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Nathan's Circle Candlelight Circle on the Beach

Nathan's Circle Candlelight Circle on the Beach

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We will have a candlelight circle on the beach outside of our office at 275 Millway holding a sacred space for our loved ones. This will be led by Hospice Chaplain Chuck Micciche who was with us at last year's event.

 Attendees need to register so we have enough candles. You are encouraged to bring your own lawn chair.

We will have a poster board with photos of our loved ones and everyone is encouraged to bring a photo if one has not been given to us already. 

RSVP: Kerry Bickford/[email protected]

Address

275 Millway
Barnstable , MA 02630
United States

Event Date

Stand out against Stigma Fall River

Anchored in Recovery Framingham Overdose Awareness

Foxboro The Stakes are High - Flag Placing

Stairway to Recovery Overdose Awareness- Brockton

Vigil at the Common- Woburn

Vigil at the Common- Woburn

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IN REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE LOST TO

SUBSTANCE USE

Please join us to remember those who have
passed and help bring awareness to the cause
WHEN: Thursday, August 25, 2022
WHERE: Woburn Common
6:30 PM-Name Signing
7:15 PM-Event Begins

Justin’s Voice in cooperation with the Mayor’s
Coalition against Substance Use Disorder.

Address

10 Common St
Woburn Common
Woburn , MA 01801
United States

Event Date

A New Way Overdose Awareness Vigil

Foxboro IOAD Event

12th Annual Gloucester Overdose Vigil - Luminaries & Love Display

12th Annual Gloucester Overdose Vigil - Luminaries & Love Display

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Join us as we come together once again to remember, heal and support. Walk the luminary display, make luminary bags or bring your own. Light the Boulevard with Love. Stay, Linger and Be Together. We Remember. Please consider bringing a donation of canned goods to help weigh down the bags. Collected items will be donated to the Open Door Food Pantry.

Address

99 Western Ave
The Flag Pole at the Cut Bridge
Gloucester, MA 01930
United States

Event Date

Springfield IOAD Event-Remembrance Walk and Resource Event

Brockton Area Prevention Collaborative Overdose Vigil by Candlelight

Scituate's 7th Annual Sunrise Service for International Overdose Awareness Day

Scituate's 7th Annual Sunrise Service for International Overdose Awareness Day

The Town of Scituate, Scituate FACTS Coalition and South Shore Peer Recovery invite everyone to a sunrise service on International Overdose Awareness Day, Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 5:45am at the Old Scituate Lighthouse.

 

Address

100 Lighthouse Road
Scituate Lighthouse
Scituate, MA 02006
United States

Event Date

International Overdose Day Sunrise Vigil at Harbor Park

Recovery Café Lowell- OAD Event

St Francis House- Room to Grow OAD Event

Butterfly Release and International Overdose Awareness Day Ceremony

Butterfly Release and International Overdose Awareness Day Ceremony

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In honor of International Overdose Awareness Day our annual butterfly release ceremony will be held on 8/31/22. Each attendee will receive a live butterfly to set free. Please rsvp so we know how many butterflies are needed. All are welcome.

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held each year and aims to raise awareness in the community 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.

Address

1 JFK Memorial Dr
Braintree, MA 02184
United States

Event Date

Anchored in Recovery IOAD Cookout

Memorial Flag Planting & Facebook Live

Memorial Flag Planting & Facebook Live

August 31st marks this year’s International Overdose Awareness Day.

On the morning of Wednesday the 31st, a small group of Overdose Prevention Fund volunteers will be planting 2,290 purple flags on the campus green to represent the lives lost to opioid-related overdoses in Massachusetts over the past year. Members of the public are welcome to join and plant purple butterflies throughout 💜

Address

55 Lake Ave N
Virtual Event
Worcester, MA 01655
United States

Event Date

New Beginnings Lawrence IOAD Remembrance Event

Hope for Holyoke

Plymouth Overdose Awareness Day Event

Bringing aWAREness Art Exhibition

Chris' Corner International Overdose Awareness Day

Fall River IOAD Event

Fall River IOAD Event

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Memorial 4:30 p.m. Procession 6:30 p.m.

 

4-6:30 pm Resource tables, Narcan Training, a walk-along memorial display, and more.

6:30-8:15 pm Prayer, dove release, recovery art contest, guest speakers, contemporary dancers, and musicians that will be wrapped up with a memorial video and a candlelight procession.

Address

1 Government Ctr
Post Office Sq. Northside of Government Center,
Fall River, MA 02722
United States

Event Date

RECOVER Project Greenfield Overdose Awareness Vigil

Their Light Shines On

Their Light Shines On

Assumption University, together with the community of students, family, friends, stakeholders, and organizations will join others all over the globe in hosting an event to remember the loved ones lost to overdose and take action to save lives. The Assumption University Overdose Awareness Event will run from 4-6 pm on August 31, 2022. The event will include voices from local families who have lost a loved one to an opioid overdose.

Address

500 Salisbury Street
Assumption University
Worcester, MA 01609
United States

Event Date

Greater New Bedford Opioid Task Force Vigil

NOWA Vigil

NOWA Vigil

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Join us 08/31/22 from 5-8 PM @ NOWA 9 Spring St Whitinsville, MA

 

5:30 PM - Narcan Information, Session/Training

6:00 Pm -  Speakers followed by our candlelight vigil

 

Refreshments will be served.

Address

9 Spring St
Whitinsville, MA 01588
United States

Event Date

Taunton's Overdose Awareness Day event

Living in Recovery Overdose Awareness Day Memorial and Vigil

Living in Recovery Overdose Awareness Day Memorial and Vigil

Join us in the community to honor those lost to overdose - We will gather at Pittsfield Common (100 First Street) for some awareness on the overdose epidemic in our community followed by a memorial service, honoring those we have lost and some connecting. Then walk to Park Square for a candlelight vigil and 62 seconds of silence honoring the 62 Overdoses in Berkshire County in the last year.

Address

100 First Street
The Common Park
Pittsfield, MA 01201
United States

Event Date

Smuggler's Beach South Yarmouth

Smuggler's Beach South Yarmouth

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Please bring a beach chair and a large photo of your lost loved one. We will have community resource tables, personal experience speakers, tributes to our loved ones, a candlelight vigil and a sunset prayer.

 

Guest Speaker: Charles Eubanks King Recovery Coach

 

Questions or to reserve a resource table: Dawn (508) 737-0086 or [email protected]

Address

220 South Street
South Yarmouth, MA 02664
United States

Event Date

Bridge Recovery Center Vigil

Bridge Recovery Center Vigil

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Please join The Bridge Recovery Center in collaboration with Devine Recovery Center and Medford Overcoming Addiction for our second annual Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil.
Wednesday August 31st 2022, starting at 6pm
All are welcomed to attend.
If you would like to have your loved one on the remembrance video please email
[email protected] with picture, Name, Date of birth, and Date of entrance into Heaven by August 25th.

Address

239 Commercial Street
Malden, MA 02148
United States

Event Date

Northampton Remembrance & Survival Awareness Event

Rural Recovery at The South County Recovery Center Vigil

The Red House- Martha's Vineyard OAD Event

International Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil- Marlborough

Becca Schmill Foundation- Needham International Overdose Awareness Day Event

City of Westfield International Awareness Vigil

Gardner IOAD Event- & Night of Hope Luminaries Lighting

Gardner IOAD Event- & Night of Hope Luminaries Lighting

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JOIN US FOR THIS FREE COMMUNITY EVENT FEATURING: MUSIC, SPEAKERS, MEMORIAL VIDEO, AND LUMINARIES!

Now Accepting Memorial Video Submissions - Deadline 8/19. Please send photo, name, date of birth, and passing to [email protected]

 

LUMINARY LIGHTING - 8:45 PM CITY HALL LAWN

Luminary bags can be decorated at Alyssa's Place and the Winchendon CAC - pick up/drop off available For more details contact Alyssa's Place @ (978) 364-0920

Address

1 Cottage Street
Gardner, MA 01440
United States

Event Date

STEPRox Overdose Awareness Vigil

Turning Point Walpole Overdose Awareness Vigil

Weymouth Candlelight Vigil

Quincy Overdose Vigil

Revere Overdose Memorial

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Nathan's Circle Candlelight Circle on the Beach

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We will have a candlelight circle on the beach outside of our office at 275 Millway holding a sacred space for our loved ones. This will be led by Hospice Chaplain Chuck Micciche who was with us at last year's event.

 Attendees need to register so we have enough candles. You are encouraged to bring your own lawn chair.

We will have a poster board with photos of our loved ones and everyone is encouraged to bring a photo if one has not been given to us already. 

RSVP: Kerry Bickford/[email protected]

Address

275 Millway
Barnstable , MA 02630
United States

Event Date

Vigil at the Common- Woburn

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IN REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE LOST TO

SUBSTANCE USE

Please join us to remember those who have
passed and help bring awareness to the cause
WHEN: Thursday, August 25, 2022
WHERE: Woburn Common
6:30 PM-Name Signing
7:15 PM-Event Begins

Justin’s Voice in cooperation with the Mayor’s
Coalition against Substance Use Disorder.

Address

10 Common St
Woburn Common
Woburn , MA 01801
United States

Event Date

12th Annual Gloucester Overdose Vigil - Luminaries & Love Display

Event Image

Join us as we come together once again to remember, heal and support. Walk the luminary display, make luminary bags or bring your own. Light the Boulevard with Love. Stay, Linger and Be Together. We Remember. Please consider bringing a donation of canned goods to help weigh down the bags. Collected items will be donated to the Open Door Food Pantry.

Address

99 Western Ave
The Flag Pole at the Cut Bridge
Gloucester, MA 01930
United States

Event Date

Scituate's 7th Annual Sunrise Service for International Overdose Awareness Day

The Town of Scituate, Scituate FACTS Coalition and South Shore Peer Recovery invite everyone to a sunrise service on International Overdose Awareness Day, Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 5:45am at the Old Scituate Lighthouse.

 

Address

100 Lighthouse Road
Scituate Lighthouse
Scituate, MA 02006
United States

Event Date

Butterfly Release and International Overdose Awareness Day Ceremony

Event Image

In honor of International Overdose Awareness Day our annual butterfly release ceremony will be held on 8/31/22. Each attendee will receive a live butterfly to set free. Please rsvp so we know how many butterflies are needed. All are welcome.

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held each year and aims to raise awareness in the community 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.

Address

1 JFK Memorial Dr
Braintree, MA 02184
United States

Event Date

Memorial Flag Planting & Facebook Live

August 31st marks this year’s International Overdose Awareness Day.

On the morning of Wednesday the 31st, a small group of Overdose Prevention Fund volunteers will be planting 2,290 purple flags on the campus green to represent the lives lost to opioid-related overdoses in Massachusetts over the past year. Members of the public are welcome to join and plant purple butterflies throughout 💜

Address

55 Lake Ave N
Virtual Event
Worcester, MA 01655
United States

Event Date

Fall River IOAD Event

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Memorial 4:30 p.m. Procession 6:30 p.m.

 

4-6:30 pm Resource tables, Narcan Training, a walk-along memorial display, and more.

6:30-8:15 pm Prayer, dove release, recovery art contest, guest speakers, contemporary dancers, and musicians that will be wrapped up with a memorial video and a candlelight procession.

Address

1 Government Ctr
Post Office Sq. Northside of Government Center,
Fall River, MA 02722
United States

Event Date

Their Light Shines On

Assumption University, together with the community of students, family, friends, stakeholders, and organizations will join others all over the globe in hosting an event to remember the loved ones lost to overdose and take action to save lives. The Assumption University Overdose Awareness Event will run from 4-6 pm on August 31, 2022. The event will include voices from local families who have lost a loved one to an opioid overdose.

Address

500 Salisbury Street
Assumption University
Worcester, MA 01609
United States

Event Date

NOWA Vigil

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Join us 08/31/22 from 5-8 PM @ NOWA 9 Spring St Whitinsville, MA

 

5:30 PM - Narcan Information, Session/Training

6:00 Pm -  Speakers followed by our candlelight vigil

 

Refreshments will be served.

Address

9 Spring St
Whitinsville, MA 01588
United States

Event Date

Living in Recovery Overdose Awareness Day Memorial and Vigil

Join us in the community to honor those lost to overdose - We will gather at Pittsfield Common (100 First Street) for some awareness on the overdose epidemic in our community followed by a memorial service, honoring those we have lost and some connecting. Then walk to Park Square for a candlelight vigil and 62 seconds of silence honoring the 62 Overdoses in Berkshire County in the last year.

Address

100 First Street
The Common Park
Pittsfield, MA 01201
United States

Event Date

Smuggler's Beach South Yarmouth

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Please bring a beach chair and a large photo of your lost loved one. We will have community resource tables, personal experience speakers, tributes to our loved ones, a candlelight vigil and a sunset prayer.

 

Guest Speaker: Charles Eubanks King Recovery Coach

 

Questions or to reserve a resource table: Dawn (508) 737-0086 or [email protected]

Address

220 South Street
South Yarmouth, MA 02664
United States

Event Date

Bridge Recovery Center Vigil

Event Image

Please join The Bridge Recovery Center in collaboration with Devine Recovery Center and Medford Overcoming Addiction for our second annual Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil.
Wednesday August 31st 2022, starting at 6pm
All are welcomed to attend.
If you would like to have your loved one on the remembrance video please email
[email protected] with picture, Name, Date of birth, and Date of entrance into Heaven by August 25th.

Address

239 Commercial Street
Malden, MA 02148
United States

Event Date

Gardner IOAD Event- & Night of Hope Luminaries Lighting

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JOIN US FOR THIS FREE COMMUNITY EVENT FEATURING: MUSIC, SPEAKERS, MEMORIAL VIDEO, AND LUMINARIES!

Now Accepting Memorial Video Submissions - Deadline 8/19. Please send photo, name, date of birth, and passing to [email protected]

 

LUMINARY LIGHTING - 8:45 PM CITY HALL LAWN

Luminary bags can be decorated at Alyssa's Place and the Winchendon CAC - pick up/drop off available For more details contact Alyssa's Place @ (978) 364-0920

Address

1 Cottage Street
Gardner, MA 01440
United States

Event Date