International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held one day during the last week in August each year and aims to raise awareness 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. This is a beautiful, powerful, meaningful evening and a wonderful way to show your support and love for those affected by addiction.
In coordination with the Mercer County Prosecutor’ s Office, The Mercer County Police Chiefs Association, Mercer Council and the Prevention Coalition of Mercer County, this event will be held in Central Park, Lawrence Township, 100 Dave Nevius Way. The evening will include guest speakers, vendor tables, a commemorative shoe display (please feel free to bring a pair of shoes worn by or symbolic of lost loved one) and a memory picture table. The evening will conclude with an interactive candlelight vigil.
100 Dave Nevius Way