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Overdose Awareness Day

Local communities in Yakima and around the world are coming 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.

How You Can Get Involved

Participate in the event, donate, or just come and listen!

Different community partners from around central Washington come together to share resources and information with the community. Those with lived experience share their stories, and we all come together to remember those whose lives have been lost. Click here for more information about partnering with us to become an Event Sponsor or making a donation to support Triumph.

2021 U.S. Overdose

Statistics

Overdoes Deaths

Opioid related deaths

Increase since 2021

Triumph’s OAD Event

Triumph will be hosting its 6th annual Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st. The event will be located at Sarg Hubbard Park, 111 S 18t St, Yakima, WA 98901 from 3:30PM to 6:30PM.

By holding an event this year, we are joining ourselves to a global movement for understanding, compassion, and change. By coming together to remember them, we stand together to say that more needs to be done to end overdose in our community. Please join us and listen to those with personal experience, get information and resources from many different community partners, and witness tribute to those we have lost. Triumph’s symbol this year to remember those lost will be pinwheels.

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. Please click on and fill out the Contact Form below so we know who’s interested or would like more information. Thank you!

Contact Form

Email: outreach@triumphtx.org