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Mark your calendars! If you are in the area, please come join us on Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 7 to 9 pm at Riverfront Park in Downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. We are partnering with the NC Harm Reduction Coalition, Heart of Wilmington and B.A.C.K. O.F.F. of Brunswick County to sponsor a Candlelight Vigil in remembrance of those we’ve lost to an overdose, to encourage those who are struggling and to celebrate those who are in recovery.

The event is FREE and we are building a list of speakers for the event. If you would to speak at this event please email us a summary of your story at NC Parents Coalition for CHANGE .

Please keep checking our Events page for updates. The only thing you will need to bring is a candle and something to light it with. We look forward to seeing you there!

2 thoughts on “National Overdose Awareness Day

  1. To Whom it Concerns,
    My name is Ray LaCroix I am a singer songwriter from Nashville, TN and I am reaching out to you today to share with you a prevention song called “Look at Yourself”. My song has been getting some national attention and I wanted to share some information with you and the song. On June 4th the song was released on wingsofencouragement.org and it was just amazing. We have had 100,000 views and 1100 shares in a very short amount of time; I have also received many comments from people all around the world thanking me for writing the song and stating that the words touched them to their core and soul. Little do they know, just by them saying that, their words actually touched me to the core. The song is being featured on many sites currently. Recently I was contacted by members of National Overdose Day and I am excited to say “Look at Yourself” will be featured at one of their events in Brisbane City, Australia. The City Hall and surrounding buildings will be lit up purple and I’m sure it will be amazing. I am honored that they will be sharing it to help families that need some hope and comfort. The song will also be sung by Ms. Lauren Staub of Old Bridge, New Jersey at their National Overdose Day event. Miss Staub works with the New City York Opera and was a recent candidate for Miss America, her platform is addiction. She is an amazing vocalist and piano teacher. The video will also be posted on National Mothers of Single Mothers and Children this weekend on their facebook page. The song is a personal story within my own family and this is how I was inspired to write it after hearing my niece tell me of her husband’s drug addiction. I also wanted to share the song with you to see if you would like to include it in your event. I am attaching the song/video for you to listen to and if you think it may be fitting I would be honored for you to share it at your event. I have the video or just the audio of the song. I look forward to hearing back from you soon if you are interested in sharing at your event. Thank you and God Bless.
    Ray LaCroix

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