Light of Hope event tonight at Bellamy Harbor Park

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The Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. will hold its annual Light of Hope Event from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight at Bellamy Harbor Park, recognizing Overdose Awareness Day and celebrating recovery by supporting families who have loved ones who have struggled with recovery or who lost their struggle with addiction, mental health or suicide.

The Light of Hope event acknowledges the profound grief felt by families and friends whose loved ones have died or suffered permanent injury from a drug overdose. CFLR wants to spread the message about the tragedy of drug overdose death and that drug overdose is preventable. In Oneida County alone, there were 39 fatal overdoses in 2021, so far, organizers say.

Luminaries will be available for purchase 1 for $5 or 3 for $10 and will be lit, lining the harbor in honor of a loved one who has struggled with recovery or who lost their struggle with addiction, mental health or suicide. All proceeds will benefit the area charity Erin’s Light.

Along with supporting individuals and families struggling with addiction, mental health and behavioral issues, CFLR’s goal is to inspire hope, provide help, promote wellness and transform lives. To learn more, visit www.whenthereshelpthereshope.com or call 315-733-1709.

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