Candlelight Vigil to Remember Bloomington Residents who Lost Their Lives to Addiction

October 27 event will coincide with vigils held nationwide, bringing together communities and raising awareness of the destructive nature of drug abuse

Centerstone’s Recovery Engagement Center is hosting the 2nd Annual Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education (NOPE) Candlelight Vigil. The special event is part of a national initiative to remember those who have lost their lives to addiction and raise awareness of the impact of drug abuse on communities.

Attendees will observe a moment of silence and light candles in remembrance of Bloomington teenagers and adults who died of drug poisoning and view individual memorials. State Representative Matt Pierce and Monroe County Circuit Court Judge, the Honorable Mary Ellen Diekhoff, will be on hand to discuss what is being done on the state and federal levels to combat addiction.

In 2009, the American Medical Association reported that drug-induced deaths in the United States from both illegal and legal drugs surpassed deaths caused by firearms, infections, motor vehicle accidents and suicide.

Representative Matt Pierce
The Honorable Mary Ellen Diekhoff
Members of the Bloomington community, law enforcement officials and anti-drug advocates

Thursday, October 27, 2011
6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Fairview United Methodist Church

600 West 6th Street
Bloomington, IN

For more information or to reserve a luminary for your loved one, please contact Alyson Winter at (812) 337-2424 or alyson.winter@centerstone.org.

About Centerstone

Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, has provided a wide range of mental health and addiction services to Indiana residents for more than 50 years. Through more than 60 facilities in 17 Indiana counties, Centerstone serves more than 24,000 children, adolescents, adults and seniors each year. The organization also operates the Foster Care Select program in 24 counties. It is accredited by CARF International. For more information about Centerstone, please call 800-344-8802.