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August
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International Overdose Awareness Day Event

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 7:30pm - 8:30pm

International Overdose Awareness Day Event

Location: Raven Industries Amphitheater, 205 E. 6th Street (across from the Arc of Dreams)

Each day 223 people die of drug overdose deaths in the United States. Come to this free, evening event centered on awareness and education, which will include presenters sharing stories of loss and recovery with a remembrance ceremony. At the conclusion of the remembrance ceremony, luminaries will be placed to remember lives lost to overdose followed by lighting the Arc of Dreams.


Speakers include: Mayor Paul TenHaken, Angela Kennecke, Alicia Steinfurth, Marcia Lenard, Jessica Pfau, and Mary Ann & Alexa Giebink. To share your loved ones name during the ceremony, register at www.emilyshope.foundation/new-events.

The public is invited to attend this event, which is sponsored by the Emily's Hope, Face It Together, Helpline Center and Ransom Church, with support from The Flower Mill, Beal Distributing and Raven Industries.