Candlelight vigil for Overdose Awareness Day set for Aug. 31

The Face of Addiction is Mine campaign, in conjunction with NRVCS, will host a candlelight vigil and awareness program to mark the annual observance of International Overdose Awareness Day on Friday, August 31.

The event will be held at the Bisset Park gazebo in Radford, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Interested members of the community are encouraged to attend. There is no cost to participate and candles will be provided.

International Overdose Awareness Day originated in Melbourne, Australia in 2001. This will be the second year for the local event. Over 100 people attended last year’s candlelight vigil at Bisset Park.

For those unable to attend this year’s event, you can watch the live stream on The Face of Addiction Is Mine campaign’s Facebook page.