others via live YouTube chat during the event and will also have the opportunity to connect with InROC team members via secure link where confidential questions may be asked.

    More details will be released soon.

    Lafayette

    Tennessee

    Activity: Naloxone Use Training
    Date: 12/09/2020
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Rite Aid Parking Lot
    320 Hwy 52W
    Lafayette, TN 37083
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Macon County Prevention Coalition with ROPS 3N
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 615-588-1622
    Email: Sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Naloxone Use Training and Resources in cooperation with Macon County EMS, Macon Co Prevention Coalition, and RiteAid Pharmacy.

    Bradley

    Illinois

    Activity: IOAD Media Campaign
    Date: 27/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: Kankakee-Iroquois County radio stations.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Pledge for Life Partnership
    Contact: James Schreiner
    Phone: 8159364640
    Email: jschreiner@i-kan.org

    Putting together a media campaign that ties together IOAD with safe-disposal of unused prescription medications to help in the prevention of suicide overdose. County coroner Robert Gessner will do a live interview hosted by local radio stations discussing the issues with overdose in the surrounding area.

    Stroudsburg

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Memorial Drive
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Event begins at the Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church, 915 North 5th Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Rays of Hope for Addiction
    Contact: Debra Hartley
    Phone: 6107516638
    Email: dlh304@yahoo.com

    This is a COVID conscious event – Masks and Social Distancing Required

    Participants gather at their vehicles in the parking lot of the Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church. Washable window paint will be provided to write messages honoring loved ones lost to overdose, and messages of love and hope.

    The event begins with the vehicle docorating, a dedication and proclomation read by the county commissioner, a NARCAN training and distribution, provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, a prayer for the lives lost, for those still struggling with addiction, for the families, and Emergency First Responders. Then the start of the Drive will begin with a motorcade procession lead by local Emergency First Responder vehicles with lights flashing followed by participant vehicles with 4 way lights flashing. The Drive will proceed down 5th Street, turn right onto Main Street, turn right onto Route 611 North, turn right onto Phillips Street and turn left into the Agency”s Parking lot at 724 Phillips Street in Stroudsburg where it will end and participants will disperse.

    Participants will receive a gratitude bag of treats and literature with local recourses for help and support.

    Event can be viewed on FACEBOOK Live @StoudsburgWes or INSTAGRAM #raysofhopeforaddiction

    Fall River

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Stand Out Against Stigma
    Date: 15/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Post Office Square
    1 Government Center
    Fall River, Massachusetts 02720
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recover Fall River
    Contact: Laurie Godwin
    Phone: 5084158841
    Email: recoverfallriver@gmail.com

    On Saturday, August 15, 2020, Recover Fall River and Gone Too Soon, two local grassroots groups, invite individuals and family members who have been impacted by addiction and overdose to stand together against stigma. The event will support families who have lost loved ones and highlight the significant impact of addiction and overdose on not only the individual, but also their families and our entire community.
    From 12:00-3:00pm family members, advocates and individuals who have been impacted by addiction and overdose will stand throughout the city. Family members who have previously submitted photos to Recover Fall River will be provided a poster-sized enlargements of their lost loved one and citizens are encouraged to join them in support of destigmatizing addiction and overdose. Anyone is invited to join in this Stand Out in a statement of solidarity against overdose, the country’s leading cause of death for people under the age of 50.

    Ranson

    West Virginia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Narcan Giveaway Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Jefferson Medical Center’s pavilion
    300 S. Preston Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Jefferson County Community Outreach for Resources and Education (C.O.R.E.)
    Contact: Rachel Lambert
    Phone: 304-671-2948
    Email: Rachel.Lambert.m@wvumedicine.org

    Speakers
    Free Narcan training and kits
    Addiction Resources and Services
    Overdose Awareness and Education
    “Loved and Lost Too Soon” In Memoriam luminaries

    Paris

    Tennessee

    Activity: #endoverdose
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Kroger Parkinglot
    1059 Mineral Wells Ave.
    Paris, TN 38242
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Henry County Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Melesa Lassiter
    Phone: 7318197603
    Email: melesa@martinhousing.org

    Prescription Drug Take Back (bring your used & expired meds for disposal)
    FREE Medication Lock Boxes—prevent accidental overdoses & pilfering
    FREE Virtual Overdose Response Training & resources for Narcan (Naloxone) Kits

    CONTACT FREE

    Milan

    Tennessee

    Activity: #endoverdose
    Date: 04/09/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: YMCA
    5207 Industrial Dr.
    Milan, TN 38358
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Milan Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Melesa Lassiter
    Phone: 7318197603
    Email: melesa@martinhousing.org

    Prescription Drug Take Back (bring your used & expired meds for disposal)
    FREE Medication Lock Boxes—prevent accidental overdoses & pilfering
    FREE Virtual Overdose Response Training & resources for Narcan (Naloxone) Kits

    CONTACT FREE

    Alamo

    Tennessee

    Activity: #endoverdose
    Date: 01/09/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Crockett County Courthouse Lawn
    1 South Bells St.
    Alamo, TN 38001
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Crockett County Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Melesa Lassiter
    Phone: 7318197603
    Email: melesa@martinhousing.org

    Prescription Drug Take Back (bring your used & expired meds for disposal)
    FREE Medication Lock Boxes—prevent accidental overdoses & pilfering
    FREE Virtual Overdose Response Training & resources for Narcan (Naloxone) Kits

    CONTACT FREE

    Huntingdon

    Tennessee

    Activity: #endoverdose
    Date: 03/09/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Cash Saver
    20150 East Main St.
    Huntingdon, TN 38344
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Carroll County Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Melesa Lassiter
    Phone: 7318197603
    Email: melesa@martinhousing.org

    Prescription Drug Take Back (bring your used & expired meds for disposal)
    FREE Medication Lock Boxes—prevent accidental overdoses & pilfering
    FREE Virtual Overdose Response Training & resources for Narcan (Naloxone) Kits

    CONTACT FREE

    Camden

    Tennessee

    Activity: #endoverdose
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Camden Police Department
    119 West Main St.
    Camden, TN 38320
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Benton County Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Melesa Lassiter
    Phone: +7318197603
    Email: melesa@martinhousing.org

    Prescription Drug Take Back (bring your used & expired meds for disposal)
    FREE Medication Lock Boxes—prevent accidental overdoses & pilfering
    FREE Virtual Overdose Response Training & resources for Narcan (Naloxone) Kits

    CONTACT FREE

    Hartford

    Connecticut

    Activity: Overose Awarnesss Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Connecticut State Capital Building Front Lawn. 210 Capital Avenue, Hartford, CT.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Today I Matter, Inc
    Contact: John Lally
    Phone: 860-490-9886
    Email: todayimatterinc@gmail.com

    Memorial Poster Project Exhibition.
    Reading of Names
    Candlelight Vigil
    Family Resources

    Portland

    Maine

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: City Hall Plaza
    389 Congress Street
    Portland, Maine 04101
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Substance Use Prevention and Harm Reduction Services Program for the City of Portland’s Public Health Division
    Contact: Zoe Brokos
    Phone: (207) 756-8024
    Email: zop@portlandmaine.gov

    This year’s recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day will consist of an outdoor memorial wall that will be available for community members to visit and adorn with photos, artwork and pictures of loved ones. Due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, this year’s event will be organized to allow for physical distancing and discourage the convening of large crowds. The wall will remain up for one week and will be accompanied by hand sanitizing stations.

    Smithville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Recovery COurt Graduation, Candlelight Vigil, Naloxone Use Training
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: 104 E Main St
    Smithville, TN 37166
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ROPS 3N; Dekalb Anti-Drug Coalition, Dekalb Recovery Court
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 615-588-1622
    Email: sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Naloxone Use Training; Recovery Court Graduation; Candlight Vigil for lives lost to Overdose

    State- Wide

    Rhode Island

    Activity: State Wide IOAD Naloxone distribution
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Downtown Providence
    25 dorrance st. Providence R.I 02903
    Among many other locations
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Project Weber/Renew, RICARES, Parent Support Network, ACOS, CODAC, PONI, Anchor, and many more.
    Contact: Ashley Perry
    Phone: 401-383-4888
    Email: Info@weberrenew.org

    Many Harm reduction, Treatment, and Social service agency’s are banning together this IOAD with a goal of distributing 1000 narcan kits through out our state. Targeting venues like supermarkets, shopping malls ,transportation hubs and other public places.

    Martinsburg

    West Virginia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Narcan Giveaway Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:08 pm
    Location: 214 W. King St.
    Martinsburg, WV 25401
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Berkeley County Community Outreach for Resources and Education
    Contact: Caroline Wilson
    Phone: 304-676-7138
    Email: caroline.wilson.m@wvumedicine.org

    Free Narcan training and kits
    Addiction Resources and Services
    Overdose Awareness and Education

    Port Clinton

    Ohio

    Activity: Ottawa County Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: 235 N Toussaint South Road
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ottawa County Drug-Free Collaborative
    Contact: Margaret Osborne
    Phone:
    Email: mosborne@ocbdd.org

    Due to the pandemic, this year we will have an online social media campaign.

    New York

    New York

    Activity: Midtown Community Court and Partners: International Overdose Awareness Outreach Event in Times Square
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Duffy Square, between 46th & 47th St. on 7th Ave, New York, NY 10036
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Midtown Community Court
    Contact: Lauren Curatolo
    Phone: 347-232-4730
    Email: lcuratol@nycourts.gov

    MIDTOWN COMMUNITY COURT- Our team will distribute PPE, hygiene kits, and clothing supplies; offer naloxone administration training and distribution; and make linkages to on-site or off-site clinical services.

    RYAN HEALTH – RH will bring its mobile health unit to provide on-site medical services for people in need including screenings for Medication Assisted Treatment (Screens all patients age 18 and older, utilizing a standard screening tool for alcohol and substance use;Offers behavioral health services for addiction to anyone who screens positive for substance use disorder;Assesses if patients are appropriate for the MAT program; and Accepts any patient seeking substance abuse services who self-identifies as abusing opioids.) https://ryanhealth.org

    CENTER FOR URBAN COMMUNITY SERVICES – CUCS assist individuals with screenings for and applying to various benefits including health insurance, nutrition assistance such as SNAP and WIC, unemployment, rental freeze programs, and much more! https://www.cucs.org

    FOUNTAIN HOUSE – FH will table at the event to promote member services to people in need of mental health services. https://www.fountainhouse.org

    PROJECT STAY – PS will table at the event, providing resources to people in need of the services they offer. Project Stay serves young people between the ages of 14 and 24 who are: living with HIV, at high risk for HIV, Justice-involved, LGBTQIA+. https://www.nyp.org/acn/community-programs/project-stay

    REVCORE – RC will table at the event to help link people in need of substance abuse services/raise awareness about its work. https://revcorerecovery.com

    LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER – LGBT CC will table at the event to raise awareness about the services they offer including health and wellness programs, family support services, etc. https://gaycenter.org

    BREAKING GROUND – Staff will be present to engage the public. Breaking Ground’s mission is to strengthen individuals, families and communities by developing and sustaining exceptional supportive and affordable housing as well as programs for homeless and other vulnerable New Yorkers

    Kenosha

    Wisconsin

    Activity: IOAD CAMPAIGN
    Date: 25/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 am
    Location: Facebook page of Kenosha Human Development Services
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Kenosha Human Development Services
    Contact: Patti Hansen
    Phone:
    Email: phansen@khds.org

    week long social media campaign for IOAD2020

    Crossville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Naloxone Use Training and Community Health and Resource Fair
    Date: 12/09/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Community Complex
    1398 Livingston Rd
    Crossville, TN 38555
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cumberland County Rising
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 615-588-1622
    Email: Sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Naloxone Use Training and Community Health Fair

    Columbus

    Ohio

    Activity: YPR Columbus Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Goodale Park (gazebo)120 West Goodale Street

    Columbus, OH 43215
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Young People in Recovery
    Contact: Dana Fleetham
    Phone: 937-239-1032
    Email: columbusoh@youngpeopleinrecovery.org

    YPR Columbus will be providing candles, masks, and hand sanitizer. Please feel free to bring pictures, art, poems…whatever you feel is appropriate.

    After the candles are lit, we will take turns saying our loved ones’ names out loud. If you are unable to be there in person and would like us to read your loved one’s name on your behalf, please send their name to columbusoh@youngpeopleinrecovery.org.

    Harrisonburg

    Virginia

    Activity: Virtual Educational Presentation
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:30 am
    Location: 755 Martin Luther King Jr way
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Futuro Latino Coalition
    Contact: Liliana Penalver
    Phone: 5405684048
    Email: Penalvlx@jmu.edu

    Futuro Latino is hosting VIRTUAL Webinar which educates participants about the The opioids.
    More details about this event will be published here or FLC social media during the next few days.
    In the weeks leading up to Overdose Day we will be sharing education information on our Futuro Latino Coalition Facebook page.

    Newton

    New Jersey

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Walk Through Memorial in Newton
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: The Newton Green – 4 High St, Newton, NJ 07860
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Center for Prevention and Counseling
    Contact: Abigail Thomas
    Phone: 973-940-2966
    Email: abigail@centerforprevention.org

    In observance of International Overdose Awareness Day, The Center for Prevention and Counseling and volunteers from the Sussex County Recovery Community invite the public to a walk through candlelight vigil photo memorial on Monday, August 31, 2020 anytime between 6 and 8 p.m. Luminaries and photos will frame walkways of the Newton Town Square representing love for all who have lost someone to drug overdose and hope for those still struggling with substance use. This free event will practice safe social distancing and also require visitors to wear masks in accordance with NJ’s current COVID-19 guidelines.

    Minneapolis

    Minnesota

    Activity: 11th Overdose Awareness Day Virual Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: YouTube channel
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Minnesota Overdose Awareness
    Contact: Miles
    Phone: 6128065670
    Email: mnodaware@gmail.com

    3 speakers followed by tribute video

    Charles Town

    West Virginia

    Activity: Memorial tree
    Date: 25/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: https://www.facebook.com/fullcirclehealingcenterwv
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Full Circle Healing Center
    Contact: Joann or Debra
    Phone: 681-252-3334
    Email: fullcirclehealingcenterwv@gmail.com

    Through Facebook, email, phone- individuals can submit names of loved ones who have died from overdose. We will engrave name on wooden heart which will go onto the memorial tree on our wall. Individuals can visit our behavioral health center to see the tree (COVID-19 safety protocols in place)

    Knoxville

    Tennessee

    Activity: TN Candlelight Virtual Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Zoom – Knoxville
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Tennessee Overdose Prevention
    Contact: Nancy Daniels
    Phone: 8655994776
    Email: TNOverdosePrevention@gmail.com

    Tennessee Overdose Prevention is partnering with LINKED to host our 6th annual International Overdose Awareness Day Event on August 31st, 2020 at 7:30 PM EDT. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our event will be live-streamed over Zoom. Participants must pre-register for the event.

    2020 International Overdose Awareness Day

    Our main activity will be the Candlelight Virtual Vigil. At the end of our Remembering slideshow, we are asking everyone to participate by lighting their own candle in honor of those lost to addiction, including overdose, suicide, and other effects of substance use disorder.

    “In preparation for the event, our non-profit partner, LINKED, has tagged over 200 resources (of 25,000+ resources) to show you more information on IOAD activities and events across the country and ideas for community such as turning homes, bridges, and buildings purple, flying flags at half-mast, and having the message on the back of buses.

    These resources may direct you to overdoseday.com to see the Activities, Ideas, the History of this event or to see the 2020 Activities for your state. Some of the activities and events may be a part of IOAD but not listed on the overdoseday.com site yet.

    To find these resources and more information, visit our website
    https://www.youarelinked.org/2020-international-overdose-awareness-day/”

    Another way to find additional information is to search the following hashtags on your browser or on social media with the following hashtags.
    #IOAD2020VirtualVigil
    #IOAD2020
    #IOAD2020EventsTN
    #IOAD2020Purple
    #IOAD2020Ideas
    #IOAD2020Flags

    We hope to turn a photo of the Zoom Candlelight Virtual Vigil into a digital billboard to remember those we’ve lost.

    Activities leading up to the Candlelight Virtual Vigil on August 31.:

    BILLBOARDS
    We hope to turn a photo of the Zoom Candlelight Virtual Vigil into a billboard to remember those we’ve lost.
    TOP will have at least 15 Narcan and Recovery billboards this year on Clinton Highway by Walmart and in Solway by the bridge going to Knoxville.

    Click on the following link to see our billboards from 2016-2020
    https://www.tnoverdoseprevention.org/billboards”

    MAPPING OUR LOST LOVED ONES

    “As a part of our International Overdose Awareness Day celebration, we have started a social media campaign to honor loved ones lost to overdose. We are using Jeremiah Lindemann’s Celebrating Lost Loved Ones map. Please add your loved ones and then share the link with two more people, so more people will be able to honor their loved ones.
    https://www.youarelinked.org/remembering/”

    TURNING YOUR COMMUNITY PURPLE
    TOP has joined with other communities who are turning landmarks and lights purple in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day. TOP has continued their Facebook group called “Turning Your Community Purple 2018, 2019, 2020 that you can use to share photos of your homes, bridges and buildings turning purple and to be linked to other groups encouraging us to light up their homes and their community purple.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1542220495898776/?ref=share

    PROCLAMATION & FLAGS AT HALF-MAST

    The Tennessee Senate has signed a proclamation officially recognizing August 31st as International Overdose Awareness Day.

    TOP created templates for an Overdose Awareness Day Proclamation and Flying our Flags at Half-Mast. These can be edited to send to governmental and city officials in other states and cities. Please contact TOP if you know a mayor or other local official with whom you could share these documents. We will share our template.

    Celina

    Tennessee

    Activity: Naloxone Use Training and Drug Take Back Event
    Date: 26/09/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 139 East Lake Avenue
    Celina, TN 38551
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 615-588-1622
    Email: Sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Naloxone Use Training and Drug Take Back Event

    Laconia

    New Hampshire

    Activity: Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Bartlett Beach 88 Winnisquam Ave. Laconia, NH
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Navigating Recovery
    Contact: Erica Gilbert
    Phone: 603-524-5939
    Email: erica@navigatingrecovery.org

    prayers, testimonials, resources, reading of names, and a silent sunset walk.

    Sebring

    Florida

    Activity: Homeless Camp-PPE & Covid19 Essential Supplies Giveaway-Narcan
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: GIVEAWAY IS FROM 2-2:30pm@HOMELESS CAMP BEHIND WALMART/

    3525 US Hwy 27 N,

    Sebring, FL 33870
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: LUIS GARCIA -Firefighter/Pararamedic (RETIRED)@ USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with NARCAN ( FB Page & GoFundMe)Firefighter/Pararamedic (RETIRED)@ USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with NARCAN ( FB Page & GoFundMe)
    Phone: 9548594696
    Email: luisgarciafla2@gmail.com

    IN HONOR OF INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY-AUGUST 31

    WORLD Overdose Awareness DAY Narcan & PPE & COVID19 HOMELESS SUPPLY Giveaway

    Clothing, water, hygiene supplies, blankets, backpacks, NARCAN, pizza..LIMITED SUPPLIES of each given to each recipient.

    GIVEAWAY IS FROM 2-2:30pm

    @HOMELESS CAMP BEHIND WALMART/

    3525 US Hwy 27 N,

    Sebring, FL 33870

    https://www.facebook.com/events/785057508905301/

    QUESTIONS? Call Luis Garcia@ 954-859-4696

    PLEASE DONATE TO MY GOFUNDME which makes this possible

    https://www.gofundme.com/south-fla-opioid-crisis-lifesaving

    Sebring

    Florida

    Activity: WORLD Overdose Awareness DAY Narcan & PPE & Covid19 Free Supply
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: GIVEAWAY IS FROM 10AM-2PM
    MUST PREREGISTER AT 954-859-4696
    This is a socially distanced/ no contact drive up giveawayDrug Free Highlands (Heartland Core Wellness)
    223 Pomegranate Ave,
    Sebring, FL 33870
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: LUIS GARCIA -Firefighter/Pararamedic (RETIRED)@ USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with NARCAN ( FB Page & GoFundMe)
    Phone: 9548594696
    Email: luisgarciafla2@gmail.com

    IN HONOR OF INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY-AUGUST 31

    WORLD Overdose Awareness DAY Narcan & PPE & COVID19 LIVING SUPPLIES Giveaway

    PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED AT 954-859-4696. Please leave a voicemail. No texting.

    GIVEAWAY IS FROM 10AM-2PM

    This is drive up event/ NO contact. Items will be in a sealed bag in a bin. You drive up , get your items and drive off.

    ARE YOU in Florida? PREREGISTER for FREE items!

    ARe you struggling financially? Just can’t find supplies?

    GETTING READY TO REOPEN? Do you need any essential/scarce supplies for BUSINESS OR HOME or PPE for COVID-19 that you can’t find in stores?

    Want a NARCAN spray to save a life? MUST register@ 954-859-4696

    https://www.facebook.com/events/301699267806150/

    I’ll help you thanks to GoFundMe donors.

    Community COVID 19 Essential Supply PPE Narcan Free Giveaway# 32

    PLEASE FOLLOW COVID19 SOCIAL DISTANCE PRECAUTIONS!

    WE will be set up at tables IN the PARKING LOT

    PREREGISTRATION BY PHONE (NO TEXT) Required…

    QUESTIONS? Call Luis Garcia@ 954-859-4696

    PLEASE DONATE TO MY GOFUNDME which makes this possible

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/usa-opioid-crisis-mortality-reduction-with-narcan

    FREE supplies of everything you cannot find for COVID 19: PPE and essential living supplies

    Luis Garcia, a retired 28 year firefighter/paramedic is donating free supplies to all community members unable to find essentials such as PPE and scarce supplies: gloves, N95 and surgical masks, paper goods, Lysol , Purell, Clorox wipes, etc

    RECENT SUN SENTINEL STORY ABOUT THIS:

    https://www.sun-sentinel.com/coronavirus/fl-ne-boynton-beach-retired-firefighter-donates-supplies-20200416-5efowhphgjaozcrcsttybc6qtm-story.html?fbclid=IwAR1eh0df-xPwFZNnoS2PUmOiHijF5RlcI-HLQeu9WrMQTMNkwR0bRc1Blxw

    GIVEAWAY IS FROM 10AM-2PM

    Drug Free Highlands (Heartland Core Wellness)
    223 Pomegranate Ave,
    Sebring, FL 33870

    Bajadero

    Alabama

    Activity: Time to Remember/Time to Act: Overdose Awareness Week PR
    Date: 25/08/2020
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: Street 653 Km. 0.8, Las Dunas Arecibo, P.R.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: University of Puerto Rico – Arecibo
    Contact: ELBA J GUZMAN
    Phone:
    Email:

    Virtual activity: Presentation of educational videos, Virtual Vigil: “Turn your Screen Purple”, Conference: “The Effects of Alcohol in the Young Adult” and Presentation of the Documentary: “Opioids in Puerto Rico: A Chronic Health Problem”.

    Reno

    Alabama

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day – Naloxone Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Virtual
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Meredith
    Phone: 775.830.0920
    Email: marketing@nnhopes.org

    August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day, a global event that aims to raise awareness that overdose death is preventable and to reduce the stigma associated with drug-related death.
    Join us on August 31 on Facebook Live for a virtual naloxone training and discussion on the current state of the Opioid epidemic locally. naloxone, commonly known as Narcan, is a life-saving overdose reversal medication.
    The training and discussion will be hosted by HOPES Behavioral Health Provider/MAT Program Coordinator, Danica Pierce, LCSW, CADC-Intern, and Change Point Nurse, Brendan Dalton.

    Baton Rouge

    Activity: Stop the Stigma
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: 2414 Bunker Hill Drive
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808The meeting will be held via ZOOM.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Dutchie Blanton
    Phone: 2253972279
    Email: rblanton@cenikor.org

    We will host a zoom meeting for elected officials, local first responders, treatment centers, behavioral hospitals, and sober living owners. We want to spread the awareness of overdose in this terrible disease we see and deal with daily. We will have statistics, education pieces, as well as stories being told from first hand first responders. The more people we have, the better. I want this to be the first annual of many!

    Statesville

    North Carolina

    Activity: Iredell Overdose Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: 2172 Wilkesboro Highway
    Statesville, NC 28625
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug-Alcohol Coalition of Iredell
    Contact: Jill McLelland
    Phone: 7048803350
    Email:

    Floaring candlelight vigil

    Kissimmee

    Florida

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Candle Light Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Kissimmee Police Department
    8 N Stewart Ave, Kissimmee, FL 34741
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Osceola Opioid Awarweness Project
    Contact: Crystal Hernandez
    Phone: (407)728-5484
    Email: OsceolaOpioidAwarenessProject@gmail.com

    We will meet in front of the Police Station at 8:00 p.m.
    Speakers, Outreach Materials, NARCAN will be available.
    Light candles

    Bethel

    Connecticut

    Activity: 4th Annual Overdose Awareness Day & Food Drive VIRTUAL
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: ONLINE ONLY for 2020
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The HERO Project
    Contact: Jeff or Julia
    Phone:
    Email: theheroproject.bethel.ct@gmail.com

    The HERO Project and Bethel United Methodist Church’s 4th Annual International Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil and Food Drive WILL BE 100% VIRTUAL IN 2020. The event will be livestream on The HERO Project’s Facebook page with a link to the Bethel Food Pantry’s donation button. As in the past, this event will include glowing luminarias, with names of loved ones lost – remember/Honor/Heal.

    Fraser

    Michigan

    Activity: Macomb County Overdose Awareness Gathering
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 34385 Garfield, Fraser, Michigan 48026
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Families Against Narcotics, Macomb County
    Contact: Denise T.
    Phone:
    Email: dtononi8859@wowway.com

    An evening of remembrance, support, and hope. This event is intended to raise awareness, educate the community on the resources and support available to help prevent overdoses, and to show our support for the loved ones of the deceased who are still grieving. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this gathering will be limited in attendance to 100 people. There will be a memorial video of lost love ones. Video submission due by August 21. See Facebook event for registration and video submission information.

    Reno

    Nevada

    Activity: Free ZOOM consultations on education of MPT
    Date: 24/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: ZOOM call – please schedule 1/2 free consultation with a Philosophical Coach from Buenos Aires, Argentina who helped develop Medical Philosophical Therapy (MPT) that has been successful for decades in addiction treatment. To schedule the private zoom call; e-mail kimadvent@gmail.com.Appointments are being scheduled on Monday, August 24 through Friday, August 28, and Monday, August 31 through Friday, September 4, 2020.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Avanti Wellness LLC
    Contact: Kim Advent
    Phone: +1(702)540-2139
    Email: Kimadvent@gmail.com

    This is open to the public, including those families that have lost someone to an overdose, a family and/or individual struggling with addiction, and any organization working to help those with addiction.

    The scheduled ZOOM call will be private (1/2 hour), and directly with Luis Fain, a Philosophical Coach from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    To schedule a 1/2 hour free consultation with Luis Fain please e-mail Kim Advent, president/founder of Avanti Wellness LLC at kimadvent@gmail.com. www.avantiwellness.net

    Oklahoma City

    Oklahoma

    Activity: OKC International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Scissortail Park – 300 Southwest 7th Street – Oklahoma City, OK 73109
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Substance Use Prevention Alliance
    Contact: Porsche Ray
    Phone: 4055485051
    Email: pray@dccca.org

    Join us in creating a community mural to remember those we have lost and spread hope. International Overdose Awareness Day will be hosted outside at the Robinson Lawn in Scissortail Park. There will be plenty of room to spread out and practice social distancing. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available and are encouraged.

    We are proud to partner with Catalyst Behavioral Health and Red Rock Behavioral Health to provide 100 resources bags including a free Naloxone Kit, Medication Disposal Bag, and other resources items. Registration is not required, but is encouraged to ensure you receive 1 of the 100 resource bags. Additionally, to limit touch points all bags will be assembled before the event making it simple to pick up one bag.

    Dyersburg

    Tennessee

    Activity: #endoverdose
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Dyer County Sheriff’s Office
    401 East Cedar Street
    Dyersburg, TN 38024
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Prevention Alliance of Dyersburg and Dyer County
    Contact: Melesa Lassiter
    Phone: 7318197603
    Email: melesa@martinhousing.org

    Prescription Drug Take Back (bring your used & expired meds for disposal)
    FREE Medication Lock Boxes—prevent accidental overdoses & pilfering
    FREE Virtual Overdose Response Training & resources for Narcan (Naloxone) Kits

    CONTACT FREE

    Union City

    Tennessee

    Activity: #endoverdose
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Walmart Supercenter
    1601 W Reelfoot Ave, Union City, TN 38261
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Obion County Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Melesa Lassiter
    Phone: +7318197603
    Email: melesa@martinhousing.org

    Prescription Drug Take Back (bring your unused & expired meds for disposal)
    FREE Medication Lock Boxes—prevent accidental overdoses & pilfering
    FREE Virtual Overdose Response Training & resources for Narcan (Naloxone) Kits

    CONTACT FREE

    Chattanooga

    Tennessee

    Activity: Social Media Campaign
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Social Media, Virtual Event
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hamilton County Coalition
    Contact: Calandra Smith
    Phone: 423-305-1449
    Email: calandra.smith@hccoalition.org

    We are going to be hosting a social media challenges. We will be having a purple sand challenge, which was inspired by the red sand project that is used for raising awareness on human trafficking by placing red sand in the cracks of the sidewalks. We are going to have purple sand and use the sand to raise awareness on overdoses and addiction through social media. We will have video testimony from love ones who have been affected by overdose and survivors. We will provide information and education materials to various churches to provide during Sunday August 30th services.

    Rocky Ford

    Colorado

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 601 Colorado Ave. La Junta CO.81050
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Otero County Health Department/ OD2A
    Contact: Arlene Cooke
    Phone: 7192414446
    Email: acooke@oterogov.org

    We will have Southeast Health Group with Narcan and direction on how to use it, we will have a speaker, we will have free OD2A gear and over dose awareness bracelets, and we will release floating lanterns into the pond.

    Center Conway

    New Hampshire

    Activity: OD Awareness at MWV Recovery Coalition
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 1620 East Main St Center Conway NH
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: mt-washington-valley-supports-recovery-coalition
    Contact: Jan Spinney
    Phone: 6036620668
    Email: mwvaddictionresource@gmail.com

    Resource tent (socially distancing) , Narcan exchange , sign memorial picture of lost citizens, ..Also on August 29th we are participating in a state wide vigil called 10,000 candles for New Hampshire..

    NEW YORK

    New York

    Activity: Your Future is Bright
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 400 East 30th street New York N.Y
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: New York City Department of Homeless Services
    Contact: SUZETTE COLES
    Phone: 1-516 652-1361
    Email:

    Nacan Training and a day of remembrance

    Bristol

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: PRO-ACT Overdose Awareness 2020
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Southern Bucks Recovery Community Center – 1286 Veterans Hwy, Suite D6-A , Bristol PA,19007
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: PRO-ACT
    Contact: Dan Bauer
    Phone:
    Email: Dbauer@councilsepa.org

    PRO-ACT at the Southern Bucks Recovery Community Center will host a Virtual Overdose Awareness Event for International Overdose Awareness Day. Starting on Monday August 24th and leading up to the closing Virtual Event on August 31st, the Community Center will provide Narcan Training and distribution during designated hours. We will practice safety precautions limiting the number of community members in the building at one time. The opportunity for members to place a ribbon with their loved ones name on it and have their picture taken with our memorial sign will be made available during the Narcan Training times. Our closing day August 31st will include a virtual line up of speakers and time for overdose education using PowerPoint slides provided by Penington Institute.

    San Diego

    California

    Activity: ssalven@ccrconsulting.org
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: San Diego County Administration Building
    1600 Pacific Highway
    San Diego, CA 92101
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: San Diego County Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force
    Contact: Sarah Salven
    Phone: 619-684-5411
    Email: ssalven@ccrconsulting.org

    We will honor the memory of the 644 victims of accidental overdose in San Diego County by placing a sign with their age, sex, and overdose-related drug in front of our County Administration Building.

    Cookeville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Naloxone Use Training
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 am
    Location: 2535 N. Washington Ave
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ROPS 3N, Power of Putnam, Children’s Advisory Board
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 615-588-1622
    Email: sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Naloxone Use Training

    Gainesboro

    Tennessee

    Activity: Overdose Awareness and Remembrance Naloxone Use Training
    Date: 14/09/2020
    Time: 04:30 pm
    Location: 705 S Grundy Quarles Hwy
    Gainesboro, TN 38562
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Jackson County Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 615-588-1622
    Email: Sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Overdose Awareness/Addiction Resource Drive thru event with Naloxone Use Training.

    Lexington

    Kentucky

    Activity: DV8 Kitchen’s 3rd Anniversary with Nighttime Dining
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: DV8 Kitchen
    867 South Broadway
    #140
    Lexington, KY 40504
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: DV8 Kitchen and DV8 Kitchen Foundation
    Contact: Rob Perez
    Phone: 859-492-0312
    Email: info@dv8kitchen.com

    September will be DV8 Kitchen’s Month of Giving. Prior to, in honor of Overdose Awareness Day, on August 31, the public may visit our social media pages to learn about our mission, share stories, and join DV8 Kitchen’s second chance movement.

    DV8 Kitchen’s Night of Dining on August 28 coincides with its 3rd anniversary and will kick off the DV8 Kitchen Vocational Training Foundation’s Month of Giving in September (National Recovery Month).

    On the Night of Dining, the Foundation will share its mission, introduce their staff, and explain how you can be a part of this effort. More information forthcoming on social media.

    Danville

    Kentucky

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Week
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: Danville, Ky.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Boyle County Agency for Substance ABuse Policy, Inc.
    Contact: Kathy Miles, Coordinator, Boyle County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy, Inc.
    Phone: 859-516-5384
    Email: kathy.miles@centre.edu

    Due to COVID restrictions, one event will not be held as in the past. But, community coalition members are encouraged to share information about overdose death prevention, and post memories of friends and family members lost to overdoses in the past year.
    On August 29, some coalition members will host a local radio program. In addition, a local newspaper article will run on overdose statistics and prevention information.

    Maysville

    Kentucky

    Activity: A Time to Remember, A Time to Act
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 2340 Old Main St.
    Maysville, KY 41056
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Leah Clark
    Phone: 606-748-9664
    Email: leahclark96@yahoo.com

    Candlelight vigil to remember those lost to overdose
    Informational booths (Narcan, Recovery Support groups)

    Online

    Tennessee

    Activity: IOAD Narcan Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/international-overdose-awareness-day-narcan-training-tickets-114673824496
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Mark Mason
    Phone:
    Email:

    Join us on International Overdose Awareness Day for a combination Narcan and Count It! Lock It! Drop It! training!

    There are 3 times available for this event: 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

    Presented by Mark Mason, Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist for R6S, Southwest TN.

    Mark Mason is a Humboldt TN native. He has been with the Jackson Madison Prevention Coalition since April 2019 as the Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist (ROPS) of Region 6 South, covering all of Southwest Tennessee. His goal as a ROPS is to educate the public, medical community, law enforcement, first responders, those with Substance Use Disorders and their family on how to use the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone (Narcan). He trains and equips individuals with the life saving drug Naloxone (Narcan). Naloxone is a prescription medication used for the treatment of an opioid emergency such as an overdose or a possible opioid overdose along with always calling 911.

    Deer Park

    New York

    Activity: National Drug overdose awareness Prevention rally
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: venue Geiger Park Deer Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Deer Park Drug Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Valerie St.Bernard
    Phone: 631-948-8706
    Email: DPDrugPreventionCoaliton@gmail.com

    Our event is public but a limit amount of space because of COVID – 19
    We have speakers
    Education A parent that lost their child to substance abuse
    people in recovery.
    Our aim is to Empower, Educate, and Advocate. We want to take the sigma away for substance abuse.
    We are advocating for hope and healing. We are having a candle light vigil for those lost.

    Los Angeles

    California

    Activity: Naloxone as a Technology of Solidarity: The History of Opioid Overdose Prevention
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: ONLINE EVENT ———LIVE ON HHCLA.ORG & HHCLA’S Facebook
    WITH Q & A

    AUGUST 31ST
    6PM- 7PM PDT
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: HOMELESS HEALTH CARE LOS ANGELES
    Contact: Heather Edney
    Phone: 2137391936
    Email: hedney@hhcla.org

    HOMELESS HEALTH CARE LOS ANGELES PRESENTS:
    Naloxone as a Technology of Solidarity: The History of Opioid Overdose Prevention
    with Author Nancy Campbell and Harm Reduction Activist Heather Edney

    LIVE ON HHCLA.ORG & HHCLA’S Facebook
    WITH Q & A

    AUGUST 31ST
    6PM- 7PM PDT

    FIRST 100 REGISTRANTS RECEIVE A FREE NALOXONE KIT

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Overdose Awareness in TN – A Homegrown Solution
    Date: 03/09/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 1704 Charlotte Ave
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Nashville Prevention Partnership
    Contact: Monti Herring
    Phone: 6154953175
    Email: monti@nashvilleprevention.org

    This event will occur during the week of International Overdose Awareness. Attendees will be given the opportunity to meet Regional Overdose Prevention Specialists (ROPS) from their respective counties, and participate in group discussions. They will also have an opportunity to ask experts questions related to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), the recovery court system, faith-based recovery, as well as Lifeliners and Navigators from across the state.
    Receive your Naloxone certification and learn what resources are available for you, a friend, or family member with Substance Use Disorder (SUD). You are NOT alone.
    This is a collaborative event through the dedicated efforts of; TN Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS), BlureCare TN (BCT), Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug & other Addicted Substances (TAADAS), Nashville Prevention Partnership (NPP)

    Worcester

    Massachusetts

    Activity: AdCare Narcan Training
    Date: 25/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
    https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/497317469You can also dial in using your phone.
    United States: +1 (408) 650-3123

    Access Code: 497-317-469
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AdCare Hospital
    Contact: Mary Beth Papcsy
    Phone: 5087999000×4058
    Email: mpapcsy@adcare.com

    This is a free, virtual training on how to administer the overdose reversing drug naloxone, Narcan®, and potentially save a life. Keith Barnaby, CADC, harm reduction specialist with AIDS Project Worcester, will lead the Narcan training followed by Q&A.

    Steamboat Springs

    Colorado

    Activity: I.O.A.D. Chalk Festival
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 522 Lincoln Ave. Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Grand Futures Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Rachel K.
    Phone: 970-879-6188
    Email: admin@grandfutures.org

    Monday, August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day. Grand Futures will be hosting chalk events where all community members are invited to join us by honoring those who have experience or died by overdose.
    Here is how to participate:
    Downtown Steamboat Courthouse, 522 Lincoln Avenue, 11am-6pm
    We will have a table with information and resources for overdose prevention. There will be chalk, please draw a handprint on the sidewalk in remembrance.

    To be mindful of safety guidelines, we ask that participants bring a face covering or mask, and practice social distancing. We also invite anyone who would like to participate in the chalk festival from the comfort of their own sidewalk, to please send us photos and let us know you are participating in the awareness day with us.

    Steamboat Springs

    Colorado

    Activity: I.O.A.D. Chalk Festival
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 775 Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Grand Futures Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Rachel K.
    Phone: 970-879-6188
    Email: admin@grandfutures.org

    Monday, August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day. We will be hosting chalk events where all community members are invited to join us in honoring those who have experience or died by overdose.

    Here is how to participate:
    Craig Chamber of Commerce, 775 Yampa Avenue 10am-3pm
    we will have a table with information and resources for overdose prevention. There will be chalk, please draw a handprint on the sidewalk in remembrance. Providence Recovery Services will be joining us to distribute narcan and train on overdose reversal.

    To be mindful of safety guidelines, we ask that participants bring a face covering or mask, and practice social distancing. We also invite anyone who would like to participate in the chalk festival from the comfort of their own sidewalk, to please send us photos and let us know you are participating in the awareness day with us.

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: DrugFree WilCo Presents: International Opioid Awareness Day Naloxone Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:30 pm
    Location: Online Via Zoom Link
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Michael Bare
    Phone: 9196982306
    Email: mbare@wcadctn.org

    Please join us on International Opioid Awareness Day for a Middle TN training via Zoom to raise awareness about the Opioid Epidemic and the lifesaving benefits of Naloxone.

    Naloxone is the best and only way to reverse and opioid overdose with no negative side effects. The only way to misuse Naloxone is not to use it! Access to Naloxone will be provided after the meeting for all participants.

    Vancouver

    Washington

    Activity: 4th Annual Overdose Awareness Day, Vancouver, WA
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Join us 4-6pm for a drive by/walk by remembrance event located off of 5th and Reserve.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lyn
    Phone: (360) 702-8867
    Email: ohana.swwa@gmail.com

    Drive or walk by the display of 185 people who lost their life due to an overdose. At 6.30pm there is a virtual screening of the documentary “Written Off” with a discussion afterwards. Details are available on Facebook with a link for the documentary.
    Please submit Washington loved one’s photos and dates to ohana.swwa@gmail.com. Please ensure it’s a clear image and not a graphic for a clear photo. Submission is due by August 23.
    You can participate from home by lighting your porch up purple or displaying purple balloons. Share your photos and tag #ioad and #swach
    Community partners include Clark County Opioid Task Force, Clark County Department of Community Services, SWACH, ESD112, Rainier Springs, ACES from Clark Community College, Recovery Cafe of Clark County and Southwest Washington Recovery Coalition.

    Lockport

    New York

    Activity: 4th Annual Lockport Overdose Awareness Rally
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Veterans Park
    400 East Ave
    Lockport, NY 14094
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Lockport Overdose Awareness Rally
    Contact: Sean Millard
    Phone: 716-697-4347
    Email: lpoverdoserally@gmail.com

    Addiction does not discriminate. There is no face for addiction. With the world we live in today and the destruction of the opioid epidemic. Far too many families in this country and all over the world are being affected by overdose, including right here in Niagara, Orleans, Erie, & Genesee Counties.
    Because of this, the need to raise awareness is greater than ever! On August 31st, which is International Overdose Awareness Day, rallies are being held all over the world, including right here in Lockport, NY. This started in Australia in 2001, and rallies have been held every August 31st since. This is the 4th annual Lockport International Overdose Awareness Rally. With the support of Independent Living of Niagara County and countless individuals & organizations, we will be out at Veterans Park on Monday August 31, 2020 at 6:30pm…. (Across from Eastern Niagara Hospital).

    Addiction and Overdoses do not stop just because of Covid 19. In fact addiction and overdoses are on the rise. So we wanted to make sure the rally still went on, and give people a chance to remember and grieve their loved ones with other people feeling the same way. Due to covid 19 this years rally will only be 90 minutes and will look very different. We will maintain social distancing and will require masks. There will be no chairs, and no tents for organizations. No food being served.

    This event will include:

    • Speakers with a background in addiction.
    • Information on facilitates and organizations specializing in addiction will be available.
    • A remembrance table for photos of lost loved ones
    • Candlelight Vigil (free flame-less candles will be provided) with a bell ringing ceremony at dusk for every life lost to overdose in Niagara and surrounding counties for 2019 and 2020.
    • Purple shirts (the color of overdose awareness) will be sold $15.00 each or 2 for $25.00 or FREE if you lost a son or daughter. Proceeds will be donated to Addict to Addict Niagara (part of Independent Living of Niagara County).

    If anyone has any questions, please email us at lpoverdoserally@gmail.com. Anyone struggling with addiction or with a loved one suffering from addiction, we encourage you to come out and get additional information to help save a life.

    HELP BREAK THE STIGMA!!!!

    Goochland County

    Virginia

    Activity: RSAAC Overdose Awareness Virtual Walk
    Date: 24/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Virtual walk – Goochland and Powhatan counties
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: lition Rural Substance Abuse Awareness Coalition
    Contact: Mike Caudill
    Phone: 804-556-5345
    Email: mcaudill@goochlandva.us

    Hosting a virtual walk event August 24 – 30 to raise awareness of overdoses in our community and acknowledge the grief of the families affected.

    Colorado Springs

    Colorado

    Activity: Advocacy Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: TBD- physical and Virtual
    www.pcacolorado.com/#endoverdose
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Rod Rushing
    Phone: 800-604-8978
    Email: rod@pcacolorado.com

    EmbarkPCA is launching the 1st public advocacy event for changes in policy around IV drug use in Colorado Springs. We will also be sharing the event virtually using the event app Whova.
    To add to the impact, we will also provide zoom access to OAD events in Mesa, Pueblo, Arapahoe, Denver, Larimer Counties.

    New London

    Connecticut

    Activity: Virtual Overdose Awareness Week
    Date: 24/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ledge Light Health District
    Contact: Jennifer Muggeo
    Phone: 860.448.4882 x1300
    Email: jmuggeo@llhd.org

    We are promoting overdose awareness through a variety of means given the limitations of physical gatherings:
    1. Lawn signs, banners and posters displayed on site at community partners throughout the County
    2. Masks, tshirts and grocery bags distributed on site at community partners throughout the County
    3. A virtual art show featuring art work from the community about harm reduction and overdose awareness
    4. A series of social media posts
    5. Billboards, radio ads and tv ads promoting overdose awareness
    6. Widespread sharing of our naloxone “catch and toss” videos

    Pueblo

    Colorado

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Proclamation
    Date: 25/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Pueblo County Courthouse 215 W 10th St, Pueblo, CO 81003
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Pueblo County LEAD
    Contact: Christine Zeitvogel
    Phone:
    Email: LEAD@pueblocounty.us

    Reading of the Proclamation recognizing August 31, 2020 as International Overdose Awareness Day 2020.

    Pueblo

    Colorado

    Activity: The Art of Remembrance Virtual Art Show
    Date: 01/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Pueblo County Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/PuebloCounty/)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Pueblo County LEAD
    Contact: Christine
    Phone:
    Email: LEAD@pueblocounty.us

    You are invited to participate in a virtual art show to honor all whose lives have been touched by substance use and overdose.
    Artwork will be featured on the Pueblo County Facebook page and on a commemorative poster. Images may be cropped for the poster. One submission per person please. Acceptable art is anything that can be scanned or photographed including poetry,
    drawings, paintings, sculptures, collage, chalk art, and fabric art.

    To participate in the art show, please submit your artwork to LEAD@pueblocounty.us
    Please include the artist’s name and a brief statement about the piece.
    Submission deadline is midnight on Sunday, 8/23/20.
    Participation is free.

    Town of Islip

    New York

    Activity: Islip Goes Purple
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Town of Islip Heroin and Opioid Task Force
    Contact: MaryAnn Pfeiffer
    Phone: 631-587-5172
    Email: IslipGoesPurple@Gmail.com

    The Town of Islip Heroin and Opioid Task Force will be hosting a virtual International Overdose Awareness Day event on Zoom to kick off our Islip Goes Purple initiative. Islip Goes Purple is a month-long event, during which the hamlets and villages of the Town of Islip decorate their areas in purple to raise awareness for substance use disorder, and show their support for those who have lost family members and those who are struggling.

    Little Rock

    Arkansas

    Activity: Arkansas Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Arkansas State Capitol
    500 Woodlane St.
    Little Rock, AR 72205
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Unity Health
    Contact: Shannon Mulkern or Vena Schexnayder
    Phone: 501-291-0814
    Email: aroverdoseawarenessday@gmail.com

    Arkansas Overdose Awareness Day, Drive-Thru Resource Fair will include several treatment, healthcare and peer support providers to increase awareness for those suffering from substance use, celebrate those in recovery and remember those we have lost. Primary Sponsors include: Unity Health Behavioral Health, Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center, The Bridgeway Hospital, Bradford Health Services and Serenity Park. 14+ Additional Health and Wellness providers will have resources and staff available for info on services!
    Everyone is welcome to attend. Social Distancing Capitol Steps Photo will take place at 6:30pm!

    Waco

    Texas

    Activity: I-35 Interstate Bridge Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: I-35 Interstate bridge near McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: VASA (Voices Against Substance Abuse)
    Contact: Jessica Wheeler-Macias
    Phone: 3612184013
    Email: jmacias@voiceinc.org

    Overdose does not discriminate & families in Waco need your support. We will memorialize our loved ones who’s lives have been lost to overdose with a ceremonial lighting of the I-35 Interstate bridge this @OverdoseDay.

    Williamsburg

    Kentucky

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Nibroc Park108 South Main Street

    Corbin, KY 40701
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Whitley County Health Department
    Contact: Kelsee Dewees
    Phone: 606-765-3077
    Email: kelsej.dewees@ky.gov

    August 31, 2020 is International Overdose Awareness Day! This day is a day remembered across the World. The Whitley County Health Department is hosting a social distancing walk in honor of those who have tragically lost their lives to an overdose. We want to make people aware of overdose prevention! There will also be a guest speaker, who lost her son to an overdose. The Kentucky Department for Public Health will also be there providing mobile nalaxone training. Nalaxone is the overdose reversal drug that is very safe to use.

    We also want to display memories of your loved ones in NIBROC park!

    Elkton

    Maryland

    Activity: 7th Annual Overdose Death Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Elkmore Marina
    30 Park Lane
    Elkton, MD 21921
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Erin Woodie
    Phone: 443-993-7055
    Email: voicesofhope414@gmail.com

    Join us as we reflect and remember our loved ones lost to overdose and addiction-related deaths. Come decorate a candle luminary (provided) for your loved one(s). Posters and pictures are welcome. Pastor Phil Meekins will pray for all of us and our community. We invite you to speak at the open mike, several speakers have already committed. Rob Massimiano will play acoustic music during this event. Please bring a mask and prepare to stay socially distant. Bring a chair, if you like. This beautiful location on the river has a small playground, too. This is a family friendly event. Narcan training will be available.

    Saratoga Springs

    New York

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil and Narcan training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Congress Park, Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Advocacy in Saratoga
    Contact: Maureen Provost
    Phone: 5185878422
    Email: mkdprovost@aol.com

    Candlelight Vigil and Narcan training

    Newnan

    Georgia

    Activity: Tie a Ribbon to the Memorial Tree at Sprayberry Road Park
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Sprayberry Road Park 60 Sprayberry Rd, Newnan, GA 30263
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: GRASP
    Contact: Jean Felts
    Phone: 404-323-4170
    Email: jean.felts@gmail.com

    Please stop by any time between August 29 – August 31 to add your loved one’s name to the memorial tree that was planted at last year’s IOAD event. We will have blank ribbons tied to the tree, just bring a black sharpie. We ask that you take a photo & post it on the International Overdose Awareness Day Facebook page listed below.

    Fayetteville

    Georgia

    Activity: Tie a Ribbon to the Memorial Tree at the Gazebo on the square
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: 140 Stonewall Ave W, Fayetteville, GA 30214-1520, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: GRASP
    Contact: Jean Felts
    Phone: 404-323-4170
    Email: jean.felts@gmail.com

    Please stop by any time between August 29 – August 31 to add your loved ones name to the memorial tree that was planted at last years IOAD event. We will have blank ribbons tied to the tree, just bring a black sharpie. We ask that you take a photo and post it on the International Overdose Day Facebook page listed below.

    Lakewood

    Colorado

    Activity: Community Virtual Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: August 31st, 2020 6PM – 7PM
    Please use this link to join: https://bit.ly/30NOjDc
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Jefferson County Public Health
    Contact: Michael Miller
    Phone: 7209899006
    Email: mmiller@jeffco.us

    Substance use is a significant concern in Jefferson County as rates of overdose and other harms associated with substance use continue to rise. Jefferson County Public Health, the Jeffco Substance Use Partnership and our partners are hard at work driving initiatives to address the crisis. One of the best ways to improve outcomes for substance use is a well-informed and engaged community. Join us to learn more about the scope of the crisis in Jeffco, where to go if you or a loved one needs treatment/support and how to recognize and respond to an overdose. **All attendees who complete the training will be eligible to receive a free OD Prevention Kit – Learn more by joining us at the training!

    Austin

    Texas

    Activity: Texas Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 1909 E. 38th 1/2 St.
    Austin, Texas 78723
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Texas Harm Reduction Alliance
    Contact: Cate Graziani
    Phone:
    Email:

    Virtual memorial; overdose prevention kits; online press conference.

    Silver Spring

    Maryland

    Activity: Community Connections Part 1: A Discussion About the Opioid Epidemic in America
    Date: 27/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Virtual
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Phoenix House Mid-Atlantic, Skyland Trail, Caron Treatment Centers, Help in the Home, Ashley Addiction Treatment, Psychiatric Institute of Washington, Lakeview Health, New Paradigm Recovery, Fusion Academy, INOVA Healthcare
    Contact: Shannon Harris
    Phone:
    Email: sharris@skylandtrail.org

    COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
    AUGUST 27 | 6 PM

    Join us for the first event in our series where we will hear from
    Tony LaGreca about the impact of opiates in America.

    PART 1: A DISCUSSION ABOUT THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC IN AMERICA

    Tony lost his son, Matthew in 2014, due to an addiction to
    opiates which started with a prescription for a college
    football injury. Tony is now an activist for FED UP, a
    national organization that monitors the makers of opioids.
    Additionally he works as a bereavement facilitator for
    parents who have lost a child from substance use disorder.
    He also is a partner with Wahl Street Productions and has
    produced films on addiction with Jim Wahlberg.

    Bristol

    Connecticut

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Brackett Park
    Bristol, CT 06010
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Bristol & Connecticut Clearinghouse
    Contact: Tom Fulton
    Phone: 8607934627
    Email: tfulton@wheelerclinic.org

    Tribute writing to honor loved ones that we’ve lost to drug overdose. These tributes can be kept, shared, or attached to a balloon which we will release in solidarity. We also will be handing out medication lockboxes, disposal kits and other substance use-related resources.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/337949197566833/

    Beloit

    Wisconsin

    Activity: 2nd Annual Overdose Awareness Day Walk
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Families Fighting Addiction
    2nd Annual Overdose Awareness Walk
    Begins and ends at Rock Bar and Grill
    101 Maple Ave
    Beloit, WI 53511
    Questions? call 608-346-9574
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Families Fighting Addiction
    Contact: Tracy Burtis
    Phone: 6083469574
    Email: tracyburtis@familiesfightingaddictioninc.org

    We host an annual 2 mi. walk. We have posterboards of our loved ones lost to their addiction. We then all go out to dinner together.
    This year we have purchased hand fans in the shape of stop signs that read STOP the STIGMA. We also place yard signs along the walking path with addiction taglines and inspiring statements. It has been very well received.

    We are attempting to get the fire department to allow us to release a lantern along the river we walk along. If not, we may just do a candlelight vigil after the walk.

    braintree

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Tri-Town Virtual Candlelight Vigil and Butterfly Release
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Virtual with the towns of Braintree, Quincy & Weymouth MA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Sun Will Rise Foundation
    Contact: robyn houston-bean
    Phone: 7817894604
    Email: robyn@thesunwillrise.org

    Tri-Town Virtual Candlelight Vigil and butterfly release.
    Please join us on a Facebook live feed as we remember those lost to substance use. All are welcome. Visit the Facebook event page bit.tl/30mXiLw on 8/31/20 at 7:00 pm to watch and light a candle with us. Please visit thesunwillrise.org by 8/15/20 to submit a picture for the vigil video or see if your loved on is already on the list and reserve a candle & live butterfly. The pickup for candles and butterflies will be during the day on 8/31/20 in all three towns. Butterflies must be released in the warmth of the day. Specific details on pick up can be found at thesunwillrise.org. Can’t make it to pick up the candle or butterfly? No worries, join us that night and light your own candle.

    Wayne

    New Jersey

    Activity: 3rd Annual Overdose Awareness Candle Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: 475 Valley Road
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Wayne Alliance
    Contact: Robbin Gulino
    Phone: 8626863112
    Email: allIance@waynetownship.com

    Awareness event with community speakers, prayer, music and candle lighting.

    Madison

    Wisconsin

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day White Flag Display
    Date: 22/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Located at Olbrich Park along Monona Dr.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Safe Communities Madison-Dane County
    Contact: Kristina Vaccaro
    Phone: 608-441-3060
    Email: info@safercommunity.net

    We will be having our annual White Flag Memorial Event. We are also asking for photos of those lost for a slideshow. Please check out Facebook page for more informationa t Safe Communities MDC. We also have #Endoverdose apparel available at https://safe-communities-madison-dane-county.square.site/

    Woodstock

    Illinois

    Activity: McHenry County International Overdose Awareness
    Date: 27/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: VirtualCoalition Address: 2200 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Il 60098
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition
    Contact: Laura Crain
    Phone: 815-334-4048
    Email: llcrain@mchenrycountyil.gov

    We are requesting video submissions with messages of hope, memorial, and support. In addition, we have always exited our IOAD with a rev from motorcycle riders so the videos can also be of motorcycles or cars “revving” These submissions will be edited into a video that also includes three personal stories, data about OD, resources, prayer and music by members of the coalition. All of the partners of the coalition will be encouraged to share that video on Thursday, August 27. We have always hosted our event on the last Thursday of August so we wanted to keep that continuity.

    To view our completed video visit

    https://www.facebook.com/McHCoSubstanceAbuseCoalition/posts/876945162834379 or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZnjFRetqVs&t=1s 

    Minot

    North Dakota

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Virtual/Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Aidan’s Promise Inc
    Contact: Mitzie Nay
    Phone:
    Email: mnay@aidanspromise.org

    This year, our event will be virtual. Please follow our Facebook page for details. We plan to have Overdose Awareness Day kits available in the days leading up to August 31st, International Overdose Awareness Day. The kits will include a memorial lantern and we hope to have participants share photos and videos of their tributes to people fighting substance use disorder and those we’ve lost to the disease.

    Carthage

    Tennessee

    Activity: TN Save a Life Naloxone Use Training
    Date: 12/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 115 Water Street Carthage, TN 37030
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: TN Regional Overdose Prevention Specialists 3N
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 615-588-1622
    Email: Sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Naloxone Use Training

    Reno

    Nevada

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day, Reno
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Wingfield Park
    2 S. Arlington Ave.
    Reno, NV 89501
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Join Together Northern Nevada
    Contact: Britany Wiele
    Phone: 775-324-7557
    Email: outreach@jtnn.org

    Participants will be allowed to write messages of hope on the stage and in the pavilion using side walk chalk.

    Partnering agencies will be onsite distributing Naloxone.

    Aurora

    Illinois

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Event and Candle Light Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Simmons Park – Aurora IL
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Breaking Free Inc
    Contact: Betsy Santana
    Phone: 6308971003
    Email: bsantana@breakingfreeinc.org

    Throughout the month of August we will provide drug deactivation and disposal kits to the community.

    On August 31st, we will host an awareness event and candlelight vigil.

    Virtual Narcan trainings will be held throughout the month of September.

    Miami

    Florida

    Activity: Remembering our Angels
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 1668 NW 7Ave
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: IDEA Syringe Services Program
    Contact: Emelina Martinez
    Phone: 7866069047
    Email: emartinez7@med.miami.edu

    Social media posting to remember those we have lost and bring awareness to overdose prevention.

    Marshfield

    Massachusetts

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Sunrise Service Marshfield MA
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 am
    Location: Harbor Park, Marshfield MA
    https://goo.gl/maps/Ya91NGp4JPxRTTjT7
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Marshfield FACTS
    Contact: Jennifer Cantwell
    Phone:
    Email: marshfieldfacts@gmail.com

    Marshfield FACTS and Duxbury FACTS have collaborated again this year for a sunrise service to honor those lost to substance use. On Saturday, August 29th, 2020 starting at 6:00 AM we will gather for music, personal reflections and words of comfort from clergy. Everyone is asked to wear a mask and maintain safe distancing. Attendees may bring photos of loved ones lost to overdose and there will be an opportunity to make remembrance rocks and leave them at the memorial tree planted by Marshfield FACTS.

    Syracuse

    New York

    Activity: Overdose Memorial Video
    Date: 06/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Virtual (Syracuse NY)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Prevention Network
    Contact: Ashley Dailey
    Phone: 3154711359
    Email: adailey@preventionnetworkcny.org

    Memorial video featuring lives lost to overdose from our community.

    Atlantic City

    New Jersey

    Activity: Atlantic County Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Oscar McClinton Waterfront Park
    201 Maine Avenue
    Atlantic City, NJ 08401
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Force of Atlantic County, Inc
    Contact: Bob Catalano, Jr.
    Phone:
    Email: recoveryforceofac@gmail.com

    The 5th Annual event to raise awareness and remember victims will be held in Atlantic City and aims to prevent future overdose deaths by ending the stigma. Master of Ceremonies is ACMike Lopez and this year’s venue has plenty of free parking and a playground for kids. Stand Up for Recovery is the theme and weapon against the silence and shame that has allowed the stigma to persist. Experiences will be shared and a pledge to uphold a Recovery Bill of Rights will take place which outlines a set of principles and practices that are often alluded because of the stigma. Elected officials and candidates for office will be invited to join family and friends of loved ones lost to overdose and take the Bill of Rights pledge, as an act of respect for those who have lost lives to the opioid epidemic and paving the road to ending future suffering. The facts of the man made opioid epidemic will be shared with testimonies from family members impacted. The vigil will include the reading of each life lost (submitted by loved ones) in a candlelight ceremony. The annual Recovery Community Award will also be presented to 2020 recipient, Susan Long, founder and executive director of Angels in Motion.

    Lawrence Twp

    New Jersey

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Virtual Event
    Date: 27/08/2020
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Virtual event via Zoom
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mercer Council on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction
    Contact: Barbara Sprechman
    Phone: 6093965874
    Email: bsprechman@mercercouncil.org

    This will be a virtual event for residents of Mercer County New Jersey. At the end of the presentations and testimonials, a butterfly release will take place at a nearby field.

    Naperville

    Illinois

    Activity: Emotional Core Therapy App Training for Addictions
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 1042 n main st
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Robert A. Moylan, LCPC
    Contact: Robert Moylan
    Phone: 6307881100
    Email: bmoylan111@gmail.com

    I am hosting a call in informational activity where I help users of the new and free Emotional Core Therapy App learn how to identify and treat stress related to addictions and their underlying cause. The ECT App has free video, journal articles,and books as teaching tools.

    Here is my new app which is scientifically proven to be the most effective psychological approach available worldwide to treat addictions.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.emotionalcoretherapy.ectmain

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.emotionalcoretherapy.ectmain

    The Emotional Core Therapy App is now free in the App Store. Just search for “ ECT app” as it was launched today. The ECT App allows one to process nearly all situational stress one feels. This includes addictions, depression,anxiety,anger issues, couple and marital problems, sports psychology, etc. One can even monitor one’s emotional stress level from physical ailments such as cancer, back ailments, Covid-19, etc. The App has free links to my book, video,and journal articles which can also be used as teaching tools.

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/releasing-unwanted-emotions-dr-foojan-zeine-interviews/id1382527139?i=1000480298207

    Jackson

    Michigan

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 am
    Location: 407 W. Michigan Ave front grounds at Home of New Vision
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: JXN Harm Reduction
    Contact: Laura Stephens
    Phone: 5177451890
    Email: lstephens@homeofnewvision.org

    “Empty Chair” all day event
    This event will take place outside. We will be giving tribute to those who have lost loved ones to Overdose with a story and picture of their loved one.
    There will be purple Overdose Awareness flags available for community partners and individuals that support this event.
    Each partnering agency will also be covering social media support with statistical data and support.
    We will also offer the community a chance to be trained in the administering of Naloxone with a free kit upon completion.
    It is our desire to break the stigma associated with SUD.

    Herkimer

    New York

    Activity: Rise Up for Overdose Awareness
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 125 E. Albany St.,
    Herkimer, NY 13550
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: RISE RCOC of Catholic Charutues of Herkimer County
    Contact: Jeff Rohacek
    Phone: 315-269-7838
    Email: jrohacek@ccherkimer.org

    The RISE Recovery Community Outreach Center will observe the day by providing the opportunity for community members to remember their loved ones who have died from a drug-related overdose, those loved ones who have survived an overdose, and those still who are struggling with active addiction. On the RISE Facebook page at RISERCOC go to the link #riseup4overdoseawareness where community members can post stories, videos, pictures or artwork to commemorate their loved ones. Post can be uploaded to the link throughout the month of August

    There is a Zoom event at https://abhealth.zoom.us/j/92019197753 on 8/28/20 starting at 6:00 PM. The event will feature invited speakers and a showing of all the summitted posts. Individuals are also invited to share their personal stories at the event.

    Old Tappan

    New Jersey

    Activity: Silent Memorials
    Date: 09/08/2020
    Time: 02:00 am
    Location: Oakes Park, Central Avenue, Old Tappan, NJ 07675
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Old Tappan Municipal Alliance
    Contact: Anna Haverilla
    Phone: 201-664-5322
    Email: Haverilla@oldtappan.net

    The Black Poster Project “Silent Memorials” is a display with over a 100 awareness posters of lives lost to addition. It is a labor of love created by Dee Gillen after experiencing the loss of her son, Scott, to a heroin/fentanyl overdose in 2015 at the age of 27. It began with a simple post just prior to overdose awareness day 2019. n a few short months, this project grew to include over 100 awareness posters, and sadly is not stopping at that number.

    Pueblo

    Colorado

    Activity: Proclamation
    Date: 24/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 1 City Hall Place
    City Council Chambers, 3rd Fl
    Pueblo, CO 81006
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Pueblo
    Contact: Leslie Crittenden
    Phone: 719-553-2655
    Email: lcrittenden@pueblo.us

    Reading of the Proclamation on August 24, 2020 at 7PM MST – City Council Meeting during Special Recognition

    Blackwood

    New Jersey

    Activity: Remembrance and Hope Memorial Unveiling and Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 236 Taylor Avenue & Chews Landing Road
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Camden County
    Contact: Patty DiRenzo
    Phone: 856-374-6137
    Email: patty.direnzo@camdencounty.com

    Unveiling of newly constructed Overdose Memorial and Vigil honoring those lost to overdose

    Lenoir City

    Tennessee

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Fountain in downtown Loudon, TN
    504 Grove St, Loudon, TN 37774
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Prevention Alliance of Loudon County
    Contact: Victoria Cowell
    Phone: 865-816-8445
    Email: tpaloudonco@gmail.com

    On Monday, August 31 at 7 pm, we are hosting a candlelight vigil to admire the survivors, support the fighters (1 in 6 battle addiction in TN), and honor the taken. Wear purple, tie a ribbon on your mailbox or tree, place a purple wreath on your door, or come in person to our vigil. We will have live music, educational information, and activities and culminate with a candlelight vigil.

    Dunellen

    New Jersey

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Ceremony
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Washington Memorial Park
    Washington Avenue and First Street
    Dunellen, NJ08812
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dunellen Municipal Alliance
    Contact: Terri Albertson
    Phone: 732-668-7218
    Email: Dunellenma@gmail.com

    Ceremony to educate community about overdose and substance misuse. To remember those lost to overdose.

    St. Louis

    Missouri

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Caravan St. Louis, Missouri
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Northwest Plaza in St. Ann, Missouri located at the corner of St. Charles Rock Road and Lindbergh.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NCADA
    Contact: Stacie Zellin
    Phone: 314.962.3456
    Email: info@ncada-stl.org

    Because of COVID-19, We are doing things a bit different this year. H.E.A.L. along with Missouri Network For Opiate Reform and Recovery, SOUL( Surviving Overdose & Understanding Loss), NCADA and The Archway Institute will be hosting a Caravan Along with the help of the St. Ann Police Department. We ask that you show up early if you need to decorate your vehicle. So bring your car, truck or motorcycle along with decorations. Ideas for decorations are, purple balloons, ribbons, pictures of your loved ones, etc. We will be meeting at the old Northwest Plaza at the corner of Lindbergh and the St. Charles Rock Road in St. Ann, MO. The route will not go on to any highways so you don’t have to worry about highway speeds ruining your decorations. As details develop this will be updated so check back often.

    Don’t forget to look for the billboard at Highway 40 and Jefferson in Downtown St. Louis, MO.

    LAREDO

    Texas

    Activity: 4th Annual International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: 2207 ADRIANA CT
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Myke’s Purpose Overdose Awareness
    Contact: 956-740-0633
    Phone:
    Email: mykeyspurpose@gmail.com

    Due to COVID-19 restrictions we will be unable to host our public event as we have in the past, however, we must continue to acknowledge and recognize IOAD and we will honoring those we have lost by making a floating lantern pool memorial and digital photography display on our Facebook Page

    Worcester

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Virtual Purple Flag Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Overdose Prevention Fund
    Contact: Brittany Chapman
    Phone:
    Email: overdosepreventionfund@gmail.com

    August 31st marks this year’s International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Join us in commemorating the loved ones we have lost due to overdoses in Massachusetts and supporting all who are grieving.

    Throughout the month of August, we invite you to create your own interpretation of a purple flag and post it to our Facebook page (@OverdosePrevention) to be shared.

    All are welcome to use our cover photo to show your support and spread the message that overdose death is preventable and recovery is possible.

    #IOAD2020 #EndOverdose #ICarryNarcan #Recovery

    Please check our Facebook page for updates as we are in the process of finalizing the details for additional events and efforts.

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Day of Remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: 6030 Neighborly Drive
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Nashville Recovery Center
    Contact: Mitzi Dawn
    Phone: 6154242600
    Email: unicorn@nashvillerecoverycenter.com

    We are asking on social media for people to send names and pictures of loved ones they want remembered. The day of, we will read the names and add the to the IOAD wall of remembrance. We will also have some speakers and musicians.

    A limited amount of public can participate in person (50 with social distancing and masks) and we will live stream the event for those at home.

    New Jersey

    Activity: Responding to an Opioid Overdose at Home
    Date: 14/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Online Event
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: New Jersey Harm Reduction Coalition & Families for Sensible Drug Policy
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Join us for a naloxone training & discussion about what non-judgemental support and radical love from families can look like.

    On Friday 14 August at 5pm, New Jersey Harm Reduction Coalition co-directors Jenna Mellor & Caitlin O’Neil will be joined on by Carol Katz-Beyer of Families for Sensible Drug Policy for a family overdose reversal training, followed by a discussion on harm reduction approaches to a caring for a loved one who uses drugs.

    – We will discuss non-coercive aftercare, advocating for your loved one’s right to health & dignity, and engaging in radical love
    – Participants can contact NJHRC after the training to request a naloxone kit and fentanyl test strip kit to be mailed to them via the NJHRC request line 1-877-4NARCAN

    To tune in at 5pm on Friday 14 August, follow NJHRC on Facebook at facebook.com/njharmreduction, or message us for the link!

    Sioux Falls

    South Dakota

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: 1004 E Ridge Rd 1004 E Ridge Rd
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Melissa Flynn
    Phone: 16053767701
    Email: flynnmel102@yahoo.com

    I am a volunteer for Addiction Policy Forum, Emily’s Hope and Face It TOGETHER. I am organizing a candlelight vigil to be held at a local church in Sioux Falls, SD. The Ransom Church, Freedom Ministries.

    longwood

    Florida

    Activity: Celebrate Recovery Meeting
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: 530 Dog Track Road
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Celebrate Recovery
    Contact: Laurie Jean Harrington
    Phone: 4079274393
    Email: celebraterecovery@northlandchurch.net

    Christian 12 Step Meeting, Large group with Testimony/Lesson and Issue Specific, Gender Specific Open Share Groups

    Carbondale

    Colorado

    Activity: Aperture Of Hope – You Matter flag display honoring those who have passed from substance in the Roaring Fork Valley
    Date: 24/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Purple flag display in a variety of locations in the Roaring Fork Valley (Glenwood Springs to Aspen).
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Cath Adams
    Phone: 970.948.3621
    Email: cath@apertureofhope.com

    Purple flag display in remembrance of those who have passed from substance in the tri counties (Pitkin, Eagle, Garfield) of the Roaring Fork Valley in Colorado between the years of 2017-2019. Fifty two flags will be displayed in five different locations throughout the valley. This is intended to be a visual display rather than a social gathering due to COVID-19.
    “I will always try to be a light to someone else’s life, no matter the circumstances. Mom lets you and I talk to the high schoolers about addiction, let’s write a book and take photos. You and I, mom, we can do this together and save lives.”
    – Emily Irene Adams 1998 – 2020 (accidental fentanyl intoxication)

    Gardner

    Massachusetts

    Activity: North Central MA IOAD and Night of Hope
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: virtual
    City Hall -95 Pleasant St. Gardner Ma
    First Congregational Church- 28 Green St. Gardner, Ma
    Alyssa’s Place Peer Recovery Center- 301 Central St. Gardner, MA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AED Foundation Inc/ Alyssa
    Contact: MIchelle Dunn
    Phone: 9783147889
    Email: michelle@aedfoundationinc.org

    A majority of our event will be virtual. Gardner Public Access will be playing a pre-recorded memorial video with speakers starting at 7 pm.
    Luminaries will be placed on Gardner City Hall lawn and lit at approximately 8 pm. Luminaries will be available to be decorated either at the center or taken home to decorate and returned to Alyssa’s Place PRSC. Other pick up locations are being established and for more information please contact 978-364-0920 or check out our Facebook pages; AED Foundation and Alyssa’s Place Peer Recovery and Resource Center.

    Alesandria

    Louisiana

    Activity: Millie Mattered Overdose Awarness Day
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: North City Park Blvd. Alexandria La.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lilly Harvey
    Phone: 3184031310
    Email: milliemattered@gmail.com

    Displaying the 3000 plus faces of those who’s lives Mattered but have been taken by overdose, on the Banners of Can You See Me Now. A presentation video of the state coordinators for the Drug Epidemic Walk Across America. The testimony of Millie Mattered. Guest Speaker Bobby Russell with Firebrand Ministries telling his experience of his little brother overdose. Tim Heard with rkvry talkz to speak on recovery and the dangers of overdose after getting sober.

    Jackson

    Tennessee

    Activity: International Drug Overdose Awareness Day Narcan Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: Zoom online event
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Jackson-Madison Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Kristen Wilson
    Phone: 731-694-0502
    Email: Kristen@jmprevent.org

    Learn the signs of opioid overdose and how to administer the opioid overdose reversal drug, Naloxone.
    About this Event
    Training available multiple times during the day that can be chosen at registration.
    Join us on International Overdose Awareness Day for a combination Narcan and Count It! Lock It! Drop It! training!
    Presented by Mark Mason, Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist for R6S, Southwest TN.
    Mark Mason is a Humboldt TN native. He has been with the Jackson Madison Prevention Coalition since April 2019 as the Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist (ROPS) of Region 6 South, covering all of Southwest Tennessee. His goal as a ROPS is to educate the public, medical community, law enforcement, first responders, those with Substance Use Disorders and their family on how to use the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone (Narcan). He trains and equips individuals with the life saving drug Naloxone (Narcan). Naloxone is a prescription medication used for the treatment of an opioid emergency such as an overdose or a possible opioid overdose along with always calling 911.

    Narcan Training by Mark Mason. Drop It – Count It – Lock It  training by Kristen Wilson.  Sessions at 9.30am, 1.30pm and 6.30pm

    Mount Vernon

    Washington

    Activity: County Wide Temporary Memorials
    Date: 21/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Six temporary memorials will be visible throughout Skagit County between August 21st and September 4th. See the location of each memorial site below:
    Anacortes – Tommy Thompson Parkway near the Skatepark; 2313 R Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221
    Burlington – Burlington Edison High School Tennis Courts; 301 N Burlington Blvd, Burlington, WA 98233
    Concrete – East Skagit County Community Resource Center; 45770 Main St, Concrete, WA 98237
    La Conner – Baseball Field on Maple Ave; near 406 Maple Ave, La Conner, WA 98257
    Mount Vernon – Lions Club Roadside Park; 501 Freeway Dr, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
    Sedro-Woolley – Near the locomotive and ‘Welcome to Sedro-Woolley’ sign; corner of Ferry St and N Cascades Hwy, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284*Please be aware that locations could change
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Skagit County Public Health
    Contact: McKinzie Gales
    Phone: (360)416-1528
    Email: mgales@co.skagit.wa.us

    Six temporary memorials (i.e., banners) will be placed throughout Skagit County in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Elizabethton

    Tennessee

    Activity: conversation about substance abuse
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Zoom
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Carter County Drug Prevention
    Contact: Jilian Reece
    Phone: 4233428008
    Email: ccdpdirector@outlook.com

    Carter County Drug Prevention hosts a forum for anyone effected by or interested in learning more about and decreasing stigma around substance abuse. Panelists Rachel Roden of First Judicial District Felony Recovery Court, Sherry Barnett, Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist, Kim Crowder of Kingsport Family Recovery, Craig Forrester of Recovery Resources, Polly Jessen of Frontier Health, Scott Vaughn, Intuitive Reader and Energy Healer and Lisa Taylor, family substance abuse survivor will share stories and resources with participants.
    This event is part of CCDP’s “conversations” on hot topics series and being held in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day. .

    Carthage

    Tennessee

    Activity: Lights for Recovery
    Date: 24/09/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Historic Courthouse
    211 Main St. N
    Carthage, TN 37030
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: TN Regional Overdose Prevention Specialists; SCDPC
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 6155881622
    Email: Sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Candlelight Vigil and Naloxone Use Training

    Daytona Beach

    Florida

    Activity: Keeping Hope: Overdose Awareness & Remembrance Day
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Daytona Beach Christian Drive-in Church
    3140 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32118
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Volusia Recovery Alliance
    Contact: Cathy Hartman
    Phone: 386-490-2234
    Email: CathyHartman@VolusiaRecoveryAlliance.org

    Join us for an evening of remembrance, education and hope.

    International Overdose Awareness Day acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends and remembers those who have died due to drug overdose. The day helps reduce the stigma of Substance Use Disorder (SUD), showing that recovery is possible and that overdoses can be prevented.

    ACTIVITIES:
    Gift bags with Program, grief support, solutions to SUD and more

    Drive up resource tables offering Narcan/harm reduction resources, # End Overdose shirts, wrist bands and pins for donation, water & packaged snacks

    Volusia County Proclamation for IOAD

    Speakers who have been impacted by overdose

    Time of remembrance for loved ones who have died due to overdose along with short reflections by family members

    Reading of names

    Remembrance Ceremony

    This will be a drive in event where participants watch from the comfort of their car and tune in to 88.5 on their radio. There will be some physically distanced seating available, both in the chapel and outside. CDC Recommendations are being followed during this event.

    For those unable to make the event in person, we will be broadcasting on VRA’s Facebook live feed at the same time. A great opportunity to create your own small gathering and participate in the comfort of your home.

    The Volusia Recovery Alliance event is sponsored by Daytona Beach Drive-In Christian Church and SMA Healthcare.
    https://www.facebook.com/VolusiaRecoveryAlliance/
    www.volusiarecoveryalliance.org

    Lake Placid

    Florida

    Activity: Community COVID 19 Essential Supply PPE Narcan Free Giveaway# 31
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: GIVEAWAY IS FROM 4PM-8PM– MUST PREREGISTER AT 954-859-4696This is a socially distanced/ no contact drive up giveaway

    Bethel Baptist Church of Lake Placid, FL
    216 E Park St, Lake Placid, FL. 33852
    corner of Park and Magnolia.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: LUIS GARCIA -Firefighter/Pararamedic (RETIRED)@ USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with NARCAN ( FB Page & GoFundMe)
    Phone: 9548594696
    Email: luisgarciafla2@gmail.com

    IN HONOR OF INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY-AUGUST 31 & IN MEMORY OF Jared Benjamin Wyland (5/9/02 – 3/25/20)

    WORLD Overdose Awareness DAY Narcan & PPE & COVID19 LIVING SUPPLIES Giveaway

    PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED AT 954-859-4696. Please leave a voicemail. No texting.

    GIVEAWAY IS FROM 4-8PM

    This is drive up event/ NO contact. Items will be in a sealed bag in a bin. You drive up , get your items and drive off.

    ARE YOU in Florida? PREREGISTER for FREE items!

    ARe you struggling financially? Just can’t find supplies?

    GETTING READY TO REOPEN? Do you need any essential/scarce supplies for BUSINESS OR HOME or PPE for COVID-19 that you can’t find in stores?

    Want a NARCAN spray to save a life? MUST register@ 954-859-4696

    https://www.facebook.com/events/3147300185316957/

    I’ll help you thanks to GoFundMe donors.

    Community COVID 19 Essential Supply PPE Narcan Free Giveaway# 31

    PLEASE FOLLOW COVID19 SOCIAL DISTANCE PRECAUTIONS!

    WE will be set up at tables IN the PARKING LOT

    PREREGISTRATION BY PHONE (NO TEXT) Required…

    QUESTIONS? Call Luis Garcia@ 954-859-4696

    PLEASE DONATE TO MY GOFUNDME which makes this possible

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/usa-opioid-crisis-mortality-reduction-with-narcan

    FREE supplies of everything you cannot find for COVID 19: PPE and essential living supplies

    Luis Garcia, a retired 28 year firefighter/paramedic is donating free supplies to all community members unable to find essentials such as PPE and scarce supplies: gloves, N95 and surgical masks, paper goods, Lysol , Purell, Clorox wipes, etc

    RECENT SUN SENTINEL STORY ABOUT THIS:

    https://www.sun-sentinel.com/coronavirus/fl-ne-boynton-beach-retired-firefighter-donates-supplies-20200416-5efowhphgjaozcrcsttybc6qtm-story.html?fbclid=IwAR1eh0df-xPwFZNnoS2PUmOiHijF5RlcI-HLQeu9WrMQTMNkwR0bRc1Blxw

    GIVEAWAY IS FROM 4PM-8PM

    Bethel Baptist Church of Lake Placid, FL
    216 E Park St, Lake Placid, FL. 33852
    corner of Park and Magnolia.

    Locust Grove

    Virginia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 20/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: 2130 Germanna Hwy.
    Locust Grove, VA 2250810000 Germanna Point Drive
    Fredericksburg, VA 22408

    Online via Zoom
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Germanna Community College
    Contact: 540-423-9121
    Phone:
    Email: alandes@germanna.edu

    Drive Up Pep Rally
    August 20, 2020
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    In part to pep rally hosted by Student Activities. Pick up your FREE Overdose T-shirt and helpful resource packets.
    Presenter: Alicia Landes and Pam Frederick, Germanna Community College
    How to Participate: Locust Grove Campus parking lot
    Point of contact: alandes@germanna.edu

    Drive Up Pep Rally
    August 21, 2020
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    In part to pep rally hosted by Student Activities. Pick up your FREE Overdose T-shirt and helpful resource packets.
    Presenter: Alicia Landes and Pam Frederick, Germanna Community College
    How to Participate: Fredericksburg Area Campus parking lot
    Point of contact: alandes@germanna.edu

    Let’s See Your Purple by Showing Support and Honoring Loved Ones
    August 31, 2020
    All Day
    Part of International Overdose Awareness Day
    If you were able to make it to the Drive Up Pep Rally and received a #END Overdose t-shirt, please send us a photo of yourself showing support or honoring a loved one who has either lost the battle to addiction or showing support for a loved one who is currently battling addiction. If you were not able to make the Drive Up Pep Rally, send us a photo of you showing support or honoring a loved one of yourself decked out in purple attire. Let’s see that purple! Photos provided during this event, can be used for distribution purposes by the college.
    Details of where to send the photos coming soon.
    Presenter: Hosted by Germanna Community College Counseling Services
    How to Participate: TBA
    Point of contact: alandes@germanna.edu

    The Opiate Epidemic: What You Need to Know & How Can You Help?
    August 31, 2020
    10:00 am to 11:30 am
    Part of International Overdose Awareness Day
    Opioid addiction has been declared an epidemic and a national emergency. Since COVID, overdose deaths have increased. 8% of high school students and 7% of middle school students report taking prescription drugs not prescribed to them. It is imperative that we do a better job of identifying and treating opiate addiction. This training will give you an introduction to opiate addiction, address treatment approaches, and suggest what you can do to help.
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
    Presenter: Carmen Greiner, Be Well Rappahannock
    How to Participate: Pre-registration is required https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArdeCvqT0oG9K62eRIUe2qkUHQxZrW9oDc
    Point of contact: alandes@germanna.edu

    Virtual REVIVE Training
    August 31, 2020
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Part of International Overdose Awareness Day
    Germanna is hosting VIRTUAL REVIVE training which educates participants about how to identify the signs of an opioid overdose and trains anyone how to administer the life-saving opioid reversal drug Narcan. Registration is free. Participation is limited to the first 30 to register in each virtual session. Individuals who complete the 60-minute training will receive access to a FREE dose of Narcan (Naloxone). Follow up information sent after registration is submitted.
    Presenter: Sherry Norton-Williams, RACSB Prevention Specialist
    How to Participate: Pre-registration is required https://bit.ly/VIRTUALREVIVE-AUG-31-2020
    Point of contact: alandes@germanna.edu

    Indianapolis

    Indiana

    Activity: Indiana Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Indiana State Museum, 650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Overdose Lifeline
    Contact: Molly Grimm
    Phone: 844-554-3354
    Email: contact@overdoselifeline.org

    Indiana Overdose Awareness Day is sponsored by Overdose Lifeline. This year we will gather on Sunday August 30th starting at 5:30pm.

    ODL honors and recognizes lives lost with a display of photos and a candlelight vigil (send us your loved ones name and photo to contact@overdoselifeline.org to have them included)

    We celebrate our loved ones with a light meal and support for each other. ODL also takes the opportunity during ODAD to recognize individuals and organizations that have contributed to solving the opioid and substance misuse epidemic.

    Nominate someone for an Overdose Awareness Day Award: https://bit.ly/3d8pvZu

    To learn more about this year’s event contact us at contact@overdoselifeline.org

    Los Angeles

    California

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: ZOOM ID: 661 234 3619
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Volunteers of America
    Contact: 323-797-0188
    Phone: https://www.voaww.org/
    Email: jescamilla@voala.org

    We will be hosting a virtual event. We have an educational presentation, and will have a survivor of overdose, and a parent of an overdose victim. We will be focused on the age group under 24 years old.

    San Diego

    California

    Activity: California Bridge Program Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Acute Care Settings
    Date: 30/07/2020
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: 4077 Fifth Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92103
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Scripps Mercy San Diego
    Contact: Tanya Popoff
    Phone: 858-280-4551
    Email: Popoff.Tanya@scrippshealth.org

    Scripps Mercy Hospital and the California Bridge Program are working together to break the cycle of addiction by implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine to patients with opioid related issues. Buprenorphine helps to prevent relapse by reducing cravings and withdrawal. Access to this treatment is available 24/7 at Scripps Mercy Emergency Department for all patients regardless of income, insurance, race, creed, homelessness, or sexual preference. The Scripps provider can provide a prescription for the buprenorphine, and a counselor will work with you to find an outpatient clinic to continue treatment.

    Daly City

    California

    Activity: 4th Annual Overdose Awareness Night
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Mussel Rock Park
    Westline & Skyline Drive
    Daly City CA 94015
    (The old transfer station area, “the dumps”
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jennifer SISSON
    Phone: 6505150891
    Email: jenn75955@yahoo.com

    Keeping Covid in mind, we are being mindful of CDC guidelines at this outdoor event. Started locally in 2017 by Bonnie McNamara (co-host) after the loss of her son, Bobby Gonzaba, we will continue in memory of Bobby and all those lost to overdose. Masks Required Please. Speakers, Literature and a candlelight vigil at Sunset. Please feel free to bring a photo of your loved one in remembrance.

    Toledo

    Ohio

    Activity: Chalk the Walk
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Talbot Clinical Services, LLC.
    732 Main St.
    Toledo, OH 43605
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Northwest Ohio Syringe Services
    Contact: Courtney Stewart
    Phone: 419-213-2655
    Email: stewartcr@co.lucas.oh.us

    Join us for Chalk the Walk on International Overdose Awareness Day!
    “A Time to Remember, A Time to Act.”

    Our community will come together to create a public art memorial for those we have lost to overdose. This event takes place in East Toledo, consistently one of the highest overdose neighborhoods in Northwest Ohio. We will gather at Talbot Clinical Services, LLC, a community hub for Harm Reduction and Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) services. Professional artists will create chalk art on the blacktop of the parking lot. Chalk will be provided for the community to leave messages and drawings on the surrounding public sidewalks.

    If you would like to remember a loved one who has died from an overdose, please fill out this form so their name can be chalked on the sidewalk and read aloud. A brief meditation and a moment of silence will accompany our reading of these names.
    https://forms.gle/s9pefgX65jhgzNKo8

    If you are an artist who would like to request a designated 3’x3′-6’x6′ space, please contact:
    Courtney Stewart
    Phone: 419-213-2655
    Email: stewartcr@co.lucas.oh.us

    *Chalk the Walk will follow all public health guidelines for social distancing. Face coverings are required. Throughout the day we will “go live” to interview the artists. We will also broadcast the brief meditation, reading of names, and moment of silence.

    Mount Vernon

    Ohio

    Activity: End Overdose in Knox County, Ohio
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: 501 South Main Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Knox Substance Abuse Action Team
    Contact: Tina Cockrell
    Phone: 740-392-2200
    Email: tcockrell@knoxhealth.com

    Members of the community are invited to a rememberance ceremony on the lawn at 501 South Main Street in Mount Vernon. Participants will be encouraged to social distance. Family members can bring photos of loved ones and stories to share about their loved ones. The footbridge, tower and viaduct will be lit in purple in memory of those lost to overdose. Additionally, online resources will be provided to secure naloxone in your home.

    Lansing

    Michigan

    Activity: MI-Team Sharing IOAD Rally and Vigil at the Capitol
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Michigan State Capitol
    110 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing Mi 48933
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Team Sharing Inc.
    Contact: Kelly Caudell
    Phone: 8108747168
    Email: kellycaudell1@gmail.com

    On August 31st, International Overdose Awareness Day we will be meeting at the front steps of the capitol to bring much needed and continuous awareness to the Drug/Opioid Epidemic. We shall rally for our loved ones and those still struggling. Michigan won’t lower the flags in honor of our loved ones once a year so we will continue to rally to honor them. All the Michigan banners 1-2 and CYSMN banners 1-17 will be there. Bring your posters, signs, photos and your children’s shoes! But most importantly, BRING YOUR VOICE!! BE THEIR VOICE! Let’s not be silent! This epidemic is not going away!! Candlelight vigil immediately following rally on the Capitol steps.

    San Diego

    California

    Activity: UCSD Health – Emergency Medicine
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 am
    Location: 200 W. Arbor Drive
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: UCSD Health – Emergency Medicine
    Contact: Dennis Whitmyer
    Phone: 619-471-9115
    Email: DWhitmyer@health.ucsd.edu

    Staff of Emergency Medicine will stand in solidarity with those who have lost loved ones to overdose. All staff onsite that day will wear purple “End Overdose” T-Shirts and purple face coverings (for Covid 19). Hospital will fly flag at half staff to recognize those who have lost their lives.
    Expect media attention and political representation.

    Columbus

    Ohio

    Activity: JustInTimeAwareness 3rd Annual IOAD Virtual Event
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: JustInTimeAwareness FaceBook Live
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: JustInTimeAwareness
    Contact: Melanie Schaeffer
    Phone:
    Email: justintimeawareness@gmail.com

    Due to COVID-19 restrictions we will be unable to host a public event this year. However, we are committed to recognizing the importance of this day and the following activitiies are planned for August 30 beginning at 6:00pm; FaceBook Live Tribute Wall, Facebook Live Candlelight Vigil, and words and music of remembrance. We invite you, from your home, to join us to watch FaceBook Live and join us during the activities from your home.

    If you or your family would like your loved one that lost their battle with addiction, to be remembered, honored and celebrated on the Tribute Wall, please email me at justintimeawareness@gmail.com or melanie_schaeffer@yahoo.com and I will provide you with all needed details.

    Overdose deaths are increasing due to COVID-19. This makes taking action to end overdose, more important than ever!

    Warren

    Michigan

    Activity: Warren City Hall lights up purple for International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Warren City Hall
    1 City Square,
    Warren, MI 48093
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Warren – Mayor Fouts’ Office
    Contact: Mayor Fouts’ Office
    Phone:
    Email:

    Warren City Hall will be lit up purple on August 31st for International Overdose Awareness Day and we will also be lowering our flags.

    Lindenhurst

    New York

    Activity: Lindy Cares Operation Medicine Cabinet!
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst NY
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Lindenhurst Community Cares Coalition, Inc.
    Contact: Lori-Ann Novello
    Phone: 5167240551
    Email: lindycareslcc@gmail.com

    Drug Take Back – Community Clean Up – Candlelight Vigil/Memorial

    Adams/Arapahoe/Douglas Counties

    Colorado

    Activity: Night of Remembrance and Hope
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Virtual – Zoom
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership
    Contact: Haley Foster
    Phone: 7202001584
    Email: Hfoster@tchd.org

    This year the Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership (TCOPP) is hosting a virtual Night of Remembrance and Hope. We are inviting people to pay tribute to a loved one that they have lost due to an overdose, someone who may be still struggling or celebrate someone who is in recovery. They can sing or play a song, read poem, show a tribute video and we will provide the platform. This 90 minute event will take place via Zoom on August 31, 2020 from 6:30-8pm MST. Along with the tributes, we will have a parent tell her story of loss and a Police Chief will talk about the the epidemic from a first responders viewpoint and he will also give a training on Narcan. We hope to have an opportunity to provide people who attend the event 2 doses of free Narcan (this still in the works).

    Manasquan

    New Jersey

    Activity: One Flag, One Life
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Chapel of the Star of the Sea
    554 East Main Street
    Manasquan, NJ
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Advocates for the Shore (RAFTS)
    Contact: Robert Sumski
    Phone: 17325815530
    Email: rsumski@optonline.net

    In observance of International Overdose Awareness Day. we will be displaying one purple flag for each life lost to opioid overdose in NJ. Flags can be personalized in memory of loved ones lost.

    Wall

    New Jersey

    Activity: One Flag, One Life
    Date: 27/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Wall Municipal Building
    Allaire & Baileys Corner Rd.
    Wall, NJ
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Advocates for the Shore (RAFTS)
    Contact: Robert Sumski
    Phone: 7325815530
    Email: rsumski@optonline.net

    In observance of International Overdose Awareness Day. we will be displaying one purple flag for each life lost to opioid overdose in NJ. Flags can be personalized in memory of loved ones lost at our Manasquan location.

    Indianapolis

    Indiana

    Activity: Organization
    Date: 22/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: 12710 Tealwood Dr.
    Indianapolis, IN 46236
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Someones Child Helping Hands
    Contact: Heather Feeney
    Phone: 317-414-6469
    Email: Schh2016c@gmail.com

    Light Up The World is an online event this year due to Covid 19. We ask everyone light a candle, and post a picture of the lit candle, and where their location is.

    Newton

    New Jersey

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Social Media Campaign
    Date: 25/08/2020
    Time: 08:30 am
    Location: One Spring Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: County of Sussex Community and Youth Services
    Contact: Lisa Lombardo
    Phone: 9739486000
    Email: llombardo@sussex.nj.us

    Social media campaign to provide information to the community

    Torrington

    Connecticut

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Resource Fair & Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Coe Memorial Park, 101 Litchfield St, Torrington, CT 06790
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Litchfield County Opiate Task Force
    Contact: Lauren Pristo
    Phone: 8606263194
    Email: lauren.pristo@mccallcenterct.org

    Join us as we come together to commemorate the lives of those we have lost to overdose. The event will include a resource fair highlighting local recovery, mental health, and support services in the community. The resource fair will be followed by the candlelight vigil with speakers and a reflection on the names of loved ones who have been lost to this crisis.

    The event will be held in-person in a way that accommodates the latest recommendations for COVID-19. The option to attend virtually will be available as well. For updates and more information follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LCOTF/

    New Canaan

    Activity: 4th Annual Community Addiction Awareness Vigil
    Date: 02/09/2020
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Livestreamed over Facebook and YouTube. Go to our Facebook Event Page for link information.
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Paul Reinhardt
    Phone: 2035646374
    Email: preinhar99@gmail.com

    Our 4th Annual Addiction Awareness Vigil will take place virtually this year. The goal is to talk openly about addiction and recovery, and make people aware of the many resources available. The event includes authentic testimonials about recovery, tributes to those who struggled, and a candlelight vigil led by local faith community leaders.

    New Haven

    Connecticut

    Activity: Signature Sculpture Unveiling and Bi-Partisan Press Conference to raise awarness
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11.30am
    Location: 210 Capitol Ave. Hartford, CT 06106
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: For Cameron and Demand ZERO
    Contact: Fiona Cullinan Firine
    Phone: 2039740478
    Email: ForCameron520@gmail.com

    Outside the State Capital. Socially distanced and we will ask people to please wear masks.
    For Cameron and Demand ZERO commisioned a sculpture, which is now being engraved with the replicated signatures of many who lost their lives to an opioid overdose in the state of Connecticut. CT. Senator George Logan will unveil the sculpture and then hold a bi-partisan press conferce with us, to raise awarenss of the epidemic of opioid deaths in our state and to cut through the stigma so we can raise awarenss of the risk of opioid overdoses and how to help those at risk and prevent deaths.
    The public are invited and welcome to take part in this event as we reflect on those who lost their lives and ask people to edicate themselves on this epeidemic which crosses every racial and socio-economic boundery.

    Las Vegas

    Nevada

    Activity: Virtual International Overdose Awareness Day 2020
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Virtual Event
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance
    Contact: Veronica Portillo
    Phone: N/A
    Email: sonvharmreductionalliance@gmail.com

    The Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance presents our fourth annual International Overdose Awareness Day. This is our time to come together and honor those we have lost due to an overdose and to celebrate those who have found recovery. Our event will have a proclamation and vigil, online naloxone training and demonstration (with free naloxone provided if you live within the state of Nevada), and a panel for discussions and questions.

    Johnstown

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Service
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Point Park overlooking the Stone Bridge
    100 Washington St.
    Johnstown, PA
    15901Virtually – https://www.facebook.com/CambriaCountyDrugCoalition/
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cambria County Drug Coalition
    Contact: Natalie Kauffman
    Phone: 8142419999
    Email: natalie.kauffman@drugcoalition.org

    We will stream our International Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Service from Point Park overlooking the Stone Bridge in Downtown Johnstown at 7pm on Monday, August 31st via Facebook Live.

    Music, Speakers and a Faith Based Vigil will remember the lives of loved ones lost to substance use disorder and honor the surviving families. The Stone Bridge will be lit in purple at dusk.

    McDermott

    Alabama

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Event location TBD Portsmouth, OH 45662
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Deborah Jones
    Phone: 7404038042
    Email: jones.1555@osu.edu

    We are raising awareness to Scioto County’s overdose death rate which rose to #1 in the state of OHIO: 67.3 overdose deaths for every 100,000 residents. Scioto is a southern Ohio county of 80,000 located on the Ohio River. Portsmouth is the county seat. This event will be a recovery attestation activity for individuals who are in active treatment. It will also serve as a living memorial for individuals who have lost loved ones as a result of an overdose. This event will feature President Trumps campaign message www.crisisnextdoor.gov.

    Naperville

    Illinois

    Activity: Organization
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Naperville Grand Pavillion
    912 Honorary Sindt Memorial Ct, Naperville, IL 60540
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Path to Recovery Foundation
    Contact: Deb Lewin
    Phone: 630-234-4271
    Email: help@pathtorecoveryfoundation.org

    This year we will be hosting an Overdose Awareness day event. The event will be much smaller this year due to Covid. We are allowed 50 people total, you must have a ticket to enter. This year the families will be sharing a great story/ memory of the their Loved One that has lost their battle.

    Lexington

    Ohio

    Activity: Fusion Overdose Memorial Night
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Lexington Community Park, Plymouth St Lexington Oh.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: 419-565-5441
    Phone: jen.lemonjl@gmail.com
    Email: jen.lemonjl@gmail.com

    There is several speakers are planned some in recovery and one parent who lost a child. There is an open forum for everyone to who wants to take part can. There is a candle light prayer. Also we do a memorial sky lanterns and a drum circle to finish out the night. If you play a drum please feel to bring it along to join the circle.

    Watertown

    New York

    Activity: Jefferson County Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 05/09/2020
    Time: 09:00 pm
    Location: 167 Polk Street, Suite 320
    Watertown, NY 13601
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Alliance for Better Communities
    Contact: Anita Seefried-Brown
    Phone: 3157884660
    Email: aseefried-brown@pivot2health.com

    The Alliance for Better Communities partnered with a local Drive-In Movie Theater to combine the IODA with a family movie night. Elected officials, NYS Senator, NYS Assemblyman, Chairman, Jefferson County Board of Legislators (will read the Proclamation), Jefferson County District Attorney, Jefferson County Sheriff, Mayor, City of Watertown, Chief of Police, City of Watertown will videotape their remarks which will be played prior to the start of the move.

    Community members entering the ticket gate will receive a swag bag containing education and awareness materials about addiction, treatment, and recovery as well as opportunity to sign up for Narcan training.

    Waretown

    New Jersey

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/07/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Gille Park
    102 Manchester Ave, Forked River, NJ 08731Under the pavilion
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Xodus Recovery Community Center
    Contact: Donna Catlow
    Phone: 7324257938
    Email: xrccenter@gmail.com

    Xodus Recovery Community Center will be hosting our 5th Annual Overdose Awareness Event to honor the memory of those we have lost, those that are still struggling and those that are in recovery from the disease of addictions. We will have speakers and a candle light vigil in memory of those lost to an accidental overdose.

    Fairfield

    Connecticut

    Activity: Fairfield CARES IOAD Vigil
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 1451 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Fairfield CARES Community Coalition
    Contact: Reini Knorr
    Phone: 2035378860
    Email: FairfieldCARES@fairfieldct.org

    Candlelight vigil with speakers, music, testimony, visual display

    Syracuse

    New York

    Activity: Prevention Network
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: 906 Spencer st Syracuse NY 13204. Event will take place in the back parking lot. Look for signs.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Prevention Network
    Contact: Jessica Mozo
    Phone: 3154711359
    Email: jmozo@preventionNetworkcny.org

    Join us on Monday, 8.31 from 3-7PM for socially distant, drive-thru Narcan training. Masked staff members will be available to Narcan train you without leaving your vehicle. Kits, training certifications, medication disposal bags, family support information, and educational material will be available and free of charge. Those without vehicles can receive masked, socially distant training at the event. Help reduce stigma and learn how you can be prepared to save a life with a spray.

    Las Vegas

    Nevada

    Activity: Drug Epidemic Awareness Walk Across America Virtual IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 am
    Location: 5165 TURNBERRY LANE
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug Epidemic Awareness Walk Across America
    Contact: DEBI NADLER
    Phone: 7022711666
    Email: dnadler@cox.net

    Virtual Event held by all our coordinators in each state to honor and remember our lost loved ones due to substance use disorder and to share valuable information to help others

    Republic

    Washington

    Activity: Handprints for a Cause
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Patterson park
    located at the corner of Kean Street and Highway 20
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Danielle Jones
    Phone: 5092079133
    Email:  Ferrycountyoverdoseawareness@gmail.com 

    This years family friendly event is sure to be a good time for all! We are aiming to raise awareness of overdose by providing education and resources to our small community in a variety of different ways. We will be training and distributing for free the life saving drug narcan, offering resources about overdose and answering questions people may have. We will be sharing stories of hope as well as a safe place for others to share all while PAINTING together as a community to promote healing. Food, drinks, peer support and childcare will be available during this event. Please come with your questions and support our small community at this years “hand print for a cause” on international Overdose Awareness Day. Change starts with each one of us. together we can make a difference.

    Please respect local social distancing regulations in place and bring your own mask.

    San Jose

    California

    Activity: IOAD 2020 Concert: Hosted by Stream For Good Events
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: online at:
    https://www.twitch.tv/streamforgoodevents
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lohriemay Arruiza
    Phone: 4084218232
    Email: larruiza@icloud.com

    Pre-recorded memorial video and concert streamed live via twitch.tv.

    Raleigh

    North Carolina

    Activity: IOAD NC Raleigh Rally for Change
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Due to Covid 19, this year’s event will be virtual. Please join our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/IOADRaleighNCRally – Or join our mailing list by emailing us at ioadraleighrally@gmail.com
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NCAPDA (IOAD Raleigh NC)
    Contact: Randy Abbott
    Phone:
    Email: IOADraleighrally@gmail.com

    During the virtual event, you will hear from parents, siblings, and children that have been impacted by an overdose of a loved one. There will be music, resource rooms, and naloxone training. The event will end with the reading of names of our North Carolina Lost Loved Ones followed by a virtual candlelight vigil. There will also be an online photo loop as well.

    Watch for more information on registration and more. the event will begin at 5:00 pm EST and run through the end of the reading of names and candlelight vigil.

    Georgia

    Alabama

    Activity: Realty4Recovery
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:05 pm
    Location: Century 21 Results Realty , Cumming Ga…
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Realty4Recovery
    Contact: 678-793-1303
    Phone:
    Email: Jenniferhodgerealtor@gmail.com

    This year we will have close to 1000 beautiful teacups … each one belongs to a special person in heaven. On the teacups are the name, dob, dod and doc. Girls sit upon lace doilies and boys on leather. These teacups sit together on a beautiful “Purple” tablecloth and they speak loudly without saying a word.
    Together with the teacups will be 11 banners from the “Moms walk across America” which will showcase 1200 beautiful faces that
    Will show what 1 week in America is losing…
    I will be posting on facebook shortly more info to have a teacup made for your special someone….
    Looking to do a short display on Thursday the 29th 6:00-9:00 then Sunday the 29th from 12-5

    Lebanon

    Tennessee

    Activity: Narcan Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:30 pm
    Location: 102 E. Main Street, Rm 102
    Lebanon, TN 37087
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: DrugFree WilCo
    Contact: Michael Bare
    Phone: 919-698-2306
    Email: mbare@wcadctn.org

    Narcan training from our Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist for the 5 county area including Wilson County

    Ferdinand

    Indiana

    Activity: Third Annual Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 27/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 18th Street Park
    422 E 18th St, Ferdinand, IN 47532
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dubois County Substance Abuse Council
    Contact: Jenna Bieker
    Phone:
    Email: dcsac@duboiscountyin.org

    In our current reality of substance addiction and overdose, those who have struggled with addiction or watched loved ones do so deserve a voice, recognition, and support. The event includes a variety of activities such as guest speakers, a poem-reading about addiction’s effects, an opportunity for members of the public to speak, live music, a candle lighting ceremony, a dove release, and access to free materials on substance abuse, addiction, grief, local resources, and more! By hosting this event we hope to remember those who have passed on, support those who experience substance misuse first and second-hand, and, most importantly, inspire hope of overcoming addiction. No one should be fighting alone.

    Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Organization
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: https://www.facebook.com/HospiceandCommunityCare/
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hospice & Community Care
    Contact: Patti Anewalt, Director of the Pathways Center for Grief & Loss
    Phone: 717-391-2412
    Email: panewalt@hospicecommunity.org

    This year’s event will be held virtually through Zoom to ensure the utmost safety for all attending.

    Dr. Mitchell Crawford, bereaved family member and Director of Addiction Services for WellSpan Philhaven will be our Keynote Speaker. The title of his talk is “Overdose: Finding Your Path After Tragedy.” His talk will be followed by a Question and Answer period and we will hold a Closing Memorial and candle lighting, accompanied by musician Deeter Lutz. Children & teens are welcome. During the program Pathways Children’s Grief counselors will meet separately with children ages 5-13 to make a commemorative tile. If children will attend, adults need to pick up the supplies for their craft activity by Friday August 28 at the Pathays Center for Grief & Loss, 4075 Old Harrisburg Pike, Mount Joy PA between 8:00 and 4:00 p.m. If children attend they must be old enough to use Sharpies without supervision and the family would need two devices (smart phone, computer, ipad) and a good internet connection.

    Call the Pathways Center or email Patti Anewalt to register and obtain the Zoom link.

    West Palm Beach

    Florida

    Activity: Community COVID 19 Essential Supply PPE Narcan Free Giveaway# 30
    Date: 29/07/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Future Now Detox
    4384 purdy lane, Palm Springs, Florida 33406(WEST PALM BEACH area-1 hour north of Miami & 2 hours south of Orlando

    GIVEAWAY IS FROM 8AM-11AM
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: LUIS GARCIA -Firefighter/Pararamedic (RETIRED)@ USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with NARCAN ( FB Page & GoFundMe)
    Phone: 9548594696
    Email: luisgarciafla2@gmail.com

    PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED AT 954-859-4696. Please leave a voicemail. No texting.

    GIVEAWAY IS FROM 8AM-11AM

    This is drive up event/ NO contact. Items will be in a sealed bag in a bin. You drive up , get your items and drive off.

    ARE YOU in Florida? PREREGISTER for FREE items!

    ARe you struggling financially? Just can’t find supplies?

    GETTING READY TO REOPEN? Do you need any essential/scarce supplies for BUSINESS OR HOME or PPE for COVID-19 that you can’t find in stores?

    Want a NARCAN spray to save a life? MUST register@ 954-859-4696

    I’ll help you thanks to GoFundMe donors.

    Community COVID 19 Essential Supply PPE Narcan Free Giveaway# 30

    PLEASE FOLLOW COVID19 PRECAUTIONS!

    WE will be set up at tables outside the front entrance.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/948632778898341/

    PREREGISTRATION BY PHONE (NO TEXT) Required…

    QUESTIONS? Call Luis Garcia@ 954-859-4696

    PLEASE DONATE TO MY GOFUNDME which makes this possible

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/usa-opioid-crisis-mortality-reduction-with-narcan

    FREE supplies of everything you cannot find for COVID 19: PPE and essential living supplies

    Luis Garcia, a retired 28 year firefighter/paramedic is donating free supplies to all community members unable to find essentials such as PPE and scarce supplies: gloves, N95 and surgical masks, paper goods, Lysol , Purell, Clorox wipes, etc

    RECENT SUN SENTINEL STORY ABOUT THIS:

    https://www.sun-sentinel.com/coronavirus/fl-ne-boynton-beach-retired-firefighter-donates-supplies-20200416-5efowhphgjaozcrcsttybc6qtm-story.html?fbclid=IwAR1eh0df-xPwFZNnoS2PUmOiHijF5RlcI-HLQeu9WrMQTMNkwR0bRc1Blxw

    EVENT HOSTED BY:

    Future Now Detox
    4384 purdy lane, Palm Springs, Florida 33406

    (WEST PALM BEACH area-1 hour north of Miami & 2 hours south of Orlando

    GIVEAWAY IS FROM 8AM-11AM

    Worcester

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Worcester International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Online – https://www.facebook.com/events/712408352871106/permalink/712719626173312/
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Worcester International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil Planning Team
    Contact: Rev. Aaron Payson
    Phone: 508-963-5959
    Email: Worcoverdoseawareness@gmail.com

    Please join us for an online vigil honoring the lives of those we’ve lost to overdoses.

    Worcester

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Worcester International Overdose Day Awareness Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Online – Register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qfuqvpj0rGtXNreFlXlBbRyMOulbpUk6L?fbclid=IwAR1D9TMn4rWGa1F4X2WQ9kBzXaf_MRGxsc7Rs8ep7pjsDyslC1uLnFCigz4
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Worcester Overdose Day Vigil Planning Group
    Contact: Rev. Aaron Payson
    Phone: 508-963-5959
    Email: worcoverdoseawareness@gmail.com

    The 2020 Worcester Overdose Awareness Day Vigil will be an online event. This annual opportunity to remember and honor the lives of those who have died from overdoses will feature music, remarks from area leaders, families of those who have died, and a virtual candlelighting.

    Piermont

    New York

    Activity: OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY REMEMBRANCE
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: TALLMAN BEACH AND POOL CLUB
    2 Tallman Mountain Road
    Sparkill, New York. 10976
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: FRIENDS OF RECOVERY ROCKLAND
    Contact: caren schwartz
    Phone: 8455482086
    Email: schwartz.caren@gmail.com

    Speakers, informational tables, remembrance candle lighting ceremony, posters display of loved ones who have passed from Substance Use Disorder.
    Food will be served.

    Loveland

    Colorado

    Activity: Treat Addiction, Save Lives: Overdose Awareness Film Series 2020
    Date: 16/07/2020
    Time: 08:15 pm
    Location: “Ben is Back”
    The Lyric Cinema, outdoors
    Fort Collins CO
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SummitStone Health Partners
    Contact: 970-613-1455
    Phone: 3038863068
    Email: mybigdayevents@outlook.com

    Join us for a FREE film to honor lost loved ones and to educate ourselves on addiction and what we can do to support those who struggle with it.

    Loveland

    Colorado

    Activity: Treat Addiction, Save Lives: Overdose Awareness Film Series 2020
    Date: 06/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: “Ben is Back”
    Kress Cinema Lounge
    Greeley CO
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SummitStone Health Partners
    Contact: 970-613-1455
    Phone: 3038863068
    Email: mybigdayevents@outlook.com

    Join us for a FREE film to honor lost loved ones and to educate ourselves on addiction and what we can do to support those who struggle with it.

    Loveland

    Colorado

    Activity: Treat Addiction, Save Lives: Overdose Awareness Film Series 2020
    Date: 20/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: “Ben is Back”
    Park Theater
    Estes Park CO
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SummitStone Health Partners
    Contact: 970-613-1455
    Phone: 3038863068
    Email: mybigdayevents@outlook.com

    Join us for a FREE film to honour lost loved ones and to educate ourselves on addiction and what we can do to support those who struggle with it.

    Loveland

    Colorado

    Activity: Treat Addiction, Save Lives: Overdoes Awareness Film Series 2020
    Date: 02/07/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: “Ben Is Back”
    The Loveland Drive-In, Loveland COPublic/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SummitStone Health Partners
    Contact: 970-613-1455
    Phone: 3038863068
    Email: mybigdayevents@outlook.com

    Join us for a FREE film to honor lost loved ones and to educate ourselves on addiction and what we can do to support those who struggle with it.

    Billings

    Montana

    Activity: Overdose Awareness MT
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Rose Park Shelter -21st W & Ave C
    Billings, MT
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Carol Keenan
    Phone: 4066708850
    Email: cjkeenan@bresnan.net

    To bring awareness of drug overdoses and to remember those who have lost their lives to OD. Speakers, bagpipers, Tshirts, Photos of loved ones

    Tiffin

    Ohio

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Candlelit Vigil
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: A Little Faith Ministries (in the parking lot)
    230 S. Washington St
    Tiffin Ohio
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Project Noelle
    Contact: KELI CLARK
    Phone: 4192712107
    Email: projectnoellehelps@gmail.com

    Information Tables, Speakers, Candlelight Vigil

    Brighton

    Michigan

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Millpond
    411 Millpond
    Brighton, MI 48116
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Amber Renieck House
    Contact: 8105992439
    Phone:
    Email: info@amberreineckhouse.org

    Outdoor venue.
    Live band and speakers.
    Possible food and gathering if covid does not affect it.

    Otherwise we will move to digital event

    Fowlerville

    Michigan

    Activity: 6th Annual International Overdose Awareness Day Event and Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Centennial Park – Fowlerville
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mitchell’s Hope
    Contact: Michele L Wagner and Kelly Caudell
    Phone: 5177755600 8108747168
    Email: MITCHELLSHOPE@GMAIL.COM

    International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

    International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.

    Multiple

    New York

    Activity: #EmpirePurple
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Multiple
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hudson Mohawk AHEC
    Contact: James Norton
    Phone: 5184802432
    Email: jnorton@hmahec.org

    So with Covid-19 we can’t do awareness walks, candle light vigils, etc. So we are hosting an event called #EmpirePurple where buildings and homes are asked to shine a purple light. This can be putting a purple filter over their spotlights or putting a purple light-bulb in a lamp by their window. The idea is to raise awareness of the Overdose awareness day and give people the opportunity to drive around and see all of the buildings in the area illuminated in purple.

    Sandusky

    Ohio

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Shoreline Park
    411 E Shoreline Dr
    Sandusky Ohio
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Project Noelle
    Contact: KELI CLARK
    Phone: 4192712107
    Email: projectnoellehelps@gmail.com

    Candlight Vigil for those lost to the disease of addiction. Speakers and lots of informative tables

    Country Club Hills

    Illinois

    Activity: Balloon Launch and 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:04 pm
    Location: 723 W. 111th St.
    Chicago, IL 60628
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: KIRBY REHABILITATION
    Contact: Lea Kirby
    Phone: 7736144002
    Email: kirbyrehab2@gmail.com

    Balloon Launch

    Santa Maria

    California

    Activity: Let’s Make A Difference
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 4056 SHELLIE CT
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Let’s Make A Difference
    Contact: Danielle M Murillo
    Phone: 8057206986
    Email: jajujomom@gmail.com

    Drug overdose awareness event and education for families and friends of an addict and the addict themselves. Educational booths, food, raffle, silent auction, BBQ fundraiser, band, testimonials etc.

    Dothan

    Alabama

    Activity: 2nd Annual IOAD Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Poplar Head Park- Downtown Dothan
    126 Museum Ave
    Dothan AL 36303
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SpectraCare Health Systems, INC
    Contact: Marlene Lassiter
    Phone: 800-951-HELP
    Email: MARLENEL@SPECTRACARE.ORG

    Beginning at 2 p.m.
    Visit the park to honor those gone too soon because of a drug overdose .
    Place a photo of your loved one on the remembrance tree.
    Gather to share memories with your friends and family. Offer support to others.
    Take the time needed to reflect or pray in the park.
    Play an instrument.
    Candlelight Vigil begins at 7pm. Candles will be provided.

    Rochester

    New York

    Activity: The 5th Annual Scotty B Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 27/02/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Martin Luther King Jr Park
    353 Court Street
    Rochester, NY 14607
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: S.O..A.R.S.,Inc
    Contact: Becky Baker
    Phone: 585-771-0896
    Email: overdoseday2017@gmail.com

    A community free awareness event w/treatment providers, insurance companies, recovery organizations, Grief support group, non profits, and grass roots, Narcan training, harm reduction, live music, food, memorial/remembrance service, Peer Support, Prevention, Mental Health Awareness, Kids area with games, face painting, & more

    Appleton

    Wisconsin

    Activity: Fox Cities Recovery Celebration and Memorial Walk/Lights of Hope
    Date: 09/13/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: City Park, 500 E. Franklin Street, Appleton, WI 54911
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Megan Kelley Foundation
    Contact: Bev Kelley-Miller
    Phone: 920-428-2564
    Email: fcrecoveryandmemorialwalk@gmail.com

    2nd Annual Fox Cities Recovery Celebration and Memorial Walk to celebrate those in recovery and to remember those who have died from their addiction or the result of someone else’s addiction. Preregister to get the least expensive price $15 for adults and $10 for children with a guarantee of receiving a Walk t-shirt and Memorial Sign until August 25. Beginning August 26, there is an added online fee of $1.50 without a guarantee of a t-shirt and Memorial Sign.
    3:30 pm Registration and T-shirt pick up at Pavilion
    4:00 pm Walk begins to view and reflect on Memorial Signs posted along the walk route
    After the walk, gather at the Pavilion to join the Fox Cities Lights of Hope event (free) to listen to speakers, participate in candlelight vigil to celebrate those in recovery and to remember our loved ones, as well as those still struggling and those who are incarcerated. The Wisconsin Faces of Addiction and Recovery Quilts will be displayed. Narcan training will also be available for anyone who wants to be trained.

    Phillipsburg

    New Jersey

    Activity: Police Support Recovery – A Walk To Remember
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Shappell Park
    353 S Main Street
    Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CARES of Warren County
    Contact: Amanda Bridge
    Phone: 908-319-8589
    Email: Abridge@cprwc.com

    Free Event!

    Come and Support Overdose Awareness Day with CARES & Safe Harbor, along with Easton Police Department and Phillipsburg Police Department. When communities come together we build a stronger foundation! Help end the stigma. If you’ve lost someone you love to addiction we will all walk to remember them. Phillipsburg will be meeting Easton on the free bridge and everyone will be given a flower to toss over the bridge for remembrance. Awards, free food, and live music will be held at Easton’s Scott Park.

    Pet Friendly, Kid Friendly!