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Annual walk to remember overdose victims planned for Baker Lake

Posted by wlpo on August 10, 2014

In a couple of weeks you’ll see a crowd of people in matching shirts holding balloons and ribbons as they take a lap around Peru’s Baker Lake. It will be a public way of starting an often times uncomfortable conversation about drug addiction and death.

The Third Annual Overdose Awareness Walk is the work of Lori Brown. Brown’s son Justin Pratt died from a heroin overdose five years ago. Brown and a friend started the walk so other people could find support while they grieve.  Approximately 400 people participated in the walk last year.

The walk is at 10am Saturday, August 23 at Baker Lake in Peru. If you’re interested in walking or remembering someone, T-shirts are on sale and photos are being accepted for a memory board. Your loved one’s name will also be included in a memory list.

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

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