Overdose Awareness Day

Local communities in Yakima and around the world come together to remember those who have died or suffered permanent injury due to drug overdose.

Observed on the 31st of August every year, International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) seeks to create a better understanding of overdose, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths, and create change that reduces the harms associated with drug use.

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Different community partners and individuals from around central Washington come together to share resources, tell their stories, and to remember those whose lives have been lost.

Click the donate button below to donate in tribute to someone in your life who has suffered from overdose. Make your donation re-occurring and become a partner with Triumph to help end overdose in our community.

2021 U.S. Overdose


Overdoes Deaths

Opioid related deaths

Percent increase since 2021

Triumph’s OAD Event

Triumph looks forward to its 7th annual Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st, 2023. Stay tuned for event details.

In 2022, over 15 community partners came together to share their resources and the excellent work they do and event attendance neared 150. We came together to remember those who have died or suffered permanent injury due to drug overdose, as well as to celebrate stories of success and triumph. Highlights from the program included talks from Dr. Gillian Zuckerman of Central Health of Central Washington and Dr. Kelly Olson of Millennium Health. Touching family stories were shared by Janni Stelzer, Megan Tweedy, Stephanie Vandersluis, Mark Mulford, and Eric Johson with a beautiful innovation by Reverend Dr. Bill Starr.

Want to participate?

We welcome any and all from the community to come and participate. Whether you are a community partner, community leader, or just a prospective attendee, we’d love to see you. Community partners can set up an informational table or speak at the event to share resources with event attendees. Thank you!

Email: outreach@triumphtx.org