Overdose Awareness Day will be observed at Austin Park in Batavia on Aug. 24

Posted 4 August 2022 at 8:52 am

Press Release, GCASA

BATAVIA – The GOW Opioid Task Force will be conducting the annual Overdose Awareness Day from 4 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 24 at Austin Park.

Task Force Coordinator Christen Foley said the event – started internationally in 2001 – is designed to help raise awareness of the opioid epidemic and remember the lives that have been lost due to an overdose.

“We will hear from speakers who have been affected by substance use and present information from local agencies,” Foley said. “Additionally, there will be live music, family activities, face painting and free Narcan training.”

Attendees also will be offered the opportunity to leave a note on the task force’s memory board for a deceased loved one.

Those interested in having a table at the event or to register for the Narcan training are asked to contact Foley at cferraro@gcasa.org.