The mission of The FED UP! Coalition is to create one voice calling for an end to the epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths attributed to opioids (including heroin) and other prescription drugs.
The FED UP! Coalition is working to find ways to:
- Prevent our children, friends, and loved ones from becoming addicted to opioids
- Ensure that people suffering from opioid addiction have access to affordable, evidence-based treatment
- Support and enable recovery
- Eliminate opioid overdose deaths.
This is the 4th Annual Fed Up! International Overdose Awareness Day event. This event is in remembrance of those we have lost and a call for Federal Action to this issue. The overdose deaths are expected to increase this year as they have every year. We need to remember those who have lost their lives to this horrible epidemic and give their families a way to honor each person.
- Date: Friday August 30th
- Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
- Location: Jefferson Square Park, Downtown Louisville, Kentucky (corner of 6th and Jefferson)
Speakers for the event: Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, Metro Council President David James
Special Guests planning to attend:
Int. Overdose Awerness FedUP! Stopp Now Kentucky Harm Reduction YPR Young People in Recovery Walking for Wellness Kentucky One Health Our Lady Of Peace SAFY Louisville Foster Parent Recruiter Recovery Works The Brook Hospital The Healing Place Centerstone Volunteers of America Behavioral Health Services S.O.U.L Clinic of Kentuckiana Jtown Police Department Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness Louisville Metro Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods Louisville Metro Public Health Department One Love Louisville Overdose and Substance Abuse Prevention Solutions: Your Guide to KY Mental Health Services The Morton Center (KYRRC) Kentucky Recovery Resource Center Department of Community Services Bridges of Hope, Neighborhood Place The Addicts Mom