The BANGOR AREA RECOVERY NETWORK (BARN) invites you to take the CIRCLE OF CARING CHALLENGE #caringcircle in memory of Will Symonds to show our collective unity and purpose in supporting all people impacted by opioid use disorders in the greater Bangor region. We hope to encircle those suffering from opioid use disorder and their families with care, support and kindness.
Substance abuse, particularly opioid addiction, has adversely changed the landscape of our community. Heroin use is at an all-time high with deadly consequences. It has prematurely ended young lives, torn apart the fabric that holds families together, increased crimes and victimization, and brought with it unsustainable social costs in health care, mortality, and criminal justice. This truly is an epidemic that requires action. We ask that you give about 30 minutes of your time to stand with us in this cause, because together we can make a difference.
We will be hosting a candle light vigil on Friday, June 3rd at the Brewer Parks and Recreation Department’s Doyle Field at 8:30PM. During this vigil we will remember Will and take the Circle of Caring Challenge in his honor, forming a circle and commemorating the event with a photo. Together we shall stand united in purpose and spirit against this problem. Help us spread the word, bring your family and friends, and join us June 3rd at the Doyle Field.
CONTACT: Sheri Quatrale, Chair of Bangor Area Recovery Network ; 207/329.8613
EVENT: Candlelight Vigil and Circle of Caring Challenge honoring William Symonds and in support of all people impacted by opioid use disorders in our area
WHEN: Friday, June 3rd, 2016 @ 8:30PM
WHERE: Brewer’s Doyle Field, located behind the Brewer Auditorium on Wilson Street in Brewer, Maine
WHO: All community members in the greater Bangor-Brewer area who wish to remember Will and make a difference
The Circle of Caring Challenge initiative was launched on May 25, 2016 at the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce’s Early Bird Breakfast by the Community Health Leadership Board.
The Circle of Caring focuses on raising public awareness by uniting those who are ready to take action against the opioid epidemic by educating all of us about what we can do for others and their families who might be fighting, seeking treatment or in recovery from opioid use disorder, and by generating financial support for education and immediate support for those in crisis.
Donations to support #CaringCircle can be made to http://bangorchlb.org/
Donations to support the BARN can be made to http://www.bangorrecovery.org/
Click here to reach the Circle of Caring Facebook page to post your photo and challenge to others.