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1st Annual Statewide International Overdose Awareness Day Event

August 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


With fatal overdoses on the rise throughout our state and the nation, The Vermont Overdose Prevention Network (VOPN) and Team Sharing Inc. is holding a rally as part of the International Overdose Awareness Day campaign on August 31st. The purpose of our rally is to provide Vermonters with the opportunity to “Speak Up” publicly by attending; to send a message loud and clear.

“We Can do More to Save The Lives of Those Most At-Risk”! “We Must Do More!”

The VOPN is a grassroots coalition that brought together a group of concerned and deeply committed Vermonters for the express purpose of reducing the occurrence of drug overdose, and therefore the incidence of drug overdose death in Vermont. The advocacy network is statewide and supports the widespread availability of harm-reduction interventions, including Overdose Prevention Sites. VOPN is growing steadily and is dedicated to advocacy on behalf of people who use drugs. Our purpose is to save lives by supporting the expansion of Harm Reduction interventions in Vermont.

Team Sharing Inc. is a co-host of this event. Team Sharing is a national organization of parents who have lost a child to substance use disorder. They are providing a generous donation to have a pictorial memorial.

International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

To learn more about the IOAD, visit their website here.  or go to www.overdoseday.com

Join us at the 1st Annual Statewide International Overdose Awareness Day Event, on August 31st at the Statehouse Lawn in Montpelier from 5pm-7pm.

  • Honor those we have lost
  • Meet & Greet with local harm reduction providers
  • Stories from people with lived experiences
  • Powerful Speakers
  • Poetry and Music
  • Free Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

Please share the attached event flyers widely and feel free to utilize the included Instagram and Facebook post on your social media!

Thank you!

Martina Anderson (pronouns: she/her/hers)

Harm Reduction Program Manager, Vermont CARES

51 Church Street, Barre VT @ People’s Health and Wellness Clinic

Phone: (802) 528-1139

Email: martina@vtcares.org



August 31
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Vermont Statehouse
115 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633 United States
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