The Livingston County Suicide Prevention Task Force, Genesee Valley Health Partnership, and CASA-Trinity, Inc. are hosting a candlelight vigil to coincide with two global events – International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, 2021 and World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, 2021.
This free, in-person evening of remembrance and hope is open to the public and will honor loved ones lost to suicide and overdose. The event will also be streamed live on the Livingston County Suicide Prevention Task Force Facebook page for those who would like to attend virtually. There will be guest speakers, testimonials, and the lighting of candles as a symbol of hope and reflection at the vigil.
The event is Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. and the address is Al Lorenz Park, Pavilion 4, Al Lorenz Drive, Mount Morris, NY 14510.
The event hosts are also asking residents to turn on their porch lights at 7:30PM on September 9th in remembrance of those lost.
Lynne Mignemi, Director of the Livingston County Probation Department and Chairperson of the Suicide Prevention Task Force, said, “The Livingston County Suicide Prevention Task Force, CASA-Trinity, and the Genesee Valley Health Partnership look forward to hosting the 7th Annual Suicide and Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil on September 9, 2021 at Al Lorenz Park for the families, friends and loved ones of those lost to suicide and overdose death. The candlelight vigil has become an event where the community can come together with hope and shared stories that honor our loved ones. We are excited to share our new event location with the community. Over the last few years, Al Lorenz Park has undergone an extraordinary face lift. The park offers an intimate, nature focused setting that is perfect for this moving event. All are welcome, from our Livingston County community and surrounding counties.”
To learn more about CASA-Trinity, Inc., please click here or call 585-991-5012. Please click here for more information on the Genesee Valley Health Partnership and the Livingston County Suicide Task Force.
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