MATT stands for Managing Addiction Through Teamwork. The Overdose Awareness Walk is our big fundraiser of the year and we invited many of the local agencies and foundations that work hard to help manage problems caused by addiction. Come walk with us to remember those who have lost their lives to overdose and support those with lives affected by substance use.
Rallying together encourages people to feel more connected. Addiction is a health issue, NOT a moral issue. Stigma won’t obstruct progress once we show there is no shame in an individual’s struggle against substance use disorders. We fight to end the stigma in hopes of ending the losses.
The County of Dutchess Department of Behavioral Health will be supplying Naloxone (Narcan) to those who need it.
The walk is on August, 25th from 9AM to 12PM. Registration starts at 8:30AM.
Marcus Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive
William Eckert, County of Dutchess Dept of Behavioral & Community Health
Laila Cohen-Tyner – Speaking about Medicated Assisted Recovery
Vivian Lanzarone, creator of “Not My Child” Reading Names submitted of those lost to Addiction
Matthew’s Mom, Patricia Herring Closing Speaker at end of Walk
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601