FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2015

 

 Contact person:  René Dickerson, Co-Founder/VP
 Company name:  Quad Cities Harm Reduction
 Telephone number: 202-560-6551
 Email address: social@odawalk.com
 Website address: odawalk.com

 

Quad Cities Harm Reduction Hosts Holiday Gala

 
Davenport, Iowa — Quad Cities Harm Reduction (QCHR); a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to bring awareness to the Quad Cities area and the State of Iowa, about the epidemic of accidental opiate overdoses, will host its first annual Holiday Gala on Saturday, December 11, 2015, 7pm - 10pm at the Credit Island Lodge, 2200 West River Drive, Davenport, IA. The event is open to the public. Tickets are available online and at the door.
 
Holidays are the hardest times for people who have lost a family member. QC Harm Reduction recognizes that families experience immense sadness and pain during this difficult time. Families, friends, and allies in our network understand that we need to find time to heal, to smile, to embrace each other, and to share with those with the same experiences. We gather on this wonderful day to share the pain, to intercept the sad memories, and try to replace this time of year, every year, with fun memories, with family and new friends and something to look forward to and to smile about. We start the path to change our personal pain into power with a powerful Pain2Power workshop, facilitated by Iowa State House Assistant Minority Leader Ako Abdul-Samad, as we address our own personal strength in continuing on with a stronger perspective on how the pain does get better with time and the memories more precious as time goes on. We'll dress our best, have a wonderful holiday meal, great music, a centerpiece silent auction, amazing friends and guests, and gifts for all of the special moms that we embrace.

Please join us on the journey from Pain2Power during this holiday season. Sponsors for the event are FromPain2Power, Bernie 2016, Bell Animal Hospital, and Clean Sweep QCA, LLC. Tickets can be purchased here.
 
Holiday Gala flier
 
 
“When confronting the problem of substance abuse, it makes sense to focus attention on the most dangerous types of drugs. And right now, few substances are more lethal than prescription opiates and heroin. It’s clear that opiate addiction is an urgent — and growing — public health crisis. And that’s why Justice Department officials, including the Drug Enforcement Administration, and other key federal, state, and local leaders, are fighting back aggressively.” U.S. Attorney General  Eric Holder - 3/10/14
 
 
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Upcoming Events...

  • Every 3rd Thursday
    • Quad Cities GRASP Chapter Support Group - For family members who have lost a loved one to accidental overdose. More info here.
  • December 11, 2015
    • Holiday Gala - Our 1st annual Holiday Gala in support of families who have lost loved ones to accidental opiate overdose.
  • January 2016
    • Iowa Naloxone Day - A day of action at the Iowa State Capitol in support of the opiate overdose antidote drug, Naloxone.
  • August 2016
    • 2016 Quad Cities Overdose Awareness Walk - Our main event to bring awareness to the community at large about the accidental overdose epidemic in the QCA, the State of Iowa, and the entire country. More info to come on this important event.
 
 
 
 
 
a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
 
All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.