International Overdose Awareness Day: SUDI Office

August 1, 2019

The City of Revere’s Substance Use Disorder Initiatives (SUDI) Office encourages residents and
businesses alike to participate in International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD); a worldwide
event to advance public awareness about the opioid epidemic. Furthermore, IOAD aims to
reduce stigma associated with drug-related fatalities, as well as promote evidence-based drug
policies that save lives and increase public safety. To learn more about International Overdose
Awareness Day visit https://www.overdoseday.com

In recognition of IOAD, the SUDI Office will be collecting 4x7 photographs of individuals
whose lives were cut short due to an overdose. These photos will be displayed in SUDI’s
windows throughout the month of August, followed by a brief memorial that will take place on
Wednesday, August 28th at 5 PM. In addition to attending the event, SUDI asks community
members and business owners to demonstrate support for the families and friends who’ve lost
loved ones by displaying purple ribbons on front doors, mailboxes, car antennas, etc.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Photo Submission
- 4x7 photos submitted in a sealed envelope:
• Mail to 437 Revere St., Revere, MA 02151
• In-person at the SUDI Office
• SUDI mail-slot located in City Hall (Water Dept./Basement Level)
- SUDI will accept photos by email if extenuating circumstances prevent submission

Purple Ribbon
- SUDI will provide purple ribbon upon request. Please contact Jennifer Duggan at (781)
629-4158 or send an email to sudi@revere.org to inquire

Personal Stories
- The SUDI Office invites family members interested in sharing a personal story about their
loved one at the 08/28 event. Please contact CarrieAnn Salemme @ (617) 922-6069 or email
sudi@revere.org for further details

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