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Overdose Awareness Day 2023

Join us as our community gathers to remember those we have lost to overdose, and provide support to family and friends left behind.
August 31, 2023
6pm - 8pm
The School House Green

Each year the Oceanside Community comes together to commemorate the lives of our friends, family and neighbors that we have lost to Overdose.

Join us on August 31st at the School House Green where we will be planting flowers, and hosting a free outdoor Narcan training courtesy of our friends at Seafield Treatment Centers. There will be light fare, memorial crafts, live music and free prevention resources.

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Event Recap

Oceanside SAFE Coalition would like to extend our most sincere thanks to the community members, sponsors, partners and volunteers that came together to make our 3rd Annual Overdose Awareness Day such a beautiful and memorable evening for all. This day would truly not be possible without your support, and from the bottom of our hearts we thank you.

We were able to plant memorial flowers with the help of our incredible friends The Oceanside Warriors; thanks to the generous donation from Dee's Nursery and Florist. Seafield Treatment Centers provided a free outdoor Narcan training for the community where we were able to distribute 34 kits to attendee's. Oceanside Library provided a beautiful rock painting station where community members could decorate rocks to be displayed at our flower planting site in memory of those lost to overdose, and with an array of positive / uplifting messaging. Mount Sinai South Nassau, The offices of Senator Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick, Assemblyman Ari Brown, Assemblyman Brian Curran, and Councilwoman Laura Ryder were all in attendance to offer their support for the cause and provide resources to the Oceanside Community. The Kiwanis Club of Oceanside provided snacks / waters, and Mark Eriksen provided beautiful musical entertainment for the evening.

Throughout the month of August, we had support from the community who "went purple" to spread awareness in the name of eradicating the stigma associated with overdose and addiction. These organizations / businesses were: Oceanside Library, Dee's Nursery, The Offices of Councilwoman Laura Ryder, Senator Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick, Assemblyman Ari Brown and Assemblyman Brian Curran, Mount Sinai South Nassau, Strong Island Personal Training, For The Love of Shoes, EGP Oceanside, Friedberg JCC, Anchor Rx Pharmacy, Club Pilates Oceanside, Pure Barre Oceanside, The Chamber of Commerce and National Metal Industries.

May this day continue to serve as a lasting tribute to the departed, and may we continue to support community education efforts to one day #EndOverdose.

Thank you Oceanside Herald for covering this event - Check out the article here!

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