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Gone but not Forgotten

Hi folks... August is almost here. We are working hard to make our first ever Overdose Awareness Walk a success in the Quad-Cities. Wanted to let you know the shirts are in and ready to order. We have Adult sizes S-M-Lg. and X-Lg. available. We were not able to order kids sizes this year. They were not available from the printer. However, please bring the kiddies. We welcome them to our walk. I will work on having kids sizes for next year. I also want to add that these shirt sizes run big so no worries getting one that fits! The cost for each shirt will be 8.00 dollars.

Good Samaritan 911 Campaign

The Broken No More Campaign is raising Awareness about California's 911 Good Samaritan Law. We need a similar law in Iowa. A brief description of the law can be found at the link below.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/don-t-run-and-let-a-friend-die-call-911

Opiate Drug overdose requires better response

In light of recent deaths, we need to face the alarming growth of prescription drug and heroin use in our communities.

Opiate addiction has reached epidemic proportions and is now considered a public health crisis. Nationwide, more people die from drug overdoses than motor vehicle crashes.

I lost my son Andy to this disease May 25th, 2011. He was 33 years old. He left two young boys behind, who we have adopted. Addiction is a disease that affects the whole family. And unlike other chronic diseases, it is shrouded in shame and silence.

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