Submitted By: Kate Porter
Subject: Light Up the Deck: International Overdose Awareness Event
Message: Conemaugh Health System and the Cambria County Drug Coalition will host Light Up the Deck, an International Overdose Awareness Event, on Thursday, August 31 from 7 to 8:45 pm at the Inclined Plane Observation Deck.
The event will include drug overdose and treatment information displays by Conemaugh Health System, Cambria County Drug Coalition, 2-1-1, Cambria County Single County Authority, The Healing Patch, and Magellan Healthcare.
An LED candlelight vigil for deceased, recovering, and currently addicted individuals will be held at 8 pm, followed by guest speaker, Anthony Paolillo, a recovering addict.
“It’s important for us to come together as a community during the current drug abuse epidemic,” says Tess Bradley, Drug and Alcohol Education for Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
“We encourage individuals to attend this event and bring a photo of a loved one who is impacted by addiction. We will specifically remember all those we have lost.”
This event is free and open to the public. For questions or additional information, please contact Tess Bradley at (814) 534-9926.