ATLANTIC GENERAL HOSPITAL PARTNERS WITH WORCESTER GOES PURPLE TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR OPIOID ADDICTION

ATLANTIC GENERAL HOSPITAL PARTNERS WITH WORCESTER GOES PURPLE TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR OPIOID ADDICTION

Berlin, Md. Atlantic General Hospital has announced its AGH Goes Purple kickoff event on Friday, August 30, 2019, in collaboration with Worcester Goes Purple (WGP) and community partners.

The community education and resource event in observance of Opioid Awareness Day, will promote opioid awareness by providing information on recovery and peer support, integrative therapies, Naloxone training, and other resources for addiction treatment.

Worcester Goes Purple has secured grant funding from the Worcester County Arts Council for the installation of an art-rock river. Rocks will be available during the event to be painted and placed in the River of Care and River of Hope in honor of those who have died from an overdose or are struggling with addiction.

For more information, contact Donna Nordstrom, Atlantic General Hospital Director of Community Health, at 410-629-6820 or dnordstrom@atlanticgeneral.org.

The Details:

AGH Goes Purple Kickoff
Atlantic General Hospital Main Lobby
Friday, August 30, 2019
10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Free to the community!
 

Caption: River rocks of hope painted by members of the community to be placed the River of Care and the River of Hope.

About Worcester Goes Purple

Worcester Goes Purple is an opioid addiction awareness and prevention campaign taking place in September 2019 across Worcester County. The campaign’s mission is to start the conversation within the community about drug education and prevention, the signs and symptoms of addiction, and where community resources can be found for assistance. ‘Going Purple’ is currently looking for volunteers or business partners to join the movement. You can show support by wearing purple, displaying purple in your yard or home, putting a purple lightbulb in your business storefront, creating a purple product for your business, or more. For more information about participation in this campaign, please contact WGP Event Coordinator, Debbie Smullen at 410-870-5161 or at dasmullen@worcesterk12.org.