Modified: March 4, 2021 11:48am
BLACK BALLOON DAY EVENT ON MARCH 6 TO REMEMBER LIVES LOST TO THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC
ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force and its Families and Consumer Support & Advocacy group is coordinating activities for National Black Balloon Day on Saturday, March 6. The event began in 2016 in Peabody, Massachusetts, and Erie County has participated each year.
Erie County’s Black Balloon Day event will begin at 4 p.m. via WebEx. Individuals who would like to participate are asked to pick up balloons from one of the following sites between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 6.
Edward A Rath Building
Sparks of Hope Recovery Center
It Takes A Community (ITAC)
Save the Michaels Buffalo Office
Save the Michaels Lockport Office
In His Name Outreach (INHO)
Spirit of Truth Urban Ministry
WNY Mobile OPS
Participants can display these balloons in front of their homes and businesses to honor and remember the lives of loved ones lost to the opioid epidemic. Instructions on how to sign in to the virtual event will be included with the balloons. Parents, family members and friends who have faced the loss of a loved one who struggled with substance use are welcomed at this safe and supportive event.
Media: Contact Kara Kane, Public Information Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.