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National Fentanyl Poisoning and Substance Overdose Awareness and Prevention Day

August 20 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The family of Travis James Gustavson, Kara Richardson Correctional Officer with BEC Sheriff Office Forensic Specialist, Next Step Recovery, and the recovery services in our community invite you to join them for

National Fentanyl Poisoning and Substance Overdose Remembrance Day.

National Fentanyl Prevention and Awareness Day is established in remembrance of the loved ones who lost their lives due to illicit fentanyl poisoning and to acknowledge the devastation this drug has brought to hundreds of thousands of affected family members and friends.

This coordinated day of response is for fentanyl awareness organizations and affected families to come together sharing their lived experiences as part of a whole group warning and informing our youth, the public and the unsuspecting.

Please bring photo memorials of loved ones lost to be displayed.

Speakers include:

  • Jeremy Drucker
  • Chad Ruch
  • Kara Richardson
  • and others

Visit our informational tables to learn about the different organizations in our communities who are here to help you to learn about Fentanyl Poisoning, substance overdoses, Narcan availability, substance misuse, disorder awareness, education, prevention, treatment, and recovery.

Everyone is welcome! Bring your lawn chairs and join us for an afternoon in the park.

Our mission is to raise awareness of the drug epidemic in our country, to let individuals and families know that there is help available and where to find it.

Visit the One Bright Star Memorial.

The Pelican Food Truck will be available.


August 20
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Ray Erlandson Park
101 N Belmont Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
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