Overdose Awareness Day, August 31

Posted on 8/23/2017 2:22:44 PM

The Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute for Community and Behavioral Health (MARTI) is collaborating with the Department of Sociology and the Center for Health and Well-Being to present Overdose Awareness Day at IUP on August 31 in the HUB Ohio Room.

This event is part of MARTI’s outreach initiative that addresses the opioid overdose crisis in Western Pennsylvania, particularly the heroin problem in Indiana and surrounding counties. 

Overdose Awareness Day takes place Thursday, August 31, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room. The event’s many activities include guest speakers and information tables by IUP and community organizations, and opportunities to write tributes and speak out to honor someone lost to overdose. There will also be live music and light refreshments.

At dusk, participants can walk in a lighted memorial procession through the Oak Grove to support recovery and to remember those lost to overdose. Attendance vouchers will be available.

For more information, please contact Lisa McCann at l.mccann@iup.edu.