International Overdose Awareness Day event to be held at Riverfront Park

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — An event to honor loved ones who had been affected by substance abuse will be held at Riverfront Park in North Charleston on Wednesday. This marks the  first annual International Overdose Awareness Da.

The event is set to include singing, lighting of candles, and the planting of a live oak in honor of lost loved ones. It is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31.

Terry Brown, a member of the Board of Directors for Charleston Center will speak at the event, hosted by GRASP. GRASP, which stands for “Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing,” is a foundation aimed at providing sources to help families or individuals who have had a loved one die as a result of substance abuse or addiction.

Location: Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Ave., North Charleston

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