International Overdose Awareness Day

3PM – Tree planting and dedication
Join us on 8/31 at 3PM for a tree planting and dedication to remember those we have lost to substance use.
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4-6PM – Naloxone distribution at Claude Kehler Park made possible by a grant through Evangelical Community Hospital.

6-7:30PM – local people affected by substance use disorder will share their personal experiences as well as local resource information. Mr. Schneider and Miss America will end the evening with a keynote presentation.

Join us at 6PM with the link below:

The star of the Netflix Docuseries “The Pharmacist” will be the featured speaker at an event hosted through a partnership with several local non-profits and agencies on International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st.  Dan Schneider, The Pharmacist, will be the featured evening speaker at an event hosted in keeping with social distancing guidelines at Claude Kehler Park in Shamokin. Joined by Dan will by Miss America, Camille Schrier. Miss America is a Doctor of Pharmacy student and an advocate for prescription safety, and she is a certified Naloxone trainer. She will be discussing her initiative, Mind Your Meds: Drug Safety and Abuse Prevention from Pediatrics to Geriatrics.

The event will also be available through Facebook Livestream and is intended to feature the upcoming Riding Over Addiction event, an East Coast bike ride being undertaken by Bryon Carey, co-founder of DJ Choices. DJ Choices is a non-profit organization that uses engaging and high tech engagement as a means of sharing stories and educating teens about substance use disorder. Oasis Community Recovery Club will also share in the day’s festivities with sharing an update about their organization, located in Shamokin.
Individuals will also have the opportunity to donate during the event, either in person or online. Funding will support DJ Choices and Oasis.