Stand Together to Remember Candlelight Service

On August 31st, 2017, the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council of Orange County, in conjunction with Friends of Recovery Orange is hosting a Stand Together to Remember Candlelight service in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day at Village Square in Goshen at 7pm.

Thousands of people worldwide will stand alongside the friends and families of fatal overdose victims to reflect on those who have been lost. The event is organized on the understanding that no one need feel shame or disgrace over a drug overdose.

Jim Conklin, Executive Director of ADAC and Betsy Dunlevy and Ashley Villodas, Co-Chairs of FOR Orange will be leading this local event, where family and friends who have lost loved ones to overdose can participate in lighting a candle in remembrance and a simultaneous sky lantern release. Participants are encouraged to bring a photo or token of their loved one to be placed by their candle and wear silver to show your support.