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Overdose Awareness Vigil Planned for Aug. 31

For Immediate Release: 8/11/2022 4:18 pm

WORCESTER – International Overdose Awareness Day will be honored again this year in Worcester with a Vigil on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. 

The Worcester community is invited to join the families of those who have died from overdoses, area civic leaders, local organizations, and clergy who continue to be committed to addressing the tragic impact of overdoses on our community. 

This annual event is sponsored by the City of Worcester Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of the Worcester County District Attorney, and Worcester Interfaith.

The vigil, to take place behind City Hall, will include remarks from civic leadership and families, music, and a candle-lighting ceremony in honor of those who have died. 

Local organizations involved in responding to the overdose crisis and addiction will be on hand to share information and support services. 

Following the vigil, participants are invited to process to Winslow Peace Park (374 Pleasant St., Worcester) for a brief ceremony at the City Overdose Memorial. 

For more information, please email worcoverdoseawareness@gmail.com.

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