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  • Port Angeles

    Washington

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Walk
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Clallam County Courthouse
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: PA CAN
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    Overdose awareness day walk, meet at Clallam County Courthouse, walk north along Lincoln Street to the City Pier where organisers will introduce officials from several treatment centers

    Richmond

    Virginia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Lucks Field, 1403 N 20th St, Richmond, VA 23223, USA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Health Brigade
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    Richmond and other communities will mark International Overdose Awareness Day on Aug 29. An event will be sponsored by Health Brigade that day from 3 to 6 pm at Lucks Field in Richmond’s East End to provide naloxone in the community

    Online

    New Jersey

    Activity: Squash the Stigma
    Date: 01/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: PDFNJ Launches Online Squash the Stigma Challenge for International Overdose Awareness Day
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: PDFNJ – Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey
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    In advance of International Overdose Awareness Day, the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey has launched an online water balloon challenge in an effort to squash the stigma associated with substance use disorder.
    PDFNJ’s online Squash the Stigma challenge, beginning August 1 and continuing throughout the month of August, calls family and friends who have been impacted by to take a public stand against stigma. To participate, individuals simply fill up a few balloons with water, write stigmatizing words or beliefs on each balloon in marker, and then record themselves squashing the balloons on the ground. In their videos they nominate three people to participate within the next 48 hours, and then post it on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the hashtag #SquashTheStigma.

    Colorado

    Colorado

    Activity: Naloxone awareness month & IOAD
    Date: 01/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 am
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    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
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    A poorly understood but potentially life-saving drug is about to make an appearance on billboards, buses and social media throughout the state for the first time: naloxone, a medication that can immediately reverse an opioid overdose. The Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, a statewide task force charged with coordinating efforts to fight the opioid epidemic, kicked off a month-long campaign to tell Coloradans to “Bring Naloxone Home” on Thursday, August 1, at the State Capitol.

    Kearney

    Nebraska

    Activity: Lights of Hope
    Date: 15/09/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Harmon Park Sonotorium, Kearney Nebraska
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Region 3 Behavioral Health Services
    Contact: Tammy Fiala
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    Email: tfiala@region3.net

    Lights of Hope provides an opportunity to remember those who have lost their lives to a substance use disorder. Luminary bags will be lit with votive lights to honor those who lost their lives, their families, and those who are working towards recovery. The luminaries will line the stage. We will have speakers and a musician. Educational materials will be available. Light refreshments will also be provided.

    Framingham

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Light Up City Hall with Purple
    Date: 03/09/2019
    Time: 08:30 am
    Location: 150 Concord Street, Framingham, MA 01702
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Framingham
    Contact: Kelly L. McFalls
    Phone: 508-532-5400
    Email: kmcfalls@framinghamma.gov

    Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer will issue a proclamation Tuesday, September 3, to recognize Recovery Month and light up City Hall with purple, the symbolic color of recovery, to recognize the month. City Hall will be lite throughout September.

    East Hartford

    Connecticut

    Activity: Proclamation/Published Article
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: Town of East Hartford, 740 Main Street, East Hartford, Connecticut.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Town of East Hartford
    Contact: Ekaterine Tchelidze
    Phone: 8608178590
    Email: etchelidze@easthartfordct.gov

    Mayor Marcia Leclerc issued a proclamation in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day. Additionally, the Mayor published an op-ed in a local newspaper outlining the importance of raising awareness on the subject. In recognition of this day, the East Hartford Town Hall’s cupola has been lit up purple that will remain so through the month of September.

    Connecticut

    Connecticut

    Activity: Love is Louder music festival
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Brandford Town Green, Connecticut
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Smile Anyway
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    https://www.zip06.com/profile/20190821/love-is-louder-corrine-panagos-shares-a-passion-for-supporting-smile-anywayx2019s-mission

    Leesburg

    Virginia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day, guest speakers
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Town Green, Leesburg, Virginia
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Leesburg Town Council
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    https://www.loudountimes.com/news/we-need-to-blow-the-silence-off-of-this-leesburg/article_a06e3cd0-c411-11e9-940a-63c447ca4153.html

    Massachusetts

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 25/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Mary Wales Park at Holbrook Town Hall, 50 Main St (Massachusetts)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
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    https://holbrook.wickedlocal.com/news/20190821/holbrook-overdose-awareness-vigil-to-remember-those-lost-support-those-struggling

    Massachusetts

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Memorial Gathering and Overdose Awareness Ceremony
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 05:07 pm
    Location: City Hall, Somerville, Massachusetts
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
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    https://patch.com/massachusetts/somerville/somerville-city-hall-light-purple-overdose-awareness

    Belleville

    Mississippi

    Activity: Opioid Crisis Book Launch
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Main Street Brewing Co. Banquet Events Centre, 6435 W. Main Street, Belleville Mississippi
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
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    https://advantagenews.com/features/authors-debut-book-on-opioid-crisis’-effect-on-families/

    Palm Bay

    Florida

    Activity: Support groups for loved ones of those who struggle with opioid addiction
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: 1663 Georgia St, Suite 500 Palm Bay, Florida
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Affordable Care Clinics
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    Phone: (321) 802 980 OR (321) 506 2765
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    http://www.hometownnewsbrevard.com/news/clinic-offers-opioid-recovery-treatment/article_8ff4d3fc-c36f-11e9-a780-43becbaf605b.html

    Blackwood

    New Jersey

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Timber Creek Park, 236 Taylor Ave & Chews Landing Road, Blackwood, New Jersey
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Camden County
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    Lincoln Park

    Michigan

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Memorial Park, 3240 Ferris, Downriver Lincoln Park, Michigan
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Downriver Families Against Narcotics
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    http://www.thenewsherald.com/downriver_life/events_calendar/events-for-everyone-downriver/article_0da963fe-c50e-11e9-8018-f3a14ff428e5.html

    Salem

    Massachusetts

    Activity: IOAD Proclamation
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Office of Mayor Kimberley Driscoll
    Salem City Hall
    93 Washington Street
    Salem, MA 01970
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Salem City Hall
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    Mayor Driscoll’s Proclamation for the 2019 International Overdose Awareness Day

    Altoona

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: first International Overdose Awareness Day event – Altoona
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Transformation Church – 1001 South First Street, Altoona, Pa 16602
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Stacey Lingafelt and Michelle Lynam
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    first International Overdose Awareness Day event to be held in Altoona

    https://wjactv.com/news/local/international-overdose-awareness-day-event-planned-for-altoona

    Hopewell

    Virginia

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Woolsey Park, Hopewell Township, 221 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mercer County Prosecutors Office and Hopewell Valley Community Prevention Coalition of Mercer County
    Contact:
    Phone: 609 396 5874
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    https://patch.com/new-jersey/eastwindsor/s/gtalj/candlelight-vigil-overdose-victims-mercer-county-aug-27

    Casa Grande

    Arizona

    Activity: Brian Welch guest speaker @ Sunday Service
    Date: 01/09/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Compass Christian Church
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Compass Christian Church
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    https://www.pinalcentral.com/casa_grande_dispatch/area_news/brian-head-welch-to-speak-at-church-as-part-of/article_f77f7a0c-ed20-587e-af87-7143fda1a638.html

    Casa Grande

    Arizona

    Activity: Community Resource Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:30 am
    Location: “at the Neon Sign Park downtown and walk together to Compass Christian Church”
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Compass Christian Church
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    https://www.pinalcentral.com/casa_grande_dispatch/area_news/brian-head-welch-to-speak-at-church-as-part-of/article_f77f7a0c-ed20-587e-af87-7143fda1a638.html

    Connersville

    Indiana

    Activity: Workshop and evening concert
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: workshop @ Expo Hall. Concert @ Calvary Baptist Church, 309 W. 24th St (Connersville, Indiana)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Valle Vista Health Systems, Communities that Care, and Family Services and Prevention Programs
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    https://www.newsexaminer.com/common/story.php?ID=50763&hl=Well-known-bands-coming-for-show

    Canton

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Celebration of life event
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Canton Senior Centre @ 500 Pleasant Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA)
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    Las Vegas

    Nevada

    Activity: Narcan training session
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Desert Hope Treatment Centre – Outpatient Building
    3441 S. Eastern Ave.
    Las Vegas, NV 89169
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Desert Hope Centre
    Contact: Kurt Gunter
    Phone:
    Email: kgunther@ContactAAC.com

    http://deserthope.aaclive.org/

    Worcester

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Narcan training session
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: AdCare Outpatient Services – Education Room
    95 Lincoln Street
    Worcester, MA 01605,
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AdCare
    Contact: Mary Beth Papcsy
    Phone:
    Email: mpapcy@adcare.com

    https://adcare.eventcreate.com/

    Oxford

    Mississippi

    Activity: Narcan training session
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Resolutions Oxford
    611 Commerce Parkway
    Oxford, MS 38655
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Oxford Treatment Centre
    Contact: Brian Whisenant
    Phone:
    Email: wwhisenant@contactaac.com

    http://oxford.aaclive.org/

    Lafayette Township

    New Jersey

    Activity: Narcan training session
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Sunrise House Treatment Centre – Chapel
    37 Sunset Inn Road
    Lafayette Township, NJ 07848
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Sunrise House Treatment Centre
    Contact: Nick Mcleod
    Phone:
    Email: nmcleod@contactaac.com

    http://sunrisehouse.aaclive.org/

    Arlington

    Texas

    Activity: Narcan training session
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Greenhouse Outpatient Center
    2301 Ave J.
    Arlington, TX 76006
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Greenhouse Treatment Centre
    Contact: Tyler Harrel
    Phone:
    Email: tharrell@ContactAAC.com

    http://greenhouse.aaclive.org/

    Ft Lauderdale

    Florida

    Activity: Narcan training session
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Recovery First
    3100 East Commercial Blvd.
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery First Treatment Center
    Contact: Yaritza Semenuk
    Phone:
    Email: ysemenuk@ContactAAC.com

    https://recoveryfirst.eventcreate.com/

    Beloit

    Wisconsin

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Walk
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Rock Bar and Grill, 101 Maple Ave, Beloit Wisconsin
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Families Fighting Addiction
    Contact:
    Phone: 608 346 9574
    Email:

    https://www.gazettextra.com/news/community_briefs/beloit-holds-first-overdose-awareness-walk/article_18ee3b65-ad5b-5c39-afde-b06c6c77a2fe.html

    Howell

    New Jersey

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Echo Lake Park, 1225 Maxim-Southard Road, Howell, NJ
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Howell Alliance, Howell Police, Department CFC, Loud N Clear foundation and Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing
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    http://www.centraljersey.com/news/tri_town_news/stories/tri-town-news-datebook-aug/article_158b3347-9a9b-5290-a075-1d8100d97512.html

    Philadelphia

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: ‘It’s Still Raining Narcan!’ overdose prevention fundraiser for harm-reduction outreach
    Date: 23/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Boot and Saddle, 1131 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Operation “In My Back Yard”
    Contact: https://www.facebook.com/events/489752538445020/
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    overdose prevention fundraiser for harm-reduction outreach

    Laurinburg

    North Carolina

    Activity: IOAD Vigil
    Date: 23/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Sculpture Garden (next to AB Gibson Centre, Laurinburg, North Carolina
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Scotland County Opioid Prevention and Education Network
    Contact: Kathie Cox
    Phone:
    Email: kcox@scotlandcounty.org

    IOAD vigil

    Washington DC

    Washington

    Activity: Release of Overdose Awareness Toolkit
    Date: 23/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Washington, DC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Addiction Resource Center and University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy
    Contact:
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    Release of Overdose Awareness Toolkit

    Marion

    North Carolina

    Activity: IOAD candlelight vigil and proclamation from McDowell County officials
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Marion, North Carolina
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
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    Proclamation from McDowell County officials

    Newark

    New Jersey

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Rally
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Canal Market, Newark, New Jersey
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Trish Perry
    Phone:
    Email:

    Overdose Awareness Rally

    Goldsboro

    North Carolina

    Activity: ‘Purple and Silver’ event
    Date: 19/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Goldsboro City Hall, Goldsboro, North Carolina
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Coalition for Addiction and Life Management (CALM)
    Contact: CALM chairman Dustin Pittman
    Phone:
    Email:

    IOAD event

    Detroit

    Michigan

    Activity: Youth-Led Opioid Summit
    Date: 13/09/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Durfee Innovation Society
    2470 Collingwood
    Detroit MI 48206
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Changing Lives and Staying Sober
    Contact: Karla Mitchell
    Phone: 313-246-2315
    Email: Info@classagency.org

    WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

    The event is FREE to attend. Lunch and group transportation will be provided to participating schools and organizations. Participants will engage in presentations and breakout sessions and there will be FREE giveaways, raffles, prizes, resources and a celebrity studded prevention rally for all that attend.

    The youth summit will provide the opportunity to hear from youth and experts in the areas of marijuana education, opioid prevention, overdose first response, treatment options, and strategies to combat the opioid crisis. There will also be breakout sessions to talk about the impact of addiction among teens and young adults as well as how to change attitudes and stigma about substance use disorders through media and public education.

    This event was made possible by the generous contribution from the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority and our collaborative partners: C.L.A.S.S. Agency; A.C.T.I.O.N. Coalition, Detroit Health Department; Love Detroit Prevention Coalition; The Youth Connection; Empowerment Zone and the Center for Urban Youth and Family Development.

    No one questions the severity of the drug problem and its devastating impact on youth. Academic results suffer and, even worse, drugs undermine health and destroy young lives. The best solution is to reach young people with effective, fact-based drug education—before they start experimenting with drugs. Tweens, teens and young adults who know the facts about drugs are much less likely to start using them.

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    Opportunity Youth ages 18-24+ – please use this link for group registration.

    WHEN

    Friday, September 13, 2019 from 4pm to 10pm.

    WHERE

    Durfee Innovation Society, 2470 Collingwood, Detroit, MI 48206

    ABOUT A.C.T.I.O.N.
    The Active Coalition That Influences Outcomes in this Neighborhood (A.C.T.I.O.N.) is a drug free communities coalition that serves youth and families in the City of Detroit’s 48219 zip code. A.C.T.I.O.N., founded by and an extension of C.L.A.S.S. (Changing Lives and Staying Sober), is a coalition made up of 12 influential community sectors that have joined together for the common purpose of addressing the rampant, systemic and generational use of underage drinking, drug and tobacco use and its impact upon the youth in the 48219 zip code area. @classactionyouth (Facebook/IG)

    Charleston

    West Virginia

    Activity: Queer Appalachia PAIN Wings Mural Unveiling
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Mesh Design 609 Tennessee Ave. Charleston West Virginia 25302
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Queer Appalachia
    Contact: Leo
    Phone: 202 421 3676
    Email: Queerappalachia@gmail.com

    Unveiling of Overdose Awareness Day Mural that explores Interactive Appalachian Public Art @ Ground Zero of the Opioid Epidemic.

    Franklin

    North Carolina

    Activity: 6th Annual Night of Hope
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Macon County Rec Park, Large Pavilion, 365 Allman Drive, Franklin, Macon County, NC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Full Circle Recovery Center
    Contact: Claudia Mattheiss
    Phone: 828-349-0036
    Email: cmattheiss@wncap.org

    Join us for the 6th 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.

    We will have a remembrance ceremony and a reading of the names. You can create a beautiful luminary for you loved one.

    Come get trained in signs of overdose and learn how to help someone breath again with the help of naloxone. You will receive a free overdose reversal kit!

    Local organizations will be there to share information about how to help your loved one. Kids are welcome!

    Enjoy a free BBQ meal with all the fixings! Free t-shirts and other giveaways while they last!

    Want a table? Email Claudia at cmattheiss@wncap.org. Have a question? Call our office at 828-349-0036.

    Lafayette

    New Jersey

    Activity: IOAD training and information session
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Sunrise House Treatment Center, 37 Sunset Inn Road, Lafayette, New Jersey
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Sunrise House Treatment Center
    Contact:
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    training & information session

    Huntington

    West Virginia

    Activity: overdose awareness information fair
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Hershel Woody Williams Veterans Affairs Medical Center (main lobby), Huntingoton West Virginia
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hershel ‘wood’ williams veterans affairs medical center
    Contact:
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    overdose awareness information fair

    Fredericksburg

    Virginia

    Activity: IOAD training: overdose overview and reversing opiod overdose using naloxone
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:30 am
    Location: Room 134, Germanna Community College Campus, Fredericksburg, Virginia
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Germanna Community College, Be Well Rappahannock and Rappahannock Area Community Services Board
    Contact: bit.ly/OverdoseDay
    Phone:
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    overdose overview and naloxone training

    Glen Falls

    New York

    Activity: IOAD Moment of Sound
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Glen Falls Community Park (near Crandall Public Library), Glen Falls, New York
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hometown vs Herion Community Coalition
    Contact:
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    IOAD event

    Oklahoma City

    Oklahoma

    Activity: Skydance Bridge lit purple
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Skydance Bridge, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Skydance Bridge lit in purple
    Contact:
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    Skydance Bridge lights up purple for IOAD

    Carson City

    Nevada

    Activity: Opioid Memorial Wall on display
    Date: 26/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Capitol, corner of Carson and Musser streets, Carson City, Nevada
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Partnership Carson City
    Contact:
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    IOAD memorial wall in honor of our lost ones

    Carson City

    Nevada

    Activity: Free Naloxone training and lunch
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: conference room, Partnership Carson City, 1925 N Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Partnership Carson City
    Contact:
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    naloxone training and lunch

    Alexandria

    Louisiana

    Activity: IOAD Lunch & Learn
    Date: 23/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Westside Library, Alexandria, Louisiana
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Central Louisiana Human Services District
    Contact:
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    IOAD lunch and training

    Charleston

    West Virginia

    Activity: West Virginia Overdose Awareness Day Tribute
    Date: 24/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: West Virginia State Capitol, Charleston, West Virginia
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
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    tribute for those who have been lost or affected by overdose

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: IOAD Training
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: BNA Airport Police, Nashville, Tennessee
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    IOAD Training

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: IOAD Training
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Genesis, Nashville, Tennessee
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
    Contact: Anna
    Phone:
    Email: a.rolle@penington.org.au

    IOAD Training

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: IOAD Training
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Buffalo Valley, Nashville, Tennessee
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
    Contact:
    Phone:
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    IOAD Training

    Fort Campbell

    Tennessee

    Activity: IOAD 1st Responders Training
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Fort Campbell, Tennessee
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    IOAD Training

    Fayetteville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Coffee County Jail Women’s HOPE re-entry program IOAD training
    Date: 26/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Fayetteville, Tennessee
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    IOAD Training

    Fayetteville

    Tennessee

    Activity: HELP Coalition of Lincoln County IOAD training
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 1706 Pulaski Highway, Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    IOAD Training

    Paris

    Tennessee

    Activity: HELP Coalition of Lincoln County IOAD training
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: 204 N Brewner Street, Paris, Tennessee 38242
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
    Contact: anna
    Phone:
    Email: a.rolle@penington.org.au

    IOAD Training

    Lexington

    Tennessee

    Activity: IOAD Training
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 702 W Church Street, Lexington, Tennessee
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
    Contact: anna
    Phone:
    Email: a.rolle@penington.org.au

    IOAD Training

    Rossville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Rossville TN First Department IOAD Training
    Date: 26/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Rossville, Tennessee
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    IOAD Training

    Atlantic city

    New Jersey

    Activity: Narcan distribution as part of Healing Atlantic County Initiative
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: pharmacies at AtlantiCare’s City Campus, Pacific Avenue; HealthPlex, Atlantic Avenue; Mainland Campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona; AtlantiCare pharmacies, Galloway and Manahawkin — all in New Jersey
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Force of South Jersey
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Narcan distribution

    Idaho & Montana

    Idaho

    Activity: IROAR (Idaho Recovery Open Awareness Ride)
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: starts in Twin Falls and ends in Emmett, Idaho
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Gem County Recovery Community
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    The Idaho Recovery Open Awareness Ride (IROAR) is focused on celebrating Recovery Month and sharing the message that recovery is possible. All motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to join this beautiful scenic ride through Idaho and parts of Montana. Riders will begin their journey from the Canyon Recovery Community Center on Thursday August 29 and finish on September 2 with a recovery fair in Emmett.

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iroar-idaho-recovery-open-awareness-ride-registration-60308681891

    Traverse City

    Michigan

    Activity: IOAD documentary screening and discussion
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Milliken Auditorium, 1410 College Drive, Traverse City, Michigan
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Harm Reduction Michigan and NMC nursing program
    Contact:
    Phone: 231 493 5214
    Email:

    documentary screening and discussion

    New Albany

    Indiana

    Activity: Proclamation
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of New Albany
    Contact: Shane Gibson
    Phone:
    Email:

    Mayor issued proclamation.

    Gallatin

    Tennessee

    Activity: Proclamation by Mayor Paige Brown/City of Gallatin, Tennessee
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: City of Gallatin
    132 West Main Street
    Gallatin, TN 37066
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Gallatin
    Contact: Angela Burnside
    Phone:
    Email:

    Mayoral Proclamation

    ROCKAWAY BEACH

    New York

    Activity: International Overdose Remembrance Day 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Rockaway Beach Plaza
    Beach 94th Street
    (next to Boardwalk)
    Rockaway Beach, NY 11693
    4 – 7 PM
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: RockawayGetsNaloxone, NDRI-USA
    Contact: Janie Simmons
    Phone: 347-738-3674
    Email: jsimmons@ndri-usa.org

    overdose prevention training, information on OAT, other resources, candlelight vigil

    Cleveland

    Tennessee

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Bradley Central High School Auditorium
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: 64 Butterflies
    Contact: Angie MyersTaylor
    Phone: 423 400-6943
    Email: WeAre64Butterflies@gmail.com

    Speakers
    Music
    Candlelight Vigil
    Balloon Release

    Greeneville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Do you know the Facts?
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: 201 Clem St.
    Greeneville, TN 37743
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Each 1 Reach 1
    Contact: Jaime Weems
    Phone: 423-470-0496
    Email: eachonereachone@gmail.com

    We will be hosting a workshop to let the public know of facts surrounding overdoses in the community and state.

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: IOAD Training
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter, Nashville, Tennessee
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    International Overdose Awareness Day

    Auburn

    New York

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day observance
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Auburn City Hall, Auburn, New York
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Auburn Community Hospital
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    There will be a short walk around downtown, speakers, music by Perform 4 Purpose, a dove release, a candle light vigil followed by bag pipes. Bring your posters, pictures of loved ones, banners and placards. Help us keep our community focused and aware of this problem. This event is free and open to all.

    Hawaii

    Hawaii

    Activity: Launch of opioid awareness campaign (including opiod dependence risk survey)
    Date: 26/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: https://hawaiiopioid.org/
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hawaii Opioid Initiative
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    This initiative encourages adults to find out their risk for opioid dependence by answering a few simple questions at https://hawaiiopioid.org/. Advertisements will air on television and on digital platforms until 24 November.

    DeKalb

    Illinois

    Activity: IOAD
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Holmes Student Center lounge area, DeKalb, Illinois 60115
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Celebration of IOAD and the lives of those lost or who have been affected by overdose

    Chardon

    Ohio

    Activity: IOAD (including distribution of Deterra bags to Geauga County residents)
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers office, Chardon, Ohio
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers
    Contact: Matt Petersen
    Phone:
    Email: mpetersen@lgrc.us

    International Overdose Awareness Day

    Little Rock

    Arkansas

    Activity: IOAD Rally
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Arkansas State Capitol, Little Rock
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Shannon Mulkern
    Phone:
    Email: smulkern@palmettocenter.com

    International Overdose Awareness Day

    Wilkes-Barr

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: IOAD Walk
    Date: 26/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Kirby Park, Wilkes Barr, Pennsylvania
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: GRASP
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    International Overdose Awareness Day

    Tamaqua

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Depot Square fountain lit in purple
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Depot Square, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Tammy Sienkiewicz
    Phone:
    Email:

    International Overdose Awareness Day

    Frederick

    Maryland

    Activity: IOAD community event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: New Spire Arts, 15 W Patrick Street, Downtown Frederick, Maryland
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hospice of Frederick County
    Contact: Hospice of Frederick.org
    Phone: 240 556 3030
    Email:

    International Overdose Awareness Day

    Bay city

    Michigan

    Activity: Proclamation of International Overdose Awareness Day in Bay City by Mayor Kathleen Newsham
    Date: 19/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Bay City, Michigan
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Bay City Commissioner meeting
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    IOAD Proclamation by Mayor Kathleen Newsham

    Oak Ridge

    Tennessee

    Activity: IOAD Training
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    IOAD training

    Gordonsville

    Tennessee

    Activity: IOAD Naloxone Training
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Timberloft Restaurant, 470 Gordonsville Highway, gordonsville, Tennessee 38563
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 615 588 1622
    Email:

    IOAD Naloxone Training

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: IOAD Training
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 10:15 am
    Location: West End Methodist Church, 2200 West End Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    IOAD Training

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: IOAD State Employee Training
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 10:15 am
    Location: Tennessee Tower, TN Rooms 1&2, 312 Rosa L Parks Boulevard, Nashville, Tennessee 37243
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services State employee training

    Mt Pleasant

    South Carolina

    Activity: Overdose Prevention & Narcan Training
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park
    99 Harry M. Hallman Jr Blvd
    Mt Pleasant, SC USA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Wake Up Carolina
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    This training is recommended for anyone at risk of an opioid overdose, friends, and family of someone at risk, healthcare providers

    Edinburg

    Texas

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day 2019
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: The University of Texas
    Rio Grande Valley
    Collegiate Recovery Program
    University Center Lobby
    1201 W. University Dr
    Edinburg, Texas
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Behavioural Health Solutions of South Texas
    Contact:
    Phone: 956 665 2574
    Email:

    In observance of International Overdose Awareness Day, we are collaborating with UTRGV Collegiate Recovery Program at UTRGV – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley at the University Center Lobby from August 28-30.

    We will be offering information on how to spot an overdose, how to administer Narcan/naloxone, and other info pertaining to prescription drug misuse. Big thanks to H-E-B for donating food for the event!

    We hope to see you there!

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/InternationalOverdoseAwarenessDay/community/?ref=page_internal

    Boston

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Street Chalking Memorial
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Throughout Boston
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
    Contact: Melanie Racine
    Phone:
    Email: mracine@bhchp.org

    We are using chalk throughout Boston neighborhoods to share memories of loved ones who have been lost to overdose, and encouraging people to share their own memories online using #StoriesNotStigma on social media.

    Albuquerque

    New Mexico

    Activity: Lost Talent Memorial
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: New Mexico Museum of Natural History
    1801 Mountain Road NW
    Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87104
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: New Mexico Department of Health, Bernalillo County, New Mexico Museum of Natural History
    Contact: Andrea Jacquin
    Phone: 505-206-9144
    Email: andrea.jacquin@state.nm.us

    This event aims to raise awareness about overdose and the dangers of drug use. The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is holding a memorial for local victims who have lost their lives to drugs. The memorial is being held in conjunction with the Museum exhibit titled “Drugs: Costs & Consequences”. The exhibit from the Drug Enforcement Agency explores the costs of legal and illegal drugs to individuals and the impact that drugs have on society. The exhibit will be open till December 8th 2019. In the “Lost Talent Gallery” are stories and photos of local youth who have lost their lives to drugs.

    A victims’ memorial will be held on Thursday, August 29th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. The event is being held in partnership with Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Services. The event is open to the public. Families of the victims in the “Lost Talent Gallery” are invited to attend the event.

    There will be a Bernalillo County proclamation to commemorate the day.

    A dedication stone will also be permanently placed at the Museum’s “Walk through New Mexico” exhibit to honor all victims of substance abuse. Rocky Mountain Stone is donating river rocks for each of the families to paint and honor their lost loved ones. The stones will be added to the “Drugs: Costs & Consequences” exhibit at the Museum.

    Portsmouth

    Ohio

    Activity: Healing Through Hope
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Evangelical United Church of Christ
    701 5th Street
    Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Portsmouth City Health Department and Scioto County Collaborative Opioid Consortium
    Contact: Abby Spears
    Phone: 7403548921
    Email: abby.spears@portsmouthoh.org

    This event will remember the love and spirit of those who have been lost to overdose and will provide linkages to services and resources in the community. Free food will be provided and a remembrance service will begin at 1:15pm. Following the service a Naloxone training will be held.

    Charleston

    West Virginia

    Activity:Queer Appalachia PAIN Overdose Awareness Memorial Unveiling Charleston WV Mesh Design Building
    Date:31/08/2019
    Time:08:00 am
    Location:Mural unveiling @ Mesh Design 609 Tennessee Ave. Charleston, West Virginia 25302
    Public/Private:Public
    Individual/Organisation:Organisation
    Name of Organisation:Queer Appalachia
    Contact:Leo
    Phone:2024223676
    Email:Queerappalachia@gmail.com

    A mural To commemorate national overdose awareness day will be unveiled. This Mural is at the mathematically precise point of ground zero of the opioid epidemic in North America.

    Supply

    North Carolina

    Activity: Candlelight vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Mulberry park Shallotte 730pm
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: B.A.C.K O.F.F OF BRUNSWICK
    Contact: Melody
    Phone: 9202699293
    Email: Mbassbrunsco@yahoo.com

    Candlelight vigil and prayer for those still struggling

    Somerville

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Overdose Memorial & Awareness Event
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 05:07 pm
    Location: Somerville City Hall – 93 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02143
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Somerville
    Contact: Matthew Mitchell
    Phone: (617) 625-6600, ext. 2570
    Email: mmitchell@somervillema.gov

    8/22/19 – City Council proclamation observing International Overdose Awareness Day & declaring September Recovery Month

    8/29/19 – City officials will make brief remarks followed by remarks from a local clergy person. City Hall will then be lit up purple for the first week of September and purple flags will be placed in front of City Hall to recognize Somerville residents who have lost their lives to overdose.

    WEST SALEM

    Wisconsin

    Activity: Proclamation – International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: 400 La Crosse Street, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of La Crosse
    Contact: Caley A Griswold
    Phone:
    Email: caleycutco@gmail.co

    Proclamation in observance of International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Carpentersville

    Illinois

    Activity: Proclamation – International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 am
    Location: Village Board Meeting
    Village Hall Boardroom
    1200 L.W. Besinger Drive
    Carpentersville, IL 60110
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Village of Carpentersville, Illinois
    Contact: Kelly Mastera – Village Clerk
    Phone: 224-293-1627
    Email: kmastera@cville.org

    Proclamation

    International Overdose Awareness Day
    August 31, 2019

    WHEREAS, Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) statistics indicate that drug overdose is the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States for people between the ages of 35-54 and the second leading cause of injury-related death for young people; and
    WHEREAS, more than 28,000 people die each year of an overdose from heroin, cocaine, prescription drugs or other narcotics; more than the number of deaths due to guns, murders or HIV/AIDS; and
    WHEREAS, accidental drug overdose cases have quadrupled since 1990; and,
    WHEREAS, International Overdose Awareness Day originally started in Australia as an initiative of the Salvation Army in the year 2001; and
    WHEREAS, International Overdose Awareness Day provides an opportunity for people around the world to publicly mourn loved ones by honoring and remembering those who have lost their lives to an overdose; and,
    WHEREAS, numerous participating countries use this occasion to educate policy makers and the public about the growing overdose crisis in the United States and abroad, thereby offering concrete solutions that could possibly save lives; and
    WHEREAS, in 2010, Illinois enacted the Overdose Protection Law, which allows trained individuals to administer life-saving drugs in the event of an overdose, and this law would further save lives by protecting friends and family who seek medical help for those who overdose from arrest or prosecution for the possession of small amounts of drugs;
    NOW, THEREFORE, I, John M. Skillman, President of the Village of Carpentersville, do hereby proclaim August 31, 2019 as “Overdose Awareness Day” in Carpentersville, in memory of the people who have either lost loved ones, or live with permanent injuries resulting from drug overdose.
    Dated and signed at the Village of Carpentersville, Kane County, Illinois this 20th day of August, 2019.

    Glendale Heights/Bloomingdale

    Illinois

    Activity: Neighbourhood Watch IOAD Event
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Bloomingdale Police Department/Pavilion
    201 S Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Village of Glendale Heights
    Contact: Tanya Macko
    Phone: 630-909-5459
    Email: tanya_macko@glendaleheights.org

    Tour “Hidden in Plain Sight” trailer to see places teens hide drugs
    Learn what the community is doing to fight this epidemic
    Save a life, get trained on administering Naloxone (Narcan)
    Bring pictures of your loved one lost to addiction to display at the memorial table
    Meet resources that provide addiction related support, services and awareness
    Raise awareness by purchasing a purple porch LED bulb from Bloomingdale or Addison Ace Hardware

    Independence

    Missouri

    Activity: City of Independence International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: 111 E. Maple Ave
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Independence
    Contact: Meg Lewis
    Phone: 8163257086
    Email: mlewis@indepmo.org

    City staff are encouraged to wear purple to increase awareness of overdoses on Aug. 28, 2019.

    cHESAPEAKE

    Virginia

    Activity: lighting at city hall
    Date: 01/09/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: 306 CEDAR ROAD
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: city of chesapeake
    Contact: SANDY
    Phone: 757-382-6151
    Email: SMADISON@CITYOFCHESAPEAKE.NET

    LIGHTING OF CITY HALL TO BRING ATTENTION TO OVERDOSE

    Union

    New Jersey

    Activity: Mayoral Proclamation
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Union Town Hall
    1976 Morris Avenue
    Union, NJ 07083
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Township of Union
    Contact: Natalie DaSilva
    Phone: 9088518500
    Email: publicinfo@uniontownship.com

    Mayoral Proclamation at our August 27th, 2019 Township Committee Meeting

    Middletown

    New Jersey

    Activity: Lighting Up Town Hall Purple
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: 1 Kings Highway
    Middletown, NJ 07748
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Township of Middletown
    Contact: Tara Berson
    Phone: 732-615-3226
    Email: publicinfo@middletownnj.org

    Middletown, NJ will be lighting up Town Hall purple on Friday, August 30th in the evening through the weekend in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Newton

    New Jersey

    Activity: Light a Luminary in Honor of Loved Ones
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Newton Green, Newton, NJ
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Center for Prevention and Counseling
    Contact: Elise Ehlberg
    Phone: 9739402966
    Email: annmarie@centerforprevention.org

    Community event to honor loved ones who have passed from a drug overdose & present awareness of local recovery support resources.

    Springfield

    Massachusetts

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Proclamation
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: City Hall
    36 Court Street
    Springfield, MA 01103
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Contact: William Baker
    Phone: (413) 787-6100
    Email: wbaker@springfieldcityhall.com

    Domenic J. Sarno, Mayor of the City of Springfield has issued a proclamation declaring Saturday, August 31, 2019 as International Overdose Awareness Day in the City of Springfield.

    Kerrville

    Texas

    Activity: Time to Remember Time to Act
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: First Baptist Church
    625 Washington St.
    Kerrville, TX 78028
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Kerrville Recovery Community Coalition
    Contact: Sabine
    Phone: 832.361.2849
    Email: sabine3722@att.net

    Speakers, including Mayor’s introduction
    Video tribute
    Candlelight vigil
    Resource tables

    Albany

    New York

    Activity: Capital Region Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: West Capitol Park, Albany, NY
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice
    Contact: Keith Brown
    Phone:
    Email: keith@katalcenter.org

    Memorial activities, naloxone and fentanyl test strip training, Safe Shape pop-up SIF tours, rally and speakout.

    wentzville

    Missouri

    Activity: Social Media Video Post Awareness
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: WPD social media
    https://www.facebook.com/WentzvillePD/
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Wentzville Police Department
    Contact: Jacob Schmidt
    Phone: 6364662066
    Email: jacob.schmidt@wentzvillemo.org

    Social Media video post with our local ambulance district to provide awareness about 2 programs they offer;

    SURRT
    St. Charles County Ambulance District’s Substance Use Recovery Response Team [SURRT] is a unique approach to treatment referral that debuted in 2017. At the time of an opiate overdose call, Paramedics will, as always, recommend that the patient go to the emergency department for further observation and treatment. Regardless of whether he/she agrees to go, a packet of treatment resources will be provided.

    After providing care to the overdose victim, Paramedics will engage the patient in the difficult conversation surrounding their need for substance use treatment and encourage the patient to consent to participation in SCCAD’s Overdose Referral Program. If the patient agrees, one of SCCAD’s Paramedics trained in addiction counseling will follow up with the patient within 24-48 hours and facilitate communication and entry into one of the many treatment programs available to them.

    Key to the success of this initiative are partnerships with dozens of mental health agencies that specialize in treatment of substance use disorder. Since the program’s debut, SCCAD Paramedics have helped referred over 400 patients into the overdose referral program.

    Public Narcan
    Thanks to a partnership with the National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse [NCADA], SCCAD Paramedics can provide any resident of St. Charles County with two free doses of Narcan to keep at home. The program is intended to save lives by providing families who have a loved one struggling with substance use disorder the ability to administer care immediately upon recognition of an overdose.

    In order to receive the Narcan, individuals must complete a short training on how to properly administer the medication in the event of an overdose. To learn more, please call 636.344.7600.

    WATERTOWN

    Alabama

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 am
    Location: 595 W MAIN ST
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Credo Community Center for the Treatment of Addictions, Inc
    Contact: Danyelle Brown
    Phone: 3157881530 x139
    Email: danyelleb@credocc.com

    Join us as we gather together and remember those that we have lost on Friday August 30th.
    7:00am: Breakfast
    8:15am: Memorial Ceremony
    9:00am: Opioid Overdose Prevention Program and Naloxone Training

    Bremerton

    Washington

    Activity: World Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Evergreen Rotary Park
    Large Shelter
    1500 Park Ave.
    Bremerton, WA, USA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: PHRA
    Contact: Monte Levin
    Phone: 360-536-8418
    Email: lisa@peoplesharmreductionalliance.org

    Candlelight Vigil for friends and family who have lost people they love to overdose.

    Duluth

    Minnesota

    Activity: Duluth Overdose Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: One Roof Community Housing
    12 East 4th Street
    Duluth, MN 55805
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Harm Reduction Sisters
    Contact: Sue Purchase
    Phone: 720-401-6569
    Email: harmreductionsisters@gmail.com

    Join us as we remember those we have lost to overdose .

    If you have a name and/or photo you would like to be included in the slideshow, please submit that information to duluthodaware@gmail.com
    There will be a remembrance, brief speakers, and activities. Food will also be provided that day by Walking Victorious food truck.

    This is an event for the community to remember those we love and care about who have lost their lives to overdose. If you have an idea or would like to participate in some way please send a message with your idea.
    ALL are Welcome!

    Oklahoma City

    Oklahoma

    Activity: International Opiod Addiction Awareness Day Informational Session
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 5700 N. Kelley Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73111
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: St. John Missionary Baptist Church Family Support Ministry
    Contact: Veola Bray
    Phone: 4053235126
    Email: veolabray@cox.net

    This is an informational session featuring stories of Hope and Recovery, the Oklahoma County Drug Court Judge and our Attorney General will be there to update us on the Opiod Trial outcome.

    Somerville

    Maryland

    Activity: IOAD and National Recovery Month (September) Memorial Gathering and Overdose Awareness Ceremony
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 05:07 pm
    Location: City Hall, Somerville
    Maryland
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Somerville
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Attend the Memorial Gathering and Overdose Awareness Ceremony at City Hall on Thursday, August 29, at 5:07 pm. Join Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, City Councilors, local champions for recovery, City staff, community members, and others for a ceremony and short speaking program to place purple flags in remembrance of those in Somerville who have lost their lives to overdose, in support of the friends and family left behind, and as a reaffirmation of our community’s commitment to ending this epidemic. The event will be held outside City Hall. Rain location is the Aldermanic Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall. Attendees will be given 77 purple flags to place in memory of the 77 Somerville residents lost to overdose since 2014 and 1 larger flag for all those lost in previous years. On behalf of the community, City Hall will also be lit with purple light after the ceremony and will remain so for the week of Thursday, August 29, to Friday, September 6, to remember those who we have lost and help raise awareness that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.

    Tulsa

    Oklahoma

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 08:30 am
    Location: Tulsa County CourtHouse
    500 South Denver Ave W 3rd Floor, Tulsa, OK
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Please join us in Tulsa Oklahoma
    At the Tulsa County CourtHouse
    Thursday August 29th 8:30 am til 10:30am
    To remember our Angels lost to overdose while we also Rally for our forgotten victims in this dreadful disease.
    Our district Attorney Steve Kunzweiler will join us at 9am to speak about prosecuting those who deal this poison.

    Chattanooga

    Tennessee

    Activity: Raising Awareness, Saving Lives
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Greater New Home Baptist Church
    2809 13th Avenue
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hamilton County Coalition
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    August 31st is Overdose Awareness Day

    The Hamilton County Coalition along with Adult & Teen Challenge Midsouth, Focus Treatment Centres & Greater New Baptist Church will host an event that will provide Opioid Overdose Reversal Traninings, free Narcan as well as spread awareness of the risks and signs of an overdose. For more information, visit www.hccoalition.org

    Chattanooga

    Tennessee

    Activity: Raising Awareness. Saving Lives
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Focus Treatment Centers
    7429 Shallowford Rd
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hamilton County Coalition
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    August 31st is Overdose Awareness Day

    The Hamilton County Coalition, along with Adult & Teen Challenge MidSouth, Focus Treatment Centers & Greater New Home Baptist Church will host an event that will provide Opioid Overdose Reversal Trainings, free Narcan as well as spread awareness of the risks and signs of an overdose. For more information, visit www.hccoalition.org

    Westminster

    Maryland

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 26/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Carroll County Health Department
    290 South Center Street
    Westminster
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Carroll County Health Department
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    International Overdose Awareness Day is this Saturday, August 31st, and the Carroll County Health Department has FREE pins and bracelets to help our community spread the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.
    The silver badge and purple wristband are symbols of awareness of overdose and its effects. Wearing these can signify the loss of someone cherished; or demonstrate support to those undergoing grief. It sends out a message that every person’s life is valuable and that stigmatizing people who use drugs needs to stop.

    Come by the lobby of the Carroll County Health Department at 290 South Center Street in Westminster and pick up a FREE badge or bracelet for yourself or a loved one this week;
    Monday, Tuesday & Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Wednesday & Thursday 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

    National

    Nebraska

    Activity: National Safety Council Facebook Live virtual candlelight vigil
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: National
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: National Safety Council
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    11am central time

    facebook.com/NatlSafetyCouncil/

    Glen Burnie

    Maryland

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 710 Aquahart Road
    Glen Burnie, Maryland
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Arundel Christian Church and Recovery
    Contact: Anne
    Phone:
    Email: ioadrecoveryannearundel@gmail.com

    Mass (7pm) and candlelight vigil (8pm)

    Fort Pierce

    Florida

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Rountable
    Date: 15/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: New Horizons of the Treasure Coast
    4500 W Midway Road
    Fort Pierce Florida 34981
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Treasure Coast Opioid Taskforce
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    The Treasure Coast Opioid Task Force will meet at New Horizons this week with Dr. Agnieszka Marshall of Tykes & Teens presenting to the group about Trauma Informed Care — shifting the perspective of “what’s wrong with this person?” to “what happened to this person?” Studies have shown that 80% of drug users have experienced some kind of childhood trauma involving abuse and/or dysfunction in the home. The task force is a collaboration of law enforcement, nonprofit human services agencies, and government officials.

    Bangor

    Maine

    Activity: In Memoriam to our dearly departed Overdose Awareness Day 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 100 Broad Street
    Bangor Maine 04401
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Needlepoint Sanctuary Bengor
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Community members from the greater Bangor area will be gathering in Pickering Square starting at noon on Saturday August 31st. We will be gathered to mourn the loss and remember the lives of the 354 Mainer’s lost to opiate overdose this past year.

    Volunteers from Needlepoint Sanctuary, Health Equity Alliance, and other community organizations will be coordinating a community art project in Pickering Square beginning at 12:15. There will be a memorial canvas and loads of acryillic paint- there will also be lots of sidewalk chalk. We encourage attendees to bring flowers, photographs, candles, and mementos of their lost friends and family members.
    Let us fill Pickering Square with color and compassion to honor our lost.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/358926844796628/

    Atlantic City

    New Jersey

    Activity: South Jersey FED UP rally and awareness
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: O’Donnell Park
    Albany Avenue and Atlantic Avenue
    Atlantic City, New Jersey
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Force of South Jersey
    Contact: recoveryforce.org
    Phone:
    Email: info@recoveryforce.org

    for information visit
    https://recoveryforce.org/ioad/take_part.html

    Atlantic City

    New Jersey

    Activity: South Jersey rememberance and vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Somers Point, Atlantic City, New Jersey
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Force of South Jersey
    Contact: recoveryforce.org
    Phone:
    Email: info@recoveryforce.org

    for more information visit
    https://recoveryforce.org/ioad/take_part.html

    Salem

    Oregon

    Activity: Lauren Stewart’s Celebration of Life
    Date: 22/09/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 520 15th Street Northeast
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Mikila Stewart
    Phone: 503-385-6566
    Email: kiley.stewart@yahoo.com

    Celebration of Life

    Madison

    Wisconsin

    Activity: Olbrich Park Flag Memorial Display
    Date: 24/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Olbrich Park, Madison, Wisconsin
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Safe Communities
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Flags will fly from the 24/8/19 – 7/9/19 – flags available from Safe communities offices)

    New London

    Connecticut

    Activity: Overdose Awareness and Prevention Event
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Williams Park, corner of Broad and Williams, New London and
    Downtown Municipal Lot, Information Booth, New London
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Opioid Action Team of Southeastern CT/Ledge Light Health District
    Contact: Jennifer Muggeo
    Phone: 860.910.0386
    Email: jmuggeo@llhd.org

    Following a information briefing and call to action that will be provided to legislators and agency heads, the Opioid Action Team will host 20 service providers and community organizations to raise awareness of opioid use disorder and local sources of support. Free naloxone kits will be distributed in the park as well as at the information booth in the municipal lot downtown. There will be yoga in the park at 11 and opportunities for safe medication disposal. There will also be an opportunity to honor those lost to overdose.

    Rockaway

    New Jersey

    Activity: Butterfly Release
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: 25 West Main st, Rockaway, NJ
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Center For Addiction Recovery Education and Success (CARES)
    Contact: Barbara Kauffman
    Phone: 9736251998
    Email: bkauffman@mcpik.org

    We will meet at CARES for a light breakfast at 8am. Then head over to at 9am to Donatoni Community Park at 231 W. Main St. , Rockaway, NJ for a dedication ceremony. We will read the names of loved ones lost and release butterflies in their honor. Contact Barbara Kauffman at bkauffman@mcpik.org or call 973-625-1998 to have your loved ones name read.

    Middletown

    New York

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 115 South Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SUNY Orange
    Contact: Marianne Sciucco
    Phone: 8453414870
    Email: mariannesciucco@sunyorange.edu

    Our nurses will be available to answer questions and hand out information to students in a prime location on campus.

    We are also doing a Narcan Training on October 17.

    NASHVILLE

    Tennessee

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Rally & Lunch – Nashville
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 299 RADNOR ST
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Nashville IOAD Planning Committee
    Contact: Lindsey O’Connell
    Phone: 6153517032
    Email: lindsey@taadas.org

    Nashville advocacy and treatment groups are hosting a rally and luncheon in observation of International Overdose Awareness Day on Saturday, August 31st, and we would like to cordially invite you to attend. The event will be held from 11AM to 2PM at the Nashville Recovery Center and will feature speakers, including Megan Barry and Dr. Stephen Loyd, Narcan training and naloxone kit distribution, and lunch for all attendees.

    One additional feature of the event will be creating the Wall of Remembrance, where individuals can add their loved one’s names, photos, and artwork on a wall to be displayed during the vigil. If you would like to remember someone in particular, please feel free to print a photo of them to add to a tile on the wall. We hope it will be an opportunity to remember, commemorate, and honor loved ones lost to overdose while spreading awareness about prevention.

    Fall river

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Fall River Overdose Awareness Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Fall River Government Center
    Post Office Square
    1 Government Center
    Fall River, Ma 02720
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recover Fall River
    Contact: Laurie Godwin
    Phone: 5084158841
    Email: Recoverfallriver@gmail.com

    Resource/Addiction Help Center 5-7pm
    Candlelight Vigil 7pm
    Memorial Video Viewing 8pm
    Candlelight Procession 8:15pm

    Staten Island

    New York

    Activity: Narcan trainings and overdose awareness
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 166 Port Richmond Ave
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CHASI
    Contact: Jamie Longo
    Phone: 6463029177
    Email: jamie.longo@chasiny.org

    Weds, Aug 28th, we will be at two different location – 166 Port Richmond Ave & 26 Bay St. – Offering on the spot Narcan trainings to the community, as well as promoting Overdose awareness.

    Tucson

    Arizona

    Activity: Overdose Awareness March and Vigil
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Pima County Superior Court, 110 W Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Church of Safe Injection Tucson
    Contact: Christopher Thomas
    Phone: 5204027748
    Email: cthomas@spwaz.org

    In honor of overdose awareness month, CoSIT will be facilitating a vigil and march to show anger and support for people we have lost in the drug war, and to demand change.

    We will assemble on the steps of the Pima County Superior Court, make ourselves heard, and then the march will proceed and end at the El Tiradito shrine. Once at El Tiradito, we will have remembrances, a moment of silence, and build a small shrine.

    Please come, bring posters, banners, copies of photos or things to remember people by, megaphones if you have one, and anything else you might want to add to the shrine. Let’s stand in solidarity with each other.

    Tucson

    Arizona

    Activity: Celebration of Life
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Passe – Cafe, Patio, Bistro & Bar, 415 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Sonoran Prevention Works-Church of Safe Injection
    Contact: Christopher Thomas
    Phone: 5204027748
    Email: cthomas@spwaz.org

    Join us as we stand together to mourn and celebrate the lives of those who we’ve lost to the drug war. There will be music, comedy, speakers, art and auctions, cupcakes, great drinks, and solidarity with each other as we hold space to remember our loved ones.

    This will be the wrap up of our week-long Overdose Awareness activities. We love you, and want to celebrate life with you.
    SO come out, invite your friends, and lets stand together.

    Fort Myers

    Florida

    Activity: Memorial Event and Rally
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: The Collaboratory in Fort Myers
    2031 Jackson Street
    Fort Myers, FL 33901
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Qs Army
    Contact: Kelli Barthelemy
    Phone: 651.247.8896
    Email: qsarmy@kellibarthelemy.com

    Come to remember and honor those that we have lost to overdose. Find comfort and support in community. Learn about what you can do to make a difference going forward.

    Madison

    Wisconsin

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Madison Farmer’s market, on the square
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Safe Communities MDC
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    August 24th – September 7th – Olbrich Park Flag Memorial Display to honor those lost to overdose.

    August 31st – 8 am to noon Madison Farmer’s Market on the square overdoes awareness booth.

    Safe Communities

    Madison

    Wisconsin

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Olbrich Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Safe Communities MDC
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    August 24th – September 7th – Olbrich Park Flag Memorial Display to honor those lost to overdose.

    7 pm – Olbrich Park “Your light still shines” memorial gathering and observance to honor loved ones lost to overdose.

    Safe Communities

    Maryville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Take Back Blount
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 601 Smithview Dr.
    Maryville, TN 37803
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Be Aware Blount
    Contact: Amanda Ingle
    Phone: 7313368240
    Email: Amanda.sapat@gmail.com

    Overdose Awareness event; prevention resources, Narcan, candle light vigil open to community to remember those lost in Blount County to overdose.

    Johnson City

    Tennessee

    Activity: Narcan Training and Distribution
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 613 Watauga St Kingsport, TN 37660
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Sullivan County Anti-Drug Coalition
    Contact: Adam J Kuykendall
    Phone: 4239566697
    Email: Adam@scadcoalition.org

    We will be distributing Narcan and free lock boxes in which to store prescriptions. This will take place in the parking lot of P&S Pharmacy on Watauga Street in Kingsport

    Gallatin

    Tennessee

    Activity: Sumner County International Overdose Awareness
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 12:05 pm
    Location: 102b Public Square
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Sumner County Anti-Drug Coalition
    Contact: Kit
    Phone: 6155049163
    Email: sumnercountyantidrug@gmail.com

    We have placed sidewalk stickers in our historic downtown #endoverdose. We have purchased 400 purple balloons with IOAD logo on them to place downtown and in front of businesses, such as City Hall, Library, Police Department, Courthouse. We are wearing purple #endoverdose t shirts all week as we also hand out wristbands. We are inviting individuals to share their stories on our Sumner County Recovery Court facebook page.

    Memphis

    Tennessee

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness day Remembrance Service
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Martyr’s Park, Channel 3 Drive Downtown Memphis
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Memphis Area Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Josh Weil
    Phone: 9014955103
    Email: ropsmemphis@gmail.com

    Candlelight ceremony, bridge lighting, music and memories, naloxone training and distribution

    Memphis

    Tennessee

    Activity: Sober Tailgate on Tiger Lane
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: The Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 335 S Hollywood St, Memphis, TN 38104
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Foundations
    Contact: Josh Weil
    Phone: 9014955103
    Email: ropsmemphis@gmail.com

    Sober tailgate party with food and games. Information on access to treatment, Naloxone training and distribution available

    West Chester

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Building Community Sharing Hope
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Charles A. Melton Community Center
    501 E. Miner St. West Chester, PA 19382
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: PRO-ACT
    Contact: Per Hagen
    Phone:
    Email: PHAGEN@COUNCILSEPA.ORG

    Free Buffet Dinner
    Free Narcan
    Recovery Resources
    Keynote Speakers
    Luminary Ceremony

    Bristol

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Picnic in the Courtyard
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Southern Bucks Recovery Community Center
    1286 Veterans Highway
    Bristol, PA 19007
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Pro-Act- Southern Bucks Recovery Community Center
    Contact: HEather Fechtenburg
    Phone:
    Email: HFechtenburg@councilsepa.org

    Outside Agenda:
    DJ
    Fun for kids
    Outdoor games
    Food & Snacks

    Inside Agenda:
    3PM- Speaker (Personal Story)
    4PM- Showing Film (Not My Child)
    5PM- Speaker (Family Impact Story)
    Guest Speaker (Educational Clips)
    7PM- Closing Speaker (A Survivors Story)

    Flagler Beach

    Florida

    Activity: Flagler Beach/FLAGLER : Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: Flagler Beach Fire Department
    320 S. Flagler Ave,
    Flagler Beach, Florida 32136
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kathy Dalton
    Phone: 386 585 4858
    Email: studying.forensix@gmail.com

    USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with NARCAN class #128-

    NE FL: Flagler Beach/FLAGLER : Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan Giveaway

    “NARCAN: Science, Myths and Implications for the Opioid Pandemic”
    1-Luis Garcia: Personal History & FB Mission
    2-Narcan History and Science
    3-Layperson Administration (MAD/nasal delivery, autoinjector, OTC Spray
    4-Stigma, urban legends,misconceptions
    5-Statistics and success stories
    6-Police,Fire,EMS and ER concerns
    7-Special Concerns: Addiction Treatment Field
    8-Guidelines for Layperson Good Samaritans
    9-Harm Reduction Strategies
    10- 2015 AHA CPR/AED Citizen CPR Guidelines.

    PREREGISTRATION AT 954-859-4696 IS REQUIRED. NO walkins

    https://www.facebook.com/events/2361490317402735/

    FORT PIERCE

    Florida

    Activity: SE FL: TREASURE COAST/ Fort Pierce : Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan Giveaway
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: Fairlawn Baptist Church
    3003 Rhode Island Ave,
    Fort Pierce, Florida 34947
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: LUIS GARCIA
    Phone: 954-859-4696
    Email: luisgarciafla2@gmail.com

    USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with NARCAN class #124–PLS CHECK MY FB PAGE: MANY new events listed for International Overdose Awareness Day (Aug 31) & Recovery Month

    SE FL: TREASURE COAST/ Fort Pierce : Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan Giveaway

    “NARCAN: Science, Myths and Implications for the Opioid Pandemic”

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1825469117598560/

    1-Luis Garcia: Personal History & FB Mission
    2-Narcan History and Science
    3-Layperson Administration (MAD/nasal delivery, autoinjector, OTC Spray
    4-Stigma, urban legends,misconceptions
    5-Statistics and success stories
    6-Police,Fire,EMS and ER concerns
    7-Special Concerns: Addiction Treatment Field
    8-Guidelines for Layperson Good Samaritans
    9-Harm Reduction Strategies
    10- 2015 AHA CPR/AED Citizen CPR Guidelines.
    PREREGISTRATION AT 954-859-4696 IS REQUIRED. NO walkins
    CLASS is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
    Training certificate issued.
    Class size limited to 25 students.

    Stuart

    Florida

    Activity: SE FL: Treasure Coast/ Stuart : Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 02:30 am
    Location: The Grace Place
    1550 SE Salerno Rd,
    Stuart, Florida 34997
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: LUIS GARCIA
    Phone: 954-859-4696
    Email: LUISGARCIAFLA2@GMAIL.COM

    USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with NARCAN class #125–PLS CHECK MY FB PAGE: MANY new events listed for International Overdose Awareness Day (Aug 31) & Recovery Month

    SE FL: TREASURE COAST/ Stuart : Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan Giveaway

    “NARCAN: Science, Myths and Implications for the Opioid Pandemic”

    1-Luis Garcia: Personal History & FB Mission
    2-Narcan History and Science
    3-Layperson Administration (MAD/nasal delivery, autoinjector, OTC Spray
    4-Stigma, urban legends,misconceptions
    5-Statistics and success stories
    6-Police,Fire,EMS and ER concerns
    7-Special Concerns: Addiction Treatment Field
    8-Guidelines for Layperson Good Samaritans
    9-Harm Reduction Strategies
    10- 2015 AHA CPR/AED Citizen CPR Guidelines.

    PREREGISTRATION AT 954-859-4696 IS REQUIRED. NO walkins

    https://www.facebook.com/events/349560562650073/

    CLASS is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Training certificate issued.
    Class size limited to 25 students.

    OKEECHOBEE

    Florida

    Activity: SE FL: Treasure Coast/ Okeechobee : Prevent Overdose W/ Narcan
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 am
    Location: Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office
    504 NW 4th St,
    Okeechobee, FL 34972
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: LUIS GARCIA
    Phone: 954-859-4696
    Email: LUISGARCIAFLA2@GMAIL.COM

    SA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with NARCAN class #126–PLS CHECK MY FB PAGE: MANY new events listed for International Overdose Awareness Day (Aug 31) & Recovery Month

    SE FL: TREASURE COAST/ Okeechobee : Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan Giveaway

    “NARCAN: Science, Myths and Implications for the Opioid Pandemic”
    https://www.facebook.com/events/674124216398900/

    1-Luis Garcia: Personal History & FB Mission
    2-Narcan History and Science
    3-Layperson Administration (MAD/nasal delivery, autoinjector, OTC Spray
    4-Stigma, urban legends,misconceptions
    5-Statistics and success stories
    6-Police,Fire,EMS and ER concerns
    7-Special Concerns: Addiction Treatment Field
    8-Guidelines for Layperson Good Samaritans
    9-Harm Reduction Strategies
    10- 2015 AHA CPR/AED Citizen CPR Guidelines.

    PREREGISTRATION AT 954-859-4696 IS REQUIRED. NO walkins

    CLASS is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Training certificate issued.
    Class size limited to 25 students.

    Taught by Luis Garcia (FF/EMT-Paramedic-Retired) & NARCAN wILL BE DONATED TO EACH preregistered students thanks to Gofundme donations recived via my GFM:

    USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with NARCAN

    IF YOU WISH TO DONATE ,here is GFM Link:

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

    ______________________________________________

    THANKS to GoFundMe donors, I travel around the USA donating my time teaching 2 hour classes and giving out free 4mg high dosage NARCAN sprays to save fellow human beings .

    As of August 15 , 2019 : MY EFFORTS SO FAR: 5 states visited, 23 months, 122- 2hour classes taught, 3350 sprays donated to attendees, 137 lives saved across the USA!!

    CLASS IS OPEN to the general public.

    ALL ATTENDEES MUST PREREGISTER BY PHONE TO RECEIVE FREE NARCAN.

    ADDICTION DOESN’T DISCRIMINATE.

    If you are concerned about the skyrocketing rate of narcotic overdose deaths, you CAN do something…CARRY NARCAN

    LONGWOOD

    Florida

    Activity: Central FL: Longwood/SEMINOLE : Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 02:30 pm
    Location: Celebrate Recovery at Northland
    530 Dog Track Rd,
    Longwood, Florida 32750
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: LUIS GARCIA
    Phone: 954-859-4696
    Email: LUISGARCIAFLA2@GMAIL.COM

    USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with NARCAN class #129–PLS CHECK MY FB PAGE: MANY new events listed for International Overdose Awareness Day (Aug 31) & Recovery Month

    CENTRAL FL: Longwood/SEMINOLE : Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan Giveaway

    “NARCAN: Science, Myths and Implications for the Opioid Pandemic”

    1-Luis Garcia: Personal History & FB Mission
    2-Narcan History and Science
    3-Layperson Administration (MAD/nasal delivery, autoinjector, OTC Spray
    4-Stigma, urban legends,misconceptions
    5-Statistics and success stories
    6-Police,Fire,EMS and ER concerns
    7-Special Concerns: Addiction Treatment Field
    8-Guidelines for Layperson Good Samaritans
    9-Harm Reduction Strategies
    10- 2015 AHA CPR/AED Citizen CPR Guidelines.

    PREREGISTRATION AT 954-859-4696 IS REQUIRED. NO walkins

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1338580592959621/

    CLASS is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Training certificate issued.
    Class size limited to 25 students

    FORT MEYERS

    Florida

    Activity: SW FL: Fort Myers/ LEE County : Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: White Sands Treatment,
    14150 Metropolis Ave#, 4,
    Ft Myers, FL 33912
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: LUIS GARCIA
    Phone: 954-
    Email: LUISGARCIAFLA2@GMAIL.COM

    “NARCAN: Science, Myths and Implications for the Opioid Pandemic”

    1-Luis Garcia: Personal History & FB Mission
    2-Narcan History and Science
    3-Layperson Administration (MAD/nasal delivery, autoinjector, OTC Spray
    4-Stigma, urban legends,misconceptions
    5-Statistics and success stories
    6-Police,Fire,EMS and ER concerns
    7-Special Concerns: Addiction Treatment Field
    8-Guidelines for Layperson Good Samaritans
    9-Harm Reduction Strategies
    10- 2015 AHA CPR/AED Citizen CPR Guidelines.

    PREREGISTRATION AT 954-859-4696 IS REQUIRED. NO walkins

    https://www.facebook.com/events/343090769903514/

    CLASS is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Training certificate issued.
    Class size limited to 25 students.

    ROCKLEDGE

    Florida

    Activity: NE FL: Brevard/ Rockledge : Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Friendship Fellowship at Pineda UU
    3115 Friendship Pl,
    Rockledge, Florida 32955
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: LUIS GARCIA
    Phone: 954-859-4696
    Email: LUISGARCIAFLA2@GMAIL.COM

    USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with NARCAN class #127–PLS CHECK MY FB PAGE: MANY new events listed for International Overdose Awareness Day (Aug 31) & Recovery Month

    NE FL: BREVARD/ Rockledge : Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan Giveaway

    “NARCAN: Science, Myths and Implications for the Opioid Pandemic”

    1-Luis Garcia: Personal History & FB Mission
    2-Narcan History and Science
    3-Layperson Administration (MAD/nasal delivery, autoinjector, OTC Spray
    4-Stigma, urban legends,misconceptions
    5-Statistics and success stories
    6-Police,Fire,EMS and ER concerns
    7-Special Concerns: Addiction Treatment Field
    8-Guidelines for Layperson Good Samaritans
    9-Harm Reduction Strategies
    10- 2015 AHA CPR/AED Citizen CPR Guidelines.

    PREREGISTRATION AT 954-859-4696 IS REQUIRED. NO walkins

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1592670267532745/

    CLASS is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Training certificate issued.
    Class size limited to 25 students.

    MARCO ISLAND

    Florida

    Activity: SW FL: Marcos Island/ Collier : Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: FAMILIES OF GRACE
    MARCO ISLAND
    USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with NARCAN class #131–PLS CHECK MY FB PAGE: MANY new events listed for International Overdose Awareness Day (Aug 31) & Recovery MonthSW FL: Marcos Island/ COLLIER : Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan Giveaway

    THIS CLASS IS AT A PRIVATE HOME ON BLUEBIRD AVENUE IN MARCO ISLAND..Exact address provided by phone on registration
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: LUIS GARCIA
    Phone: 954-859-4696
    Email: LUISGARCIAFLA2@GMAIL.COM

    “NARCAN: Science, Myths and Implications for the Opioid Pandemic”

    1-Luis Garcia: Personal History & FB Mission
    2-Narcan History and Science
    3-Layperson Administration (MAD/nasal delivery, autoinjector, OTC Spray
    4-Stigma, urban legends,misconceptions
    5-Statistics and success stories
    6-Police,Fire,EMS and ER concerns
    7-Special Concerns: Addiction Treatment Field
    8-Guidelines for Layperson Good Samaritans
    9-Harm Reduction Strategies
    10- 2015 AHA CPR/AED Citizen CPR Guidelines.

    PREREGISTRATION AT 954-859-4696 IS REQUIRED. NO walkins

    CLASS is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Training certificate issued.
    Class size limited to 25 students.

    BONITA SPRINGS

    Florida

    Activity: SW FL: Lee County/ Bonita Homeless/Prevent Overdose Free NARCAN
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: HOMELESS CAMP- Bonita Springs, FL
    LOCATION DISCLOSED WHEN YOU CALL TO REGISTER
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: LUIS GARCIA
    Phone: 954-859-4696
    Email: LUISGARCIAFLA2@GMAIL.COM

    FREE NARCAN EVENT -Homeless camp/ in the woods- Bonita Springs, FL- Open to public- 30 minute NARCAN class . Each attendee receives a spray

    CALL 954-859-4696 for exact physical location.

    Oakland

    California

    Activity: Annual International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: HEPPAC
    Casa Segura Drop-in Center
    5323 Foothill Blvd.
    Oakland, CA
    94601
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: HEPPAC (HIV Education & Prevention Project of Alameda County)
    Contact: Roxanne Butterfield
    Phone: 510.473.7504
    Email: info@casasegura.org

    Join us Friday, August 30th (12pm – 3pm) as we remember those we’ve lost, recognize lives saved and honor our true community Life Savers.
    – Learn about how to prevent an opioid overdose
    – Visit our Casa Segura Drop-in Center
    – Share your story
    – Lift up our loved ones

    ESTERO

    Florida

    Activity: SW FL: Estero / LEE COUNTY-Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 19970 TAMIAMI TRAIL
    ESTERO, FL 33928
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: LUIS GARCIA
    Phone: 954-859-4696
    Email: LUISGARCIAFLA2@GMAIL.COM

    USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with NARCAN class #133–PLS CHECK MY FB PAGE: MANY new events listed for International Overdose Awareness Day (Aug 31) & Recovery Month

    SW FL: Estero / LEE COUNTY-Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan

    “NARCAN: Science, Myths and Implications for the Opioid Pandemic”

    1-Luis Garcia: Personal History & FB Mission
    2-Narcan History and Science
    3-Layperson Administration (MAD/nasal delivery, autoinjector, OTC Spray
    4-Stigma, urban legends,misconceptions
    5-Statistics and success stories
    6-Police,Fire,EMS and ER concerns
    7-Special Concerns: Addiction Treatment Field
    8-Guidelines for Layperson Good Samaritans
    9-Harm Reduction Strategies
    10- 2015 AHA CPR/AED Citizen CPR Guidelines.

    PREREGISTRATION AT 954-859-4696 IS REQUIRED. NO walkins

    CLASS is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Training certificate issued.
    Class size limited to 25 students.

    WEST PALM BEACH

    Florida

    Activity: SE FL: West Palm Beach Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan Giveaway
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 04:30 pm
    Location: The Miracles Club
    770 S Military Trl,
    West Palm Beach, Florida 33415
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: LUIS GARCIA
    Phone: 954-859-4696
    Email: LUISGARCIAFLA2@GMAIL.COM

    SE FL: West Palm Beach Prevent Overdose W/ Free Narcan Giveaway

    Miracle CLUB NA MEETING ROOM IN WEST PALM BEACH

    “NARCAN: Science, Myths and Implications for the Opioid Pandemic”

    1-Luis Garcia: Personal History & FB Mission
    2-Narcan History and Science
    3-Layperson Administration (MAD/nasal delivery, autoinjector, OTC Spray
    4-Stigma, urban legends,misconceptions
    5-Statistics and success stories
    6-Police,Fire,EMS and ER concerns
    7-Special Concerns: Addiction Treatment Field
    8-Guidelines for Layperson Good Samaritans
    9-Harm Reduction Strategies
    10- 2015 AHA CPR/AED Citizen CPR Guidelines.

    PREREGISTRATION AT 954-859-4696 IS REQUIRED. NO walkins

    https://www.facebook.com/events/516130655825255/

    CLASS is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Training certificate issued.
    Class size limited to 25 students.

    Tuscaloosa

    Alabama

    Activity: Next Level Church Celebrate Recovery Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 3101 Alabama Avenue
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Next Level Church
    Contact: Jennifer Champion
    Phone: 2056573824
    Email: info@hopeisnotlost.net

    Free Event – Open to the Public
    Meal will be provided
    Special Concert and Testimony by Grammy winner, Nashville singer, Wade Hammond.
    Bring a photo of a person you have lost to an overdose. We will have a board to put their photo and we will have a time of remembrance and prayer.

    Evansville

    Indiana

    Activity: Soulshine Tattoo Studio & Evansville Recovery Alliance Fundraiser
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Soulshine Tattoo Studio
    5350 Old Booneville Highway
    Evansville IN 47725
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Ashley
    Phone: 812-215-6390
    Email: tattooedmomma1984@gmail.com

    We are going to be giving away multiple prizes. We will be giving away a collaboration tattoo valued at $1000, multiple cosmetologists gift certificates, a $100 gift certificate to Ink Envy Apparel, and we will be doing a $40 flash sale. The Lobo Lounge will be here providing food & drinks. In order to be entered into the giveaways you must either purchase a raffle ticket, which are $10 or donate $10 worth of items they are in need of. Drop off items at the shop and buy raffle tickets there also. Must be present during the event to win! We will also be doing a candlelight vigil for those that we have loved that lost their battle with addiction.

    Bronx

    New York

    Activity: Mott Haven Meets: A Community Conversation
    Date: 07/09/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: St. Mary’s Park Recreation Center
    450 St. Ann’s Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10455
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Radical Health
    Contact: Stacey Cabezas
    Phone: 6465424262
    Email: motthaven@radical-health.com

    Radical Health is setting out to provide a safe space for those who are either directly impacted or are interested in learning more, in an effort to create awareness on this trend that has been happening in our community for decades. Our goal is to talk, learn, and keep building community leaders who can in turn continue to organize and engage within Mott Haven.

    Radical Health will host a “meet-up” to meet neighbors and get the conversation going. Out of this meet-up, community members will sign up for one of our two-part series specific to their experience:

    Directly Impacted: You are related to, are friends with or have direct contact with a drug user.
    Interested Community Members: You work in the community and are interested in learning more.

    During these two-part series, Radical Health will use techniques such as community conversations and restorative health circles to promote inspiration and humanization by listening and educating.

    Through these techniques, Radical Health intends to understand what the community already knows and sees, identify what they need and want and delving into who they are.

    After completion of the two-part series, Radical Health will host another “meet-up”, where we will congratulate those who completed the two-part series and recruit more members for our next set of series.

    Concurrently, Radical Health will offer additional resources and recommendations to other programs.

    Wallingford

    Connecticut

    Activity: Candelight Vigil & Prayer
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Wallingford Town Green
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Coalition for a Better Wallingford
    Contact: Victoria Schunmann
    Phone: 860-508-1160
    Email: programdirector@cbwlfd.org

    The event takes place on Saturday, August 31st beginning at 8:00 PM on the Wallingford Town Green. This event will include speakers, resources, and a candlelight vigil in remembrance of loved ones and a collaborative prayer with participants from local worship leaders.

    Broken Arrow

    Oklahoma

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Haikey Creek Park
    11327 S Garnett Rd, Broken Arrow, OK 74011
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kendra
    Phone: 9188125195
    Email: kendradbrittain@yahoo.com

    This event is to honor loved ones, their families, and even survivors who have overcome their own battle with addiction.

    Let us use this time to come together as a community and break the silence and stigma that this awful disease portrays.

    Please feel free to bring anything you’d like to share in honor of remembering your loved one, such as a picture or poem.

    Candles will be provided.

    Portland

    Maine

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Deering Oaks Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Portland Needle Exchange Program
    Contact: Zoe Brokos
    Phone: (207) 756-8024
    Email: zop@portlandmaine.gov

    The sixth annual Overdose Awareness Day Vigil will feature two art installations, naloxone distribution, music, lantern making and other events to honor the lives lost to opioid overdoses in our community.

    Tracy City

    Tennessee

    Activity: Proclamation, Singing and Lantern Release
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Grundy County Courthouse
    68 Cumberland St.
    Altamont, TN 37301
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Grundy Safe Communities Coalition
    Contact: Chasity Melton
    Phone: 9315922923
    Email: grundysafecommunities@gmail.com

    We will start with a proclamation by the mayor to recognize August 31st as IODAD. We will then have testimonies from mothers who have lost their children to overdose and overdose survivors speak. We will then have a musician play songs while Asian lanterns are released in remembrance of loved ones lost. We will also have prevention messaging, lock boxes, and other resources available for attendees.

    Cookeville

    Tennessee

    Activity: International overdose awareness candlelight vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Putnam co court house square
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Power of Putnam
    Contact: Keyna davidson
    Phone:
    Email:

    Prayer. Guest speakers. And a candlelight vigil of remembrance

    Loudon

    Tennessee

    Activity: Candlelight vigil
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Fountain in downtown Loudon
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Prevention Alliance of Loudon County
    Contact: Vicki Cowell
    Phone: 8658168445
    Email: Tpaloudonco@gmail.com

    A candlelight vigil to remember the lives lost to overdose.

    Lenoir City

    Alabama

    Activity: Balloon Release
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Municipal Building in Lenoir City
    530 Hwy 321N
    Lenoir City, TN 37771
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Prevention Alliance of Loudon County
    Contact: Vicki Cowell
    Phone: 8658168445
    Email: Tpaloudonco@gmail.com

    Our mayors will be attending to release 5 purple balloons to represent the number of lives lost on a daily basis to overdose in TN. We will pass out more balloons to attendees to take home to fly in support of raising awareness to this growing epidemic.

    Addison

    Illinois

    Activity: Serenity House Counseling Services Overdose Awarness Event -Narcan Training
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Location: Serenity House For more details
    Address: 891 Rohlwing Road, Addison go to our website:
    Date: August 29, 2019 www.serenityhouse.com
    Day: Thursday
    Time: 6:00-9:00 PMPublic/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Serenity House Counseling Services, Incs
    Contact: Donna Rennard
    Phone: 16306206616
    Email: donna.rennard@serenityhouse.com

    Serenity House is celebrating International Overdose Awareness Day to spread the awareness of addiction and strengthen the spirit of recovery. On August 29, we will be honoring lost loved ones and educating on the truths of subs…

    Events:

    6:00-6:30 PM
    Games/Crafts

    6:30-6:45 PM
    Opening Statement

    6:45-7:45 PM
    Narcan Training

    7:45-8:00 PM
    Chimes

    8:00-8:30 PM
    Testimonials

    8:30-9:00 PM
    Candlelight Awareness
    Walk

    *Optional
    Bring a picture of
    a loved one lost
    through addictions

    Laurel Springs

    New Jersey

    Activity: GTPD End Of Summer Barbecue
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 1324 Little Gloucester Road
    Blackwood, NJ 08012
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Gloucester Township Police
    Contact: Lt. Mark Benton
    Phone: 856-228-4011
    Email: Communityrelations@gtpolice.com

    Join officers for a barbecue on August 31st from 12-3pm to celebrate National Eat Outside Day and recognize Overdose Awareness Day.

    Stop by and have a free lunch with officers, play games, and have some fun. Natoli Dental will be providing ice cream to all who attend.
    We will also have our Medicine Drop Box on location to collect unused or expired medication.

    ***Don’t forget to wear your purple for Overdose Awareness Day to remember those lost and still fighting addiction.

    Alabaster

    Alabama

    Activity: Facebook Live
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Facebook Live hosted by Alabaster For Tomorrow (www.facebook.com/alabasterfortomorrow) on Saturday, August 31st at 2:00 pm. The City of Alabaster has issued a proclamation for the day. Alabaster For Tomorrow and city partners will be raising awareness and providing education through social media during the week of August 26th.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Alabaster For Tomorrow
    Contact: Carol Williams
    Phone:
    Email: alabasterfortomorrow@gmail.com

    Facebook Live: Chief Tim Love, Alabaster Fire Department, will discuss the impact of overdoses on the City of Alabaster. Prevention tips will be shared for parents and other adults as well as information on what to do in the event of an overdose.

    Van Nuys

    California

    Activity: Naloxone Training
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Cri-Help, Inc.
    11027 Burbank Bd
    North Hollywood, CA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Center for Living and Learning
    Contact: Maria Alexander
    Phone: 8184420915
    Email: alex@center4living.org

    Naloxone Training with a few spoken words on remembrance of those lost from survivors and friends.

    Rockville

    Maryland

    Activity: Montgomery County Fourth Annual Overdose and Prevention Vigil
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Executive Office Building Cafeteria, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville MD. Free parking in the jury parking lot located at the corner of East Jefferson (Rt.28) and Monroe Streets.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: S.O.U.L. (Surviving Our Ultimate Loss); Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services; City of Rockville; Montgomery County Circuit Court Adult Drug Court; Montgomery County Collaboration Council
    Contact: Marielsa Bernard
    Phone: 240-462-7389
    Email: mcrememberingourlovedones@gmail.com

    Preceding the event which begins at 7 p.m., there will be a resource fair featuring substance abuse prevention and treatment information from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m. The theme for this year’s program is “We’re all in this Together”, and this event will be a public gathering of the community for education, remembrance and hope. Fatal overdoses have risen sharply and many community resident have been personally touched by addiction. One in five adults experience a mental health issue each year, and yet there remains a stigma attached to the issues of mental illness and addiction, which often causes people to suffer silently. Organizers hope that by rallying together as a community, Montgomery County can combat the isolation and shame that negatively impacts prevention, treatment, support and recovery. By doing so, hopefully losses can be reduced.

    Decatur

    Alabama

    Activity: Breaking the Stigma with Celebrate Recovery
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Chick-fil-a
    1809 Beltline Rd SW
    Decatur, AL 35601
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Celebrate Recovery at Decatur Baptist
    Contact: Mikki McMillan
    Phone: 256-345-5139
    Email: Mikkimcmillan@gmail.com

    Setting up an awareness booth and displaying a memory banner, giving out recovery literature

    Cumming

    Georgia

    Activity: 3rd Annual Teacup Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:06 pm
    Location: Century 21 Results
    2920 Ronald Reagan Blvd.
    Cumming, Ga 30041
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Realty4Rehab
    Contact: Jennifer Hodge
    Phone: 678-793-1303
    Email: Jenniferhodgerealtor@gmail.com

    A time of “Remembrance “ to honor those that have fought one of the toughest battles man has ever encountered. Our loved ones I will be honored – for their battle.

    Charleston

    South Carolina

    Activity: Light the Way for Hope Luminary Ceremony
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park
    99 Harry Hallman Jr Boulevard
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: WakeUp Carolina
    Contact: Nanci Steadman Shipman
    Phone: 843-620-1567
    Email: Info@wakeupcarolina.org

    TUESDAY, AUGUST 27
    7-8pm Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park

    Join WakeUp Carolina in honor of approaching Overdose Awareness Day and those we love impacted by the opioid crisis.

    We will also be partnering with The Charleston Center and Mount Pleasant Police Department to host a Community Overdose Prevention and Narcan Training Event at 6:00pm in The Cooper River Room in Mount Pleasant’s Visitor Center at Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park.

    Areas of discussion will be facilitated by individual leaders from the recovery community, legal and medical professions, and Mount Pleasant Police Department.

    7pm – Charleston area experts discuss what is being done to combat Charleston’s overdose and opioid crisis.
    7:45pm – Light the Way for Hope Luminary Ceremony
    honoring and remembering those we love.

    We hope you can join us! Please contact us should you have any questions: info@wakeupcarolina.org 843-620-1568

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/giving-hope-tickets-69764873615

    843-620-1568

    Watertown

    New York

    Activity: For those who didn’t make it…
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 am
    Location: 595 West Main Street
    Watertown, New York 13601
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Credo Community Center
    Contact: Andrea Smith
    Phone: 315-788-1530
    Email: andreas@credocc.com

    Credo Community Center would like to recognize the significance of this event by placing a monument in our “Serenity Circle” garden. Join us as we remember those we have lost to overdose. Help us to create awareness by taking action and reducing the stigma. Participate in our offered Naloxone training!

    Marshfield

    Massachusetts

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Sunrise Service Marshfield MA
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 am
    Location: Harbor Park
    Joseph Driebeck Way (Town Pier Road)
    Green Harbor
    Marshfield, MA 02050
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Marshfield FACTS
    Contact: Marshfield FACTS
    Phone:
    Email: marshfieldfacts@gmail.com

    Sunrise service at Harbor Park will be a peaceful and meaningful event focused on the families who have lost a loved one to overdose. There will be prayers, healing words, and songs. A tree will be donated and dedicated. Light refreshments.

    Bronx

    New York

    Activity: Commemoration
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: The Ramon Velez Recovery located at 754 E. 151st Street, Bronx, NY 10455
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ramon Velez Recovery Center
    Contact: Diana Gomez
    Phone: 347-352-2497
    Email: dgomez@promesa.org

    We will be commemorating the day by putting up a memorial tree the week of August 26th. We invite clients and staff to write a tribute, name or symbol to represent someone they have lost to overdose on a leaf. At the end day we will hang the leaves on the tree.

    On Friday, August 30th we will provide Narcan training as well as a moment of silence.

    Berwick

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day 2nd Annual Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: St. Charles Park, corner of Front and Market Streets, Berwick, PA 18603
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Jeremy’s Journey
    Contact: Michelle Creasy
    Phone: 1-570-205-1772
    Email: jeremysjourney27@gmail.com

    Jeremy’s Journey will be hosing the 2nd Annual candlelight vigil in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at St. Charles Park (Berwick side of the Nescopeck Bridge). Speakers will include those who have lost loved ones due to overdose, family members whose loved ones are battling addiction, those in recovery, and more. Family and friends who have lost someone to overdose are encouraged to bring a photo of their loved ones to be included on our Memorial Board. Information on topics related to substance abuse will be available. The event will conclude with a candle lighting ceremony in memory of all lives lost as a result of overdose. Candles will be provided. Please bring a blanket or chair.

    West Sand Lake

    New York

    Activity: 4th Annual Memorial Walk and Rally
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: West Sand Lake Elementary School, walk to West Sand Lake Fire House , West Sand Lake NY 12196
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Nopiates Committee
    Contact: Kim Murdick
    Phone: 5185222097
    Email: nopiateslaw@gmail.com

    We gather to remember our lost loved ones, bring hope and support for those who struggle with substance use disorders and celebrate those who are in recovery. Community members are invited to join us as we walk from West Sand Lake Elementary School to the West Sand Lake Fire Department for ceremony and light refreshments.

    Joplin

    Missouri

    Activity: Overdose Awareness & Narcan Training
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Empire Market
    932 E. 4th street
    Joplin, MO
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Outreach Community Center
    Contact: Terry Donaldson
    Phone: 4174342444
    Email: Terrydonaldson@sbcglobal.net

    Inform the community about the problem & equip them with resources to affect change. Information kiosk all day & Narcan training @ 12:30

    Gardner

    Massachusetts

    Activity: North Central Ma Overdose Vigil and Night of Hope
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: 5-6:30 First Congregational church 28 Green St Gardner
    6:30-8:30 Monument Park Gardner
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Michelle
    Phone: 978-314-7889
    Email: michelle@aedfoundationinc.org

    5-6:30 memorial ribbons, speaker, music, Narcan training and distribution
    6:30-8:30 music, speakers (including dignitaries) memorial video, luminaries concludes with speakers of HOPE

    Dyer

    Indiana

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Event and Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Franciscan Health Dyer Hospital
    24 Joliet St.
    Dyer, IN. 46311
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Meagan Deprizio
    Phone:
    Email: meagandeprizio@yahoo.com

    Memorial Display, Speakers, Candlelight Vigil

    If you would like your loved one remembered in our memorial display, please send a photo along with the year of birth and death to meagandeprizio@yahoo.com

    FORT WAYNE

    Indiana

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: 3636 Parnell Ave
    Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Andrea L Schroeder
    Phone: 2605576315
    Email: andiu115@gmail.com

    This event is open to the public and is to remember those who have lost their lives to an overdose. This event is also aimed at raising awareness, silencing the stigma, and to celebrate recovery.

    There will be food, speakers, and a balloon release. Please consider joining us on Saturday August 31, 2019 at Fort Wayne Turners, from 4:00 PM -7:00 PM

    FORT WAYNE

    Indiana

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day 2019, A Day of Hope and Healing
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: 3636 Parnell Ave
    Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Andrea L Schroeder
    Phone: 2605576315
    Email: andiu115@gmail.com

    This event is open to the public and is to remember those who have lost their lives to an overdose. This event is also aimed at raising awareness, silencing the stigma, and to celebrate recovery.

    There will be food, speakers, and a balloon release. Please consider joining us on Saturday August 31, 2019 at Fort Wayne Turners, from 4:00 PM -7:00 PM.

    IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING, HELPING, OR SPEAKING AND SHARING YOUR STORY PLEASE CONTACT:

    Andrea Schroeder-260-557-6315
    Rachel Rau-260-755-9865

    New York City

    New York

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Tabling Event sponsored by the ED Leads Addiction & CATCH Teams
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan
    Main Lobby
    1901 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10029
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NYC Health & Hospitals – Metropolitan Hospital
    Contact: Lori McAndrew
    Phone: 646.908.9001
    Email: mcandrel@nychhc.org

    International Overdose Awareness Day Tabling Event
    The aim of IOAD is to raise awareness, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths, remember those who have died or suffered permanent injury because of drug overdose, and stimulate discussion about overdose prevention and drug policy.

    The CATCH and ED Leads Addiction teams will be providing education for opioid misuse and overdose prevention, as well as a safe space to discuss stigma, and remember a loved one lost to or permanently impacted by an overdose. We will also provide giveaways for participation.

    Everyone is also encouraged to wear purple to show their support and use the hashtags #OverdoseAware and #EndOverdose on social media to boost awareness.

    Friday, August 30
    11 AM to 4 PM
    NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan
    Main Lobby

    Frankfort

    Indiana

    Activity: 4th Annual Clinton County Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Veterans Park
    Frankfort Indiana
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kimberly K Newhart
    Phone: 7652423676
    Email: Kknewhart@yahoo.com

    Remembering those loved ones lost and those who are still struggling. Education and awareness. Guest speaker Justin Phillips. #No more shame, No more stigma and No more silence

    Idaho Falls

    Idaho

    Activity: Idaho Falls Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 3477 S. Pioneer Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83402
    On the lawn between Smith Chevrolet and Smith Honda. August 31st @ 7:00 pm
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kathy
    Phone: 949-637-6374
    Email: sogonefromsocal@yahoo.com

    Remembering our family and friends we lost to overdose and celebrating with everyone in recovery that are at our event. We will have speakers, resources and candlelight vigil.

    KENNETT SQUARE

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: IOAD 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
    415 W State St
    Kennett Square, PA 19348
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: KACIES CAUSE
    Contact: ANDY RUMFORD
    Phone: 610 742-5249
    Email: ANDY.RUMFORD@KACIESCAUSE.ORG

    INVOCATION
    SPECIAL SPEAKERS
    LIGHTING OF CANDLES
    OPEN MIC
    CLOSING

    Boothbay Harbor

    Maine

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day @Boothbay Harbor
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Harbor Peer & Wellness Center
    35 School Street
    Boothbay Harbor
    Maine 04538
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Join us up the coast in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day. We will be hosting vigils for our Bath and Boothbay Harbor communities, in deep solidarity and with radical love. ❤️

    #weareamistad
    #supportyourlocalpeers

    New Haven

    Connecticut

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 22/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: New Haven Green
    250 Temple St,
    New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cornell Scott Hill Health Center
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Join us tomorrow on the New Haven Green for International Overdose Awareness Day! We will work in collaboration with our partners to provide screenings, Narcan training and scripts, information on community services, overdose education, substance use treatment and so much more. Come out to be empowered and educated.

    Ridley Park

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Rep. David M. Delloso’s District Office Parking Lot
    605 E Chester Pike
    Ridley Park, PA 19078
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Please join me for a candlelight vigil from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on International Overdose Awareness Day Saturday, Aug. 31 in Ridley Park to honor the loved ones we’ve lost. Park at Ridley Plaza and join us in front of my office at 605 E. Chester Pike in Ridley Park.

    Lexington

    Kentucky

    Activity: Dv8k – A Life Changing Race – Run, Walk or Virtual Race
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Keeneland Race Course, 4201 Versailles Road, Lexington, Kentucky 40510 or your hometown (for Virtual Race)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dv8 Kitchen Vocational Training Foundation, Inc
    Contact: Rob Perez
    Phone: 8593215600
    Email: rob@dv8kitchen.com

    The 2nd Annual Dv8k Life Changing Run will be held in Lexington Kentucky on Saturday, August 31,2019, International Overdose Awareness Day. DV8 Kitchen and Bakery are hosting an 8K & 4K run/race, 1K fun walk and a Virtual Race in which you can support the effort.

    If you can’t make it to Lexington, Kentucky for the run, YOU CAN PARTICIPATE FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!

    No matter where you live, you can register. We will send you a race shirt, then you decide when, where, how far and how fast. Put on your Dv8k Shirt, go on your “personal” Life Changing Run and share the mantra “Time to Remember. Time to Act” with others. Snap a pic and let us know who you are remembering. http://instagram.com/dv8kitchen

    Greensboro

    North Carolina

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 1116 Grove St.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NC Survivors Union
    Contact: alicia brunelli
    Phone: 3367073396
    Email: alicia@urbansurvivorsunion.org

    We will have a few guest speakers, raffle, and letting off of lanterns into the sky.

    Belle Haven

    Virginia

    Activity: REVIVE! Naloxone Training
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Eastern Shore Community Services Board – Prevention Services
    15150 Merry Cat Lane
    Belle Haven, VA 23306
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Eastern Shore Community Services Board
    Contact: James Foley
    Phone: 7579895420
    Email: jfoley@escsb.org

    REVIVE! Lay-Rescuer Training
    REVIVE! is the Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education (OONE) program for the Commonwealth of Virginia. REVIVE! provides training to professionals, stakeholders, and others on how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose emergency with the administration of naloxone (Narcan ®). REVIVE! is a collaborative effort led by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) working alongside the Virginia Department of Health, the Virginia Department of Health Professions, recovery community organizations such as the McShin Foundation, OneCare of Southwest Virginia, the Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery Alliance of Virginia (SAARA), and other stakeholders.
    Public Health Emergency
    Virginia is currently under a public health emergency as a result of the opioid addiction crisis. Virginia has been severely impacted by opioid abuse, particularly the abuse of prescription drugs. In 1999, the first year for which such data is available, approximately 23 people died from abuse of fentanyl, hydrocodone, methadone, and oxycodone (the leading prescription opioids abused, commonly referred to as FHMO). By 2013, the most recent year for which complete data is available, 386 individuals died from the abuse of FHMO, an increase of 1,578%, with fentanyl being the primary substance fueling this increase. In 2013 alone, there was an increase of more than 100% in deaths attributed to fentanyl use. In 2013, as before in 2011, drug-related deaths happened at a higher per capita level (11.0 deaths per 100,000) than motor vehicle crashes (10.1 per 100,000).
    Naloxone – Virginia Statewide Standing Order
    A Standing order serves as a prescription for all Virginians who would like to obtain Naloxone. Virginia residents can now request Naloxone directly from the pharmacy without out having to visit their doctor or medical provider first.
    Naloxone, a prescription medication, is an opioid antagonist drug that reverses the effects that opioids have in the brain. When a person overdoses on opioids, the opioid overwhelms specific receptors in the brain, slowly decreasing respiration and heart rate before finally stopping it altogether. Naloxone has a very high affinity for these receptors and effectively pushes the opioid off of the brain receptor. This action allows a person’s body to resume respiration. Naloxone has been used for years by emergency medical technicians and emergency room doctors to reverse opioid overdose emergencies. Outside of this singular purpose, naloxone has no effect on the body, and poses no danger to anyone who accidentally administers it to themselves or someone else.
    Naloxone is a proven public health response to the epidemic of opioid overdose emergencies. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that since 1996, when the first program to distribute naloxone to Lay Rescuers (REVIVE!’s terminology for community members who have been trained on naloxone administration) was implemented, 152,283 persons received training on administering naloxone. Those individuals have saved 26,463 lives by administering naloxone to individuals who were experiencing an opioid overdose emergency.

    Monticello

    New York

    Activity: Sullivan County’s International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Sullivan County Government Center
    100 North Street
    Monticello, NY 12701
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Catholic Charities
    Contact: Luisa Parker
    Phone: 8457948080 x170
    Email: luisa.parker@cccsos.org

    Information sharing event to raise awareness around the opioid crisis impacting the community and bring the loss of life, our community has experienced, to the forefront. Also, providing an opportunity for attendees to honor their loved ones.

    Gettysburg

    Alabama

    Activity: Adams County IOAD proclamation
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Adams County Courthouse
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Overdose Awareness Task Force
    Contact: Michelle
    Phone:
    Email: coalition@cfygettysburg.com

    Adams County proclamation of International Overdose Awareness Day

    Woodbury

    Tennessee

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Court House Square, Woodbury, TN 37190
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cannon County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Pamela Steakley
    Phone: 615-563-8101
    Email: cannoncoalition@gmail.com

    Purple balloons and posters in businesses and around the square. Facebook page campaign to tell stories of those fighting drug addiction or of those who have lost the battle.

    Tarzana

    California

    Activity: Naloxone Training
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: 18700 Oxnard St. Tarzana, CA 91356
    Room 234
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Tarzana Treatment Centers, Inc.
    Contact: Becca Phan
    Phone: 818 996 1051 ext. 3117
    Email: rphan@tarzanatc.org

    Join us for a free naloxone training and creative activity in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Please email rphan@tarzanatc.org to RVSP.

    Elgin

    Illinois

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil for Overdose Awareness
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: 2 American Way, Elgin, IL 60120
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Renz Addiction Counseling Center
    Contact: Deb Howe
    Phone: 847-697-5582
    Email: dhowe@renzcenter.org

    To commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day, Renz Addiction Counseling Center is inviting community residents who have lost a family member or friend to a drug overdose to a candlelight vigil in their honor on August 29, 7:30 p.m., at the Center’s Two American Way, Elgin, location. Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain is scheduled to speak. For individuals who would also like to have a loved one’s name highlighted at the vigil, contact Renz Center’s Yesenia Lopez at ylopez@RenzCenter.org or call 847-742-3545 before August 22nd.
    “The candlelight vigil is a special occasion to remember loved ones lost to alcohol or drugs,” said Renz Center’s Executive Director Jerry Skogmo, “and an opportunity to come together as a community to remind those struggling with an addiction that overdose prevention is key and treatment is possible.”
    International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event that 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 lost their life to a drug overdose.
    Drug overdose deaths and opioid-involved deaths continue to be high in Kane County. In 2018, 68 people died as a result of opioid-related drug overdoses, reported the Kane County Health Department/Kane County Coroner’s Office. That’s higher than 2017, with 55 deaths reported.
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “In 2017, there were 70,237 drug overdose deaths in the United States. The age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths in 2017 was 9.6% higher than the rate in 2016.” Additionally, the CDC reported that drug overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids other than methadone increased by 45% from 2016 to 2017.
    On August 13 at 6:30 p.m., The Coalition for a Safe & Healthy Elgin will be offering an Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Prevention Education and Training to anyone who may be impacted by an accidental overdose. Naloxone is an antidote to opioid drugs, such as narcotic pain medications or heroin, and when administered during an opioid overdose can reduce the chance of death or brain and tissue damage due to lack of oxygen. This training is offered several times a year by The Coalition or Renz Center, and participants can learn:
    • How to tell if someone is overdosing
    • Calling 9-1-1 and the information they will need
    • Implementing emergency first aid
    • Dispensing Naloxone
    • Accidental overdose prevention information
    • Assessment and treatment options
    A free Naloxone Kit is given at the conclusion of the training session. For more information or to register for the August 13 session, call Renz Center at (847) 742-3545 and select extension 267.
    Renz Center provides a continuum of care dedicated to the prevention, intervention and treatment of addictive behaviors related to alcohol, drugs, and gambling. Services range from prevention programs for youth in the schools to outpatient treatment programs for adolescents and adults. Priority is given to pregnant women and women with dependent children. Offices are located in Elgin, St. Charles, and Streamwood.
    Renz Addiction Counseling Center is licensed by the state of Illinois for its adult and adolescent outpatient treatment programs. Renz Center is a non-profit organization funded in part by the federal government, Elgin Township, the Illinois Department of Human Services, Hanover Township, Geneva, and St. Charles 708 Mental Health Boards and other local community organizations. To find out more about Renz Center’s programs, call 847-742-3545 or visit www.renzcenter.org.

    Honolulu

    Hawaii

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day & 30 Years of Syringe Exchange
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: Harris United Methodist Church
    20 S Vineyard Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96813
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hawaii Health & Harm Reduction Center
    Contact: Nikos A. Leverenz
    Phone: 8085212437
    Email: nleverenz@hhhrc.org

    An event aimed at raising awareness of overdose and reducing stigma associated with drug-related deaths. We will also be commemorating 30 years of syringe exchange in Hawaii. A documentary on the history of syringe exchange in Hawaii will be featured, followed by a panel discussion about the evolution and impact syringe exchage has had on public health and the community.

    Ukiah

    California

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Alex Thomas Plaza, Ukiah, CA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Buffey Wright
    Phone: (707) 472-2610
    Email: wrightbu@mendocinocounty.org

    MCAVHN along with the support of Safe Rx Mendocino Opioid Coalition and other community supporters will be hosting a vigil on August 31st, 2019, for International Overdose Awareness Day. Please join us in remembering Overdose victims, their families, and their stories. On site counselors available. Naloxone/Narcan training.

    Washington

    Alabama

    Activity: OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 03:30 pm
    Location: Mommieactivist and Sons Radio Show
    Conference Call dial in 1-712-770-5390 code 419145 at 3:30pm est
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mommieactivist and Sons
    Contact: Queen Karen
    Phone: 2026701599
    Email: mommieactivist@gmail.com

    Mommieactivist and Sons Radio Show
    Moms United, A New Path, other organizations and all are welcome to call in
    Conference Call dial in 1-712-770-5390 code 419145 at 3:30pm est
    International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August. The aim is to raise awareness the of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death.

    Waynesville

    North Carolina

    Activity: Down Home Block Party to End Overdoses
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Old Armory Recreation Center
    44 Boundary Street
    Waynesville, NC 28786
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Down Home NC
    Contact: Chelsea Hoglen
    Phone: (828)476-8189
    Email: chelsea@downhomenc.org

    Activities will include:
    Closet swap of clothing items and children’s toys,
    Harm reduction items such as Naloxone, clean syringes, and using supplies,
    Informative about local resources and services for folks who are experiencing substance use or mental health issues,
    Fun games and activities,
    And more!
    Catering provided by Sip Sum and Salty Dog.

    Easton

    Maryland

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: 111 S Harrison St
    Easton, Md 21601
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mid Shore Restoring Hope in Women
    Contact: Sherry Collier
    Phone: 410-310-9842
    Email: hopeinwomen13@gmail.com

    Speakers, music, food, kid activities, resource tables, memorial for those we have lost

    Newnan GA

    Georgia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Tree Unveiling
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 60 Sprayberry Road, Newnan Georgia.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug Free Coweta C-SAP
    Contact: Jean Felts
    Phone: 404-323-4170
    Email: jean.felts@gmail.com

    Please come for the unveiling of the memorial tree planted at Newnan’s new Sprayberry Road Recreational Dog Park in memory of all Coweta County residents who lost their life to overdose.

    STONE MOUNTAIN

    Georgia

    Activity: DPI Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Lawn of Decatur Presbyterian Church
    205 Sycramore St. Decatur GA 30030
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Decatur Prevention Initiative Incorporated
    Contact: Terrie Moore
    Phone: 770.843.9698
    Email: decaturprevention@gmail.com

    A candlelight vigil with a story of loss and a story of hope. Optional: Bring a photo to share for a community project.
    All inclusive ceremony

    Waxahachie

    Texas

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Event 2019
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: The Avenue in Waxahachie, 1761 N Highway 77, Waxahachie, TX 75165
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug Prevention Resources
    Contact: Shari Phillips
    Phone: 972-518-1821
    Email: info@drugfreegen.org

    A day for family and friends to acknowledge and remember those they have lost, those who are struggling, and those in recovery, and for our community  to come together to commit to raising awareness.

    Blackwood

    New Jersey

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day/Summer End BBQ
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Gloucester Township Police Family Resource Center
    1324 Little Gloucester Road
    Blackwood, NJ 08012
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Gloucester Township Police Department
    Contact: Lt. Mark Benton
    Phone: 8563745712
    Email: communityrelations@gtpolice.com

    Our GTPD Family Resource Center will have a public event from 12 to 3 PM to include a barbecue, games and a location to dispose of prescription drugs while educating the public about the misuse of medications.

    Mendota

    Illinois

    Activity: Buddy’s Purpose 8th Overdose Awareness Walk
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Blackstone Park 5th Ave Mendota Il 61342
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Buddy’s Purpose
    Contact: Lori Brown
    Phone: 815-993-8314
    Email: Buddyspurpose@yahoo.com

    A walk to remember our loved ones gone too soon from Substance Misuse
    Speakers, a memory list, butterfly release & resources for substance misuse

    Eureka

    California

    Activity: HACHR’s 4th annual Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction
    Contact: Jessica Smith
    Phone:
    Email:

    Our event has a memorial wall, photo booth, speakers, food, music, overdose prevention training, and tabling by community partners. We host it in a space where our consumers can be without being harassed by police or bigoted community members. Our event is semi-private as we have a small but vocal part of the community that will come protest/disturb any event that we host. We advertise it as a private event for HACHR friends, supporters, staff, consumers, and community partners.

    Myrtle Beach

    South Carolina

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Chapin Park
    1600 US-17 BUS, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Faces and Voices of Recovery Grand Strand
    Contact: Beth H Foster
    Phone: 8436558948
    Email: ninjagran04@gmail.com

    This event is to bring awareness, education, support, and resources to our community on overdoses. There will be speakers, Narcan demonstration, and tables set up to provide resources and information.

    Elkton

    Maryland

    Activity: Overdose Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Gilbert Lighthouse Pavilion
    North East Community Park
    Walnut St.
    North East, MD 21901
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Voices of Hope, Inc.
    Contact: Jennifer Tuerke
    Phone: 4439937055
    Email: voicesofhope414@gmail.com

    Join us for an evening of reflection and remembering those lost to overdose at our 6th Annual Overdose Death Candlelight Vigil. Sponsored by Voices of Hope, Inc. and Healing Hearts Overdose Death Grief Support Group, there will be prayer, music, and luminaries to decorate. We will have speakers and an opportunity to share. There will be crafts for children to make and take home.

    Waukesha

    Wisconsin

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day prevention and remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Frame Park
    1200 Frame Park Dr.
    Waukesha, WI 53186
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Waukesha county Heroin and Other Illicit Drug Task Force
    Contact: Lance
    Phone: 262-613-4644
    Email:

    Speakers, open share time, celebration of life, and candlelight vigil

    Mansfield

    Ohio

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Richland Academy of the Arts, 75 N. Walnut Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Starfish Project of Richland County
    Contact: Traci Willis
    Phone: 4199618159
    Email: twillis2012@gmail.com

    In preparation for this event, we pair up individuals in recovery with local musicians and artists. The artist will then create a tribute (typically poetry or song) to represent that person’s story of recovery. We also include tributes of individuals in recovery, inform of positive things happening in the local recovery community, and host a candlelight memorial at the end. It is a beautiful event and it is created as a fundraiser to help sponsor other individuals in our community who are striving to get help.

    Last year’s video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIVfM0iUGow&t=2087s

    oceanside

    California

    Activity: press release
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: 300 n coast hwy
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: city of oceanside
    Contact: peter weiss
    Phone: 7604353066
    Email:

    press release

    Houston

    Texas

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Check our Facebook event page for updates on venue.
    https://www.facebook.com/InAnotherVein/https://www.facebook.com/BayouActionStreetHealth/
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: In Another Vein & Bayou Action Street Health
    Contact: Debra
    Phone:
    Email: bayouactionstreethealth@protonmail.com

    This is an informal gathering where we will remember and honor those we’ve lost and celebrate those who are with us. We’ll have a demonstration of overdose recognition and reversal, naloxone distribution, memorial activities and an open mic for anyone who wishes to speak, perform or otherwise bring attention to the crisis of overdose.

    Mahopac

    New York

    Activity: Hope and Healing
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Chamber Park
    692 US 6
    Mahopac, NY 10541
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lauren Privitera
    Phone: 347-271-0901
    Email: Laulau620@yahoo.com

    International Overdose Awareness Day

    Join us for a candlelight memorial in honor of those who have lost their lives to the disease of addiction and to support the families that have been left behind.

    Banner signing; rock decorating, candlelight memorial, personal tributes

    This will be an informal get together for the sole purpose of paying tribute to our loved ones. Please PM me if you have suggestions or if you want your loved one to appear in the tribute slide show. For more information, please private message me or contact me via email: laulau620@yahoo.com

    Candles provided. Bring a lawn chair.

    Denton

    Maryland

    Activity: Caroline Co. Fed-Up Rally
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Next Generation Church
    10092 New Bridge Road Rt 328
    Denton, MD. 21629
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mid-Shore Restoring Hope in Women
    Contact: Catherine Bowrey
    Phone: 4108297020
    Email: ccmdhaa@gmail.com

    Local Reps will be on hand to answer question and inform us on what they are doing to help those fighting addiction. What new programs are being offered.
    Music by Echoes of Mercy
    Food, Hot Dogs, food truck, snowballs
    Games, crafts, and bounce house for the kids
    Prayer service for those lost to this epidemic, and for those still fighting the demon.

    Breese

    Illinois

    Activity: Clinton County International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Main Pavilion
    Northside Park
    7pm
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Cara Loddeke
    Phone: 618-803-9969
    Email: caraeloddeke@yahoo.com

    Panel of recovering addicts, family of ado, law enforcement, etc. to provide education and awareness and open discussion with peers. Followed by a candlelight vigil to remember those we have lost to addiction.

    Cary

    North Carolina

    Activity: IOAD & NCHA Opioid Patient Education Video Launch
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 2400 Weston Parkway, Cary NC 27513
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: North Carolina Healthcare Association
    Contact: Madison Ward Willis
    Phone: 919-677-4136
    Email: mward@ncha.org

    Event Description: NCHA and the North Carolina Healthcare Foundation will honor International Overdose Awareness Day by launching a video that was created for us by the University of California-Davis to educate patients about the risks, side effects, and warning signs of opioid use. We have developed social media imagery and messaging specifically for this campaign and will encourage all of our member hospitals, health systems, healthcare providers and 3500+ social media followers to share the video. We will encourage our healthcare providers to download a copy of the video and include it in opioid patient EHRs for educational purposes. We will tag all posts with #IOAD. We will tag our partners, the North Carolina Medical Society, the North Carolina Nurses Association, and the North Carolina Institute of Medicine to promote additional sharing of the resource. We will boost our social media posts to NC zip codes that have been hit hardest by the opioid epidemic.

    Chillicothe

    Ohio

    Activity: Ross County Overdose Awareness Memorial
    Date: 25/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Yoctangee Park Chillicothe Ohio in the Rotary Shelter
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Project 4-14/Ohio Can
    Contact: Tracey Kemper-Hermann
    Phone: 740.600.4187
    Email: grasphelpohio@gmail.com

    Overdose education with Naloxone training and distribution
    candle light memorial
    recognize those who are in recovery
    food, support and fellowship

    Farmington

    New Hampshire

    Activity: Overdose Awareness
    Date: 19/09/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Farmington Responds @
    Friends of Farmington
    451 Main Street
    Farmington, NH 03835
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Farmington Responds
    Contact: Dawn Curtis
    Phone:
    Email:

    Community Solidarity to share with one another our journey, and the memories of our loved ones who lost their struggle.
    Light Refreshments, memory balloons, banners

    Newaygo

    Michigan

    Activity: Overodse Awareness Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Resonate Church
    302 E 68th St
    Newaygo, Michigan 49337
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Tabi Rake
    Phone: 2315199946
    Email: Chaosandserenity84@gmail.com

    You are invited to a candlelight vigil for friends & families to stand together to remember those who have been lost as a result of drug overdose. Everyone is welcome & encouraged to attend.

    Wear silver or purple to show your support and feel free to bring pictures of those who have lost their battle.

    You may also send a photo to chaosandserenity84@gmail.com along with their name, and age when they passed of an overdose.

    For more information about International Overdose Awareness Day go to www.overdoseday.com.

    Hosted by the 11th Step Group
    We will be meeting in the parking lot.

    Verona

    New Jersey

    Activity: New Jersey Public Health Harm Reduction Workshop
    Date: 21/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Trenton War Memorial
    1 Memorial Dr.
    Trenton, NJ 08608
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Families for Sensible Drug Policy
    Contact: Carol Katz Beyer
    Phone: 973-567-8034
    Email: carol@fsdp.org

    #supportdontpunish #publichealth
    ⏰In preparation for International Overdose Awareness Day, FSDP invites you to JOIN US for a FREE interactive Harm Reduction Workshop hosted by the New Jersey Department of Health. Harm reduction is a life-saving, evidence-based public health tool for New Jersey communities. Hear directly from national experts and local leaders about how harm reduction policy and practice can prevent overdose deaths, reduce drug-related stigma, and promote the dignity and health of all New Jerseyans, including individuals with substance use disorder.
    Please mark your calendars and save-the-date for Wednesday, August 21st from 9:00 am to 2:30pm. The event will take place at the Trenton War Memorial. Admission, lunch, parking and public health credits are free but space is limited, so please REGISTER NOW to reserve your spot.
    Please help us spread the word about this event by sharing it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and using the hashtag hashtag#harmreductionsaves. See you there! Click here to register. https://lnkd.in/eJcWSnx #supporthefamilyimprovetheoutcome

    Duluth

    Minnesota

    Activity: Duluth Overdose Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: One Roof Community Housing-4th Street Park
    12 East 4th Street, Duluth, MN 55805
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Harm Reduction Sisters
    Contact: Sue Purchase
    Phone: 720-401-6569
    Email: harmreductionsisters@gmail.com

    Please join us as we gather to honor and remember our friends
    and loved ones who have died of a drug overdose.

    Canton

    Illinois

    Activity: 5th Annual Addiction and Overdose Awareness Walk
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: 250 S Avenue D
    Canton Il
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Sue
    Phone: 309-267-5995
    Email: Duneysdefense@gmail.com

    Local speakers sharing their personal experiences with addiction, people who have lost a loved one to Overdose and treatment professionals providing facts about substance abuse disorder.
    Free Naloxone training and distribution

    Highlands

    New Jersey

    Activity: Fed Up Rally
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: 22 Snug Harbor Avenue
    Highlands
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Highlands/Atlantic Highlands Municipal Alliance
    Contact: Heather DiBlasi
    Phone: (908) 601-5091
    Email: Bgkahuna002@comcast.net

    Fed Up Rally

    Cohoes

    New York

    Activity: “Let’s Walk for One More Chance”
    Date: 20/09/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Chatham Village Tracy Memorial State Route 203 Chatham, NY
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kerryann Scully
    Phone:
    Email: Columbiapathwaystorecovery@gmail.com

    Candlelit Vigil and Memorial walk as we gather to honor our lost loved ones, reach out a hand with support and hope to those who are struggling with substance abuse disorders, and celebrate those who are in recovery.

    Hanford

    California

    Activity: Overdose Awareness & Naloxone Training
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: 460 Kings County Drive, Suite 101
    Hanford, CA 93230
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Kings County Behavioral Health
    Contact: Juan Torres
    Phone: (559) 852-2356
    Email: juan.torres@co.kings.ca.us

    As part of the International Overdose Awareness Campaign, the Kings County Behavioral Health Substance Use Disorder Division will hold a training to help the community:
    – learn about the types of overdose,
    – signs and symptoms of overdose,
    – measures that one can take to save the life of a person who is experiencing an overdose
    – Trainees will also be instructed on how to administer Narcan (Naloxone) and a free kit will be provided upon completion

    Findlay

    Ohio

    Activity: Overdose Ribbon Project
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Dorney Plaza in the courtyard. 300 block of Dorney Plaza Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Focus RWC
    Contact: Malisa Hough
    Phone: 419-423-3071
    Email: hough@focusrwc.org

    Dedication ceremony, Speaker and fellowship. We are Dedicating Memorial ribbons for those who have loss their lives or loved ones to overdose.

    Fort Worth

    Texas

    Activity: Fort Worth Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: True Worth Place
    1513 E Presidio St.
    Fort Worth, TX 76102
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: O.D. Aid
    Contact: Lizzie Maldonado
    Phone:
    Email: odaidfw@gmail.com

    Overdose is the leading cause of death for people in the U.S. under 50. We are facing an overdose crisis of devastating proportion and so many people in our communities have been affected.

    Join us on Overdose Awareness Day to remember the loved ones we have lost, learn together how to prevent fatal overdoses in our community, distribute naloxone and harm reduction supplies to the surrounding community and give back by cleaning up any trash and syringes that we find in the area.

    FREE OVERDOSE PREVENTION TRAINING
    Learn how to prevent a fatal overdose with naloxone and pick up your free overdose prevention kit.

    TRASH PICKUP
    Join us after the training to clean up any syringes and trash we might find in the surrounding area of Lancaster.

    The Texas Modified Dolls Chapter will be making sack lunches to distribute.

    If you want to contribute any refreshments, donations or supplies to support the event, please send us a message!

    Old Bridge

    New Jersey

    Activity: Old Bridge Township Lights Up
    Date: 26/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Old Bridge Town Hall
    Township of Old Bridge
    1 Old Bridge Plaza
    Old Bridge NJ 08857
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Township of Old Bridge
    Contact: Karen Tortorici
    Phone:
    Email:

    To raise awareness and support our community, we are lighting up the Town Hall purple throughout the week leading up to and including 31st August 2019.

    Milwaukee and Greater Wisconsin

    Wisconsin

    Activity: Free Narcan Training
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: All AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin locations. Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay , Appleton, Eau Claire, Kenosha, Beloit, La Crosse and Wausau.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (All Locations)
    Contact: Julia Nusbaum
    Phone: 414-585-8245
    Email: julia.nusbaum@arcw.org

    All AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin locations will be holding a raffle through the week of IOAD. Entering is simple, participants will just need to take a free Narcan training. Once done they will get to enter their name in the drawing. We will also be giving away free wrist bands and badges throughout the week.

    Missoula

    Montana

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day at Open Aid Alliance
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 1500 W Broadway Suite A
    Missoula, MT 59808
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Open Aid Alliance
    Contact: Amanda Rees
    Phone: 406-543-4770
    Email: info@openaidalliance.org

    On August 29th, we will be observing this day with participants, community members, volunteers, board and staff to remember and honor everyone effected by an overdose and educate one another to prevent future overdoses.

    This event includes a BBQ, memorial, overdose response education and naloxone (overdose reversal medication) distribution.

    Bronx

    New York

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: St. Mary’s Park (149th and Eagle Ave) Bronx NY 10455
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: St Ann’s Corner of Harm Reduction
    Contact: Van Asher
    Phone: (718)585-5544 X 105
    Email: vasher@sachr.org

    We will be remembering those who have passed, as we give out Fentanyl Test Strips, Narcan Kits, and Safer Sex and Use Kits. We will also be providing HCV Testing and Harm Reduction Information/Supplies.

    Kenosha

    Wisconsin

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Kenosha County Job Center
    8600 Sheridan Rd.
    Kenosha, WI 53143
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Kenosha Human Development Services
    Contact: Patti Hansen
    Phone: 262-764-8522
    Email: phansen@khds.org

    Local agencies displaying informational table

    Saint George

    Utah

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Southwest Utah
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Vernon Worthen Park
    300 South 400 East, Saint George, Utah, 84770
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness
    Contact: Benjamin Martinez
    Phone: 435-319-8800
    Email: benjamin.martinez@myusara.com

    Overdose Awareness Event

    Mount Vernon

    Ohio

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Ariel Foundation Park, Rastin Tower
    Pittsburgh Avenue, Mount Vernon
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Knox Substance Abuse Action Team
    Contact: Tina Cockrell
    Phone: 7403922200
    Email: tcockrell@knoxhealth.com

    Observed on the 31st of August each year, International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) seeks to create better understanding of overdose, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths, and create change to reduce the harms associated with drug use.

    The Knox Substance Abuse Action Team (KSAAT) invites the Knox County community to come together on Saturday, August 31st to remember those who have died or suffered permanent injury due to drug overdose and support families who have lost their sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters.

    The event will take place at the Rastin Tower, Ariel Foundation Park beginning at 8:00 pm. Information will be provided about Narcan training, free Deterra Drug Deactivation bags will be available, and participants can learn about resources available in Knox County. Luminarias will also be provided free to event participants to light during a moment of silence in remembrance of loved ones. The event will conclude with the Rastin Tower being illuminated in purple to symbolize awareness of overdose and its effects. Family members who have lost a loved one are welcome to bring a photo.

    By holding an event this year, Knox County is a global movement for understanding, compassion, and change.

    “We encourage all members of the community to come to our event and stand together with the mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, and children who have been personally affected by overdose and substance use disorder,” said Tina Cockrell, Program Coordinator, Knox Substance Abuse Action Team. KSAAT thanks the Freedom Center, Hospice of Knox County, Knox Community Hospital, and Riverside Recovery for their community partnership. We are all a part of the solution.

    KSAAT is a coalition of community members dedicated to reducing substance abuse among youth and adults in Knox County. For more information or to get involved visit ksaat.org.

    Safford

    Arizona

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Graham County Courthouse Steps
    800 W Main St
    Safford AZ 85546
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Graham County Substance Abuse Coalition
    Contact: Jan
    Phone: 928-322-2111
    Email: gilavalleyfacingaddiction@gmail.com

    Special Speakers, Music, Balloon Release

    Honolulu

    Hawaii

    Activity: 30 Years of Aloha
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: Harris United Methodist Church. 20 South Vineyard Blvd, Honolulu Hawaii 96813
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hawaii Health & Harm Reduction Center
    Contact: Andrew Ogata
    Phone: 8088533267
    Email: Info@hhhrc.org

    30 Years of Aloha is an event aimed at raising awareness of overdose and reducing stigma associated with drug-related deaths. We will also be commemorating 30 Years of Syringe Exchange in Hawai’i, in conjunction with International Overdose Awareness Day. A documentary on the history of syringe exchange in Hawai’i will be featured, followed by a panel discussion about the evolution and impact syringe exchange has had on public health and the community. Free Naloxone training will be offered.

    oak forest

    Illinois

    Activity: drug overdose awareness day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: faith United pres church
    6200 167th St
    Tinley Park, Il10:00 am
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: carey m murray
    Phone: 7085604945
    Email: nannamurray@sbcglobal.net

    honoring those lost to addicition
    encourageing those in the grips of addiction

    Philadelphia

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: 1st Annual Never Surrender Hope Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Calvary AA Track
    4330 Deerpath Ln (Knights Road)
    Philadelphia, Pa
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Never Surrender Hope
    Contact: Pat Kane
    Phone: 2675934977
    Email:

    Never Surrender Hope will be hosting its 1st Annual Overdose Awareness Event at Calvary AA track & field. Come join us for a beautiful evening to honor those we have lost and those still struggling. We will start the evening with a walk around the track followed by a beautiful candlelight vigil to honor those lost.
    Names of those we have lost will be read with a candle light vigil. Please look for the post in discussion to share a name.
    Calvary AA track & field
    4330 Deerpath Ln (with addition parking on Knights Rd-Ben Rush school parking lot)

    Montcair

    New Jersey

    Activity: Opioid Prevention Training for Township employees
    Date: 19/11/2019
    Time: 01:30 pm
    Location: 205 Claremont Avenue
    Montclair, New Jersey 07042
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Township of Montclair
    Contact: Ashley Crews
    Phone: (973)509-4969
    Email: acrews@montclairnjusa.org

    RWJMS and the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services have partnered together to offer free training and naloxone nasal spray kits for Montclair Township employees on November 19, 2019 at 1:30 in Council Chambers of Montclair Municipal Building, 205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042

    Harrisonburg

    Virginia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day – Harrisonburg : Narcane Training, Reagent/Fentanyl Strip Test Demonstrations, & Recovery Resources
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 17 E Johnson St, Harrisonburg, VA 22802 (Our Community Place)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: JMU Students for Sensible Drug Policy, VA DanceSafe, HR Community Services Board, Virginia REVIVE!
    Contact: Shot
    Phone:
    Email: info@jmussdp.com

    Naloxone Training by Virginia REVIVE! w/ Free Narcane through Harrisonburg Health Department
    Fentanyl Test Strip and Reagent Drug Test Live Demonstrations by VA DanceSafe
    Recovery Resources presented by Harrisonburg Rockingham Community Services Board

    Fort Lauderdale

    Florida

    Activity: Public Service Announcement – Poster Contest
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Sunrise Middle School
    1750 NE 14th Street
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33009
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Sunrise Middle School
    Contact: Ambry Johnson
    Phone: 7543224700
    Email: ambry.johnson@browardschools.com

    Students will research the different substances (stimulants, depressants, alcohol, and opioids) to create a visual public service announcement (posters, brochures, or commercial) to inform students about the various signs (physical and psychological) of a person overdosing and how to care for the person until first responders arrive.

    McCordsville

    Indiana

    Activity: Light Up The World 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Christ Presbyterian Church
    7879 Carroll Rd 700 west
    MvCordsville IN 46055
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Someone’s Child-Helping Hands
    Contact: Heather Gillis Feeney
    Phone: 317-414’6469
    Email: Schh2016C@gmail.com

    Narcan training, speakers followed by over 300 angel names read publicly with a candle lit for each one.

    Santa Barbara

    California

    Activity: Community Walk & Beach Ceremony
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: 403 East Montecito St Suite A
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mission Harbor Behavioral Health
    Contact: Amanda
    Phone: 805 209 4433
    Email: contact@sbtreatment.com

    In honor of International Overdose Awareness Day, please join us for a community walk and beach ceremony on Saturday, August 31st 4:00 PM. We will meet at Mission Harbor Behavioral Health, located on the 3rd floor of 403 E. Montecito Street in Santa Barbara, and walk to the beach. This is a free event for the Santa Barbara community to honor those affected by overdose, raise awareness, and acknowledge the grief felt by families who have been touched by drug addiction. Please wear purple and silver to show your support.

    Alexandria

    Louisiana

    Activity: Millie Mattered
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: City Park BLVD
    Alexandria Louisiana
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lilly Harvey
    Phone: 3184031310
    Email: llillydawn@aol.com

    Pictures on the wall of life that matters guest speakers with testimonies from addiction to recovery.
    The story of Millie mattered
    Musical entertainment
    Walking for every step matters

    Worcester

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Becoming Aware, Doing Our Share : IOAD
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Umass Medical School/UMMHC
    55 N. Lake ave
    Worcester, MA 01655
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: UMAS Memorial Health Care
    Contact: Rich Kenny/Brittany Chapman
    Phone: 5089635003
    Email: Richard.Kenny@umassmemorial.org

    Umass Recovery Coaches, partner up with Docs and public health workers from our ED that represent Overdose Prevention Fund. We will plant flags representing deaths in years 2018. Coaches and others will plant flags and answer questions. We Will begin on Thursday, August 29 @ 10am

    Liverpool

    New York

    Activity: Light up the Night for Overdose Awareness
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:09 pm
    Location: Butterfly Garden of HOPE
    6751 Onondaga Lake Parkway
    Liverpool, NY 13088
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Margie Baxter
    Phone: 3153451995
    Email: marjorieannbaxter@gmail.com

    Overdose Awareness and memorial.
    5:30 Pot Luck meal/mingle
    5-7 Add loved ones name to List to be read aloud
    5-7 Add photo of loved one to Memory board
    6:30 Opening remarks
    6:45 Speakers- 3 local residents dramatically affected by the drug epidemic
    7:30 Reading of names with Glow Sticks & Candles
    8:00 Special Light up the Night Memorial

    Augusta

    Georgia

    Activity: Lantern release and memorial tributes
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Villa Europa Restaurant3044 Deans Bridge Rd
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Peggy Schaffer
    Phone: 7062884943
    Email: peggyschaffer@me.com

    We want to gather together and talk about those we lost, say their names out loud, have a candlelight prayer and then release lanterns at dusk to the heavens in honor of those we lost. There will be some finger foods available. All are welcome anytime after 5. These events will help raise awareness for those still struggling and to help erase the stigma of addiction.

    Newark

    Delaware

    Activity: IOAD Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Intersection of Rt 896 and Main Stree, near University of Delaware’s Old College
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Elizabeth L Perkins
    Phone: 3025986296
    Email: Liz@martyperkins.com

    Community outreach in support of those we have lost to SUD, those in recovery and those still struggling. Information on DE’s 911 Good Samaritan Law, the Kristen L Jackson and John M Perkins, Jr. Law, lifesaving Naloxone as well as contact information for statewide programs.

    Republic

    Washington

    Activity: 1st Annual Overdose Awareness In Remembrance of…
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Republic City Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Dani
    Phone: 509-207-0692
    Email: Whatsreallygoingon85@gmail.com

    1st annual remembrance day for community members who have lost loved ones to overdose. Event will be held in the city park from 5:00-7:00. Special performances, guest speakers and important overdose prevention being distributed. Both peer support and grief support will be available during event. Will also have a biodegradable balloon release at 6:00 PM.

    Long Beach

    California

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness DAy
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 5190 Atlantic Ave
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Salvador Samora
    Phone: 562-428-4111 Ext 7174
    Email: gramirez@tarzanatc.org

    Overdose Awareness

    Batavia

    New York

    Activity: "You Are Not Alone" GOW(Genesee-Orleans-Wyoming) Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Austin Park, Jefferson Avenue, Batavia NY
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: GOW (Genesee Orleans Wyoming) Opioid Task Force
    Contact: Sue Gagne
    Phone:
    Email: sgagne@gcasa.org

    Please join these (3) counties (Genesee-Orleans-Wyoming) that joined together to host an Overdose Awareness Day event. It is a place where the communities of these 3 counties can come together to raise awareness, gather information, as well as support families and loved ones as they struggle with substance use disorders, the loss of loved ones, and celebrate those in recovery. SPEAKERS * KIDS ZONE * LIVE MUSIC * FREE NARCAN TRAINING * FOOD. 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

    Grand Junction

    Colorado

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Old Courthouse Lawn
    544 Rood Avenue
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mesa County Public Health/ Mesa County Opioid Response Group
    Contact: Charity Weir
    Phone: 970-248-6978
    Email: charity.weir@mesacounty.us

    Resource Fair, Speakers, Memorial Slide Show, Candlelight Vigil

    New York

    New York

    Activity: Resources, Ribbons and Remembrance
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: East 125th Street and Park Avenue
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: A group of community partners in East Harlem
    Contact: Michelle Gadot
    Phone:
    Email: mgadot@cchphealthcare.org

    International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held each year that 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.

    Community partners in East Harlem are coming together for this special event where attendees can learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose, prevent an overdose through harm reduction education, learn about resources available them and honor those we have lost or this who have been impacted by overdose through a community art project.

    FREE OVERDOSE PREVENTION TRAINING
    FREE HIV AND HCV TESTING
    HOLISTIC SERVICES
    RESOURCES AVAILABLE
    LIVE DJ
    FREE GIVEAWAYS
    COLLABORATIVE ART PROJECT

    Sponsored by
    The Center for Comprehensive Health Practice
    New York Harm Reduction Educators
    Mount Sinai
    Uptown Grand Central
    TrueTox Laboratories

    New York

    New York

    Activity: Resources, Ribbons and Remembrance
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: East 125th Street and Park Avenue
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: A group of community partners in East Harlem
    Contact: Michelle Gadot
    Phone:
    Email: mgadot@cchphealthcare.org

    International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held each year that 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.

    Community partners in East Harlem are coming together for this special event where attendees can learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose, prevent an overdose through harm reduction education, learn about resources available them and honor those we have lost or this who have been impacted by overdose through a community art project.

    FREE OVERDOSE PREVENTION TRAINING
    FREE HIV AND HCV TESTING
    HOLISTIC SERVICES
    RESOURCES AVAILABLE
    LIVE DJ
    FREE GIVEAWAYS
    COLLABORATIVE ART PROJECT

    Sponsored by
    The Center for Comprehensive Health Practice
    New York Harm Reduction Educators
    Mount Sinai
    Uptown Grand Central
    TrueTox Laboratories

    Dothan

    Alabama

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil. Time to Remember. Time to Act.
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Poplar Head Park
    271 E Main St
    Dothan AL 36301
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SpectraCare Health Systems
    Contact: Marlene
    Phone: 8009514357 x3003
    Email: MARLENEL@SPECTRACARE.ORG

    Candlelight Vigil honoring those that lost the battle to drug overdose. A night of hope, strength, and communities uniting to end overdose ,

    Effingham

    Illinois

    Activity: International Drug Overdose Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Evergreen Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: DondiClay
    Phone: 6609562498
    Email: dondiclay@gmail.com

    A get together for a candle vigil and lantern release honoring those lost to overdose.

    Cookeville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Candelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Candelight Vigil Hosted at the Putnam County Courthouse Square. Saturday August 31st 2019 7-8pm.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Lifeline
    Contact: Nathan Payne
    Phone: 18652669764
    Email: lifelineoftennessee@gmail.com

    Candelight vigil for those lost to overdose, all are welcome, we will also include stories of hope and recovery.

    Gastonia

    North Carolina

    Activity: GASTON COUNTY INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Rotary Centennial Pavilion
    111 N SOUTH STREET
    GASTONIA NC
    28052
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Olive Branch Ministry
    Contact: Chasty King
    Phone: 704-674-5723
    Email: olivebranchgals@gmail.com

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

    The event will include speakers, music, and an opportunity to lift up the names of those who have passed from overdose. We will also have an art project that will encourage participants to leave words of encouragement for those who are still in active substance use.

    Dunellen

    New Jersey

    Activity: 3rd Annual Overdose Awareness Ceremony
    Date: 05/09/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Washington Park
    Washington ave between Dunellen Avenue and First street
    Dunellen, NJ
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dunellen Municipal Alliance
    Contact: Terri Albertson
    Phone: 732-752-7174
    Email: Dunellenma@gmail.com

    Information tables,
    Making memorial signs
    Speakers
    Recognition of those we lost
    Music

    Baltimore

    Maryland

    Activity: Donate Life Flag Raising for Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland
    1730 Twin Springs Rd. Suite 200
    Baltimore, MD 21227
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland
    Contact: Sarah Dziwanowski
    Phone: 4438331058
    Email: griefsupport@thellf.org

    In honor of International Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31, The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland will be hosting a Donate Life flag raising on Friday, Aug. 30, to honor generous organ, eye, tissue, and in-spirit donors who have died of an overdose. We invite donor families, friends, and the general public as we honor the memory of these individuals and raise awareness for those struggling with addiction and substance use disorder. Following the flag raising, we invite attendees to join us for refreshments. Grief support and resources will be available.

    For those who cannot make it in person, the flag raising will be live streamed from The LLF’s Facebook page.

    RIVERSIDE

    California

    Activity: Inland Empire Harm Reduction presents Overdose Awareness day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:03 pm
    Location: Riverside Downtown Library, Auditorium
    3581 Mission Inn Avenue
    Riverside, CA 92501
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Inland Empire Harm Reduction
    Contact: Noah Geraci
    Phone: (951) 446-0983
    Email: info@ieharmreduction.org

    Join us August 31st from 1-3pm at the Riverside Downtown Library as we remember those we’ve lost and fight for dignity for the rest of us. We will be doing a Narcan training and distribution as well as a collaborative memorial, bring photos or mementos of your loved ones to add. WE ask that press respect the privacy of our community and contact media@ieharmreduction.org before attending, and we ask that law enforcement recognize the experiences of our community and do not attend in uniform and/or while working. *This event will have Spanish Translation available

    Reno

    Nevada

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day – Washoe County NV
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Join us Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 5:30PM at the BELEIVE sign on Virginia Street and 1st Street in downtonw Reno, Nevada.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Join Together Northern Nevada
    Contact: Jennifer
    Phone: 775-324-7557
    Email: jennifer@jtnn.org

    Walk with us to Wingfield Park and write a message of memory or hope to recognize those who have suffered an overdose. FREE Narcan for attendees. International Overdose Awareness Day is recognized around the world as a day to acknowledge individual loss and family grief for people who have suffered an overdose.

    For questions, call us (775) 324-7557 or email Jennifer@jtnn.org

    Locust Grove

    Virginia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Week
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 2130 Germanna Hwy. Locust Grove VA 22508
    10000 Germanna Point Dr. Fredericksburg VA 22401
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Germanna Community College
    Contact: Alicia Landes-Sweetser
    Phone: 540-423-9121
    Email: alandes@germanna.edu

    Locust Grove Campus
    Remembrance August 26th – August 30th
    LGC Student Lounge
    We honor those who we have lost to the disease of addiction through shared remembrances and support. Do you have a personal story or remembrance you want to share? Take a leaf and share your story or remembrance of your loved one and hang it from our tree.

    Information August 26th – August 30th
    Outside of Counseling Room 205
    Visit the information table to learn more about the signs of overdose. On Friday, August 30th between 10:00 am and 12:30 pm pick up a free #END OVERDOSE tee shirt (while supplies last) to spread the message. Purple and silver ribbons will be distributed.

    Training
    August 30, 2019 at LGC Room 202 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Germanna is hosting REVIVE training which educates participants about how to identify signs of overdose, and trains them how to administer the lifesaving Narcan antidote. Registration is free. Participation is limited to the first 24 enrollments in each session. Completers of the 90-minute training will receive a FREE prescription for the Naloxone (Narcan). Those interested can register at https://forms.gle/yFwi4piBQEc2eQ5C7.
    For more details on all related events, please contact Alicia Landes at alandes@germanna.edu.

    August 30, 2019 at LGC Student Lounge 12:30 pm
    Group photo at 12:30 pm. Wear your purple tee shirt and let’s say Germanna wants to #END OVERDOSE.

    Fredericksburg Area Campus
    Remembrance August 26th – August 30th
    Dickinson Lobby
    We honor those who we have lost to the disease of addiction through shared remembrances and support. Do you have a personal story or remembrance you want to share? Take a leaf and share your story or remembrance of your loved one and hang it from our tree.

    Information August 26th – August 30th
    Dickinson Lobby
    Visit the information table to learn more about the signs of overdose. On Friday, August 30th between 10:00 am and 12:30 pm pick up a free #END OVERDOSE tee shirt (while supplies last) to spread the message. Purple and silver ribbons will be distributed.

    August 30, 2019 at FAC SP2 Room 134 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The Opiate Epidemic: What You Need to Know & How Can You Help? check room layout
    Hosted by Be Well Rappahannock
    Opioid addiction has been declared an epidemic and a national emergency. In 2016, there were 79 deaths due to opiate use in our area. 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 brief training will give you an introduction to opiate addiction, address treatment approaches, and suggest what you can do to help. Those interested can register at https://forms.gle/bGP5beiBEJNXF6Jd7.
    For more details on all related events, please contact Alicia Landes at alandes@germanna.edu.

    Training
    August 30, 2019 at FAC SP2 Room 134 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Germanna is hosting REVIVE training which educates participants about how to identify signs of overdose, and trains them how to administer the lifesaving Narcan antidote. Registration is free. Participation is limited to the first 24 enrollments in each session. Completers of the 90-minute training will receive a FREE prescription for the Naloxone (Narcan). Those interested can register at https://forms.gle/yFwi4piBQEc2eQ5C7.
    For more details on all related events, please contact Alicia Landes at alandes@germanna.edu.

    August 30, 2019 at FAC Dickinson Lobby 12:30 pm
    Group photo at 12:30 pm. Wear your purple tee shirt and let’s say Germanna wants to #END OVERDOSE.

    Clovis

    New Mexico

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Social Media Campaign
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: 117 w 8th Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Curry County Office of Substance Abuse Prevention
    Contact: Tanya Henderson
    Phone: 5757637725
    Email: thenderson@currycounty.org

    Utilizing social media resources to promote overdose awareness and prevention throughout Eastern New Mexico. Partners United Way of Eastern New Mexico, Curry County Health Council, and Mental Health Resources.

    New Castle

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Paint The Town Silver
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: August 31
    6-8PM
    Riverwalk
    Corner of East Washington St and East Street
    New Castle PA 16101
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Lawrence County Recovery Coalition
    Contact: Shawn Johnson
    Phone: 7246585580
    Email: sjohnson@lawsca.org

    The evening will include professional speakers as well as individuals in long term recovery, music, magic, and food/drinks. There will also be a remembrance ceremony.

    Hollywood

    Florida

    Activity: Prevention and Remembrance Overdose Awareness
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Hollywood Arts Park
    1 Young Circle
    Hollywood, FL 33020
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: South Florida Wellness Network, Inc
    Contact: Bobbie Rogers
    Phone: 9547736232
    Email: events@sfwn.org

    Outdoor concert to promote the awareness of prevention of death and remembrance of people who use drugs or who have died from a drug overdose (also known as accidental drug poisoning). There will be live music performances by people in recovery, a candle light vigil, Narcan education and distribution, community vendors, resources, food trucks and specialty vendors.

    Fort Collins

    Colorado

    Activity: Jess Fear
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Civic Center Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Health District of Northern Larimer County
    Contact: Jess
    Phone: 6692389392
    Email: jess.fear.4@gmail.com

    Theme: Voices of Recovery. Focused on celebrating recovery and highlighting local resources for harm reduction, treatment and support. A candlelight vigil will be held at the end of the event

    Washington DC

    Maryland

    Activity: Washington DC VA International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Washington DC VA Medical Center Atrium (Main Lobby)
    50 Irving St. NW
    Washington DC 20422
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Washington DC VA Medical Center
    Contact: Paige Mathew
    Phone: 202-745-8000 x52290
    Email: paige.mathew@va.gov

    Services offered in the Washington DC VA Atrium Wednesday 8-28-19 from 11-2 PM:
    Fentanyl FAQ- Learn about the drug that is 50 times more powerful than heroin and is contributing to deaths in the DC area.
    Poison Control- Get a free magnet and learn what you can do when someone takes too much of a medication.
    Medication Disposal- Get a free medication disposal envelope from pharmacy and learn what you can do to reduce the risk of overdose.
    Naloxone Education- Speak to a pharmacist about Naloxone and learn about how it can be used to save lives from opioid overdose.
    Substance Abuse Recovery Program (SARP) will provide brief counseling and referral to treatment for substance use disorder.

    VA Staff: Wear purple to raise awareness on Wednesday, August 28!
    Get your purple awareness ribbon from your service chief. Speak to your patients about the risk of opioid overdose and the importance of taking medications safely as prescribed.
    The Washington DC VA is committed to creating change that reduces the harms associated with drug use.

    Tulsa

    Oklahoma

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Equality Center
    621 4th Street
    Tulsa, OK
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SHOTS – Stop Harm on Tulsa Streets
    Contact: Andrea
    Phone: 9188097134
    Email: shotstulsa@gmail.com

    Resource fair, Narcan training, free family farmers market, and memorial for people lost to overdose.

    St Lake City

    Utah

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Utah
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 350 State St
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Overdose Awareness Utah
    Contact: Event Organiser
    Phone:
    Email:

    Each year International Overdose Awareness Day is recognized on a global scale. Hundreds will gather at the Utah State Capitol South steps to remember our loved ones lost to overdose as well as raise awareness and promote sobriety and recovery. Many of us have lost our loved ones to overdose but we CHOOSE to remember that for those still here and struggling, there is always hope for recovery…

    https://www.facebook.com/events/2265376143713724/

    Littleton

    New Hampshire

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: North Country Serenity Center
    45 Union St
    Littleton, New Hampshire
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: North Country Health Consortium
    Contact: Event Organiser
    Phone: (603)444-1300
    Email:

    Join us on International Overdose Awareness Day!

    Drop in anytime to the North Country Serenity Center in Littleton on August 31st between 12 – 6 PM…

    We are gathering to remember those affected by overdose, share stories of recovery and resiliency, and come away with tips and resources to help our friends, neighbors, and loved ones survive.

    Light refreshments will be served, and a candlelight vigil will be held at 5:30 PM.

    Can’t make it into the Serenity Center but want to show your support? Go to North Country Serenity Center’s Facebook page and “Check-in” on August 31st to stand in solidarity for #OverdoseAwareness #EndOverdose #IOAD !

    Questions? Call the North Country Serenity Center: (603)444-1300 or drop a message on this event page.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/469436130546159/

    Fayetteville

    Georgia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Tree Unveiling
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 140 Stonewall Ave W
    Fayetteville, Georgia
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug Free Fayette
    Contact: Event Organiser
    Phone:
    Email:

    Please come for the unveiling of the memorial tree planted at the Fayette County Administration Complex in memory of all Fayette County residents who lost their life to overdose.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/350843199190859/

    Gettysburg

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Community Learning: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Adams County Farmers Market
    103 Carlisle St
    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Adams County Farmers Market
    Contact: Event Organiser
    Phone:
    Email:

    August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day. Please help us welcome our community partners Collaborating for Youth and Adams County Overdose Awareness, who will be at the market to raise awareness about this cause and provide information about resources that are available in Adams County to help fight addiction.

    We here at the Adams County Farmers Market are honored to help promote healthy lifestyle choices in whatever ways we can!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/769495190119463/

    BEL AIR

    Maryland

    Activity: Picnic and Memorial Ceremony
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Friends Park Pavilion
    35 E. Jarrettsville Road
    Forest Hill, MD 21050
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: GRASP – Harford County
    Contact: Lisa McLaughlin
    Phone:
    Email: lisa.craig4@verizon.net

    Memorial ceremony with Dove Release, followed by a pot-luck picnic

    Hartford

    Connecticut

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: Worldwide
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
    Contact: Event Organiser
    Phone:
    Email:

    International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31 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.

    Learn more: https://www.overdoseday.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/events/2249051298482497/

    Carroll County

    Maryland

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: Carroll County, Maryland
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Not In Carroll
    Contact: Event Organiser
    Phone:
    Email:

    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.

    Thousands of people die each year from drug overdose. They come from all walks of life.

    International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.
    Go to https://www.overdoseday.com/ to learn more.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/464950954067675/

    Newburgh

    New York

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day 2019
    Date: 21/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 280 Broadway, Newburgh, NY, on the plaza
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hudson Valley Community Services & TEAM Newburgh Take Back the City
    Contact: Events Organiser
    Phone:
    Email: 

    Hudson Valley Community Services, Team Newburgh and other nonprofits present the Hudson Valley’s observance of International Overdose Awareness Day on Wed., August 21st from 12 to 4 pm (rain or shine). Join us at 280 Broadway on the plaza for a panel discussion on opioid use and overdose, including some survivors and people who used to use drugs, community leaders, and harm reduction activists. This event will also feature a candlelit memorial, selfie awareness wall, Narcan trainings, health information, educational games, kids’ activities and free snacks. There is no charge to attend. For more info, please visit //www.hudsonvalleycs.org/oad or https://www.facebook.com/events/926698574383847/

    Pocatello

    Idaho

    Activity: Shoes on the Steps
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Bannock County Court House
    624 E. Center Street
    Pocatello, ID 83201
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Chris Daniels
    Phone: 2084171749
    Email: chris@hopeandrecovery.net

    National Recovery Month, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and substance use disorders to live a healthy and rewarding life.

    However, not everyone makes it into recovery. Thousands of people die each year from drug overdose. They come from all walks of life.

    On August 31st , Hope and Recovery Resource Center will begin Recovery Month by observing International Overdose Awareness Day on the steps of the Bannock County Court House. We will display 236 pairs of shoes with a purple recovery balloon to commemorate the 236 individuals that perished due to overdose in the State of Idaho during 2017.

    International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable. International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on the 31st 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.

    For more information contact Chris Daniels at chris@hopeandrecovery.net

    Thornton

    Colorado

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 84th Ave Neighborhood Health Center – 2551 W 84th Ave, Westminster 80031
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Thornton
    Contact: Krista Berkey
    Phone:
    Email: krista.berkey@cityofthornton.net

    Please join us to raise awareness about the opioid crisis, hear from people with lived experiences, remember those we’ve lost, and hear from elected officials on what is being done to address the crisis at the local level. Connect with resources on treatment and recovery, including Narcan Training and Kits and Hep C/HIV awareness and testing.

    Aurora

    Illinois

    Activity: Community NARCAN Training
    Date: 24/09/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Breaking Free
    120 Gale Street
    Aurora, IL 60506
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Breaking Free
    Contact: Betsy Santana
    Phone: 630.897.1003
    Email: bsantana@breakingfreeinc.org

    Join us for a FREE information and training session about the life
    saving medication NARCAN. This training is open to everyone!

    Training will include: Overdose Prevention Strategies, Signs & Symptoms of Overdose, NARCAN Administration, Good Samaritan Law, Information & Resources

    Braintree

    Massachusetts

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Ceremony & Butterfly Release
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 1 JFK Memorial Drive Braintree MA 02184
    Front Hall Lawn of Braintree Town Hall
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Braintree Community Partnership on Substance Use & The Sun Will Rise Foundation
    Contact: Robyn Houston-bean
    Phone: 781-789-4604
    Email: robyn@thesunwillrise.org

    A short ceremony to remember the lives lost and hurt from overdose followed by a butterfly release. Volunteers place purple flags to remember the Massachusetts residents lost in the last year and white flags to remember the Braintree residents lost.

    Eastvale

    California

    Activity: Social Media Campaign
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: 12363 Limonite Ave Suite 900, Eastvale, CA 91752
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Eastvale
    Contact: Bobbi Hawkins
    Phone:
    Email:

    The City of Eastvale will be creating a social media campaign leading up to International Overdose Awareness Day. This will be comprised of different graphics with statistics given from our local public safety departments as well as the IOAD website.

    New York

    New York

    Activity: REACH Program: Time to Remember, Time to Act
    Date: 06/09/2019
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: Hess Center for Science and Medicine
    1470 Madison Avenue
    Davis Auditorium, 2nd Floor
    New York, NY, 10029
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Elisa McBratney
    Phone: 646-951-1693
    Email: reach@mountsinai.org

    All are invited to this event to honor the memory of those who have been lost to drug overdose, as well as to learn more and strategize about how to prevent future drug overdose deaths.

    This remembrance event is sponsored by the Respectful & Equitable Access to Comprehensive Healthcare (REACH) Program in the Division of General Internal Medicine and by the Mount Sinai Center for Spirituality and Health.

    This event will be held on Friday September 6th, 2019.

    9:30-10:00 AM – Come early for Overdose Prevention Training (Free Narcan/Naloxone Kits)

    10:00 AM- 12:00 PM – Remembrance Program

    12:00-12:30 PM – Stay after for Overdose Prevention Training (Free Narcan/Naloxone Kits)

    Syracuse

    New York

    Activity: Light a Lantern
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 08:15 pm
    Location: The Great New York State Fair581 State Fair Boulevard • Syracuse, New York 13209
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Prevention Network
    Contact: Ashley Dailey
    Phone: 3154711359
    Email: adailey@preventionnetworkcny.org

    Lantern vigil held at dusk to remember local community members that have lost their lives due to an overdose.

    Columbus

    Ohio

    Activity: JustinTimeAwareness
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Jimmy V’s
    N. High Street
    Columbus, Ohio
    5:30 – 7:30 pm
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: JustinTimeAwareness
    Contact: Angela Jackson
    Phone: 614 2541487
    Email: Angelajackson2018@gmail.com

    Bring addiction awareness
    Memeorial for ones lost to overdose

    rochester

    New York

    Activity: The 4th Annual Scotty B Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Martin Luther King Jr Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: S.O..A.R.S.,Inc
    Contact: Becky Baker
    Phone: 5857710896
    Email: overdoseday2017@gmail.com

    Free Community Wide Event on the Disease of Addiction, Substance Use, Mental Health,Overdose, Overdose Deaths, And Recovery open to the public to many vendors to help families, friends, and persons with a SUD to access treatment, not for profits, spiritual and non-spirituals supports, halfway & supportive living, recovery & hope, prevention, harm reduction, grief and trauma support as well as a cross memorial & candlelight vigil, live music, naxolene/Narcan training, state & local speakers, food, kids area,

    Asheboro

    North Carolina

    Activity: 3rd Annual Overdose Awareness Vigil and Grand Opening
    Date: 03/09/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: 1406 North Fayetteville st Unit L
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Community Hope Alliance
    Contact: Kelly Link
    Phone: 336-465-1431
    Email:

    Grand opening, ribbon cutting for our new fixed SEP- at 5 p.m., followed by awesome speakers, including Jesse Bennett, Statewide Overdose Prevention Coordinator, music, free food, outreach, resources, hepatitis C testing, bounce houses for the kids, free bracelets and we will be selling t-shirts and closing out the night with a candlelight vigil at dark.

    Marlborough

    Massachusetts

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: The Walker Building Front Lawn
    255 Main Street
    Marlborough, MA. 01752
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kathy Leonard
    Phone: 978-875-0606
    Email: Drummerinheaven@gmail.com

    On Wed., August 28 at 7:00 p.m. we will host a Candlelight Vigil to remember those lost to substance use disorder in Massachusetts. 2,033 purple flags will be on the front lawn at the venue, each one representing a life lost to overdose in Massachusetts in 2018. The event will feature speakers, a solo guitarist, and a memorial slideshow. Keynote speaker will be former football defensive end for the New England Patriots, Chris Sullivan. Chris will share his message of hope as he tells us about his journey struggling with substance use disorder and his recovery. (Rain date for the event is Thurs., August 29)

    Canton

    Illinois

    Activity: 5th Annual Addiction and Overdose Awareness Walk
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:03 pm
    Location: 1160 E Locust St
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    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Duneys Defense
    Contact: Sue Tisdale
    Phone: 3092675995
    Email: Duneysdefense@gmail.com

    Speakers, resources, memorial walk, free Naloxone training and distribution

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Rally & Lunch – Nashville
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Nashville Recovery Center (NRC)
    6030 Neighborly Ave
    Nashville, TN 37209
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug, and other Addiction Services
    Contact: Lindsey O’Connell
    Phone: 6153517032
    Email: lindsey@taadas.org

    TAADAS is hosting a rally and luncheon in observation of International Overdose Awareness Day on Saturday, August 31st, and we would like to cordially invite you to attend. The event will be held from 11AM to 2PM at the Nashville Recovery Center and will feature speakers, including Megan Barry and Dr. Stephen Lloyd, Narcan training and naloxone kit distribution, and lunch for all attendees.

    One additional feature of the event will be creating the Wall of Remembrance, where individuals can add their loved one’s names, photos, and artwork on a wall to be displayed during the vigil. If you would like to remember someone in particular, please feel free to print a photo of them to add to a tile on the wall. We hope it will be an opportunity to remember, commemorate, and honor loved ones lost to overdose while spreading awareness about prevention.

    Knoxville

    Tennessee

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Holston River Park
    3300 Holston Hills Road, Knoxville, TN 37914
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: TN Overdose Prevention
    Contact: Selena McClelland
    Phone: 8653388547
    Email: tnoverdoseprevention@gmail.com

    Speakers: 5 pm – 6:30 pm
    Recovery Billboard Signing Release: 6:30pm – 7:00pm
    Recovery Support Speakers: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
    Candlelight Vigil: 8:00 pm – 9 pm
    Tables will include Drug Overdose Support Group sponsored by KPD & the DA’s Office, Mimi’s Place, Joy Gaertner Individual Grief Support, Tammy Fuggatt’s Second Chance, Donna Towe Taygan’s Team, Revida Recovery, Oxford House for Men and Women Tennessee Overdose Prevention will be using Facebook Live to share our speakers, our Candlelight Vigil, and the Henley Street Bridge turning purple.

    The Knoxville, TN event is affiliated with Tennessee Overdose Prevention who will be the coordinator of using Facebook Live across the state of Tennessee as we turn bridges purple in Knoxville, Nashville, and Memphis. The TOP Facebook group and the International Overdose Awareness Day Event Live-streaming group, will be posting hints to help people and groups who have never used Facebook Live.

    Our message as stated by Bethany Morse –

    ‘Overdose Awareness Day is for honoring those we’ve lost and to bring awareness. Not all overdoses are fatal. In fact, most are not, and that’s largely due to the Good Sam Law and Naloxone. Overdose Awareness Day is to honor those who lost their fight, but it’s also a message of hope from those of us who survived. We are a message that we go on to do great things, and help others, that we are worthy of being saved. Because I was spared multiple times, I feel it is my responsibility, my duty to help save as many as I can and live for those who didn’t make it. Please join me in honoring those we’ve loved and lost, and to spread the message that #wedorecover’

    https://www.tnoverdoseprevention.org/events

    Alexandria

    Louisiana

    Activity: MILLIE MATTERED OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Alexandria Louisiana City Park Boulevard
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lilly Harvey
    Phone: 3184031310
    Email: llillydawn@aol.com

    To bring awareness to our community and stop the stigma of those whose life mattered

    Philadelphia

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Remember Me Walk
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: We Start at Huntington El stop, Kensington Ave and Huntington St and finish at McPherson Park, Kensington Ave and Indiana Ave.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AIM Angels In Motion & Prevention Point of Philadelphia
    Contact: Carol
    Phone: 215-501-3357
    Email: remembermewalk@yahoo.com

    There will be speakers at Huntington and Somerset El stops also outside Prevention Point. At McPherson Square we will have a pinwheel garden where you can write your loved ones names on the pinwheel, there will also be a candlelight vigil with the reading of names of those we have lost. Certified Recovery Specialists will be on hand if you need support or just to talk.

    Canton

    Michigan

    Activity: 3rd Annual Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 46000 Summit Pkwy, Canton, MI 48188-3268, United States
    Heritage Park South Pavilions in Canton Charter Township
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Northwest Wayne FAN (Families Against Narcotics)
    Contact: Alfred Brock
    Phone: 734 756 1185
    Email: Alfred.Brock@gmail.com

    At this annual event, we join the rest of the international community in remembering those we’ve lost to the disease of addiction, with music, speakers, a flower ceremony, a Memorial Photo Display, and a candlelight vigil to end the evening. You will hear stories of loss, but also words of hope. And you will hear about the efforts being made in our community to combat addiction and end the overwhelming loss of life we have endured. Food and drink will be provided at this FREE event, and all are welcome.

    tinley park

    Illinois

    Activity: drug overdose awareness day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 6200 167th st Tinley Park, Il 60477
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: carey murray
    Phone: 7085604945
    Email: nannamurray@sbcglobal.net

    We want to honor those fallen to this awful disease.

    Albany

    Georgia

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Breakfast
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: The Change Center
    500 Pine Ave
    Albany, GA 31701
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Aspire Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
    Contact: Daniel Fleuren
    Phone: 229-496-1408
    Email: dfleuren@albanycsb.org

    A time where we can come together and speak out about recovery, where there is breath there is hope. These conversations are difficult but are life breathing. We will gather together in remembrance of those we have lost and advocate for those that are still suffering. Join us for breakfast, Narcan kit distribution and a recovery messaging session. How we speak in public about addiction saves lives, increases awareness and funding. Together we are stronger!

    Shepherdsville

    Kentucky

    Activity: Break the Chains of Addiction's 5th Annual International Overdose Day Awareness Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Shepherdsville City Park (Pavilion)
    1st Street
    Shepherdsville, KY 40165
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Break the Chains of Addiction
    Contact: Lori Pile
    Phone: 5029212482
    Email: Breakthechainsofaddiction@gmail.com

    Break the Chains of Addiction will begin with a memorial walk around Shepherdsville City Park at 5:30pm EST. The prayer vigil will begin at 6pm EST. There will be speakers that has lost loved ones to an overdose. Kristen Kae with Heart Songs Records will be performing at the event. We will close with a memorial video and prayer.

    Waupaca

    Wisconsin

    Activity: Bring It To Light!! Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:30 pm
    Location: South Park Beach in Waupaca Wis
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Rachel
    Phone: 715-802-3831
    Email: Rachelbrewer24@gmail.com

    International overdose awareness day is a global event held each year on August 31 st and aims to raise awareness of overdose caused by the disease of addiction and to reduce the stigma of a drug related death.

    It is a day to acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends and for remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of a drug overdose, a day to support those still struggling and to celebrate those in recovery.Overdose day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable together we can break the silence and make a difference.

    Please come join us for a candlelight vigil Saturday August 31,2019 @ 8:30 on South Park Beach here in Waupaca in observance of those who we have lost , those who are still struggling and for those in recovery.

    Please bring your own candle stick. You are welcome to bring a picture of your loved one to put up on memorial posters. We will also hand out purple ribbon so you can wear in memory of your loved one. There will be information and some resources to help the addict who is still suffering. We will supply the candle wax catchers.

    Warren

    Ohio

    Activity: 4th OD Awareness Event/WE WILL REMEMBER YOU
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 161 High Street
    Warren, Ohio 44481
    Trumbull County, Ohio
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Trumbull County Strong
    Contact: Elizabeth Beckley
    Phone: 3307179241
    Email: TrumbullCountyStrong@gmail.com

    We will remember lives lost to overdose with readings, music, photos, speakers and a vigil. Submissions of poems, readings and messages in memory of a loved one can be submitted to TrumbullCountyStrong@gmail.com. Photos may be brought to event and added to our traveling memory board. For up to date info follow us on facebook #TrumbullCountyStrong

    Gainesboro

    Tennessee

    Activity: Naloxone Training
    Date: 12/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 757 South Grundy Quarels Hwy
    Gainsboro, TN 38562
    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

    Free Opioid Overdose Reversal Training and Naloxone Overdose Reversal Kits.

    Monterey Library

    Tennessee

    Activity: Naloxone Training
    Date: 12/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Monterey Fire Department
    401 N. Elmore St.
    Monterey, TN 38574
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Smith County Drug Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Tommy Angel
    Phone: 615-588-1622
    Email: Sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Free Opioid Overdose Reversal Training and Naloxone Overdose Reversal Kits.

    Carthage

    Tennessee

    Activity: Naloxone Training
    Date: 13/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Smith County Agricultural Center
    159 Ag Center Lane
    Carthage, TN 37030
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Smith County Drug Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 615-588-1622
    Email: Sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Free Opioid Overdose Reversal Training and Naloxone Overdose Reversal Kits for Veterans.

    Crossville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Naloxone Training
    Date: 15/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Redemption Church
    75 Commercial Drive
    Crossville, TN 38555
    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

    Free Opioid Overdose Reversal Training and Naloxone Overdose Reversal Kits.

    Monterey

    Tennessee

    Activity: Naloxone Training
    Date: 15/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Monterey Library
    401 East Commercials Avenue
    Monterey, TN 38574
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SCDPC
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 615-588-1622
    Email: Sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Free Opioid Overdose Reversal Training and Naloxone Overdose Reversal Kits.

    Carthage

    Tennessee

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil and education program
    Date: 26/09/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Smith County Agricultural Center
    159 Ag Center Lane
    Carthage, TN 37030
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SCDPC
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 615-588-1622
    Email: Sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Candlelight Vigil for those who have lost their battle, support for those in recovery, prayer for those still struggling. Guest Speaker on Journey to Freedom -!: a Naloxone Training.

    Youngstown

    Ohio

    Activity: OhioCAN Mahoning County International Overdose Awareness Day “Light Up The Night” Event
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown
    1105 Elm St.
    Youngstown, Ohio
    44505
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: OhioCAN Change Addiction Now
    Contact: Hopeanne Lovrinoff-Moran
    Phone: 330-507-5313
    Email: Ohiowecan50@gmail.com

    We will gather together to remember all those we have lost to overdose. We will remember not only the person, but the immense potential that we have lost with their passing. We will light up the night with luminarias provided free to event participants to light in remembrance of their loved ones lost and we will light a luminaria for every overdose victim from Mahoning County in the past year. We will begin the event at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 29th promoting harm reduction with a free public walk-in Narcan training and distribution. At the conclusion of the training, at 7 p.m. we will begin a speaker program that will include not only the voices of loss but the voices of recovery to offer hope to those still struggling and our community. We will offer a few moments for reflection that will include musical selections and then conclude at 9 p.m. with a candlelight vigil on the front steps of our church. The luminaria display and candlelight vigil serve as a public display and reminder to our community of the horrific loss and tremendous toll the opioid crisis, the greatest health epidemic of our time, has taken on our families and our community at-large. Please join us as we light up the night and OhioCAN Mahoning County strives to educate, empower and embrace all those who have been impacted by Substance Use Disorder.

    Bayboro

    North Carolina

    Activity: Stop the Stigma Overdose Awareness Forum
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Pamlico County High School Auditorium
    601 Main Street
    Bayboro, NC 28515
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hope Clinic
    Contact: Sheri Rettew
    Phone: (252) 745-5760
    Email: sheri@hopeclinic.net

    Hope Clinic’s New Beginnings program will host Stop the Stigma Overdose Awareness Forum from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 29th, at Pamlico County High School Auditorium in Bayboro. The community event is being held to stop the stigma associated with substance use, encourage people to talk about it and seek help, and to remember loved ones lost to overdose deaths.

    New Beginnings is a free, comprehensive outpatient opioid and alcohol addiction treatment program serving Craven, Pamlico, and Beaufort Counties in Hope Clinic. The program involves 4 components: medically-assisted detox, daily support groups, counseling, and case management.

    The event is part of International Overdose Awareness Day, which takes place globally annually on or around August 31st. More than 800 events took place around the world last year, and more than 500 of those took place in the United States. This is Hope Clinic’s 3rd annual event in our area.

    Stop the Stigma will highlight guest speakers and community resources; provide a prescription medication drop-off container for the sheriff’s office; hold a moment of silence in remembrance of those we’ve lost; and distribute wristbands to those in attendance. Speakers include Sen. Norm Sanderson, District Attorney Scott Thomas, Sheriff Chris Davis, and others. The event will include discussions on how the stigma of addiction impacts prevention, treatment, recovery, and support.

    We want to offer anyone touched by addiction a gathering where they will not be judged or feel isolated,” said Sheri Rettew, director of Hope Clinic. “Stigma often prevents people from asking for the help they need, setting the state for death by overdose. One of Hope Clinic’s goals of its New Beginnings program is to change the language which contributes to the stigma of substance use. Everyone should be able to talk about it without risk or fear of judgement.

    Addiction is a chronic brain disorder, in many cases brought on by untreated adverse childhood experiences (ACE), not merely a behavioral problem or simply the result of wrong choices.

    Hope Clinic invites everyone to get involved in Stop the Stigma on August 29th at 6:00 p.m. This is an opportunity for the community to come together and help bring about positive change. We can and must save lives by ending the stigma around addiction.

    For more information, contact Sheri Rettew at sheri@hopeclinic.net or call (252) 745-5760.

    Greenwood Village Co

    Colorado

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 84th Ave Neighborhood Health Center
    2551 W 84th Ave
    Westminster CO 80031
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Tri-County Health Department
    Contact: Haley Foster
    Phone: 7202001584
    Email: Hfoster@tchd.org

    As part of International Opioid Awareness Day, Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership (TCOPP), St. Anthony North Health Campus, Community Reach Center, Tri-County Health Department, and other community partners are hosting a community event to raise awareness about the opioid crisis. Hear from people in recovery, remember those we have lost, and learn what is being done to address the crisis with our local communities. International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held each year to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. There will be experts for treatment and recovery, Narcan training and kits, and hepatitis C/HIV awareness and testing on-site. The event is free and open to the public.

    LAREDO

    Texas

    Activity: 3RD ANNUAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS EVENT
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: IRON BODY FITNESS CENTER
    820 GALE ST
    LAREDO, TX 78040
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: MYKE’S PURPOSE
    Contact: MARINA MORALES
    Phone: 956-740-0633
    Email: MYKEYSPURPOSE@GMAIL.COM

    COMMUNITY EVENT TO REMEMBER ALL OUR LOVED ONES THAT HAVE LOST THE BATTLE TO ADDICTION, WITH PROMO BOOTHS AND LOCAL ENFORCEMENT OFFICES TO PARTICIPATE. FREE TO THE PUBLIC. FREE REFRESHMENTS AND PALETAS WE WILL HAVE GUEST SPEAKERS, MARIACHI LOS ARRIEROS, CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL, ROSARY RELEASE. MOTOR CYCLE CLUB BORDER SKULLS WILL BE THERE.

    Los Angeles

    California

    Activity: Pop Up Naloxone Training for International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 1282 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90026.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Homeless Health Care Los Angeles
    Contact: Kali Madden
    Phone: 310-592-8984
    Email: kmadden@hhcla.org

    FENTANYL IS HERE TO STAY
    As drug users and providers, it’s critical that we talk about safer fentanyl use in order to stay alive.
    Join us to learn more about fentanyl, test-strips, and how to use naloxone.
    #INTERNATIONALOVERDOSEAWARENESSDAY

    Washington DC

    Maryland

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: (please note: the event is technically not in Maryland. It’s in Washington DC, which is both a city & ‘state,’ but wasn’t listed on the dropdown)Marvin Gaye Park
    5200 Foote Street NE
    Washington DC
    20019
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: HIPS and The Chosen Few
    Contact: Shane Sullivan
    Phone: 4105913572
    Email: shane@hips.org

    HIPS and The Chosen Few will be jointly hosting International Overdose Awareness Day to honor and remember the lives of those we’ve lost to overdose. It will take place at Marvin Gaye Park on Saturday, August 31st from 12-6pm.
    The event will include an informational session and community conversation on opioids, harm reduction, drug treatment, and the overdose crisis in DC from 1-3pm (doors open at 12:30pm). This portion of the event will feature two panels of speakers, including community partners and stakeholders, as well as informational materials, naloxone training, and free naloxone for anyone interested.

    The event will also feature speakers who have been personally impacted by the overdose crisis and a memorial wall to remember those we’ve lost. We welcome anyone who has lost a loved one to overdose to contribute to the memorial wall. Additionally, the event will have a community cookout beginning at 3pm, live DJed music, shirts from The Chosen Few, and art supplies.
    Please follow the Facebook event page for updates and additional information as the event draws nearer.

    Lebanon

    Tennessee

    Activity: Wilson County Proclamation
    Date: 16/09/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Wilson County Courthouse, Commissioner’s Room
    228 E. Main Street
    Lebanon, TN 37087
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: DrugFree WilCo
    Contact: Susan Shaw
    Phone: 615-440-8011
    Email: shawsu@wilsoncountytn.gov

    The Mayor of Wilson County will honor DrugFree WilCo and coalition sector members for their contributions to fighting drug misuse and abuse in our county. The proclamation will be read at the beginning of the Commissioner’s meeting.

    COALMONT

    Tennessee

    Activity: GRUNDY COUNTY LANTERN RELEASE AND MEMORIAL SERVICE
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: GRUNDY COUNTY COURT HOUSE
    68 Cumberland St, Altamont, TN 37301
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: GRUNDY RECOVERY ALLIANCE COMMUNITY ENDEAVOR
    Contact: DAVID HODGES
    Phone: 4848850381
    Email: davidchodges@gmail.com

    WE WILL BE HAVING A MEMORIAL SERVICE AND LANTERN RELEASE ALONG WITH A PROCLAMATION SIGNING BY COUNTY MAYOR MICHAEL BRADY. MUSIC BY LOCAL ARTIST AND VARIOUS SPEAKERS FROM ONES THAT HAVE LOST LOVED ONES AND SURVIVORS OF OVERDOSE.

    Williamsburg

    Virginia

    Activity: Remembrance Service & Film Screening
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Duke of Gloucester Street
    Williamsburg, VA 23185
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SpiritWorks Foundation
    Contact: Lynn Smyth
    Phone: 757-903-0000
    Email: Lynn@spiritworksfoundation.org

    Overdose Awareness Day:

    Friday August 30, 2019
    Say the Names: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Loved ones are invited to say the names of those they have lost to overdose and ring the church bells in their honor. Any who would like to place a photo of their loved one in the church for display during the remembrance service are welcome to do so.

    Remembrance Service: 6:00 PM -7:00 PM
    Bruton Parish Church
    201 Duke of Gloucester Street
    Williamsburg, VA 23185
    (Parking will be available on Duke of Gloucester Street in front of the Church)

    Saturday, August 31, 2019 @ 6:30 PM
    Ben is Back
    A Screening of the film, Ben is Back, starring academy award-winning actress Julia Roberts.
    Kimball Theatre
    428 W Duke of Gloucester St
    Williamsburg, VA 23185

    Farmington

    Missouri

    Activity: MoNetwork Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Engler Park- Hampton Pavilion
    651 Vargo Rd
    Farmington MO 63640
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Missouri Network for Opiate Reform & Recovery
    Contact: Felicia Chapman
    Phone: 5733666978
    Email: nfvarner@gmail.com

    Honoring lives lost to overdose.
    Candle lighting
    Drawings for t-shirts
    Moment of silence/ w/song
    Balloon release
    Refreshments
    Guest speakers
    Narcan

    Scituate

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Sunrise Vigil at Scituate Lighthouse Jetty
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 am
    Location: Scituate Lighthouse Jetty,
    100 Lighthouse Rd,
    Scituate Harbor,
    MA02066
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Scituate FACTS Coalition and South Shore Peer Recovery
    Contact: Jess Souke
    Phone: 781-378-0453
    Email: jsouke@southshorepeerrecovery.com

    The entire community is invited to a non-sectarian service of remembrance for those lost to overdose or struggling with addiction. Arrive by 5:30am for coffee and resources in the parking lot. Service will commence at 5:45am, music and remembrances will be shared by members of the community. Rain or shine.

    Bethel

    Connecticut

    Activity: 3rd Annual International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil & Food Drive
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: 141 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, CT 06801
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The HERO Project
    Contact: Julia Ambrosi
    Phone:
    Email: theheroproject.bethel.ct@gmail.com

    The event takes place on Saturday, August 31st from 6:30 PM -8:00 PM on the front lawn of the Bethel United Methodist Church. This event will include music, speakers, glowing luminaries with names or initials of loved ones lost, resources, and a candlelight vigil. Please come to Remember/Honor/Engage/Listen/Heal.
    In addition, The HERO Project will be collecting donations for The Bethel Community Food Pantry.

    North Haven

    Connecticut

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day: Prevention, Networking & Fundraising Event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: North Haven Town Green, 18 Church Street North Haven, CT 06473
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Supportive Solutions Behavioral Health & Wellness & Quinnipiack Valley Health District
    Contact: Kara E Sepulveda
    Phone: 2032482528
    Email: ks@qvhd.org

    The opioid crisis affects all communities, all ages & all loved ones.

    Join us to meet your recovery community as we join forces to provide support and spread hope to all involved.

    Activities, Community Resources, Holistic Treatment Approaches, Narcan Training & Talk to a Local Pharmacist, Music, Speakers, Remembrance + Street N’ Savory Food Truck

    Montrose

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: IOAD sponsored by Stop the Stigma
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Monument Square, Public Ave
    Montrose, PA. 18801
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Stop the Stigma
    Contact: Lynne Graham
    Phone: 5703967611
    Email: Lbgraham52@gmail.com

    A gathering to support those touched by addiction. We will have speakers, resource vendors, a time of remembrance of those lost to OD and a rolling of a bell for each name and free hotdogs and hamburgers

    Watertown

    New York

    Activity: 2019 Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 12:01 pm
    Location: Watertown City Hall
    245 Washington Street
    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

    Our elected officials, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, New York State Senator Patricia Ritchie, New York State Assemblyman Mark Walzcyk, Sheriff Colleen O’Neill, Mayor Joseph Butler, Watertown Chief of Police Charles Donoghue, people in recovery, and family members who have lost loved ones will share the policies they have supported and/or implemented to assist people with opioid addiction and family members and recovering people will speak about their experiences with the “system” and what further changes need to be implemented to assist people with substance use disorders find recovery. ACR Health will provide Narcan training and will demonstrate how fentanyl strips work and help save lives. The event will conclude with a performance of inspirational music by a local artist and with a dance performance by a local church group.

    Clarkesville

    Georgia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:30 am
    Location: Grace Fellowship Church, 390 Rockford Cove Rd, Mt Airy, GA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Amber Kingry
    Phone: 770-906-0606
    Email: steppingstones533@gmail.com

    A ceremony to remember those lost to overdose, speakers regarding overdose, and training on how to identify overdose and apply narcan. Brochures will be provided regarding where narcan can be obtained and agencies that provide recovery assistance for substance abuse.

    SANTA MARIA

    California

    Activity: Let’s Make A Difference
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Rod Rodenburger Park
    2725 Santa Barbara Dr
    Santa Maria CA 93455
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Let’s Make A Difference
    Contact: Danielle M Murillo
    Phone: 8057206986
    Email: jajujomom@gmail.com

    Information booths available:
    Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley, Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, AA, NA, Crunch Fitness Santa Maria, Santa Maria Police Dept with their D.A.R.E car, a CPR demonstration and much more.
    Raffle items, and goodies
    Memorial ceremony for those that have lost their lives to overdose at 2:00PM
    Bounce house for kids, baseball park available, BBQ pit for cook yor own, bring picnic lunch and lawn chairs and enjoy the day.

    Beckley

    West Virginia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Event Beckley WV
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center
    200 Armory Drive
    Beckley, WV 25801
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Harper Rd Treatment Center
    Contact: Donna Eleo
    Phone: 6812077389
    Email: counselordonna@yahoo.com

    International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31st each year which aims to raise awareness of overdose, provide information about community services, and reduce the stigma of 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 a drug overdose.
    On Saturday Aug. 31, Harper Rd Treatment Center, Mako Medical and Mary Sue Connelly are sponsoring an Event to promote awareness at the Beckley-Raleigh Convention Center, 200 Armory Drive, Beckley, WV 25801. This event is open to the public.
    The event will include the viewing of the film, OVERDOSED, a feature-length documentary, set in the small town of Petersburg, West Virginia, a rural community tragically impacted by the opioid epidemic sweeping the United States. OVERDOSED shares the stories of various community members, with particular focus on the experiences of former drug dealer, Bre McUlty, who also served as co-producer on this project. Growing up in a home torn apart by drugs and forced to survive by any means necessary, her story offers hope that recovery is possible.
    A panel discussion will then take place that will include participants in recovery and loved of those who struggle with addiction. There will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions to the panel members about their experiences and what brings them hope.
    The candlelight vigil portion of the event will take place at the end of the event. Participants may bring a picture of a loved one they lost to addiction to be included on the remembrance wall.
    Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held each year to raise awareness about drug overdose, remember those who have lost their lives to drug overdose and recognize the grief experienced by families, friends and loved ones.

    Come join us to understand how overdose affects each one of us and to remember the loved ones we have lost. It’s a time to remember—but also, a time to act.
    Drug overdose is the #1 cause of preventable death in America.
    For more information about this event, contact Donna Eleo at 681-207-7389.

    Greeley

    Colorado

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Lincoln Park
    800 10th Ave
    Greeley, CO 80631
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: North Colorado Health Alliance
    Contact: Cassy Gonzales
    Phone: 970-350-4693
    Email: cgonzales.alliance@nocoha.org

    This years nationwide event is focused on recovery. We will be featuring overdose prevention along with naloxone distribution.
    We will have fun raffle prizes, a memorial tent, food and drinks.

    New York

    New York

    Activity: Naloxone Training-International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 09:04 am
    Location: August 30, 2019 List of eventsDownstate

    Walton
    1894 Walton Ave, The Bronx, NY 10453
    Host and time: 9am-11am Marva Greer

    Harlem
    1824 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10035
    Host and time: 2-4pm Marva Greer

    Stevenson
    731 White Plains Rd, The Bronx, NY 10473
    Host and time: 9am-11am Maya Nussenzweig

    Mt. Hope Family Practice
    130 W Tremont Ave, The Bronx, NY 10453
    Host and time: 2-4pm Maya Nussenzweig

    Upstate New York
    Kingston
    1 Family Practice Drive Kingston, NY 12401
    Host and time: Tom McCarry 10-11:30am

    Family Practice Center of Hyde Park
    11 Crum Elbow Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538
    Host and time: Tom McCarry 1:30-3:30pm

    New Paltz Family Health Center
    279 Main St #102, New Paltz, NY 12561
    Host and time: Tom McCarry 3:30-4:30pm
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Institute for Family Health
    Contact: Maya Nussenzweig
    Phone: 212-633-0815 ext 1374
    Email: mnussenzweig@institute.org

    August marks Overdose Awareness Month. This year, the Institute will be holding multiple tabling events on August 30th across our centers both upstate and downstate for a national event, International Overdose Awareness Day. The day is dedicated to remembrance, awareness, education and action. We will be giving out IFH swag along with free Naloxone kits with corresponding responder trainings. We hope to see you!

    Arlington Heights

    Indiana

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Glueckert Funeral Home (Parking Lot)
    1520 N Arlington Heights Rd,
    Arlington Heights, IL 60004
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Live4Lali
    Contact: Laura Fry
    Phone:
    Email: laura@live4lali.org

    Remember lives lost to an accidental drug overdose, connect with surviving families, and acquire free naloxone and fentanyl test strips. HIV and hepatitis C testing will be provided by staff from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health’s Community Outreach Intervention Projects. Additional information about an on-going study will be provided. Children welcome! The Kenneth Young Center will have a craft tent for kids to paint memorial rocks.

    Lake Worth

    Florida

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: John Prince Park, 2700 Sixth Avenue South
    Lake Worth,Florida 33461
    ( Center Drive Pavilion)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Theresa Carpenter
    Phone: 561-809-4671
    Email: J.glitz@yahoo.com

    Free Event,Free food,Free parking, DJ
    Opening Prayer
    Individual Sucess Stories
    Narcan Training/Demonstration
    Kids Activities, and Informational Booth
    Raising Awareness.Saving lives

    Fort Myers

    Florida

    Activity: Light Up 41-International Overdose Awareness Day 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Fort Myers, Florida
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: A Voice in the Wilderness Empowerment Center
    Contact: Ramona D. Miller
    Phone: 12398106648
    Email: 4RUNNER4PURPOSE@GMAIL.COM

    An evening of Togetherness, Education, Awareness, and Prevention.
    Free Narcan Training and Distribution.
    Free Food and Drinks.
    We will end the night remembering those who we have lost.

    Round Rock

    Texas

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: Lakeview Pavilion at Old Settler Park.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: LifeSteps Council on Alcohol and Drugs
    Contact: Rosana
    Phone: 5122469880
    Email: coalition@lifestepscouncil.org

    Overdose Awareness Day is a day to remember those who were lost, who are struggling, and who are in recovery!
    It’s also a day to raise awareness about substance use disorders and wellness!

    Statesville

    North Carolina

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Broad Street United Methodist Church
    315 East Broad Street
    Statesville, NC 28677
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug-Alcohol Coalition of Iredell
    Contact: Jill St.Clair
    Phone:
    Email: info@daciredell.org

    Join us for the inaugural candlelight vigil as we remember and honor Iredell County residents , families, and friends who have been affected by overdose or overdose death.

    Gloucester

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Annual Gloucester Overdose Vigil
    Date: 26/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Flagpole, Cut Bridge, Stacy Boulevard, Gloucester MA. (Closest GPS address is 99 Western Ave)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kathy Day
    Phone: 781-258-8948
    Email: katday4@gmail.com

    Join us for a peaceful and healing night of Luminaries, Music, Speakers, Candlelit Reading of Names, Memorial Table. Event is located outside on the water at sunset. For the first year participants have also been encouraged to make “Soda Bottle Lanterns” and bring to Vigil. Luminary bags from the last 8 years will be on display.
    Organized by: Community Members Who Care

    Coeur d’Alene

    Idaho

    Activity: Shoe Display – Idaho Recovery Open Awareness Ride
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Lawn of Courthouse
    501 N Government Way
    Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Kootenai Recovery Community Center
    Contact: Takali Omega
    Phone: 208-932-8005
    Email: contactus@kootenairecoverycenter.org

    Display of shoes with attached balloons to visually depict the number of overdose deaths in the state in the last year, along with over 100 motorcyclists showing the fun that can be had in recovery.

    Louisville

    Kentucky

    Activity: FED UP! International Overdose Awareness Day Rally
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 301 S 6th St, Louisville, KY 40202
    Jefferson Square Park (corner of 6th and Jefferson)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: FED UP!
    Contact: Emily Walden
    Phone: 502-759-4116
    Email: ewalden3@gmail.com

    Speakers, Resource Tables and Information

    Branchburg

    New Jersey

    Activity: Overdose and Suicide Awareness Vigil
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 am
    Location: Raritan Valley Community College
    Conference Center
    118 Lamington Rd
    Branchburg, NJ 08876
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Somerset County Department of Human Services
    Contact: Jennifer Sorensen
    Phone:
    Email: sorensen@co.somerset.nj.us

    Come out to raise awareness of the significant impact overdose and suicide has on our community, reduce stigma, and connect with one another.
    Join your community to remember and honor those lost to overdose and suicide.
    Send a strong message to individuals battling mental health and substance use disorders that they are valued, supported, and that they don’t have to go through it alone.

    Cincinnati

    Ohio

    Activity: Greater Cincinnati Overdose Awareness Day Rally
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Washington Park
    1230 Elm St. Cincinnati, OH 45202
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hamilton County Heroin Coalition
    Contact: Katie Renfrow
    Phone: 513-673-7512
    Email: CincyOverdoseAwarenessDay@gmail.com

    Speakers will include Newtown Police Chief Tom Synan, Hamilton County Commission Denise Driehaus and Tragedy to Triumph podcast host Aaron Laine. We will give out Angel Awards to those that are helping to fight this epidemic and we will conclude with a memorial video of those that have lost their battle with addiction.

    Daly City

    California

    Activity: Third Annual Overdose Awareness Night
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Mussel Rock Park
    80 Menlo Ave
    Daly City, CA 94015
    United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jennifer Sisson
    Phone: 6505150891
    Email:

    Overdose Awareness , Speakers , Candlelight Vigil, Narcan training, Recovery Literature, Memorial

    Baltimore

    Alabama

    Activity: Exploring the Grief of Addiction and Overdose Webinar
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Online Event
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: What’s Your Grief
    Contact: Litsa Williams
    Phone:
    Email: whatsyourgrief@gmail.com

    Description
    This session will address the unique aspects of grief while experiencing addiction within the family as well as after a substance-related death. We’ll describe the unique aspects of the disenfranchised grief experience of family members and friends who have lost a loved one to addiction and address ambiguous grief as a result of addiction and substance use death.

    Location: Online Webinar

    [Accessing the webinar is simple. Instructions will be sent out via a reminder email the day before the event.]

    What if I can’t make it live?

    Registration includes an invitation to participate in the live webinar as well as access to a recording and notes page that can be viewed whenever and as often as you like. Details on how to access the recording page will be sent out on the Monday following the event.

    Asheville

    North Carolina

    Activity: Healing Through Hope and Harm Reduction
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SeekHealing
    Contact: Monica Crase
    Phone: (828) 974-1461
    Email: monica@seekhealing.org

    In Asheville, five local organizations are teaming up this year to host an event that promotes human connection and compassion for addiction across the community: The 12 Baskets Poverty Initiative, SeekHealing, Harmonia, Sunrise Community for Recovery & Wellness, and the Buncombe County Public Health Department.

    The event will take place in Carrier Park on August 31st, from 2pm to 9pm, and will feature a free community meal, non-religious sanctuary space for grieving, local artists and musicians, as well as a speaker’s panel featuring local officials. The evening will conclude with a candlelight vigil to honor those we have lost.

    Carson City

    Nevada

    Activity: End the Stigma. End the Silence. Carson City’s Candlelight Vigil to honor those who lost their lives to addiction.
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Bob McFadden Plaza. Carson City, NV.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Partnership Carson City
    Contact: Samantha
    Phone: 7758414730
    Email:

    1st annual candlelight vigil to honor those who have lost their lives to addiction to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Carpentersville

    Illinois

    Activity: Let’s come together – No stigma No shame
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Moose lodge
    309 Lake Marion Road
    Carpentersville, IL
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: JA2SOON
    Contact: Terri Dudar
    Phone: 847.428.4497
    Email: stop_od@yahoo.com

    We will be serving a pulled pork dinner while listening to our speakers from JA2SOON, Renz Treatment center, people in recovery and more.

    There will be resources for anyone struggling with substance use or the loss of a loved one. Naloxone training will be provided for free.

    This is a free event open to the public.

    You are not alone,there is hope!

    #nostigma. #noshame. #endoverdose

    St. Joseph

    Missouri

    Activity: St. Joseph Missouri IOAD
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: City of St. Joseph City Hall/Civic Center Park
    1100 Frederick Avenue
    St. Joseph, MO 64501
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CIty of St. Joseph and The Buchanan County Opioid Taskforce
    Contact: Nancy King
    Phone: 816-236-1491
    Email: nking@stjoemo.org

    Join us for St. Joseph’s 2nd Annual International Overdose Awareness Day! Event Activities include:
    * Mayoral Proclamation read at 6pm
    * Open mic time for sharing stories of hope from those who have survived overdose as well as stories and memories of those we have lost
    * Memorial area where people may place framed photos of those we have lost (you can take the photo with you when the event is over)
    * Informational booths with area resources for prevention and education as well as treatment and recovery for substance use disorders
    * Fact sheets, posters, and information about the Good Samaritan Law and signs of an opioid overdose
    * Information about upcoming Narcan Training Courses (both Narcan Training and Train the Trainer courses)
    * Silver IOAD pin badges will be available for the first 100 people!

    Vancouver

    Washington

    Activity: 3rd Annual Overdose Awareness Day, Vancouver, WA
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: TBA (this will be finalized and announced locally the week of August 5th)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lyn Anderson
    Phone: 3607028867
    Email: pdxlyn@me.com

    Naloxone training of trainers, naloxone training for community members earlier in the afternoon with an evening event with speakers for awareness, recovery, and prevention before a candlelight remembrance for the community.

    Augusta

    Maine

    Activity: Augusta, Maine International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 22/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Mill Park
    1 Water Street
    Augusta, Maine 04330
    5:00pm-7:00pm
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Augusta, Maine GRASP Chapter Group
    Contact: Sharon Bailey
    Phone: 207-549-3877
    Email: sbaileymb1118@gmail.com

    Hosted by the Augusta, Maine GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing) Chapter Group.
    This is a community event to provide education/resources, and bring about awareness in order to reduce stigma and further overdose deaths. It is also a time for remembering and honoring those lost to overdose. The event is scheduled on August 22nd this year from 5:00pm-7:00pm to hopefully promote greater participation.
    There will be music, Speakers, handouts, food for purchase, and naloxone kits available. Materials for making luminaries will be provided to honor loved ones who were lost, and their names will be announced. Pictures are welcome for our remembrance table. A small ceremony will conclude the event in their honor. If you are unable to attend and would like someone’s name read, please post their name, and age/date if passing on our Facebook event page, or contact us.

    Greenville

    North Carolina

    Activity: 3rd Annual Pitt Co IOAD
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Holiday Inn
    203 SW Greenville Blvd
    Greenville NC 27834
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Elaine Wainright
    Phone: 252-717-1508
    Email: e_wainright@yahoo.com

    Educational Resources
    Memorial Wall to pay tribute to one’s we’ve lost
    Free and open to the public

    Wilmington

    North Carolina

    Activity: HOWFest 2.0
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: The Rotary Garden at Greenfield Lake
    1960 Amphitheater Dr, Wilmington, NC 28401
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Heart of Wilmington
    Contact: Pete Nemmers
    Phone: 9105471477
    Email: pete@heartofwilmington.org

    Wilmington, North Carolina’s International Overdose Awareness Day is hosted by Heart of Wilmington, and will center around the memorial and remembrance of loved ones lost to overdose in our community. The event will be centered around 4 government official speakers (to include a state senator and U.S Attorney’s office official) and 4 local residents sharing their stories of overcoming addiction and their path to continued sobriety.

    The event will have a food truck to purchase lunch if desired, as well as a shaved ice truck that is free for event attendees. Also at this event will be a space dedicated to local resources in the community that are working together to combat the opioid crisis. In addition, there will be a string band playing music intermittently throughout. This is a free event, and all are welcome to join.

    Free purple and white flowers will be distributed during the event with the intent that attendees can plant them in their personal gardens in remembrance of a loved one. The event will close with a prayer.

    Forked River

    New Jersey

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day! FED UP RALLY!
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Lacey United Methodist Church 203 Lacey Rd
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Xodus Recovery Community Center
    Contact: Donna Catlow
    Phone: 7324257938
    Email: xrccenter@gmail.com

    This Family friendly awareness event will consist of Speakers, Resource Tables and memorial vigil.

    Arlington Heights

    Illinois

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil and Service
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road
    Arlington Heights, IL 60004
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: John Glueckert or Chris Mayer
    Phone: 847-253-0168
    Email: info@glueckertfh.com

    Candlelight Vigil & Service

    ARLINGTON HTS

    Illinois

    Activity: Overdose Awareness/Naloxone Administration Training
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road
    Arlington Heights, IL 60004
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.
    Contact: John Glueckert or Chris Mayer
    Phone: 847-253-0168
    Email: info@glueckertfh.com

    Two training sessions daily (M-F 11:00 am and 6:00 pm) focusing on overdose awareness and administration of Naloxone during Awareness Week. Local support organization, Live4Lali, provides the Nalozxone.

    Arlington Heights

    Illinois

    Activity: Overdose Awareness/Naloxone Administration Training
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road
    Arlington Heights, IL 60004
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.
    Contact: John Glueckert or Chris Mayer
    Phone: 847-253-0168
    Email: info@glueckertfh.com

    Two training sessions daily focusing on overdose awareness and administration of Naloxone during Awareness Week. Local support organization, Live4Lali, provides the Nalozxone.

    Aurora

    Illinois

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil and Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Simmons Park
    1204 Indian Trail
    Aurora, IL 60506
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Breaking Free & Chris Walk
    Contact: Betsy Santana
    Phone: 6308971003
    Email: bsantana@breakingfreeinc.org

    This event will feature speakers, a candlelight vigil, and overdose awareness information. Guest speakers include: Aurora Deputy Mayor Chuck Nelson, Kaneo County Sheriff Ron Hein, Kane County Coroner Rob Russell, and more.

    Bring a picture of your loved one(s) for the vigil.

    Harrison

    Arkansas

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Minnie Harris Stage at Lake Harrison City Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: North Arkansas Partnership for Health Education, Inc
    Contact: Cindy DeWitt
    Phone: 870-365-6518
    Email: cindy.dewitt@northark.edu

    This event is provided in honor of those lost to or struggling with addiction, either themselves or a loved one. All are welcome. This is a time to come together in support of one another. No judgement, just love. Together we can break the stigma and create a community that cares!

    South Amboy

    New Jersey

    Activity: FED UP ! Overdose and Substance Use Awareness Event
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: South Amboy Middle High School
    200 Governor Harold G. Hoffman Plaza
    South Amboy, NJ 08879
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kim Seber
    Phone: 908-565-4415
    Email: RootsToAddiction@yahoo.com

    This Family friendly awareness event will consist of Speakers, Resource Tables and memorial vigil.

    Piermont

    New York

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: 25 Flywheel Park
    Piermont, NY 10968
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Friends of Recovery
    Contact: Allison Willis
    Phone: 5517771210
    Email: Allison1020@gmail.com

    This is Rockland County’s 2nd annual overdose awareness day. We will come together from 6:30 p.m. Till 9:00 p.m. and remember those we have lost to drug addiction and drug overdose. There will be a candlelight vigil as well as speakers. Please come and join us

    Hatfield

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Overdose awareness walk/family fun day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: School rd park
    1619 school road Hatfield pa 19440
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jamie stahelek
    Phone: 267-629-1195
    Email: Cjstahelek@gmail.com

    Please join us for our 1st annual overdose awareness event. All proceeds are going to assist people in recovery, to create support groups for people who lost loved ones to this disease, and Someone’s Child Helping Hands non profit. As we honor our loved ones who have gained their wings, we also know the importance of helping those seeking help to recover. Please help us end the stigma and spread awareness.

    As you buy your ticket, Please email jamiestahelek@gmail.com with your t-shirt size and order number.

    Dearborn

    Michigan

    Activity: Social media campaign a day of honoring and remembering
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 6450 Maple Street dearborn mi 48126
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ASAP Community Coalition
    Contact: Mona Abdallah-Hijazi
    Phone: 3132162247
    Email: mhijazi@accesscommunity.org

    we will have a social media campaign to celebrate those in recovery and honor the ones we have lost. We will also be holding a Narcan Training on 8:28:19

    LAFAYETTE

    Indiana

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 25/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: North End Community Center
    Monon Room A & B
    2000 Elmwood Avenue
    Lafayette, Indiana
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County
    Contact: Jennifer Swartz
    Phone: 7654719916
    Email: jennifer@dftipp.org

    The event will include an opiate response training at 2 pm and a time of remembrance at 3 pm.

    BINGHAMTON

    New York

    Activity: Trail of Truth
    Date: 24/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: 7 Court Street, Binghamton, NY
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Truth Pharm
    Contact: Alexis Pleus
    Phone: 6072456878
    Email: truthpharm@gmail.com

    Truth Pharm to host Trail of Truth for International Overdose Awareness Day

    In observance of International Overdose Awareness Day, Truth Pharm is hosting our 4th annual Trail of Truth Memorial March on Saturday, August 24, 2019. While we saw a decrease in the total number of lives lost in 2018, we have seen a rise in the number of hospital visits and Naloxone overdose reversals which tells us that sadly, this problem is far from over. In early 2019, Broome County also experienced an overdose surge which lead to a State of Emergency being declared. We are still losing far too many lives.

    Please join us on our Trail of Truth Memorial March as we memorialize over one hundred loved ones who have lost their lives due to substance use related causes in the Southern Tier. There will be gifts given to children who have lost a parent to substance use related causes. We will also be giving a gift to overdose survivors. We are excited to announce that we have several incredible guest speakers this year including: Kassandra Frederique, the New York State Director of Drug Policy Alliance, Nan Goldin famous photographer and opioid activist and LA Kauffman author and activist, to name a few.

    We will meet at The Martin Luther King Jr. Peacemaker’s Stage (7 Court Street Binghamton, NY) and conclude in front of the Government Plaza on Hawley Street.
    This is the timeline for the event:
    2:00pm Family memorial cemetery which illustrates the impact of the epidemic by showcasing loved ones we have lost.
    2:30pm, 3:00pm and 3:30pm – Free Overdose Reversal Training with Narcan kits available.
    3:35pm Press Interviews
    4:00pm Announcements, speakers and musical performers
    5:30pm Memorial march to the Governmental Plaza
    6:15pm Live Performance art by families who have lost loved ones in front of the Governmental Plaza on Hawley Street accompanied by drummers

    We ask that attendees wear black and feel free to bring memory or angel rocks to share.

    As a community nonprofit, Truth Pharm believes in planting the seeds of love and understanding to fight this opioid epidemic. This is accomplished by eliminating stigma around recovery and addiction; serving our community with free overdose reversal trainings; and an outreach of support from our Rainmakers and Board Members.

    Please note, August 25th is reserved as a rain date.
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    Gettysburg

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Memorial Walk
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Adams County Courthouse
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Overdose Awareness Taskforce
    Contact: Michelle Kern
    Phone:
    Email: Coalition@cfygettysburg.com

    An evening memorial walk to support loved ones who suffered an overdose loss.

    Syracuse

    New York

    Activity: Light Up The Night: for Overdose Awareness
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Butterfly Garden of HOPE
    6751 Onondaga Lake Parkway
    Liverpool, NY 13088
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: HOPE for Bereaved
    Contact: Katie
    Phone:
    Email: katie.oja@gmail.com

    Join HOPE for Bereaved’s HOPE following a Drug Overdose Death Grief Support Group as we come together to acknowledge International Overdose Awareness Day and remember those lost to unintentional drug overdoses.

    The event will begin with a pot-luck style dinner and end with a reading of names and (environmentally-friendly) lantern release over Onondaga Lake. If you won’t be able to attend and would like your loved one’s name included in the memorial, please contact Katie and katie.oja@gmail.com.

    Black River Falls

    Wisconsin

    Activity: Memorial Balloon Release
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Veterans Memorial Park
    120 N. Water Street
    Black River Falls, WI 54615
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: #StoptheStigma of Addiction
    Contact: Tena Quackenbush
    Phone: 715-299-4130
    Email: Stopthestigmaofaddiction@gmail.com

    We will have balloons that can be written on, markers provided. Messages to our loved ones, names etc…
    Start at 10:00 AM
    Balloon Release at 10:30
    Prayer spoken before balloon release.

    New Orleans

    Louisiana

    Activity: Revive. Survive. “Peace Out Overdose”
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 1125 N. Tonti St.
    New Orleans, LA 70119
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Odyssey House Louisiana
    Contact: Areial Watts
    Phone: 2283822440
    Email: awatts@ohlinc.org

    Show Solidarity by Wearing Purple and Silver
    Activity: Asking all employees at OHL and clients to wear the symbolizing colors on that day. Supporters are encouraged to wear. If IOAD shirts are ordered all staff and residents encouraged to wear.

    Share Helpful Information on Social Media
    Activity: Push out on social media before the day of the event. Encouraging other agencies to reach out to us if they want to host this at their agency as well.
    Activity: Letter in OHL’s newsletter
    This particular newsletter will be released Friday, August, 30 (the day of the event). A save the date should be sent out through the email blast or on the new letter weeks leading up to the event to engage staff in participating is this the goal.
    Activity: ODYSSEY House Louisiana Social Media Network
    • #OverdoseAwareness2019
    • #EndOverdose
    • #iPreventOverdose
    • #ReviveSurviveOverDosePrevention

    OHL Clients Engagement
    Rationale: Recognize and engage with individuals directly impacted by the opioid epidemic, and provide a moment of peace to recognize those who have been lost. Provide a space for individuals to share their stories and bring awareness to the ongoing crisis within the New Orleans community.
    Activity: Chef prepares a small remembrance token. I suggest purple cupcakes for the clients, and also an incentive/reminder of why they are there. Purple ribbon distributed as well. We will take pictures of and push out on social media throughout the day using hashtags.
    Activity: Project Supervisor will be in the Residential courtyard facilitating activity. Place a purple box labeled “Time to Remember” for clients to reflect on someone they lose, an incident that involved themselves overdosing or responding to an overdose. Place a 2nd purple box labeled “Time to Act” for clients to reflect on being in recovery/OHL programs or other ways they have to address the opioid epidemic in their personal lives. Participants will receive dog tags for sharing a story. We will take pictures of responses and push out on social media throughout the day using hashtags.

    Oakland

    Maryland

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Stories of Hope and Candle Light Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: The Glades Town Park
    10 Spruce Lane
    Oakland, Maryland 21550
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Garrett County Drug Free Communities Coalition
    Contact: Sadie Liller
    Phone: 3013347730
    Email: sadie.liller@maryland.gov

    Stories of Hope and candle Light Vigil.
    This event is to remember those we have lost to this terrible disease and to provide hope and support to those who are still struggling.

    Ephrata

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Pleasure Unwoven film Screening, NARCAN Training
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Ephrata Public Library
    550 S Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ephrata Cares
    Contact: Leslie Houck
    Phone:
    Email: ephratacares@gmail.com

    We are hosting a film screening of “Pleasure Unwoven” to educate about the science of addiction. There will be free pizza, a NARCAN training, and free kits to give away.

    Westfield

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Westfield international overdose awareness vigil
    Date: 06/09/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Park square
    Elm st
    Westfield ma
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kathi Cotugno
    Phone: 413-642-9322
    Email: Kathi.cotugno@ciryofwestfield.org

    Candlelight vigil

    Nanuet

    New York

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Flywheel Park, Piermont, NY 10968
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Friends of Recovery Rockland
    Contact: caren schwartz
    Phone: 8455482086
    Email: schwartz.caren@gmail.com

    Music, refreshments, speakers, candle light vigil
    Participants are welcome to bring a picture of a loved one to display, along with a paragraph about their loved one.

    Radford

    Virginia

    Activity: 3rd Annual New River Valley Candlelight Vigil for International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Bisset Park gazebo in Radford
    49 Berkley Williams Drive
    Radford, VA 24141
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: New River Valley Community Services
    Contact: Mike Wade
    Phone:
    Email: info@nrvcs.org

    NRVCS (New River Valley Community Services) and The Face of Addiction Is Mine campaign will host the 3rd Annual New River Valley Candlelight Vigil for International Overdose Awareness Day. The program begins at 7:00 p.m., with lighting of candles to follow at dusk.

    Cincinnati

    Ohio

    Activity: National Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Riverside / Gilday Park
    3540 Southside Ave
    Cincinnati Ohio 45204
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cincinnati Against Heroin
    Contact: Christel Brooks
    Phone:
    Email: Nkyps@ymail.com

    Bringing awareness to addiction, giving information on where to begin to seek treatment and remembering those we have lost to the battle of addiction. Free food, balloon release, speakers and other people who can relate to your stories

    Hartford

    Vermont

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:15 pm
    Location: Lyman Point Park
    Hartford, VT
    (Rain or Shine)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Dottie Moffitt
    Phone: (802)233-0039
    Email: dottiemoffitt03@gmail.com

    A time to gather to increase awareness about the disease of addiction, hear from those in recovery and to remember those who have passed away due to the disease of addiction.

    Pittsburgh

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Say Their Name Memorial
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Trinity Cathedral
    328 Sixth Ave
    Pittsburgh, pa 15222
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Pittsburgh Won’t Forget U
    Contact: Jeanna Fisher
    Phone: 4124007913
    Email: Iremembermarley@gmail.com

    Gathering of local families who have lost someone to overdose, Photo display of area victims, bell tolling for the victims of 2018 and prayer ceremony.

    Muskegon

    Michigan

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 454 West Western, Muskegon Michigan 49441
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Red Project
    Contact: Jill Keast
    Phone: 2317241293
    Email: montgomerykeastji@co.muskegon.mi.us

    Celebration and remembrance of overdose victims. T-shirt display representing 41 deaths in 2018. Narcan administration education and distribution. Noon to 3pm on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Heritage Memorial Park in Muskegon.

    West Warwick

    Rhode Island

    Activity: West Warwick Remembrance Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 1229 Main Street, West Warwick, Rhode Island
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Health Equity Zone
    Contact: Cathy Schultz
    Phone: 401-615-2800 ext. 4963
    Email: cathys@thundermisthealth.org

    A memorial/remembrance to those lost to a fatal opioid overdose. Speakers that will include a family member of someone in recovery or suffering from opioid use disorder and a person in recovery. Candlelight vigil walk to bring awareness to the community and writeable banner to honor and remember those lost. Naloxone training and distribution and possible fentanyl test strips.

    Flemington

    New Jersey

    Activity: Art in the Park Flemington Awareness Event
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Court Street Park
    Court Street and Park Avenue
    Flemington, NJ 08822
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Active for our Angels
    Contact: Mary Hanley
    Phone: 9087881900
    Email: mhanley@hdap.org

    In remembrance of International Overdose Awareness Day, Active for our Angels has organized a day in the park with a powerful art display. Community members have created art and attached it behind free standing windows that express living in a home with addiction, overdose, or recovery. Visitors will walk around and peek into the windows to learn more about the impact of addiction. This event is also a family friendly day including Kindness Rock painting, the community mosaic which asks visitor to place a mosaic tile for each loved one that has been impacted by mental health disorders or substance use disorders and create a beautiful tree mosaic. Community tables with the hard working organizations dedication to making a change. Music and the 55 Main Restaurant bbq tent! Free Narcan Training with kits for the first 25 registered. A very special celebration at 6:15 with speeches and special vocal performances in honor of those who have overdosed. 3 pm to 7 pm…. share a day in the park.

    McMinnville

    Oregon

    Activity: 5th Annual Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Federal Bank Savings & Loan
    Parking Lot 118 NE 3rd Street.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Christopher’s Gift
    Contact: Christie
    Phone: 971-237-4831
    Email: Christiehodges@gmail.com

    We will have educational and informational tables and speakers followed by a candlelight vigil. Join us to remember loved ones we have lost, give hope to those still struggling, and celebrate those in recovery. Together we can help END THE STIGMA!!

    Boise

    Idaho

    Activity: Shoe Display – Idaho Recovery Open Awareness Ride
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Idaho State Capitol Building
    700 W Jefferson St
    Bosie, ID 83702
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: PEER Wellness Center
    Contact: Chris Mecham
    Phone: 208-941-6311
    Email: chris@peerwellnesscenter.org

    Display of shoes with attached balloons to visually depict the number of overdose deaths in the state in the last year. There will be featured speakers from the Office of Drug Policy and others along with over 100 motorcyclists showing the fun that can be had in recovery.

    Greenville

    South Carolina

    Activity: We Are Harm Reduction
    Date: 25/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Greenville SC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Mandy
    Phone: 8643968844
    Email: Insanegeniusatwork@yahoo.com

    Harm Reduction
    Naloxone kits
    Clean Needle Exchange
    Sex trafficking

    Keyport

    New Jersey

    Activity: International Drug Overdose Awareness Day Mindful Meditation on the Waterfront
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Keyport Waterfront Park off of American Legion Drive
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Keyport Response to Recovery
    Contact: Sophia Lamberson
    Phone: 9739037047
    Email: keyportresponsetorecovery@gmail.com

    A mindful meditation on our beautiful waterfront to honor loved ones fighting for recovery and to remember those we have lost to addiction and drug overdose. This event is designed to send the message that every person struggling with addiction is valuable and to end the stigma so real dialogue can action can take place to end the crisis. Meditation begins at 9:00 am followed by a light breakfast. Attendees are welcome to stay as long as they like and share in memorial activities planned for the morning or simply enjoy the support of one another.

    Portland

    Oregon

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Memorial
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 1132 SW 13th Ave Portland Oregon 97205
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Outside In
    Contact: Haven Wheelock
    Phone: 5035353826
    Email: havenw@outsidein.org

    We come together to remember those we have lost and to commit to promoting health and healing for people effected by overdose

    Casa Grande

    Arizona

    Activity: A Walk to Remember
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Walk starts at 9:00 am at the Neon Sign Park downtown Casa Grande (gather for walk at 8:30)
    Walk to 1510 N. Casa Grande Ave., Casa Grande, Az 85122
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Compass Christian Church and Celebrate Recovery
    Contact: Diane Kelly
    Phone: 5402268976
    Email: dkellyrocks@yahoo.com

    A Walk to Remember will begin at 9:00 am at the Neon Sign Park behind Southwest Gas Company at 201 W 4th St, Casa Grande, AZ 85122. The walk will be about 1 mile and end at Compass Christian Church, 1510 N. Casa Grande Ave., Casa Grande Az. At the church will be booths from different organizations in the community to inform the participants about resources available in the community for recovery, rehabilitation, behavioral health, police, Fire/Rescue, free Narcan kits & Narcan training, live band, memorial wall, food trucks and much more. The event will end at 12:00 pm with a ‘Remember Me’ balloon release

    Durango

    Colorado

    Activity: Durango OD Awareness Day
    Date: 07/09/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Buckley Park (Durango, CO)
    1250 Main Ave.
    Durango, CO 81301
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Front Range Clinic
    Contact: Kim Chism
    Phone: 9704228007
    Email: info@frontrangeclinic.com

    Front Range Clinic OAD will have a brief speaker and moment of silence to honor those lost to OD. There will be a resource fair with tables and information regarding the resources available in the Durango area. The event will offer a space for individuals to decorate a piece of fabric that honors someone they love who has been lost to overdose or reflect on their own recovery journey. These pieces of fabric will be sewn together to create a quilt that can be displayed throughout Durango following the event. The event will offer free Narcan and Narcan training to the first 50 participants.

    Laconia

    New Hampshire

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Bartlett Beach, Winnisquam Ave, Laconia N.H. 03246
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Navigating Recovery of The Lakes Region
    Contact: stephen donahue
    Phone: 603-273-7735
    Email: navigating.recovery@gmail.com

    5:45 – gathering
    6:00 – Welcome prayer
    6:15 – Resources Education/ Music
    6:30 – Testimonials
    7:00 – Reading names of those who we have lost to overdose
    7:15 – Silent bridge walk

    Santa Barbara

    California

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:04 pm
    Location: Signature Flight Support
    Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
    515 Marxmiller Place
    Goleta, CA 93117
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SafeLaunch
    Contact: Janet
    Phone: 805-283-7233
    Email: info@safelaunch.org

    Join us for a special event to remember loved ones at the Santa Barbara Airport. Family members and friends are invited to paint their loved one’s name on 521DJ, an all-white Cessna aircraft, speak their name and ring a bell in their memory. Please bring a framed 8 x 10 photograph of the person(s) you are remembering for a special part of the ceremony.

    Hillsboro

    Illinois

    Activity: International Overdose Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Lincoln Plaza 200 S Main St Hillsboro, Illinois
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SAAD standing against addiction and drugs
    Contact: Pam Scott
    Phone: 1217=556-6098
    Email: www.letsaadhelp@gmail.com

    4 speakers, walk around old court house in memory with a candle vigil, balloon lift in memory of the loved ones. Helping to break the stigma. available resources will be attending

    Debary

    Florida

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Walk
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Gemini Springs
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: My Life Matters
    Contact: Michelle
    Phone: 3865610028
    Email: Mycrosswave@aol.com

    We will have a walk to honor those lost to substance use and those still struggling. We will have bags to hand out and a release of butterflies at the end.

    Cass Lake

    Minnesota

    Activity: wearing purple/using promotional posters
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: CASS LAKE IHS
    425 7TH ST SW
    CASS LAKE, MN 56633
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: IHS
    Contact: Trista Ricci
    Phone:
    Email:

    Facebook post, posters in lobby and consultation rooms, staff wearing purple and casual for a cause, purple ribbons on those who don’t have purple uniforms to wear.

    Johnstown

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Point Park
    100 Washington St
    Johnstown, Pa
    15901
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cambria County Drug Coalition
    Contact: Natalie Kauffman
    Phone: 8146194505
    Email: natalie.kauffman@drugcoalition.org

    Memorial Service to raise awareness, reduce stigma, remember lives lost and support surviving family members. Guest speaker – Cambria County Coroner Jeff Lees, Book Reading, Panels from the PRO-A Our Lives Matter Quilt Project and remembrance rocks. Candle Light Vigil and bridge lighting service.

    Yakima

    Washington

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: 120 S 3rd Street Yakima WA 98901Venue: 410 S 19th Ave Yakima WA 98902
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Triumph Treatment Services
    Contact: Francisca Torrico
    Phone: 509-853-4136
    Email: ftorrico@triumphtx.org

    The event intends to reinforce the idea that no-one need feel shame or disgrace at the death of someone from drug overdose. There will be a memorial wall to honor those who were lost because of an overdose. There will be guest speakers, food, informational booths and a symbolic representation of how many in our community have lost their lives from overdose.

    Pittsburgh

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Honoring Survivors & Revivers
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Portico of the City-County Building in downtown Pittsburgh: 414 Grant Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Prevention Point Pittsburgh
    Contact: Katie Houston
    Phone: 412-247-3404
    Email: info@pppgh.org

    Prevention Point Pittsburgh and City of Pittsburgh – Office of the Mayor invite you to the Pittsburgh City-County Building for the second annual “Honoring Survivors and Revivers: International Overdose Awareness Day” to hear folks speak about the importance naloxone has had in their life as a survivor of an overdose or reviver of someone experiencing an overdose and to meet local organizations for our Harm Reduction Health Fair. The health fair starts at 2:00 PM and speakers will begin at 3:00 PM. You’ll be able to obtain naloxone on site and get to know some of the amazing organizations using harm reduction practices in the Greater Pittsburgh area!

    Oklahoma City

    Oklahoma

    Activity: Opioid Prevention Awareness
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 08:30 am
    Location: Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
    4913 W. Reno
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73127
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
    Contact: Sharon Marcotte, Peer Recovery Support Specialist
    Phone: 405-948-4900 ext. 684
    Email: sharon.m@okcic.com

    Table set up in main lobby area of Oklahoma City Indian Clinic on Thursday- August 29, 2019 from 08.30am-4.30pm with informational hand-outs, free badges, lanyards and t-shirts.

    Ogema

    Minnesota

    Activity: WEIHS Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: 40520 Cty Hwy 34
    Ogema MN 56569
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: A Smith
    Phone: 2189834300
    Email:

    Poster Board- Memory Board and staff wearing Purple on August 30th

    Ellicott City

    Maryland

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church
    9120 Frederick Rd.
    Ellicott City, MD 21042
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Howard County Health Dept.; Howard County ROSC; James’ Place Inc
    Contact: Barbara Allen
    Phone: 410-491-4149
    Email: info@jamesplaceinc.org

    4th Annual International Overdose Awareness Day
    Candle Light Vigil & Recovery Celebration

    Resource exhibitors, Naloxone training, overdose response demonstration & Program of Celebration.
    5:30-7:00 pm – Resource Tables; Naloxone Training; Overdose Response Demonstration.
    7:00-8:00 pm. – Program & Candle Lighting.

    Daytona Beach

    Florida

    Activity: KEEPING HOPE: Overdose Awareness and Remembrance Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Pavilion A, City Island
    115 Orange Avenue,
    Daytona Beach, FL 32114
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Volusia Recovery Alliance
    Contact: Cathy Hartman
    Phone: 386-490-2234
    Email: heartful@cfl.rr.com

    Join us for an evening of remembrance, education and hope on International Overdose Awareness Day, Saturday, August 31st.

    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:
    Resource tables offering grief support, solutions to SUD and overdose, plus Narcan/harm reduction resources.

    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

    Tree of Remembrance

    Reading of names with flower release ceremony at the river and more.

    ***Family members and friends are encouraged to bring photos and mementos of their Loved Ones to share on the remembrance table.

    Event co-sponsored by Daytona Beach Drive-In Christian Church and Floridians for Recovery on behalf of The Volusia Recovery Alliance

    Join us and learn how to make a difference!

    Los Angeles

    California

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness and Prevention Event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: Temple Isaiah
    10345 W Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles Ca 90064
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Moms Against Drugs
    Contact: Debi Nadler/Juli Shamash
    Phone: 1-702-271-1666
    Email: juli@locs.com

    We will have various speakers who talk about their experiences parenting an addict, an ex user, speakers from the mental health fields, law enforcement to speak about warning signs that someone is using and to talk about the fact that one pill can kill, medication assisted treatment, and we will have booths giving people guidance to get medical help for treatment, low income treatment places, support groups for parents, free narcan kits and training, Fentanyl detection strips, medicine lock boxes and a prize drawing. We will also have a remembrance video and a picture wall of those we have lost to this epidemic

    Memphis

    Tennessee

    Activity: Memphis Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Martyr’s Park, Channel 3 Dr, Memphis, TN 38103
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: A Betor Way
    Contact: Lisa Bobal
    Phone: 9016269685
    Email: lisa@abetorway.org

    Speakers including parents who have lost children to OD and those in recovery. Candlight vigil to the Memphis Arkansas Bridge. Bridge will light up in purple at dusk.

    Newport

    Rhode Island

    Activity: Healing Our Community-Art In The Park
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Eisenhower Park
    50 Washington Square
    Newport RI
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hope Recovery Center
    Contact: Lori Kosicki
    Phone: 401-619-1343
    Email: L.kosicki@psnri.org

    Various art activities/remembrance tributary art work. Education and advocacy organizations represented to present harm reduction and prevention and Narcan training

    Pittsburgh

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil in Honor of Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
    4048 Brownsville Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15227
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: John F. Slater Funeral Home
    Contact: Chris Crompton
    Phone: 412-881-9022
    Email: communityservice@johnfslater.com

    Remembrance Service

    Woodstock

    Illinois

    Activity: 4th Annual International Overdose Awareness
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Woodstock Square – 121 W. Van Buren Street, 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

    This event opens with a police escorted motorcycle brigade. The memorial hosts speakers from the community both professionals and personal stories. Families/friends are encouraged to bring a pair of shoes from somebody who has faced, or is facing, a substance use disorder. Shoes are used to line the walkways to the event. During the event there is an opportunity for people to call out the name of somebody that has died from an overdose or related to their substance use. Before and after the event there are resource tables, t-shirts for purchase, naloxone trainings including free naloxone, distribution of fentanyl testing strips, participant inclusion in the creation of a banner and art piece to represent the event. The event ends with the “Roar for Recovery” when all of the motorcycles rev loud enough to be heard by all the angels in heaven!

    Arlington

    Virginia

    Activity: Library display
    Date: 20/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Shirlington Library – 4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206Columbia Pike Library – 816 S Walter Reed Rd, Arlington, VA 22204
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Arlington Addiction Recovery Initiative
    Contact: Emily Siqveland
    Phone: 703-228-4216
    Email: esiqveland@arlingtonva.us

    There will be displays in the library with information about International Overdose Awareness Day, images of famous people who have overdosed, and a Remembrance Tree for community members to hang leaves on with names of loved ones. Treatment resources will also be available near these displays.

    The display will hang from August 20th – September 3rd

    Washington, D.C

    Washington

    Activity: The Chosen Few 2019 overdose Awarenness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 1th st NE,
    washington, D.C. 20019
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Chosen Few//Hips.
    Contact: Maurice abbey-bey
    Phone: 20235555453
    Email: Maurice@hips.org

    memorial, drug awareness, education,cookout,narcan traing, how to identify drug overdoses

    Flagler Beach

    Florida

    Activity: Cabdkelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Veterans Park in Flagler Beach, Fl
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Fkagler Countywide Opioid Task Force
    Contact: Kathy Dalton
    Phone: 386 585 4858
    Email: studyingforensi.x@gmail.com

    The Flagler Countywide Opioid Task Force will hold a Candlelight Vigil at 7pm at Veterans Park in Flagler Beach, Fl on August 31, 2019

    Winston-salem

    North Carolina

    Activity: Service of Remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Mary’s Gourmet Diner
    723 N Trade St NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Opioids. Faith. Forsyth (OFF)
    Contact: Benjamin R Marsh
    Phone: 3364933661
    Email: marsh.benjamin@gmail.com

    OFF (Opioids. Faith. Forsyth.) will hold a remembrance service for the families and friends of victims of overdose at 3pm on August 31st at Mary’s Gourmet Diner. Participants are welcomed to bring pictures and memories of their lost loved ones for this time of sharing. A brief liturgy will be lead by Rev. Kelly Carpenter from Green Street UMC and Rev. Benjamin Marsh from First Alliance Church.

    OFF (Opioids. Faith. Forsyth.) is a subcommittee of the Forsyth County Opioid Task Force dedicated to engaging faith communities in the fight against addiction and overdose. OFF meets monthly at Green Street UMC following the monthly informational meeting of the Twin City Harm Reduction Collective (www.tchrc.org).

    For more information, please contact Rev. Marsh – (336) 493-3661, marsh.benjamin@gmail.com

    Hurst

    Texas

    Activity: A Prescription for Prevention
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 08:30 am
    Location: Hurst Conference Center
    1601 Campus Dr, Hurst, TX 76054
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Challenge of Tarrant County
    Contact: John Haenes
    Phone: 817-336-6617
    Email: john@tcchallenge.org

    Please join us for ‘A Prescription for Prevention’ on August 29, 2019, at the Hurst Conference Center.

    The Fort Worth Safe Communities Coalition Drug Overdose and Poisoning Prevention Task Force is partnering with the event host, Challenge of Tarrant County, along with SMART Arlington and the DEA for this one-day event aligned with International Overdose Awareness Day, as a follow-up to the 2016 conference, ‘When the Prescription Becomes the Problem.’

    The American Medical Association forecasts the opioid epidemic is far from over, estimating that overdose deaths will continue to rise over the next six years, reaching 82,000 annually by 2025. Opioid use disorder isn’t contained by a hospital, community health setting, treatment center, or even jail—and our interventions can’t be either. Join community leaders and local innovators on August 29th 2019 for a solution-driven summit meant to spark new ideas and new collaborations. This symposium will provide insights into what’s working on the local level, introduce successful models and policies, and identify potential barriers. Information will be presented via an outstanding lineup of speakers who will provide the latest research, real world knowledge, and practical solutions aimed at reducing opioid deaths in our community.

    CEUs are provided for multiple professions, and lunch is included in the $30 registration fee.

    To register, go to www.challengetc.org or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-prescription-for-prevention-tarrant-countys-response-to-opioid-crisis-tickets-62362263208?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing.

    If your agency is interested in sponsoring one of the breaks or having a vendor table at the event, please contact John Haenes at John@challengetc.org.

    Naperville

    Illinois

    Activity: Forever In Our Hearts
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: 500 Jackson Ave. Naperville, IL 60564
    Just past Centennial Beach
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Path to Recovery Foundation
    Contact: Deb Lewin
    Phone: 6302344271
    Email: help@pathtorecoveryfoundation.org

    Forever In Our Hearts Overdose Awareness Day event will honor those we have lost. We will have resources tables, Nalaxone Training, video presentation,The Trailer “Hidden In Plain Sight” and a variety of speakers. Our speakers will touch on recovery, remembering those we have lost, Harm Reduction, HIV and hope.

    Sweetwater

    Tennessee

    Activity: Sweetwater’s 1st Annual IOAD 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:09 pm
    Location: Historic Downtown Sweetwater
    Main Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Heather Ruzic
    Phone: 423-920-7185
    Email: Caleb.forever20@gmail.com

    Speakers , music , activities, and food

    Morristown

    New Jersey

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Rally
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: 39 Early Street
    Apt 317
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lorena Inestroza
    Phone: 9733497989
    Email: linestroza1130@gmail.com

    Education Awareness Statistics Parents who have lost children to Overdose will speak. Moment of silence

    Brighton

    Michigan

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 411 Millpond Lane, Brighton MI 48116
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Amber Reineck House
    Contact: Gina Wessel
    Phone: 8105992439
    Email: gina@amberreineckhouse.org

    To raise attention to the need to prevent and create awareness about drug overdose.

    A local band, Sanctuary Blues Band will provide entertainment while many supporting partners will be set up to provide information regarding the resources they provide related to drug overdose for the families who have been affected by it.

    A few individuals will bravely share their stories to help make our community aware that it happens right here and what we can learn from their experiences.

    We plan to acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose by handing out carnations in memory of their loved ones.

    The event will run from 12-4pm

    Lexington

    North Carolina

    Activity: Community Night with the Hi’Toms..In honor of Overdose Awareness
    Date: 26/07/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: HiToms
    Finch Field
    7003 Ball Park Road
    Thomasville, NC 27360
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Davidson County Stop Prescription Abuse Now! (DCSPAN) Coalition
    Contact: Karen Villines
    Phone:
    Email: dcspan@davidsoncountync.gov

    Overdose Awareness Night at the Hi Toms Baseball Game. We will be at the game along with several of our partners with information. Several announcements will be made during the game about the overdose problem in our county.

    Bloomingdale

    Illinois

    Activity: Bloomingdale Drug Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Bloomingdale Police Department
    201 S. Bloomingdale Rd
    Bloomingdale, IL
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: LTM Foundation
    Contact: Cathy Burns
    Phone:
    Email: info@ltmfoundation.org

    Community Leaders, NARCAN Training, Balloon launch, addiction related support services, Hidden in Plain Sight Prevention Awareness Trailer

    Keansburg

    New Jersey

    Activity: Keansburg’s 4th Annual Overdose Awareness Eveent
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: KEANSBURG BEACH . Main Street Beach- East BAY WALK 5:30 PM-DARK
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Visiting Nurses Association-Keansburg Against Heroin-RESA Treatment Center
    Contact: Eileen Corcoran
    Phone: 206-293-4851
    Email: Eileen.corcoran@vnahg.org

    WE WILL HOST AN OVERDOSE TRAINING PROVIDED BY JSAS AT 5:30 PM-NALOXONE KITS WILL BE PROVIDED TO ALL PARTICIPANTS WHO TAKE THE OVERDOSE TRAINING. WE WILL HAVE FREE HIV-HCV TESTING, AND PEOPLE ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING PHOTOS OF THEIR LOVED ONES, WE LIGHT THE CANDLES PROMPTLY AT DUSK (7:30) AND READ ALL THE NAMES THAT ARE PUT IN THE BOOK. OUR THEME THIS YEAR IS TO ELIMINATE STIGMA. THERE WILL ALSO BE VARIOUS COMMUNITY SERVICE PROVIDERS AT THE EVENT WITH RESOURCES ON HOW TO ACCESS VARIOUS FORMS OF TREATMENT

    Cedar Rapids

    Iowa

    Activity: IHRC International Overdose Awareness Day 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition
    1216 2nd Ave SE
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    52403
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition
    Contact: Sarah
    Phone: 319-214-0540
    Email: hello@iowaharmreductioncoalition.org

    Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition (IHRC) is pleased to host its annual International Overdose Awareness Day event in order to remember the lives of those we have lost to overdose. The event will feature a free community picnic beginning at 12:00pm, and a program of speakers from 1:00pm – 2:30pm. Speakers will include people who have personally experienced opioid overdose; parents, siblings, children, friends, spouses, and lovers of people who have died due to overdose; and elected officials. The event will also feature naloxone training and free naloxone; awards for individuals who have reversed overdoses; tours of IHRC’s office & services; free professional portraits; storytelling; short film screening and art exhibit; opportunities to advocate for policy solutions to the overdose crisis. All are welcome to contribute photos and other items to the event memorial altar in memory of those our community has lost to overdose.

    Lowell

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Merrimack Valley Overdose Awareness Day – #MillCityRemembers
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Sampas Pavilion
    DCR – Heritage Park
    160 Pawtucket Blvd.
    Lowell, MA 01854
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Heroin Is Killing My Town, Inc.
    Contact: Dina Favreau
    Phone: 978-930-6096
    Email: hikmtinc@gmail.com

    “Everyday, we see lives around us being changed and lost to overdose. Overdose does not discriminate – it could be you or someone you love, a friend, colleague or your neighbor.

    This year on International Overdose Awareness Day, Merrimack Valley needs your support. Get involved to prevent the tragedy of overdose. Knowing how to prevent overdose does make all the difference.

    Join us on August 31st at 6 p.m. at Sampas Pavilion, DCR – Heritage Park, 160 Pawtucket Blvd., Lowell, MA for a overdose awareness and memorial vigil. Come join us to understand how this affects each one of us.

    Musical Performances By:
    Daphne Willis (Somebody’s Someone) https://youtu.be/uGgN9vMPUn8, her
    music cleverly incorporates such inspirations into a style that is refreshing and contemporary in a way that suits her songs best, and;

    Justin Clancy (The Bottom Line) youtu.be/EsugnMisO3Y a local artist in recovery from the Northshore. His debut album, “The Color Blue” just hit 500K!

    Come join us to remember the loved ones we have lost. It’s time to Remember. It’s time to Act.”

    Video Vigil Photo Submissions Due By August 10th – email a clear photo of your loved one, with their name, age and where they were from to msoa.videovigil@gmail.com

    Event Sponsored By: Greater Lowell Health Alliance, Simple Paths Recovery, New England Addiction Recovery, Recovery Centers of America and Swift River Recovery

    www.facebook.com/events/2342337402453817/

    Akron

    Ohio

    Activity: Lights of Change
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Summit Recovery Center …922 Kenmore Blvd Akron Ohio
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Keys to serenity
    Contact: Brenda Ryan
    Phone: 330-730-0864
    Email: Keystoserenityohio@gmail.com

    Memorial walk , Candlelight vigil , Advocacy tables , food , entertainment

    Lakeland

    Florida

    Activity: Celebrate Recovery
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 1815 E CR 540 A
    Lakeland, FL 33813
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Celebrate Recovery
    Contact: Andrea
    Phone: 863-647-9282
    Email: 08annie@gmail.com

    12 step groups

    Houma

    Louisiana

    Activity: S.A.R.A.H. SEEKING ACTION RAISING AWARENESS AND HOPE
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: 7850 west main st
    Houma, La. 70360
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: S.A.R.A.H.
    Contact: Renee Bertinot
    Phone: 9859919486
    Email: reneebertinot@gmail.com

    To bring awareness to the opioid epidemic. To bring resources to the community. To bring hope to those in addiction. To remember those we have lost to this awful disease.
    We will have a Cajun cook off. There will be music and speakers. We will have a candlelight vigil at 7:00 p.m. to remember those we have lost.
    Find us on Facebook at
    S.A.R.A.H. Seeking Action Raising Awareness & Hope

    San Diego

    California

    Activity: Remembering Lives Lost & Promoting Solutions to Overdose Crisis
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: Pioneer Park
    1425 Washington Place
    San Diego, CA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: A New PATH (Parents for Addiction Treatment & Healing)
    Contact: Gretchen Bergman
    Phone: 619-670-1184
    Email: gretanewpath@cox.net

    Overdose training and naloxone distribution; add wallet-sized pictures to our Tree of Remembrance and sign loved ones name to our banner

    Statesville

    North Carolina

    Activity: Iredell County Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Broad Street United Methodist Church
    315 West Broad Street
    Statesville, NC 28677
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug-Alcohol Coalition of Iredell
    Contact: Jill St.Clair
    Phone:
    Email: jill@daciredell.org

    Candlelight Vigil to honor overdose victims, survivors, family and friends.

    Danville

    Kentucky

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 09/12/2019
    Time: 05:15 pm
    Location: First Christian Church, 555 E. Lexington Avenue, Danville KY
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Boyle County ASAP and Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
    Contact: Kathy Miles
    Phone:
    Email: kathy.miles@centre.edu

    Casey’s Law training, Stories of Hope and Recovery, and Memorial service for loved ones of those who have died of drug overdoses

    Indianapolis

    Indiana

    Activity: Indiana Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 25/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Indiana State Museum – Great Hall
    650 W Washington Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Overdose Lifeline, Inc.
    Contact: Overdose Lifeline
    Phone: 844-554-3354
    Email: contact@overdoselifeline.org

    ​Overdose Lifeline’s 6th annual Indiana Overdose Awareness Day event will be hosted at the Indiana State Museum – Great Hall, 650 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Join Overdose Lifeline as we remember the countless lives lost to overdose, and offer our support to those family and loved ones directly impacted by the addiction crisis.

    The event will begin at 5:30 with food and fellowship, and include naloxone training at 6:30, concluding with the formal program starting at 6:45 and ending with a candle light vigil on the Indianapolis Canal.

    Waterbury

    Connecticut

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day- Learn, Remember, Support
    Date: 24/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Waterbury PAL
    64 Division Street
    Rain or shine event!
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: HVCASA
    Contact: Jennifer DeWitt
    Phone: 203-565-6385
    Email: CNVRAC1@famintervention.com

    Join us for a day of learning, remembrance, and support. This event is free, open to the public, ,and FAMILY FRIENDLY- because when someone struggles with a substance use disorder, the whole family is affected. There will be pop-up peer support meetings, children’s activities, opportunities to participate in demonstrations that support multiple pathways to recovery, and remembrance for those who have lost someone, those struggling, and those with lived experience, to remind us there is hope, and that people DO recover.

    New York

    New York

    Activity: Documentary Film; Overdosed, Streams for free
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: Worldwide
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Mary Sue Connolly
    Phone:
    Email: Info@overdosedfilm.com

    Award-winning documentary film “Overdosed” will stream for free all over the world on August 31st for International Overdose Awareness Day. In honor of Paul Hartel & every other individual or family that has suffered loss, or is coping with substance use disorder.

    Dothan

    Alabama

    Activity: OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: TO BE ANNOUNCED
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SPECTRACARE
    Contact: MARLENE LASSITER
    Phone: 8009514357 EXT.3003
    Email: MARLENEL@SPECTRACARE.ORG

    CANDLELIGHT VIGIL AND BALLOON RELEASE

    Brunswick

    Maryland

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Service
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Grace Episcopal Church
    114 East A Street
    Brunswick, MD 21716
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Grace Episcopal Church
    Contact: Kathy Brown
    Phone:
    Email: Jrwarden@gracebrunswick.org

    An evening in observance of IOAD. Healing. Hope. Education. This important event is to help our community understand what has become the biggest public health crisis of our time…Addiction and Overdose. We will come together to share experiences, seek comfort and seek a path forward. Resources and information will be available.

    Columbus

    Ohio

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Jimmy V’s 912 S. High St. Columbus, OH 43206
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: JustInTimeAwareness
    Contact: Melanie Schaeffer
    Phone: 6143709305
    Email: melanie_schaeffer@yahoo.com

    On August 31, join JustInTimeAwareness to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day. Join us to remember loved ones lost to overdose and raise awareness to overdose prevention. The event will be open to the public and will include a candle light vigil that will allow attendees time for reflection, opportunity for attendees to speak, education and resources.

    Houston

    Texas

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil for International Overdose Awareness Day 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Sobriety Matters a/k/a Positive Recovery, 513 Thornton Rd., Houston, TX 77018
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Sobriety Matters a/k/a Positive Recovery Centers
    Contact: Faithe Bowen
    Phone: 832-404-4094
    Email: faithe.bowen@positiverecovery.com

    Candlelight Vigil for International Overdose Awareness Day 2019

    Medford

    Oregon

    Activity: Southern Oregon International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 07/09/2019
    Time: 12:06 pm
    Location: Pear Blossom Park
    312 East 4th Street
    Medford
    Oregon 97501
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Max’s. Mission
    Contact: Julia Pinsky
    Phone: 458 225 9760
    Email: maxsmission@gmail.com

    A coalition of community organizations coming together to raise awareness of opioid overdose and provide overdose training and free naloxone. Remember those we have lost. Speakers from recovery stories to treatment options. Live music performances including Karen Lovely. Over 20 organizations tabling.

    Huntingburg

    Indiana

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Candelight Vigil
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Market Street Park
    319 E 4th Street
    Huntingburg, Indiana 47542
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dubois County Substance Abuse Council
    Contact: Jenna Bieker
    Phone:
    Email: dcsac@duboiscountyin.org

    We will host an candelight vigil in remembrance of all those who have struggled with or were taken from us too soon due to overdose. We welcome all friends and families of these individuals for an event with music, guest speakers, a balloon release activity and more! Please feel free to bring pictures of your loved ones, as you will have an opportunity to display them and/or share your experiences. Everyone is welcome! We will share, remember, hear stories of hope, and provide education about topics related to overdose awareness.

    Wayne

    New Jersey

    Activity: Second in your Candle light Vigils A Day of Remembrance And Awareness In Honor Of Lost Loved One
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:10 pm
    Location: May subject to change ,,, will update soon Event to be held at Wayne township town Hall
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Susan
    Phone: 973 6923618
    Email: sunshine3981@optonline.net

    I have Speakers Prayers Singer reading of Poems Reading The names of our love ones we sadly lost Then we light candles And release balloons this year I want to try to release butterflies It is a very touching events In honor of her love ones a day of remembrance and awareness

    Plainville

    Connecticut

    Activity: Gone, But Not Forgotten: Remembrance Quilt Square-making Event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Connecticut Clearinghouse
    334 Farmington Avenue
    Plainville, CT 06062
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Connecticut Clearinghouse – Wheeler Clinic
    Contact: Abby
    Phone: 18002324424
    Email: info@ctclearinghouse.org

    All are welcome to come and make a quilt square for a loved one lost to substance use. Materials are provided and no quilting experience is necessary! Quilt squares are collected and will be included on the next DMHAS Remembrance Quilt. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is not required but recommended.

    Dade City

    Florida

    Activity: Warrior Up To End Overdose
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am to 6 pm
    Location: Church of the Nazarene
    6155 12th Street
    Zephyrhills Fl 33541 Saturday August 31st from 11 am to 6 pm
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Angie Ellis
    Phone: 3524281394
    Email: warriorup2016@gmail.com

    Warrior Up Ministries is dedicated to helping those battling addictions and their families. Our team will be hosting an event to bring awareness to the addiction epidemic and rally the cause to end overdose deaths. We are going to have area resources and treatment centers available to speak with anyone needing help or information. We are going to have many area Churches, Celebrate Recovery, NA an AA groups there as well. There will be bounce houses for the kids and free hot dogs and drinks for all. Local Fire Depts are also scheduled to appear and give demonstration on the use of Naloxone. There will also be prayer warriors and pastors to pray and speak with anyone who needs too. This is going to be a great day in the Lord and will help bring awareness to the overdose and addiction epidemic in the world today. God desires for his children to have a great life and be free form the bondage of addictions. By sharing our testimonies of all He has done for us and by hosting this event, our hope and prayer is that many may be set free and begin to live the good life god has for them. To close out or day we are going to be hosting a memorial wall of those lost with a candlelight vigil and prayer to end the day!!

    Newton

    New Jersey

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Evening
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: The Green, Newton Town Square
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Center for prevention and counseling
    Contact: Elise Ehlberg
    Phone: 8484598592
    Email: eliseehlberg@gmail.com

    A candlelight vigil. Light a luminary and honor the memory of loved ones lost to overdose. Saturday, August 31, 2019, 7-9PM. A name reading ceremony will follow the lighting of the luminaries. To submit a name please go to https:tiny.cc/2019oad. For further information, please contact elisee@centerforprevention.org.

    Hartford

    Connecticut

    Activity: Connecticut Overdose Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 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.
    Contact: John Lally
    Phone:
    Email: johnlally@todayimatter.org

    Today I Matter, Inc., along with the Manchester Hope Initiative, Justice’s Fight, and Connecticut Team Sharing will host a supportive awareness event and vigil for those lost to addiction. We will display the Today I Matter Memorial poster project and will have purple flags to honor each individual lost to overdose in Connecticut in 2018. The above organizations will have resource tables. There will be luminary bags that can be personalized by those who have lost a loved one, followed by a reading of names of those lost in Connecticut during a candlelight vigil. We are attempting to arrange a training and distribution of Narcan. This is a supportive environment for those grieving lost loves ones and a supportive atmosphere of compassion, acceptance, and non judgement.

    Potosi

    Missouri

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Week
    Date: 07/09/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Begin address 520 Purcell Drive, Potosi, MO 63664 and ending event #1 Trojan Drive, Potosi, MO 63664
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Washington County Health Department
    Contact: Shawnee Douglas
    Phone: 5734382164
    Email: sdouglas@wcmohealth.org

    A week of media campaigns, education and prevention beginning at the Health Department and throughout the community and ending at the community wide Washington County Health Fair. It will run in coordination with the Health Fair’s 25th Silver Anniversary. A day of Wear Silver will recognize, raise awareness of overdose and aim to reduce the stigma of a drug related death.

    Sandusky

    Ohio

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Shoreline Park
    411 E. SHORELINE DR
    Sandusky ohio 44870
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Project Noelle
    Contact: KELI CLARK
    Phone: 4192712107
    Email: projectnoellehelps@gmail.com

    Guest speakers, information tables, Memory Walk, Lighting of candles at sunset on the water.

    Minneapolis

    Minnesota

    Activity: 10th Minnesota Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: All God’s Children MCC Church
    3100 Park Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Minnesota Overdose Awareness
    Contact: Miles
    Phone: 6128065670
    Email: Mnodaware@gmail.com

    Remembrance and Memorial Vigil honoring those lost to the Opiate Overdose Epidemic. Community sharing, viewing of the Memorial Tribute Video, and free Narcan Training.

    Fort Collins

    Colorado

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Fort Collins
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Civic Center Park in Fort Collins, CO
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: MJ Jorgensen
    Phone: 712-898-1890
    Email: mjorgensen@healthdistrict.org

    This event will feature overdose prevention training and naloxone distribution, local resource booths, music, speakers, and activities such as memorial art and storytelling.

    Hampton Roads

    Virginia

    Activity: Tackling Addiction: The Church’s Role
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Big Bethel 1021 Big Bethel Rd, Hampton, VA 23666
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Youth Challenge
    Contact: Mandi Sabo
    Phone: 757-945-0403
    Email: MandiSabo@youthchallengehope.org

    This event is designed to remind churches not to lose their sense of urgency. Addiction is still a HUGE problem. We want to start a conversation by asking and answering questions like, “Do you know how to help” and ” What’s your role?”. Churches need to be educated and ready to do their part to save lives. We encourage church leaders and members of the church to join the conversation by joining this forum on August 27th or 29th. Get insight from those who have experienced addiction firsthand.

    Saint Augustine

    Florida

    Activity: Stop the Stigma St. Augustine/Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: St. Augustine City Hall
    75 King Street, St. Augustine, FL
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Saint John’s County Poly-Drug Task Force
    Contact: MaryAnn Chupella
    Phone: 610-597-4299
    Email: bomar540@hotmail.com

    An evening of remembrance, education and hope as we discuss ways stigma impacts prevention, treatment, recovery and support. The evening will highlight guest speakers, community resources, Narcan training and prescription medication drop off. A candlelight vigil will be held to remember loved ones lost to overdose. Please bring photos of your loved ones.
    This event is open to anyone touched by addiction.

    Lockport

    New York

    Activity: 3rd Annual Lockport Overdose Rally 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Veterans Park across from Easter Niagara Hospital
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Sean
    Phone:
    Email: lpoverdoserally@gmail.com

    -Speakers with experiences with Overdose
    -Over a dozen facilities in the recovery field
    -Free food
    -A remembrance table for pictures of lost love ones
    -Free Narcan training
    -A candlelit vigil
    -A bell ringing for every life lost to Overdose In Niagara and surrounding counties in 2018

    Westampton

    New Jersey

    Activity: Overdose Awareness
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Burlington County Amphitheater
    5 Pioneer Boulevard, Westampton, NJ 08060
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Christine Hoff
    Phone: 609.929.3885
    Email: Shouting4Shelby@gmail.com

    We will have speakers, music, a remembrance slideshow & candlelight vigil.
    If you would like your loved ones to be remembered, please send their name and photo to Shouting4shelby@gmail.com

    Wilmington

    North Carolina

    Activity: mookc@filmwerksintl.com
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Rotary Garden at Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre
    1941 Amphitheatre Dr
    Wilmington, NC 28401
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Heart of Wilmington
    Contact: Mook Cahill
    Phone: 9105409077
    Email: mookc@filmwerksintl.com

    Gathering to share resources (treatment, recovery, counseling, advocacy/education), provide light entertainment (acoustic duo, food trucks, dunk booth/kiddie bounce house, raffle), culminating in local response team speeches, speeches by elected officials, and finally a vigil

    Waynesboro

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: 3rd Annual Loved And Lost Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: 25 E Main St
    Waynesboro, PA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lindsay Walls
    Phone: 5409313157
    Email: ltheveni@su.edu

    Join community members in a safe, stigma free place to grieve all those that have lost their battle with Substance Use Disorder and inspire those in recovery to continue fighting.

    New Canaan

    Connecticut

    Activity: 3rd Annual Community Addiction Awareness Vigil
    Date: 05/09/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Outdoor event in the middle of downtown New Canaan. Address is 6 South Avenue in New Canaan.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: New Canaan Parent Support Group
    Contact: Paul Reinhardt
    Phone: 203-564-6374
    Email: preinhar99@gmail.com

    Join us for our 3rd Annual Community Addiction Awareness Vigil in downtown New Canaan. Enjoy live music while accessing resources and posting a tribute on our Hope & Remembrance Wall. Listen to authentic stories from young people and parents. Participate in the candlelight vigil, led by leaders of our local faith community. Event location is 6 South Avenue. In case of rain, location is St. Aloysius School Gym, 33 South Avenue.

    Sacramento

    California

    Activity: In Loving Memory
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Southside Park- T street between 7th and 8th
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Lighthouse of Hopeful Hearts
    Contact: Hillary Moyle
    Phone: (916) 420-8940
    Email: lighthouseofhopefulhearts@gmail.com

    In collaboration with other community representatives, a memorial rememberence including photographs, a sharing time, memorial rocks, bbq and educational opportunities. Also, an opportunity to be trained to carry Naloxone!

    Poplar Bluff

    Missouri

    Activity: Coed Overdose Awareness Softball Tournament
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: McLane Park
    474 Highway W
    Poplar Bluff Mo 63901
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Ashley McCraig
    Phone:
    Email: ashleymccraig@hotmail.com

    Raising money for an organization here in town that helps women who struggle with addiction with everyday items. They are trying to restore a building to give women a safe place to recover.

    Fowlerville

    Michigan

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Fowlerville Mission House
    224 Church Street, Fowlerville Michigan 48836
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mitchell’s Hope
    Contact: Michele L Wagner
    Phone: (517) 775-5600
    Email: mitchellshope@gmail.com

    Remembering those lost to Addiction, Celebrating those saved by Naloxone and Supporting those grieving loss
    Free Naloxone Training at 6:00 p.m. Please register

    Titusville

    New Jersey

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Event and Candelight Vigil
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Woolsey Park
    221 Washington Crossing Road
    Titusville, NJ
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mercer Council on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction
    Contact: Barbara Sprechman
    Phone: 609-396-5874
    Email: bsprechman@mercercouncil.org

    Public event featuring panel of speakers and candlelight vigil

    Warren

    Michigan

    Activity: IOAD vigil
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Christ Church
    34385 Garfield Rd.
    Fraser, MI 48026
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Families Against Narcotics
    Contact: Terri Braden
    Phone: 5862464355
    Email: Terribraden@att.net

    Speakers, resource information, remembrance video, candlelight conclusion

    Pittsfield

    Massachusetts

    Activity: A Legacy of Love
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Pittsfield Common
    First St.
    Pittsfield, Ma. 01201
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Rob Provencher
    Phone:
    Email: bpmp51@msn.com

    Vigil, speakers and other activities. 6:00-8:00pm
    On 8/27/19
    Still shoring up plans.
    Keep checking our Facebook page:
    A legacy of love

    St.Louis

    Missouri

    Activity: IOAD
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Carondelet Park
    3900 Holly Hills Blvd.
    St.Louis City , MO
    63116
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Missouri Network
    Contact: Kathi
    Phone: 314-795-0969
    Email: Kathikuts@pobox.com

    We will be lighting candles in memory of those we have lost due to drug addiction. We will have speakers and we ask everyone to bring a pair of shoes to represent our loved ones gone too
    Soon. ( shoes will be donated)

    Fairfield

    Connecticut

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Sherman Green Gazebo
    1451 Post Rd
    Fairfield, Connecticut 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 in observance of International Overdose Awareness Day
    – Music
    – Remembrance Quilt Display
    – Sharing of personal testimony
    – Comfort, Solidarity, Unity, Understanding
    Visit this link to see impressions from last year’s IOAD vigil in Fairfield, CT: https://www.ctpost.com/local/article/overdose-awareness-vigil-13198128.php

    Mercersburg

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day 2019
    Date: 23/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Lions Club
    405 South Park Ave., Mercersburg, PA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Robin Straley
    Phone: 717-552-3920
    Email: iszygirl@gmail.com

    Each year we lose thousands of people from drug overdose. Some survive, but suffer a permanent injury with devastating impact to their families and friends. Since our event last year, many more loved ones have died leaving families and friends grieving from great loss and despair.

    Overdose Awareness Day provides an opportunity for us to reflect on practical ways to prevent overdose in our community. Overdose is preventable. Knowing the real facts about drugs and what to do when you see someone experiencing an overdose DOES save lives. Our overdose day event aims to educate our communities about drugs and offer help and support that you may not know are available to you and your loved one.

    The Straleys, Rhodes and Brown families invite you to come for a evening of education. We want you to understand the signs of addiction and overdose. We choose to help other parents and families in memory of our children Leah Straley, Teri Rhodes and Christopher Brown.

    Last year’s event brought in an estimated 150-200 folks who came seeking help, understanding and support. Numerous agencies will be on hand to help in all areas related to addiction, and resources available that you may have not known existed.

    Free Narcan training begins at 6pm under the pavilion offered by Healthy Communities Partnership of Greater Franklin County, Inc.

    Soar to great heights and climb our ROCK WALL provided by the Boy Scouts of America and sponsored by Romeo’s Cafe of Mercersburg. Certified instructor on-site and free to climb.

    Music by Pete Lancaster. Bring your lawn chairs and listen to the voice and music of this one man blues artist.

    Remembrance service with guest speaker Clarence Horst, president of Celebration Ministries, begins at 8pm. Message: Recovery from Addiction and Grief. Bring your framed pictures of loved ones to be place on our stage. Candlelight service to follow.

    Food available to purchase from Pap’s Dog Stop, Antietam Dairy and Cool Hollow Kettle Corn

    Free purple overdose awareness wristbands while supplies last.
    Rock Painting for Youth. DOOR PRIZES!!

    Charlotte

    North Carolina

    Activity: Michael’s VOICE – Sharing, Education, candlelight vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: TBD
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Michael’s VOICE
    Contact: Betsy Ragone
    Phone: 704-301-7165
    Email: Betsy@michaelsvoice.org

    3rd annual Michael’s VOICE gathering to honor International Overdose Awareness Day.
    We will share stories, demonstrate using Narcan then hold a candlelight vigil to remember those lost to overdose.

    Las Vegas

    Nevada

    Activity: 3rd annual Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Chuck Minker Sports Complex
    275 N. Mojave Ave
    Las Vegas, NV 89101
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SoNV Harm Reduction Alliance
    Contact: Jennifer Gratzke
    Phone: 702-913-3960
    Email: Overdoseawareness.snhra@gmail.com

    Join Us for SNHRA’s 3rd Annual Overdose Awareness Event
    5:00-5:45 Pre-Event Overdose Response and Naloxone training
    6:00-6:45 Event begins with an Overdose Response and Naloxone Training
    7:00-8:00 Testimonials and Call-to-Action
    8:00-8:30 Candlelight and Ribbons to Remember Vigil
    Food will be provided
    Come and Remember with us those we have lost and those we have saved.
    Email us at Overdoseawareness.snhra@gmail.com for more information

    Columbus

    Ohio

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Demonstration
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Outside on the Plaza at 1871 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210 (the western side of the intersection between 15th Ave. and High St.)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Students for Sensible Drug Policy Ohio State
    Contact: Nic Joseph
    Phone: 6143705081
    Email: ssdp.ohiostate@gmail.com

    We will be gathering in a public display of support for harm reduction services, education, and the decriminalization of possession and paraphernalia. Ideally, we will have available naloxone, fentanyl testing strips, and a variety of safer use kits.

    Belfair

    Washington

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Walk and Resource Fair
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: North Mason Timberland Regional Library
    23081 NE State Route 3
    Belfair, WA 98528
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Abe Gardner
    Phone: 360-463-2238
    Email: agardner@co.mason.wa.us

    Every member of the community is invited to show their support for those who have lost their lives to overdose and those that are still struggling. Community resources will be available at a community Resource Fair prior to the walk. Please join us!

    4 PM Resource Fair Begins
    5:45 PM Gather for Walk
    6:05 PM Walk Begins

    Shelton

    Washington

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Walk and Resource Fair
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Kneeland Park
    100 Turner Ave
    Shelton, WA 98584
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Abe Gardner
    Phone: 360-463-2238
    Email: agardner@co.mason.wa.us

    Every member of the community is invited to show their support for those who have lost their lives to overdose and those that are still struggling. Community resources will be available at a community Resource Fair prior to the walk. Please join us!

    4 PM Resource Fair Begins
    5:45 PM Gather for Walk
    6:05 PM Walk Begins

    Pittsburgh

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Prayer Service & MAT & Narcan Training
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
    328 Sixth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CLEAR
    Contact: Karen Plavan, Ph.D.
    Phone: 4125195772
    Email: karenplavan@gmail.com

    9am-11am – MAT Training

    11am-11:30am – NARCAN Training

    11:30am – Ringing of Bells

    12 noon – Prayer Service

    Followed by Luncheon

    Mahopac

    New York

    Activity: Hope and Healing Candlelight Ceremony
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Mahopac Commerce Park at the crossroads between Route 6 and Route 6N.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lauren Privitera
    Phone: 347-271-0901
    Email: Laulau620@yahoo.com

    A day to gather together as a community and remember all of those who have lost their lives to the disease of addiction and to support the loved ones left behind. A memorial slideshow plays in the background to remember those lost. There is a banner on hand to write a tribute to those lost to addiction. Songs of hope played throughout and finally an opportunity for people to speak their loved ones name and pay tribute to them before lighting a memorial candle.

    Ventnor

    New Jersey

    Activity: Overdose Awareness and Remembrance Event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 am
    Location: Newport Avenue and the Beach
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Force of Atlantic County, Inc.
    Contact: Mary Corona
    Phone: 6095535097
    Email: marycorona3@hotmail.com

    This annual event will include guest speakers and testimony from family members who lost a loved one to overdose. The event is held near the beach and ocean. Following speakers is a reading of all names submitted by the community of loved ones lost to overdose. The event gives out flowers (carnations) which are cast to the ocean at the event closing

    Petersburg

    West Virginia

    Activity: No More Senseless Deaths. An observance of International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Landes Arts Center, 18 Mt. View St. Petersburg, WV, 26847
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Russ Hedrick Recovery Resource Center
    Contact: Roger Dodd
    Phone: 3042575200
    Email: rogerd@phgmail.net

    Information tables and booths for various prevention and recovery organizations. Speeches by politicians, live music, testimonials, prayer and balloon release. Narcan training.

    Branford

    Connecticut

    Activity: Love is Louder- Music Festival
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 1019 Main Street on the Branford Town Green
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Smile Anyway
    Contact: Amy Johansson
    Phone: 917-359-5231
    Email: amyjohansson@smileanywaybranford.org

    Smile Anyway invites everyone to attend the LOVE IS LOUDER Music Festival. Enjoy incredible music, family activities, food trucks, while we pay tribute to those who lost the battle to the disease of addiction. Allow Music, the Universal Language, to bring us together and make a difference. Only by working together as a community, breaking the stigma, and judgement, will we save lives.
    A Free Music Festival for the Family
    Starting at 10:00 am- 10:00 pm
    Featuring Tim Palmieri, Nunz N Pepin, Jordan Meyer & KC Music, The John Spignesi Band
    Jen Durkin’s Steal Your Funk, Shake Down, Joon, Creamery Station, Hayley Jane

    San Luis Obispo

    California

    Activity: SLO County Overdose Awareness
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: SLO Main Library – Community Room, 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kim Lacey
    Phone:
    Email: sloevent@yahoo.com

    Please join us for an evening intended to help reduce the stigma of addiction and overdose. Activities include a tabling fair with local agencies sharing information about the services they offer to support individuals and friends and families dealing with addiction or overdose. There will be prevention and harm reduction information available, including a Narcan (Naloxone) training offered. We will conclude the evening with a non-denominational memorial ceremony to honor the lives that have been lost.

    Meriden

    Connecticut

    Activity: The Roadway of Hope CT Rally for Recovery & International Overdose Awareness event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Hubbard Park Bandshell
    999 West Main St
    Meriden, CT. 06450
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Roadway of Hope CT inc
    Contact: Sue Willette
    Phone: 203-886-5130
    Email: Willettesue@yahoo.com

    Love music
    Memorial poster project
    Food

    Boulder

    Colorado

    Activity: Boulder County Substance Use Advisory Group Overdose Awareness Day Presentation
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Downtown Boulder/ Cental Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Boulder County Pubic Health
    Contact: Arielle Gross and/or Trina Faatz
    Phone: 303-413-7564
    Email: agross@bouldercounty.org

    Speakers from our organization and the community regarding statistics, harm reduction, resources and outreach available. Community members impacted and /or in recovery will speak to share their stories. Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement may speak about diversion and community impact if available.

    Chattanooga

    Tennessee

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Hamilton County Coalition & Partners
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Various locations
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hamilton County Coalition
    Contact: calandra Smith
    Phone: 4233051449
    Email: calandra.smith@hccoalition.org

    Partnering with treatment centers and local Fire Department to host awareness event

    Saratoga Springs

    New York

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Narcan training 5:30 at the Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church, 24 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
    Candlelight Vigil at 7:30 at Congress Park, Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Advocacy in Saratoga (RAIS)
    Contact: Megan
    Phone: 518-306-3048
    Email: office@SARArecovery.org

    RAIS is hosting a Candlelight Vigil for our community to support and acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends who have lost loved ones to overdose. It is a goal of our recovery community organization to raise awareness of overdoses and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths.

    The Vigil will be preceded by a Narcan training 5:30 at the Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church, 24 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Training is free, but we are asking that you register at 518-306-3048 or office@sararecovery.org.

    Wayne

    New Jersey

    Activity: Overdose Awareness
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 475 Valley Road
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Robbin Gulino
    Phone: 973-694-1800 x3244
    Email: alliance@waynetownship.com

    Overdose awareness candle vigil

    Edgewater

    Colorado

    Activity: End Overdose Jeffco
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 1800 N Harlan St, Edgewater, CO 80214
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Jefferson County Public Health
    Contact: Michael Miller
    Phone: 7209899006
    Email: mmiller@jeffco.us

    An opportunity to bring Jefferson County residents and leaders together to elevate the conversation about preventing the number one cause of death for Americans under 50: drug overdose.

    Join as we discuss how to recognize and respond to an overdose address the stigma people who use drugs face when they’re trying to get healthier. We’ll memorialize those we’ve lost to overdose and provide information on how to access treatment, recovery support and harm reduction services so we can prevent more needless deaths.

    This event is free and open to the public. Anyone and everyone who has been touched by addiction in some way or care about making their community a safer, healthier place to live should attend.

    Easton

    Maryland

    Activity: Midshore Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: 111 South Harrison st
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Midshore Restoring Hope in Women
    Contact: Sherry Collied
    Phone: 4103109842
    Email: hopeinwomen13@gmail.com

    Music,memorial,candle light vigil, resources, education

    Wicomico County

    Maryland

    Activity: Wicomico Goes Purple Kick Off Event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Shorebirds-Perdue Stadium
    6400 Hobbs Rd, Salisbury MD 21804
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Wicomico Goes Purple
    Contact: Events Organiser
    Phone:
    Email: info@wicomicogopurple.com

    Join us at the Shorebirds game for our WICOMICO GOES PURPLE kickoff event. There will be activities prior to the game, between innings and after the game fireworks. 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

    Santa Monica

    California

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 4:00 – 7:00pm
    Location: Clover Park: 2600 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Debbie (Aunt Debbie) Camp
    Phone:
    Email: auntdebbie713@gmail.com

    The event is a gathering for those affected by substance use disorder and overdose, to connect and build our community of healing. There will be activities, including Narcan training, Hands-Only CPR, art activities, acoustic music, a memorial program and more. Community partners include Painted Brain, Nowell Family Foundation, End Overdose, Jarrod’s Law and more. The event will be in a park in Santa Monica… bring a blanket and picnic and join us. We will be making a group tapestry dedicated to our lost loved ones… bring a picture of yours, if you would like to add it to the tapestry. We have changed the time to 4:00 – 7:00pm.

    Denton

    Maryland

    Activity: Overdose awareness rally
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:06 pm
    Location: Next generation church
    10092 new bridge rd
    Denton, md 21629
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mid-Shore Restoring hope in women
    Contact: Cathy
    Phone: 4108297020
    Email: ccmdhaa@gmail.com

    We will have many activities for all ages. Live worship and praise music by Echo of .Mercy. Bounce house, face painting for the kids.

    Easton

    Maryland

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day/ Fed Up
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: 111 South Harrison Street
    Easton, Md 21601
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mid Shore Restoring HOPE in Women
    Contact: Sherry Collier
    Phone: 4103109842
    Email: feduprallytalbot@gmail.com

    Resource tables setting up, free food and drinks, educational booths, memorial service

    Atlantic City

    New Jersey

    Activity: FED UP Rally
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Atlantic City Public Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Force of Atlantic County, Inc.
    Contact: Robert Catalano
    Phone: 6094376402
    Email: info@recoveryforce.org

    This activity is an official FED UP Rally tied to the national organization. This will take place during a celebration of life Cook-out at a local public part, to be announced. Awareness will be presented along the theme of “Setting the Record Straignt” during which time the public will be reminded of the man-made, big pharma epidemic that became the greatest healthcare crisis of our time, educated on the non-voluntary disease of addiction and contesting the “choice” school of thought with science based facts, the restoration of dignity to families and those lost by presenting facts about opioids and the nature of their lure. This activity will be from 10-6 and include prevention resources like Narcan Training, medication disposal give aways, vendor tables to become equipped should the need arise, children’s activities, contests and more.

    Linthicum Heights

    Alabama

    Activity: Maryland House Detox Remembers: An Evening of Hope ( private event)
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Maryland House Detox
    817 S. Camp Meade Road
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Delphi Behavioral Health Group
    Contact: Carol Boyer, National Director -Community/Government Partnerships – Delphi Behavioral Health Group
    Phone: 443-355-6062
    Email: cboyer@delphihealthgroup.com

    Maryland House Detox, the first and only freestanding, inpatient detox for Maryland invite all Delphi Behavioral Health Group alumni to join the clients staff members for a ceremony remembering those we have lost to an overdose from any substance.

    Alumni should bring a photo of those they want to remember.

    Music, speakers, candle lighting and light refreshments.

    Worcester

    Massachusetts

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Vigil
    Date: 21/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: City Hall Plaza
    455 Main St.
    Worcester, MA 01608
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Worcester Area IOAD Vigil Planning Group
    Contact: Rev Aaron R Payson
    Phone: 5088531942
    Email: arpayson@charter.net

    Worcester’s Annual International Overdose Awareness Vigil is an opportunity for members of the community to come together and remember those who have died from overdoses. Surrounded by those organizations, agencies, and representatives of the Worcester and the Commonwealth, this annual event strives to be an opportunity for memory and healing. Following the event there will be a procession to Winslow Peace Park to the City Overdose Memorial for an additional time of memory and sharing.

    Georgetown

    Delaware

    Activity: Over dose awareness
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:08 pm
    Location: The circle in Georgetown will candle light ceremony in memory of those that have died from overdose. This event will show support to friends,families, and our community. No one is alone!
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Attack Addiction Sussex County
    Contact: Amy Rust
    Phone: 3024705018
    Email:

    We will be supporting family,friends, and anyone else that has lost a loved one to addiction. You may sign the banner and light a candle in there name.

    Bethel

    Connecticut

    Activity: Annual IOAD Candlelight Vigil and Food Drive
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Bethel United Methodist Church – front lawn
    141 Greenwood Ave.
    Bethel, Connecticut 06801
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The HERO Project
    Contact: Jeff
    Phone:
    Email: theheroproject.bethel.ct@gmail.com

    The HERO Project in conjunction with the Bethel United Methodist Church will be holding their annual International Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil and Food Drive. Follow “The HERO Project Inc” Facebook page for event details.

    Denver

    Colorado

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time:  2:00pm – 4:00pm
    Location: 231 E. Colfax Ave
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Harm Reduction Action Center
    Contact: Sophie feffer
    Phone: 3035727800
    Email: sophie.harm.reduction@gmail.com

    The Harm Reduction Action Center will be recognizing Overdose Awareness Day with an action-packed event in collaboration with our community partners. We will meet at HRAC (231 E. Colfax Ave) at 2:00pm SHARP on Friday, August 30.

    Once assembled, we will march to Denver Health (6th and Bannock) raising a ruckus for those we have lost, and continue to lose, to overdoses in our community. Folks should bring their own signs. Upon our arrival at Denver Health, folks are invited to gather for a visual memorial and a short speaker. Water and some seating will be provided. This event will be ASL interpreted. We expect to be finished around 4pm. Folks are welcome to leave from Denver Health or return to the HRAC after as a group.

    If folks haven’t already, they are welcome to bring a 5×7 picture of their loved one that passed away due to overdose and we will add them to our overdose memorial wall in our agency.

    For those unable to attend and participate with us (and/or anyone looking at this event post), there will be social media armchair activism activities that we will ask for you to spread awareness on that day. Stop the silence, join us.

    Green Bay

    Wisconsin

    Activity: Brandon’s Freedom Walk
    Date: 24/08/2019
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Jackie Nitschke Center
    630 Cherry Street
    Green Bay, WI 54301
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Brandon’s Freedom Walk
    Contact: Tiffany
    Phone:
    Email: brandonsfreedomwalk@gmail.com

    We set up a walk to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug related death. We walk in memory of Brandon Zimmerman all of those who have lost their battle with addiction. The money raised from the walk will be put into scholarships for the Jackie Nitschke Center to help those in need of treatment.

    Greenville

    North Carolina

    Activity: 3rd Annual Pitt Co IOAD event
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Holiday Inn
    203 SW Greenville Blvd
    Greenville, NC 27834
    5-8pm
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Elaine Wainright
    Phone: 252-717-1508
    Email: e_wainright@yahoo.com

    This is a free event with over 25 educational resources/ partners on hand to provide information to the community. We will have guest speakers, free food and fellowship and will be continuing our memorial wall to post a photo of loved ones lost as they are never forgotten.

    Santa Fe

    New Mexico

    Activity: Santa Fe Overdose Memorial
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 04:30 pm
    Location: 2 Laurel Cir
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: recoverysantafe.org
    Contact: Thomas Starke
    Phone: ‪(505) 216-6698‬
    Email: recoverysantafe@gmail.com

    Small memorial, held in Santa Fe’s Our Lady of Guadalupe, Old Church churchyard for everyone who passed from accidental overdose the past year in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA.

    Fulton

    Missouri

    Activity: FedUP Rally
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Whitlow Pavilion
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Fed Up Coalition
    Contact: Christa Daro
    Phone: 573-590-1625
    Email: cdaro@moumethodist.org

    OUR MISSION: To use our united voices in a call for immediate, comprehensive and sustained Federal action to end the opioid addiction epidemic.
    OUR VISION: A world where opioids are prescribed cautiously and those with opioid addiction have easy access to effective treatment and recovery services.
    The FED UP! Coalition is working to find ways to:

    Prevent our children, friends, and loved ones from becoming addicted to opioids.
    Ensure that people suffering from opioid addiction have access to affordable, evidence-based treatment.
    Support and enable recovery.
    Eliminate opioid overdose deaths.

    Houma

    Louisiana

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Event and Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Houma Courthouse Square, 7856 W Main St., Houma, LA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: S.A.R.A.H. Seeking Action Raising Awareness & Hope and Jacob’ s Ladder
    Contact: Renee’ Bertinot
    Phone: 9859919486
    Email: reneebertinot@gmail.com

    An Event to bring awareness to the Opioid Epidemic and to remember the ones who have lost their battle to this awful disease. We will have a vigil with families sharing the names and photos of their loved ones. We will have resources and other material to bring hope to people. We will have food and craft booths. We are planning to have a Bar B Que cook off as well. There will be musical entertainment and various speakers addressing different aspects of the opioid crisis. The money raised will go toward bringing a transitional housing facility for women in our local area. It is free to the public to attend. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the day and support a much needed cause.

    Find us on facebook
    SARAH- Seeking Action Raising Awareness and Hope@ S.A.R.A.H.rallyhouma

    Highland

    New York

     

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Memorial Walk – Walk to Stop the Stigma
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 9AM to 12PM. Registration starts at 8:30AM
    Location: We will be gathering at the Highland entrance of the ‘Walkway Over the Hudson’ at:87 Haviland Road
    Highland, NY 12528
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Matt Herring Foundation
    Contact: Sharon Herring
    Phone: 845-629-0030
    Email: mattherringfoundation@gmail.com

    MATT stands for Managing Addiction Through Teamwork. The Overdose Awareness Walk is our biggest fundraiser of the year – This is the second year we have invited like minded local agencies and foundations that work hard to help manage problems caused by addiction, and share what they have to offer to the community. Come walk with us to remember those who have lost their lives to overdose and support those with lives affected by substance use. Walk to stop the stigma. Walk to feel connected.

    Rallying together encourages people to feel more connected. Addiction is a health issue, NOT a moral issue. Stigma won’t obstruct progress once we show there is no shame in an individual’s struggle against substance use disorders. We fight to end the stigma in hopes of ending the losses.

    The County of Dutchess Department of Behavioral Health will be supplying Naloxone (Narcan) to those who need it. Matt Herring Foundation will be offering Narcan training on site.

    There will be live music courtesy of the Bianca Carano Band.

    Speakers:

    Marcus Molinaro, County Executive of Dutchess County, New York

    A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH Commissioner of Behavioral and Community Health for Dutchess County

    Jamie Cevetillo NYS Unified Court System and Former ITAP Employee

    Richard A. Berube, Former Prosecutor for Dutchess County

    Community Members:

    Patricia Herring, Mother of Loss
    Thomas Matuseski, Father of Loss
    Victor Martinez, Person in Recovery

    Denton

    Texas

    Activity: North Texas Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Lawn on the Denton Courthouse on the Square
    110 W. Hickory St.
    Denton, TX 76201
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Sharon Roland
    Phone: 214-418-4769
    Email: northtexasioad@gmail.com

    Please join us for this free, public event as we gather to unite and educate the community about the opioid epidemic, to support and provide resources for individuals and families who are struggling with drug use and addiction, and to remember those who lost their lives to overdose.

    North Texas Overdose Awareness Day on Saturday, August 31, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the lawn of the Denton Courthouse on the Square. There will be speakers, Narcan demonstration and free Narcan, resource tables, food, and a memorial balloon release.

    Pueblo

    Colorado

    Activity: Overdose Awareness
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Riverwalk- FloodWall Stage
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Rod Rushing
    Phone: 800-604-8978
    Email: info@pcacolorado.com

    Outreach, Offrenda, Music, Community, Naltrexone

    Port Clinton

    Ohio

    Activity: Ottawa County Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: 315 Madison Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ottawa County Family & Children First, Opiate Collaborative
    Contact: Margaret Osborne
    Phone: 5672623142
    Email: mosborne@ocbdd.org

    The epidemic is shattering families, friends, and communities. The Ottawa County Opiate Collaborative, an initiative of the Ottawa County Family & Children First Council, a collaborative of public and private agencies, is committed to “Reduce substance abuse to protect the health, safety, and quality of life for all, especially children”. Council members and public officials will unveil 19 Silent Silhouettes on the lawn of the Ottawa County Courthouse on August 30, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., to recognize “Overdose Awareness Day”. The ceremony, which is open to the public, will include a proclamation by the Ottawa County Commissioners and provide an opportunity for the community to remember those we’ve lost while making a commitment to those in recovery.
    After the ceremony, members of council and the community will take part in a remembrance and awareness walk to Light House Sober Living. The house will be open to the public for tours and will have information on resources available within the county.
    Ottawa County Family and Children First Council vision is that every child in Ottawa County will feel safe and secure within a stable family. By serving as an agent of collaboration, the council is committed to increase public awareness of the dangers of substance abuse with emphasis on opiates, treatment options and to ensure healthier communities across Ottawa County in the future.

    New Bern

    North Carolina

    Activity: A Night Of Remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: A Night of Remembrance in Gazebo
    Union Point Park
    210 E Front Street
    New Bern, NC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Craven County’s HOPE
    Contact: Tina Davis
    Phone: 252-571-8626
    Email: cravencountyshope@gmail.com

    We will guest speakers and singing along with setting off Floating Candles on the river.

    Battle Creek

    Michigan

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 13/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: McCamly Park
    10 N. Washington Ave.
    Battle Creek, MI 49017
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CARS
    Contact: Kristi Angelo
    Phone: 269-832-4945
    Email:

    Overdose Awareness Day
    Vigil in the Park

    Longwood

    Florida

    Activity: Celebrate Recovery Meeting
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: 530 Dog Track Road
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Celebrate Recovery @ Northland
    Contact: Laurie Jean Harrington
    Phone: 407-927-4393
    Email: celebraterecovery@northlandchurch.net

    Celebrate Recovery Meeting

    Portland

    Maine

    Activity: Church of Safe Injection Overdose Vigil
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12 pm to 2 pm
    Location: Front steps of City Hall
    389 Congress St.
    Portland, ME 04101
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Church of Safe Injection
    Contact: Jesse Harvey
    Phone: 207-543-3442
    Email: jesse.portlandOPS@gmail.com

    Please join us on this year’s International Overdose Awareness Day to remember the lives of those lost to preventable drug poisoning, and to protest the do-nothing attitude being embraced by such Maine legislators as Rep. Patty Hymanson. This event has the potential to turn into a more happy and hopeful event- a solemn remembrance followed by a celebration of the Maine legislature’s forward movement… But we will see within the coming weeks if they choose to support science or stigma… life or death. If they choose to support stigma and death, then the OD Vigil will be followed by a protest against Maine and municipal policies that are killing People Who Use Drugs (PWUD).
    Interested co-hosts or collaborators please reach out to jesse.PortlandOPS@gmail.com
    https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/07/dozens-stage-city-hall-die-in-to-call-attention-to-drug-deaths/

    Hagerstown

    Maryland

    Activity: Harm Reduction in action
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Washington County City Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Washington County Health Department
    Contact: david washington
    Phone: 240-313-3-85
    Email: david.washington@maryland.gov

    Concert and

    Chicago

    Illinois

    Activity: Balloon Launch and 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:04 pm
    Location: 723 W 111TH ST
    Venue: 1250 W. 119th St, Chicago, IL 60643
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: KIRBY REHABILITATION
    Contact: Lea Kirby
    Phone: 773 614 4002
    Email: lkirby@kirbyrehab.org

    Balloon Launch and 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament to raise Awareness and Funds for services.

    Oceanside

    California

    Activity: IOAD Oceanside Pier Walk and Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: City of Oceanside Pier Plaza and Pier. Begins at the Pier Plaza and concludes with a Pier Walk and Memorial
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: GRASP
    Contact: Mike Robinson
    Phone: 817.676.1304
    Email: pmrobins11@gmail.com

    City of Oceanside Pier Plaza and Pier. Begins at the Pier Plaza with a few presentations and concludes with a candlelight Pier Walk and Memorial. Forth event since 2016 with approximately 250 attendees in 2018.

    Raleigh

    North Carolina

    Activity: 3rd Annual International Overdose Awareness Day – Raleigh Rally for Change 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 04:30 pm – 08:30 pm
    Location: Bicentennial Plaza
    1 E Edenton St,
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse
    Contact: Randy Abbott or Frankie Andrews
    Phone: 336-210-3711 / 336-326-5325
    Email: ioadraleighrally@gmail.com

    This event is held annually in our State Capital as a time to remember those lost to overdose, promote recovery and advocate for positive change.

    Westampton

    New Jersey

    Activity: Burlington County Candlelight Vigil & Remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: The Burlington County Amphitheater located at 5 Pioneer Blvd Westampton NJ 08060. Parking is available at the Burlington County Library.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Prevention Plus of Burlington County
    Contact: Joe Conlin
    Phone: 609-261-0001 ext 1007
    Email: joeconlin@prevplus.org

    There will be music, testimonials on the loss of a loved one, addiction and treatment. Vendor tables, refreshments, and live music. This is a smoke free venue.

    Florida

    Alabama

    Activity: sharonmom
    Date: 17/05/2019
    Time: 02:06 am
    Location: no 23 1st street MM/FL
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: 9766483344
    Phone: 4532567890
    Email: healthmedlab@gmail.com

    about illness that took my mother away from us

    Hardwick

    New Jersey

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness day Candle Light Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: To Be Determined
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: James J Perry
    Phone: 9083107328
    Email: jjperry13@gmail.com

    Guest speakers, reading of names of those we lost. Much More. Still in planning mode. Contact me if you are interested in helping with the planning. jjperry13@gmail.com

    Naperville

    Illinois

    Activity: Forever in Our Hearts
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Naperville Grand Pavilion
    500 Jackson ave.
    Naperville, IL 60564Located along the Riverwalk
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Path to Recovery Foundation
    Contact: Deb Lewin
    Phone: 630-962-9652
    Email: help@pathtorecoveryfoundation.org

    We will have resources, Narcan training, video presentation, speakers and a candle light vigil.

    Gaffney

    South Carolina

    Activity: Virtual visual For carolyn
    Date: 18/04/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Everywhere
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kassy
    Phone: 8647295105
    Email: kassyredman@gmail.com

    I’m asking for everyone to paint the sky purple in honor of my cousin and all those that loss thier life. They deserved more.

    Minot

    North Dakota

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day & 5K
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Oak Park Amphitheater
    Oak Park
    4th Avenue NW
    Minot, ND 58703
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Aidan’s Promise Inc
    Contact: Mitzie Nay
    Phone: (701) 203-0878
    Email: mnay@aidanspromise.org

    Help us get the word out about preventing and recognizing overdoses. We will have a 5K for anyone interested in participating, as well as speakers and representatives from local organizations that may be of assistance to those suffering from substance use disorder and their loved ones. Oh, and we will make sure there is food!

    Oak Forest

    Illinois

    Activity: drug overdose awareness day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 6200 167 st
    Tinley Park, il 60477
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: carey m murray
    Phone: 7085604945
    Email: nannamurray@sbcglobal.netF

    Drug overdose awareness day.. Gathering of those lost to this horrible addiction

    Ridgely

    Maryland

    Activity: March into Recovery
    Date: 14/04/2019
    Time: 09:02 am
    Location: Caroline County 4-H & Youth Park
    8230 Detour Rd, Denton, MD 21629
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mid-Shore Restoring Hope in Women
    Contact: Sherry
    Phone: 4108297020
    Email: hopeinwomen13@gmail.com

    There will be resource tables and community leader available to help those in active addiction or recovery. We will have guest speakers from our community (police dept, court system, Local resources and more) There will be raffles, door prizes and stuff for the kids to do. Narcan training from the local health dept. will also be in attendance.

    Hannibal

    Missouri

    Activity: Americanhumanity.org overdose awareness day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Highway MM and Interstate 72 / Highway 36 intersections…. Terrace View Farm…
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AmericanHumanity.org
    Contact: Michael Hagan
    Phone: 417-838-2458
    Email: Michaelhagan@americanhumanity.org

    Planning many activities.

    Appleton

    Wisconsin

    Activity: Fox Cities Recovery Celebration and Memorial Walk
    Date: 08 Sept 2019
    Time: 03:30 pm
    Location: City Park, 500 E Franklin St, Appleton, WI
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Megan Kelley Foundation
    Contact: President
    Phone: 9204282564
    Email: bev@megankelleyfoundation.org

    We will hold a Recovery Celebration and Memorial Walk. Afterwards we will listen to speakers, light candles and train people on Narcan

    Phillipsburg

    New Jersey

    Activity: A Walk To Remeber – Police Support Recovery
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Shappell Park – 352 South Main Phillipsburg NJ 08865
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CARES Of Warren County
    Contact: Amanda Bridge
    Phone: 9083198589
    Email: Abridge06@yahoo.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 Amphitheater.

    Pet Friendly, Kid Friendly!