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Overdose Awareness Day-Healing Our Community With Hope: Walk & Vigil

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The Lutheran Foundation (Lutheran Park)

3024 Fairfield Avenue

Fort Wayne, Indiana 46807

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Please join us on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 6 p.m. EST as we fill our hearts and community with hope, for Allen County's first annual Overdose Awareness Day Event. This will beigin at 6 p.m.

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Speakers at Event:

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry, Former Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, Allen County Health Commissioner Deborah McMahan, M.D., Fort Wayne Police Department Vice & Narcotics Division Cpt. Kevin Hunter, Andrea Schroeder, Community Advocate, and Mickey Ashpole, Director of Community Outreach for Waters Edge Recovery are all planning to attend and show their support and hope for our community in overcoming this epidemic.

Soul35 band begins at 6 p.m.

There will be opening comments, a balloon release, walk, and Vigil begins at 7 – 8p.m. to honor those who lost their lives to overdose and those who survived. The focus of this event is HOPE and hope for families.

If you have lost a loved one to overdose, please bring a picture or treasured item to display at the vigil. Many family members bring their loved ones shoes to display. Please feel free to be creative.

Also available at the event, a resource table with educational flyers/handouts, FREE NARCAN (NALOXONE) DEMONSTRATIONS, 50 FREE NALOXONE KITS AVALIBLE ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS FROM OVERDOSE LIFELINE, as well as an opportunity to join a new community support group.

Link for facebook event below

https://www.facebook.com/events/136171063634860??ti=ia

FAQs

Will there be free Parking?

Yes, in lot across from park


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No-This Event Is Kid Friendly

What can I bring into the event?

If you have lost a loved one to overdose, please bring a picture or treasured item to display at the vigil.

Many people display loved ones shoes for Internationl Overdose Awareness Day

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email: megan.tinkel@allencounty.us

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No

Can I update my registration information?

Yes


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3024 Fairfield Avenue

Fort Wayne, Indiana 46807

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