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Pitt County International Overdose Awareness Day
International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD)

IOAD is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death.  It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

This is the 1st Annual Pitt County International Overdose Awareness Day.  Our mission is to provide education and resources and fundraise for local outreach and recovery programs.

Pitt County IOAD is a non-profit event that is free and open to the public.  All sponsors will receive a written acknowledgment of the donation or gifts in kind.  Donations and gifts will be used to supplement the promotion, outreach and fullfillment of the event.  Additionally, funds will be distributed through an awards program to addiction outreach organizations in Pitt County by December 31, 2017.


Elizabeth Thomas---Welcome

Captain Robin Abbott-- Opening Prayer

Josh Stein--North Carolina Attorney General
Dr. Greg Murphy--NC House District 9

Life In Recovery-- David Fulcher

Elaine Wainright-- Special Remarks

​Dawn Wainwright-- Closing

Woodland Vegetation Management, Inc.
Tandi Wilson, Chirsty's Euro Pub
Wintergreen Church
Teri Brown, Coldwell Banker
Steppin' Out Productions
​Faith Assembly Church



Rell Worthington, Ultimate Graphics & Tint
Tasha Hughes Norris, Rodan + Fields
Gail Suggs, Michael Suggs Foundation
​Walmart--Arlington Blvd
​Krispy Kreme
Piggly Wiggly--Dickinson Avenue
Food Lion--Stantonsburg Rd
Sam's--HWY 11
Walmart--Memorial Drive
Hugo Grocery
HWY 55--Farmville
HWY 55--Memorial Drive
Franklin Baking Co.
Tyson Foods
The Flower Basket
Dot Carter
Irene Chandler
​Teresa Thompson
Pauline Kennedy
**Please bring a picture to hang on the                         Memorial Living Wall**

Education Outreach Partners

Pitt County IOAD
Reach Recovery
NC Harm Reduction
Realo Discount Drugs
REAL Crisis Intervention Center
Pitt County Coalition Substance Abuse
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder of NC
Recovery Communities of NC
Students Against Destructive Decisions
ECU Collegiate Recovery Community
Lights of Hope
Alcohol and Drug Counsel of NC
Trillium Health Resources
Narcotics Anonymous
VA Medical Center
PORT Human Services
Hope Restorations
Reformers Unanimous
Integrated Family Services PLLC
Greenville Fire & Rescue
Celebrate Recovery
PC Sheriff's Office Community Impact
​PCSD Operation Medicine Drop

Special Thank You to Committee Chairs/ Volunteers

Elaine Wainright
Dawn Wainwright
Casey Huffine
Lynn Gonzalez
Heather Hobbs
Laura Canino
Carla Griffin
Lindsey Hunsberger