50 lives were lost in six months in Marion County due to overdose this year. 50 families left reeling from the loss of a loved one and wondering what they could have done differently to help them battle their illness. Meanwhile, more opiates are finding their way onto the streets of our city and into the hands of our citizens at an alarming rate. Overdose-Lifeline, Inc., a non-profit established following the death of its founder’s son, is on a mission to carry the message of hope to individuals, families and communities affected by addiction. With that mission in mind we invite you to attend a special gathering to remember those lost to an overdose and support the loved ones left behind.
Meet with Overdose-Lifeline, Inc. board members and volunteers, hear from Indiana State Senator Jim Merritt. Invitations have been extended to Senator Joe Donnelly’s office, Congresswoman Susan Brooks, as well as the Marion County Director of Public Safety to join us in discussing what can be done as a community to tackle this growing problem.
You can help provide support to those in our community, raise awareness and bring attention to available resources by sharing this information:
International Overdose Awareness Day Picnic and Candlelight Vigil
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Picnic: 6 pm; Ceremony: 7 pm
Juan Solomon Park
6100 Grandview Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46228
Click here to download the poster shown below and spread the word about this important event: