The City of Fitchburg Health Department invites the public to attend an Overdose Awareness Vigil to be held on Thursday, August 24, 2023 at the Upper Common, Main Street, Fitchburg. A variety of Resource tables will be available at 6:15 pm and the Vigil will begin at 7 pm.
This is a time for the community to join together and remember lives lost to overdose while giving hope to those struggling. The gazebo will be lit up purple in honor of those who have passed. Speakers will reflect on the impact overdose has had on their lives and music will be provided by members from Restoration Recovery Center.
Narcan training and distribution will be available throughout the evening. Luminary Bags will be available for remembrance and Purple ribbons will be distributed for citizens to wear on International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31. The Salvation Army Canteen will provide free refreshments.
Residents are asked to bring a photo of a loved one lost to overdose to be displayed at the Vigil or you may email photos to SChristensen@fitchburgma.gov. August 22 is the deadline to email a photo.