INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY originated in 2001 in Melbourne, Austrailia when two advocates, Sally J. Finn and Peter Streker, got together to raise awareness of the risk of overdose; and remember those lost to overdose. Together they held a local event and handed out silver ribbons to anyone affected by overdose.. Since 2001 Overdose Awareness Day has extended to cities all around the world (including our very own State Capital, and now the Alamo City) to become International Overdose Awareness Day; held annually on August 31st.
WE, THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS ARE STANDING WITH OTHER CITIES ALL AROUND THE WORLD, AND PROCLAIMING AUGUST 31, 2017 AS INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY - SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS.
What is International Overdose Awareness Day - San Antonio, Texas?
IOAD - SATX is about AWARENESS, PREVENTION, INTERVENTION and REMEMBRANCE.
We as a city will raise Awareness on the risk of overdose due to street, and prescription drugs. Together we will aim for Prevention of substance use by youth in our city. They are the future of San Antonio. We will offer Intervention resources to those in the community in active addiction, and sadly, we will Remember those we have lost to overdose in our very own city of San Antonio, Texas. We as a city will not lose one more!
Please join us on the steps of City Hall as we present the Proclamation for International Overdose Awareness Day - San Antonio, Texas.
August 31, 2017
Steps of San Antonio City Hall
100 Military Plaza
San Antonio, Texas 78205
Immediately after the presentation we will 'walk for awareness' to Main Plaza. We will have local organizations set up at Main Plaza with informational tables to offer resources to the community from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. We will close with a remembrance ceremony.
For more information on the history of IOAD please visit: overdose.com
For more information on IOAD-SATX visit: facebook.com/IOAD.SATX
This event is brought to you in collaboration with:
The San Antonio Council for Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Main Plaza Conservancy
Event and information on Main Plaza is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.