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Overdose Awareness Walk to be held Saturday

Posted by wlpo on August 21, 2013

Drug overdoses are something people don’t like to talk about and that makes it hard for people grieving the loss of a loved one who died because of their drug problem.

Lori Brown of Cherry under stands this.  She lost her son Justin Pratt to a drug overdose in 2011.  Pratt was 26 years old.  After his death Brown found a support group and it’s all lead her to organizing Saturday’s Overdose Awareness Walk.

After the first walk last year, people told Brown that it was something the area really needed.

Brown expects to have more than 300 people walking Saturday including relatives and friends of people who have died and people who have kicked their addictions.

The walk is in Ottawa.  It begins at 10 at Washington Park and heads south to Allen Park.  She expects it to take about two hours.

Learn more about the walk by listening to an interview that available at the WLPO AM and FM news page.


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