Overdose Awareness Memorial Walk and Ceremony Planned for Abbotsford

This year, on International Overdose Awareness Day, communities around the world will come together to remember those who lost their lives to overdose, including Abbotsford.

The LIFE Recovery Association, in partnership with Telecare Crisis & Caring Line, will host an awareness memorial walk and ceremony on August 31 in Abbotsford.

“We spent the last year raising awareness about the overdose crisis and the many deaths that were not honored at funerals because of the pandemic,” said Coretta Holmes, executive director of the Life Recovery Association. Event has started.

In 2021, BC Emergency Medical Services responded to 35,525 overdoses. Between last year’s awareness day and his May 30th of this year, BC Statistics said he had 1,740 overdose deaths, a 32% increase from the previous year.

“It is this knowledge that drives us to do more,” said Holmes.

The 22nd International Overdose Awareness Day is an annual global campaign to end overdoses, remember without prejudice those who have died, and acknowledge the grief of family and friends left behind. People can attend local awareness events, use the hashtag #EndOverdose to post tributes to loved ones who have died of an overdose on her social media, or donate to local causes to help prevent overdoses. You can spread the message that it is preventable.

A family-friendly event will be held on August 31 at Picnic Shelter 4 in Mill Lake Park. The welcome and walk will begin at 6:30pm and the memorial service will begin at 7:30pm. Beloved by bringing a framed photo to display.

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Overdose Awareness Memorial Walk and Ceremony Planned for Abbotsford

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