When: Nov. 10-16, noon to 8 p.m. daily
Where: 1714 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL
Imagine 22,000 deaths. That's how many people lost their lives to opioid overdose in one year. Each was someone's child, sibling, parent, friend.
We know this is happening. We read about it, we know someone who is personally affected by this epidemic, and yet 22,000 people still die each year from prescription drug overdoses. It's time, now, to take action. It's time to stop these everyday killers.
The National Safety Council is providing an opportunity for everyone to see – up close and in person – the toll this crisis has taken. NSC is hosting a memorial to recognize those who fell victim to opioid addiction and to give visitors a sense of urgency to take action in their own lives and help stop opioid overdose. Yes, there are things each one of us can do to curb this killer, including returning unused pills and talking to our doctors and pharmacists about alternatives to opioids.
Visitors to the memorial will experience an immersive and powerful representation of this growing epidemic. We encourage you to come and see, feel and experience the depth of this crisis and learn what you can do.