This month, the Town of Auburn will be coming together as a community to recognize overdose awareness. This inaugural event, “Auburn’s Vigil of Hope” will be held on Tuesday October 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Auburn High School. The event is expected to last a half hour.
This evening of overdose awareness is the first of many educational opportunities the Town has planned over the next year to raise awareness and provide education around opioid prevention. The event will feature remarks from community leaders, a family affected by the opioid epidemic and a spiritual reflection for unity & hope. Future events will be directed towards middle school children and their parents.
Darlene Coyle, Auburn’s Director of Public Health said, “Our hope is to get the community talking about the opioid epidemic and to provide as much educational material as possible. We want the citizens of our community affected by opioids to know they are not alone and help is available”.
The color purple is symbolic of overdose awareness, so organizers of the vigil are asking those in attendance to wear anything purple to show your support. Questions regarding the vigil should be directed to the Auburn Board of Health at 508-832-7703.