OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 1001 MUSEUM CIRCLE 5:00-8:30 pm 8/31/2021
Please plan on attending.. First ever- International Overdose Awareness Event in Jacksonville! It is time to #HONORNOTSHAME OUR LOSSES! ALL of our legislators from the Governor to the State Attorney-Melissa Nelson to Sheriff Mike Williams to Mayor Lenny Curry and all 14 City Council Members have been invited. Along with every media outlet. It is time our children and loved ones: Spoke! We are their Voices. EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
We have worked so hard and diligently for our community that even our Food Truck is owned and run by a Father of Loss. Mike’s YUM YUM COME GET YA SOME! Cameron.. Mike’s son will be honored also with a poster board and a pair of shoes. Make sure you hug Mike’s neck!
Nestled along the St. John’s Riverfront with beautiful views of downtown Jacksonville and the Acosta Bridge (which will be lit purple for the event.) As well as partners of ours, across the river, turning their top stories purple in honor and remembrance of the beautiful lives and loves we have lost. We will have local resources participating in the event. Mental Health, MAT Practioners, Homeless resources, Food Insecurity, Treatment Facilities offering several different pathways, Medical professionals, Dental resources, Food Trucks, Music, Training and free Narcan
WE BELIEVE You will be pleasantly surprised at who is there to speak. Who we have already sent “Save The Date Cards” too. As well as, Media outlets that will be present.
**THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC**
We ask those who have lost someone to please bring a poster of their loved one. (Contact Bonny or Cami for details)
NOTHING SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS..EXCEPT THESE BEAUTIFUL FACES!
bonny@Radheartstrings.org or Daughtershineinc.com
Come to be loved, hugged in a safe, judgement free area. This night is ALL about our losses. Vigil candles, Tea Cups etc. will be available at the event.
.** We asked that those who have lost someone bring a pair of shoes**. Bringing awareness by lining the Riverwalk with broken hearts and dreams. Shoes that never had the opportunity to walk their path.
2020-93,000 (approx.) lost- 254 people per day. One every 8 minutes.
2019- 70,693 lost-193 people per day
2018- 67,363 lost- 185 people lost per day
2017-70,327 lost- 192 people lost per day
1999 to present- 841,000 people lost
WHEN IS ENOUGH.. ENOUGH?