Participation at public events is our primary method of creating prescription drug abuse awareness.

We offer the following event services:

  • Speaking engagements
  • Panel discussion participation
  • Roundtable discussions at schools

If you are interested in having us participate at one of your events, submit our service request form. Here are past and future events we are associated with.

Fed Up’s International Overdose Awareness Day Events @ Ellipse
Aug 31 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Announcing the FED UP! International Overdose Awareness Day Event in Washington DC

2017 marks half a decade of unifying families, organizations, and allies from across our nation who’ve stood together in alliance with the Fed Up! Coalition to end America’s opioid epidemic.

With another year of increased deaths and the change of power in our federal government, the Fed Up! Coalition is planning the following group of events in Washington D.C. on August 31, 2017, International Overdose Awareness Day:

Thursday, August 31, 2017

12:00am – Press Conference

Location:  National Press Club, Washington, DC

Register early, seating is limited.

1:00pm – Networking Luncheon

Networking luncheon with fellow advocates from across the nation and abroad

Location:  National Press Club, Washington, DC

7:00 pm – Candlelight Vigil

Join us as we remember and honor our lost loved ones at the Ellipse (behind White House) followed by a march to the White House.

Location:  White House Ellipse

8:00 pm – Opioid March to White House

International Overdose Awareness Day Event: Raleigh, NC @ Bicentennial Plaza
Aug 31 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Join us for a special day of remembrance of our loved ones lost to overdose and to learn what each of us can do to help prevent other families from experiencing a similar tragedy.  Guest speakers from different walks of life will share their perspectives and experiences, free educational materials and information will be available along with a limited number of Naloxone rescue kits for those who complete on site overdose rescue training.  Our special ‘Lost Loved Ones Remembrance’ will include a special performance by Martha Cook.

This is an opportunity for community members to help break down the stigma of overdose deaths, support those who are suffering from the loss of a loved one and to how each of us can make a difference.  Please let us know you’ll be joining us and help us promote this important event by visiting and sharing our Facebook Event:


International Overdose Awareness Day Event: Concord, CA @ Concord Community Park
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

An average of 120 Americans die each day from an overdose, which leaves thousands of families and friends devastated from a preventable loss each year.  The National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse and Support 4 Recovery are hosting their second annual IOAD event in Concord to remember those lost to overdose deaths, support the family members and friends they left behind and to share how each of us can help turn this national epidemic around.

During this remembrance and prevention event, free educational materials will be available and local prevention and support experts will be on hand for consultation.  Local dignitaries and prevention and recovery experts will share their perspectives on this national health crisis.  Contra Costa County’s EMTS and Chaplains will be thanked and recognized for the lives they save from overdose each year and for the support they provide families who have lost a loved one from overdose.

Overdose rescue training will be provided by New Leaf Recovery Foundation and Naloxone rescue kits will be available to those who complete that training.  Specially trained dogs will be on hand to offer comfort and tribute will be paid to lost loved ones during a special remembrance that will include the reading of an original poem written for the occasion by Kathy Moore, the City of San Ramon’s Poet Laureate.  Attendees are encouraged to pay tribute to their lost loved ones by bringing photos, banners, posters, etc. to share in this safe place.

This is an opportunity for community members to help break down the stigma of overdose deaths, support those who are suffering from the loss of a loved one and to learn what you can do to make a difference.