NORTH ADAMS -- On Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m., the Noel Field Walking Track will be one of hundreds of sites of the Seventh Annual Candlelight Vigil of Healing and Remembrance. Speakers, candle lighting, music, a circle of healing and remembrance, and the release of lanterns will highlight the event.
The vigil is held in memory of those who have lost their lives due to drug and alcohol related incidents, and those suffering from the disease of addiction. It is also a celebration of those in recovery in our area. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 28,000 annual drug-related deaths nationwide.
"The key to drug prevention is community awareness," Northern Berkshire Community Coalition Executive Director Al Bashevkin said. "The misuses of alcohol and illicit drugs are well documented, but few realize the immediate and long-lasting consequences from even a minor miscalculation with prescription drugs."
For more information about the Candlelight Vigil of Healing and Remembrance, contact event organizer Lois Daunis at nbCC: 413-663-7588, email@example.com.