Overdose Awareness Day Weds Aug 31

By Seth Daniel

Revere is kicking off Recovery Month with a special event on Wednesday, Aug. 31, on the American Legion Lawn in honor of Overdose Awareness Day.

The event will begin at 4 p.m. on the American Legion Lawn and will serve to highlight services and to bring attention to the 10th annual Revere Beach Memorial later in September.

“It’s really a way to kick off Recovery Month and celebrate the fact we’re having the vigil again and it’s the 10th anniversary of that event,” said Julia Newhall. “We have a lot going on for Recovery Month in September and we’ll highlight the events.’

Mayor Brian Arrigo is scheduled to speak, as are two mothers who have lost their children to drug overdoses. There will also be comments by a person in long-term recovery and the coordinator of the new drop-in center.

A bake sale will also be there to benefit Just a Little Help Burial Foundation, which helps families in need with money to help bury those lost to drug overdoses.

Finally, those in attendance will be asked to sign on to Gov. Charlie Baker’s Stamp Out the Stigma pledge.

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