The Overdose Awareness Walk will be held Saturday, August 15, 2021 at the Walkway Over The Hudson, Highland Entrance, 87 Haviland Road, Highland, NY 12528.
Virtual participation is also welcome.
The event, which is organized by the Matt Herring Foundation, begins on the Highland side of the Walkway.
Go here to register: https://mattherringfoundation.org/
$30 per person plus $3.67 signup fee includes T shirt until Aug. 15th.
$25 per person plus $3.36 signup fee, no T shirt until Aug. 15th.
$200 per team up to 15 members plus $14.51 signup fee until Aug. 15th.
$100 for Memorial Banner plus $8.14 signup fee until Aug. 15th.
Participants are encouraged to fundraise in advance of the Walk.
Bring a memorial lock to add to the Overdose Love Lock Gate.
Walk day schedule:
8:30 am Sign up
9:00 am – Noon Walk
Guest speakers .
Proceeds from the Walk will benefit the Matt Herring Foundation whose mission is to provide assistance to individuals who are struggling with addiction as well as their families and loved ones, while working with providers, seeking and implementing services and finding alternatives to opiate abstinence.
To learn more, visit mattherringfoundation.org.
August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day.
There were nearly 71,000 overdose deaths in the United States in 2019.