Flags at half-staff honoring A day of remembrance and awareness In honor of lost loved ones
WAYNE TOWNSHIP, NJ- Each year we lose thousands of people from drug overdose. Some survive but suffer a permanent injury, with devastating impact to their families and friends.
International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31 and provides an opportunity for us to reflect on individuals lost to drug overdose. We share the event with people who have experienced a loss as well as those who attend to support them. We share the important message that we must remove stigma and blame and search for practical ways to prevent overdose in our community.
The event will be at Wayne Townhall on 8/31 at 8pm. Candles are available for first 100 attendees also invited to bring their own chair and follow all CDC guidelines.
- Wear a mask
- Stay 6 feet apart and
- Please stay home if you have any symptoms of Covid-19
For high-risk individuals (over 60, pregnant or with underlying health conditions) we will be broadcasting this event online on our Facebook page so you can stay safe as well as participate. https://www.facebook.com/WayneAlliance/
In honor of this day, the Governor has respectfully requested all flags be flown at half-staff and the citizens of this State to observe "Overdose Awareness Day" with appropriate activities and programs each year. Flag Resolution: https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/SJR/85_I1.HTM
Wayne Township is not immune in this fight. You may have seen drug misuse around you or someone you love. As a community, we can share awareness, compassion and understanding. This event will help guests understand how overdose affects every single one of us and how prevention can make a difference.