17 Groups Unite for Anti-drug Vigil in Schaumburg

Submission Date: August 30, 2012
Attributing Author: Jamie Sotonoff
Source: Daily Herald

They’ve each held small events around the suburbs for the past few years, but tonight, 17 suburban groups will unite for a candlelight vigil in Schaumburg to memorialize those who have died of drug overdoses and to advocate for lifesaving solutions.

The vigil, which begins at 6:30 p.m. in the front rotunda at Roosevelt University, marks the first large observance in Illinois of International Overdose Awareness Day. Hundreds of people are expected to attend, some from as far away as Peoria, and anyone who has lost a loved one to an overdose is welcome to come and bring a photo of that person.

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