Stanly County Project Lazarus will host Overdose Awareness Day event

Published 9:23 am Tuesday, August 16, 2022

In observance of International Overdose Awareness Day, Stanly County Project Lazarus will sponsor a Remembrance Walk and Service. This family friendly event will be at Stanly YMCA park, 115 C.B. Crook Dr., Albemarle, 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 31.

The service will include local pastors and speakers from the recovery community. Other observances include luminaries to honor those affected by overdose, a field of 3,499 purple flags to represent the lives lost to overdose in North Carolina in 2021 and a remembrance walk. Local prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery resources will have information to share with the community.

International Overdose Awareness Day seeks to create better understanding of overdose, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths and create change that reduces the harms associated with drug use.

Stanly County Project Lazarus is a substance use prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery coalition. This coalition works to develop relationships, practices and procedures to increase the ability to respond to substance use in the community.

For more information, contact Wendy Growcock, Stanly County Project Lazarus
coordinator, at wgrowcock@stanlycountync.gov – or visit the Stanly County Project
Lazarus Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/stanlycountyprojectlazarus/ .

To purchase a luminary that will be displayed at the event, visit https://www.willsplacenc.org/donate-1 and look for Overdose Awareness Day Event
2022.