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Stefan Robert Bates Memorial & Overdose Awareness Event

Posted May 29th, 2018 by Robin Higginbotham  Category: Community Interest

 

MONTPELIER, OHIO — On Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.., FI Community Housing, Inc. and No More Heroin will present the “Stefan Robert Bates Memorial & Overdose Awareness Event” at the Williams County Fairgrounds in Montpelier, Ohio. This day-long family-friendly event will feature a line-up of national music artists and nationally-known recovery speakers. Multiple recovery entities will also be in attendance at the event, providing direction, guidance and resources to help those reaching out for help.

The Stefan Robert Bates Memorial Fund was started by Vera Bates in honor of her son who lost his battle with addiction on Mother’s Day in 2017. The mission of this event is to spread awareness and provide education on the disease of addiction and prevent overdose deaths, as a result of the heroin epidemic. Proceeds will benefit the Stefan Robert Bates Memorial Fund and will be used to assist with travel expenses to treatment and to provide sober living scholarships for those individuals reaching out for help, while guiding and directing them on their recovery journey.

Opioids, prescription and illicit, are the main cause of overdose deaths. According to the Center for Disease Control opioid overdoses were responsible for 42,249 deaths in 2016. Ohio is ranked 2nd with the highest rate of deaths due to overdose with 39.1 deaths per 100,000. Additionally, significant increases were seen in both Indiana and Michigan. Over 23 million Americans are believed to be suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. This event will educate and bring awareness to the heroin epidemic, offer guidance and resources for those seeking recovery and hopefully take the stigma out of addiction so that more lives are not needlessly lost.

Admission is free. Food will be available during the event and also include raffles, merchandise and bake sale with a memoriam lantern release at the conclusion. Camping available on-site at the fairgrounds. All proceeds will benefit the Stefan Robert Bates Memorial Fund.

www.ficommunityhousing.org
www.nomoreheroin.org
https://www.facebook.com/Stefan-Robert-Bates-Memorial-And-Overdose-Awareness-Event-161825781199445/

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