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High On Life to host heroin awareness event

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 11:39 a.m. CDT

LA GRANGE PARK – On Friday, High On Life, a local group committed to warning teens against heroin use, will host a kickoff event for the 2014 Overdose Awareness Week for Stop Overdose IL.

The event will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Memorial Park Bandshell, 1 E. Woodlawn Ave. The night will feature two bands, beginning with Far-Sighted and followed by Midnight at 6 p.m.

Along with the music, there will be advocacy groups available with information for guests. Groups at the event will include Narcotics Anonymous, Serenity Family Outreach, H.E.R.O., AwareRx, Wake The Nation and Foundation for a Drug-Free World.

Both the Community Park District of La Grange Park and the Brookfield-La Grange Park Lions Club assisted with making this event possible for the High On Life organization.

A rain date location is set to be at the Village Church of La Grange Park, 1150 Meadowcrest Road.

High on Life was started as a concert series by La Grange Park parent April Marin after her son died of a heroin overdose in October 2013. Marin hosted the first concert Jan. 24 – her son’s birthday – to provide area teens a safe and drug-free place to hang out and express themselves.

For information, visit www.ODAwarenessDayIL.org.

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