BRIDGEWATER — Town Manager Michael Dutton wishes to share information with the Bridgewater community about the Brockton Area’s 2021 Overdose Vigil by Candlelight, which will take place later this month.
Tuesday, Aug. 31
Resources will be available starting at 6:30 p.m. and the ceremony will begin at 7 p.m.
Outside the Fine Arts Auditorium at Brockton High School, 470 Forest Ave., Brockton
According to a May Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) report, there were 2,035 overdose deaths confirmed in the state of Massachusetts in 2020, the highest number of confirmed overdose deaths since 2016.
The Brockton Area’s 2021 Overdose Vigil by Candlelight will honor those who have been lost to an overdose and their loved ones. The vigil will provide those who are grieving a safe space to remember their loved ones, those in recovery a place to share their strength, and those who are still struggling a place to be with others who are there to stand in solidarity and help them to know that they are not alone.
Throughout the ceremony there will be speakers and musical performances. The ceremony will conclude with a memorial slideshow.
This event is sponsored by the Brockton Area Prevention Collaborative, the Brockton Mayor’s Opioid Overdose Prevention Coalition, Bridging L.I.V.E.S., E.B. Hope, Rockland C.A.R.E.S. and Whitman-Hanson WILL.
Bridging L.I.V.E.S. is the local substance use prevention coalition serving Bridgewater and Raynham. The coalition aims to prevent and reduce substance use by increasing awareness, providing education and offering support within the community. It is part of the Brockton Area Prevention Collaborative.
For more information, visit: www.OpioidOverdosePrevention.org.