Light Up The World 2022
Time: 03:00 pm
Name of Organisation: Someone’s Child-Helping Hands
Contact: Robin Campbell
Every year our group honors our angels during the time of International Overdose Awareness in the month of August. We light a candle for our angels gone to soon, we speak their name. They are never forgotten. LUTW started with a simple idea on how to remember our loved ones and friends that have passed away due to SUD Substance Use Disorder. We needed to find a way that they would not be forgotten. In 2016 over 2,600 people attended and helped us shine bright only to exceed that number the past 2 years.
This is a world wide event that is open to everyone. We will light up the world in the memory of our loved ones we have lost as well as those still struggling to find their way to the road called Recovery and those of us already there. We must remember that alcohol is also a substance. It can kill. This can happen to anyone. It does not discriminate.
This disease is out of control. Approximately 251 people die each day due to an accidental overdose. Less people die in Automobile accidents daily. It has no mercy. It takes over your body, mind and soul.
A family awareness day is being held in Waxahachie Texas for anyone that can attend. Food, games, education, and Narcan training are available. For those that can not attend, you can join us online through Facebook. We light a candle, turn on your porch light, use fire pit, light up our memorial bags, whatever you would like. We post pictures of the event and share stories.
Let’s end the stigma and stand proudly together.
We TURN THE WORLD INTO SOMETHING MAGICAL.
We will remember our angels together.