Voices of Hope:  Events

Saturday, August 24, 2019 // 10am-1pm Jacobson Park, Shelter #6

Voices of Hope: 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

Memorial Tree

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 

Community organizations wishing to host an information table about their services may contact us at info@voicesofhopelex.org for more information

Free Picnic 

Stay after the event and enjoy free lunch from DV8 Kitchen and live music