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  • Conroe

    Texas

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Walkathon
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: 2510 South Loop 336 West
    Conroe, TX 77304
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Back Pain & Joint Center of Texas
    Contact: Julianna Daniel
    Phone: 9366479944
    Email: relief@backpaincenteroftexas.com

    The Back Pain & Joint Center of Texas will be hosting an Overdose Awareness Walkathon August 28th at 8am-10am. We will have multiple different businesses and groups that also have a passion for bringing awareness to overdoses and how they can be prevented. We will walk 4,000 steps in remembrance of the over 4,000 lives lost just in Texas last year to overdoses.

    Millville

    New Jersey

    Activity: 5th Annual Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: New Jersey Motorsports Park, 8000 Dividing Creek Rd, Millville, NJ 08332
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cumberland County Department of Human Services
    Contact: Ashleigh Huff
    Phone: 8564593082
    Email: ashleighhu@co.cumberland.nj.us

    The Cumberland County Board of County Commissioners and the Cumberland County Department of Human Services will hold its 5th Annual Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at the New Jersey Motorsports Park, 8000 Dividing Creek Rd, Millville, NJ 08332. Doors will open at 6:00 pm. The Candlelight Vigil is intended to be an opportunity for the community to come together for strength, comfort and encouragement. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and/or chairs to sit on.

    Register at ccvigil21.eventbrite.com

    If you have lost a loved one to an overdose and you would like to have them commemorated during the event, please fill out our online form at tinyurl.com/ccvigil21

    Lorain

    Ohio

    Activity: Lorain County International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Sunset Terrace at Lakeview Park
    1800 W Erie Ave.
    Lorain, OH 44052
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery Services Board of Lorain County
    Contact: Jinx Mastney
    Phone: 440-233-2020
    Email: outreach@mharslc.org

    The Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery Services Board of Lorain County will observe International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, in collaboration with dozens of valued community partners. The event will be marked by a vigil in honor of the 138 lives lost in 2020 to accidental overdoses in Lorain County. It will also include community partners sharing information about resources for those struggling with addiction and a shoe memorial in memory of those who have walked the road of addiction and died. There will be a short program that will include a welcome from MHARS Board leadership and remarks from faith leaders, people in recovery and their families. The event is free and open to the public. The event will be held at Sunset Terrace at Lakeview Park from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on August 31.

    Barre

    Vermont

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Aldrich Library
    6 Washington St
    Barre, VT 05641
    On the Green
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Vermont CARES
    Contact: Martina
    Phone: 8025281139
    Email: martina@vtcares.org

    YOU ARE INVITED to join Vermont CARES in recognizing National Overdose Awareness Day!!!

    Tuesday, August 31st from 2-4PM

    We are coming out of “Covid-Hibernation” and are ready to flood the streets with safer supplies like Naloxone, Fentanyl Test Strips, Safer Sex supplies and lots and lots of educational and other resources.

    We want to make this a day to recognize the pain and trauma of overdose AND a day to celebrate prevention, health, and wellness. This is a collaboration between Vermont CARES and several other local non-profits.

    Come on out and make this a special and unique event to raise awareness, educate and remember.

    Arlington

    Virginia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Virtual – Zoom
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Arlington Addiction Recovery Initiative
    Contact: Emily Siqveland
    Phone: 703-228-4216
    Email: aari@arlingtonva.us

    Please join us in honoring International Overdose Awareness Day. The event will take place via zoom at 7 PM on August 31st.

    Schedule of events:
    Welcome
    Tribute to those we have lost
    Online memory board
    Story of Hope & Recovery
    Available Resources

    Coalmont

    Tennessee

    Activity: GRUNDY INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Rock Creek Pharmacy and Florist, 9971 SR 56, Coalmont, TN, United States, Tennessee
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Grundy Recovery Alliance Community Endeavor (GRACE)
    Contact: Dave Hodges
    Phone: 484-885-0381
    Email: grundyrecoveryalliance@gmail.com

    Join G.R.A.C.E. and Grundy Safe Communities Coalition at ROCK CREEK PHARMACY at 7 pm on August 31, 2021.
    Come hear from Mayor Michael Brady and our surprise Guest Speakers talk about Overdose Awareness and remembrance of our loved ones lost to overdose. The event will include a Candlelight Service in remembrance of our Loved Ones Lost to Overdose, a MEMORIAL WALL with pictures of loved ones Lost to Overdose, and music. Food available for purchase by SAM’S CORNER BBQ

    Belfair

    Washington

    Activity: Mason County Overdose Awareness Walk
    Date: 01/09/2021
    Time: 05:45 pm
    Location: Timberland Regional Library
    23081 NE State Route 3
    Belfair, WA 98528
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mason County Community Services – Public Health
    Contact: Abe Gardner
    Phone: 360-427-9670 Ext 131
    Email: agardner@masoncountywa.gov

    Join us as we honor the memory of the lives lost to overdose and provide hope to those who are still struggling. Every member of the community is invited!

    Shelton

    Washington

    Activity: Mason County Overdose Awareness Walk
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:45 pm
    Location: Kneeland Park
    100 Turner Ave
    Shelton, WA 98584
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mason County Community Services – Public Health
    Contact: Abe Gardner
    Phone: 360-427-9670 Ext 131
    Email: agardner@masoncountywa.gov

    Join us as we honor the memory of the lives lost to overdose and provide hope to those who are still struggling. Every member of the community is invited!

    New York City

    New York

    Activity: Dopey Podcast Overdose Awareness Zoom Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: The event will be virtual, in the Dopey Clubhouse Zoom Room: 804.300.586
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dopey Podcast
    Contact: Lizz
    Phone: 610-972-5153
    Email: toodlesforchris@gmail.com

    A virtual gathering to raise awareness about overdose deaths as well as remember those we’ve lost. We will also be sharing information and resources re: harm reduction, narcan training and supply, support groups, etc.

    COON RAPIDS

    Minnesota

    Activity: IOAD Lighting of the I35W bridge (Bridget will light up purple)
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: I35W Mississippi Bridge Minneapolis Minnesota
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Anne
    Phone: 7639231818
    Email: aemerson0179@gmail.com

    The I35W Missippi Bridge will have its lights turn purple to honor and remember our loved ones lost to overdose and raise awareness to the dangers of opioids. The lights will be purple from 1/2 before sunset to 1/2 hour after sunrise.

    Huntsville

    Alabama

    Activity: 1009 Flags
    Date: 26/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: 225 Pratt Avenue, Huntsville, AL 35801
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Not One More Alabama
    Contact: Patricia C. Sykstus
    Phone: 2565200208
    Email: mail@notonemorealabama.org

    In recognition of the 1009 people who lost their lives to an overdose in Alabama in 2020 (Provisional CDC statistics), we will be putting 1009 purple flags with corresponding signage on the corner in front of our office (by the street). This will raise awareness to the scope of the problem and help to reduce stigma by opening up conversations about substance use disorders.

    Clinton Township

    Michigan

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 28241 Mound Road, Warren Mi
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Families Against Narcotics INC
    Contact: TERRI BRADEN
    Phone: 586-246-4355
    Email: LINDAFORFAN@GMAIL.COM

    Please join Families Against Narcotics for our 5th annual observation of International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD). We gather to remember and celebrate the lives of those who have tragically been lost to a drug or alcohol addiction. We offer support to their loved ones who grieve their untimely deaths. And we honor those in recovery- because with education, encouragement, and determination – RECOVERY IS ATTAINABLE.

    Mt. Sterling

    Kentucky

    Activity: Montgomery County Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 153 South Maysville Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Montgomery County ASAP Board
    Contact: April Smith
    Phone: 8597715527
    Email: japril.smith@uky.edu

    Tuesday August 31, 2021, 6-8 pm
    Guest Speakers, Resource Tables, Family testimonials, Interactive Memory Tree, Balloon Release.

    Madison

    Wisconsin

    Activity: 4th Annual International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Tuesday, August 31st, 2021Olbrich Park (along Atwood Avenue, where memorial flags will be posted)

    6 PM Gather for Pizza, Snowcones and Fellowship

    7PM Speakers/program begins
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Safe Communities
    Contact: Kristina Vaccaro
    Phone:
    Email: kvaccaro@safercommunity.net

    International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have lost their battle with a substance use disorder. International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that overdose death is preventable.

    Cincinnati

    Ohio

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Ballon Release
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Mt Echo Park
    202 Crestline Ave
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45205
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cincinnati Against Herion
    Contact: Christel Brooks
    Phone:
    Email: Nkyps@ymail.com

    Good conversations with other people who can relate to how you feel, some pizza & pop and a balloon release at the end of event.

    Rhinebeck

    New York

    Activity: #EndOverdose Recovery Lantern Walk
    Date: 14/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Rhinebeck Bank (start). 6414 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Linda Vincent
    Phone: (845) 656-9330
    Email: thegiftednest@yahoo.com

    What: August is International Overdose Awareness month. This is a memorial walk for those we’ve lost to overdose to bring awareness to the issue of the opioid crisis.

    Where: Meet in the middle of town at the Rhinebeck bank parking lot. Our goal is to start off with a brief talk by public figures from the town and then walk together towards Oblong books and end at Samuel’s for a purple treat. Stores along the walk will have purple lights lit in their front windows. You can buy pre-made lanterns & #endoverdose t-shirts and cards at A.L. Stickles 5 & Dime right in town at 13 E. Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.

    We recommend: Wear purple, bring any memorabilia/messages/posters of loved ones you’ve lost to overdose, carry a lantern, live stream the event to your social media accounts to help spread awareness and build community around this issue locally, nationally, and globally.

    Myrtle Beach

    South Carolina

    Activity: Myrtle Beach Candlelight vigil
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: We are holding our event at the Beach. We will be at 2985 S ocean Blvd. Myrtle Beach . Right in front of Damons restaurant. But on the beach side.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Myrtle Beach drug Epidemic awareness group
    Contact: kim
    Phone: (843)286-9129
    Email: Kimlepera@outlook.com

    We will have some guest speakers, crosses we are supplying all the candles. so please come and see us . We will be starting at 6pm. if you cant make our event and if you would like to us to call out your loved ones name. please reach us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/palmetto and we will be honor to do its.

    Miami

    Florida

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Florida International University, GC Lawns
    11200 SW 8 Street
    Miami, FL 33199
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Miami Recovery Project
    Contact: Thomas Guerra
    Phone: 305-967-8509
    Email: info@miamirecoveryproject.org

    Overdose Awareness Day 2021 August 31, 2021 6PM-8:30PM Florida International University, GC Lawns
    International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.
    Resources tables will include community organizations, treatment centers, detoxes, university departments, and student organizations.
    On the spot Narcan training and free Narcan will be available.
    Miami Dade Proclamation will be presented.
    Guest speakers will share there experience with overdose.
    Candle light vigil to remember those lost to Overdose.
    Would you like to participate? email us at info@miamirecoveryproject.org

    Republic

    Washington

    Activity: Planting New Life
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Patterson Park
    The park is centrally located at the corner of Kean Street and Highway 20 W., across from Stonerose Interpretive Center.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ferry County Overdose Awareness
    Contact: Danielle Jones
    Phone: 509-207-9133
    Email: Ferrycountyoverdoseawareness@gmail.com

    This year we will be planting new life in honor of those who have left Earth too soon. We have a brand new raised bed in our city park just waiting to be filled with love. Please come write a message to your loved one and gather resources and free Narcan. We will also hold space for you to share publicly about how addiction has impacted your life. Please join us!

    Fredericksburg

    Virginia

    Activity: FREE NARCAN & RAPID REVIVE DRIVE UP TRAINING
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 08:30 am
    Location: Fredericksburg Area Campus 10000 Germanna Point Drive Fredericksburg, VA 22408-9543
    & Locust Grove Campus 2130 Germanna Highway Locust Grove, VA 22508-2102Campus parking lot follow the event signs.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Rappahannock Area Community Services Board
    Contact: Sherry Norton-Williams
    Phone: 540-940-2325
    Email: snorton@rappahannockareacsb.org

    REVIVE! is the Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education (OONE) program for the Commonwealth of Virginia. REVIVE! provides training on how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose emergency using naloxone.

    This ten-minute training covers a brief understanding of opioids, how opioid overdoses happen, risk factors for opioid overdoses, and how to respond to an opioid overdose emergency with the administration of Naloxone.

    Every person 18 years and older who participates in this 10 minute Rapid Revive training, receives a free dose of Narcan Nasal Spray.
    This event will follow COVID safety protocol, all attendees must wear a protective mask covering their nose and mouth and observe physical distancing guidelines.

    Hudson

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Hudson, MA Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Hudson Town Hall 78 Main Street Hudson, MA 01749
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Town of Hudson & Hudson Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Lauren Antonelli
    Phone: 978-568-9658
    Email: Lantonelli@townofhudson.org

    The Town of Hudson and the Hudson Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will host an International Overdose Awareness Day event on 8/31/21 at 4:00pm during the Hudson Farmers Market located at Hudson Town Hall. The speaking program will include local elected officials, as well as a member of Team Sharing, a grief support group for parents who have lost children to Substance Use Disorder. There will be a resource table at the event. The Town Hall lawn will display flags for the entire week in observance of the Hudson residents we have lost to overdose since 2018.

    Port Clinton

    Ohio

    Activity: Ottawa County Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: 315 Madison Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ottawa County Family & Children First Council
    Contact: Margaret Osborne
    Phone: 5672623651
    Email: mosborne@co.ottawa.oh.us

    Ottawa County Family & Children First Council Recognizes “Overdose Awareness Day”

    Seven Ottawa County citizens lost their lives to an overdose in 2020. Seven too many. The epidemic is shattering families, friends, and communities. The Ottawa County Drug Free Collaborative, an initiative of the Ottawa County Family & Children First Council, includes public and private agencies and 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 the 2020 Silent Silhouettes on the lawn of the Ottawa County Courthouse on August 31, 2021, 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.
    Speakers include Sheriff Steve Levorchick; Mircea Handru, The Director of the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot counties, a person in recovery and a family member who lost a loved one last year. After the ceremony, members of council and the community will take part in a remembrance and awareness walk. Participants will travel from the Courthouse and east on Fourth Street to Light House Sober Living, a “recovery residence” for men. 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.
    For more information, please contact Margaret Osborne, Council Director, at 567-262-3651.
    What: Overdose Awareness Day
    When: August 31, 2021, 1:00 p.m.
    Where: Ottawa County Courthouse, 315 Madison Street, Port Clinton, OH 43452

    Marysville

    Ohio

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day-Narcan Distribution
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Memorial Health Pavilion
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Wings Support
    Contact: Wings Support and Recovery
    Phone: 6146986969
    Email: t.ulery@wingsrecoveryohio.com

    Wings is pleased to announce that we are now a Narcan distribution and training site. Our goal is to end the stigma of overdose and raise awareness while distributing 100 Narcan kits to the community.

    Williamston

    North Carolina

    Activity: International Opioid Overdose Awareness Night
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Moratac Park in Williamston, NC (102 River Dr, Williamston, NC 27892)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: 2nd Judicial District Opioid Coalition
    Contact: Kirsten Beasley
    Phone: 2527913125
    Email: kirsten.smith@mtwdh.org

    Awareness event – decrease stigma, educate about how to prevent overdose, syringe exchange presentation and free Narcan training, memorial at close of event

    Warminster

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Driving for Derek
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 489 e. County line rd. Warminster pa
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kate
    Phone:
    Email: katecoss2@gmail.com

    Meet up at Archies big heads to decorate cars with pictures of lost loved ones due to overdose. Drive through town (hatboro) and meet up back at starting point. Once back we will honor lost loved ones lives by spreading awareness and raising money to go to international overdose awareness!

    live Dj, raffles and 50/50!

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Be the One Suicide Prevention Training
    Date: 16/08/2021
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: This event will be held virtually using Microsoft Teams.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: TN Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
    Contact: Joanne Perley
    Phone:
    Email: betheone.info@tn.gov

    This training works to address the suicide prevention component of preventing overdose. Far too many people die from the hopelessness that leads to suicide, and sadly, coworkers in workplaces are not exempt. The Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services would like to equip your teams and your departments with training to recognize the signs and prevent suicide in the workforce.

    Who should attend?`
    This training is intended for any employee interested in the topic, and it is also a great introduction for HR staff who are interested in becoming trainers in their departments.

    What will you learn? There are three key components of the campaign:

    1. Provides suicide awareness and social marketing strategies by providing information regarding suicide and serves as a reminder that suicide can happen at any time to anyone
    2. Teaches participants how to recognize when someone may be thinking about suicide, how to ask the question directly and offers tips on how to develop good listening skills, which is a key component of suicide prevention
    3. Provides postvention suggestions in the event a suicide occurs to someone in the workforce

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Be the One Suicide Prevention Training
    Date: 20/08/2021
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: This training will be held virtually by MS Teams.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: TN Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
    Contact: Joanne Perley
    Phone:
    Email: betheone.info@tn.gov

    The intersection of overdose and suicide is a well-documented phenomenon. Far too many people die from the hopelessness that leads to suicide, and sadly, coworkers in workplaces are not exempt. The Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services would like to equip your teams and your departments with training to recognize the signs and prevent suicide in the workforce.

    Who should attend?`
    This training is intended for any employee interested in the topic, and it is also a great introduction for HR staff who are interested in becoming trainers in their departments.

    What will you learn? There are three key components of the campaign:

    1. Provides suicide awareness and social marketing strategies by providing information regarding suicide and serves as a reminder that suicide can happen at any time to anyone

    2. Teaches participants how to recognize when someone may be thinking about suicide, how to ask the question directly and offers tips on how to develop good listening skills, which is a key component of suicide prevention

    3. Provides postvention suggestions in the event a suicide occurs to someone in the workforce

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Opioid Overdose Reversal (Naloxone) Training
    Date: 26/08/2021
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: This training will be held virtually.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: TN Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
    Contact: Andrea Hancock
    Phone:
    Email: ahancock@starsnashville.org

    Get ready for International Overdose Awareness Day (August 31) by equipping yourself with the knowledge on how to respond in the event of an opioid overdose. This presentation will show you the signs to recognize, how to respond with the overdose reversal drug naloxone, and some of the brain science behind why people develop a substance use disorder.

    Presenter Andrea Hancock serves as a Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist in the Nashville area working under a program funded by TDMHSAS. Register for this virtual training by emailing ahancock@starsnashville.org.

    Naloxone is a key tool in reversing the rising tide of overdose and resulting deaths. Naloxone is the only antidote to reverse an opioid overdose, and it’s never been easier to use. This training is perfect for people at risk of opioid overdose, family and friends of those who are at risk of opioid overdose, and anyone interested in learning how they can save a life by reversing an overdose.

    Learn more about the ROPS program at this link: www.tn.gov/behavioral-health/ROPS

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Opioid Overdose Reversal (Naloxone) Training
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Training will be held virtually on Zoom.
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: TN Department of Mental Health Substance Abuse Services
    Contact: Dustin Ritchie
    Phone:
    Email: dustin.ritchie@fcstn.net

    This event will be held virtually on Zoom. Please register using the link on Eventbrite. Presenters Dustin Ritchie and Matt Brown serve as Regional Overdose Prevention Specialists in southern middle Tennessee working under a program funded by TDMHSAS.

    Get ready for International Overdose Awareness Day (August 31) by equipping yourself with the knowledge on how to respond in the event of an opioid overdose. This presentation will show you the signs to recognize, how to respond with the overdose reversal drug naloxone, and some of the brain science behind why people develop a substance use disorder.

    Naloxone is a key tool in reversing the rising tide of overdose and resulting deaths. Naloxone is the only antidote to reverse an opioid overdose, and it’s never been easier to use. This training is perfect for people at risk of opioid overdose, family and friends of those who are at risk of opioid overdose, and anyone interested in learning how they can save a life by reversing an overdose.
    Learn more about the ROPS program at this link: www.tn.gov/behavioral-health/ROPS

    Aurora

    Illinois

    Activity: West Side Heroin and Opioid Task Force Resource Fair
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Chicago’s West Side at Jackson and Pulaski
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: West Side Heroin and Opioid Task Force
    Contact: Sandra Harrison
    Phone: 7736713315
    Email: sandrah@dvatraining.org

    The West Side Heroin and Opioid Task Force is hosting a community resource fair to promote awareness of the opioid crisis on the west side of Chicago. The Task Force is promoting education and awareness of the overdose crisis plaguing our communities. We will offer on-site training to include: Recognizing and Responding to Overdose, How to Administer Naloxone and Narcan Training.
    West Side Heroin and Opioid Task Force Community Resource Faiir will include FREE haircuts to promote positive self-image among local residents struggling with addiction.

    Oklahoma City

    Oklahoma

    Activity: Prevention and Recovery in the Park
    Date: 04/09/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Scissortail Park: 300 SW 7th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73109
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: DCCCA
    Contact: Daniela Acacio
    Phone: 8322578582
    Email: dacacio@dccca.org

    DCCCA / Substance Abuse Prevention Alliance is hosting a Prevention and Recovery in the Park Event at Scissortail Park on Saturday September 4th from 6:30-8:30. This event is open to the community and vendors will be providing various free resources including Narcan and other medication safety resources. The event will also guest star speakers that embody both prevention and recovery. Seed packets will be distributed in order to remember those lost to an overdose.

    Scissortail Park: 300 SW 7th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73109

    Braintree

    Massachusetts

    Activity: IOAD Ceremony & Butterfly Release
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 1 JKF Memorial Dr
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Sun Will Rise Foundation & The Braintree Community Partnership on Substance Use
    Contact: robyn houston-bean
    Phone: 7817894604
    Email: robyn@thesunwillrise.org

    We will have a short ceremony followed by a memorial butterfly release. A parent of loss will speak, along with members of our local government. All are invited.
    Purple flags will be placed along the fence at the Braintree Town Hall Lawn representing the numbers of lives lost in MA in 2020 and white flags will represent the number Braintree residents who died due to overdose in 2020.

    Madison

    Wisconsin

    Activity: Madison Overdose Awareness Day March and Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: James Madison Park
    614 East Gorham Street
    Madison, WI 53703
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Vanessa Hurr
    Phone:
    Email: vanessaahurr@gmail.com

    International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. Time to Remember. Time to Act.

    On August 31, 2021, we will unite as a community to provide resources from local organizations in our battle against addiction and, ultimately, overdose. Together, we’ll march from James Madison Park down N Hamilton St and end at the Madison Capitol Building. A candle-lit vigil will be held and a few of our organizers and sponsors will speak on the topic of loss, hope, and what recovery looks like for the many people of our community.

    Schedule:

    7pm- Gather in James Madison Park and receive your complimentary flameless candle along with shirts, buttons, and educational material on overdose prevention
    7:30pm- March down N Hamilton St towards the Madison State Capitol Building
    8:00pm- On the steps of the Madison State Capitol building, a moment of silence will be recognized for those we have lost. Organizers will then speak on overdose awareness
    9:00pm- Event concludes

    Henrico

    Virginia

    Activity: Virginia Recognizes IOAD 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Deep Run Rec Center
    9900 Ridgefield Parkway
    Henrico VA 23233
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: GRAPLE
    Contact: Tracy Grow
    Phone: 804-229-5024
    Email: Graplerva@gmail.com

    International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.
    Time to Remember.
    Time to Act.

    Join us as we recognize IOAD 2021 on Tuesday, August 31st in Virginia. This collaborative event will be a day to reflect, offer support, and bring awareness in honor of those we have lost to substance use disorder.

    The event is FREE and will feature:
    Speakers… Grief & Loss Resources…
    Narcan Training…
    Remembrance Activities…
    a Butterfly Release, and more….!

    May we all learn to love more and judge less.

    #LOVEMOREJUDGELESS

    MARSHFIELD

    Massachusetts

    Activity: OVERDOSE AWARENESS SUNRISE VIGIL
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 am
    Location: HARBOR PARK
    DRIEBEK WAY
    MARSHFIELD MA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: MARSHFIELD FACTS
    Contact: MARY PRICE
    Phone: (781) 888-1279
    Email: MARSHFIELDFACTS@GMAIL.COM

    SUNRISE VIGIL…WORDS OF REMEMBERANCE, MUSIC, EXPRESSIONS OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT

    ROCKS AVAILABLE TO PAINT AND PLACE UNDER MEMORIAL TREE

    Hickory

    North Carolina

    Activity: Unity in the Community – International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Olive Branch Ministry/Points of HOPE
    Northminster Presbyterian Church
    3730 N. Center Street
    Hickory, NC 28601
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Olive Branch Ministry
    Contact: Michelle Mathis
    Phone: 828.291.7023
    Email: olivebranchgals@gmail.com

    Unity in the Community – International Overdose Awareness Day

    Come join us as we bring awareness to International Awareness Day and how the overdose crisis continues to impact our community, locally and globally. We will have directly impacted speakers, educational opportunities, and overdose reversal training.

    Free hotdogs, drinks, chips for all. Face painting for children. Local vendors and community organizations will be present. You are invited to participate in a community memorial art project that will be created at this event that will hang in the Olive Branch/Points of HOPE Center.

    Ann Arbor

    Michigan

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day at Liberty Plaza
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Liberty Plaza
    255 E Liberty St
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Home of New Vision
    Contact: Brianna Dobbs
    Phone: 7346452932
    Email: root@homeofnewvision.org

    Ongoing overdose education and naloxone training & luminary memorial. We will be offering supplies to make the memorial.

    Kearney

    Nebraska

    Activity: Lights of Hope
    Date: 13/09/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Harmon Park Sonortorioum, Kearney, Nebraska
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Region 3 Behavioral Health Services
    Contact: Tammy Fiala
    Phone: 308-440-7862
    Email: tfiala@region3.net

    Lights of Hope is an event where family and loved ones gather to recognize those lost to overdose as well as those working towards recovery. We line the stage of the Sonortorium with luminaries. We have music and speakers. Educational handouts and local TV coverage

    Indianapolis

    Indiana

    Activity: Indiana Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 29/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Indiana State Museum
    650 W Washington Street_ Great Hall
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Overdose Lifeline Inc.
    Contact: Justin Phillips
    Phone: 317-828-6883
    Email: justin@overdoselifeline.org

    Indiana Overdose Awareness Day is sponsored by Overdose Lifeline. ODL has held an ODAD each year since 2014. ODL honors and recognizes lives lost with a display of photos and a candlelight vigil. We celebrate our loved ones with a light meal and support for each other.

    Daly City

    California

    Activity: 5th Annual Overdose Awareness Night
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Mussel Rock Park (The Dumps)
    Skyline Dr & Westline Dr
    Daly City CA 94015
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jennifer Sisson
    Phone: 6505150891
    Email: jenn75955@yahoo.com

    Speakers on Recovery, Education and Harm Reduction, Memorial Table & Candlelight Vigil at Sunset

    Brockton

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Annual Overdose Vigil by Candlelight
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Brockton High School
    470 Forest Avenue
    Brockton MA 02301
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Brockton Area Prevention Collaborative
    Contact: Amanda Sandoval
    Phone: 5089712054
    Email: asandoval@hptc.org

    Join us on International Overdose Awareness Day for our Annual Overdose Vigil by Candlelight to honor the lives we have lost.

    Walden

    New York

    Activity: Opioid Overdose Awareness Memorial Orange County New York
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Opioid Overdose Awareness Memorial
    Route 52
    Walden, NY 12586
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Friends of Recovery Orange County New York
    Contact: Andrew Matthews
    Phone: 917-903-4878
    Email: friendsofrecoveryorange@gmail.com

    A gathering of people to recognize those that we have lost due to opioid overdose.

    Mount Pleasant

    South Carolina

    Activity: Light the Way for Hope
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Mount Pleasant Towne Hall Front Lawn
    100 Ann Edwards Lane Mount Pleasant SC 29464
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: WakeUp Carolina
    Contact: Nanci Shipman
    Phone: 8439728154
    Email: info@wakeupcarolina.org

    Narcan, Candle light visual, Speakers, remembrance/education

    North Haven

    Connecticut

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day: The Arts of Hope Health & Healing
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: New Haven Green, 250 Temple Street New Haven CT 06511
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Quinnipiack Valley Health District
    Contact: Kara Sepulveda
    Phone: 2038006749
    Email: ks@qvhd.org

    Overdose Awareness Day is an international event celebrated annually across the world. This year Cornell Scott Hill Health Center (CSHHC) is partnering with both the New Haven Health Department (NHHD) & the Quinnipiack Valley Health District (QVHD) with the goal of expanding education and outreach to a larger portion of our community. Scheduled for Tuesday, August 31st from 12PM-6PM the Arts of Hope Health & Healing themed event will utilize different forms of art to capture some of the expressive outlets utilized by those impacted by substance use. Vendors representing various community agencies will be stationed throughout the green along with art stations, a sculpture displaying the signatures of those who’ve passed, yoga, live music, screening of locally produced film fentanyl madness, and more. The goal of the event is to raise awareness on how the opioid crisis is impacting our immediate community, share stories, spread hope and support to all involved. Naloxone (Narcan) the opioid overdose reversal medication will be distributed throughout the day paired with training to prevent future fatal overdoses. The evening will commence with a candle light vigil to celebrate the lives lost to date to a drug overdose.

    Fort Wayne

    Indiana

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day 2021…A Day of Hope and Healing
    Date: 21/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Allen County Courthouse
    715 S Calhoun St.
    Fort Wayne, IN 46802
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Andrea Schroeder
    Phone: 2605576315
    Email: overdoseawarenessday@gmail.com

    Join us on August 21st for a day of healing and hope to honor our loved ones that we’ve lost to an overdose. Also, let’s celebrate those in recovery and what is being done in our community to prevent more tragic deaths.
    Organized by:
    Andrea Schroeder / Miriah’s Journey
    Jennifer Hope / The Mom of An Addict
    Theresa Garcia Juillerat / JAVA
    More Details to come…
    International Overdose Awareness Day (August 31st) and month is in August. This 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. IOAD events that aim to educate our communities about drugs can really help.Each year we lose thousands of people from drug overdose globally. Some survive but suffer a permanent injury, with devastating impact to their families and friends. Fort Wayne, IN and Allen county is not immune. You may have seen it; it has happened to people around you. Tomorrow, it could happen to someone you love. This is not an invisible issue.

    Lawrence Township

    New Jersey

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Lawrence Township Central Park
    100 Dave Nevius Way & Eggert Crossing Rd
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: PCMC, One Voice, Mercer Council, Prosecutor of Mercer County, Lawrence Township
    Contact: Prevention Coalition of Mercer County
    Phone:
    Email: pcmc@mercercouncil.org

    The One Voice Initiative – The Prevention Coalition of Mercer County, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, Mercer Council on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction & Lawrence Township Present – International Overdose Awareness Day – Prevent, Remember, Honor, Support

    Memorial Display – Friends and family are welcome to bring memorabilia of their loved ones (pictures, shoes etc.)
    Unused Medicine Drop Box
    Narcan Demonstration
    Candlelight Vigil
    Recovery and Treatment Resources and Connections

    Register at www. MercerCouncil.org or through QR code

    For more information, email pcmc@mercercouncil.org

    Free T-shirts while supplies last with registration.

    Organisations may table at this event for no charge.

    Lake Placid

    Florida

    Activity: CENTRAL FL International Overdose Awareness DAY:IN Memory of Jared Wyland – NARCAN Giveaway@954-859-4696
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Bethel Baptist Church of Lake Placid, FL
    216 E Park St, Lake Placid, FL. 33852 corner of Park and Magnolia.Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Luis Garcia
    Phone: 9548594696
    Email: luisgarciafla2@gmail.com

    IN HONOR OF INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY – AUGUST 31 – & IN MEMORY OF Jared Benjamin Wyland (5/9/02 – 3/25/20)
    WORLD Overdose Awareness DAY Narcan Giveaway— HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA

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

    GIVEAWAY IS FROM 10AM-3PM

    www.facebook.com/events/132718592336315

    I’ll help you thanks to GoFundMe donors.

    PLEASE DONATE TO MY GOFUNDME which makes this possible
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/usa-opioid-crisis-mortality-reduction-with-narcan

    Luis Garcia, a retired 28 year firefighter/paramedic is donating NARCAN he purchased and offering training.

    YOU MUST ATTEND A 30 MINUTE CLASS

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

    Forked River

    New Jersey

    Activity: FED-UP International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Lacey Twp Community Hall Corner of Lacey Rd & Rt 9 Forked River NJ 08731
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Xodus Recovery Community Center
    Contact: Donna Catlow
    Phone: 609-316-8421
    Email: xrccenter@gmail.com

    Join the Xodus Recovery Community Center for the FED UP International Overdose Awareness Day Event on August 31st 2021 from 6~9 pm at the Forked River Community Hall. Event will include speakers, resource tables and a candle light vigil.

    El Jebel

    Colorado

    Activity: YOU MATTER
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Crown Mountain Park
    501 Eagle Count Drive,
    El Jebel, CO 81623
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Aperture Of Hope, LLC
    Contact: Cath Adams
    Phone: 970-948-3621
    Email: cath@apertureofhope.com

    August 31, 2021 5:00 – 7:00 pm
    Information Booths: Harm Reduction, Holistic Healing, Awareness Photography in Recovery, Peer Support, Grief Support, etc.
    Live band, Speakers with lived experience in recovery or loved one with SUD or who has passed, Honor Walk.

    Warrensburg

    Missouri

    Activity: Time to Act
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: The address of Recovery Lighthouse, Inc. is 204 E. Market St, Warrensburg, MO 64093
    The event address is at our local court house – 300 N. Main, Warrensburg, MO 64093
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Lighthouse, Inc.
    Contact: Sherry Rapp
    Phone: 660-864-0902
    Email: sherry@recoverylighthouse.org

    6:00 – Misty shares her story of losing her brother to overdose. Blake shares his story of partying with friends and being left alone when they thought he had overdosed. Judge Brent Teichman will educate us as to the Good Samaritan Law.
    7:00 – EMTs will do a training and demonstration for Narcan. Detective Watkins of the Narcotics Unit will talk of the opioid crisis in Johnson County. We will have Narcan available for distribution to community members.
    7:30 – Proclamation from Mayor Scott Holmberg.
    7:45 – A special prayer lead by Pastor Patrick remembering those we have lost to an overdose, the survivors, and those that are still struggling with substance use.
    8:00 – Begin the candlelight vigil and walk.

    Spring Valley

    California

    Activity: PATH International Overdose Awareness Day Candelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: San Diego County Administration Building
    1600 Pacific Highway
    San Diego, CA 92101
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: A New PATH
    Contact: April Ella
    Phone: 619-670-1184
    Email: april@anewpath.org

    In honor of International Overdose Awareness Day, PATH & the La Mesa Chapter of GRASP will be holding a candlelight vigil on the steps of the County Administration Building that will be lit purple. We are remembering lives lost and promoting solutions to the overdose crises, hosting a community overdose prevention training & Narcan distribution.

    We invite you to bring a wallet-sized picture of a loved one lost to overdose to add to our Tree of Remembrance.

    Naperville

    Illinois

    Activity: Forever In Our Hearts
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Naperville Grand Pavilion 912 Honorary Sindt Memorial Court
    Naperville, IL 60540
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Path to Recovery Foundation
    Contact: Deb Lewin
    Phone: 6302344271
    Email: deb.lewin@pathtorecoveryfoundation.org

    The event will have speakers, resources, Narcan training, tree dedication and pray vigil.

    Westampton

    New Jersey

    Activity: Shouting4Shelby’s 5th Annual International Overdose Awareness Memorial Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 5 Pioneer Blvd. Westampton NJ 08060
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Shouting4Shelby Inc
    Contact: Christine Hoff
    Phone: 609.929.3885
    Email: Shouting4shelby@gmail.com

    Candlelight and photo video Memorial Service to remember those lost to addiction.

    Please send your loved one’s photo and name to Shouting4Shelby@gmail.com by August 15th.

    Salt Lake City

    Utah

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Utah 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Utah State Capitol South Steps
    350 State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Overdose Awareness Utah
    Contact: Amber Baum
    Phone: 801-234-9963
    Email: overdoseawarenessutah@gmail.com

    Turn the Capitol Purple for Overdose Awareness 2021
    Come join us as we remember those we’ve lost to overdose death. Create change and connection and raise awareness that overdose deaths are preventable.
    Live music performances.
    Amazing and inspiring speakers. Rep. Steve Eliason will update us on where Utah has been and where we are going in the future to combat this disease and epidemic.
    Tiffany Roe, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, award winning psychology teacher, host of the Therapy Thoughts Podcast, speaker, and owner of Mindful Counseling will offer inspiration, guidance and connection to those in attendance.
    Large display will cover the South lawn. The display will help quantify and humanize the number of people we are losing EVERY single day.
    And of course we will turn the Capitol purple.
    Narcan and Fentanyl Test strips will be available both before and after the event.
    Raise awareness. Start a conversation. Share without shame. End overdose deaths.

    Frederick

    Maryland

    Activity: Commemorative Photo Display, Ceremony & Vigil
    Date: 29/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Frederick Health Village, 1 Frederick Health Way, Frederick, MD
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Surviving Our Ultimate Loss
    Contact: Marielsa Bernard
    Phone: (240) 777-9196
    Email: mcrememberingourlovedones@gmail.com

    Tentative Schedule of Events:
    6:00 pm Reception for the families that provide pictures of their loved ones for the commemorative photo display
    6:30 pm Doors open to Public
    7:00 pm Ceremony & Vigil

    Chattanooga

    Georgia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time:
    Location: 5721 Marlin Rd, Building 6100, Building 3200
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Calandra smith
    Phone: 14234866599
    Email: calandra.smith@hccoalition.org

    Hamilton County Coalition and partners will be hosting various events such as purple sand project (social media) lighting events and overdose trainings.

    Portsmouth

    Ohio

    Activity: Project Remember Me
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Tracy Park (Portsmouth Ohio)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ASCEND Counseling and Recovery Services
    Contact: Chrissy Boyd
    Phone: 7408768290
    Email: cdeskins@mysolace.org

    A Night of Luminaries at Tracy Park
    Governor Mike Dewine amended section 5.2269 of the Revised Code to designate August 31 as “Ohio Overdose Awareness Day”. To commemorate Overdose Awareness Day, On Tuesday, August 31st, 2021 we will be representing the lives lost in Scioto County due to the drug epidemic with a luminary. Project Remember Me is a Quiet Memorial; we request all community members remain silent after 8 pm. Project Remember Me’s purpose is to foster the remembrance of lost loved ones, assist with the grieving process, and encourage our community to reflect on the nature of our community crisis. We wish to add value, visibility, and dignity to those who may be marginalized or diminished: Unintentional Overdose Deaths.

    Denver

    Colorado

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 01:30 pm
    Location: 112 E. 8th Avenue
    Denver, CO 80203
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Harm Reduction Action Center
    Contact: Lisa Raville
    Phone: 303-572-7800
    Email: HRAC.Denver@gmail.com

    Join the Harm Reduction Action Center participants, staff, and community partners for a time of mourning and overdose prevention education. Tuesday, August 31 from 1:30-3:30 outside of the HRAC. There will be narcan trainings, fentanyl testing strip trainings, ruckus raising, and a memorial.

    Our event partners are below … and we are still adding folks:
    Denver Health, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Vivent Health, STAR van, Second Chance Center, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, Addiction Research Treatment Services (ARTS), Serenity, Stout Street Foundation, Magnolia Medical, Project Safe, GRASP (Grief Recovery After Substance Passing), Healthier Colorado, Positive Women’s Network – Colorado, Healthier Colorado, Denver Homeless Out Loud, Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health, and Colorado Organizations Responding to AIDS (CORA), to name a few.

    Galesburg, IL

    Illinois

    Activity: International overdose Awareness Day Candelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:15 pm
    Location: Town Square
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Bridgeway
    Contact: Letha Dennison
    Phone:
    Email: lethadennison@gmail.com

    Lighting candles in memory of the ones weve lost to addiction. Candles and bracelets provided

    Denver

    Colorado

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day event with the Rockies
    Date: 22/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: We will be hosting a sober support Tailgate at the Phoenix which is located at 2239 Champa St. We will then be managing a sober support section inside the Colorado Rockies baseball game.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Sober AF Entertainment
    Contact: Duke Rumely
    Phone: 3038889019
    Email: Duke@soberafe.com

    We are hosting a sober support brunch before the Colorado Rockies baseball game on August 22. We will have multiple speakers including the owner of the Rockies and State Senator Brittany Pattersen. We will then I’ll wear purple shirts to signify International and Overdose a Awareness day. We will be heading out free purple shirts. And then all sit together in section 110 and 111. We will have discounted seats for those seats.

    Washington

    Maryland

    Activity: LostVoices of Fentanyl Rally
    Date: 27/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 3505 international place nw
    Washington DC 2008
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: LostVoices of Fentanyl
    Contact: April Babcock
    Phone: 4438011504
    Email: Aprilbb33@icloud.com

    Rally at the People’s republic of China to educate that fentanyl crisis starts with China, they are business partners with the Mexican cartels killing Americans with fentanyl and its analogs

    Wayne

    New Jersey

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:10 pm
    Location: 475 Valley Rd., Wayne, NJ Wayne Town Hall
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Wayne Alliance
    Contact: Susan Schmidt
    Phone: 9736923618
    Email: sunshine3981@optonline.net

    Come join us in a night Of Prayers Reading of our love ones names lighting candles singer A beautiful night of remembrance do you want to lost loved ones Does she have the black poster project will be displayed from 6 to 8 from 8 to 10 X candlelight vigil

    Show Low

    Arizona

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Festival Marketplace
    1034 Deuce of Clubs
    Show Low, Arizona 85901
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Navajo County Health Department
    Contact: Linda Teague
    Phone: 9283586778
    Email: linda.teague@navajocountyaz.gov

    The Navajo County Health Department in coordination with other mental health supporting agencies and community members will have booths, educational materials, FREE Narcan/Naloxone, memorial wall, and candle light vigil on Saturday, August 28th from 4-7.

    Phoenix

    Arizona

    Activity: RI Recovery Summit: The Rest of the Story
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: RI International
    Contact: Joy Brunson-Nsubuga
    Phone: (919) 758-9317
    Email: Joy.BrunsonNsubuga@riinternational.com

    A virtual summit about substance use recovery held on International Overdose Awareness Day 2021.

    Belmont

    North Carolina

    Activity: Remembering Steve
    Date: 29/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: 106 Live Oak Dr.
    Belmont, NC 28012
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Angie Murphy
    Phone: 704-675-3750
    Email: angelamurphy0685@gmail.com

    My brother passed away suddenly from the effects of a drug overdose. I want to help educate people on how to help addicts and get the resources they need, as well as how to properly use Narcan in the event it’s needed. This will all be done in remembrance of my brother, Steve. I hope some merchandise will be provided for us for our events…?

    Beckley

    West Virginia

    Activity: Beckley’s 2nd Annual International Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 29/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Beckley Art Park
    Lewis McManus Trail
    3rd Avenue
    Beckley, WV
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Raleigh County Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Donna Eleo
    Phone: 3049623571
    Email: counselordonna@yahoo.com

    Walk of Remembrance
    Narcan Education & Distribution
    Speakers
    Resources
    Food, Activities & Raffles
    Candlelight Vigil

    Oklahoma City

    Oklahoma

    Activity: Sowing Seeds of Hope
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: NE OKC Community and Culture Center – 3815 N Kelley Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73111
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: DCCCA/ SUPA
    Contact: Daniela Acacio
    Phone: 8322578582
    Email: dacacio@dccca.org

    The NE OKC Community and Culture Center and DCCCA / Substance Abuse Prevention Alliance are hosting a Community Resource Fair and International Drug Overdose Awareness Event. Local community vendors will be providing various resources and Narcan/ other medication safety resources. There will also be a medication take back box so that community members can drop off any unused or unwanted medications safely. Seed packets will be distributed in order to “Sow Seeds of Hope” while we remember those lost to an overdose.

    The event will take place at the NE OKC Community and Cultural Center from 4-7PM on August 31st, 2021.

    Cherry

    Illinois

    Activity: Buddy’s Purpose 10th Overdose Awareness Walk
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Cherry Park
    Main st Cherry Il 61317
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Buddy’s Purpose
    Contact: Lori Brown
    Phone: 815-993-6294
    Email: Buddyspurpose@yahoo.com

    A walk to remember our loved ones gone to soon from a substance death. To bring awareness to the drug epidemic happening in our community and educate the public on harm reduction.

    Wadley

    Alabama

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Southern Union State Community College
    750 Roberts St.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Help Alabama Recover
    Contact: Angie Cheshire
    Phone: 256-395-0150
    Email: helpalabamarecover@gmail.com

    Overdose Awareness and Prevention

    Wayne

    New Jersey

    Activity: International Overdose a Awareness de Candlelight vigils
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:10 pm
    Location: 475 Valley Rd., Wayne Town Hall Wayne New Jersey
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Wayne Alliance
    Contact: Susan Schmidt
    Phone: 975 692 3618
    Email: sunshine3981@optonline.net

    The Black Poster Project will be set up from 6 to 8 Candlelight Vigil Immediately Follows ours Fourth annual a night of remembrance reading of our loved ones names , Lighting of candles Prayers Speakers song

    Kingston

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: 9th International Overdose Awareness Walk
    Date: 29/08/2021
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: August 29th
    3pm-6pm
    Kirby Park
    Kingston,PA.
    Pavilion 2 (by pond)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: GRASP
    Contact: Carol Coolbaugh
    Phone: 570 991 7199
    Email: Carolcoolbaugh324@gmail.com

    This is a free event that will have a memory walk,speakers,music, food, information tables,Narcan training and give away ending with a balloon release.

    Liverpool

    New York

    Activity: Overdose Awareness 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Butterfly Garden of HOPE
    Onondaga Lake Parkway
    Liverpool, NY
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Margie Baxter
    Phone:
    Email:

    A candle lit gazebo circled in purple string lights highlighted with the names of loved ones lost to overdose written on acrylic globes will be on display. Names of community members lost to overdose will be read at sunset on August 31, 2021.
    Presented by HOPE for Bereaved and Prevention Network.

    Lockport

    New York

    Activity: Lockport Overdose Awareness Day Rally
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Veterans Memorial Park
    400 East Ave.
    Lockport, NY 14094
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Independent Living Of Niagara County
    Contact: Jillian Moss
    Phone: 716-284-4131
    Email: lpoverdoserally@gmail.com

    ILNC is hosting the 5th Annual Lockport Overdose Awareness Day Rally at Veterans Park in Lockport, NY, on August 31 from 5pm to 8pm. This event is part of International Overdose Awareness Day. There will be speakers from different backgrounds affected by overdose, free Narcan training and resources, a candlelight vigil with a bell ringing ceremony for every life lost to overdose in Niagara and surrounding counties, and a memorial table to honor loved ones who have passed from overdose.

    San Diego

    California

    Activity: UCSD Emergency Medicine stands in solidarity with those who suffer the effects of Overdose
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:30 am
    Location: University of CaliforniaEmergency Medicine
    UC San Diego Health
    200 W Arbor Dr
    San Diego, CA 92103
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: University of California San Diego (UCSD) Emergency Medicine
    Contact: Dennis Whitmyer
    Phone: 16194719115
    Email: DWhitmyer@health.ucsd.edu

    UCSD Emergency Medicine will once again stand in solidarity with those who have suffered the effects of overdose.

    Presentation on Overdose signs and symptoms – Narcan use/orientation

    Newark

    Delaware

    Activity: 2021 IOAD Candlelight Vigil/Delaware
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Our 2021 10th annual Candlelight Vigil will be held at the T intersection of Route 896 and Main Street, near the Old University area of the University of Delaware, Newark Delaware. This event is sponsored by “atTAcKaddiction”, New Castle County Chapter.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: atTAcKaddiction
    Contact: Elizabeth L Perkins
    Phone: 3025986296
    Email: Liz@martyperkins.com

    Awareness and Remembrance: Time to Remember, Time to Act

    A Candlelight vigil of remembrance of those Delawareans who have lost their battle against SUD, including an Awareness opportunity to support and educate those families, who may be seeking resources, currently struggling with Substance Use Disorder.

    USA

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Somebody’s Someone
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Begin at North Park Gazebo, North Water St, Kittanning, PA 16201 (across from Arch St)
    End at Recovery Capital, 281 North McKean St, Kittanning, PA 16201
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Capital
    Contact: Shasta Wilkinson
    Phone: 724-548-8334 x504
    Email: recoverycapital@aicdac.org

    Event begins at 7pm at the North Park Gazebo. We will have resources for accessing help, family support groups, grief support and have Narcan to distribute. We will have 2 speakers and Name reading tribute of those lost to overdose. @ 8pm Candlelight Vigil begins. We will promenade a short distance to Recovery Capital and conclude the event with keepsake exchange. Event is FREE.

    Bremerton

    Washington

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Vigil: Celebration of Life for Loved Ones Who Have Died from Overdose
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Evergreen Rotary Park,
    1500 Park Ave, Bremerton, WA 98337
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation:
    Name of Organisation: Peninsula Harm Reduction Network
    Contact: Kaela Moontree
    Phone: 360-633-9757
    Email: kaela.moontree@kitsappublichealth.org

    We will hold a vigil to remember and honor those who have lost their lives to overdose. We will also provide naloxone and training on how to use it. COVID-19 vaccine education and vaccines will be available.

    Raleigh

    North Carolina

    Activity: 5th Annual NC Rally for Change
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: 1 E Edenton St,
    Raleigh NC, 27601
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation:
    Name of Organisation: NCAPDA
    Contact: Randy Abbott
    Phone: 336-210-3711
    Email: IOADraleighrally@gmail.com

    Raleigh Rally 2021 – Advocating for Change, Ending the Stigma, and Remembering our Lost Loved Ones.

    Join us for the 5th annual event as we come together to honor and remember those lost in North Carolina due to drug- or alcohol-related causes and offer support to those in or seeking recovery. From 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm we will hear important messages from a number of presenters. Starting at approximately 7:00 pm we will begin our candlelight vigil including a reading of names of loved ones lost from North Carolina.

    Fairbanks

    Alaska

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Walk
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: 724 27th Ave Suite 2
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Bridge
    Contact: Linda Setterberg
    Phone: 9073785859
    Email: lindase@iacnvl.org

    The Bridge is planning an International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) event in Fairbanks, Alaska, on Tuesday, August 31. We plan to walk from the river walk at Griffin Park next to the Morris Thompson Cultural Center at 4pm to Pioneer Park (aka Alaskaland). We will have overdose awareness presentations, a reading of the names of those lost to overdose around the state of Alaska, and resources available in Fairbanks for grief counseling, as well as treatment options for those at risk of overdose. We will also give away Narcan kits with fentanyl test strips.

    Helena

    Montana

    Activity: Montana Overdose Awareness
    Date: 29/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Pura Vida Wellness Center, Inc -2480 E Broadway Apt 12D, Helena, MT 59601Lewis & Clark Fairgrounds 93 W Custer Ave, Helena, MT 59602
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Pura Vida Wellness Center, INC.
    Contact: Shelly A Languell
    Phone: 4065589832
    Email: 406puravidawellnesscenter@gmail.com

    Raise Public Awareness through having a memorial vigil for those lost to overdose.
    We will have Naloxone trainer/distributer at the event.

    Dunellen

    New Jersey

    Activity: 5th Annual Overdose Awareness Ceremony
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00pm
    Location: Washington Memorial Park
    Washington Ave and First Street
    Dunellen, NJ
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dunellen Municipal Alliance
    Contact: Terri Albertson
    Phone: 732-668-7218
    Email: Dunellenma@gmail.com

    Information tables, music, statistics and information.

    Remembrance ceremony for those lost to or affected by overdose.

    Petersburg

    West Virginia

    Activity: Russ Hedrick RRC Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00pm
    Location: Petersburg Town Park, South Main Street, Petersburg, WV 26847
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Russ Hedrick Recovery Resource Center
    Contact: Roger Dodd
    Phone: 3046685157
    Email: rhrrcphg@gmail.com

    There will be speakers from political, religious, behavioral health and law enforcement agencies as well as coalitions on all facets of SUD treatment and recovery. There will be a live broadcast on radio and special events of remembrance for those lost to overdose. Training on spotting the signs of overdose and Naloxone/Narcan administration.

    Ames

    Iowa

    Activity: IOAD 2021 in Ames, Iowa
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am–noon
    Location: Ada Hayden Heritage Park, 5205 Grand Avenue, Ames, Iowa 50010
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    * Speakers targeting substance use disorder/mental health

    * Mom Warriors sharing their personal story/journey fighting our opioid crisis in Iowa (ending the stigma and silence)

    * NARCAN training

    * Giving away “Dose of Love” pouches

    (These will include a voucher to get a bottle of NARCAN after completing our training the day of our event. The “Dose of Love” pouches will also include a few other love-filled items.)

    Mount Vernon

    Ohio

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 404 South Gay Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Knox Substance Abuse Action Team
    Contact: Tina Cockrell
    Phone: 740-392-2200
    Email: tcockrell@knoxhealth.com

    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 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 set to take place on the lawn at 404 South Gay Street, Mount Vernon, beginning at 7:00 pm. Education will be provided about Narcan and participants can take home a Narcan kit as well as a KSAAT Resource Toolkit. Other organizations will be available to provide resources. The event will conclude with the Rastin Tower, footbridge and viaduct being illuminated in purple to symbolize awareness of overdose and its effects. Family members who have lost a loved one are encouraged to bring photos.
    By holding an event each year, Knox County is a global movement for understanding, compassion, and change. 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.

    Westampton

    New Jersey

    Activity: Candlelight Memorial Service
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 5 Pioneer Blvd, Westampton NJ Burlington County Amphitheatre
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Prevention Plus of Burlington County
    Contact: Chrissy Hoff or Joe Conlin
    Phone: 609-261-0001
    Email: shouting4shelby@gmail.com

    Candlelight Memorial Service & Remembrance

    Johnstown

    Alabama

    Activity: Cambria County IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: PNG Park
    90 Johns St.
    Johnstown, PA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cambria County Drug Coalition
    Contact: Natalie Kauffman
    Phone: 814-619-4505
    Email: natalie.kauffman@drugcoalition.org

    Join us as we gather together for our 5th Annual IOAD Event. This memorial service will begin at 7pm at PNG Park in Downtown Johnstown. The hour long event will include speakers, music and a book reading. As this is our 5th year we will feature the Empty Chair Memorial and place an empty chair for every life lost to overdose in Cambria County over the past 5 years. Families are encouraged to bring a picture or memento of their loved one to be place on one of the chairs. Additional chairs will be available to be placed for those who lost their life prior to our first event 5 years ago and their families are encouraged to participate in this memorial. The Stone Bridge will be lit in the Awareness Color of Purple at sunset. The event will also be streamed live to the Cambria County Drug Coalition’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CambriaCountyDrugCoalition

    Boise

    Idaho

    Activity: District IV International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 700 W Jefferson St, Boise, ID 83702, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Idaho Harm Reduction Project
    Contact: Sydnie Shirley
    Phone: 208-991-4574
    Email: sydnie@idahoharmreductionproject.org

    This event aims to raise awareness of fatal and nonfatal overdose, reduce the stigma of drug-related emergency and death, and promote public health through harm reduction initiatives such as naloxone education and distribution.
    Idaho’s event will take place in-person, outside Idaho’s Capitol steps.

    Casa Grande

    Arizona

    Activity: “A Walk To Remember”
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 am
    Location: Walk begins at Neon Sign Park, 408 N Sacaton St, Casa Grande, AZ 85122 and ends at Compass Christian Church, 1510 N. Casa Grande Ave, Casa Grande, Az 85122.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Compass Christian Church Celebrate Recovery
    Contact: Diane Kelly
    Phone: 540-226-8976
    Email: dkellyrocks@yahoo.com

    A 1 mile walk to remember those lost to an overdose. Once at the church, we will have loads of booths set up representing different organizations and resources in the community. We will also have food trucks, music, a memorial wall, free Narcan and Narcan training.

    Lake Charles

    Louisiana

    Activity: “Break the Silence”
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 3700 W Prien Lake Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70605Prien Lake Park.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Imperial Calasieau Human Service Authority/South West Louisiana Area Health Education Center
    Contact: Kristen Gonzalez
    Phone: 13378841420
    Email: kristen.gonzalez@swlahec.com

    Our event will highlight the stories and uplift victims families.

    Charlotte

    North Carolina

    Activity: Charlotte NC-International Overdose Awareness Day 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Carolina Center for Recovery and Charlotte Detox Centers
    7349 Statesville Rd
    Charlotte NC 28269
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Michaels VOICE Inc
    Contact: Betsy Ragone
    Phone: 7043017165
    Email: betsy@michaelsvoice.org

    Michael’s VOICE, Carolina Center for Recovery, Anchor of Hope Sober Living and Emerald School of Excellence are hosting this event to print the Charlotte Community together and provide an evening of remembrance, education and awareness.
    Prepare a luminaria for our candlelight vigil, enjoy food, get educated on local resources and grab a tee shirt!

    (More info as we get closer to event day)

    SANTA MARIA

    California

    Activity: Let’s Make A Difference overdose awareness event
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Pioneer Park
    1150 W Foster Rd
    Santa Maria CA 93455
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Let’s Make A Difference
    Contact: Danielle Murillo
    Phone: 8057206986
    Email: letsmakeadifferencesm@gmail.com

    Overdose awareness event with resource booths amd memory wall

    Wilmington

    Delaware

    Activity: Delaware International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 27/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Banning Canby Park
    Wilmington, DE
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Delaware Community Response Team
    Contact: Jaclyn Tomasetti
    Phone:
    Email: jtomasett@umusa.net

    Overdose awareness remembrance ceremony with local substance use organizations present

    Syracuse

    New York

    Activity: Narcan Training Drive Through
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: 906 Spencer St Syracuse NY 13204, large parking lot
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Prevention Network CNY
    Contact: Kein Trease
    Phone: 3154711359
    Email: Ktrease@preventionnetworkcny.org

    Join us as we work to raise awareness and educate our community for Overdose Awareness day 2021. Prevention Network, with support from the Onondaga County Health Department, will offer a drive-through set up to distribute medication disposal bags, train on how to use Narcan, give out Narcan kits, plus other educational, prevention material. We are glad to train you from your vehicle. Those who do not have access to a vehicle can be Narcan trained in our parking lot practicing social distancing. For more information, please call our office at 315-471-1359. Special thanks to Onondaga County Health Department for their participation in this overdose awareness day event. Pre-registration is encouraged but NOT required and can be completed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7PVBW2C

    Pontiac

    Illinois

    Activity: Overdose awareness
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 1319 n Chicago
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Patricia Hamilton
    Phone: 8155798088
    Email: Patti2profuse@yahoo.com

    Share stories
    Light candles
    Pictures

    Round Rock

    Texas

    Activity: Williamson County Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 21/08/2021
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: Old Settlers Park – Lake pavilion, 3300 East Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, Texas.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: LifeSteps – Williamson County Council on Alcohol and Drugs
    Contact: Rosana Sielaff
    Phone: 512 246-9880
    Email: Rosana@lifestepscouncil.org

    This is our 6th Annual Event. A day to recognize those who lost their lives to overdose, acknowledge the loved ones of those lost and give them support. Support those still struggling with substance use and recognize ways to stop the stigma of addiction. We have resource tables for other nonprofits, health organizations, treatment centers, grief support. Narcan will be available from Wilco Mobile Outreach. Program begins 9:30 am until 11:30 am. Speakers include persons who have survived overdose, family member of someone lost to overdose, founder of CLEAN CAUSE, and more. We have a memorial wall of pictures of those lost, then gather under a huge willow tree to have a prayers and then a memorial walk to the lakeside to relwaswcflowers into the water in remembrance of our loved ones lost. Cold bottled water provided. Fellowship and support. Please send pics of loved ones from Texas who died from overdose. Provide their name, DOB, DOD, town to donnapedia@gmail.com and I will add to our memorial wall.

    Adrian

    Michigan

    Activity: Day of HOPE (Health Ownership Prevention & Education)
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Adrian Farmer’s Market Pavilion – 101-181 Toledo St, Adrian, MI 49221
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Lenawee Community Mental Health Authority
    Contact: Madeline DeMarco
    Phone: 5172640181
    Email: mdemarco@lcmha.org

    A family-friendly community event celebrating behavioral health and wellness in Lenawee County. The event will feature a Naloxone training and distribution, a meet and greet with a mobile recovery unit, tables promoting local behavioral health resources, food, music, and fun!

    Galion

    Ohio

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Galion Square
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Project Noelle
    Contact: KELI Clark
    Phone: 4192712107
    Email: projectnoellehelps@gmail.com

    Speakers, Information tables, lighting of candles and readingbot names.

    Mount Joy

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day: A Time of Healing After Overdose Loss
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 4075 Old Harrisburg Pike, Mount Joy, PA 17552
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hospice & Community Care’s Pathways Center for Grief & Loss
    Contact: Patti Anewalt
    Phone: 717-391-2412
    Email: panewalt@hospicecommunity.org

    The purpose of this event is to connect those grieving an overdose death with others, learning from others what helps them cope. Participants are encouraged to bring a photo or memento of their loved one to display on our Memory Table. A panel of GRASP participants (Grief Recovery After Substance Passing) will share their experience of loss and how GRASP helps them. We will have Q & A along with local updates and a closing memorial.

    Las Vegas

    Nevada

    Activity: Las Vegas International Overdose Awareness Day Light Our Country Purple Event
    Date: 30/08/2021
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Welcome To Las Vegas Sign
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Moms Against Drugs and Drug Epidemic Awareness Walk Across America
    Contact: Debi Nadler
    Phone: +1 (702) 271-1666
    Email: Dnadler@cox.net

    Please join us as we light up the Las Vegas Sign Purple to honor our loved ones and to raise awareness and end the stigma of overdose. Feel free to bring pictures of your lost loved ones.

    Breese

    Illinois

    Activity: Clinton County International Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 09/01/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Main Pavilion-Northside Park Breese, IL 62230
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Cara Loddeke
    Phone: 6188039969
    Email: caraeloddeke@gmail.com

    Please see Clinton County Overdose Awareness Facebook page.

    Hastings

    Michigan

    Activity: BCSC Overdose Awareness Concert
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Thornapple Plaza
    301 E State St
    Hastings, MI 49058
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Barry County Serenity Club
    Contact: Cheyenne Ballard
    Phone: 6165701906
    Email: bcsc.sobriety@gmail.com

    We are putting on a concert to raise awareness of overdoses and the people effected.

    Corbin

    Kentucky

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Walk
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: E MONROE ST., Corbin, KY 40701
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kelsee Dewees
    Phone: 606-765-3077
    Email: kelseej.dewees@ky.gov

    The event is held on August 31, 2021, you may show up anytime between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
    OVERDOSE AWARENESS WALK will start at E MONROE ST, CORBIN, KY 40701
    FREE NALOXONE will be provided by The Kentucky Department for Public Health, the Kentucky Pharmacist Association and THE WHITLEY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT will be offering free Naloxone education and kits to everyone 18 years or older at SANDERS PARK, CORBIN, KY 40701.

    Oklahoma City

    Oklahoma

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Scissortail Park, 300 SW 7th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73109
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Substance Abuse Program – Dynamic Systems Technology
    Contact: Stephanie Paidoussis
    Phone: 405-228-5231
    Email: stephanie.paidoussis@dystech.com

    We are asking individuals to attend with a candle and wear the color purple to represent Overdose Awareness. The event will last approximately two hours, and we will be handing out various flyers and fact sheets listed on this website.

    Lexington

    Ohio

    Activity: Fusion and The 11/22 Project Night of Awareness and Rememberance
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Lexington Community Park, Plymouth St, Lexington, Oh
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jen Lemon
    Phone: 419-565-5441
    Email: the1122project@gmail.com

    We will have a number of speakers, there will be a time for people to share, information table.
    We have a memory wall and will do sky lanterns and a drums circle to finish out the evening. This will begin at 6 pm

    Yakima

    Washington

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: 120 S 3rd Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Triumph Treatment Services
    Contact: Francisca Torrico
    Phone: 5098534136
    Email: ftorrico@triumphtx.org

    Overdose Awareness day this year will be hosted live and in person at Franklin Park in Yakima, WA where we will have people share their personal experiences with everyone. There will be information and resources from many organizations in our community who are fighting for the same purpose. A tribute with purple flags set out in the open grass will be representative of each person we have lost in our county. We will also have a purple banner where people are welcomed to put up a picture of their loved ones who lost their live to an overdose. This is also a day of hope, in recognition of the tens of thousands of lives that have been saved from overdose, and a call to further action to end the overdose crisis.

    Jamestown

    New York

    Activity: Mental Heath Association International Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 31 Water Street Suite 7 Door 14
    Mental Health Association
    Jamestown, NY 14701Event location
    Jamestown Community College Campus
    525 Falconer Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County
    Contact: Allison Murphy
    Phone: 7163970140
    Email: allison.murphy@mhachautauqua.org

    I venue for different agencies in the Communities to come together at our Local College to support and provide information and recourses. I am the Overdose Response Peer, I will be doing Narcan training.

    Rockville

    Maryland

    Activity: Commemorative Photo Banner
    Date: 26/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Memorial Plaza, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville, MD
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Surviving Our Ultimate Loss
    Contact: Marielsa Bernard
    Phone: (240) 777-9196
    Email: mcrememberingourlovedones@gmail.com

    A short presentation with videos and a key speaker, with resources table. Individual weatherproof banners will be displayed outdoors.

    All loved ones will be featured on individual weatherproof banners that will be displayed outdoors with duplicate displays in Montgomery County and Frederick County, MD, beginning with a special program for families and friends in Rockville and in Frederick.

    Laconia

    New Hampshire

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Bartlett Beach
    150 Winnisquam Ave, Laconia, NH 03246
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Navigating Recovery of the Lakes Region
    Contact: Asheena Miller
    Phone: 603-524-5939
    Email: asheena@navigatingrecovery.org

    International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31st each to help raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths. We will hold a vigil to remember those who have died or have a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. We will have music, guest speakers, individual testimonies, ribbon tying and community resources available at the event.

    Thomasville

    North Carolina

    Activity: One goal a day is the secret to great achievements!!
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: 308 Carter dr Thomasville n.c 27360
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Shawnta
    Phone: 3365616999
    Email: Shawntastephenson144@gmail.com

    I will invite family and friends to help remember the family members and friends we’ve lost as well as show and talk to the younger ones still using also explain the risk of using and teach them to use narcan and not to be scared to call for help and never use alone incase something was to happen I would like to encourage them to join us in spreading awareness and saving lives

    Radford

    Virginia

    Activity: 4th Annual Candlelight Vigil for International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Bisset Park (gazebo)
    49 Berkley Williams Dr, Radford, VA 24141
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: New River Valley Community Services
    Contact: Mike Wade
    Phone: 540-961-8300
    Email: info@nrvcs.org

    After missing a year due to COVID-19, we will be conducting our 4th Annual Candlelight Vigil for International Overdose Awareness Day. Held outdoors at Bisset Park’s gazebo in Radford, Virginia, members of the community are invited to join us as we remember and honor those who have lost their lives to overdose and the disease of addiction.

    Billings

    Montana

    Activity: Overdose Awareness MT
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Rose Park Shelter -21st W & Ave C
    Billings, MT 59101
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Carol Keenan
    Phone: 14066708850
    Email: cjkeenan@bresnan.net

    A gathering to remember those lost to drug overdoses and to bring awareness and to help reduce the stigma of drug overdoses.
    Speakers, music, food trucks, Tshirts.

    Encinitas

    California

    Activity: Healing Through Action
    Date: 29/08/2021
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Encinitas Community Park
    425 Santa Fe Drive
    Encinitas, CA 92024
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: North County Justice Allies – Addiction Awareness Initiative
    Contact: Liz Young
    Phone: 7609172533
    Email: THEFOURYOUNGS@sbcglobal.net

    The Addiction Awareness Initiative of the North County Justice Allies invite you to light a candle and participate in an expressive arts ceremony to remember those we have lost. We will be partnering with the North County LGBTQ Resource Center and other Harm Reduction Partners in this event to educate and raise awareness of overdose, addiction and harm reduction. All are welcome to join us in this community event where we will come together to provide “Healing Through Action”

    Woodstock

    Illinois

    Activity: McHenry County International Overdose Awareness
    Date: 26/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Historic Woodstock Square Gazebo
    Benton Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition
    Contact: Laura Crain
    Phone: 8153344048
    Email: llcrain@mchenrycountyil.gov

    Motorcycle Ride
    Speakers
    Resources
    Naloxone Training
    Music
    Prizes

    Atlanta

    Georgia

    Activity: Metro Atlanta International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: To Be Determined
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Tori
    Phone:
    Email: overdoseawarenessdayatlanta@gmail.com

    Candlelight vigil
    Overdose prevention and harm reduction education
    More details to come
    Contact overdoseawarenessdayatlanta@gmail.com

    Prince Frederick

    Maryland

    Activity: “Light Calvert Purple”
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Calvert County, Maryland
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Non-profit Substance Abuse Prevention Education coalition
    Contact: Candice D’Agostino
    Phone: 4105353733
    Email: Candice.DAgostino@calvertcountymd.gov

    Our organization will partner with local community groups to distribute 1200 purple light bulbs to county residents and businesses to shine on August 31st. We will also provide Narcan training on this date at our county’s three community centers. In addition, we are planning a memorial event to occur that evening.

    Asheboro

    North Carolina

    Activity: 4th Annual Overdose Awareness Vigil.
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Randolph County Courthouse Parking Lot
    176 East Salisbury St
    Asheboro NC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Community Hope Alliance
    Contact: Kelly Link
    Phone: 336-465-1431
    Email: kellyalink@outlook.com

    220 pair of shoes to represent the 220 people who die everyday in the US from overdose line the sidewalks with purple ribbons.
    There will be a table for photos of your loved ones and a balloon release.
    Every one welcome to speak.
    There will be free Naloxone and training.
    CHA executive director will talk about CHAs numbers and other statistics.
    Free food and drinks.
    Tshirts, books, necklaces, and baked items for sale.

    Queens

    New York

    Activity: Walk A Mile In Our Shoes
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Starting Point J.H.S 194. 154-60 17th Ave Whitestone NY 11357
    11:00am Tuesday Aug 31 2021
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: James Raymond
    Phone: 7183440529
    Email: Jayray1389@icloud.com

    We will meet at J.H.S 194 and walk to Whitestone Park roughly a mile where there will be names read for those who’ve passed due to an OverDose a balloon let go ceremony and a story or two from an addict and a family member who has lost someone

    Sioux Falls

    South Dakota

    Activity: INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY CANDLELIGHT VIGIL
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Raven Outdoor Amphitheater
    205 E 6th St.
    Sioux Falls, SD, 57104 United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Melissa Flynn
    Phone:
    Email:

    We are holding a candlelight vigil at the outdoor Raven Amphitheater in downtown Sioux Falls next to the Arc of Dreams, which will be lit up in purple, the color to recognize International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Hear from families who have lost loved ones to addiction, as well as those who continue to battle substance use disorder. There will also be information on how to get help and what families can do to help a struggling loved one. Singer Elisabeth Hunstad will perform.

    Fowlerville

    Michigan

    Activity: International overdose Awareness Day event and vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: TBD
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mitchell’s Hope Inc
    Contact: Michele Wagner
    Phone: 517 775 5600
    Email: mitchellshope@gmail.com

    Mitchell’s Hope is hosting their 7th annual International overdose Awareness Day event and Candlelight vigil. Free Narcan Available

    Alexandria Louisiana

    Louisiana

    Activity: Millie Mattered Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 29/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Alexandria City Park
    City Park Blvd. 71301
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lilly harvey
    Phone: 3184031310
    Email: milliemattered@aol.com

    An event to bring awareness to the Overdose epidemic and what kind of impact it is having in our community.
    Testimonials from survivor’s and those who are effected by death of a loved one. candle lit visual at a memorial bench in city park.

    Jefferson

    Ohio

    Activity: Overdose Awareness
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: West 44th Street and Main Ave Ashtabula,ohio
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Ashtabula County Movement
    Contact: Pamela Carroll-Nesbitt or Tabitha Blevins
    Phone: 440-381-5906 or 440-319-4118
    Email: ashtabulamovement@gmail.com

    To raise awareness to the overdoses . To provide information for counseling, rehab, places to for shelter, to get a meal. We hope to get help to educate the narcan.

    Fort Myers

    Florida

    Activity: Let’s Light Up 41
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 2291 Jackson Avenue
    Fort Myers, FL 33901
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: A Voice in the Wilderness Empowerment Center
    Contact: Ramona D Miller
    Phone: 2398106648
    Email: 4runner4purpose@gmail.com

    Remembering those we have lost and here for those who need us. There will be speakers, free NARCAN training and distribution and more.

    Naperville

    Illinois

    Activity: Individual
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Free call in show on the new,free Emotional Core Therapy App which is scientifically proven to be the most effective psychological approach available worldwide to treat addictions. Once you learn how to use the ECT App,you have a psychological approach to identify and monitor happiness which is a goal of nearly all humans. The ECT model is very similar to Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy. The App has links to my books,training videos and journal articles on relapse and addictions. The ECT model is the only psychological approach that treats the true cause of addictions which is the underlying emotions. Call 630-788-1100 on date of event between 9-11am central time.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Robert Moylan
    Phone: 630-788-1100
    Email: bmoylan111@gmail.com

    Free call in show on the new,free Emotional Core Therapy App which is scientifically proven to be the most effective psychological approach available worldwide to treat addictions. Once you learn how to use the ECT App,you have a psychological approach to identify and monitor happiness which is a goal of nearly all humans. The ECT model is very similar to Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy. The App has links to my books,training videos and journal articles on relapse and addictions. The ECT model is the only psychological approach that treats the true cause of addictions which is the underlying emotions.

    Daytona Beach

    Florida

    Activity: 3rd Annual Keeping Hope: Overdose Awareness & Remembrance Day
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Daytona Beach Drive-In Christian Church
    3140 S. Atlantic Ave.
    Daytona Beach, FL
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Volusia Recovery Alliance
    Contact: Cathy Hartman
    Phone: 386-490-2234
    Email: heartful@cfl.rr.com

    Volusia Recovery Alliance is very excited to announce our Signature event happening on Saturday August 28th @ 5pm in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day! Save the Date!
    Please join our 3rd Annual Keeping Hope: Overdose Awareness & Remembrance Day sponsored by Halifax Health – Continuing Care.
    Our event focuses on awareness, remembrance and providing a safe space for that to happen.
    Please join our event on Facebook (link below) to learn more, invite others, share and help us get the word out.
    https://fb.me/e/1pcxIMGR0
    If you are interested in finding out about sponsorship, please go to our website:

    KEEPING HOPE 2021


    #VolusiaRecoveryAlliance #OverdoseAwareness #Remembering #Community

    Brighton

    Michigan

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Amber Reineck House
    Contact: Gina Wessel
    Phone: 8105992439
    Email: info@amberreineckhouse.org

    Downtown Brighton at the Mill Pond!
    Live Music. Testimony. Narc Can Training. Resources. Raffle.

    New City

    New York

    Activity: Rockland County Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 29/08/2021
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Tallman Beach and Pool Club
    2 Tallman Mountain Road
    Sparkill, NY 10976
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Friends of Recovery Rockland
    Contact: caren s schwartz
    Phone: 8455482086
    Email: schwartz.caren@gmail.com

    Gathering for those affected by substance use disorder overdose loss. Speakers, music, candle light vigil, information tables, Narcan training.

    Nicholasville

    Kentucky

    Activity: OD2A Community Day
    Date: 20/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: 210 E. Walnut St. Nicholasville, KY 40356
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Jessamine County Health Department
    Contact: Sidney Bisschop
    Phone: 8595500484
    Email: sidneyd.bisschop@ky.gov

    Bringing local community resources all in one space to show and support individuals/ local community who have been affected in any way with SUD.

    Chisago City, MN

    Minnesota

    Activity: Minnesota State Fair
    Date: 30/08/2021
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: 1265 Snelling Avenue North
    Saint Paul Minnesota
    55108-3003
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Doris Zacho
    Phone: 16513021106
    Email: Dzacho17@gmail.com

    We will be hosting a booth for the Minnesota State Fair held on August 30-31 and September 1st in the Kare 11 Healthcare Barn. This booth will be filled with resources-our son died of an overdose on April 7 2019.

    Fort Myers

    Florida

    Activity: Light Up the Sky: Remembering those we have lost and here for those who need us.
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 2291 Jackson Street
    Fort Myers, Florida
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: A Voice in the Wilderness Empowerment Center
    Contact: Ramona Miller
    Phone: 2398106648
    Email: 4runner4purpose@gmail.com

    We will RAP.
    A day of Remembrance, Awareness, and Prevention.
    Our guests will hear from speakers and will be trained in administering Narcan. We will end the evening by lighting candles as a symbol of safety for our loved ones battling addiction and releasing lanterns in honor of those we have lost.

    Cheektowaga

    NEW YORK

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Dingens Park
    Cheektowaga, NY
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Bonts World Foundation
    Contact: Ashley
    Phone: 7164192462
    Email: Bontsworldfoundation@gmail.com

    Overdose/opiate awareness event. Informational event. Narcan training. Drug dog demos

    Enfield

    Connecticut

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Enfield Congregational, United Church of Christ
    1295 Enfield Street
    Enfield, CT 06082
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Enfield Congregational, United Church of Christ
    Contact: Greg Gray
    Phone: 860-745-3646
    Email: Greg@EnfieldUCC.org

    Prayer vigil to remember those we have lost to overdose

    Sioux Falls

    South Dakota

    Activity: Community Resource Navigation to support SUD
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Online Training via Zoom for residents of South Dakota
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Helpline Center
    Contact: Taylor Funke
    Phone: 6052741411
    Email: taylor@helplinecenter.org

    Learn to navigate the resources in the online 211 database and Helpline Center app to help support the work you do with individuals who might be struggling with a substance use disorder. Become familiar with educations documents and resource guides to help guide those who might be struggling to be able to connect with support.

    Phillipsburg

    New Jersey

    Activity: Police Support Recovery – A Walk to Remember
    Date: 28/08/2021
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Shappell Park, Phillipsburg NJ
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Safe Harbor Easton
    Contact: Amanda Lance
    Phone: 610-258-5550 ex:253
    Email: Alance@safeharboreaston.org

    Free Event!
    Come and Support Overdose Awareness Day with 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. Special Guest: TJ Spitter and a special rememberance cermony at the bridge for Ofc Dominic Belcastro
    Pet Friendly, Kid Friendly!

    Vancouver

    Washington

    Activity: 5th Annual Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: TBA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lyn Anderson
    Phone: 3607028867
    Email: ohana.swwa@gmail.com

    Memorial, awareness, messages of HOPE and naloxone training for the community.

    The Woodlands

    Texas

    Activity: Montgomery County Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Stonebridge Church
    THE YOUTH BUILDING
    1 Stonebridge Road
    The Woodlands, TX 77382
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Montgomery County Overdose Prevention Endeavor
    Contact: sarah
    Phone: 12814359916
    Email: sarahhall7@aol.com

    Our 2021 event will focus on Education and Awareness in Montgomery County, Texas, and the surrounding Greater Houston area.

    We’re presenting a Memorial Walkway, as you enter the building, with pictures of people connected to Texas that have been lost due to substance use or an alcohol / drug related suicide.*

    Location:  StoneBridge Church

    Youth Building

    1 Stonebridge

    The Woodlands, TX 77382

     

    5:30 pm

    Doors Open

    Talk with local experts in our resource room & gather information on treatment centers, community support, grief support and much more!

    Enjoy light refreshments.

     

    6:30 pm

    Narcan demonstration (take home a free kit with Narcan)

     

    7:00 pm

    Guest Speakers including Montgomery County Justice of the Peace and Coroner, The Honorable Wayne L. Mack and House District 15 State Representative Steve Toth

     

    The program will end with a special musical performance by Cris Glockz and friends.

     

    Approximately 8:15 pm

    A balloon release will be held using biodegradable balloons, string, and clasps.

     

    Please follow us for more updates on Facebook at: Montgomery County Overdose Prevention Endeavor (M-Cope)  www.facebook.com/groups/748551165814349.

     

    * If you or your loved one have or currently live anywhere in Texas, or if they passed in our state, and you would like us to honor them, please send us their picture (no graphics or words on picture) so we may recognize them through a walkway picture and in our slideshow. Please include the following: name, date of passing, age at passing, their relationship to you, connection to Texas, and a sentence or 2 with something you would like to share about them.  The photos you send will also be used in a slideshow at our event. Send pictures to Kathygrasp@gmail.com

    Stroudsburg

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Memorial Drive
    Date: 29/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Event begins at Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church, 915 North 5th Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360Memorial Drive begins at the Wesleyan Church runs through down town Stroudsburg and ends at the Hughes Library on Route 611 in Stroudsburg.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Rays of Hope for Addiction
    Contact: Debra Hartley
    Phone: 610-751-6638
    Email: dlh304@yahoo.com

    Event begins at the Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church with vehicle window painting to honor lost loved ones and or messages of love and hope. Event will features Speakers, Vendors, NARCAN Distribution and Training, Reflection Music, Prayers for Lives Lost, Dedication Ceremony for the lives lost and County Proclamation.

    Event will culminate with participants lining up their vehicles to be escorted by local law enforcement for the 2 mile drive through down town Stroudsburg, up Main Street to Route 611, then ending and disbursing at the Hughes Library near the Stroud Mall.

    Church parking lot opens at 5:00 PM to decorate vehicles. Washable window paint provided.

    Event is an out door event

    Lenoir

    North Carolina

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Candle Light Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 225 Main Street NW
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Joshua S Buss Foundation
    Contact: Tracy Andrews
    Phone: 828-726-3058
    Email: tracyandrews@joshuasbussfoundation.com

    We will gather to remember those we have lost to overdose and drug -toxicity related deaths.

    Orlando

    Florida

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Candle Light Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Lake Eola
    Orlando Florida
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Project Noelle
    Contact: KELI CLARK
    Phone: 800-637-9956
    Email: projectnoellehelps@gmail.com

    Speakers, Resource Tables, Lighting of Candles

    Norwalk

    Ohio

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Candle Light Vigil
    Date: 29/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Suhr Park
    37 W. Main St
    Norwalk Ohio
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Project Noelle
    Contact: KELI CLARK
    Phone: 800-637-9956
    Email: projectnoellehelps@gmail.com

    Speakers, Resource Tables, Lighting of Candles

    Sandusky

    Ohio

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Candle Light Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Shoreline Park
    411 E. Shoreline Dr
    Sandusky Ohio
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Project Noelle
    Contact: KELI CLARK
    Phone: 4192712107
    Email: projectnoellehelps@gmail.com

    Speakers, Resouce Tables, Light of Candles