Candlelight Vigil to mark International Overdose Awareness Day hosted by Fairfield CARES Community Coalition and the Fairfield Health Department.
Tuesday, August 31st at 7pm
Resources, Testimonials, Music, Remembrance, Community, Understanding
All Are welcome
Prior to the vigil, join us for a free community screening of the powerful film 'If They Had Known' at the SHU Community Theatre at 5:30 pm. The 35-minute screening will be followed by a short Q&A.
Proclamation by Brenda Kupchick, First Selectwoman of Fairfield, CT
For a copy of the press release click here.
A recording of the 2020 virtual vigil is available to view here:
To see pictures from a past year's IOAD vigil in Fairfield visit this link to a Connecticut Post Article and the video below. Download IOAD Factsheets here (select category International Overdose Awareness Day Fact Sheets):
Why do we observe International Overdose Awareness Day?
Listen to the song 'Sober' by Connecticut artist Jordan Meyer set to images from the Memorial Poster Project by Today I Matter, Inc. to honor those lost to substance use disorder:
Watch the short clip "One Decision":
For updated overdose fatality numbers in Connecticut, visit this interactive dashboard maintained by the Connecticut Department of Health on its page dedicated to Opioids and Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention.