Hope and Remembrance: An Overdose Awareness Day Event
We do hope. In light of our purpose, this event is intended to be both a memorial for those we have lost to addiction and their families, as well as a rally point to gather together all those impacted by addiction to combat stigma and to find hope. The tree planting ceremony, which commemorates the lives of those we have lost to overdose, is observed on or about International Overdose Awareness Day, which is August 31st each year. We schedule our event at a local public park on the Saturday closest to the 31st. Last year we had 130 volunteers and over 600 guests who attended and shared their stories and hearts. Please watch this video of the event.
In memory of lives lost, to raise awareness about overdose prevention and to celebrate the hope that is found in recovery, Voices Of Hope Lexington and its community partners are proud to sponsor this 6th annual event.
Interactive Memorial Space
Guests may display photos and memorabilia in tribute to lost loved ones
Bluebirds Of Hope
Write a memorial tribute or message of encouragement to share with others
An area set aside for self-guided, quiet reflection
For those who are grieving, in recovery, or seeking recovery from addiction
Overdose Response Training
Naloxone kit distribution
Free T-Shirts & Giveaways
While supplies last
Vendor Fair New This Year!
Community organizations wishing to host an information table about their services may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Free Picnic New This Year!
Stay after the event and enjoy free lunch and a relaxing time of fellowship