Stand Together To Remember:         Overdose Awareness Day 8/31/17

On August 31, 2017, the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council of Orange County, in conjunction with Friends of Recovery Orange, is hosting a Stand Together to Remember Candlelight service in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day at Village Square in Goshen at 7pm. 

 

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held each year on August 31, when thousands of people worldwide will stand alongside the friends and families of fatal overdose victims to reflect on those who have been lost.  The event is organized on the understanding that no one need feel shame or disgrace over a drug overdose. It allows all who have been affected by overdose a chance to publicly mourn and help the wider community understand that no one is immune to the tragedy of overdose.

 

Jim Conklin, Executive Director of ADAC and Betsy Dunlevy and Ashley Villodas, Co-Chairs of FOR Orange will be leading this local event, where family and friends who have lost loved ones to overdose can participate in lighting a candle in remembrance. 

 

Participants are encouraged to bring a photo or token of their loved one to be placed by their candle and wear silver to show your support.

 

For more information please contact Ashley Villodas at avillodas@adacinfo.com or MaryAlice Presto at mpresto@adacinfo.com.

 

 

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