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Overdose Awareness Day Vigil at City Hall on Aug. 31

By Tom Marino | August 31, 2023
Last Updated: August 31, 2023

WORCESTER –  A vigil in observation of Overdose Awareness Day will be held at Worcester City Hall on Thursday, Aug. 31, beginning at 5 PM. The public is invited to join the families of those who lost loved ones to overdoses and are committed to impacting overdoses in the community.

The vigil will be behind city hall and include remarks from families and a candle lighting ceremony to honor those lost to overdoses.

Local organizations will be on hand to share information and support services starting at 4 PM.

“It’s important to continue to come together to support those who have been impacted by overdoses and substance use disorder,” said Health and Human Services Commissioner Dr. Matilde Castiel. “As a community, we need to work to erase the stigma associated with addiction and offer help to those who are actively struggling.”

Following the vigil, attendees are invited to Winslow and Pleasant Peace Park at 374 Pleasant St. for a brief ceremony at the City Overdose Memorial.



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